Mar 25, 2013

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Now that he has a federal license, the law school student who wants to use 3D printing to manufacture firearms remains wary the government could still shut him down. Cody Wilson goes to the University of Texas and is head…

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3D guns: A license to print

Mar 25, 2013
Even with a federal license, Cody Wilson, the law school student who wants to use 3D printing to manufacture firearms, remains wary the government will shut him down.

Hacker reveals vulnerable global Internet

Mar 25, 2013
An anonymous researcher has found that all sorts of devices connected to the Internet are protected only by the easy-to-guess default passwords that the equipment came with when new.

Now that he has a federal license, the law school student who wants to use 3D printing to manufacture firearms remains wary the government could still shut him down. Cody Wilson goes to the University of Texas and is head of an enterprise called Defense Distributed. Even with the license, he’s working on more permits and issues such as protection from liability. And, how a hacker ‘researched’ the stability of the whole Internet by creating a giant network of insecure online devices.

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