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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 …

Vaccinations have prevented at least 103 million cases of contagious disease since 1924

Vaccinations have been credited with some of humanity's greatest technological triumphs over disease, including drastically reducing polio around the globe and almost eliminating smallpox entirely. But how many people have been spared life-threatening infections thanks to the introduction of …

Mall of the future? eBay's new storefronts can gather your data

We're going to take this technology and the idea of using glass and move it out of the mall -- on the bus, train, at the airport. Anywhere people are waiting, congregating, or milling about."</br > --Steve Yankovich, eBay's vice president of innovation and new ventures

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F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …

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Intel Wants You to Beta Test Its Facial Recognition 3D Avatar App

Intel is gearing up to release a Pocket Avatars app for iOS and Android that harnesses facial recognition technology to let users send messages through 3D avatars, and it could use your help.<p>The company is looking for beta testers, but users will need an iPhone 5, iPad 3, iPad 4, Galaxy S3 or S4 to …

Surgeon livestreams operation using Google Glass

Google Glass has made its way to the OR. A surgeon from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center donned the new headset during a routine surgery last week, and streamed point-of-view footage live to a group of students on the other side of town. "I can start to appreciate the connectivity it …

Telecoms firms never challenged NSA

Phone companies put up no resistance to NSA demands for data, but it doesn’t make online giants the good guys<p>Since news of the National Security Agency's dragnet-style surveillance programs first broke (and continues to break), Silicon Valley leviathans have scrambled to absolve themselves of …

This is how the fear of government snooping takes its toll on tech companies

Two very different technology offerings were dropped on Thursday because of fears that the US and China might be trying to spy on the customers using them.<p>In Baltimore, Maryland—just down the road from the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade—a US company called CyberPoint …

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The Last Tweets From An American Jihadist In Somalia

Omar Hammami grew up in the small of town of Daphne, Ala., but ended up in southern Somalia on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list. Last week, Hammami was reportedly killed by members of al-Shabab, the al-Qaida-linked militant group, after a falling out with its leadership.<p>He was known for rapping …

Destroying the right to be alone

The NSA and other agencies are making privacy obsolete<p>For at least the last six years, government agents have been exploiting an AT&T database filled with the records of billions of American phone calls from as far back as 1987. The rationale behind this dragnet intrusion, codenamed Hemisphere, is …

The $200K lesson I learned from getting shot

How a health insurance check sent 6 hours before being shot saved my life. And what it means for you (and America)<p>A few weeks ago, I wrote an essay for this website about the time two young black men shot me in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the article was to bring a new and personal perspective …

Major US security company warns over NSA link to encryption formula

A major American computer security company has told thousands of customers to stop using an encryption system that relies on a mathematical formula developed by the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>RSA, the security arm of the storage company EMC, sent an email to customers telling them that the …

In secret, Fisa court contradicted US supreme court on constitutional rights

On Tuesday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) declassified an opinion in which it explained why the government's collection of records of all Americans' phone calls is constitutional, and that if there is a problem with the program, it is a matter of political judgment, not …

Iran's parliament votes to label CIA, U.S. Army 'terrorist' groups - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The Iranian parliament on Saturday voted to designate the United States' Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Army as terrorist organizations, IRNA, the country's state-run news agency, reported.<p>The Iranian parliament says the U.S. Army and the CIA are "trained terrorists," IRNA …

Al Qaeda-linked rebel leader reported killed in Syria

A leader of an<p>Al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria has been assassinated, activists said Monday, further inflaming hostilities between opposition fighters and potentially throwing into greater disarray those trying to oust PresidentBashar Assad.<p>Abu Abdullah Libi, the self-styled emir of the Islamic …

Booting Up: New NSA Data Farm Takes Root In Utah

The National Security Agency won't say exactly when it will fully rev up its newest and biggest data farm in the Salt Lake City suburb of Bluffdale, Utah. There will be no "grand opening" or celebratory barbecue outside the sprawling facility, which is five times the size of the Ikea down the …

Schmidt rants against GOP 'asininity'

John McCain’s former senior adviser Steve Schmidt says he has “deep regret” for helping to create a “freak show” wing of the Republican Party when he had a hand in bringing former McCain running mate Sarah Palin to the national stage.<p>Schmidt said Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball” that it’s time for the …

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance …

Real Madrid Reportedly Set to Make Cristiano Ronaldo World's Highest-Paid Player

Real Madrid are reportedly set to make Cristiano Ronaldo the highest-paid player in the world as they try to wrap up a new contract with the 28-year-old.<p>Ronaldo—who is currently making £215,000 per week according to <i>The Sun</i>—confirmed earlier this week that his immediate future remains with Real …

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