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Tech firms to increase alerts about police requests for data -- report

Despite Justice Department objections, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft plan to expand their policies on notifying customers whose data has been requested by law enforcement, says a report.<p>The news comes as a digital-rights organization gets set to release an influential privacy scorecard, and as bad …

Surveillance

New NSA Documents Make Case For Keeping Surveillance Programs Secret

The Director of National Intelligence declassified a set of 10 court documents on Saturday, in which both the Bush and Obama administrations argue that sensitive NSA programs should be kept secret.<p>The administration declassified the documents under a court order related to two lawsuits filed the …

iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak Now Available

A team of iOS programmers called Evasi0n have jailbroken that latest iPhone/iPod/iPad operating system, iOS 7.0.4. Jailbreaking allows uses to install home-brew software and run unapproved apps from the Cydia software repository.<p>The jailbreak takes “5 minutes” and works on Windows and OS X. Users …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Google Science Fair Winners Are Some Amazing Kids

Google's worldwide science fair has just declared its winners.<p>These are the geniuses of tomorrow, the kids who will grow up to invent amazing things and cure diseases.<p>Every year, Google holds one of the most impressive science fairs in the world (along with Intel's). This year, teenagers from 120 …

Medical records handed to pharmacies have no constitutionally protected privacy, says the DEA

Like emails and documents stored in the cloud, your prescription medical records may have a tenuous right to privacy. In response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) over the privacy of certain medical records, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is arguing that …

10 Of The Most Amazing Textiles Of The Future

A jacket that protects your personal space, wallpaper that lights up at your touch, and more<p>Textile design is one of those fields that seems like it never changes all that much. Wallpaper is wallpaper. A rug is a rug. Right?<p>Wrong. A new crop of tech-minded designers is adding futuristic spins on …