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Hackers Access At Least 100,000 Snapchat Photos And Prepare To Leak Them, Including Underage Nude Pictures

Underground photo-trading chat rooms have been filled in recent weeks with hints that something big was coming. Thursday night it finally arrived: A third-party Snapchat client app has been collecting every single photo and video file sent through it for years, giving hackers access to a 13GB …

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Trading addictions: the inside story of the e-cig modding scene

There is a rapidly growing subculture of e-cigarette users across the globe who spend countless hours tricking out their hardware. Vape modding, as it's known, blends technical craftsmanship, engineering creativity and artistry into one -- and unbeknownst to most, it originated right here in the …

Former Apple managers talk of the 24/7 work culture: “these people are nuts”

With the extreme competition for senior jobs at Apple, it will come as no surprise that you’re expected to work hard and put in extra hours. But according to two former managers speaking in a <i>Debug</i> podcast, the demands are far greater than anyone realizes when they join, with immediate responses to …

Organic foods found to have less toxic cadmium than conventional crops

This summer, a large meta-study published in the British Journal of Nutrition gathered together data from hundreds of studies comparing conventional …

Search for Alien Life Should Target Water, Oxygen and Chlorophyll

The next generation of space telescopes hunting for signs of extraterrestrial life should focus on water, then oxygen and then alien versions of the …

FCC Considering Punishment for Broadcasters Who Use Redskins Nickname

Perpetual controversy surrounds the Washington Redskins team name. Since nothing has ultimately changed despite the widespread perception that the nickname is offensive toward Native Americans, the Federal Communications Commission may take a serious stand.<p>According to a Tuesday report by Reuters' …

Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors

U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to a partial set of data released Tuesday by the federal government.<p>The data mark the first disclosure of anything approaching …

Free as a bird? Not in China, where pigeons get ‘anal security checks’

Chinese authorities check 10,000 birds in Beijing for suspicious objects ahead of National Day holiday<p>With pro-democracy protests raging in Hong Kong, terrorist attacks on the rise in Xinjiang, and crackdowns underway across the country, China’s leadership may be feeling a bit on edge.<p>So as the …