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Is This The Most Disastrous Tracking Email Ever? 'The Ship Has Actually Sunk' (PICTURES)

This might be the most disastrous package tracking email of all time.<p>James De Vile from London was eagerly awaiting the arrival of some rare Japanese …

How Hackers Tapped Into My Cellphone For Less Than $300

In the wake of the National Security Agency cyber-spying revelations, you may be worrying about the government keeping track of your digital life. But, for less than $300, a group of ordinary hackers found a way to tap right into Verizon cellphones.<p>This is a group of good-guy, or "white hat", …

NTSB Intern 'Erroneously' Confirmed Racist Asiana Pilot Names To KTVU Station

The Bay Area TV station read the racist crew names on air: Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow.<p>Here's the full statement:<p>The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National …

Late nights 'sap children's brain power'

<b>Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests.</b><p>The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.<p>Youngsters who had no regular bedtime or who went to bed later than 21:00 had lower scores for reading and …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

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10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …