It's finals week at UC Davis, and the campus is gearing up to help students who may find themselves in crisis mode with today's launch of a mobile-friendly Web site that directs them to the most appropriate resources on campus and beyond. The service could be life-saving, given suicide is reportedly the second-leading cause of death among college students.… Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Getting hackers to do anything as a collective has been derided as being as pointless as herding cats, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation is betting that an old school phone booth planted in the middle of Defcon will attract attention like fresh tuna to a feline.
The First Amendment advocacy group has set up what it's calling a "CFAA DC Dialer" phone in a classic glass and steel phone booth in hopes of leveraging the ongoing surveillance scandal and other recent events to convince the hacker faithful to ask their congressional representatives to sign … Read more
It's estimated that more than 20 million people worldwide are currently victims of human trafficking. Put in perspective, that's nearly the equivalent of the entire population of Australia.
In an effort to combat human trafficking and provide help for victims, Google has launched a new joint project with three advocacy organizations -- Polaris Project, Liberty Asia, and La Strada International. Dubbed the Human Trafficking Hotline Network, this project aims to create a consolidated global hotline connected to a data-driven network.
When most people think of military hotlines, it is safe to say, the Cold War movie images of a red telephone sitting at the ready in the White House and the Kremlin still dominates. As China and the United States move to set up a line between militaries, the real question is: how is a hotline technically different from a telephone?
News reports refer to a "direct dial" telephone between military establishments. Are we talking here about a dedicated line? Does the telephone use regular undersea cables? Is there a military satellite link being used for this purpose? … Read more