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Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

KidGuard is a phone app that markets itself as a tool for keeping tabs on children. But it has also promoted its surveillance for other purposes and run blog posts with headlines like “How to Read Deleted Texts on Your Lover’s Phone.”<p>A similar app, mSpy, offered advice to a woman on secretly …

Surveillance

LocationSmart didn’t just sell mobile phone locations, it leaked them

What’s worse than companies selling the real-time locations of cell phones wholesale? Failing to take security precautions that prevent people from abusing the service. LocationSmart did both, as numerous sources indicated this week.<p>The company is adjacent to a hack of Securus, a company in the …

Security

Prime suspect in CIA ‘Vault 7’ hack still hasn’t been charged

Last year WikiLeaks published a ton of secret documents about the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) hacking capabilities. The breach -- the largest loss of classified documents in the agency's history -- revealed its far-reaching abilities to snoop on modern technology, including software …

New York City

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

The 40 Most Significant Tools and Toys Ever Designed

For 40 years, <i>Outside</i> has tested and ranked gear that allows us to venture farther, go faster, and do both more comfortably. The following products are the ones that truly stood out for their sheer inventiveness and impact.<p><b>DJI Phantom 1 Drone</b><p>Good consumer drones really didn’t exist until the 2013 …

UC Berkeley

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling architecture, open …

Jupiter’s chaotic storms have roots deep beneath its surface

The gaseous veil of Jupiter’s surface has long cast a pall over scientists’ quest to understand the giant planet’s depths. In particular, researchers …

Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News: A FlipEdu Discussion at SXSW EDU

<i>Jonathan Rogers, a journalism advisor at Iowa City High School (and Flipboard curator) led a campfire chat at SXSW EDU on Wednesday about a subject near and dear to our hearts: “Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News.” If you’re not in Austin for the conference, we’ve recreated a version of it for</i> …

Unseen 1960s Photos of London’s East End

A hidden archive of glorious Kodachrome, rediscovered.<p>We don’t know a whole lot about the life of the amateur photographer David Granick.<p>We know he …

Historical Photography

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

A perfect guide for cracking a JavaScript interview (A developer’s perspective)

The JavaScript(JS) interviews are not easy. I accept it, you accept it and, everyone does. The number of possibilities of questions could be asked in …

JavaScript

AI learns how to fool text-to-speech. That’s bad news for voice assistants

A pair of computer scientists at the University of California, Berkeley developed an AI-based attack that targets speech-to-text systems. With their method, no matter what an audio file sounds like, the text output will be whatever the attacker wants it to be.<p>This one is pretty cool, but it’s also …

Programming with JS: Bitwise Operations

In this series of articles we take a look at different Computer Science topics from the prism of JavaScript. We’ve already played around with …