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These are the 12 largest nuclear detonations in history

No other force epitomizes the absolute destructive power humanity has unlocked in the way nuclear weapons have. And the weapons rapidly became more powerful in the decades after that first test.<p>The device tested in 1945 had a 20 kiloton yield, meaning it had the explosive force of 20,000 tons of …

Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane

If you like your privacy, don’t fly the friendly skies with your phone connected to in-flight networks. American and British intelligence have been surveilling phone use aboard civil aircraft since at least 2005, according to a new investigation by Le Monde based on secret documents from former …

Surveillance

The company behind these pocket-sized military surveillance drones just got bought for $134 million

The Black Hornet is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.<p>The leading maker of thermal imaging sensors, Flir, bought a Norwegian drone maker for $134 million, the company announced Wednesday.<p>Flir acquired Prox Dynamics, which makes the Black Hornet, a tiny nano-drone used by the military and …

Drones

Minority Report-style AI learns to predict if people are criminals from their facial features

Researchers have created a machine that they claim can tell if a person is a convicted criminal simply from their facial features.<p>The artificial intelligence, created at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, was able to correctly identify criminals from a selection of 186 photos nine out of 10 times by …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

How can I protect myself from government snoopers?

Now that the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 - or snooper’s charter – has become law, Charles wants to protect his privacy<p><i>Now that the snooper’s charter has been passed, how can I protect myself? Should I use a VPN? Charles</i><p>The UK has just passed the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, at the third …

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What's inside the windowless AT&T/NSA spying hub in lower Manhattan?

The windowless, 550'-tall AT&T tower at 33 Thomas Street in lower Manhattan is the building referred to as TITANPOINTE in the NSA documents leaked by …

Surveillance

Tesla speeds up its electric cars with just a software update

It’s pretty amazing that Tesla can upgrade not just the capabilities, but also the performance of its electric cars just by beaming across a software update to them over the air.<p>Its latest trick is to make the P100D variants of the Model S sedan and Model X SUV go faster than they already do. Both …

​Orwell: The surveillance game that puts you in Big Brother's shoes

"Big Brother has arrived -- and it's you."<p>As CNET's resident privacy nark, I didn't need much convincing to play a game all about social engineering and online surveillance.<p>But when I stepped into my role as a new recruit for the fictional Orwell internet surveillance program, I didn't expect to …

Watch This Security Researcher Hack a Voting Machine

A vote counting machine to be used in a number of states for the upcoming election is vulnerable to hacking, according to a new report.<p>Researchers at …

How to Do Machine Learning in a Week

This curated post is by Per Harald Borgen, Developer, Xeneta AS<p>Getting into machine learning (ml) can seem like an unachievable task from the …

Russia is ditching Microsoft because it's an easy target

We know that Russia wants to give Microsoft products the boot, but now it's clearer as to why. A senior US intelligence official talking to <i>NBC News</i> not only supports talk of Russia endorsing a plan to purge Microsoft software from the government (starting with Moscow), but explains why. Reportedly, …

Google infuriated Microsoft by revealing a critical bug before it had time to patch it

After warning Microsoft of the bug, Google gave the company just 10 days to fix it, rather than the usual 60 — because it is already being actively exploited by attackers.<p>Microsoft has since criticised Google's behaviour, telling VentureBeat in a statement: "We believe in coordinated vulnerability …

Beat the bad guys at their own game with SafeBreach’s simulated cyberattacks

The best way to get experience with most jobs or tasks is to do them. It’s difficult to learn how to drive a car without getting behind the wheel. …

Selected 33 Best Android Hacking Apps And Tools Of 2018

<b>Best Android hacking apps</b> — one of the most searched queries in Google.<p>Nowadays every geek wants to turn their <b>Android smartphone</b> into a hacking …

Crack WPA/WPA2 Wifi Password Without Dictionary/Brute Fore Attack using Fluxion

Crack WPA/WPA2 Wifi Password Without Dictionary/Brute Fore Attack using Fluxion<p>Crack WPA/WPA2 Wifi Password Without Dictionary/Brute Fore Attack …

Aftermarket head-up display competition heats up with Carrobot

With its first automotive head-up display (HUD) already on sale in China, Ileja Tech seeks funding through an Indiegogo campaign to offer a second generation of its device in the US market. Carrobot C2 can be installed in almost any car, and projects translucent graphics showing navigation and …

Admit it: Microsoft is now a braver, more innovative company than Apple

I've been an Apple fanboy since I bought my first Macintosh IIsi — complete with color CRT monitor! — secondhand from a friend at college in …

A step-by-step guide to hacking your brain so it can remember anything

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the most effective way to study a huge amount of information for one test?</i> <i>Answer by Jonathan Davidson, author of The College Success Cheat Sheet.</i><p>Don’t despair. If you do the right things, you’ll be ready to crush any exam.<p>In order to pull this …

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Get Free, Unlimited Wi-Fi on Flights and Bypass Paywalls

In-flight Wi-Fi is wonderful. The price to use it on the other hand, not so great. There are a few methods to get free access, but these two are …

SSH

Google's ad-tracking just got more intrusive. Here's how to opt out

Google now has the option to combine everything it knows about you from its Gmail, YouTube and other applications - including personally identifiable …

Privacy

Research team develops portable iPhone-powered lab that can detect cancer with 99% accuracy

It’s no secret that Apple has ambitious plans for iPhone and Apple Watch in the health industry, but it’s not the only company looking for ways to integrate smartphones in the medical field. Recently, a research team from Washington State University, under the leadership of assistant professor Lei …

This android app turn your Android Phone into a Working Apple Mac OS

This android app turn your Android Phone into a Working Apple Mac OS<p>This android app turn your Android Phone into a Working Apple Mac OS<p>Click To Tweet<p>…

Why You Should Upgrade Your Raspberry Pi

The hard-working developers behind Raspbian OS, the custom-made Linux distro tweaked for the Pi, have announced a major update called Pixel (short …

ISIS Is Now Using Hobby Drones to Kill People

Drone warfare has long been one of the United States’ key weapons in the War on Terror, but the Islamic State recently managed to carry out a drone …

Drones

7 ways to tell if someone is cheating on you

But if you're worried that someone's fibbing extends into the important stuff, like happiness or fidelity, you might have considered trying to catch them in a lie.<p>Unfortunately, science can't tell you if your partner is sleeping around, but it is getting better at spotting when someone — especially …

Samsung calls for halt to sales, exchanges of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung on Monday asked for a worldwide halt on sales and exchanges of its Galaxy Note 7 as investigations into its overheating issues continue.<p>"Samsung will ask all global partners to stop sales and exchanges of Galaxy Note 7 while further investigation takes place," the company said in a …

Galaxy Note

Taxpayer-funded intelligence contractors watch porn and play games on Facebook, declassified documents show

When contractors and employees who work for America's most powerful intelligence agencies get bored at work, they sometimes kill time by viewing pornography on their classified government computers, browsing online dating services, engaging in "sex chats" with minors, and playing games on …