From Homeland Security to hilarious comedy, meet the men behind ‘I want to quit ISIS’ | art and culture

One way to take down a terrorist? Laugh at him. Priyank Mathur, a former Counterterrorism Officer for the US Department of Homeland Security, was chatting with his old colleagues over coffee last year, when the subject veered towards ISIS recruitment videos. The terror outfit had been putting out increasingly sophisticated videos – slickly edited, glamorous,…

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Popular robots are dangerously easy to hack, researchers say

Some of the most popular industrial and consumer robots are dangerously easy to hack and could be turned into bugging devices or weapons, IOActive Inc. said. The Seattle-based cybersecurity firm found major security flaws in industrial models sold by Universal Robots, a division of U.S. technology company Teradyne Inc. It also cited issues with consumer robots Pepper and NAO, which are manufactured…

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Reimagining the Weight Loss Category

At Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ), we consigned weight loss to the “third rail” of supplements: dangerous space that regulators, reporters and legislators eye with vigilance and vehemence. In retrospect, we were wrong. The third rail implies instant death, and yet the weight loss category lives on. Call it the category that can’t be killed, though…

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