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Obama: ‘We don’t want government to look into everyone’s phones willy-nilly’

Encryption with a backdoor accessible to very few in important situations is what President Barack Obama says he suspects is the answer to the digital privacy versus security debate. That contradicts the position of many in the security industry who believe that would inevitability lead to abuses …

World's highest ranking human rights official says the FBI is 'unlocking a Pandora's Box'

The very high-profile and incredibly important case between Apple and the FBI wanting access to data stored on an iPhone could have “serious global ramifications,” according to the United Nation’s High Commissioner of Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.<p>“In order to address a security-related issue …

Google expanding its 'right to be forgotten' in Europe just means you'll now need a VPN

When Google was ordered to start censoring its search results for users within Europe back in 2014, it meant that anyone who requested delisted information from any of the search giant’s European sites couldn’t access it.<p>There was, however, one giant hole in that system – anyone visiting Google.com …

Privacy

How a Computer Glitch Caused HTC Vive to Sell Out

The HTC Vive Consumer Edition officially went on sale to the public on February 29 for $799. Within the first 10 minutes, the company sold over …

How Much Does Your ISP Know About You? Less Than You Might Think.

A new study concludes Internet service provider's access to consumer data is limited and often less than others see.<p>Your Internet service provider doesn’t know as much about you as you might think.<p>ISPs have limited access to consumer data — often, less than other online players do — according to a …

Privacy

Scientists have managed to shrink a supercomputer to the size of a book using biological motors

A group of international scientists has developed a biocomputer the size of a book or laptop that can solve mathematical problems as quickly as a …

5. Concrete - The Romans Got There First

Although most of us associate concrete with ugly '70s tower blocks, it's actually a technology that was used throughout history, most famously by the …

The non-technical fields that young people should be studying if they want to be innovators

No one disputes that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Eric Schmidt built their careers—and fortunes—on their technical know-how. But their successes wouldn’t have occurred if they hadn’t pursued softer subjects like psychology and international relations.<p>Technological innovation requires …

Artificial Intelligence

Six million dollar man's bionic eye becomes reality

<i>The latest version of the telescopic contact lens, compared to a quarter (for scale). (Image Credit: Eric Tremblay and Joe Ford / EPFL)</i><p>Other vital improvements include giving the lens more oxygen permeability by putting in minuscule air channels approximately 0.1 mm wide to allow oxygen to flow …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Major emoji changes will allow you to change hair color and gender

A proposed change to the Unicode standard this week plans to introduce emoji customization, so that you’re able to change the hair color or gender of an emoji.<p>UTS 52 is a change that would allow for major emoji customization for the first time — and it’s now going through the process to become a …

Japan recognises 'right to be forgotten' of man convicted of child sex offences

Court orders Google to hide news reports of Japanese man saying criminals are entitled to have their private lives ‘respected and rehabilitation unhindered’<p>Japan has taken another step towards recognising “the right to be forgotten” of individuals online after a court ordered Google to remove news …

Hive feels the heat after smart thermostat glitch

The Internet of Things can be a wondrous thing -- it allows you to operate your lights using an app, remotely monitor your house and, when it works, intelligently warm it. This last weekend, some owners of the Hive smart thermostat experienced what it's like when the Internet of Things goes bad …

Google self-driving car strikes bus on California street

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-driving car being tested by Google struck a public bus on a Silicon Valley street, a fender-bender that appears to be the …

Autonomous Cars

Patents Hint at Sony's VR Plans

While Facebook-owned (fb) Oculus and HTC (htc) have laid out a good deal of information about their upcoming virtual reality headsets, Sony (sne) has …

The first version of Microsoft's insane holographic goggles will cost $3,000 and start shipping at the end of March

The HoloLens, first announced just over a year ago, is a standalone device from Microsoft that actually overlays three-dimensional holograms into your field of vision.<p>The technical term for what HoloLens does is "augmented reality." It's very cool, even if consumers like you and me still have to …

Spanish-Style Quinoa Recipe

"This quinoa dish is a delicious and higher protein alternative to Spanish rice. This is a nice side dish to a Mexican meal, or it can be used as a …

Coca-cola–glazed Chicken Wings

Coca-cola–glazed Chicken Wings from Imbibe• 1 cup Coca-Cola Classic<br>• Juice of 2 limes<br>• 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar<br>• 3 jalapeño chiles, finely …

Why Desperation Pies Are Making a Comeback

The salt and vinegar chip-flavored pie was once made when fresh fruit wasn't in season. Now it's back on the menu.<p>When James Beard Award-winning chef <b>Chris Shepherd</b> was putting together the menu for Underbelly, his Houston restaurant, he ran into a dessert quandary. He wanted a sweet tart that used …

5 Tips for Marketing Your App Internationally

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Smartphone adoption is on the rise, and by 2016, there will be an estimated 2 billion smartphone users worldwide. The U.S. will constitute a mere 10 percent of this overall figure, with much of the growth coming from the developing world, …

Apps

Google accidentally leaked hundreds of thousands of customers' personal details — and didn't notice for 2 years

Identified by security researchers at Cisco, the vulnerability affects websites registered via Google Apps for work, using the registrar eNom. The owners of the websites in question had all opted into "WHOIS privacy protection." When someone "WHOIS's" — or queries — the website, the personal …

Security

Bloody Scary

Bloody Scary from My Recipes• 1 large ripe heirloom tomato (8 oz.), chopped<br>• 1/2 cup potato vodka such as Blue Ice<br>• 1 teaspoon grated fresh …

Roasted Chicken Recipes

Roasted chicken is one of our favorite comfort foods<p>When the temperature drops, roasted chicken becomes a staple in our homes. It's such a comforting …

Cooking

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ spicy skirt steak and pork mince recipes

Photograph: Thomasina Miers for the Guardian. Food styling: Maud Eden<p>Thomasina Miers’ Thai fragrant pork patties: ‘Delectable.’<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/17/1424184958207/d51a2034-272d-4ac1-95a0-ffa2593e80cb-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Thomasina Miers for the …

The Ultimate Sticky Buns

Makes 9 Servings<p>These buns can be assembled the night before, needing only a final rise before baking. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>⅔ cup whole milk<p>5 tablespoons sugar, divided<p>1¾ teaspoons active dry yeast (from one ¼-ounce envelope)<p>…

Baking

These 5 Vegetarian Recipes Prove Comfort Food Doesn't Need Meat

These recipes are hearty enough to satisfy meat eaters and vegetarians alike.<p>Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.<p>You …

Cooking

17 DIY Kitchen Tips That Will Forever Change Your Favorite Room

The kitchen is hands-down our favorite room in the house... and not just because of food prep. The kitchen is a place where form meets function, and if things are streamlined, every task flows as smoothly as melted butter into a bowl.<p>Thank <i>goodness</i> for DIY tips that totally change the kitchen game. …

Ice Cream

27 Pasta Recipes To Help You Survive The Winter

All pair well with wine and a blanket.