The Government Is (Kinda) Classifying Less Information Than Ever

Despite the fact that the government seems more enthusiastic than ever about gathering data, its taste for making it classified seems to be waning. This year’s Information Security Oversight Office report reveals that, in 2012, the total number of "original classification" decisions fell over 40 percent. » 7/05/13 3:49am 7/05/13 3:49am

Study: The Expert Editors of Wikipedia Make it Harder to Read

Despite carrying user-generated content, Wikipedia has often been criticised for being tough to edit - even by its co-founder Jimmy Wales. But researchers have found another way in which the Web 2.0 wonder might leave people gnashing their teeth: it's much harder to read than that old favourite of doorstep salesmen,… » 12/06/12 5:08am 12/06/12 5:08am

Wikipedia Is Running Out of Editors and Admins

Wikipedia is a wonderful resource, the kind of website that makes you marvel at what the internet can achieve. But it's only as good as its contributors and, while some are extremely committed, the sad truth is that the project is running out of editors and new admins. » 7/17/12 3:45am 7/17/12 3:45am

Scientists Create Wi-Fi That Can Transmit Seven Blu-ray Movies Per…

If you think your home Wi-Fi connection is fast, think again. Scientists have been working on a new way to transmit data wirelessly, and they can now transfer a scorching 2.5 terabits of information per second. » 6/25/12 12:20pm 6/25/12 12:20pm

New Jersey Was About to Sell Confidential Data in an Auction and They…

New Jersey was prepared to auction off some old computers and laptops in a state-run auction to raise funds, a pretty common practice in our lean times. Idiotically though, the computers, which were used by the judiciary branch, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health and Senior Services, and… » 3/10/11 10:00am 3/10/11 10:00am

A Constant Barrage of Agonizing Digital Noise: Is Your Life Like This?

What better occasion than National UnFriend Day to reflect on the dump truck of digital noise poured on us daily? It's worse than phony friends. Updates! Likes! Retweets! Do you feel frazzled? This well-executed video sums it up disconcertingly well. » 11/17/10 11:20pm 11/17/10 11:20pm