News tagged with us government

DARPA to invest in iRobot's inflatable robot arm

(Phys.org) -- In military operations there are a lot of things that need to be done besides fighting, and the US government is hoping to offload as much of those things as possible to robots. To that end, ...

Aug 22, 2012 weblog
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Thousands in German anti-NSA protest

Thousands took to the streets in Berlin Saturday in protests against Internet surveillance activities by the US National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies, and the German government's perceived ...

Sep 08, 2013
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US spy revelations hurt Web trust: Facebook chief

Revelations about the US government's secret surveillance programs has had a big impact on "trust metrics" of Internet companies like Facebook, the social network chief Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday.

Sep 18, 2013
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'Anonymous' hackers attack Brazilian websites

The computer hacker group Anonymous attacked websites of Brazil's federal district Saturday as well as one belonging to a Brazilian singer to protest the forced closure of Megaupload.com.

Jan 22, 2012
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