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Malicious smartphone apps turn your phone into tracking device

Be careful what you download.<p>Four apps available on the Google Play Store were spying on users in secret, according to research released Friday by Mobile security company Lookout. Running a malicious code that Lookout has dubbed Overseer, the apps could track your latitude and longitude and collect …

Now you can encrypt text messages on Line

Messaging app Line will now allow end-to-end messaging encryption, similar to what Apple iMessage and WhatsApp allow.<p>Line calls the feature Letter …

Apps

As Ringling Ends Circus, See Where Its Elephants Retired

The circus has sent its elephants to the remote 300-acre site, and announced its closure in early 2017.<p>Beneath a sky of clotted clouds, in a verdant pasture, a man squats at the foot of an old elephant to give her a pedicure.<p>With a heavy metal file David Polk shaves and shapes her horny nails, five …

Elephants

Amazon launches gaming and 4K streaming Fire TV update

With best selling media streaming box update, Amazon says to Apple that it can do anything they can do, including games, voice search and MayDay<p>Amazon is moving into 4K content with a new Fire TV box and ultra-high definition content through its video streaming service.<p>The new Fire TV builds on the …

Neurons dynamically switch identity in response to brain activity

A surprising new discovery shows that some brain cells are far more malleable than previously thought<p>The human brain is often said to be the most complex object in the known universe, and there’s good reason to believe that this old cliché is true. Even the apparently simple task of compiling a …