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Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ

• 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone • Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk • Yahoo: 'A whole new level of violation of our users' privacy' • Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images<p>Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from …

NSA officials go on tour to heal agency image amid surveillance scandal

The National Security Agency has endured six months of criticism from media outlets since Edward Snowden released documents disclosing the agency's massive global surveillance apparatus. With its back against the wall, NSA head Keith Alexander and Snowden task force head Richard Ledgett are …

Google will not answer to British court over UK privacy claim

Google has been called "arrogant and immoral" for arguing that a privacy claim brought by internet users in the UK should not be heard by the British legal system.<p>The search giant will tell the high court on Monday that it should throw out claims that it secretly tracked the browsing habits of …

Meet Revolv, The Missing Link To The Modern Smart Home

Automated homes are nothing new. For decades, people have toiled over connecting household object to intranets and servers in a desperate attempt to simplify lives. But the work rarely justified the results. Then came the so-called Internet of Things. Nest, Sonos, Hue, Yale Locks; all these …

Google Street View has become 'the backbone' of Maps

Google Maps' Street View mode can easily seem like an exercise in mapping indulgence. Is it really necessary to drive cars mounted with high-tech cameras around dozens of cities just so that people can view the front door of a local business? According to a profile of Google's mapping efforts in <i>The</i> …

The First Rule of Google Glass Etiquette

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Of all the various etiquette guides to emerge with prescriptions for the inaugural class of …

Google Play Music All Access gets Handy in Germany

Germany's something of a latecomer to Google's Play Music All Access party (that <i>name</i>, we know!). The country that made David Hasselhoff a venerable pop star was conspicuously absent from the Google music service's many European roll outs. Not now, however, as Google's officially made the streaming …

NSA defends global cellphone tracking as legal

National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.<p>WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen by a …

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Watch out, Google. Vuzix smart glasses sell for $1,000

Now available for preorder, Vuzix's high-tech specs undercut Google Glass by $500.<p>Consumers can now purchase a pair of smart glasses for $1,000.<p>Dubbed the first commercially available "Smart Glasses," the Vuzix M100 started shipping on Tuesday, according to the company. The first models off the …

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Snowden and Greenwald: The Men Who Leaked the Secrets

Prescription Google Glass pics posted online, then yanked

Everything visible: How wearable cameras are changing the way we think about public space

<b></b>Unless you spend all of your time in a cave, you’ve probably been photographed without your knowledge.<p>The presence of surveillance cameras is becoming a growing norm in public spaces. For example, currently in the United Kingdom, there are an estimated 4.2 million cameras —some even with …

Google Builds Robot Army for Battle With Amazon

Google grows more and more like Amazon with each passing month, transforming itself into an honest-to-goodness online shopping company, and this …

Datenschutzaktivist beschwert sich in 14 Ländern über Googles Werbung mit Nutzern

Der britische Datenschutzaktivist Simon Davies hat Ende November eine Beschwerde bei Datenschutzbehörden in 14 europäischen Ländern gegen Google …

Does online surveillance violate fundamental rights of EU citizens?

© Thomas Bethge / Fotolia<p>In the wake of revelations of large-scale electronic surveillance by the American National Security Agency (NSA), concern …

Microsoft barricades data against NSA

Microsoft has announced new steps to protect its users from government surveillance, including by the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>In a blog post …

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Smartwatches, Google Glass And The Wearable Technology Chocolate Box

At $8 billion in 2013 revenues (projected), the wearable technology market is nascent but promising. By 2017, revenue from these new devices is projected to grow to $20 billion.<p>Numbers like that are just one of the reasons I get excited about new technologies, and I’ve been particularly excited …

Privacy services booming in the wake of NSA revelations

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Encrypted email, secure instant messaging and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency’s …

Google 'spins invisible web' with user data, Dutch watchdog says

Web giant's practice of combining user data from its different services violates data protection law, the agency says.<p>Google's practice of combining user data from its different services without user consent violates Dutch data protection law, the country's privacy watchdog said Thursday.<p>A 2012 …

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Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

We are becoming police states. Everyone OK with that?

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>We are becoming technologically-enabled police states. That’s a reasonable analysis of a situation where the average citizen …

Nymi bracelet uses your heartbeat as a password

Forget eyes and fingerprints. The Nymi bracelet wants the future of biometric password protection to be your own unique cardiac rhythm.<p>Future authentication methods need to be a lot harder to hack. That's the idea behind the Nymi from startup Bionym. Instead of passwords, Nymi relies on your …

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How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect with Boudoir Photography

The human body has been a common subject of photography since the 19th century, when boudoir “artist studies” first served as substitutes for live …

Finding the magic of light – book review

I recently purchased and read the ebook ‘Finding the Magic of Light’ written and published by Thorsten Von Overgaard, a popular Danish photographer …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Google plans to launch app store for Google Glass next year

Web giant confirms that users and developers of the high-tech specs will get an app store but declines to give additional information.<p>Google will launch an app store serving Google Glass users and developer next year.<p>The Web giant on Tuesday confirmed to Marketing Land information published Friday …

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Handshake Is A Personal Data Marketplace Where Users Get Paid To Sell Their Own Data

They don’t go around shouting about it but most Internet companies make money off user data — either by selling the specifics of individuals’ digital activity to interested companies, or by bundling up multiple users’ data into quasi-anonymised business intelligence and flogging that ‘insight’ on …

Smart watches: what are Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft up to?

With the Galaxy Gear expected to be unveiled this week, Samsung's rivals are thought to be working on their own wrist-worn devices<p>"The wrist is interesting," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the All Things Digital D11 conference in May 2013, when being quizzed about his company's potential …