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Welcome to Minds: Like Facebook But without the Snooping

Facebook has never been known for security and user privacy. Now a new open-source social network Minds is poised to fill that void by using real …

Privacy

France builds WhatsApp-like service to avoid privacy breaches

Existing encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp and Telegram run the risk of a data leak, so France is building an alternative.<p>As Facebook continues to reel from the Cambridge Analytica saga, the French government is taking precautions against the social media behemoth's WhatsApp service.<p>The …

Privacy

Back Up and Clone Your Hard Drive with Macrium Reflect

Our Windows App of the Week isn’t something you’ll probably have to use very often—we hope—but it’s a great tool if you’re upgrading your system and …

Linux

Five Pentesting Tools and Techniques (That Every Sysadmin Should Know)

Step into the mind of a pentester.<p>It’s Friday afternoon, somewhere around 2PM. The sound of whirring laptops is drowned out by your earbuds blasting …

Information Security

Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>1 Should I host my own VPN?<p>2 Step one: Setting up a Linode VPS<p>3 Step two: Logging into the VPS<p>4 Step three: Setting up the VPN<p>5 Step …

Linux

100 Sex Jokes That Are 100% Funny And 100% Dirty

"I shaved for nothing."

Grindr

Microsoft network engineer faces charges linked to Reveton ransomware

A Microsoft network engineer is facing federal money-laundering and conspiracy charges connected to Reveton ransomware.<p>After a computer was infected …

Ransomware

101 Memes That Will Have Teachers Laughing For Hours

Who said teachers don't have a sense of humour?

Mobile Photography

PHIL SCHNEIDER REVEALED A HUGE SECRET ABOUT THE GREYS BEFORE HE WAS MURDERED

Phil Schneider was a government geologist who had seventeen years of experience involved with black ops. Phil Schneider was working for the U.S. …

Paranormal

This is what the new Gmail will look like

Yesterday, Google confirmed a major redesign for Gmail was on the way. We’d seen drafts of a redesign dating back nearly a year ago and heard some descriptions of the new look, but after yesterday’s news, several sources shared images of the new design itself – including some new features.<p>Other …

Apps

Lawmakers Call FBI's 'Going Dark' Narrative 'Highly Questionable' After Motherboard Shows Cops Can Easily Hack iPhones

US lawmakers have asked FBI Director Christopher Wray to answer questions around phone unlocking technology, after Motherboard found agencies have bought tools to crack iPhones.<p><b>This is part of an ongoing Motherboard series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and</b> …

Privacy

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Cloudflare launches Spectrum to protect almost anything connected to the Internet

For roughly ten years, Cloudflare has made a name for itself by protecting websites against malicious floods of traffic. Now, the company is extending its DDoS safeguards to other services connected to the Internet — like games and email servers, and internet of things (IoT) devices.<p>Spectrum works …

Internet of Things

10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures …

Reality TV

Google's Fuchsia could replace Android and unite all devices

While the creator of one of the two most popular mobile operating systems on the market, Google’s Android does not play well with its desktop sibling …

Android News

MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head

If you've read any sort of science fiction, it's likely you've heard about subvocalization, the practice of silently saying words in your head. It's common when we read (though it does slow you down), but it's only recently begun to be used as a way to interact with our computers and mobile …

Wearable Tech

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left US flag on screens

Author: ReutersSat, 2018-04-07 19:05ID: 1523118517838141300Dubai: Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centres in …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft Surface Phone or Microsoft Andromeda, What’s Going On?

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Microsoft Surface Phone or Microsoft Andromeda whatever you call it but it is the only hope for Microsoft’s diehard fans. In 2017, …

Windows Phone

You have been charging your phone wrong for years - here's the best way to do it - Cornwall Live

We all know that your phone is nothing without charge in the battery - especially in remote parts of our beloved Cornwall.<p>It really doesn't matter if …

Gear & Gadgets

News of Facebook's secret tool to delete executive messages caps days of chaos

As Sheryl Sandberg mounts apology tour, company is under fire again over special privacy privileges not granted to regular users<p>When Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, embarked on a media apology tour Thursday, it seemed possible that the woman known as Mark Zuckerberg’s “adult …

Privacy

They forked this one up: Microsoft modifies open-source code, blows hole in Windows Defender

Rar! That's a scary bugA remote-code execution vulnerability in Windows Defender – a flaw that can be exploited by malicious .rar files to run …

Cybersecurity

Scientists Have a New Idea on Where to Find a "Second Earth"

Though we haven’t collectively done the best job taking care of <i>this</i> Earth, researchers are already trying to find another planet like ours. Now, they …

Universe

Facebook says it will not extend GDPR privacy protections beyond EU

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is hesitant to apply European protections worldwide<p>Facebook has no plans to extend the user privacy protections put in place by the far-reaching General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, law to users of its social network around the globe, according to <i>Reuters</i>. CEO Mark …

Privacy

What's Really Happening When We See 'Stars' After Rubbing Our Eyes?

It's likely happened to you before: You start rubbing your eyes and almost immediately begin seeing colors, specks, and swirls from behind your …

The Brain

Amazon says it has ‘tens of millions’ of paying Music Unlimited users

As Spotify goes public, it's only natural that competing services might want to tout their own success stories in the streaming business. According to <i>Billboard</i>, Amazon Music reports "tens of millions" of paid customers and that Amazon Music Unlimited subscriptions have more than doubled in the past …

Streaming

Google Play Games v5.6 may add ability to delete select game data from Play Games servers [APK Teardown]

Article Contents<p>1 Teardown<p>1.1 Delete individual game data<br>• 1.2 "Hub" Page<p>2 Download<p>Personal privacy is and probably always will be a difficult topic …

Google Play

Spain Busts Alleged Kingpin Behind Prolific Malware

sponsored by<p>$1 Billion in Losses Tied to Gang Wielding Carbanak and Cobalt Malware Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • March 27, 2018<p>The alleged …

Cybersecurity

iOS 11.3: Five features worth the upgrade

Today we’re taking a peek at 5 reasons why iPhone and iPad users should update their iOS device to iOS 11.3 immediately. These features range from …

Health Records

China's falling space station: See the best Tiangong-1 views

Our latest fascinating looks at the tumbling Chinese space station Tiangong-1 come from astronomers and an advanced radar system.<p>We're now counting down the hours until China's out-of-control space station Tiangong-1 enters the Earth's atmosphere, likely this weekend. It may or may not completely …

Space Exploration

Leaked EPA email tells staff to play up climate denial, ignore actual data

It's no secret that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt disagrees with the overwhelming evidence tying human emissions …

Climate Change