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Remove yourself from people search sites and erase your online presence

Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely.<p>There is now a very …

Social Media

The Revolution in Banking Theory

"The independent retail stores have given way to chain stores. ... Local industries have merged with larger corporations."<p>Threetrends that have been developing in the banking field are now arresting public attention.<p>1. The failure during the past eight years of 4925 banks out of a total of 30,812 …

Banking

Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything?

The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match.<p>It’s not …

String Theory

In Georgia, a legal battle over electronic vs. paper voting

ATLANTA — Logan Lamb, a cybersecurity sleuth, thought he was conducting an innocuous Google search to pull up information on Georgia’s centralized system for conducting elections.<p>He was taken aback when the query turned up a file with a list of voters and then alarmed when a subsequent simple data …

News

Yuval Noah Harari: the myth of freedom

The main challenge liberalism faces today comes not from fascism or communism but from the laboratories<p>If governments succeed in hacking the human animal, the easiest people to manipulate will be those who believe in free will<p>If we understood that our desires are not the outcome of free choice, we …

Self-Censorship

Advanced Nmap: Top 5 Intrusive Nmap Scripts Hackers & Pentesters Should Know

Nmap is more powerful than you know. With a few scripts, we can extend its functionality beyond a simple port scanner and start to identify details …

Web Servers

Never Accept a Job That Uses Brain Teasers in Your Job Interview

It's a trap.<p>Resumes can be gamed, cover letters are often unhelpful, and — wouldn’t you know it! — all these hiring conventions seem to go <i>right</i> out …

Job Interviews

How Faking Videos Became Easy and Why That's So Scary

A minute-long video of Barack Obama has been seen more than 4.8 million times since April. It shows the former U.S. president seated, with the …

Jordan Peele

Martina Navratilova: What Serena Got Wrong

Serena Williams has part of it right. There <i>is</i> a huge double standard for women when it comes to how bad behavior is punished — and not just in tennis.<p>But in her protests against an umpire during the United States Open final on Saturday, she also got part of it wrong. I don’t believe it’s a good …

California Tries New Tack on Gun Violence: Ammunition Control

SACRAMENTO — Sold from vending machines in Pennsylvania, feed depots in Nevada, pharmacies in Georgia and jewelry stores in Texas, ammunition is in many states easier to buy than cold medicine. But in California, which already enforces some of the nation’s most restrictive gun laws, there is a …

Gun Control

Russia’s Military Intelligence Agency Isn’t Stupid

Don’t let the reporting on the suspected Skripal attackers fool you: Moscow got what it wanted.<p>Six months after the attempted assassination of Sergei …

Russia

The World’s Oldest Blockchain Has Been Hiding in the New York Times Since 1995

This really gives a new meaning to the “paper of record."<p>The first time I heard about blockchains was at a party where a friend of mine spent the night talking my ear off about this thing called Bitcoin and why I ought to buy some. I suspect that many others have had a similar experience. Although …

11 places for thrifty bookworms to download free e-books

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further.<p>As the year rolls on, you may find yourself wanting to set aside time to …

Books

Miso Katsudon

Cook the rice according to your rice cooker instructions or if you don't have one, follow the recipe here.<p>Cook the Hirekatsu by following the …

Recipes

How To: Manipulate User Credentials with a CSRF Attack

Web 2.0 technology has provided a convenient way to post videos online, keep up with old friends on social media, and even bank from the comfort of …

Information Security

The Oft-Forgotten Architecture of Pop Culture Franchises

A memorable setting is a key component in any memorable story. This is especially true in popular science fiction and fantasy tales, where settings …

Game of Thrones

10-Minute Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Pots

The simplest and quickest chocolate dessert that you could ever wish for! This salted caramel chocolate pots are so rich, thick, and creamy with a …

The 32 Best Riddles for Kids That Aren’t Too Confusing

What's not too long, but can still take awhile to get to the end? This list.<p>Riddles aren’t just for cave-dwelling creatures and Batman villains, they …

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind.<p>The headquarters of A.P. …

Long-form Journalism

24 things that are considered 'normal' in the US but the rest of the world finds weird

That doesn't necessarily mean these American customs are bad, it just means that they aren't the norm throughout the world. Here are some regular things we do in the US that people from other cultures might think is a bit abnormal.

Weird

Best Rye Whiskey Reviews

Over the past few years whiskey has really gained in popularity as more and more people discover the category and experiment with different ways to …

Rye Bother? An Inside-The-Barrel Look At American Whiskeys

Ten years ago rye whiskey was on the brink of extinction.<p>Despite its venerable history as the whiskey made by George Washington, only a handful of distillers were bottling this quintessentially American spirit. And you definitely couldn't order a rye Manhattan at your local cocktail lounge.<p>My, how …

Here are the winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards

The best science fiction and fantasy literature of 2017<p>The 2018 Hugo Awards were held last night at the World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, California. The Hugo award is voted on by members of the fan community, and it’s considered the highest honor for science fiction and fantasy …

Who needs democracy when you have data?

Here’s how China rules using data, AI, and internet surveillance.<p>In 1955, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story about an …

China

End of Greek bailouts offers little hope to young

<b>On Monday, Greece ends its third and final financial bailout programme, having received €289bn (£259bn; $330bn) over eight years.</b><p>The government and its European lenders are keen to paint the end of the last bailout as a good thing, having avoided a "Grexit" in which the country would have crashed …

Europe

20 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

amazon.com<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the Wedding, by Grant Ginder</b><p>An estranged family flies en masse to London for a …

Almost 80% of US workers live from paycheck to paycheck. Here's why | Robert Reich

Starting in the 1980s and with increasing ferocity since then, private-sector employers have fought against unions<p>The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%. The Federal Reserve forecasts that the unemployment rate will reach 3.5% by the end of the year.<p>But …

Private Sector

How to Make the Perfect Raspberry Basil Mojito

This raspberry basil mojito isn’t just refreshing on a hot day—it also replenishes the manganese you’re sweating out in the gym, which is vital for …

A physical key is the secret to Google employees' online security

It turns out the key to counteracting employee phishing at Google is an actual key.<p>The company began using physical USB-based security keys in early 2017 and since then, none of its 85,000-plus employees have been phished on their work accounts, Krebs on Security reported today. The keys serve as …

Employment

Intellectual Property, Not Intellectual Monopoly

In today's increasingly knowledge-intensive economy, policies should aim to democratize innovation, thereby boosting the creation and dissemination …