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Eighteen Ways to Fit a Garden into a Small Space - Home Trends Magazine

DIY Log Slice Display Dome

i just want to say that i envy all of you out there with a working fireplace. i have very fond memories of sitting around a crackling fire in maine, …

Make It: DIY Hidden Bookshelf Storage

A secret, perfectly concealed, spy-like storage spot: how awesome is that?! I would have <i>loved</i> something like this as a kid--it was always a battle to …

Millions of Android users 'deceived' by flashlight app that shares location with advertisers

An Android developer has agreed to settle charges with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over a free flashlight app that has been "deceiving" users. Brightest Flashlight Free, available in the Google Play store, has been downloaded over 50 million times, but a complaint from the FTC reveals that …

Facebook Is Using Your Profile to Track Global Urban Migration Trends

The NSA's catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers

Over the New Year’s holiday the German newspaper Spiegel has published details about the gadgets the NSA uses to spy on people and companies. According to the newspaper the NSA has a special secret unit, called ANT, which specializes in creating tech related devices for eavesdropping and installing …

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Transparent electronics are so light and thin they can sit on a contact lens

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology<p>The ultimate wearable may be one we hardly even recognize is there. Swiss Federal …

5 Changes President Obama Wants To Make to NSA's Surveillance Programs

In a major address this morning, President Obama tried to soothe Americans' fears about NSA spying by promising these changes.<p><b>Earlier this morning, President Obama</b> spoke about a number of reforms he wants to make to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, which have been widely …

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NSA hacking tools will find their way to criminals eventually

The U.S. National Security Agency has reportedly developed technology to commandeer computers even when they are off the Internet, and security …

iOS and Android Security Apps: Make your Online Presence Secure and Private!

The year twenty thirteen was indeed an upsetting one when you look at all the news, leaks and reports that whirled around Snowden case. In the past …

British government reportedly tracking YouTube and Facebook data without permission

While the NSA has been busy scouring the <i>Angry Birds</i> leaderboards, newly leaked documents report that its British counterpart -- the GCHQ -- has been monitoring the flow of social media in real-time. The General Communications Headquarters can apparently keep track of YouTube traffic, which links …

Trust in the Internet is crumbling

SEATTLE — Today we commemorate Data Privacy Day here in the U.S., while Europe acknowledges Data Protection Day.<p>It couldn't be more timely. Trust in the Internet is crumbling, creating huge new business opportunities for tech security vendors — and complex challenges for governments.<p>A gargantuan …

Angry Birds firm calls for industry to respond to NSA spying revelations

Rovio, the Finnish software company behind the Angry Birds game, has announced it will “re-evaluate” its relationship with advertising networks following revelations that the NSA and its UK counterpart GCHQ have the capability to “piggyback” on the private user data they collect.<p>On Monday, the …

After bug, Google notifies users that all is a-OK with Gmail

A glitch that caused some e-mails to be marked as spam and others to be deleted is fixed -- but the Web giant says users should make sure their messages are in the right place.<p>Google assured Gmail users on Tuesday that the slight bug that affected their inboxes last week is definitively fixed. The …

Google Has Removed Multiple Third-Party Snapchat Apps From Its Play Store

The defining characteristic of Snapchat — disappearing photos — has (inevitably) led to a swathe of third party apps that allow Snapchat users to save Snaps, rather than being forced to watch them fade away.<p>Although speedy Snapchat users can screengrab a Snap within the app its interface does tell …

Why Android Updates Take So Long To Get To Your Smartphone

It’s like geek Christmas: The newest version of Android comes out and it’s full of exciting new features and designs. You rush to the Android Developer portal to learn about all the new functionality and check your smartphone manufacturer’s website to see when your phone will receive the latest and …

Google's partnering with Samsung and others for new educational devices this spring

Google began its play for the education market late last year with a student-oriented version of the Play Store. Since then, partners of the Google for Education program have provided their classes with learning software and tools on select Chromebooks and Android-based tablets. Today, Mountain …