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Anduril expands to Seattle for defense tech

Irvine, Calif.-based Anduril Industries says it’s opening a new office in Seattle and will be hiring engineers to work on defense technologies. “We are building bigger and better systems for our military as quickly as we can,” Palmer Luckey, the … Continue reading

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Echodyne raises $20M for next-gen radar systems

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and other investors have contributed to a fresh $20 million funding round for Kirkland, Wash.-based Echodyne, a company that makes use of exotic metamaterials to build high-performance radar technology for government and commercial markets. In today’s announcement, Echodyne … Continue reading

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Amazon patents drone surveillance as a service

Amazon has patented a system for providing home security surveillance as a service, but the real innovation has to do with avoiding surveillance of the home next door. Just don’t expect to sign up for the service, or freak out … Continue reading

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How IoT could bring hackers into your kitchen

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tens of billions of devices, ranging from coffee makers to cars to spacecraft, could someday be connected to global networks thanks to what’s known as the Internet of Things, or IoT, and cybersecurity experts say that could open … Continue reading

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Could airport drone disruption happen here?

Hundreds of flights have been canceled and tens of thousands of airline passengers have been stranded because of the buzz of unauthorized drones over London’s Gatwick Airport — demonstrating how disruptive a simple aerial strategy can be. Military forces have been called up … Continue reading

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NASA reviews security after data breach

NASA says it is reviewing its network security processes and procedures after a computer break-in exposed Social Security numbers and other personal information about the space agency’s current and past employees. The breach was discovered in October, and its full … Continue reading

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New crypto needed for quantum computing age

A new report from computer scientists estimates that it’s likely to be at least a decade before quantum computing tools become powerful enough to compromise the current system of public-key cryptography that serves as the foundation for data security and financial transactions. … Continue reading

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Battleground shifts in fight over fake news

Facebook and Twitter have been cracking down on political disinformation during the current election cycle, but there are signs that the fight against fake news has spread to new battlefields, ranging from LinkedIn to text messages. In Washington state, the Air … Continue reading

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Online-only voting? Don’t do it, experts say

Chastened by Russian interference and hacking attempts in the 2016 election, academic experts on voting technology say electronic voting machines that don’t leave a paper trail should be phased out as soon as possible. “Every effort should be made to use … Continue reading

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Security strengthened at Sea-Tac after plane theft

Security measures have been stepped up at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, including the maintenance area where a ground support worker commandeered an empty plane for an unauthorized, and ultimately fatal, flight on Friday. “You’ll see that increased presence,” Courtney Gregoire, president … Continue reading

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