Alex R. Stewart

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WikiLeaks has spilled America's spying secrets all over the internet: Here's how to protect your privacy against the CIA

This has been a dark week in the world of technology, with WikiLeaks’ mammoth ‘Vault 7’ document release making for some deeply unpleasant …

Spying

UI Animation: Please Use Responsibly

The explosion of prototyping tools in the past few years has given designers an opportunity to create detailed interactions. Designers are…Continue …

UI Design

How to clone a RFID security badge

Almost everyone uses an RFID badge to get into their office or apartment, and it's a lot easier than you might think for someone to steal the data on your card to gain access. A group of white hat hackers called RedTeam Security cloned one of our work IDs to show us just how quickly they can do it …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Inside the mind of a hacker

Writing about security is kind of like writing about insurance. As a responsible adult, you know it’s something you should do every now then, but …

Cybersecurity

How to Deliver Criticism So Employees Pay Attention

In my college days I ranked among the top 10 women divers in the United States. I got that far not just because I worked hard — practicing every day in four-to-six-hour sessions — but also because I had an extremely tough coach who routinely offered both caring support and sharp criticism. Early in …

The NSA Can Now Share The Dirt It Has On You With Any Other U.S. Intellgence Agency

One of the central concerns of American intelligence gathering is that they can cut a wide swath. Anything the government happens to find on anybody as it watches supposed threats to our country, even if it’s totally innocent, it can keep, which is why the NSA was allegedly sharing your sexts …

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer …

How to make responsive web apps with container queries

Responsive web design has been around for years now, and in that time we’ve seen a drastic shift in how we approach website development. Media …

Web Applications

These photos explore how we keep our pain inside

Born in Sweden, before moving to India and later back to Stockholm, Hannah Modigh learned early on to immerse herself in a universe of her own. This is a skill she has taken with her into her photography, where she documents intimate moments that all make a passing comment on the transient nature …

Web Of Life. Creative Web Design Concepts.

Nowadays, World Wide Web could definitely be named the web of life. It connects people from all around the world whatever their aims and wishes are …

UI Design

16 Tools to Create Better Images for Your Blog Posts

Do you want to create better images for your blog posts? Images create a huge impact on how users engage with your content. However, most users are …

Infographics

U.K. introduces most intrusive spying law in the ‘history of Western democracy’

Britain’s Investigatory Powers Bill, voted through Wednesday, gives the government what critics claim will be some of the most intrusive spying …

Americans are spending a lot more at banks in ways they can’t see

2016-11-18T11:05:55.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>Since the start of 2013, American consumers have boosted their spending on “financial services furnished …

Heal Your Lower Back Pain With These 5 Yoga Poses

<b>In the United States lower back pain is one of most common complaints.</b> The Mayo Clinic states that most people will experience low back pain at some …

For abs hard as rock, plank like the Eastern Bloc

Over the past 15 years, as the "functional" fitness movement – with its emphasis on performance over aesthetics – has captured the hearts and minds of the industry as a whole, the plank has usurped the crunch as the personal trainer's go-to abdominal exercise.<p>You simply lie face-down on the floor, …

15+ Incredibly Realistic Artworks That Are Hard to Believe Are Not Photographs

Since the ancient Greeks, realism has been aspired by Western art lovers, but during the late 1960s and '70s the popularity of highly-realistic …

You need to get inside the mind of a climate change denier if you want to change it

It has never been more important to figure out how to have constructive conversations with climate change deniers.<p>Whether the current global climate change was caused by the actions of humans should no longer be a topic of debate. In 2013, a survey undertaken of over 4,000 academic papers published …

Psychology

5 signs you're CEO material

Likening critical CEO capabilities, such as giving difficult feedback, to learning the unnatural motion of lifting your back foot first in boxing, he claims "it generally takes years for a founder to develop the CEO skill set." In short, Horowitz insists CEOs are made, not born.<p>But just because …

The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

Amazon Books editors read thousands of pages before settling on their ranking, which includes a number of memoirs as well as books from debut authors.<p>"The main challenge for us was that there were a number of great books to choose from," Amazon Books editor Chris Schluep told Business Insider. "In …

Become an Ethical Hacker With This Online Course

The next big tech career.<p>As internet security becomes more important - and challenging - than ever before, companies are in need of experienced …

Your Startup is About to Fail. Here are 20 Reasons Why:

It’s a reality all entrepreneurs must come to terms with: the potential for failure.<p>Over 51% of businesses will fail in their first five years (U.S. …

The No. 1 Problem Every Startup Has

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

A cheap Internet of Things threatens the internet

<i>A side effect of the smartphone revolution is the emergence of a rich—but cheap—ecosystem of building block modules. Unfortunately, these modules are very insecure and, when assembled into a quick and inexpensive device, they can cause serious trouble. They already have.</i><p>Once upon a time, if you …

Internet of Things

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

And while this approach has become a truism in most of our industry, it’s far from obvious for anyone entering the field. A lot of articles have been …

UX Design

Introduction — Vue.js

What is Vue.js?<p>Vue (pronounced /vjuː/, like <b>view</b>) is a <b>progressive framework</b> for building user interfaces. Unlike other monolithic frameworks, Vue is …

JavaScript

Rise Of Encrypted Browsing Shows No Signs Of Slowing

Google sees a future where all of the browsing you do on the web is securely encrypted. If the trend they’ve been witnessing since April 2015 continues, that future may not be too far away.<p>Desktop Chrome users are now seeing at least 50% of the content they view delivered via HTTPS. On Chrome OS, …

Encryption

Hacker discovers Gmail vulnerability that leaves any account open to compromise

A student and security researcher from Pakistan has found a serious issue with Gmail that makes it possible for a hacker to take over any email …

IT security