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Texas judge orders accused man to use his fingerprint to unlock iPhone for evidence

The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution enshrines the right to refuse self-incriminatory searches, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t exceptions. …

Privacy

The iPhone 8 might use iris scanning to complement Touch ID

You didn’t think we could go an entire summer without stumbling across a potentially sketchy yet oddly intriguing iPhone rumor, did you? A recent …

Mobile Technology

Dems open convention without Wasserman Schultz

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday without its outgoing Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, following a chaotic scene at a morning meeting where she was loudly jeered by Bernie Sanders supporters.<p>"I have decided that in the interest of …

Government

Chinese scientists to conduct first ever human gene-editing trial

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Chinese scientists will become the first in the world to inject people with cells modified using gene-editing technology in a groundbreaking clinical trial next month.<p>A team led by Lu You, an oncologist at Sichuan University's West China Hospital in Chengdu, received ethical …

3D printers could replicate your fingerprints to unlock phones

Fusion reports that police officers contacted Michigan State University professor Anil Jain recently to recreate a dead man’s fingers using a 3D printer, so they could unlock his phone and sift through its content for clues.<p>Details are scare because the investigation is still underway. But Jain …

Privacy

Russia expels US diplomats in tit-for-tat row

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1251000/1251508_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524660449_5b77a1a87f5eb0150d1fb1516e71e681<p><b>Russia has expelled two US diplomats from Moscow, after the White House said it had ordered two Russian embassy staff to leave Washington.</b><p>On Friday, …

Apple gets patent to disable cell cameras at concerts, and it’s super evil

Good news, everyone! Remember how we never used to have the technology to be able to just automatically disable the photographic capabilities of the …

One Strong Drink With "Cannabis Cocktails" Author Warren Bobrow

“What’s in the bottle is <i>not</i> what’s on the label,” says Warren Bobrow, handing me a small apothecary jar of amber-colored fluid. Inside is a top-shelf …

Facebook invokes first US Safety Check for Orlando mass shooting

Unfortunately, Facebook has had reason to use Safety Check in the US for the first time. The social network switched on its tool for reassuring friends following the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida. While Facebook has already called on Safety Check since expanding its …

Google Cast will come stock on Vizio’s new sound bars

Google is really making a hard push to dominate the living room. This year they’ve made a number of partnerships with television makers to get their Chromecast capabilities seamlessly integrated with the internal hardware of the sets. Google Cast, after all, is essentially a Chromecast device …

Poland to recruit 35,000 strong paramilitary force to combat threat from Russia

Poland will shortly start enrolling the first volunteers in a 35,000-member paramilitary force aimed at parrying a perceived threat from Russia, Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said.<p>"Enrolment of the first members of the territorial defence force will start in September," Mr Macierewicz said at …

Cure-all vaccine? Scientists trick immune system to attack viruses - and cancer cells

Vaccines have long come in handy in preventing viral infections, but now German scientists say they can also fool our immune system into going after …

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns he'll retaliate against NATO missiles

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will retaliate against the placement of U.S. missiles in nearby countries such as Romania, according to Russia's state-run news agency TASS.<p>The United States launched a ground-based missile defense system earlier this month in Romania. The system …

Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian jet; 66 feared dead

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard veered wildly in flight and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea …

This may sting: Google's new patent describes a smart lens injected right into your eyeball

Forget Sony’s planned smart contact lenses, Google has just filed a patent for a smart device that would be injected directly into your …

Wearable Tech

Russian trolls outing porn stars and prostitutes with neural network facial recognition app

A new app that uses a neural network combined with facial recognition software to help put names to faces in random photographs by scanning social …

Yes, China has won big from U.S. trade

America's middle class is deeply concerned about jobs, pay and their future, and many of them are blaming China.<p>In the U.S., 43% of voters believe trade with other countries is a bad thing, according to the Pew Research Center. It's not that hard to understand why.<p>China's middle class is booming …

Obama announces an additional 250 special operations forces to Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama announced Monday an additional 250 special operations forces will be sent to Syria in the coming weeks in a speech in Hannover, Germany, in an effort to stem the influence and spread of ISIS.<p>"Just as I approved additional support for Iraqi forces against ISIL, I've …

Ted Cruz, John Kasich join forces to stop Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz and John Kasich are joining forces in a last-ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination.<p>Within minutes of each other, the pair issued statements late Sunday saying they will divide their efforts in upcoming contests with Cruz focusing on Indiana and …

Russia's submarine program: How big a threat?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia's submarine fleet, asleep after two decades without a mission or money to patrol the sea, is starting to show life again. This week came reports that Russian attack submarines are "prowling" the coastlines of Scotland, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean Sea in numbers not seen in …

The FBI asked the US State Department to stop investigating Hillary Clinton's emails

Clinton, the front-runner in the race for the Democratic Party nomination in the Nov. 8 presidential election, has apologized for using a private email server for official business while in office from 2009 to 2013 and said she did nothing wrong. The FBI is investigating the arrangement.<p>On Jan. 29, …

Drug Companies Are Paying Millions to Delay The Release of Generic Drugs

Today, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against a drug company called Endo who’s accused of paying generic drug manufacturers hundreds of …

Generic Drugs

Living cells ‘hacked’ and hijacked by MIT

Scientists at MIT have proven they can ‘hack’ living cells and programme them to carry out new tasks.<p>In the same way that computer language tells a machine how to operate, researchers have shown it is possible to write DNA ‘code’ and insert it into bacteria to alter how they function.<p>They hope that …

Library of Congress to stop using 'illegal' and 'alien' to describe immigrants, group says

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Library of Congress will no longer use the words "illegal" and "alien" to describe undocumented immigrants after Dartmouth College students petitioned for the change, the group said Wednesday.<p>Instead, the Library of Congress will use the terms "non-citizen" and "unauthorized …

ACLU map shows locations of 63 ongoing phone-unlocking cases

In case you thought the recently and abruptly terminated fracas in San Bernardino was an isolated incident, the ACLU has put together a handy map of cases around the country where the All Writs Act has been used to justify an order to unlock a smartphone.<p>A total of 63 cases are shown; nine seek to …

Scientists Just Broke The Record For The Fastest Fibre Optic Data Transfer Ever

A whole Blu-ray in seconds.<p>No matter how fast our broadband connections get, it seems like we're always wanting more - and the good news is that more …

FBI breaks into gunman's iPhone, drops Apple legal case

The US government has unlocked the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters and has dropped its legal case against Apple.<p>The tech giant has been fighting a court order, requiring it to write new software to get into the encrypted handset of Rizwan Farook.<p>Now officials say help from another …

Tech Industry

Venus Likely Had Past Life; Next Step Is Finding It

Venus likely harbored past microbial life, if not on its exposed surface, then in the planet’s potential warm early oceans and hot pools of liquid water, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, a Washington State University astrobiologist, now tells me.<p>Schulze-Makuch is less certain whether such long-dead microbes …

Astronomy

Why you should never use Ancestry.com

GENEALOGY sites like Ancestry seem like a great way to find out about your past. They could put you in danger in the process.