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Artist Creates "Paintings" with One Sheet of Intricately Folded Fabric

British artist Benjamin Shine creates textured “paintings” by carefully folding and ironing one giant sheet of tulle fabric. His subjects range from portraits of iconic stars like Elizabeth Taylor to realistic renditions of elderly hands and beautifully abstract faces emerging from the flowing …

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Google developing 'smart contact lens' that can measure glucose levels in tears

'Chips and sensors so small they look like bits of glitter'<p>We all know of Google Glass, but the next frontier for Google is apparently smart contact …

PGP creator’s new ‘Blackphone’ is a secure Android phone that may protect you from the NSA

It was only a matter of time until someone developed a smartphone entirely focused on security.<p>Phil Zimmermann, best known among techies as the creator of the email encryption tool PGP, announced his latest security effort today: Blackphone, a smartphone powered by a custom secure version of …

Target Breach Of 70 Million Customers' Data Used Bargain Basement Malware

The massive data breach at Target during the 2013 holiday shopping season which the retailer now admits affected 70 customers used an inexpensive “off the shelf” malware available online for as little as $1,800, reports Krebs on Security. This malware, known as BlackPOS is likely of Russian origin …

Cops who beat homeless man to death walk free

<b>Kelly Thomas in 2009 (Fullerton PD)</b><p>Kelly Thomas, schizophrenic and homeless, cried for his dad as he was beaten. His assaulters were found not guilty<p>Natasha Lennard<p>January 14, 2014 2:31am (UTC)<p>Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, died in hospital in 2011. He had beaten, …

Urn containing Sigmund Freud's ashes smashed during theft attempt

An attempt has been made to steal the remains of Sigmund Freud – or more plausibly, the ancient Greek urn in which the ashes of the father of psychoanalysis, and those of his wife, Martha Bernays, were interred at a crematorium in north London.<p>Staff at the crematorium in Golders Green discovered …

Chicago church to release sex abuse files

The Archdiocese of Chicago will hand over thousands of pages documenting clergy sex abuse allegations to victims' attorneys who have fought for years to hold the Catholic Church accountable for its handling of such claims.<p>The files on the nation's third-largest archdiocese will include complaints, …

Beaten and Exploited, Indonesian Maids Are Hong Kong’s ‘Modern-Day Slaves’

When Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih departed from Hong Kong last Friday, she left a nightmare behind her. Eight months of alleged …

Colorado airport installs 'amnesty' boxes for pot users

Pot-smoking travelers at one Colorado airport who need to ditch their stash before boarding can deposit their marijuana in an "amnesty box."<p>The boxes began cropping up at Colorado Springs Airport on Wednesday to give passengers unaware it is illegal to carry pot on a plane the opportunity to dump …

More Than 11 Million Young People Have Fled Facebook Since 2011

Skeptics of Facebook’s business model have long pointed to anecdotal evidence that the social network is losing its luster with teens as evidence …

J.C. Penney closing 33 stores, laying off 2,000

J.C. Penney said Wednesday it will close 33 underperforming stores and lay off 2,000 employees as the venerable but troubled retailer continues a sweeping turnaround effort.<p>The company said the closings will save about $65 million a year beginning in 2014. It will take pretax charges of $26 million …

Philippines web abuse ring smashed in UK-led operation

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1044000/1044575_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524669072_71ced9207e634c47336c40564b3ffd38<p><b>A paedophile ring that streamed live child abuse from the Philippines over the internet has been broken up after an operation by UK police and their</b> …

Security sweep in Russia turns deadly

Three members of the Russian security forces and four armed fighters are reported to have died in a shootout during a sweep for armed groups who have threatened to attack the Winter Olympics that begin in Sochi next month.<p>Wednesday's deadly shootout occurred in a house in the village of Karlanyurt …