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Dropbox's new 'Project Infinite' will make you stop crying about your puny SSD

When storage is tight on your PC, you turn to the cloud for relief. Unfortunately, sometimes you need to access files locally, and having to organize which files stay on your PC and which files live in the ether can be frustrating.<p>Project Infinite, announced at Dropbox’s Open London event wants to …

US tech giants knew of NSA data collection, agency's top lawyer insists

The senior lawyer for the National Security Agency stated on Wednesday that US technology companies were fully aware of the surveillance agency’s widespread collection of data.<p>Rajesh De, the NSA general counsel, said all communications content and associated metadata harvested by the NSA under a …

Navy database tracks civilians' parking tickets, fender-benders, raising fears of domestic spying

A parking ticket, traffic citation or involvement in a minor fender-bender are enough to get a person's name and other personal information logged …

Why the NSA Tried to Keep Its Water Use a Secret

The National Security Agency wants to keep water usage a secret. Theirs, anyway. Yours, perhaps not.<p>However, the federal agency lost its attempt to keep their water records under cover, when the Utah State Records Committee rejected the NSA’s argument and ordered the info released, Wired …

How You Leak Your Privacy Every Day (and How to Stop)

Thanks to the NSA, everyone all of a sudden cares about their privacy more than they used to. But most of us aren't doing a good job of locking it …

News Archives

Dropbox Addresses NSA Surveillance Fears in New Privacy Policy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Dropbox has updated its privacy policy to address privacy concerns about the National Security Agency's requests for user data.<p>In a new section, the company pledges to abide by its Government Request Principles when “receiving, …

Privacy

NSA posed as Facebook to infect computers with malware, report says

The National Security Agency has reportedly used automated systems to infect user computers with malware since 2010, according to a Wednesday report. And at times the agency pretended to be Facebook to install its malware.<p>The NSA has been using a program codenamed TURBINE to contaminate computers …

Snowden leaks: NSA 'can collect all calls in foreign nation'

<b>The US government has reportedly built a system that can record every phone call made over a month in an undisclosed foreign country.</b><p>The National Security Agency (NSA) programme was created in 2009, the Washington Post reported.<p>Fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked details of …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

Weekend Reading: Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin

<b>The Trends, Challenges and Opportunities</b><p>Digital currency site CoinDesk analyzes bitcoin’s trends, challenges and opportunities. Did you know the total number of merchants accepting bitcoin recently tripled to more than 3,000?<p><b>How Bitcoin Affects Your Business</b><p>There are now bitcoin ATMs, and homes are …

How Long You Should Keep Your Financial Documents

Come tax time, we're probably all digging through files that have been gathering dust for years: old tax returns, utility bills, credit card …

Personal Finance

TwoFactorAuth Lists All the Sites with Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is critical for protecting your online accounts, but sadly, not every site supports it (even, shockingly, many banks). …

I'm Mike Lee, and This Is the Story Behind MyFitnessPal

Tracking what you eat can be a cumbersome task and can feel like more work than its worth when you're trying to maintain a healthy diet. Luckily …

Fitness

Combine Pocket with Evernote for a Clutter-Free, Paperless System

Pocket may be our favorite read-it-later app, and Evernote is a great digital filing cabinet (if you make good use of it). Use them together, …

NYT: NSA embeds radio transmitters to access offline computers from miles away

Tonight's fun NSA revelation comes courtesy of the <i>New York Times</i>, reporting on an agency program to access and alter data on computers that aren't connected to the internet. Cherry picked from the NSA's tool kit of developments -- often used to bug equipment before it reaches the intended …

NSA phone surveillance program likely unconstitutional, federal judge rules

A federal judge in Washington ruled on Monday that the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records by the National Security Agency is likely to violate the US constitution, in the most significant legal setback for the agency since the publication of the first surveillance disclosures by the …

US caught between allies amid pressure to limit NSA

The Obama administration is finding itself in a sticky surveillance situation.<p>Coming on the heels of back-to-back rebukes of National Security Agency policies this week, the government is scrambling to soothe the anger of some of its closest allies, still smarting over reports that their leaders …

Introducing the Alarm Clock on Mobile

We think most folks would agree that waking up from a deep slumber to the tune of their favorite music almost always trumps the repetitive bleeping …

New GPS game is out of this world: Czechs are introducing Stratocaching

The Czech public will taste Stratocaching - a new kind of geocaching game - this Saturday. In a world premiere, players will search for dozen of "GPS …

​How to Use Amazon Glacier as a Dirt Cheap Backup Solution

Not too long ago, Amazon introduced Glacier, an online storage/archiving solution that starts at just a penny per GB per month. Depending on your …

Astronaut taking treasure-hunt 'travel bug' to space station

The countdown is underway for the launch of a treasure-hunt token to the International Space Station. The Russian spacecraft that will lift off with …

The Best Projects and Gear to Set Up Your Secret Lair

Some people call it their battlestation, others call it their command center. In honor of Evil Week, we're going to call your home office setup your …

Connect Your Car to Your Digital Life with Automatic

INTRODUCING<p>Automatic Pro<p>Unlimited car monitoring, zero fees. The only connected car adapter with unlimited 3G included.<p>How it works<p>Automatic …

Apps

PathSync Compares and Syncs Files In Specific Remote or Local Folders

Windows: There are no shortage of apps that can synchronize files between computers, but PathSync allows a bit more control between local and distant …