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This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.<p>These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest …

Privacy

My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is drawing attention to malicious data thieves and brokers. But every Facebook app—even the dumb, innocent ones—collected users’ personal data without even trying.<p>For a spell during 2010 and 2011, I was a virtual rancher of clickable cattle on Facebook.<p>It feels like …

Cambridge Analytica

How To: Hack Open Hotel, Airplane & Coffee Shop Wi-Fi with MAC Address Spoofing

After finding and monitoring nearby wireless access points and devices connected to them, hackers can use this information to bypass some types of …

10 New Principles Of Good Design

Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.<p>2017 was a year of reckoning for the design community. UX became a weapon, AI posed countless new challenges, and debate erupted over once rock-solid design paradigms. Even some of the industry’s leading lights admitted their revolutionary …

Artificial Intelligence

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

Surveillance

What happens when cybercriminals start to use machine learning?

Share<p>Over the last few years, machine learning threat detection and defence company Darktrace has been something of a rising star in the …

Machine Learning

Google built a new Trojan Horse to get inside every aspect of your life

Suddenly, Google is starting to look like a hardware company.<p>As the holiday gadget-buying season approaches, Google's offerings are starting to look more like what you'd see from Samsung or Apple, not a search giant.<p>It started this week with the launch of the new Pixel 2 phones, which, despite …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers block ISPs from spying through your smart devices

A university team has demonstrated a way to stop your ISP tracking your home life through your IoT gadgets.<p>Researchers have found a simple way to …

How to Protect Your Digital Self

You can’t lock down all the things all the time—it’s the digital equivalent of hiding in a bunker. Build a personal protection plan that makes sense …

Uber pays a $26 billion price for its toxic corporate culture

This is no regular instance of 'a few bad apples' or even one that's confined to a single department.<p>Nor does the Uber tale appear to involve …

Financial Markets

Wikileaks: The CIA can remotely hack into computers that aren’t even connected to the internet

When firewalls, network-monitoring services, and antivirus software aren’t enough, there’s always been one surefire way to protect computers that control sensitive operations like power grids and water pumps: cut them off from the internet entirely. But new documents published by WikiLeaks on June …

Security

How An Entire Nation Became Russia's Test Lab for Cyberwar

<b>The clocks read</b> zero when the lights went out.<p>It was a Saturday night last December, and Oleksii Yasinsky was sitting on the couch with his wife and …

The iPhone only exists because Steve Jobs 'hated this guy at Microsoft'

Former head of iOS, Scott Forstall, opens up about how Apple’s iconic device came from late CEO’s dislike for the husband of one of his wife’s friends<p>If it wasn’t for one particular executive at Microsoft, whom Steve Jobs seemingly hated with a passion, Apple may never have created the iPhone or …

Apple Pencil

The forgotten genius who theorized black holes more than 230 years ago

Black holes are not made up of matter, although they have a large mass. This explains why it has not yet been possible to observe them directly, but …

Natural History

How To Build An In-House UX Team

The needs of real users are increasingly driving enterprise software design and development. Since 2013, IBM has hired close to 1500 designers and …

UX Design

What businesses can learn about innovation from designers

Lecturer and design expert at Central Saint Martins, Dr Matt Malpass, reveals how businesses can benefit from ditching the Post-its and taking a design-led approach to innovation.<p>Dr Matt Malpass, senior lecturer in industrial design and researcher in critical design at Central Saint Martins, …

Design

Leaked NSA hacking exploit used in WannaCry ransomware is now powering Trojan malware

EternalBlue Windows security flaw is being leveraged to make Nitol and Gh0st RAT cyberespionage tools more effective, warn researchers.<p>A leaked NSA …

WannaCry

Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

The report indicates that Russian hacking may have penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than was previously understood. It states …

Cybersecurity

Generate font pairings in one click

Click (Generate) to create a new font pairing, (Lock) to lock fonts that you want to keep, and (Edit) to choose a font manually. The text is …

Typography

Shadow Brokers launch subscription service for stolen exploits, zero-day leaks

The cyberattackers are demanding $23,000 every month for access to the cache of stolen vulnerabilities.<p>While the world scrambled to fight off the …

Security

20 Tools To Help You Create Beautiful Color Palettes

Colors not only reflect your ideas, virtues and add a great visual effect but highly influence human emotions and behavior. However, choosing the right color palette for your project, website or business can be a difficult task.<p>Lucky for you, today I’m sharing a list of 20 tools to help you create …

Tutorials

Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections | Ars Technica

Lobbyists try to kill "opt-in" privacy standard before it can be implemented.<p>Lobbyists for Google, Facebook, and other websites are trying to stop …

Privacy

Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history?

Biotechnology and the rise of AI may split humankind into a small class of ‘superhumans’ and a huge underclass of ‘useless’ people. Once the masses lose their economic and political power, inequality levels could spiral alarmingly<p>Inequality goes back to the Stone Age. Thirty thousand years ago, …

Economics

Tor's ex-director: 'The criminal use of Tor has become overwhelming'

Nearly two years to the day since Andrew Lewman quit his job as executive director of Tor, the anonymity software meant to shield users from …

Privacy

Why Is Cybersecurity So Hard?

After nearly 20 years of trying and billions of dollars in investment, why are organizations are still struggling with cybersecurity? In fact, the problem seems to be getting worse, not better. Answering this question requires moving beyond a purely technical examination of cybersecurity. It’s true …

Cybersecurity

This iPhone App Can Identify Pantone Colors From the Real World

Cone is a beautifully designed iOS app that uses the phone’s camera to pick Pantone colors from the world around you.<p>The $2.49 app samples colors …

Graphic Design

Here's all the frightening ways Windows 10 is spying on your online behaviour

Microsoft privacy controls yet again under the spotlight following researchers' claims.<p>Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system (OS) has gained a …

The 10 Best Sites To Find Completely Free Stock Photos

Free CC0 stock photos have become a huge commodity on the web. They’re easier to find than ever before and it’s quite possible there are millions of …

Web Design

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

WASHINGTON — The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward.<p>Current and former American officials described the …

Surveillance

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …