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Is It Possible To Escape From Everyday Surveillance?

And not hide in the woods?<p>Is it possible to escape from everyday surveillance? Writing for New York Magazine and inspired by Edward Snowden's leak of the NSA PRISM program, Kevin Roose spent a day trying to answer that question. As an added challenge, he chose not to flee into the wilderness, but …

Edward Snowden: US surveillance 'not something I'm willing to live under'

Edward Snowden predicted more than a month ago while still in hiding in Hong Kong that the US government would seek to demonise him, telling the …

Arrest Caught On Google Glass Reignites Privacy Debate

The Fourth of July holiday brought about another first for Google Glass, the computing device that you can wear on your face.<p>Chris Barrett, a documentary filmmaker and founder of PRServe.com, was wearing Glass for a fireworks show in Wildwood, N.J., when he happened upon a boardwalk brawl and …

Authorities Were on to NSA Leak Snowden Before PRISM Went Public

In an unexpected twist to the PRISM scandal, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden came forward to identify himself to the world on Sunday, and further details continue to emerge, including the fact that authorities were already looking into him before any leaks were reported.<p>As revealed by the Guardian …

Silicon Valley companies deny reports U.S. government has “direct access” to their servers

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/deepspacedave<p>Some of the tech industry’s biggest and brightest companies denied incredibly damning and …

Microsoft could make 3D Skype calls a reality with new meeting tech

A 3D telepresence technology that started life as a Microsoft research project may soon become an official product, a new job listing suggests. Microsoft has begun advertising for a new software development engineer who will be tasked with helping it develop hardware and software capable of …

Team Fortress 2 with Oculus Rift and VR treadmill looks immersive, exhausting

Playing <i>Team Fortress 2</i> with the Oculus Rift is said to be potentially nauseating, but it looks like it could also be exhausting if you add the Virtuix Omni treadmill, as seen on Road to VR.<p>The Virtuix Omni is an omnidirectional virtual reality treadmill that allows users to walk or run in any …

Why It's Hard to Gain Weight: Four Rules to Building Muscle

Are you the guy who’s always being overpowered on the field? Are you the pick-up game’s last pick? Have you been grinding out hard work in the gym …

Nutrition

Cardio Can Reverse Damage from Alcohol

Good news if you’re the type to refuel with a beer or two post-workout: A new study published in <i>Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research</i> suggests …

Google reportedly offers search results changes in EU probe

Google has proposed an overhaul of how it displays search results in Europe to allay concerns that the Web giant is abusing its dominant position in the market.<p>The search behemoth, which was put under the European antitrust spotlight in 2010 after rivals lodged allegations of anticompetitive …

European Union

IRS claims it can read your e-mail without a warrant

The Internal Revenue Service doesn't believe it needs a search warrant to read your e-mail.<p>Newly disclosed documents prepared by IRS lawyers say that Americans enjoy "generally no privacy" in their e-mail, Facebook chats, Twitter direct messages, and similar online communications -- meaning that …

Surveillance

Dropbox adds single sign-on support to woo more business users

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Business workers hate, hate, hate having to sign onto multiple services — cloud-based or on premises — with different …

Powerful EU competition chief is not above texting Google's Schmidt

Joaquin Almunia's position as the European competition commissioner makes him one of the most powerful men in tech. Companies like Google and Microsoft have persistently lodged complaints against each other, and it's down the the European Commission (EC) to ascertain what needs to be done. Although …