A group of researchers has created the first community-run biology laboratory in New York City.
The lab is an effort to provide a home for amateur scientists, as well as professionals looking for a space away from academia and business.
The co-founder of Genspace says it is "crucial that this lab exists" in order to foster creativity in the sciences. The BBC's Matt Danzico visited the Brooklyn facility, which originally opened in late 2010, at a building home to a range of professionals ranging from designers to pastry chefs.
The Conservative government revealed legislation on Tuesday that would increase online surveillance of citizens, as critics and privacy experts argued the bill would unjustly infringe upon the rights of Canadians and act as a magnet for data-hungry hackers.
“This is going to be like the Fort Knox of information that the hackers and the real bad guys will want to go after. This is going to be a gold mine,” said Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian.
Online ticketing firm Ticketmaster has admitted that its subsidiary TicketWeb was the victim of a security breach last week after hackers managed to access its marketing system and email customers on multiple occasions attempting to send them to a malicious link.
Customers received up to four emails purporting to be from the firm telling them to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat (see below) but the firm warned customers to delete the emails and not to click on any links contained within them.
The web page of the Czech branch of the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) was this morning attacked by unknown hackers who damaged its operation, head of the Czech IFPI Petra Zikovska has told CTK.
Zikovska said the attack was likely to be connected with the ACTA anti-counterfeiting treaty. After the attack, the web page www.ifpi.cz had a modified form and was not fully operational, Zikovska said.
An Anonymous-related Twitter channel claimed Friday that the group had successfully taken down the CIA's public-facing website.
The CIA website reportedly remained inaccessible several hours after the attack, then appeared to be offline intermittently for the rest of the weekend, as well as on Monday, in the face of what appeared to be a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Anonymous had previously been making a habit of targeting the FBI on Fridays.