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Malicious smartphone apps turn your phone into tracking device

Researchers find apps spying on their users available for download in the Android play store.<p>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 …

Apps

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 …

As Ringling Ends Circus, See Where Its Elephants Retired

POLK CITY, Florida<p>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 …

Televisions

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 …

Neuroscience