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Trying to Check Airport Security Wait Times? Here’s Why You Can’t Trust the TSA

With holiday travel coming up, flights are going to be crowded and security lanes are going to be long. Checking TSA wait times before you go would …

Flying

How Will Machine Translators Change Language Learning?

Some machines can take something written in one language and give users the same or similar wording in another language. These machines are designed …

Artificial Intelligence

Top Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04

Ubuntu 15.04 final beta is already out couple of weeks before. The final version of Ubuntu 15.04 will be released on coming April 23, 2015. Check the …

Linux

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 …

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Can The Blackphone Wake Us From An Android Security Nightmare?

By Luke Dormehl9 minute Read<p>Your smartphone is about as private as a public restroom. Prone to surveillance and data leaks, today’s smartphones pay …

Privacy

NSA targets Tor administrators and people searching for privacy tools, reports claim

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Gajus/Shutterstock<p>An investigation by the German broadcasters ARD and WDR has apparently demonstrated the targeting by …

Hackers use Snowden leaks to reverse-engineer NSA surveillance devices

Over the past year, we've learned of the many techniques the NSA has used to tap into global communications. However, Edward Snowden's document leaks didn't just uncover the gadgets the agency used, they also gave security researchers the necessary insights to develop their own. After the NSA's …

Thirsty Man Prevented from Enjoying Bottle of Beer by Self-Targeting Auto-Firing Paintball Sentry Gun

While TrackingPoint released their self-aiming PGF rifle just last year, a slightly similar, if less deadly, consumer-level technology has been …

Guns

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

Mathematics

Methodist pastor who performed gay son's wedding to appeal defrocking

Frank Schaefer this week will be appealing the outcome of last year's trial that stripped him of his lifelong vocation as minister of the United Methodist Church.<p>The former minister of Lebanon, Pa., was suspended on Nov. 18 for 30 days by a jury of pastors for officiating at the same-sex marriage …

BitTorrent experiments with decentralized private-chat service

Are you longing to chat in private — not just “off the record” but off the grid? BitTorrent today released an internal alpha of its server-less chat app, making your dreams of truly private chats a near-reality.<p>BitTorrent realized the word “privacy” means different things to different people and …

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The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

In-Depth and Up Close Process Video of a Watch Being Made - The Fox Is Black

German based watchmakers NOMOS Glashütte are known for their high caliber of watchmaking and this video proves it. Aptly titled <i>Look over the</i> …

IFTTT adds an Android channel so I made a bat phone

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: IFTTT<p>If This Then That (IFTTT), the startup that lets you link various web services together, has added support for …

FBI seizes trove of cultural artifacts at 91-year-old Indiana man's home

FBI agents seized thousands of artifacts Wednesday from a 91-year-old man’s private collection at his home in rural central Indiana and says it will return the items that were wrongfully in his possession<p>Donald Miller, from Waldorn, amassed the collection over eight decades, the FBI said. The items …

The true lives of low-level drug dealers: “What’s the point of surviving if you can’t live?”

“Breaking Bad” this ain’t: The real world of drug dealing is less flashy than TV — and much more complicated<p>Quality cocaine has a sheen to it, like the paint on a lowrider. Shorts, a drug dealer in Albuquerque, flicks a clump with his nail to show me.<p>"See?" he says. "Like fish scales." I'm watching …

Inside The Billion-Dollar Hacker Club

For this group of old friends, assembled for an impromptu reunion, the venue would feel familiar: an online chat room running on a secure private server. Each were former members of the elite hacking group “w00w00” and they had reconvened that afternoon to celebrate and share in the success of one …

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Top 10 Uses for Linux (Even If Your Main PC Runs Windows)

Even if you're a Windows (or Mac) user, knowing how to use Linux is a valuable skill, and it can run a bunch of awesome things in your home—even if …

Google hires creator of Aether encrypted social network

Burak Nehbit, the 23-year-old author of the well-liked Aether content-sharing network, has accepted a job with Google. After revealing the news on Twitter over the weekend, Nehbit told <i>The Verge</i> that he still very much intends to keep Aether development going, noting that he managed to keep it out …

Bitcloud wants to replace the internet

"We want to replace YouTube, Dropbox, Facebook, Spotify, ISPs, and more with decentralised apps based on proof of bandwidth."<p>This was the bold …

Toronto's Hacklab raising money to help it move into larger space

Nicholas sez, "Toronto's oldest hackerspace just turned 5 years old, and with about 50 active members (not to mention all the folks who attend …

privacy, oversharing and government surveillance

The European Parliament is currently involved in a wrangle over the new General Data Protection Regulation. At stake are the future rules for online …

How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Informatio n: Andy Greenberg: 9780525953203: Amazon.com: Books

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The NSA Has Been Infiltrating Online Games

Looking for terrorists in World of Warcraft<p>The National Security Agency, still under the microscope because of leaks from former employee Edward Snowden, has been straddling the line between terrifying digital panoptican and almost comically inept government institution. Now, in the latter …

Why this satanic goat statue has the Christian right so freaked out

The pagan idol reveals the hypocrisy at the heart of so much fundamentalism<p>The design for the Satanist statue proposed for the lawn of the Oklahoma state capitol is a delight: Baphomet, a goat-headed pagan idol, sits gracefully on a chair, gazing beatifically forward while holding two fingers …