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November 10, 2014, by Matthew Hilburn of VOANews

Russia’s provocative military actions toward Western countries, including NATO members, is at Cold War levels and the risky strategy could prove catastrophic, according to new report. In a report released […]

8000 glowing orbs will trace the former route of the Berlin Wall

November 5, 2014, by Matthew Hilburn of VOANews

Walking the streets of Berlin today, it’s easy to forget the Berlin Wall once sliced the city in two, effectively imprisoning half the city’s popu ...

Chinese Android phone shipped with spyware

June 19, 2014, by Matthew Hilburn of VOANews

That cheap smartphone you may have purchased may come preloaded with an unwelcome app – one that can turn your phone into a sophisticated spying dev ...

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‘Heartbleed’ flaw endangers encrypted data online

April 9, 2014, by Matthew Hilburn of VOANews

A glitch in software meant to encrypt and protect online transactions has potentially exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sen ...

  • Turkey’s Twitter ban backfires as millions find workarounds
    March 22, 2014, by Matthew Hilburn of VOANews

    The Turkish government’s attempt to block Twitter has largely backfired, analysts and social media watchers say. Not even a day after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the social media […]

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    Cyber peace reigns despite Russia, Ukraine tensions
    March 19, 2014, by Matthew Hilburn of VOANews

    While tensions on the ground in Ukraine are rising almost daily, one area of potential conflict is eerily quiet. Ukraine and Russia are both widely considered computer hacking powerhouses, yet […]

  • Cyber thieves increasingly attack mobile devices
    February 27, 2014, by Matthew Hilburn of VOANews

    The amount of malicious software targeting mobile devices is exploding, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky said that in 2013 “nearly 100,000 new malicious programs for mobile devices were […]

  • NASA confirms Voyager 1 has left solar system
    September 13, 2013, by Matthew Hilburn of VOANews

    The U.S. space agency, NASA, has officially confirmedwhat others have suspected for some time: The Voyager 1 spacecraft is the “first human-made object to venture into interstellar space.” NASA said the […]

  • Milky Way could contain 100 billion planets
    January 6, 2013, by Matthew Hilburn of VOANews

    It seems like hardly a week goes by without another planet being discovered in some far off stellar system, but a new study, released by the California Institute of Technology, […]