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Apple Called ‘Very Cold’ After Refusing To Unlock Dead Woman’s iPad

Any technology maker — let alone one the size of Apple — is going to have various moral predicaments to deal with.<p>Recently Apple was accused of showing an “utter lack of understanding and discretion” after refusing to unlock a dead woman’s iPad for her two grieving sons.<p>When Andrea Grant, a …

Apple Will Use Biometric Data To Connect All Your Devices [Patent]

A new patent, published Thursday, describes a method for carrying out wireless pairing and communication between Apple devices using biometric data.<p>The patent was filed August 31, 2012, and features several possible implementations of the technology, designed to increase security on Apple …

Leaked Snowden documents detail NSA's plans for 'millions' of malware attacks

Over the past months, leaked documents from the NSA, GCHQ, and other agencies have shed light on efforts to dramatically scale the process of putting malware on targets' computers. At <i>The Intercept</i>, Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher have published more details about how these programs work, and …

Proprietary firmware poses a security threat, Ubuntu founder says

Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, believes proprietary and unverifiable firmware code poses a serious security threat to users and he encourages hardware manufacturers to implement support for their innovations through the Linux kernel instead.<p>“If you read the …

Beware this big iOS flaw -- and it's not alone

Mobile security remains a struggle: CanSecWest calls attention to flaws in Android and BlackBerry 10, while a newly discovered encryption weakness in iOS 7 could put iPad and iPhone owners at risk.<p>"In terms of security, [Apple's iOS 7 is] much worse than iOS 6." <br />--Tarjei Mandet, Azimuth …

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Snowden: Big revelations to come, reporting them is not a crime

Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance on the TED stage in Vancouver today, by Beam telepresence robot from "somewhere in Russia".<p>Snowden, in his …

Want More Privacy In Your App? Wickr Resells Its Encryption, Self-Destructing Tech To Other Apps

Wickr, one of the wave of messaging apps built on the idea of private, encrypted and self-destructing data, has vowed never to make money off its users — with its app remaining free, and user data never getting sold on or accessed by others. But it is starting the process of making money regardless.<p>…

Disconnect unveils private search Android app and web interface

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Maxkabakov<p>Disconnect Search, a tool that lets people use popular search engines without having their …

China's Huawei Condemns NSA Spying, Calls For Unity Against Cyber Mischief

China-based Huawei is calling for its global peers to establish standards and disciplines that would deter cyber mischief after news reports said the NSA has been hacking into the tech giant’s email servers since early 2009.<p>The New York Times and German news magazine Der Spiegel said on Saturday …

Two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication (TFA) makes it especially difficult for anyone other than you (e.g., hackers, exes, et al) to access your Tumblr account. …

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

NSA-inspired software sped up code-cracking efforts

<b>The US National Security Agency persuaded web-encryption company RSA to develop a more vulnerable random-number generator to make it easier to spy on businesses, Reuters has reported.</b><p>The news agency reported research suggesting the software had made reading companies' encrypted messages about …

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Android privacy tool feeds fake data to prying apps

When you install an app on your phone, it often spreads its tentacles into other various parts of the device. Sometimes, it taps into the hardware …

Samsung Galaxy S5 “best smartphone display ever tested” by specialist test company DisplayMate

DisplayMate Technologies, which makes display test kit for every major screen manufacturer in the world, has declared that the new Samsung Galaxy S5 has “the best performing smartphone display that we have ever tested” with “a long list of new records.”<p>While OLED screens have long been considered …

Thermodo turns your smartphone into an instant thermometer

Today’s smartphones offer countless apps to check the weather, find out upcoming forecasts, or even get alerts when it’s about to rain or snow. But no app can tell you exactly what the temperature is right where you stand. That’s why Robocat, the developers of Haze and other smartphone weather …

Beautiful roads around the World (23 pictures)

There are certain roads around the world that go above and beyond average. They’re so sceni that traveling them is a true adventure.

Mesmerizing Photos of the Human Tower Festivals of Catalonia

Every year in Catalonia, Spain, there are festivals in which people come together to build colorful — and ridiculously tall — human towers that are …

Articles about six book reading nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable...<p>Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for...<p>One of our New Year's resolutions? To read …

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Protecting Yourself From Japanese Insanity

I’d hate to say it but this time really is different. Never before has there been coordinated global money printing of the scale of today. Ever. Japan intends to double its money in circulation in just two years. This is incredible stuff. But it only mimics the U.S. Federal Reserve which has …