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Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

PS4 debut for next-gen GTA V is kick in Microsoft's teeth

In arguably the worst-kept gaming secret of the last 12 months, an upgraded version of Rockstar's most recent crime saga <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> was …

$2 million prize offered for best automated network security

DARPA Grand Challenge hopes to level playing field between attackers and defenders<p>One of the major problems with cyber security is that it can take months before programmers can identify and correct weaknesses exploited by hackers. The two-year DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge aims to change this by …

Iranian hackers use fake Facebook accounts to spy on U.S., others | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - In an unprecedented, three-year cyber espionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social networking accounts and a bogus news website to spy on military and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other countries, a cyber intelligence firm said on Thursday.<p>A …

New Heartbleed attack hits Android devices and routers over Wi-Fi

Seven weeks after the bug put the web on high alert, Heartbleed is still causing problems. A new report from Portuguese security researcher Luis Grangeia describes how the same bug could be used over Wi-Fi to enable new kinds of attacks that build on the same vulnerability.<p>Dubbed Cupid, the new …

The Internet Is Burning

Online security is a horrifying nightmare. Heartbleed. Target. Apple. Linux. Microsoft. Yahoo. eBay. X.509. Whatever security cataclysm erupts next, probably in weeks or even days. We seem to be trapped in a vicious cycle of cascading security disasters that just keep getting worse.<p>Why? Well — …

Google faces deluge of requests to wipe details from search index

Hundreds of people including an ex-politician seeking re-election, a paedophile and a doctor have applied to have details about them wiped from Google's search index since a landmark ruling in Europe on Tuesday.<p>The deluge of claims trying to exercise the "right to be forgotten" follows a decision …

Honda Is Designing Houses, Because Cars And Homes Will All Be Part Of The Smart Grid

The car maker is demonstrating how homes and cars will become part of the same renewable energy system.<p>In the future, auto companies won’t just build cars. They’ll build cars that are part of the energy infrastructure, providing back up storage for the solar panels on your roof, and reinforcing the …

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FORTUNE — “We’re living in a crazy world,” Karl Martin says, “where, to prove who we are to our computers, we have to remember a long string of letters and numbers.”<p>Martin, the chief executive of the biometric identity startup Bionym, is only half right. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has given …

The first Heartbleed hacker has been arrested

Canadian officials say they've tracked down the man responsible for the last week's Heartbleed-assisted breach at the Canadian Revenue Agency, which compromised the personal data of more than 900 citizens. According to <i>The Calgary Herald</i>, 19-year-old Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes from London, Ontario …

Google’s Modular Ara Smartphone To Launch For The Public In January 2015

Google has been showing off its Project Ara modular smartphone in a lot more detail over the past few days, likely because it’s also hosting a developer conference for the device this week. Ara uses interchangeable modules to deliver a smartphone that can be whatever a user wants it to be, complete …

A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up

The week after Thanksgiving, 40 Clinkle employees gathered in the kitchen of their San Francisco office. It was the second time in two days they'd been called together for an all-hands meeting.<p>At the front of the room stood 22-year-old Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan, eyes cast down. Next to him stood …

Get ready to pay for things with your veins

Fingerprint scanners like those on the latest iPhones could soon give way to another biometric identifier: The geometry of the veins in your hands.<p>Hackers in the Chaos Computer Club last year fooled the Apple TouchID, which unlocks the iPhone 5S when presented with a familiar finger, by creating a …

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Smartphone industry commits to antitheft measures amid calls for 'kill switch'

The New York Attorney General and San Francisco District Attorney applaud the move, but say it falls short of their goal of having antitheft measures enabled by default on all devices.<p>The wireless industry committed to making a number of antitheft measures available for smartphones, a move that …

BlackBerry's Next Move May Be A Phone That Keeps You Healthy

Prophecies abound of BlackBerry's demise, but the Canadian smartphone company is still making investments -- including collaborating with Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder of health care IT company NantHealth and mobile innovator NantMobile, to create what Soon-Shiong calls a "novel" …

Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At <i>any</i> other product reveal, this worst-case scenario would be a …

How the Heartbleed bug works, and what passwords you need to change

Internet security experts are scrambling to patch an alarming encryption vulnerability that has exposed millions of passwords and personal information, including credit-card numbers, email accounts and a wide range of online commerce.<p><b>Latest news</b><p>The Canada Revenue Agency says about 900 customers had …

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Heartbleed web security flaw

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / aetb<p>It seems as though every week or so there’s a new hack or exploit that reveals millions of passwords …

Bitcoin Could Revolutionize Voting

Bitcoin, the virtual currency, has had a rough year. But the underlying technology behind it is being used in small test environments to see how a decentralized and encrypted system of trust can be applied to voting and democracy.<p><i>Meet your future vote-counter. Image via Reddit user …

Virtual Reality's Future Is In The Hands Of This 21-Year-Old Oculus Inventor

<i>Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.</i><p>You might have heard: Facebook is buying Oculus VR for $2 billion. Whether you like it or not, virtual reality will be a big part of the future of technology, and Facebook is making that possible.<p>About a month before …

Analysis of Tweets Can Track Obesity Trends

Twitter data sheds light on the health of whole counties.<p>By analyzing what people write on Twitter, researchers can help predict rates of obesity, diabetes, teen births, health insurance coverage, and access to healthy foods in counties throughout the United States. Usually demographic …

FTC wants Congress to punish companies for being hacked

NEW YORK — Daniel Kaufman, FTC deputy director, wants to penalize companies that experience major security breaches.<p>The Federal Trade Commission is tasked with protecting American consumers, a major piece of which involves safeguarding their data. That also means history’s least productive Congress …

Facebook To Buy Oculus VR, Maker Of The Rift Headset, For Around $2B In Cash And Stock

Facebook has announced plans to purchase Oculus VR, the company behind the Rift headset, for around $2 billion in cash and stock. This includes $400 million, and 23.1 million Facebook shares. An additional $300 million earnout will be paid in cash and stock if Oculus hits certain unspecified …

A New Browser Extension Turns Amazon Into A Bitcoin-Friendly Superstore

Zinc Save is a browser extension for Chrome compatible with major retailers like Macy's, Target, Walmart, and Amazon that bills itself as a moneysaving utility, but it also turns these companies into into Bitcoin-friendly retailers.<p>Amazon sells nearly everything the heart could desire, so the …

Report: NSA Has Plans To Infect “Millions” Of Computers With Malware

The National Security Agency reportedly has plans to control millions of computers by infecting them with malware, according to documents leaked to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>“In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a …

Edward Snowden speaks at SXSW, calls for public oversight of U.S. spy programs

In a rare public talk via the Web, fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden urged a tech conference audience Monday to help "fix" the U.S. government's surveillance of its citizens.<p>He spoke via teleconference from Russia to an audience of thousands at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in …

Nintendo's Plan to Quietly Kill the Wii U

The Wii U is performing dismally at retail. It's the depressing reality in which we live, and one that has caused us to think up ways to improve the console's fate. What if Nintendo no longer bundled it with the expensive GamePad? Or partnered with outside studios willing to create exclusive games …