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The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

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Tokyo on a budget: TripAdvisor reveals how to visit one of the world's most expensive cities for less than £1,500 (including flights) and still stay in highly-rated hotels

The Japanese capital of Tokyo is among one of the most expensive cities in the world according to a recent study by TripAdvisor.<p>In fact, only a trip …

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BitTorrent Creator's New Software DissidentX Hides Secrets In Plain Sight

Encryption tools help people keep secrets. Bram Cohen has a more subtle ambition: he wants to help people keep secret the act of keeping secrets.<p>For the last year Cohen, who created the breakthrough file-sharing protocol BitTorrent a decade ago, has been working on a new piece of software he calls …

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

BitTorrent takes step toward secure serverless chat

In the wake of contractor Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, the drive to create more secure communications tools has taken on an extra urgency. Although BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer filesharing outfit, has been working end-runs on vulnerable server-dependent processes for years, its announcement …

Skype under investigation in Luxembourg over link to NSA

Ten years ago, the calling service had a reputation as a tool for evading surveillance but now it is under scrutiny for covertly passing data to government agencies<p>Skype is being investigated by Luxembourg's data protection commissioner over concerns about its secret involvement with the US …

Meet Hacking Team, the company that helps the police hack you

Hacking Team may not have any clients in the US yet, but it's not for lack of trying<p>In 2001, a pair of Italian programmers wrote a program called Ettercap, a "comprehensive suite for man-in-the-middle attacks" — in other words, a set of tools for eavesdropping, sniffing passwords, and remotely …

It's Now Easier For Hackers To Crack Crazy-Complex Passwords

An update to a free online password-cracking program just made it easier for hackers to get their hands on more complex passwords.<p>When you sign up for an account on a website and create a password, that information is stored in a company database as "cryptographic hashes": strings of numbers and …

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

"This is one of those unanswered legal questions: Is there any circumstance under which they could get password information?" <br />--Jennifer Granick, Stanford University

NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesn’t anyone use it?

Computer programmers believe they know how to build cryptographic systems that are impossible for anyone, even the U.S. government, to crack. So why can the NSA read your e-mail?<p>Last week, leaks revealed that the Web sites most people use every day are sharing users' private information with the …