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iOS 7 bug lets you call any number from a locked homescreen (video)

You can expect three things every time a new iOS version comes along: fresh aesthetics, features and, by the looks of it, ways to bypass a locked screen. In iOS 7's case, this is the second security flaw unearthed since it's launched: An iPhone user named Karam Daoud recently discovered that you …

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Admits He Made A Huge Mistake

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is finally admitting what everyone has been thinking: Microsoft made a huge mistake with the Surface RT tablet.<p>Last week, the company disclosed that it lost over $900 million on the low-selling tablet computer, and during an internal Microsoft event this week, Ballmer …

Chinese Woman Reportedly Electrocuted to Death by Apple's iPhone 5

A 23-year-old Chinese woman has allegedly died from an electric shock when using Apple’s iPhone 5 while it was being charged, her family members claim, according to media reports.<p>The older sister of alleged victim Ma Ailun took to Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like social network, over the …

Human Rights Watch: Snowden should steer clear of Venezuela

Head of the NGO’s Americas division says the nation’s oppressive government doesn’t look kindly on whistle-blowers<p>MEXICO CITY, Mexico — If US whistleblower Edward Snowden takes refuge in Venezuela he might quickly wish he hadn't.<p>At least that's the verdict of Chilean lawyer Jose Miguel Vivanco, who …

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks – review

Alex Gibney has directed some of the best political documentaries of recent years including the Oscar-winning <i>Taxi to the Dark Side</i>, <i>Enron: The</i> …

Julian Assange

Step aside Google, here come the real bionic glasses

You may or may not be able to get a full head transplant in the next few years but acquiring a new set of eyes has become sure thing.<p>In the US, people suffering from a degenerative eye disease, late stage retinitis pigmentosa (RP), may be able to receive what doctors are calling a “bionic eye” …

UC San Diego

To Take On Google, Facebook’s Graph Search Engine Needs More Data, Better Signals

As Facebook begins rolling out its Graph Search engine more broadly to its U.S. English-language user base today, it faces new challenges that were perhaps not at the forefront of our minds when the service was officially announced. Currently, the on-site search engine aims to make the people, …

Jason Statham: the career so far - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2013/jul/07/jason-statham-action-film-career-gallery<p>720<p>As the boy from Sydenham tries to get in touch with …

Movies

US and Germany to hold talks over European NSA surveillance concerns

Germany and the US will begin talks as soon as Monday, to address mounting European concerns over internet surveillance that are threatening to …

Your Google Reader Feeds and Folders Are Safe

Inside Flipboard / July 2, 2013<p><b>See the update below.</b><p>There were reports this morning that the preservation of feeds from Google Reader, which was …

Edward Snowden's letter to the president of Ecuador – full text

<i>Text of a letter by Edward Snowden to the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa. Written in Spanish; obtained and translated by the Press Association,</i> …

full text

<i>Full text of a statement released by Edward Snowden through Wikileaks</i><p>Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow<p>Monday July 1, 21:40 UTC<p>One week ago I …

Uh Oh ... Ecuador Throws Snowden Under Bus

The government of Ecuador had already been distancing itself from Edward Snowden’s cause. But now the country’s President, Rafael Correa, has gone as …

REVEALED: Here Are The Countries Where Edward Snowden Has Requested Asylum

The 19 requests, which were filed by WikiLeaks' legal advisor Sarah Harrison at the Russian consulate, come in addition to outstanding requests in Iceland and Ecuador.<p>The new requests include what are sure to be some controversial possible destinations — including Venezuela, China, and Cuba.<p>Here …

Surveillance

Snowden applies for political asylum in Russia, rants against Obama administration - U.S. News

President Barack Obama comments on former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who is reportedly still inside a Moscow airport without a valid passport. Obama made the remarks Monday in Tanzania.<p>Professed NSA leaker Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, but President Vladimir Putin …

WWDC: how Apple won back our hearts

<b>"For a company that was never gone, Apple sure is back."</b> So tweeted technology entrepreneur Aaron Levie. Spoiler alert: on Monday at WWDC, Apple won …

Apple Put too Much Focus on Design with iOS 7

I have been trying to like iOS 7. Really. I watched the videos, played with it on several iPhones, and last night I even installed it on my iPad (which was released yesterday). But I just can’t do it. It has to be said; iOS 7 is just not an improvement over iOS 6.<p>That’s a bold claim, but give me a …

Is Apple Facing A Designer And Developer Revolt Over iOS 7?

iOS 7 is one of the biggest changes for the iPhone and iPad since…. the iPhone, a stunning new interface according to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. It’s the first OS to be influenced by design guru Jony Ive. It has plenty going for it. But there is a strong and impassioned chorus of disapproval from …

Beyond Moscow: Where Is Edward Snowden Going Next?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Update, 12:44 p.m.</i>: The AFP reports the trip to Havana was red herring! Snowden has actually filed …

Surveillance

Interesting Photo of the Day: The Edge of the Earth

Rising 530 feet above sea level, South England’s Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. Standing on it gives one a stunning panoramic …

Microsoft thinks buying Nokia is a bad idea

Microsoft came close to buying Nokia, but decided against it. The two companies, entwined by Windows Phone software, reached "advanced talks" and …

Mobile Technology

iOS 11

NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

The wide world of hacking in China

The Chinese have been known to be experts at hacking for quite some time. But what might surprise some is that it's epidemic across the country in all levels of society.<p>China has been cited as allegedly hacking into U.S. government and corporate networks for years now. Generally, the thinking has …

Climate milestone: CO2 in Earth’s air tops 400 parts per million

It’s the highest measurement of carbon dioxide in Earth’s air since 1958. It’s possible there has not been this much CO2 in our air in more than 3 …

Climate Change

Thermal invisibility cloak in first demonstration

<b>Researchers have built and tested a form of invisibility cloak that can hide objects from heat.</b><p>Similar cloaking efforts are underway to make objects invisible to light and even sound waves, but this is the first device to work with heat.<p>The prototype, to be outlined in Physical Review Letters, …

Engineering

Embarrassing Photoshop Fail Illustrates a Presidential Handshake Gone Wrong

North Korea has a history of Photoshop fails, so you think the country’s neighbor to the south would take heed and keep a close watch on …

Benetton Finally Admits Its Role in the Bangladeshi Garment Factory Collapse

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over a week after multiple parties found condemning evidence, the Italian clothing company Benetton …

Chinese Consumer Prices Rise 2.4%, Just Above Expectations

Meanwhile, producer prices fell 2.6% YoY. Analysts had forecast a 2.3% fall.<p>Food prices were up 4%. Last month we saw pork prices fall 5.5%. The government has been purchasing pork for its national pork reserve to help bolster prices.<p>China has set an inflation target of 3.5% for 2013.

China