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New York has just opened a massive public spying network

‘Free’ public Wi-Fi always sounds a little too good to be true and now American civil liberties campaigners have written to the Mayor of New York to tell him they are pretty creeped out about how much data the new LinkNYC booths will collect.<p>The anticipated 10,000-strong network across New York …

Surveillance

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Apps

Ad-block software is approaching 200 million users — here's how publishers are reacting

Ad-block software usage may be more common than previously thought. There are nearly 200 million monthly active users (MAU) of ad-block software globally, according to data from a new study by PageFair and Adobe included in our latest ad-blocking report.<p>That represents a big uptick in ad-block …

Digital Advertising

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Streams from Flying Lotus, Disclosure, DJ Snake and more<p>There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, …

Android is facing a security crisis

A few days ago, we learned about Stagefright, a vulnerability in practically all Android devices that can be exploited with a simple text message. All someone has to do is get a person's phone number and send a certain type of message in order to take over the device. The affected user doesn't even …

Android News

Android fingerprint readers may be easier to hack than Touch ID

There's nothing like a Black Hat Security Conference to leave you feeling exposed and vulnerable. Today's compromise? Fingerprint readers. Security researchers Tao Wei and Yulong Zhang have exposed some pretty significant flaws in the Android fingerprint framework. The duo outlined a couple of …

Tesla's first big vulnerability requires physical access to the car

For months, researchers have been hyping up a new set of vulnerabilities in Tesla's Model S — and today, we finally got a look at what they are. In a presentation at the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas, Lookout's Kevin Mahaffey and Cloudflare's Marc Rogers detailed a method for compromising …

Tesla
Crime

This Cute Simulation Proves Why We Need Driverless Cars

But the last few drivers on the road will get to drive like jeeeerrrks.<p>We know the driverless cars are coming, with promise of making roads safer and eliminating traffic woes. But what will life be like for the last of us left on the road driving the old-fashioned way, Vin Diesel style?<p>It may breed …

Driverless Cars

Google releases Stagefright megabug patch for phones

Samsung joins company in promising monthly security updates in order to prevent Android platform from falling behind fight against malware<p>Google and Samsung will release new security updates for Android phones every month, in an attempt to prevent the platform from falling behind in the fight …

Android News

What Brazil's $10 billion Olympic venues look like one year before the games

Sixteen months later, 365 days before the Opening Ceremony, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes announced that all projects were on schedule.<p>"We are literally making a miracle happen here," he said.<p>Given what we saw at the Sochi Olympics (where hotels weren't finished by the start of the games) and the 2014 …

Brazil

How Photographers Change People’s Views on War

Here’s a 3.5-minute video by Seeker Stories that explores how photography has affected the way people feel about wars over the past couple of …

Primer: How to Get a ‘Film Look’ with DSLR Footage

Want to give your DSLR footage a cinematic look? DSLR filmmaking enthusiast Jake Coppinger made this 11-minute video tutorial to teach you how you …

Christian Louboutin's New Lipsticks Look Like Sex Toys

Sex sells, eh?<p>Christian Louboutin, the designer behind coveted red-soled shoes everywhere, expanded into the beauty realm with a line of nail polishes last year, and he will soon sell lipstick to match.<p>If the nail polish packaging was regarded for its sleek design, the lipstick tubes, while …

Lips

Here's how Apple reacted to Taylor Swift's takedown of Apple Music

Since Apple had initially said it wouldn't pay artists royalties for any streams during the free three-month trial period, Swift at first declined to put her album 1989 on Apple Music.<p>Less than a day later, Apple reversed its decision and said it would compensate artists during that period after …

Apple Music