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Hackers can trick self-driving cars into taking evasive action

Lidar sensor can be fooled into seeing fake people, cyclists, cars or walls with a $60 system built out of Raspberry Pi and a laser pointer<p>Hackers can easily trick self-driving cars into thinking that another car, a wall or a person is in front of them, potentially paralysing it or forcing it to …

Autonomous Cars

Trump, tech, and the future of government surveillance

Beginning with 2013’s Snowden leaks, the Obama administration publicly wrestled with various thorny issues at the intersection of technology and government surveillance.<p>When, how, and for what purposes should the government collect personal communications and other data? Is it ever appropriate for …

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to put it through its paces, chances are you just clicked "I agree" to all those screens of legal mumbo jumbo that came up during the setup process.<p>Did you know one of …

Creepy new browser-tracking technique means there's nowhere left for you to hide

These days, everyone on the internet already knows if you're a dog. Thanks to a newly developed tracking technique, they may soon know even …

Records show EPA's Pruitt used private email, despite denial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt occasionally used private email to communicate with staff while serving …

The U.S. Government’s Privacy Watchdog Is Basically Dead, Emails Reveal

There’s a little-known federal agency whose job is to ensure U.S. spy agencies protect privacy and other civil liberties even as they work to defeat …

William Eggleston’s “Democratic” Images Of America

The pioneer of color photography spoke to Co.Design about his way of seeing the world.<p>Photographer William Eggleston, who turned 77 this year, shoots the same way today as he always has: From the hip.<p>“It happens so fast and I don’t plan any of these images beforehand,” he tells <i>Co.Design</i>. “I’ve …

Street Photography

Yes, the NSA Can Spy on Every US Citizen

We've learned from investigations that the NSA and FBI have direct access to the servers of numerous tech-industry giants including Google, Facebook, and Apple through the use of PRISM—a program that enables intelligence analysts to intercept any form...<p>NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland.</i> …

Is the 'Oscar Curse' Real, or Just More Fake News?

After watching <i>Moonlight</i> nab Best Picture during one of the most exciting moments in Oscar history, it took us a few hours for Madeleine and me to …

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer …

Privacy

Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane

If you like your privacy, don’t fly the friendly skies with your phone connected to in-flight networks. American and British intelligence have been surveilling phone use aboard civil aircraft since at least 2005, according to a new investigation by Le Monde based on secret documents from former …

Surveillance

Donald Trump raises 'conspiracy theory' after CIA concludes Russia intervened in election to help him win

With the CIA concluding that Russia intervened in order to help him win the White House, Donald Trump has claimed that if he lost the election and made similar accusations they would be dismissed as a "conspiracy theory".<p>Calls for a Congressional investigation into Russian hacking during the …

Lies, propaganda and fake news: A challenge for our age

With news sources splintering and falsehoods spreading widely online, can anything be done? Richard Gray takes an in-depth look at how we got here – and hears from the researchers and innovators seeking to save the truth.<p>Who was the first black president of America? It’s a fairly simple question …

Journalism

Newly-Declassified Documents Show that CIA Worked Closely with Owners and Journalists with Many of the Largest Media Outlets

Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and …

CNN is Sean Spicer's enemy except for when it's reporting good things about Trump

News is fake until it's good and then it's real and we will talk about it.<p>Cool?<p>You may know that the current White House administration is no fan of …

Protect your phone from secret spyware

The smartphone has become one of the most important tools in millions of Americans’ lives. It tracks your movements, displays emails and text messages, and notifies you of every birthday and appointment. Every second, information floods your smartphone. Unless you switch them off, your apps work …