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Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 2013

In a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad as its Villain of the Year 2013.<p>Obad was discovered during the summer and it was quickly recognized as a sophisticated piece of malware. The technical name for the Trojan is …

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Stanford researchers discover ‘alarming’ method for phone tracking, fingerprinting through sensor flaws

<b>By James Temple</b><p>One afternoon late last month, security researcher Hristo Bojinov placed his Galaxy Nexus phone face up on the table in a cramped Palo Alto conference room. Then he flipped it over and waited another beat.<p>And that was it. In a matter of seconds, the device had given up its …

Google Earth Meets The Body: BioDigital Gets $4M To Bring Its 3-D, Virtual Anatomy & Health Platform To Every Browser

While the film is extremely compelling, it turns out that there’s actually a better way to learn about and visualize the human body than by watching Osmosis Jones on repeat. It used to be that students and the anatomically curious had to turn to pictures in textbooks or plastic models (Gasp! I …

Google's Eric Schmidt downplays NSA spying

Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says he was worried that the NSA spying scandal could "split" the Internet.<p>If you thought that Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt would take a more strident tone when discussing the National Security Agency spying scandal, think again.<p>"There's been spying for …

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Follow The Bitcoins: How We Got Busted Buying Drugs On Silk Road's Black Market

The crypto-currency Bitcoin has become the preferred payment method for much of the online underground, hailed by none other than the administrator of the booming Silk Road black market as the key to making his illicit business possible. But spending Bitcoins to anonymously score drugs online isn’t …

Google's Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows

The web alone is not enough<p>Today, on Chrome's fifth birthday, Google is announcing the rollout of what it's calling Chrome Apps. Don't feel bad if you're confused by the name. Chrome has been serving up web apps since 2010 when the Chrome Web Store opened up alongside the launch of the Chrome OS. …

NSA Subverts Most Encryption, Works With Tech Organizations For Back-Door Access, Report Says

The National Security Agency’s most wanted man and newly minted Russian resident, Edward Snowden, has revealed new details about the ability of intelligence agencies to crack supposedly secret communications.<p>“The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using …

When Yahoo Gives User Data to Governments, Mapped

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Yahoo, the only technology company to fight the NSA's order to provide sweeping access to customer …

After NSA encryption-cracking revelation, can we trust Internet security?

Blue LEDs on a row of servers indicate that everything is running smoothly, at the Google data center in Douglas County, Georgia.<p>News that the NSA can break or bypass a variety of digital encryption tools has researchers second-guessing the strength of Internet security products they previously …

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Did you murder someone? Don't tell your lawyer over email

Doctors and lawyers struggle to keep your secrets online<p>When the Snowden leaks first revealed the depths of the NSA’s spying capabilities, most eyes were on Gmail and Outlook.com. But for lawyers, there was a bigger worry: Dropbox.<p>The profession has embraced the tool wholeheartedly as a way to …

Yahoo Says U.S. Looked At Only .01% Of People's Data, But That's Way More Than You Think

Yahoo just released its first transparency report, and despite what the company wants you to believe, the U.S. government is looking at a lot of people's data.<p>In the report released Friday, Yahoo says that the U.S. government requested "less than one-hundredth of one percent of Yahoo users …

Top 10 Good Tech Habits Everyone Should Have

You’ve probably heard people tell you should back up your computer, or you should have more secure passwords. Good tech habits aren’t just for …

Information Systems

Hackers' Mysterious Death Prompts Conspiracy Theories, Concerns About Pacemakers

The mysterious death of a San Francisco "ethical hacker," who was set to give a speech on infiltrating wireless implantable medical devices, has …

Nokia developing phone that recharges itself without mains electricity

Standby mode is often accused of being the scourge of the planet, insidiously draining resources while offering little benefit other than a small red light and extra convenience for couch potatos. But now Nokia reckons a mobile phone that is always left in standby mode could be just what the …

If your toilet is so smart, how come I can hack it?

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Stop me if this is too much information, but I’ve never sat on a toilet wishing it had Bluetooth. Perhaps I’ve been missing …

Will shutdown of online education program scare off other colleges?

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit:<p>In an effort to reach new students, more schools are partnering with companies that enable online education options. …

Scientists Are Scary Close To Controlling Our Memories And Brains With Computers

There are already thought-controlled gadgets and smart phone apps. But recently, a group of scientists at MIT took brain-computer interactions to a whole new level.<p>While they weren't able to create memories from scratch, they were able to associate different feelings to neutral memories in mice. In …

DEA reportedly covering up its use of NSA surveillance data to prosecute Americans

Lies and blurred lines may be compromising justice at home<p>Despite assurances from top intelligence officials that the National Security Agency only conducts certain surveillance operations to pursue suspected terrorists, a report from <i>Reuters</i> alleges that a secretive Drug Enforcement Administration …

Microsoft files patent for augmented reality glasses

Microsoft may be working on a pair of augmented reality glasses for Xbox gaming, according to a patent application published last week.<p>In an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office, dated 1 August 2013, Microsoft describes “a system and related methods for inviting a potential player to …

Digital Seen Surpassing TV In Capturing Our Time

It's finally happening, folks. This year, the average time Americans spend with digital media each day will surpass traditional TV viewing time. That's according to eMarketer's latest estimate of media consumption among adults.<p>The average adult will spend more than five hours per day online and on …

Wi-Fi enabled taxis to be flagged up to passengers

Londoners will now be able to identify which black cabs offer free Wi-Fi to passengers via a new TfL approved sticker.<p>The symbol will be rolled out to a network of 300 London taxis.<p>A recent survery by communications agency Ubiquitous found three quarters (75 per cent) of London taxi passengers …

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Apple iPhone and iPad patent ban overturned in US

<b>A ban on sales of older models of Apple's iPad and iPhone in the US has been overturned by the Obama administration.</b><p>In June, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Apple infringed a patent of rival Samsung.<p>President Barack Obama's trade representative has now vetoed that decision …

YouTube opens up live streaming to anyone with 100 or more subscribers

YouTube is opening up its live streaming service to anyone with 100 or more subscribers, putting smaller, independent creators on the same footing as larger productions. The announcement comes less than three months after YouTube lowered the bar on live streaming to channels with 1,000 or more …

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Today’s global design scene is more expansive and easier to access than ever, thanks to all things Internet—websites, webshops,...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's October 2016 issue.<p>You know his beats.<p>Every other piece of industrial design is a pot or a dish or …

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