Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee are in the middle of proposing a new cybertheft law that would target hackers based in other countries, according to Reuters.
The bill, which doesn't yet have a name, is to be introduced on Thursday by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc). These lawmakers have said that the intent of the law will be to go after hackers from "offending nations" and deliver "real consequences and punishments."
Of those countries said to be cyber spying on the U.… Read more
"We were more behaved than kids should be."
These deeply felt words were offered to CNN by just one of the 101 students asked to leave an Air Tran flight bound for Atlanta from New York on Monday.
Some might feel that kids on planes should just sit like the rest of the adult cattle in a soporific stupor. However, this incident provoked feelings that are anything but sleepy.
Please imagine, too, the bemused thoughts of those few left behind after 101 students (and 8 chaperones) from New York's Yeshiva of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School were … Read more
I've never thought you could completely trust all cats.
Some are far too knowing, far too cynically affectionate not to be attracted to organized crime.
I could never find the proof until this year. Now, that proof is redoubling.
You might remember that, in January, Brazilian police accused a cat of brazenly crossing a prison yard with a cell phone, accessories, and a saw strapped to it.
Now, another feline felon has been caught. This time, in Northern Russia.… Read more
Please imagine you were to spend Saturday enjoying a little reading on the beach and then, perhaps, a couple of drinks.
Please imagine you decided to waft down to Northern California's Half Moon Bay and wandered into an establishment called Sam's Chowder House.
You may or may not have been with someone you shouldn't have been escorting. Still, you hoped for a little privacy, a little quiet time to contemplate life's ideas and people (small and large), while staring out at the ocean.
You may not have noticed the little yellow signs on the door of … Read more
When a product becomes a brand, it brings with it emotional values that seep into your pores and make you feel good all over.
This is something Jamen Shively hopes to do for a product that has something of a start -- in that it already seeps into your pores and makes you feel good all over.
Or so I am told.
Shively, once upon a time, was a corporate strategy manager for Microsoft. Now the 45-year-old wants to create the nation's first brand of marijuana.
When there's a long weekend, the police sometimes create longer lines of traffic by setting up random checkpoints to test whether you have enjoyed yourself to the point of irresponsibility.
It's a tradition not unlike grilling and insulting a relative.
Increasingly, however, social media has allowed real human beings to contact other real human beings in order to avoid being randomly stopped and having their breath searched.
Sennett Devermont has turned checkpoint alerts into what he believes is a public service.
Devermont, a co-founder of the dating site site DateUp (later sold to IAC) and various other ventures, … Read more
We like to give advice to the less perfect here, principally because the perfect tend not to feel they need advice.
When it comes to those who rob, pilfer, or otherwise break the law, we tend to suggest that they don't taunt the police. Another suggestion is to turn off your phone.
This latter suggestion might have been useful for two men who stand accused of taking things that weren't theirs from a car.
Police in Fresno, Calif., say that a 911 operator received a call. No one was on the other end.
Thin is the line between the brave and the foolhardy.
Thinner is the brain that thinks it's brave to taunt the police on Facebook.
Perhaps it comes from watching too many movies or too few, but those who are wanted by the police sometimes turn to Facebook to offer a "na, na, na-na, na."
A couple of years ago, a man in Utica, N.Y., allegedly tried to dare the police to catch him, with troubling results (for him).
The world learns as slowly as it turns. For today I have news that an English teen, wanted … Read more