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Facebook to track non-users around the internet | tech

In a bid to expand its user base, social media giant Facebook has announced it will begin displaying ads to web users who are not members of its …

Social Media

This New Form of Biometric Authentication Might Actually Kill the Written Password

The MasterCard Identity Check mobile app will allow consumers to pay by selfie.<p>By this point we've become desensitized to the headlines about yet another online security breach. The news is usually followed by some idealistic advice informing users to change their passwords for all sites and ensure …

Identity Theft

Here's What You Should Know About The 'Dark Web'

<i>Welcome to What The Tech?!, Refinery29's weekly column explaining the basics behind a buzzword or concept you've heard tossed around in conversation</i> …

Dark Web

Active drive-by exploits critical Android bugs, care of Hacking Team

Hostile JavaScript delivered through ads installs ransomware on older Android phones.<p>An ongoing drive-by attack is forcing ransomware onto Android …

Opera adds a (sort of) VPN to its browser

In an effort to improve security Opera has baked a free VPN (Virtual Private Network) into the latest developer version of its Windows and OS X …

HTML5 Media Source Extensions: Bringing Production Video To The Web

In the last decade, plugins such as Flash and Silverlight have enabled a rich consumption of video in browsers, powering popular services such as …

How to Travel During Your Name Change

The wedding bells chimed, and you said, “I do.” Everything should be smooth sailing from here on out, right? Well, not exactly. If you plan on …

Flying

A quick travel guide to San Francisco’s food scene

Cafes<p>Blue Bottle, probably the most famous of SF coffees, has a number of kiosks and small cafes around the city. Their Hayes Valley location, a tiny …

Insider | The Next Web

All stories in Insider<p>Apple registers new MacBooks and iPads, but don't get too excited<p>Apple has registered new Macs and iPads with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), likely confirming what everyone is expecting: ...<p>Napier Lopez<p>Nikon reportedly has two mirrorless cameras on the way this year …

Women's News (India)

We know your Android phone isn't encrypted, so here’s how you encrypt it in a few easy steps

Over the last few weeks due to the Apple vs. FBI case, pervasive media coverage of that case, and consequently a growing concern throughout the world …

Android Phones

The ESP8266 Part 2 - Arduino Web Server

Introduction: The ESP8266 Part 2 - Arduino Web Server<p>About: Engineer, writer and forever student. Passionate to share knowledge of electronics with …

Run Windows 98 entirely in your browser

I’m a sucker for old-school operating systems running in ways that feel impossible and now there’s a way to run Windows 98 or a bunch of Linux distributions in your browser, no plugin required.<p>With browser-based Windows 98 you can relive the glory days of the past by playing Minesweeper, changing …

More than 11 million HTTPS websites imperiled by new decryption attack

Low-cost DROWN attack decrypts data in hours, works against TLS e-mail servers, too.<p>More than 11 million websites and e-mail services protected by …

Gut bacteria and their connection to the brain

The presence of gut bacteria improve a persons health. This is not news. They become conspicuous by their absence because the body goes out of …

Microbiology

US stocks open higher as Fed's Yellen signals caution

Stocks are edging mostly higher, setting the market up for its first gain after three down days.<p>Traders were encouraged early Wednesday by word from …