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Email and file encryption service Virtru, built by ex-NSA engineer, raises $29 million

Talk about being at the right place and at the right time. Following revelations of government spying, data breaches, malicious hacking, identity theft and other online threats, the email and file encryption application Virtru has now grown to over 4,000 customers and has closed on $29 million in …

virtru

Artist photographs toys in the fantastical scenes you imagined as a child

Now that you're an adult, chances are you don't play with toys much anymore. But why not? Is it because you don't want to, or because society will …

Some 54 Million 'Overweight' or 'Obese' Americans Are Actually Healthy, Say Scientists

Flawed BMI (body mass index) scale slammed in new study.<p>Millions of Americans who have been labelled overweight or obese based on their body mass …

Diabetes

Ballet Dancer

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Ballet

GCHQ admits for the first time to 'persistent' hacking in the UK and abroad

The UK's digital spy agency, GCHQ, has admitted for the first time in court that it hacks computers, smartphones, and networks in the UK and abroad. GCHQ's use of hacking — known in official parlance as computer network exploitation or CNE — has been an open secret since the Snowden revelations in …

How the Dark Web’s favorite anonymity tool got hacked

Ask any hacker about the best ways to stay anonymous online and they’re very likely to mention something called Tor. Tor (a.k.a., The Onion Router) …

I Didn't Know I Was an Introvert, I Just Thought I Hated People

I have a confession to make: I am not the person you imagine me to be. In person, I am not as witty and outspoken as I seem here. Oh sure, I am still funny, hilarious even, but not in the beginning. In the beginning, I will stand awkwardly while making weird small talk that makes everyone …

Without Einstein it would have taken decades longer to understand gravity

It was 1905, and Albert Einstein had just turned theoretical physics on its head by publishing a paper on what later became known as special …

Physics

Here are the rights the United Nations guarantees everyone on the internet

The rights to online privacy and freedom of expression, for example, are really extensions of the equal and inalienable rights laid out in the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. According to the UN, disconnecting people from the internet violates these rights and goes against …

Apple's CEO On Encryption: "You Can't Have A Back Door That's Only For The Good Guys"

There’s a burning debate – bordering on a battle – between the U.S. government and technology companies over encryption.<p>The government asserts that encryption – when it is so strong that the police can not eavesdrop on communications in their efforts to catch and prosecute criminals – is a bad …

Did The FBI Transform This Teenager Into A Terrorist After Reading His Emails?

How the case of conflicted teenager Mohamed Mohamud — convinced by the FBI he was bombing a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon — could determine whether the American government is allowed to spy wholesale on its citizens.<p><b>On Nov. 4, 2010,</b> a small cell of al-Qaeda operatives …

Software Engineering Daily: Coding bootcamps question the need for computer science degrees

Demand for programmers has surged since 2008. Programmers rarely have trouble finding a job, and college students are flocking to computer science as …

5 Reasons Smart People Have Trouble Accepting Themselves

Let’s talk about five specific struggles that people who are above average in intelligence face.<p>Research suggests that individuals with an IQ of 120 …

Microsoft will host data in Germany to hide it from US spies

Microsoft is opening new data centers in Germany to allow European customers to hide their digital information from US government surveillance. The new data centers will open in late 2016 and will be operated by a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. However, <i>The Financial Times</i> notes that customers will …

New derivation of pi links quantum physics and pure math

In 1655 the English mathematician John Wallis published a book in which he derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. …

Quantum Mechanics

15 Metrics Every Software Product Manager Should Know

The world of product management is rapidly changing. It is more data-driven than ever before. There is no doubt that data is impacting most jobs. But this is amplified for product managers, especially if they work for an emerging software company. Being a PM at an early-stage company has never been …

The ultimate privacy hack: How to hide online in plain sight

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: I’m about to create an alternate identity online as an artist. How do I go about ensuring no one can find me?</i> <i>Answer by Dan Tynan, Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo! Tech.</i><p>To really hide online, you need to do it in plain sight. That means you will have to create an …

Information Systems

User Experience Design — Best sources to learn UX

<i>Sites, courses, UX Degrees and books</i><p><i>This list about User Experience is often updated! We add newest sources on top of the list.</i><p>Demand for UX …

Supreme Court case pits privacy rights against Internet data brokers

The Supreme Court is set to hear a clash between privacy laws that protect American consumers and the desire of online data providers to avoid potentially crippling lawsuits if they post inaccurate information on the Web.<p>On Monday the justices will take up the case of Thomas Robins, a Virginia man …

Class Action

How Amazon took control of the cloud | John Naughton

Amazon’s fast-growing web services have become a critical component in our computing universe<p>The internet, in just two decades, has gone from something that seemed exotic to most people to a utility that is taken for granted – like electricity. Just as most people – at least in industrial societies …

History

The Spooky Effects of Sleep Deprivation

It's no surprise that a night without enough Zzzs can lead to a groggy morning. But bleary eyes and gaping yawns aren't the only things that can …

Sleep

Kotatsu is a Japanese Table That Offers the Comfort of a Giant Warm Bed

The kotatsu is an ingenious invention that traces back to 14th century Japan, serving as a space heater when the weather gets colder. It's fairly simplistic in design, consisting of a heat source underneath a table with a skirt wrapped around it, capturing the heat during the cold season. The end …

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You

The brain can sometimes do things that negatively affect our perspective of the world. It is in our hands to change that perception.

Bob Ross's 'The Joy Of Painting' To Be Streamed On Twitch For Painter's Birthday

You might not immediately recognise the name but Bob Ross was - and still is - a bit of a legend.<p>The ever-cheerful painter with the big hair graced …

Art

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Emotional Intelligence

Microsoft Arrow Launcher out of beta and into the Google Play Store

I happen to be a fan of what Microsoft has been putting up in the Google Play Store. This is because they are obviously not trying to imitate what is done in their own platforms, and these apps actually happen to offer unique abilities to Android users (unlike what Apple has been doing). Today the …

Insulin Influences Dopamine Levels

<b>Findings also shed light on food choices and obesity.</b><p>Insulin, the hormone essential to all mammals for controlling blood sugar levels and a feeling …

Neuroscience

20 Cool Handwritten Fonts for Your Designs

Every website has one ultimate goal – to make the audiences relate to it so that whatever call to action you have, they would eagerly follow. This is …

A Criticism of Scrum • Aaron Gray

So Scrum. The most popular agile software development methodology, with seemingly around 70% of agile teams using it. What is it all about? Is it …

Project Management