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At Super Bowl, detecting threats is like finding a needle in a haystack

Haystax's cloud-based tools are helping New York and New Jersey security officials navigate massive amounts of data in order to find any possible threat. Just a few years ago, this would have been impossible.

By January 27, 2014

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Astronomers track down oldest known star in the universe

Scientists pull a needle out of a haystack and identify a star that dates back to shortly after the Big Bang.

By February 10, 2014

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Save online stories to read later in comfort

Has standard bookmarking become a giant haystack? You might want to check out a service like Instapaper.

By March 6, 2012

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Anti-censorship tool for Iranians withdrawn, security concerns cited

The Haystack software tool is pulled back by developer after security experts warn that users of the application might be tracked.

By September 15, 2010

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Overhauling Facebook's photo system

The Haystack system is custom-built but relies on content delivery networks and NetApp. Now Facebook is thinking less custom-built, more commodity components.

By April 6, 2009

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Files in Mac OS point to new iMacs, Mac Minis

It's the computer-science version of the proverbial needle in a haystack: a Mac fan appears to have uncovered evidence that Apple has new iMacs and Mac Minis on tap.

By December 19, 2008

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Can the Seattle Seahawks' '12th Man' be a 747? Boeing says yes

To celebrate the Seahawks' appearance in this Sunday's Super Bowl, the aviation giant has painted one of its 747-8 freighters in the NFL team's livery.

By January 29, 2014

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The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

The former head of the CIA has said "we kill people based on metadata", but as Australia introduces new data retention laws, the country's security chief says he's "not quite sure" what the fuss is about. So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

By August 13, 2014

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NSA reportedly hacked Mexican president's e-mail account

The US infiltrated a government e-mail server to eavesdrop on former president Felipe Calderon -- a "lucrative source" of info, according to classified documents seen by Der Spiegel.

By October 20, 2013

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Evidence of the Big Bang found in a cosmic 'double rainbow'

You should probably read this. It's only potentially one of the most important revelations in physics since Einstein's days.

By March 17, 2014