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Amazon has quietly removed encryption from its Fire tablets

Privacy advocates and some users criticized the move, which came to light on Thursday even as Apple was waging an unprecedented legal battle over U.S. government demands that the iPhone maker help unlock an encrypted phone used by San Bernardino shooter Rizwan Farook.<p>On-device encryption scrambles …

Privacy

How to Mathematically Measure Consciousness

How can we measure the phenomenon of human consciousness?<p>A month ago I was being introduced for the public presentation of my neuroscience PhD …

The must-see gadgets from Mobile World Congress 2016 (pictures)

Google's latest AI doesn't need geotags to figure out a photo's location

The new deep-learning program churns through millions of photos to determine the best match.<p>Google's latest deep-learning program can figure out where a photo was taken just by looking at it. The program, called PlaNet, was trained to recognize locations based on details in a photo by looking at …

How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did what Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates couldn’t

It's been an eventful couple of years.<p>Microsoft has grown its crucial cloud business, released Windows 10 to a much better reception than its loathed predecessor, launched a bunch of great apps for iPhone and Android, and generally made people like it a lot more.<p>But the real victory of Satya …

Satya Nadella

5 rules to follow if you have to drive in the snow

If it comes to that, here are five basic rules to follow to avoid trouble.<p>1. Don't drive<p>Yep, leave the car in the garage or the driveway. The best way to deal with the hazards of driving in snow is to completely avoid it.<p>2. Go slow<p>Anytime you're up against conditions that destroy traction, you want …

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How to Keep Your Pet Healthy All Year Round

No matter where you live, it seems that there’s always a sweet spot for working out outdoors. Like Goldilocks, you want a day that is not too hot, …

ISIS Has Its Own Encrypted Chat App

Terrorists are communicating over a new secure Android app after getting kicked off WhatsApp, Telegram, and other messengers. Called “Alrawi”, the encrypted chat app makes it harder for governments and security agencies to spy on terrorist plans. It was discovered by counter-terrorism network known …