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This Is Why Your Facebook Feed Is Filled With Cartoon Stickers

Brace yourself: The stickers are coming to Facebook.<p>Those adorable graphics or cartoons of special characters have, up until now, lived only in messages to friends on Messenger. But people will soon be able to share them in comments on posts from people, in groups, and on events, Facebook announced …

Dropbox Denies 7M Password Leak, Says Stolen Logins Are From Other Sites

On Monday, a Reddit thread surfaced with links to Pastebin files containing a slew of Dropbox logins. And, said the hacker, there’s plenty more where that came from—roughly 7 million compromised accounts in total.<p>The initial leaks came to hundreds of unencrypted Dropbox usernames and passwords, all …

Tiny Box Promises To Keep You Anonymous On The Internet

What if anonymizing your Internet use was as easy as plugging in a router?<p>One group of privacy-focused developers is working to make that happen. Their $45 Anonabox is an open-source router that aims to make it simple to reroute all your Internet traffic through an anonymous network, making it much …

Meet The Internet's Nasty New "Poodle" Attack

A vicious new bug on the Internet has an innocuous name but a nasty potential bite. Meet the Poodle attack, which exploits yet another vulnerability in one of the Internet’s basic security protocols that could theoretically give an attacker access to your sensitive online accounts.<p>Google …

Snapchat Claims It Can't Afford To Keep Your Photos Secure

Snapchat is valued at $10 billion, with its 24-year-old CEO Evan Spiegel paying himself a $10 million salary. Yet in the wake of a third-party breach which allowed hackers to post hundreds of thousands of private Snapchat photos on the Internet, the company now claims it has neither the time or …

Apple and Facebook are now paying for women employees to freeze their eggs

Attempt to delay childbirth and recruit a more diverse workforce is both encouraging and dystopian<p>It sounds like a plot out of a <i>Gattaca</i>-like dystopian movie: giant corporations that pay for the women on their workforces to freeze their reproductive eggs, allowing them to spend more of their most …

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …

Supporting These Organizations Can Help Fight The Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

Today Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help fight Ebola in West Africa. Last month, Bill Gates announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would give $50 million toward efforts to stop the outbreak, with money …

The Kano Kit Teaches Kids to Build Computers and Learn to Code

You've got a ton of options for excellent little starter kits for electronics of all kinds, but if you're looking to teach a kid about programming, …

Pack Your Suit Inside Out and Rolled to Prevent Wrinkles

Packing an entire suite in your luggage without wrinkling it is pretty difficult. Travel site Travel+Leisure shows how to pack the suit in a small …

Travel

Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man Is Back—and Superhero Civil War Is Coming

What you should know, and why you should be excited<p><b>It all makes sense now,</b> true believers. Marvel is out for war.<p>An announcement this week that Robert Downey Jr.—star of <i>Iron Man</i>, and honestly the entire Marvel Universe as it appears on film—will appear in <i>Captain America 3</i> was big news on its own, …

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This New Emoji App Was Designed With Basic Bitches In Mind - PAPER

Who is the elusive chanteuse known as the basic bitch? Well, to put it simply, she is all of us and we are all her. If we haven't already, it's time to own up to the fact that we all indulge in things that could be considered <i>basic</i>. And that's why we're going to totally enjoy the shit out of LOLy, a …

ISIS's Nightmare: Fierce Kurdish Women Fighters

On Monday the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that the isolated Kurdish enclave of Kobani was "about to fall" to a massive, sustained assault …

Middle East

Google Translate for Chrome updated with ability to highlight and translate specific text

Google today updated its official Google Translate extension for Chrome, letting users translate any text they want on a webpage. You can download the new version now, directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>If you’re a Chrome user, you might be wondering what exactly is new here. After all, Google …

Technology will hurt the banks, not kill them

Technology has its eyes on banking. Apple is expected this week to launch Apple Pay, its touchless payment system for iPhones; venture capital funds …

Facebook launches 'Safety Check' to let people know your status during natural disasters

Facebook’s latest feature is one people will hope they never have to use.<p>The social network launched “Safety Check” today, a tool that is activated after a natural disaster, using either the city you say you live in or your location settings if you use the “Nearby Friends” feature. It will help you …

Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs In Sony's Next Biopic

Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's forthcoming biopic, according to Variety's Justin Kroll, citing sources.<p>Leonardo DiCaprio had been under consideration for the lead role in "Jobs," but the actor declined the roll two weeks ago.<p>"Jobs" is based on Walter Isaacson's wildly …