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Conficker Worm vs. The Cabal: The world’s first chapter in its digital warfare saga

Conficker Worm vs. The Cabal: The world’s first chapter in its digital warfare saga

In late 2008, the Internet was struck by “a worldwide digital blitzkrieg,” according to Mark Bowden. In his new book, “WORM: the First Digital World War,” he expounds on a destructive piece of malware that has puzzled experts and infected more than 12 million computers worldwide. It was called the Conficker worm, and it infected […]

Secrets, romance and sizes: The life and thoughts of Edith Head

Secrets, romance and sizes: The life and thoughts of Edith Head

“Good clothes,” said Edith Head, “are not a matter of luck." The California-born Head ushered in what some consider a golden age of costume design, dressing everyone from Faye Dunaway and Tippi Hedren to Steve Martin, but she was just as famous for her acerbic wit. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, cybercops and you

DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, cybercops and you

The world of online crime is vast, dark and ever-increasing. In his new book, author Misha Glenny outlines three levels of digital threat – cybercrime, cyberwarfare and cyberindustrial espionage. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

A different Cleopatra: The woman behind the drama, lies and enemies

A different Cleopatra: The woman behind the drama, lies and enemies

Cleopatra was and remains notorious. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

DarkMarket: Cybertheives, cybercops and you

DarkMarket: Cybertheives, cybercops and you

The world of online crime is vast, dark and ever-increasing. In his new book, author Misha Glenny outlines three levels of digital threat – cybercrime, cyberwarfare and cyberindustrial espionage. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra

Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra

Cleopatra was and remains notorious. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Spencer Tracy – a new look at the life of a screen legend

Spencer Tracy – a new look at the life of a screen legend

Frank Sinatra called him “The Gray Fox.” Fellow actors knew him as “The Pope.” Even Lee Strasberg, known as the "father of method acting" described him as “the perfect method actor.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

City trees: More expensive and dangerous than they are worth?

City trees: More expensive and dangerous than they are worth?

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a plan to put homeowners on the hook for repairing city sidewalks. Almost half of L.A.’s sidewalks are in some state of disrepair, mostly due to tree roots pushing through the concrete and causing cracks. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

AirTalk’s Chicano ArtTalk & ‘Pacific Standard Time’ exhibit

AirTalk’s Chicano ArtTalk & ‘Pacific Standard Time’ exhibit

This month, as part of the ambitious celebration of SoCal art that is "Pacific Standard Time," KPCC and AirTalk divined our inner curator. On Wednesday, KPCC’s Larry Mantle hosted a one-night Chicano art exhibit with the artists themselves and their works in the Crawford Family Forum. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Riverside County kills Halloween for registered sex offenders

Riverside County kills Halloween for registered sex offenders

There'll be no trick-or-treating for registered sex offenders in Riverside County. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs