Everyday people are transforming the way police officers behave thanks to the power of camera-enabled smartphones. Now, the advocacy group Transparency Toolkit wants to transform the way the national security state behaves using other common tech tools: Google and LinkedIn.
Two legal activist groups have lost their appeal in a public records lawsuit filed against the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department regarding license plate reader (LPR) data.
Nintendo has announced its financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, revealing that - for the first time in four years - it has positive annual profits. Nintendo reported a 41.8 billion yen ($350 million) profit for the fiscal year ending March 31.
The company also said that global sales of Nintendo 3DS systems (2DS, 3DS, etc.) reached 8.73 million units during the fiscal year. Nintendo's 3DS game Pokémon Alpha Sapphire sold 9.94 million units during the period, while Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS reached 6.8 million units sold.
A proposed back-door listing of Mega, the privacy service founded by Kim Dotcom, has failed.
Listed shell TRS, which was to acquire Mega in order to list it on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, informed the market on Wednesday that it would be unable to secure shareholder approval for the deal before a May 29 cut-off date. "It has become evident that this condition will not be satisfied within this time frame," TRS said in a notice to the NZX.
If there was a common thread to Vint Cerf's wide-ranging remarks at the National Press Club on May 4, it was that pretty much everyone involved in the Internet needs to get better at security.
But Cerf, who is frequently called the "Father of the Internet" and who invented the TCP/IP network protocol, said the world needs to move faster to version 6 of that protocol. Furthermore, he said that governments in general and the U.S. government in particular have to change their thinking about the Internet.