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Germany sees rise in Russian propaganda, cyber attacks | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s domestic intelligence agency on Thursday reported a striking increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns aimed at destabilizing German society, and targeted cyber attacks against political parties.<p>A hand is silhouetted in front of a computer screen in …

North Africa

Digital privacy can’t survive on a cracked foundation

A new American president and Congress have a historic opportunity to safeguard digital privacy — but they can’t build on a foundation of mass …

Why artificial intelligence will finally unlock IoT

According to Gartner, there will be more than 20 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020. Today’s enterprises are already benefitting greatly from a strong, connected workforce, but as Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices move forward, saturating the market, is it possible for them to …

Critical flaws found in open-source encryption software VeraCrypt

A new security audit has found critical vulnerabilities in VeraCrypt, an open-source, full-disk encryption program that's the direct successor of the …

Mooltipass Mini is a new physical password manager you can carry with you

We’re still nowhere close to solving the password conundrum. Software solutions, such as password managers, have attempted to solve it by managing …

Personal data, privacy and the totalitarian state

Your editorial (Suspending privacy rights will lead to Facebook government, 17 October) argued there was no chance that “data science” would pinpoint solutions to society’s problems; then the following day you gleefully reported findings from the self-same “data science” showing how the …

Surveillance

Apple is reportedly putting a dynamic E Ink keyboard in 2018 MacBooks

But as rumors go, this one doesn't seem that trustworthy<p>Apple reportedly plans to put dynamic E Ink keyboards into MacBook laptops by 2018. According to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the iPhone-maker is working with Australian startup Sonder, which is launching its own Bluetooth E-Ink …

Entertainment used to be passive—now virtual reality is making it active

Many of us grew up in a world in which mass media was uni-directional. We passively watched TV and movies, listened to music, and read newspapers and books without them interacting back. From the 1900s onward, we have sat in dark theaters, popcorn in hand, as the movie appeared before us on a flat …

Virtual Reality

China's Experimental Fusion Reactor Hits Major Milestone

Hotter than the interior of the sun<p>A Chinese fusion reactor managed to sustain plasma at temperatures of over 90 million degrees for 102 seconds, according to an article published in the <i>South China Morning Post</i>. That's over a minute in which a machine sustained an electrically charged gas with a …

Samsung owners furious as company resists paying up for Note 7 fire damage

Samsung is being sharply criticized by owners of faulty Galaxy Note 7 smartphones who claim the company isn’t doing enough to compensate for the most serious damaged caused when their handsets caught fire.<p>Samsung must act fast to keep an exploding phone from blowing up its brand<p>Read more<p>A problem …

Galaxy Note

Barack Obama called out Donald Trump on live TV

The president calls out Donald for peddling a 'dangerous' mind-set<p>Barack Obama tends to keep a dignified silence each time Donald Trump resorts to an …