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How to make the most out of secure messaging app Signal

It doesn’t matter whether you are an activist in a police state, a tech-savvy young individual who cares about their privacy, a professional with business secrets of value, or a soon-to-be mother who cares to keep her data private from advertising companies. Privacy breaches and shady uses of our …

Information Systems

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

Beware the smart toaster: 18 tips for surviving the surveillance age

We’ve come a long way since the web was just a fun place to share cat gifs – now it’s a place mostly dedicated to finding and selling your personal info. Here’s what you need to know in this new era<p>On the internet, the adage goes, nobody knows you’re a dog. That joke is only 15 years old, but seems …

Privacy

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Cambridge Analytica

How Cambridge Analytica turned Facebook ‘likes’ into a lucrative political tool

The algorithm used in the Facebook data breach trawled though personal data for information on sexual orientation, race, gender – and even intelligence and childhood trauma<p>The algorithm at the heart of the Facebook data breach sounds almost too dystopian to be real. It trawls through the most …

Cambridge Analytica

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain
World Health Organization

Children who eat fish once a week sleep better and have higher IQs, study finds

Children who eat fish once a week sleep better and have higher IQ scores, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in the US, said parents should consider simply changing the diets of youngsters rather than imploring them to go to bed.<p>Previous studies have shown that the …

Meet the woman who can smell Parkinson's disease

When Les Milne was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease aged just 45, his wife Joy was, understandably, devastated. But her sadness wasn’t just down to the fact her husband was in the grip of such a terrible illness but that, when she’d noticed a change in his smell 12 years earlier, she hadn’t …

Wounds sustained between 8pm and 8am take far longer to heal, scientists discover

It is a sobering thought when stumbling home from the pub. According to scientists injuries sustained at night take far longer to heal.<p>Likewise, recovery will be faster if you burn yourself cooking Sunday lunch compared with making a late supper.<p>The bodily quirk was discovered after scientists at …

Is it possible to reverse Type 2 diabetes?

Most doctors only address the symptoms, but the disease can be beaten into remission. However, it requires losing a lot of weight – and keeping it off<p>Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition that can lead to heart disease, nerve damage, kidney disease and blindness. However, it is possible to …

Diabetes

Five tips on how to lose fat for a slimmer physique

Having worked in the health and fitness industry for some years now, I've seen more trends, methods, and supplements for fat loss than you can shake a slim-lined stick at. Some have stuck and become a fixture of fitness culture, others have been swept away as quickly as they emerged. The question …

Dyslexia: scientists claim cause of condition may lie in the eyes

In people with the condition, light receptor cells are arranged in matching patterns in both eyes, which may confuse the brain<p>French scientists claim they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye.<p>In people with …

The Brain

The true cost of a plate of food: $1 in New York, $320 in South Sudan

Research reveals the stark inequality that drives the global hunger crisis, with the poorest people paying more than they earn in a day for a single meal<p>The world’s poorest pay more than a day’s wages for a single plate of food, according to a report from the World Food Programme, which reveals …

World Food Program

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention<p>Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned …

New Jersey

The scientists persuading terrorists to spill their secrets

Expert interrogators know torture doesn’t work – but until now, nobody could prove it. By analysing hundreds of top-secret interviews with terror suspects, two British scientists have revolutionised the art of extracting the truth. By Ian Leslie<p>In 2013, a British man was arrested for planning to …

Forensics

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

Trying to Lose Weight? These 50 Healthy Lunches Will Help

Cooking and packing up a quality healthy lunch is a good idea for so many reasons. Whether or not you're trying to lose weight, bringing your own …

Philip Hammond is the only Conservative politician telling the truth about Brexit

Unprepossessing as he is, even funereal in demeanour, the nation should be grateful for the grounded presence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer as …

United Kingdom

What's the ultimate way to defy depression, disease and early death? Exercise

As a new report reveals the mental health benefits of just an hour’s physical activity a week, it seems there is nothing a workout can’t cure. Here is why we should all sit less and move more<p>Are you sitting comfortably? Bad idea. Stand up and walk around the house. Leave your desk and jog down the …

Hunter Gatherers

Powerful New Study Shows High-Fat Diet is Best

David Perlmutter M.D. - Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny.It’s hard to imagine that …

Low Fat

10 Wonderful Benefits of Oolong Tea

Oolong tea reduces health issues like heart disease, inflammatory disorders, and high cholesterol levels, and provides vital antioxidants, promotes …

Tea

Shed fat with every sip: 7 teas to help you lose weight

White tea helps in breaking down fat cells.<p>Losing weight can be a tough thing; if you are already working out and following a strict diet, yet not …

Future proof your body: 17 things you need to do now to be healthy in later life

They say that 40 is the new 30 – and for many aspects of life, that may well be true. Socially, the stuff we once did in our third decade is now being happily deferred to our fourth, and our fourth to our fifth. Marriage, children, staying in and being sensible – it's all happening later than ever …

Japanese people live longer than the rest of us – so what's their secret?

It’s the age old question (pun intended), and one that has given rise to an anti-ageing industry that is estimated to grow to $216.52 billion by 2021: how can we, mere mortals that we are, live longer?<p>According to recent studies, the answer could well lie in Japan. The Japanese top the global table …

Five intermittent fasting mistakes that undo all the good work

Intermittent fasting is a general term for various eating patterns that involve not eating for short periods of time. Unlike a typical weight-loss diet that restricts how much or what you eat, intermittent fasting isn't all about the food you put in your body; instead it's about <i>when</i> you put that …

Holistic Medicine

10 simple weight loss tips

Losing weight doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Simple changes to your lifestyle will produce results.<p>Most of us know that eating a little less, and exercising a little more does the trick, but in an industry crowded with mixed messages on tips to lose weight, it can get confusing.<p>These simple …

Fitness

Do gardens sleep? Jellyfish may have the answer

Plants may need sleep at night as well as humans and animals, a new study has found.<p>Research in the US has discovered the first evidence of sleep in a species without a brain, leading scientists to suspect the habit is fundamental to life itself, not just to animals.<p>The investigation focused on a …

How to harness predictive data at your business

The correct analysis of data can help businesses plan ahead – reducing waste, speeding up working and capitalising on peak demand.<p>Imagine if your company could see into the future. Consider the value of a crystal ball that could show you the number of customers that you will have on any given day; …

Big Data

'We make £1,000s by renting out our cameras and cars online'

Online marketplaces such as eBay have been offering savvy consumers a way to boost their income by selling unwanted items or setting up micro-businesses since the late Nineties.<p>But consumers are now finding that they can earn significantly more hiring out belongings such as cameras, musical …

Ford Fusion