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31 arrested in Ferguson unrest, some from California, officer says

As another night of peaceful protests over the police killing of an unarmed black man devolved into confrontation and confusion, the Missouri State Highway Patrol officer in charge of law enforcement in this<p>St. Louissuburb said 31 people had been arrested as of 2 a.m. Tuesday, some from as far away …

Google strengthens web encryption drive by making HTTPS a ranking issue

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Google(s goog) has begun giving better search rankings to websites that use secure, encrypted connections to transmit customer …

And The Biggest Threat To The Internet Is...

…government. That’s the opinion of over 1,400 experts, from academics to engineers, consulted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.<p>The Net Threats report highlights widespread fears that nation states will increasingly block, filter and segment the internet to try and maintain security and …

YouTube Is Blaming Your Internet Provider For Slow Video Streams

If you're having trouble streaming a YouTube video, you may see a new message from the company blaming your internet provider.<p>Quartz was the first to notice that YouTube, which is owned by Google, now displays a notification on some videos that explains why streaming might be choppy. The message …

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Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …

Mobile phone privacy upheld by US Supreme Court

Unanimous ruling by Supreme Court is victory for campaigners against intrusion<p>American law enforcement agencies have been banned from searching the contents of mobile phones without a warrant.<p>In what will be seen as a landmark decision the court has upheld the privacy of mobile phone owners – …

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

Supreme Court: Police need warrant to search cell phones

The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that police may not search the cell phones of criminal suspects upon arrest without a warrant -- a sweeping endorsement for privacy rights.<p>By a 9-0 vote, the justices said smart phones and other electronic devices were not in the same category as …

Google Cardboard Is Google's Awesomely Weird Answer To Virtual Reality

There’s a lot going on in the virtual reality space lately.<p>The up-and-coming Oculus Rift VR headset was recently purchased by Facebook to the tune of $2 billion. And PlayStation 4 maker Sony announced their own VR headset, Project Morpheus, this year at GDC.<p>Everyone’s been waiting for the other big …