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Tech's most egregious violations of user privacy

Technologies that have become ubiquitous in the daily lives of most Americans — from ride-sharing and dating apps to social media — are using sketchy …

Privacy

Infrastructure spending: Which state is falling apart the worst?

In the Donald Trump era, the United States appears to be more politically divided than it has been in decades. Still, there are matters of public policy that most Americans can agree on -- chief among them is investment in infrastructure. According to a recent non-partisan Gallup poll, three out of …

Roads

New facial recognition tool tracks targets across different social networks

The open-source program is designed for security researchers<p>Today, researchers at Trustwave released a new open-source tool called Social Mapper, which uses facial recognition to track subjects across social media networks. Designed for security researchers performing social engineering attacks, …

Social Media

Homeland Security finds vulnerabilities on millions of U.S. cellphones

A research project funded by the Department of Homeland Security has discovered a “slew” of vulnerabilities in the mobile devices offered by the four main U.S. cell phone carriers.<p>These vulnerabilities reportedly leaves these devices open to possible attacks by hackers.<p>Unfortunately, it’s not yet …

Homeland Security

12 Things Truly Happy Couples Have in Common

Happy couples aren’t defined by the number of affectionate messages they’ve shared on social media or the amount of lovey-dovey photos they’ve …

MH370 experts think they’ve finally solved the mystery of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.<p>, Reporter<p>All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths.<p>Along that …

Airplanes

Terrifying Video Of New Airbus A350 In Near-Vertical Take Off

Have you ever wondered what the plane you are flying in is capable of? Well, this video is a real eye-opener, regarding the capabilities of a new …

North Carolina officer chokes, slams man at a Waffle House after prom

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anthony Wall's night started at the prom with his sister, followed by a stop at a Waffle House in Warsaw, North Carolina. While at the restaurant, he got into a heated argument with employees, who called police.<p>It's unclear what happened moments before the confrontation Saturday, but cell …

Justice

22 Dads Who Deserve A Place In The Dad Hall Of Fame

Give these dads a medal.

This Famous Airline Is Hiring Jet Pilots With Literally No Experience and Training Them for Free (but Only for 12 More Days)

You might think the one thing you'd want in a jet pilot is experience. But this famous airline has another idea.<p>Wanted: Commercial jet airline pilots. No experience necessary. But you have only 12 days to apply.<p>That's literally the pitch right now for aspiring pilots who'd like to work for …

Aer Lingus

Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give life significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections.<p>These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

Body Language

Tesla sued for $2 billion by hydrogen truck startup over alleged patent infringement

There is ‘no merit to this lawsuit,’ Tesla says<p>Nikola Motor Company has filed a lawsuit in Arizona alleging that Tesla’s all-electric Semi infringes on the hydrogen truck startup’s patents. The lawsuit claims Tesla willfully copied these patents in creating its electric truck, and Nikola is seeking …

Semi Truck

Why you might want to own a 'burner phone'

Despite all the buzz surrounding the new iPhone, many are considering something on the other end of the spectrum: a cheap, disposable, and prepaid mobile phone.<p>OK, so these “burner phones,” as they’re often referred to, may be an addendum to your pricey smartphone rather than a replacement for it, …

Mobile

Hackers find devious way to break into hotel rooms

Hotels are weird. When we check in somewhere, it’s typically for a very short time — often a week or less. Despite that, we often come to look upon our rooms as our homes away from home. From the moment you drop your luggage on the floor and climb under the Egyptian cotton sheets, you’re in your …

Hospitality

Unstoppable exploit in Nintendo Switch opens door to homebrew and piracy

The Nintendo Switch may soon be a haven for hackers, but not the kind that want your data — the kind that want to run SNES emulators and Linux on their handheld gaming consoles. A flaw in an Nvidia chip used by the Switch, detailed today, lets power users inject code into the system and modify it …

Nintendo Switch

Scientists use graphene to squeeze light to just one atom thick paving the way for tiny switches and sensors

Breakthrough in light compression heralds dawn of a new age of technological possibilities<p>Graphene is regarded as one of the ultimate materials we …

Tesla is connecting 50,000 homes in Australia to create a power grid

The state of South Australia is taking on a revolutionary project to harness solar energy and power 50,000 homes – but instead of using solar cells at a single location, it’s creating a decentralized network across the state, and Tesla is helping out.<p>The idea is to kit out homes with a 5kW solar …

Samsung patents method to authenticate through blood pressure

Iris scanning? Facial scanning? Not enough for Samsung. The company has applied for a patent covering a device user authentication method that relies …

'Halal' internet means more control in Iran after unrest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Guns drawn, Iranian intelligence agents rushed into the apartment of a Washington Post reporter and his journalist …

South Asia

Intel tells customers to stop using its faulty Spectre patch

Intel has <i>another</i> Spectre patch in the works, after users reported that its last fix led to random rebooting issues. Consequently, the company is now recommending that its customers stop deploying that original patch, and instead start testing out the new and improved version. Navin Shenoy, …

Customers

ARON is like futuristic wi-fi that works with infrared light

Surefire, a California-based flashlight company, is showing off its new infrared communication system, ARON, at CES this week.<p>What is it?<p>Surefire’s ARON (Augmented Reality Optical Narrowcasting) is a form of wireless data transmission involving beams of light. It transmts information via infrared …

Vivo phone shows off first in-screen fingerprint scanner

Using the world's first phone with a fingerprint scanner built into the display was as awesome as I hoped it would be.<p>There's no home button breaking up your screen space, and no fumbling for a reader on the phone's back. I simply pressed my index finger on the phone screen in the place where the …

Phones

Flintu’s SideKick is an everyday carry which could save you and your smartphone

As Australia’s startup ecosystem experiences a resurgence, its hardware startups are getting in on the act. Despite Sydney being around the same flight time from Shenzhen (in China, the hardware capital of the world), as San Francisco, it’s handily in the same time zone. This means Australia’s …

Major flaw in millions of Intel chips revealed

<b>A serious flaw in the design of Intel's chips will require Microsoft, Linux and Apple to update operating systems for computers around the world.</b><p>It is believed to affect chips in millions of computers from the last decade.<p>The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it was aware of the issue …

Information Security

Samsung's phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux

Samsung's DeX is a clever way to turn your phone into a desktop computer. However, there's one overriding problem: you probably don't have a good reason to use it instead of a PC. And Samsung is trying to fix that. It's unveiling Linux on Galaxy, an app-based offering that (surprise) lets you run …

Linux

The Secret Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson’s biography portrays a man obsessed with knowledge and almost impossible to know.<p>In Renaissance Florence, a number of designated boxes placed throughout the city allowed citizens to make anonymous denunciations of various moral crimes—in 1461, for example, the artist-monk Filippo …

Art

How to set up a VPN on a Chromebook

If you have an account with a VPN provider, you can use it on your Chromebook, too!<p>While most VPN companies have something you can download for …

Chromebook

France, Germany, Spain, Italy call for turnover tax for tech giants

Several of the European Union’s major economies are calling for tax reform across the bloc that responds to where tech platforms generate revenue, not just where they book profit — arguing that the current system allows digital giants to minimize tax liabilities by using subsidiaries sited in …

Europe

Senate Democrats fight FCC plan to lower America’s broadband standards

You can’t fix the US broadband problem by redefining it, senators tell FCC.<p>Senate Democrats are fighting a Federal Communications Commission proposal …

Net Neutrality

Documents: Utilities were warned before SC nuke plant flop

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Utility companies apparently were warned well in advance about serious problems plaguing a doomed South Carolina nuclear …

Nuclear Energy