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5 simple internet safety tips from one of Google's information security engineers

Before Google hired him as its very first, full-time security engineer for its Chrome browser back in 2009, he'd already had experience working for IBM, the NSA, and the US Marine Corps.<p>As one of Google's tech lead managers for Chrome, he's now responsible for making sure the browser stays secure …

Internet Safety

Opinion: Silicon Valley can’t save the world — and it’s not even trying

Silicon Valley is under attack: It’s not just today’s “guy thing” about “Testosterone Valley.” No, the solution isn’t to hire more women. Like …

Silicon Valley

Thousands of Uber accounts are allegedly being sold on the dark web

Company says it's found no evidence of a breach<p>Thousands of Uber users account credentials could have been compromised, and are up for sale from unscrupulous sellers. At least two separate vendors on dark web marketplace AlphaBay are hawking active Uber accounts, <i>Motherboard</i> reports. Once purchased, …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Ford Opens New Silicon Valley Research Center Led By Former Apple Engineer

Ford is ready to get a little cozier with the tech industry. In an event today, Ford took the wraps off its brand new research center located in the Stanford Research Park.<p>At the 25,000-square-foot facility today, Ford CEO Mark Fields was there to made it clear the car maker was hunting for the …

Google is making TV commercials more like internet ads

Google Fiber could be a testing ground for the future of TV ads<p>It looks like Google wants to bring TV ads into the 21st century. The company has quietly announced a new local advertising service for Google Fiber that will make TV ads behave a lot more like internet ads. Using data from its …

Google Fiber

Look what these homes are hiding

If these walls could talk, the secrets they could tell.<p>Builders are getting requests to create hidden rooms in private homes, toserve as home offices, reading rooms, home theaters, wine cellars, children's play spaces or security zones.<p>"People are realizing they're not just for the movies, anyone …

Sony Pictures is worried that North Korea hacked its computers

If you've been intrigued by the hack that took down Sony Pictures' computers, you've probably wondered who the self-proclaimed culprits, the "Guardians of Peace," might be. Are they disgruntled employees? Social activists? According to <i>Recode</i> sources, Sony is worried that they're actually North …

Scientists Warn About Bias In The Facebook And Twitter Data Used In Millions Of Studies

Social media like Facebook and Twitter are far too biased to be used blindly by social science researchers, two computer scientists have warned.<p>Writing in today’s issue of <i>Science</i>, Carnegie Mellon’s Juergen Pfeffer and McGill’s Derek Ruths have warned that scientists are treating the wealth of data …

Judge refuses to invalidate Apple patents

DigitalTrends<p>In the latest twist of the ongoing infringement battle between Samsung vs Apple, a Federal Judge has denied a motion from Samsung to invalidate two Apple patents.<p>Samsung was found to have infringed on those two patents and was hoping (as MacObserver notes) that recent Supreme Court …

Patents

New Zealand ISP Gives Users Access to US Netflix

One enterprising internet provider in New Zealand is providing a ray of hope for film and TV fans worldwide who don’t yet have access to Netflix. That’s because Slingshot is letting its customers access the video streaming site from New Zealand even though the US company hasn’t launched there …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body

<b>A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers.</b><p>The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people's sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week.<p>Writing in the journal PNAS, the researchers said the results …

Sleep

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …