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The gaming industry can become the next big target of cybercrime

Video-game-related crime is almost as old as the industry itself. But while illegal copies and pirated versions of games were the previous dominant form of illicit activities related to games, recent developments and trends in online gaming platforms have created new possibilities for …

Cybersecurity

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Apps

I Replaced My Fingerprints With Prosthetics to Avoid Surveillance

In preparation for an age of biometric data megabreaches, I covered my real fingerprints with replaceable, fully-functional fake ones that are nearly impossible to copy.<p>With face recognition on the rise and fingerprint readers on our phones, it's no secret that biometrics are quickly becoming the …

Why It's Harder To Encrypt Facebook Messenger Than WhatsApp

It’s not as easy as a flip of a switch.<p>Privacy nerds got some good and some bad news on Friday, when Facebook became the latest major company to embrace encryption, rolling out an optional end-to-end encrypted option in Messenger called "Secret Conversations."<p>The good news is that this will give …

Rigged YouTube videos can use Siri and Google Now to hijack your phone

Researchers have demonstrated that "hidden" voice commands can trick voice-activated assistants into doing things like downloading malware.

Mobile Devices

Your Smart Watch Can Steal Your ATM PIN

Attackers can reproduce hand movements to recover secret codes with 90 percent accuracy Photo-Illustration: Getty ImagesMobile systems and cyber …

Write On: Notepad Organizer for Pencils and Pens

When it comes to capturing inspiration, making plans, or sharing sketches and ideas, makers and notebooks go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re a drawer of systems, an artist who’s never without a sketchpad, an obsessive organizer, or even a creative kid, having a solid system for keeping all of your …

Artist uses embroidery to capture travel memories

Why snap a pic of your favorite landmarks when you can recreate them with a needle and thread?<p>Lim says each creation takes roughly two hours to …

Sewing

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

<b>The Question Game</b><p>by <b>Sophie Wrobel</b>, <i>geist.avesophos.de</i><p>The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking<p><i>Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart</i> …