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Google scans everyone's email for child porn, and it just got a man arrested

Search giant trawls photos for illegal "digital fingerprints"<p>John Henry Skillern was arrested last Thursday for the possession of child pornography. The 41-year-old restaurant worker was allegedly sending indecent images of children to a friend, but while it was police in Houston, Texas that …

Why you can no longer trust any USB device plugged into your PC

Are you sitting down? Good. ‘Cause I’ve got some really bad, scary news to share with you: Every single device plugged into a USB port on your computer could pose a threat worse than any malware we’ve ever seen.<p>Yes, it’s as bad as it sounds.<p>Two researchers for the security consultancy SR Labs, …

Internet: How websites are experimenting on you

Websites are using hidden tricks to make you click or buy without realising, and the way they do it can be both baffling and controversial, finds Chris Baraniuk.<p>The internet is one big experiment, and you’re part of it. Every day, millions of trials are manipulating what you see when you browse …

Internet

8 Ways to Feed Your Brain

How often do you stop and think about your brain? Do you ever stop in awe at how incredibly smart that piece of muscle is? Or, at least check in and …

Humanity

How to Save Images from Email & Messages on iPhone

On iPhone, you can easily save images you’ve received from email or messages. Whether you receive a message from a friend with pictures of your road trip or an email from family with photos of the grandkids, you can save those images to your iPhone with a couple of taps. Saving images on iPhone …

Mobile Photography

10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

Had enough of Facebook and Twitter? It may be time to switch up your go-to social network.<p>With the daily explosion of startups, there are plenty of …

كيف تلاحقك إعلانات الإنترنت؟

<b>د. محمد أنس طويلة*</b><p>لا بد أنك تساءلت يوماً أثناء تصفحك شبكة الإنترنت عن ملاحقة إعلان ما لخطواتك من موقع لآخر، وظهوره أمامك أينما ذهبت في أرجاء هذه …

Forensic Expert Questions Covert 'Backdoor' Services Included in iOS by Apple

As part of a recent Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference presentation, forensic scientist and iPhone jailbreak expert Jonathan Zdziarski detailed several backdoor security mechanisms that are secretly included in iOS by Apple. These mechanisms make covert data collection easier for Apple and …

Am I a Sex Addict?

And research is mounting in support of an official sex addiction diagnosis: A recent British study found that when people with self-reported sex addictions—those who had especially high levels of desire they considered uncontrollable and sometimes impairing—watched porn, it triggered brain activity …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

Amazon is working on Kindle Unlimited, the ultimate subscription service for readers

Over 600,000 titles and 'thousands' of audiobooks for $9.99 each month<p>Amazon is planning to launch the ultimate subscription package for book lovers. As first reported by <i>GigaOm</i>, the company is apparently preparing a new offering called Kindle Unlimited, which will provide "unlimited access to over …

Chat App Wiper Deletes Conversations in One Click

Mobile messaging is the hot topic of this year — thanks to a few big acquisitions — but what can help a contender from standing out from the rest of the field? How about a privacy button that permanently removes all traces of a conversation with a single click?<p>That’s the formula behind Wiper, a new …

Android’s factory reset option might not delete everything

Avast, one of the leaders in security software, has what might be bad news for those of you looking to sell or trade in your old Android smartphone. …

Android's Factory Reset Doesn't Totally Delete Your Stuff; Here's How to Fix It

If you’re planning to sell or give away an old Android phone, be aware that a factory reset isn’t enough to safely wipe your data.<p>Security firm Avast …

The Case of the Janus-Faced Microbial Genus

What makes a bacterium pathogenic? Answering the question has been the vocation of thousands of microbiologists over the decades. Thanks to their hard work, a clear delineation between harmless bacteria – commensals – and pathogens has been established giving public health officials and medical …

DARPA funded studies to see how you use social networks

DARPA's been spending its money on many, many things other than robots and exoskeletons -- including several experiments that seek to determine how we use social media. Apparently, Pentagon's most adventurous division has quite a number of studies under its Social Media in Strategic Communication …