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Omani bank uses fingerprint authentication

Bank Muscat, one of the main banks in Oman, has rolled out a biometric system that works in conjunction with the country's national identification …

Banking

Paul D on Twitter: "Another oops, an XKEYSCORE fingerprint(for geolocation in EXIF data). 2 more failed readacts, but these are legit. http://t.co/JHhHbNbyK2"

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NSA targets the privacy-conscious

von J. Appelbaum, A. Gibson, J. Goetz, V. Kabisch, L. Kampf, L. Ryge<p>The investigation discloses the following:<p>Two servers in Germany - in Berlin and …

Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool

Google is taking another step towards an internet that can stand up to snooping from the NSA.<p>Today, the company released the source code for a new …

'This is so freaking huge man, it's insane': The plan to let anyone become European – digitally

Estonia's government has launched a plan to bring e-resident ID cards to the country — meaning anyone can apply to be an Estonian citizen, whether …

Set of 8 - GROOMSMEN GIFTS Personalized Bottle Opener Keychains - Wedding, Best Man, Groomsman

This listing is for a SET OF 8 personalized bottle opener key chains.<p>A perfect way to say thanks for your bachelor party!<p>Each stainless steel bottle opener has the dimensions of a dog tag, and can be custom stamped with anything you'd like - a monogram, name, wedding date, quote, sports team, …

Ensure Safe and Healthy Food for Citizens, Greenpeace Africa Urges Kenya’s Government

In response to news that some of Kenya’s imported sugar contains dangerous elements such as copper and lead; and that fertilisers sold to farmers in …

Agriculture

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Algae to crude oil: Million-year natural process takes minutes in the lab

Engineers have created a continuous chemical process that produces useful crude oil minutes after they pour in harvested algae — a verdant green …

Biofuel

Infographic: 2013 Mobile Growth Statistics

Here are the latest mobile growth statistics for 2013, a complete indepth summary of where the mobile market is now at, including things like mobile …

Windows 8 more widely used than OS X, IE still on the rise

Windows 8 usage up by more than a third to take it to the mainstream.<p>In July, Windows 8 passed Windows Vista in market share. In August, it passed …

Interactive map turns Dutch construction trends into epic graphics

Plotting out the 320,000-plus buildings in Brooklyn and shading them according to their year of construction was a painstaking labor of love by Thomas Rhiel. And now his idea is going even bigger. Nearly 10 million buildings in the Netherlands — 9,866,539 to be exact — have been given the same …

US could exploit trade deal to expand spying | DW | 12.08.2013

The giant US-based technology companies alleged to have helped the National Security Agency (NSA) digitally eavesdrop on the public through its PRISM …

Surveillance

Google: Email Users Can't Legitimately Expect Privacy When Emailing Someone On Gmail (UPDATED)

<i>(See correction below)</i><p>Google doesn't believe that people can reasonably expect their emails to stay private when emailing a Gmail user, even if they don't use Gmail.<p>At least, that's what the Internet giant articulated in a brief that was filed last month in federal court and recently surfaced by …

Apple patents tech to let cops switch off iPhone video, camera and wi-fi

<b>Police forces around</b> the world have had the problem that when their officers get a bit carried away and start pepper spraying tied captives there is …

One thousand cameras: how centralized surveillance snuck into American cities

After the Boston Marathon bombing in April, every law enforcement agency in the city sprung into action. There was video to be examined, suspects to be found, and intelligence to be gathered on any larger organizations that might have been behind the attacks. It's the kind of situation the Boston …

We could see 128GB of internal phone storage in 2014 with ‘stacked’ V-NAND memory

Say goodbye to the days of having to decide on whether you want to purchase the 16 or 32 GB model of your device.<p>The same technology from the …

The Verge on Twitter: "How the NSA collects your data http://t.co/paLWF5tyBE http://t.co/ERgtcFO183"

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ISC report recognises that internet snooping laws are not fit for purpose

The report from the intelligence and security committee (ISC) is the first recognition that the laws surrounding GCHQ's use of the Prism …

‘Heroic effort at great personal cost’: Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

A Swedish sociology professor has nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. He says the NSA whistleblower could help “save the prize from …

NSA surveillance may be legal — but it’s unconstitutional

<i>Laura K. Donohue is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and director of Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law.</i><p>The National Security Agency’s recently revealed surveillance programs undermine the purpose of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was established …

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The Sickening Snowden Backlash

It's appalling to hear the Washington bureaucrats and their media allies trash Edward Snowden as a traitor.<p>Hell hath no fury like the Washington …

The American government has tricked own citizens into not caring about what they do. #PRISM #NSA