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When Phone Operators Were Unruly Teenage Boys

Before they were women, they were swearing, wrestling, beer-drinking pranksters.<p>When the telegraph was the primary means of instant communication in the United States, it regularly employed boys to operate its switches. Boys were nimble, the thinking went. They were quick. They were also, as …

Why Uber must be stopped

The touted start-up is proving to be the embodiment of unrestrained hyper-capitalism. What happens when it wins?<p>What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and technological innovation serving the greater convenience and comfort of the general public? Or living proof for why capitalist …

Single woman conned out of £170,000 when looking for love on match.com

Suzanne Hardman was one of a string of women tricked into handing over a total of £220,000 to a gang of conmen posing as a single middle aged man on an internet dating site<p>A woman was conned out of £170,000 by a gang who won her affection by posing as an attractive middle-aged man looking for love …

Hacking Team is spreading government malware through YouTube and Microsoft Live

You don't have to click on a sketchy link to end up downloading malware. A new report from Citizen Lab's Morgan Marquis-Boire shows how companies can spread targeted malware by intercepting web traffic en route, sending malicious traffic from an otherwise friendly link. A company called Hacking …

Edward Snowden Reveals NSA's MonsterMind Program

It's a cyberwar robot that always hits back.<p>In the high desert near Bluffdale, Utah, there lurks a creature made entirely of zeroes and ones. Called "MonsterMind", the project is an automated cyber weapon, perched atop the data flows into the National Security Agency's Mission Data Repository. …

Do quantum computers threaten global encryption systems?

<b>The modern world is a house of cards built upon encryption.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessThe world is not enoughKeeping the cyber thieves at bayNollywood finds its global audience onlineThwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlersCan drones tackle wildlife poaching?<p>Make a mobile phone call and …

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Wireless carriers are pushing users to buy Galaxy phones over iPhone, says study

The thought that your wireless carrier wants you to purchase a Samsung smartphone over an iPhone might seem like a far-fetched idea. Yet, according …

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Man Uses “WarKitteh” to Discover Unprotected Wi-Fi Networks in His Neighborhood

The cute little kitteh you saw in your backyard this morning might not have just been chasing field mice, it was possibly scoping out your home Wi-Fi …

The Internet of Things Is the Hackers’ New Playground

A new study finds new Internet connected gadgets tend to lack the most basic security.<p>Excited about the promise of the shiny new Internet of Things? Good. Because hackers are too. Or at least they should be, according to a study by computing giant Hewlett-Packard.<p>The company’s Fortify application …

“Final evolution” of original Raspberry Pi gains micro-SD and lower power consumption

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>There’s a new iteration of the open-source Raspberry Pi computer kit: the Model B+. According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, …

Meet Google's Security Princess

As Google's top hacker, Parisa Tabriz thinks like a criminal—and manages the brilliant, wonky guys on her team with the courage and calm of a hostage negotiator.<p>"Security Princess" is Parisa Tabriz's official title at Google. Seriously. And yes, you can google that. "'Information Security Engineer' …

Facebook’s Head Of Policy On Emotion Experiment: “That’s Innovation”

While Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg today apologized for its controversial emotion manipulation experiment being “poorly communicated”, another executive said this kind of research makes the product better, and “it’s concerning when we see legislation that could possibly stifle that sort of …

FBI, CIA Join NSA In “Backdoor” Searches On Americans

Thousands of Americans were targets of so-called “backdoor” warrantless surveillance by the NSA and other intelligence agencies last year, according to a letter sent to Senator Ron Wyden.<p>The missive, written by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to the Senator in response to …

Church Bells Fall Silent in Mosul as Iraq’s Christians Flee

The advance of ISIS has ended over a thousand years of Christian worship in Mosul—the latest chapter in the long decline of Christianity in the …

ISIS Opponents Take Aim at Its Online Presence

The Is­lam­ic State of Ir­aq and Syr­ia has taken to Twit­ter to spread its mes­sage, trum­pet bloody suc­cesses, and re­cruit po­ten­tial …

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Millions of tons of ocean plastic have gone missing

New study suggests animals are eating our garbage<p>For a decade or more, scientists have assumed our seas carry millions of tons of plastic, much of which should be floating in open water, forming vast midocean "gyres" — islands of man-made mess such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But according …

U.S. sends more troops to Iraq

The United States has increased its military presence in Iraq, ordering 300 more troops to the violence-ravaged nation, the Pentagon announced Monday.<p>ISIS militants have "continued to pose a legitimate threat to Baghdad and its environs," a U.S. official told CNN. "We have seen them reinforce …

With Android One, Google is poised to own the entire world

New hardware rules for low-end phones should have Microsoft on high alert<p>In the developed world, smartphones are ubiquitous. They’re so common, many device makers have given up on selling non-smartphones entirely. But that’s not the case in the developing world, where consumers are still in …

Facebook Responds to Negative Reactions to Its Experiment on Users

The furor surrounding Facebook's decision to conduct an experiment that secretly manipulated the News Feed of some users to study emotion contagion …

California bill legalizes alternative currencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin

Almost exactly one year ago, the state of California told The Bitcoin Foundation to stop trading or face hefty fines.<p>Today, Reuters is reporting that California governor Jerry Brown has passed a bill that effectively reverses the state's stance on alternative currencies. The bill, dubbed AB 129, …

This gold Putin edition iPhone 5s will set you back a cool $4,360

Unless someone’s *ahem* Putin us on, this 18-carat gold plated iPhone 5s featuring the visage of Russia’s controversial president is currently selling for around $4,363.<p>Called the Caviar iPhone 5s Supremo Putin, it is the work of luxury jewellery house Perla Penna, and is available only in …

Facebook secretly experimented with the moods of 700,000 of its users

In an experiment it conducted earlier this year, Facebook injected the feeds of nearly 700,000 of its (unknowing) users with negative content to see if it would make the posts they wrote more negative.<p>The researchers believe that it did. The mood of the posts seen in the news feeds of the …

Viral App 'Yo' Hires Its Hacker

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have your heart set on working for a particular tech company? Try hacking the company’s website or app. That might just get you the job.<p>The viral messaging app “Yo” was hacked last week and now the hacker is working with the founder of Yo.<p>…

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