From hundreds of miles away, a man sits at his monitor watching an unsuspecting woman use her computer, undress and go to sleep. She has no idea she’s being watched. The remote attacker has installed software to control her webcam. What’s worse, he’s recording all of her actions and posting those videos on YouTube or trading the videos with other voyeurs online.
From hundreds of miles away, a man sits at his monitor watching an unsuspecting woman use her computer, undress and go to sleep. She has no idea she’s being watched. The remote attacker has installed software to control her webcam. What’s worse, he’s recording all of her actions and posting those videos on YouTube or trading the videos with other voyeurs online.Read More »from “Ratters” – They Watch Through Your Webcam
Over 76 million Xbox 360 gaming consoles have been sold since it debuted back in 2005. While the system underwent a redesign in 2011, in the gaming world, that’s eons ago. So this year, everyone expects a new Xbox, and the rumors are flying as to what new features might be added and when it might be unveiled.Read More »from The Next Xbox
A new service called Outbox promises to come to your house, collect your physical mail, and scan it so you can read it online via computer, iPad or smartphone. Clever, but worth paying for?Read More »from Would You Pay to Kiss Postal Mail Goodbye?
- Netanyahu skips Mandela memorial. Israelis say 'are you kidding?'
Apparently, no one told him that Mr. Netanyahu couldn't make it after all. While the Israeli leader's absence may have gone relatively unnoticed in South Africa, it has caused consternation in Israel. Detractors argue that missing the memorial of a man who championed freedom and brought down apartheid gives fresh fodder to critics who say Israel, too, has constructed an apartheid system and is insincere about reconciling with Palestinians after decades of conflict. "The anti-Israel lobby could not have wished for a better Christmas present," wrote Times of Israel blogger Neil Lazarus, author of "The 5 Rules of Effective Israel Advocacy."
- Six people rescued from Nevada cold kept warm by heating stones
By Riley Snyder RENO, Nevada (Reuters) - A couple and four young children missing in frigid weather since they went on an outing to play in the snow on Sunday were found alive in a remote mountain range in Nevada on Tuesday huddled in their overturned vehicle, a sheriff's dispatch supervisor said. The couple had taken their two children and the woman's niece and nephew, who range in age from 3 to 10, to an abandoned mining camp in the Seven Troughs range of northwestern Nevada, Pershing County dispatch supervisor Sheila Reitz said. The six were found in good condition and were treated for exposure and dehydration at the Pershing General Hospital in Lovelock, Nevada, said Patty Bianchi, chief executive officer of the facility. "They did a lot of things right by staying with the vehicle, and they did have food and water available with them, and as soon as the vehicle suffered this slow rollover accident, the father jumped into action," Dr. Douglas Vacek added.
- For South Africans, Mandela movie offers chance to say goodbye
By David Dolan JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans have flocked to see "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" since the death of the anti-apartheid hero at 95 last week, seizing what they see as a chance to reflect on his life. The 150-minute biopic starring British actor Idris Elba as Mandela opened in South Africa just days before the nation's first black president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate died at his Johannesburg home on Thursday. South Africa's main cinema chain suspended screening the day after Mandela's death, but has since put on additional showings to meet increased demand as the country girds for memorial ceremonies, with nearly 90 world leaders attending, that will fete Mandela as one of history's great peacemakers.
- Obama shakes hands with Castro. Should he have snubbed Cuban leader?
We, too, must act on behalf of peace,” said Mr. Obama. But it was Obama’s own action that produced a flurry of quick news reports back in the US on Mr. Mandela’s memorial service. As he made his way down a line of world leaders gathered to honor the great anti-apartheid leader, Obama shook hands with Cuba’s Raúl Castro. Some noted that the taller Obama even seemed to bow to the shorter Raúl Castro.
- 'Jupiter Ascending' Trailer: The Wachowskis Put Channing Tatum in Eyeliner
For their follow up to the convoluted Cloud Atlas, the Wachowski siblings have once again done something bold: they've made Channing Tatum look sort of ugly. In the first trailer for their Jupiter Ascending—which, frankly, doesn't look any less confusing than their previous work—the hero played by Tatum appears with a yellowish goatee and heavy eyeliner. Sean Bean is also in this, but probably not for the length of the entire movie. (Sorry, Sean.) Eddie Redmayne wears some sort of fancy collar thing. The plot has something to do with his involvement with Mila Kunis, who is important in some way or another, aside from the fact that she's Mila Kunis and looks great here. Seriously though, her character's name is Jupiter and though she has a lowly job scrubbing toilets "her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos." Tatum plays Caine, a "genetically engineered ex-military hunter."
- An Analysis: Is Michelle Obama Really Throwing Shade at Denmark's 'Gucci' Helle?
At the memorial service for Nelson Mandela today, Michelle Obama was photographed looking not amused with her husband and his friendly relationship with the blonde prime minister from Denmark, so much so that she may have switched seats with him. A lot of that is us reading and creating some magic presidential fan-fic, and part of it stems from people finding something fun from the very serious event. Let's be clear right now and say the faces Michelle Obama makes — and whether they're directed at fair-haired PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt — was not the most important thing to happen at the Mandela service today (for more on that click here). But it was kinda fun. That said, here's our completely unscientific analysis and explainer on Gucci-Gate: While her gender may not have been hugely significant in the campaign, her stylish appearance and taste for designer clothes have come under fire as being inappropriate for the leader of a traditional workers' party, earning her the nickname Gucci Helle.
- Feral cats away in a meow-nger
A group of feral cats has taken over a nativity scene in Brooklyn, and not for the first time.
- Yelling, threatening parents harm teens' mental health
By Allison Bond NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Threatening or screaming at teenagers may put them at higher risk for depression and disruptive behaviors such as rule-breaking, a new study suggests. "The take home point is that the verbal behaviors matter," Annette Mahoney, who worked on the study, said. She's a professor of psychology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. "It can be easy to overlook that, but our study shows that the verbal hostility is really relevant, particularly for mothers who scream and hit, and for fathers who do either one," Mahoney told Reuters Health.