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Your smart TV is watching you watching TV, Consumer Reports finds

Security<p>Millions of smart TVs sitting in family living rooms are vulnerable to hackers taking control — and could be tracking the household's personal viewing habits much more closely than their owners realize, according to a new Consumer Reports investigation.<p>The non-profit consumer product …

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Edward Snowden made an app to protect your laptop

Wait, Snowden built an app?<p>Earlier this year, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden met with Jacqueline Moudeina, the first female lawyer in Chad and a legendary human rights advocate who has worked tirelessly to bring former dictator Hissène Habré to justice. Habré was convicted of human rights abuses …

HP quietly installs system-slowing spyware on its PCs

Customers say the driver is being installed without their permission.<p>Lenovo has only just settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users' consent, and now it seems HP is getting in on the stealth installation action, too. According to numerous reports gathered …

Does cellphone-sweeping 'StingRay' technology go too far?

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country quietly using a highly …

I Have 15 ideas To Change Your Life. Do you Have 5 Minutes?

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder of ProcrastinateThe post I Have 15 ideas To Change Your Life. Do you Have 5 Minutes? …

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Here’s how cyber criminals can target you in the real world

Hackers can get into your office using something as simple as a felt-tip pen.<p>Hacking isn't always digital; it can be physical, too. Your company could be attacked via a USB stick dropped in the lobby, a fake inspector, or even a felt-tip pen.<p>NCC Group's penetration testing team used what it calls …

How Hackers Hide Their Malware: The Basics

Malware depends on these four basic techniques to avoid detection.<p><i>First of a two-part series.</i><p>Antivirus (AV) and anti-malware products are among the …

25 Top Podcasts That Will Spark Your Entrepreneurial Vision

Listening to a podcast while going to and from work is a rare example of successful multitasking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever heard anyone say that the trend is your friend? Sure, if something is getting a lot of attention, you probably should examine it …

Incredibly Cool Examples Of User Interface Animations To Take A Swipe From

Screenshot via Fabrizio Bianchi<p><b>Animation is a powerful</b> feature that all mobile app designers and developers should use—in fact, it’s one of the top …

A rising trend in hacking: locking your files and charging you to get them back

Ransomware attacks, in which hackers hold hostage the files on their victims’ computers, are on the rise. A new report found that each quarter in 2016 saw a significant increase in the number of attacks:<p>“It would be inaccurate to say the threat landscape either diminished or expanded in 2016,” …

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Messaging app Wire now has an external audit of its e2e crypto

Security can be a fractious space, with claim and counterclaim flying as rivals jockey for position and to achieve reputational robustness. Cutting through the noise can be impossible without outside expertise, which is why it’s so valuable to have an expert audit of a security product.<p>To wit: …

Blackstorm raises $33.5M to help developers get their apps everywhere beyond the App Store

Managing the App Store can be one of the most difficult experiences for new developers. Getting noticed is hard, the experience isn’t that great, and now Apple is allowing search ads. And to make things more interesting, there’s a lot of interest in different platforms beyond traditional apps — …

The Impossible Propulsion Drive Is Heading to Space

Enough argument. It's time to actually test this crazy thing.<p>The EmDrive, a hypothetical miracle propulsion system for outer space, has been sparking heated arguments for years. Now, Guido Fetta plans to settle the argument about reactionless space drives for once and for all by sending one into …

Highstreet turns your online store into a mobile shopping app

<i>Each week we’re profiling one company that has been selected for Boost – our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with these companies in person at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam on May 26-27.</i><p>Looking to go mobile with your online store? Your site might already have a responsive design …

'Terminator,' 'Rain Man' and others to stream online for free

There's a new major player in the streaming world called Tubi TV. The site offers up free movies and TV shows and it landed a big deal with Lionsgate and MGM that will boost its streaming library. Tubi TV has apps for iOS, Android, Roku Amazon Fire TV and the fourth-generation Apple TV. The catch? …

Warren Buffett thinks working just to beef up your résumé is like 'saving up sex for your old age'

And so when it comes to career advice, Buffett somewhat predictably thinks that you too should love your job too.<p>In a lecture at The University of Florida's business school in 1998, Buffett told students to stop thinking about their damn resumes and just think about what they want to do.<p>And then …

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Brighton, England: The San Francisco of Silicon Valley's dreams

Jeremy Keith rounded a corner in his secondhand Converse, down an alleyway of <i>Portlandia</i> preciousness in the North Laine shops of Brighton, England’s …

Digital Business Strategy: How Evernote Monetized $10 million in Revenue

The amount of free stuff on the Internet is staggering. Before its invention, hardly anyone could have predicted so much information and so many …

Can Design Save Comments From The Trolls?

Civil Comments is a new platform that could make Internet comment sections worth reading again.<p>Internet comments are broken. A small population of abusive trolls have ruined Internet commenting for everyone. On this, pretty much everyone can agree. What people can’t agree on is what to do about it. …

Meet the elegant badass disrupting the porn industry

by Rachel Botsman<p>It is entirely possible that Cindy Gallop is the only businesswoman I have met who I would describe as an eloquent badass. Her …

Mapbox Raises $52.6M Led By DFJ To Be The “Map Layer” For All Apps

With questions swirling over who may end up buying Nokia’s mapping division Here, a startup trying to disrupt it and other big boys like Google has raised some major funding. Mapbox, a developer of customizable maps used by third-party apps like Foursquare, Pinterest, Mapquest and 16,000 others, …

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From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …