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The World’s Biggest Biometric Database Keeps Leaking People’s Data

India’s collection of citizens’ fingerprints, faces, and irises was meant to simplify identification for 1.13 billion, but it’s ignited a privacy firestorm.<p>India’s national scheme holds the personal data of more than 1.13 billion citizens and residents of India within a unique ID system branded as …

A Little Design maximises space in tiny 22-metre-square Taiwan apartment

Taiwanese studio A Little Design has renovated a 22-metre-square micro apartment to serve every need of its occupant (+ slideshow).<p>A bath, …

Architecture

Why Startups are in the Post-Unicorn Era

The "Unicorn Era" referred to startups being valued at $1-billion or more. The era is coming to a close as more startups are receiving higher valuations and funding for sustainability. Critics say that these unicorn startups are a blueprint for the next risk bubble.<p>In these situations, the value of …

There are now 229 unicorn startups, with $175B in funding and $1.3T valuation

Tales of the tech unicorn’s impending demise might be somewhat exaggerated. Spoke Intelligence and VB Profiles released a report recently that counted more than 208 of the mythical creatures, not to mention an additional 21 of the even more rarely spotted decacorns — startups with a valuation in …

Venture Capital

Tencent gives its Two Cents on World War III: Deconstructing China's Video Game Visions of War

PR escalation<p>Tencent, one of China's Internet commerce giants, released a chest pumping (but visually accurate) CGI video of a victorious PLA in time for China's 70th VJ day parade on September 3, 2015. Just like a recent technothriller featuring an unprovoked sneak attack on US soil …

Military