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Scientists successfully infiltrate computer using malware coded into DNA

‘We wanted to understand what new computer security risks are possible’<p>In what reads like science fiction becoming reality, researchers at the University of Washington have been able to successfully infect a computer with malware coded into a strand of DNA. In order to see if a computer could be …

10 Japan Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow

From north to south, day to night, these Instagram accounts are chock full of Japan travel inspiration – making us want to quit everything and …

All about Clinton: Issues at intersection of money, politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — You wouldn't think there was much left to learn about Hillary Clinton after her nearly four decades in the public arena.<p>But Clinton's time as secretary of state and as a private citizen after her failed 2008 presidential campaign have generated new issues revolving around the …

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Clinton campaign said to switch to 'Snowden-approved' Signal messaging app

Following suspected Russian hacks of the DNC and the subsequent release of email messages through WikiLeaks, the Hillary Clinton campaign is said to be taking security advice from an unusual source: Edward Snowden.<p>According to a new Vanity Fair article, campaign staffers were told: "If anyone was …

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World's Cheapest Travel Destinations

Traveling the world can be expensive, but don’t worry, Nothing Familiar has you covered! If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that even in the …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Six Ways To Travel The World This Summer Without Spending A Dime

People offer a lot of reasons for not traveling more often, with lack of funds usually topping every list. At Uproxx, our basic argument is that traveling is more worthwhile than most of the other crap we spend our money on. Still, even though we firmly believe that travel is cheaper than most …

The DEA's using powerful spyware for surveillance too

The war on drugs has a surprising soldier amongst its ranks: Italian spying software. As <i>Motherboard</i>'s sources tell it, the Drug Enforcement Administration's dropped $2.4 million on surveillance tools that are capable of intercepting phone calls, texts, social media messages, and can even take hold …

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Hong Kong has a tycoon problem

Hong Kong's glistening skyline is home to many booming industries, earning the city a reputation as a hub of free trade and opportunity. But in reality, the city of 7.2 million is dominated by a handful of tycoons that control everything from supermarkets to real estate.<p>Take Asia's richest man, Li …

GOP win could spark party on Wall Street

Get ready for a lot of green on Wall Street if the electoral map is awash in red.<p>A Republican takeover of the Senate would relieve investors who have been hoping for (and betting on) more pro-business policies.<p>"If the Republicans blow it, that could be a problem," said Sam Stovall, chief investment …