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Your mouse movements can reveal your identity – even in Tor

Over the years Tor has solidified its status as the forerunner of anonymous browsing and internet privacy, but recent findings from independent security researcher Jose Carlos Norte suggest the notorious browser might not be as secure as you think.<p>Norte has discovered a loophole in Tor that can …

Google's creepy plan to kill the password

In the grab bag of Google/Alphabet's big projects for 2016 is Project Abacus. It's basically the company's plot to kill the password in cold blood, by replacing it with smartphone user authentication via an uncrackable collection of biometric readings.<p>Abacus would lock or unlock devices and apps …

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Tips For Naturally Cleansing Your Liver

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body and is often loaded with numerous tasks to help keep the body in its normal function. Actually, it …

Building MirrorMirror

MirrorMirror<p>Update<p>I’ve created a forum at mirrormirror.tech for discussion and a place to get help if you’re stuck. All new updates to this guide …

Magic Mirror on the Wall, “Is Pi or ESP, Fairest of All?”

“What’s the weather like, honey?” <i>“I don’t know. Let me check the mirror.”</i> The mirror?Both [Dylan Pierce] and [Dani Eichorn] have mirror projects that …

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CringeMDb Helps You Find Safe Movies to Watch With the Whole Family

If you’re looking for a movie you can put on for kids, or something you can comfortably watch with your grandma, CringeMDb can help.<p>When you’re …

Build a Magic Mirror with a Raspberry Pi and an Old Monitor

One of the trademark devices in nearly every Hollywood blockbuster version of the future is a smart mirror that shows off a daily schedule, clock, …

Police skirt Tor anonymity software in shutting down illegal websites

US and European police say they closed more than 400 online contraband markets and arrested 17 people -- who thought they were hidden by the popular tool.<p>US federal officials and European law enforcement groups in over a dozen countries said Friday that they shut down more than 400 illegal websites …

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Silk Road 2.0 targeted in 'Operation Onymous' dark-web takedown

Another 413 illicit services based on the Tor network were closed in an international crackdown on online drugs trade<p>Law enforcement agencies from 17 countries flew into The Hague as 40 digital investigators collaborated on one of the biggest dark-web takedowns to date.<p>From the clinical environment …

Six Britons arrested over Silk Road 2.0 amid dark-web takedown

Arrests are part of joint European and US operation across 17 countries to crack down on online drugs trade<p>Six Britons have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in running online drug marketplace Silk Road 2.0 and one other illegal website.<p>The arrests were part of a joint European and US …

Feds Arrest Alleged Silk Road 2.0 Operator Blake Benthall

WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of Blake Benthall, the man they say was behind the website Silk Road 2.0, which allowed users to buy and sell drugs online.<p>The website, described by authorities as "one of the most extensive, sophisticated, and widely used criminal …

Feds Shutter Illegal Drug Marketplace Silk Road 2.0, Arrest 26-Year-Old San Francisco Programmer

Another year, another dark web takedown.<p>A year ago, the FBI shut down Silk Road, an anonymous online narcotics website that generated $1.2 billion in sales, and arrested its alleged creator Ross Ulbricht in a San Francisco library. On Thursday, the FBI announced that it has done it again, seizing …

Best PHP Frameworks for 2014 — SitePoint

<i>Update: If you’d like to take part in the next high-yield survey from SitePoint, please vote for your favorite IDE here. The aim of the survey is to</i> …

PHP Job Interview Task

Not so long ago, I was given a job interview task. I was to write a function which deduces the day of the standard 7-day week of an imaginary …

Understand JavaScript's "this" With Clarity, and Master It

Fix <i>this</i> when used in a method passed as a callback<p>Things get a touch hairy when we pass a method (that uses <i>this</i>) as a parameter to be used as a …

How to Stick with It When You're Learning Something New On Your Own

Most of us have a passion to learn something new—whether it's advancing our skillset, picking up a new hobby, or just taking on an entire new …

How Much Brightness Actually Affects Your Battery Life

It's no secret that dimming the display on your smartphone, laptop, or tablet is going to prolong the battery life. To figure out how much of a …

What To Do When Your Employer Just Stops Paying You

You may have a great job, love your coworkers, and get along with everyone—but those things don’t keep the paychecks flowing. If your employer …

How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud

With so many services like iCloud and Dropbox getting hacked these days, it's no surprise that more people want to pull their data off the cloud. …