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Why and how to erase your browsing history

Cover your tracks in any web browser.<p>Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again, or return to your favorite photo of the kids, or if restore a tab that you accidentally closed. At the same time, some people find …

The weather app dominating the field of aviation with over 26 million downloads

As the weather is a crucial factor for pilots, it should be of little surprise to learn that weather apps are greeted with an element of enthusiasm from those working in the aviation industry.<p>A crowded marketplace has ensured that there are numerous weather apps available now making it hard for …

Apps

How to Send Messages That Even the NSA, CIA, and FBI Cannot Read

A simple technique protects privacy far better than encryption alone.<p>Over the past few years, there have been multiple efforts by governments to spy on users of digital communications and to force technology companies to provide access to the electronic communications of suspected criminals. While …

Privacy

Eero's new mesh WiFi system packs more power in a pretty package

The first-generation Eero was a game-changer. With a mesh network that blanketed your home in WiFi, it finally offered home wireless that doesn't suck. It pledged to rid my home of dead spots and, for the most part, it did. Since then, however, Eero has seen plenty of competition from the likes of …

Wi-Fi

What went wrong with the F-35?

Officially begun in 2001, with roots extending back to the late 1980s, the F-35 program is nearly a decade behind schedule, and has failed to meet many of its original design requirements. It's also become the most expensive defense program in world history, at around US$1.5 trillion before the …

Give yourself elite online security for under $30 with unlimited access to TigerVPN

TIgerVPN knows what you want online. You’re looking for a VPN provider who can offer you unquestioned protection on the web while serving up fast, reliable connection speeds. TigerVPN not only understands those security and accessibility demands, they want to save you some money at the same time …

Set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free—and yes, Americans urgently need one, thanks to Congress

“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” — Mitch Ratcliffe<p>Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or …

Privacy

WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages

<b>Exclusive</b>: Privacy campaigners criticise WhatsApp vulnerability as a ‘huge threat to freedom of speech’ and warn it could be exploited by government agencies<p>A security vulnerability that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its …

Encryption App 'Signal' Fights Censorship With a Clever Workaround

Any subversive software developer knows its app has truly caught on when repressive regimes around the world start to block it. Earlier this week the …

Tesla just made a big move to take on Uber

But buried in that news dump was a single sentence about Tesla's intention to take on Uber.<p>Last week, Musk said cars currently in production — which include the Model S, Model X, and future Model 3 — will be built with new hardware to allow them to be fully driverless, pending further software …

Cardiogram raises $2 million to predict heart health issues using wearables

Health tech startup Cardiogram has raised $2 million in a seed round led by the a16z Bio Fund for an app that screens users’ cardio health and gives them help improving or maintaining it.<p>The company started out with an Apple Watch integrated app, initially. But it is ultimately planning to be a …

Digital Health

This is everything Edward Snowden revealed in one year of unprecedented top-secret leaks

In June 2013, The Guardian reported the first leak based on top-secret documents that then 29-year-old Edward Snowden stole from the National Security Agency. At the time, Snowden worked as an intelligence contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii.<p>That leak would certainly not be the last. In …

Set up your own Stingray cell dragnet with these leaked docs

The Stingray has been a controversial tool that police departments and government agencies have used to track mobile phone locations and monitor the metadata they send to cell towers. Its maker Harris Corporation has repeatedly denied requests to explain its inner workings, citing terrorist and …

A $50 device and an app can easily steal your PC's log-in

You'd think protecting your computer with a strong password can keep it safe, but apparently, all it takes to steal your log-in credentials is a $50 piece of hardware and an app. According to R5 Industries principal security engineer Rob Fuller, he was able to pilfer usernames and passwords from …

Dear Google, the future is fewer people writing code

Adam LaGreca Contributor<p>Adam LaGreca is the head of communications at Datadog.<p>Google recently launched Project Bloks — a “platform” that will enable developers, educators and designers to work together in order to build “physical programming experiences” for children.<p>This actually has the potential …

Middle School

Google makes its TensorFlow artificial intelligence platform available on iOS

Google this week has published a new version of its TensorFlow machine learning software that adds support for iOS. Google initially teased that it was working on iOS support for TensorFlow last November, but said it was unable to give a timeline. An early version of TensorFlow version 0.9 was …

Tesla Model X review – is this the family car of the future?

The Model X marks Tesla’s second major launch. Based on the Model S hatchback, it is a fully electric SUV with show-stopping Falcon Wing rear doors and a range from a single charge of up to 350 miles in official test cycles.<p>As with the Model S, it is available in a range of power outputs, with each …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

Financial Services

Kickstarter lists 100 facts from 100,000 funded campaigns

After almost seven years online, Kickstarter can now boast that it has 100,000 successfully funded campaigns under its belt. A photography project called <i>Falklands/Malvinas: One War</i>, all Wars by a Nat Geo photographer helped it get to that number when it reached its goal on February 8th. To …

Crowd Funding

11 security apps that’ll keep your phone private

AVAST!<p>Want to keep your Android phone free from viruses, malware, adware and spyware? Of course you do - you're not a pillock.<p>With its virus scanner …

This sleek pebble promises to secure all of your smart home devices

The smart home of the future is now, and connected devices are increasingly changing the way we live. In fact, an estimate of 6.4 billion connected …

Anonymous is accusing this Silicon Valley startup of helping ISIS

CloudFlare is a service that helps websites stay online in the face of overwhelming traffic. It acts as an intermediary or filter and is a vital protection against DDoS attacks (in which someone sends huge amounts of traffic at a site in an attempt to make it collapse under the weight).<p>The …

Why You Should Be Using a VPN (and How to Choose One)

You may know what a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is; you probably don’t use one. You <i>really should</i> be using a VPN, and even if you don’t think so …

Information Systems

I, for one, welcome our new surveillance robot overlords

Knightscope founder and CEO William Santana Li is not modest in his ambitions.<p>He estimates that crime — of all kinds — has an annual global economic impact of a trillion dollars. That’s $1 trillion lost every year due to theft, vandalism, robbery, violence, and more.<p>He wants to cut that in half. …

Your Family DNA Could Be Used Against You by the Law

Five years after privacy advocates warned about the potential risks to privacy posed by massive genetics databases, they are, indeed, causing …

NSA chief: This is what keeps me up at night

Speaking on stage at the Wall Street Journal's WSJDLive conference, Rogers dismissed that analogy because he doesn't think that a massive cyber attacks could ever be as surprising today as the attack on Pearl Harbor was in 1941.<p>It's not a matter of "if," it's a matter of "when."<p>Rogers outlined …

Let's Encrypt to issue free HTTPS certificates from next month

Let’s Encrypt has announced that its free security certificates are now trusted by all major browsers, bringing the organization’s mission to offer free HTTPS encryption to all sites one step closer to reality.<p>As an open certificate authority run by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) and …

How the NSA can break trillions of encrypted Web and VPN connections

Researchers show how mass decryption is well within the NSA's $11 billion budget.<p>For years, privacy advocates have pushed developers of websites, …

11 Fitness Apps That Are Better Than a Personal Trainer

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Apps

Top 10 Hacking Tools of 2015

Hacking a network or webapp without using any automatic tool is not feasible anymore. But, selection of the right tool is an important job because …