October 01, 2014

8:32 PM | Feds Bust Maker Of Smartphone "Stalker App"
Hammad Akbar The CEO of InvoCode, which makes StealthGenie via Twitter On Monday, the Department of Justice announced the indictment of the manufacturer of the smart phone surveillance app StealthGenie on Monday -- the first such indictment -- but many other so-called “stalker apps” remain on the market.  The apps allow a user to spy on another person’s phone calls, texts, emails, or even turn the onboard microphone into a bug.  Legal […]

September 29, 2014

7:45 PM | The Turbine Tweak That Could Save Battered Bats
Spectacled Fruit Bat In A Tree. Shek Graham via Flickr CC By 2.0 Wind turbines kill upwards of 600,000 bats each year. (As if bats didn’t have enough problems already…) But the good news is that there may be something we can do to cut down on turbine-related deaths. Paul Cryan, a biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and the lead author of a new study, says that raising the “cut-in threshold”—the wind speed at which turbine blades start to […]
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