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Submission + - Maglev personal transportation system set for trial in Tel Aviv

andhar writes: The BBC reports a system of two-passenger maglev pods suspended from 500 metres of elevated tracks will be constructed on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries as a pilot for a larger deployment in Tel Aviv. The article claims a top speed of 150 mph (240 kph) for these autonomous "personal rapid transit" pods.

Submission + - Sochi hackers will have field day with visitors' devices (nbcnews.com)

andhar writes: It's being widely reported that Russian spies and/or criminals will be working overtime to gain access to peoples' phones and computers as they visit the country for the winter games. The report on NBC News illustrates directly the dangers involved by seeing how long it took for a cell phone and two brand-new computers to get hacked and start calling home. The answer: less than 24 hours, and almost immediately for a couple of the devices.

Submission + - What would a spook-proof Slashdot look like?

andhar writes: If we the Slashdot community decided to set an example, even for just one day, and give users the opportunity to browse Slashdot without fear of being cataloged by the likes of the NSA, what technologies would we be using? What do you think would be the best balance between use of use and security?

Highest rated solution gets a shot at consulting on implementing one day of secure Slashdot?

Submission + - What scares you most about Russia?

andhar writes: In the comments to the story of the Russian policeman turned YouTube celeb, there were lots of comments that warned caution for Russia when visiting the cop's site. My question is, what scares Slashdot readers most about Russia today?

Also, I ask all commenters to post as AC as a show of support for the non-anonymous non-cowards out there letting the sun shine in.

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