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Asteroid in a Bag? Bag it, Says MIT Space Scientist

Originally posted on TIME:
MIT planetary scientist Richard Binzel calls himself an “asteroid guy.” He’s been studying the rocky planetoids for decades now, so you might think he’d be thrilled with NASA’s plan to snag a very small asteroid in a very large bag and tow it into lunar orbit for astronauts to visit. In…

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Google must pay Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Google invaded the privacy of a Montreal woman by showing her sitting outside of her house with “part of her breast exposed,” and must pay her compensation, a judge ruled this month. According to a 17-page decision, Maria Pia Grillo suffered shock and embarrassment when she looked up her house using Google Maps’…

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MCX: Hackers stole email addresses but never got anywhere near its mobile payment app

Originally posted on Gigaom:
On Tuesday hackers managed to obtain email addresses of users beta testing MCX’s mobile payments app CurrentC, but the attack was directed at MCX’s email provider, not directly at the companies own infrastructure, the big retail consortium revealed on Wednesday at what was perhaps one of the most stilted press conferences I’ve…

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