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A Bot That Can Tell When It's Really Donald Trump Who's Tweeting

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:59:00 -0400

Using machine learning to figure out when the president is writing his own tweets


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The U.S. is Facing a Choice Between the International Space Station and a New Deep Space Rocket

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:51:58 -0400

Two great tastes that are wildly pricey together.Astronauts participate in ISS maintenance in 2006.


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Is Trump Still Tweeting From His Unsecured Android Phone?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:49:06 -0400

If so, he’s extremely vulnerable to being hacked.


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NASA Didn’t Catch an Error in the International Space Station’s Data Until a Kid Pointed It Out

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:56:55 -0400

Big things happen when you pay attention in physics class.Michael Gernhardt performs a Station spacewalk around the International Space Station in 1995.


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Why Women Weren't Allowed to Be Astronauts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:36:46 -0400

Critics had plenty of reasons for wanting to disqualify women from spaceflight in its early stages—but none of them stuck.Astronaut Nicole Stott participates in the STS-128 mission's first spacewalk as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station in 2015.


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GOP Lawmaker to FBI: Stop the Leaks in Russia Probe or Lose A Key Surveillance Tool

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:53:48 -0400

After top cop confirms investigating the Trump campaign, a House member threatens to hold investigatory powers hostage.


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Russia’s Spear Phishing Tactics in the 2016 Election Are Boring Compared to its 2008 Hack of the U.S. Military

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:06:20 -0500

Their methodology was worthy of a blockbuster spy movie.Senior Airman Andrew Dawson updates a computer system at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, in 2016.


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CIA Silent as Wikileaks Claims to Publish Thousands of Agency Files

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:56:47 -0500

The group says the 8,000-plus files detail the existence and function of key hacking tools.


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The White House Declines to Substantiate Trump's Wiretapping Claims

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:00:20 -0500

A day after the Trump charges “Nixon/Watergate” level misconduct by his predecessor, the administration says that “neither the White House nor the president will comment further.”President Donald Trump walks near the White House in February.


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The Government’s Secret Wiki for Intelligence

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:37:45 -0500

Analysts reportedly tucked classified information about Russian hacking inside Intellipedia for safekeeping.


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The Invisible Fence That Keeps Drones Away From the President

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:45:37 -0500

Some drones are programmed to avoid restricted airspace—but it’s not hard to ignore the limits and fly there anyway.


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Counter-Terror Chief: Expect Terrorist Drone Swarms 'Soon'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:54:36 -0500

An upcoming competition will spotlight systems for downing enemy UAVs attacking solo or in groups.“It is conceivable that some day soon we will see someone's otherwise capable military security force penetrated, defeated or even overrun by such technologies,” Lt. Gen. Michael Nagata said.


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How Long Can Border Agents Keep Your Email Password?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:28:17 -0500

Some data gathered from travelers going through customs can stay in a Homeland Security database for 75 years.


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How Trump’s Immigrant Dragnet Might Catch Your Personal Data, Too

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:25:37 -0500

A DHS rule change aimed at undocumented immigrants could invade the personal privacy of fare more people than the ones they’re targeting.


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NASA's Next Frontier Is Washington

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:57:36 -0500

The space agency is in limbo as it waits for direction from Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress.


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A NASA Engineer Was Required to Unlock his Phone at the Border

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:37:09 -0500

A U.S.-born scientist was detained at the Houston airport until he gave customs agents the passcode to his work-issued device.A CBP Officer processes an incoming passenger at the Newark International Airport in 2010.


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Should We Leave Earth to Colonize Mars? A NASA Astronaut Says 'Nope'

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:39:03 -0500

Instead of finding a nook elsewhere in the solar system, we ought to be focusing on solving the issues with our own planet.STS-124 Mission Specialist Mike Fossum participates in the mission's first spacewalk. Visible in the reflections of his helmet visor are various components of the station, Earth's horizon and astronaut Ron Garan.


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What Happens if Border Agents Are Allowed to Demand Access to Your Phone and Online Accounts?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:33:04 -0500

DHS Chief John Kelly’s proposal goes beyond most interpretations of the law.A Customs and Border Protection officer checks a passport inside immigration control at McCarran International Airport in 2011.


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Trump's Advisers Want to Return Humans to the Moon in Three Years

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:36:21 -0500

The plan could dramatically shift the mission of the space agency, prioritizing low-Earth orbit activity over distant exploration.


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Did Russia’s Election Meddling Break International Law? Experts Can’t Agree.

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:51:06 -0500

Right now, that’s a gray area — and it’s hindering the U.S. response to influence operations.Matryoshka with a portrait of Putin and Trump are sold in Moscow in December.


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Donald Trump’s Tweets are Now Presidential Records

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0500

The law says official presidential records must be preserved. How do tweets figure in – particularly when they're altered or deleted?


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What Happened to Trump’s Secret Hacking Intel?

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:50:46 -0500

New information that the president promised over a month ago never materialized.


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By Lifting Sanctions, Trump Could Hand Russia’s Military a Lethal Technological Advantage

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:02:53 -0500

If Trump walks back sanctions, some fear key arms and military technologies could be next.


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Obama’s White House Webmaster Says We Should Cut Trump’s Team Some Slack

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:08:53 -0500

There’s plenty of reason to believe changes and glitches are just par for the course.


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