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When are expensive cables worth it?

Commentary: It's almost always a waste of money to spend more on HDMI, USB, optical digital and speaker cables, not to mention DisplayPort, DVI, Ethernet and VGA. But are there any exceptions to the rule? Maybe.<p>There are few things that come in as wide a variety of prices as cables and …

Audiophile

Adjusting to a World Where No Data Is Secure

If government and corporations cannot safeguard their digital files, then they should regularly purge sensitive information.<p>Imagine a piece of information that would be useful to store digitally <i>if it could be kept secure</i>, but that would do more harm than good if it ever fell into the wrong hands. …

25 tips on how to take care of your digestive system

Ever wondered if you have IBS or a gluten allergy? Confused about probiotics and fermented foods? Here five experts give the ultimate guide to a healthy, happier gut.<p><i>"Listen to your body; if it tells you gluten doesn’t agree with you, it probably doesn’t"</i><p><b>Stephanie Moore and Elaine Williams</b> …

Google dominates search. But the real problem is its monopoly on data

The European commission’s inquiry into Google’s search monopoly is often compared to the antitrust investigation of Microsoft. That case eventually took 16 years and resulted in what was at the time the largest fine imposed by Brussels, in the end costing Microsoft €1.64bn.<p>At the outset, Microsoft …

Europe

Here’s why we should be really excited about quantum computers

But recent breakthroughs in the field suggest these crazy fast computers might be coming sooner than we think.<p>And we have a lot of reasons to be excited about their arrival.<p>Ray Johnson, a board member at the startup quantum computing company QxBranch, one of many companies working to move quantum …

These are the questions you should always ask during a job interview

The questions YOU ask during a job interview are just as important as the answers you give.<p>Knowing which questions to ask at a job interview can be …

There's no way Google is going to pay Europe a $6 billion fine

The European Commission argues that Google is abusing its dominance of Europe's search market and promoting its own products ahead of its competitors in Google Shopping.<p>The fine (probably) won't be $6 billion<p>The $6 billion figure that Google may have to pay is the maximum possible amount that the …

In-flight Wi-Fi is 'direct link' to hackers

Aeroplanes with in-flight Wi-Fi are vulnerable to hacks by passengers and could be targeted by a "malicious attacker" on the ground, a US report has …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft downplays new report of Windows flaw

Researchers say a new variation on an old flaw could allow hackers to steal log-in credentials from users of every version of Windows. Microsoft doesn't seem too worried.<p>Security research firm Cylance says it's found a vulnerability in Windows that could let hackers steal user names and passwords, …

Information Security

7 reasons I am now terrified of computers, courtesy of Symantec

In 2014, retailers like Target and Home Depot, insurance companies like Anthem, and plenty more places besides were the victim of massive data breaches that saw credit card numbers and personal records stolen and sold on the web's black markets.<p>The report indicates things aren't going to get …

18-Year-Old Security Flaw Allows Hackers To Steal Credentials From All Versions Of Windows

In 1997, researcher Aaron Spangler discovered a bug in Internet Explorer that allowed an attacker to steal credentials using a protocol known as Windows Server Message Block (SMB). Eighteen years later, a researcher on the Cylance SPEAR research team testing a messaging app with that bug in mind …

IT security

Improve Your Internet Privacy In 15 Minutes

The government can see your naked pictures, your private chats and pretty much anything else you do online. And that's nothing compared to the hackers out there actively trying to steal from you.<p>What are you doing to protect yourself?<p>Odds are, you're not doing much. Even though Americans are aware …

Password Protect Your Folders With On-the-fly Encryption

Introduction: Password Protect Your Folders With On-the-fly Encryption<p>There are a variety of ways to protect your folders with a password. Generally, …

GHOST Secure, Anonymous Calling Service

Today we have several companies that provide online communication services such as skype, viber, whatsapp and more. The problem with all these …

Personal Information

Bitcoin's Blockchain Offers Safe Haven For Malware And Child Abuse, Warns Interpol

The blockchain, the public ledger of all Bitcoin transactions, has all kinds of good uses outside of providing stability for the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, from decentralised data storage to super-flexible email. But it can also be put to malicious use. According to Interpol’s Christian …

Blockchain

Protect your privacy with VPN by Private Internet Access

<i>SPONSORED CONTENT</i><p>VPN by Private Internet Access is a simple, but effective VPN service that you can use to make yourself anonymous online, keep you safe in public WiFi hotspots, and perform any other sensitive business like financial transactions, file transfers or anything else that you would like …

Information Systems

Snapchat's drastic security measures shut down entire 'Internet neighborhoods' on the service

In the last two years the company — which was most recently valued at $19 billion — faced a series of spam problems, issues with third-party applications accessing its API, and then one of the most publicized data breaches in recent memory.<p>Of late, the company has taken an extremely firm stance on …

Privacy Concerns Impact Internet of Things Technology

Eighty percent of respondents said they are very concerned about the security of their personal data when using smart devices, a Trend Micro survey …

Internet of Things

Top 10 traffic-free cycle rides in the UK

Riccall to York, North Yorkshire<p><b>Length</b> 10 miles<b><br>Start</b> Millennium Green, Riccall<b><br>Finish</b> York Minster<br>One of the National Cycle Network’s earliest routes, this is a gentle ride across the flat and fertile farmland of North Yorkshire for most of the way. In the final mile you’ll enter Rowntree Park, …

Top 10

Cyber security a challenge for mankind

<i>“The cyber world is now as vast as the real world and issues related to cyber security encompass the components of globalisation, communication, cost</i> …

TrueCrypt Audit: No NSA Backdoors

Mark Wilson writes: <i>A security audit of TrueCrypt has determined that the disk encryption software does not contain any backdoors that could be used</i> …

Never Walk Home In The Dark Again With This Simple App

Rudder is a navigation app with a twist: It always leads you down the most brightly lit route.<p>A 2007 campus sexual assault study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that one in five female college students is the target of an attempted or completed sexual assault.<p>Needless to say, on campuses …

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Zendo Is My New Favorite Secure Messaging App

P<p>ssst. Can I tell you something? Something private? In complete confidence?<p>This is Zendo, my new favorite messaging app.<p>Now you might well ask who needs (yet) another way to ping, poke, prod or otherwise pester their friends? The answer is simple: anyone who cares about privacy.<p>If you don’t think …

Would You Want Your Bank To Mine Your Data And Offer You Deals?

An app by Capital One is designed to do exactly that.<p>It’s disconcerting when you consider just how much your bank or credit card company can see without even really trying: everywhere you shop, eat, and play–right down to how much you spend and when. (Suddenly, even Uber’s God View doesn’t seem so …

How to tell if you've been hacked

According to the UK Government’s 2014 cybersecurity survey, 81% of large businesses have suffered malicious data breaches. That suggests almost one in five didn’t. But how can those companies be sure?<p>Working out whether you’ve been hacked by cybercriminals is like leaving your diary in your bag …

Security

Yahoo shows off password-free logins and new encrypted email technology

Passwords are terrible: they're inefficient and they're often insecure, too. Many leading tech companies have embraced two-factor authentication as a more secure option, but they're optional and only those particularly concerned about their digital identities take the time to set it up.<p>That's why …

The rise of biometric security could 'kill the password dead'

Biometrics, which can include fingerprints, iris scans, facial or voice recognition and other methods, got a major boost with Apple's introduction of its iPhones with Touch ID.<p>Samsung followed with its own fingerprint scanner and Qualcomm recently unveiled its 3D fingerprint technology incorporated …

10 Hot Healthy Ways To.. Burn Fat Fast

Life<p>by Contributor | 03 03 2015<p>Instagram<p>10 Hot Healthy Ways To... Burn Fat Fast<p>Lovisa from Lifesum<p>Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to know how to …

Nutrition