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NSA spied on your email even after program was shut down

The <i>New York Times</i> is reporting that the NSA developed a way to spy on our emails even after the program allowing it to do so was shut down. Until December 2011, the agency was entitled to bulk-collect emails at will because it was subject to oversight from the intelligence court. That meant that …

The best wireless exercise headphones

<i>By Lauren Dragan</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>After considering a total of 145 sport-specific headphones and testing 82 of the best-reviewed options, our experts agreed that the JLab Epic Bluetooth is the …

10 Things You Need to Know About Encryption

1. Encryption is easy to use. See below to download applications and view tutorials and links.<p>2. Encryption, a process that scrambles communications, allows only those with the decryption key to read one's messages. An encrypted message looks like random alphanumeric gibberish to the human eye.<p>The …

Privacy

Kurdish intelligence chief: ISIS can be beaten in weeks

Speaking near the Sinjar front, a northern Iraqi town where Kurdish forces drove ISIS out last week, intelligence chief Masrour Barzani told the <i>BBC</i> that it was important to militarily defeat ISIS.<p>"Once they lose territory, there is no area for jihadist around the world to come to and they will lose …

Middle East

A bunch of tech billionaires, celebrities, and startup founders spent the weekend partying on a cruise ship — here are the incredible photos

Two thousand influencers — from tech entrepreneurs like Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Google chairman Eric Schmidt to musicians like John Legend — took to the high seas this past weekend for the second-ever Summit at Sea.<p>The four-day summit took place on a Norweigan Cruise Line boat and was filled …

Startups

German agent admits at treason trial that he spied for CIA

Former German intelligence officer Markus Reichel says ‘no one trusted me’ at BND as he testifies in case that emerged amid furore over Snowden revelations<p>A former German secret service agent charged with treason has admitted to spying for the CIA, telling a court he had done so out of …

Surveillance

Edward Snowden says it's your 'duty' to install ad blockers

Edward Snowden's embrace of the free flow of information apparently doesn't apply to online ads.<p>In an interview with <i>The Intercept</i>, the government …

Edward Snowden and spread of encryption blamed after Paris terror attacks

As Paris reels from terrorist attacks that have claimed 129 lives, fierce blame for the carnage is being directed toward American whistleblower …

Edward Snowden

Paris attacks show U.S. surveillance of Islamic State may be ‘going dark’

<i>This story was written with Yahoo News Deputy Editor Dan Klaidman.</i><p>The Islamic State’s claim of responsibility for the Paris attacks that killed 129 …

National Security

How to build a robot with Raspberry Pi

Robotics is an exciting way to introduce people to programming but it can also be a little difficult sometimes for newcomers to get to grips with as …

Raspberry Pi

9 simple things you need to do to get faster Wi-Fi

Fast Wi-Fi is like good air-conditioning or clean tap water: You don’t notice it until it’s gone. For most chronic multitaskers, dealing with a slow, …

When Robots Colonize the Cosmos, Will They Be Conscious? (Op-Ed)

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Is your WiFi slow? It could be because your router is next to a LAMP, say experts as David Cameron pledges to deliver fast broadband for all

• <b>One in five British homes suffer from slow Wi-Fi due to router's position</b>• <b><br>Electronic devices can interfere with signal as it travels through the</b> …

ProtonMail On Battling A Sustained DDoS Attack

Encrypted webmail provider, ProtonMail, has been fighting a wave of DDoS attacks since November 3 that, by last Friday, had taken its service offline for more than 24 hours. At the time of writing the attacks are still coming.<p>They have included what ProtonMail co-founder Andy Yen described as a …

Cybersecurity
Airplanes
Information Systems

Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’

A new report suggests that the marriage of AI and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end<p>If you wanted relief from stories about tyre factories and steel plants closing, you could try relaxing with a new 300-page report from Bank of America Merrill …

Artificial Intelligence

These Are Edward Snowden's Favorite Security Tools (That Anyone Can Use)

In a recent interview, Edward Snowden unveiled his top five security tools that he uses all the time to protect his communications and devices …

Privacy

Three new malware strains infect 20k apps, impossible to wipe, only affect Android

A new adware scourge injecting itself into popular apps such as Facebook and Twitter is also "virtually impossible to uninstall," requiring infected …

Apps

Why UK's draconian surveillance plan won't protect us

<b>(CNN) —</b> The publication of the draft investigatory powers bill on Wednesday was a golden opportunity for the UK government to draft legislation that would provide security and privacy for the law-abiding citizens of the UK, and then by influence, for the world as a whole. That, however, is not what …

Surveillance
Russia

There's a new type of computer virus that threatens to post your personal files on the internet if you don't pay up

Since it began to take root as far back as 1989, "ransomware" has followed a predictable pattern. Someone infects your computer with malware that encrypts all your files, and then you pay to get them decrypted.<p>If you are hit with a ransomware attack, there's often not much you can do about it. Even …

Malware
Law Enforcement

Inbox by Gmail app for iPhone will use AI-powered Smart Reply feature to respond to messages for you

Google’s Inbox by Gmail app for iPhone is one of the best things to happen to personal email management since email was invented (at least, it is for Gmail users). Using Google Now’s power, it can automatically create calendar events, sort out your junk and priority emails and suggest reminders. …

I took myself offline completely. Here's why

The increasing power of governments and companies to spy on us is worrying. We need to think more carefully about how we act online<p>Last week, I gave up my entire digital identity. That is, during the course of a panel discussion entitled, "Data Shadow: Anonymity is our only right, and that is why …

FBI Offers $10,000 Reward For Info On Missing Inker NORMAN LEE

Credit: Patrick Scherberger & Norman Lee (Marvel Comics)<p><b>Updated November 7, 2016</b>: The FBI have now offered a $10,000 for information about the …

Google to encircle the globe with internet balloons next year

As we've written about before, Google's Project Loon aims to bring internet to the parts of the world where people have little or no access. The …

Southern Hemisphere

5G explained: the next-gen data tech is coming

5G is coming to a cell tower near you faster than you might think: with speeds that could eventually hit hundreds of times those of 4G, it promises …

Internet of Things