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US privacy confidence at new low, survey indicates

<b>The vast majority - 91% - of Americans believe that consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies, according to a survey.</b><p>A further 80% also felt that Americans should be concerned about government surveillance, Pew Research suggested.<p>It looked at …

Privacy

Dark net experts trade theories on 'de-cloaking' after raids

<b>The hidden web community has started trying to find out how services and identities were compromised after police raids led to 17 arrests.</b><p>Last week, several high-profile sites on the so-called "hidden", "dark" or "deep" web were seized.<p>Experts are looking at techniques the authorities may have used …

Privacy

Germany weighs law that could mean more trouble for U.S. tech heavyweights

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>European countries — as well as local telcos and tech providers — have long had issues with the region’s growing reliance on …

US tech firms help terrorists, says new UK spy chief. Maybe, but they also help the rest of us.

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The new head of British spy agency GCHQ has attacked Silicon Valley tech firms for aiding terrorism by providing greater …

Suspect must use finger to unlock phone, as debate shifts over device privacy

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Apple via 9-to-5 mac<p>Not long ago, police could search a cell phone whenever they liked. The Supreme Court, however, …

Sponsored post: The password problem – solved

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p><b>The password pain</b><br>Entering in passwords for all of your everyday applications and web services is a pain. Worse yet, being …

Facebook stats show government requests up 24% since 2013, 5,000+ FISA requests

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Candida.Performa (on vacation)<p>The new numbers are out and (surprise!), governments around the world are still …

Samaritans charity continues to claim suicide-tweet app is legal, but won’t say how

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>The Samaritans, the British suicide prevention charity that recently launched a highly …

The FBI’s Quiet Plan to Expand Its Hacking Powers

Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials are try­ing to ex­pand their au­thor­ity to hack in­to and loc­ate com­puters by chan­ging an ar­cane fed­er­al rule …

Surveillance

Smart TVs subverted by radio attack

<b>Millions of smart TVs can be hijacked by burying attack code in signals broadcast to the net-connected devices, security experts warn.</b><p>The attack exploits loopholes in widely used technology that helps smart TVs receive tailored adverts.<p>Once hijacked, the TVs could be made to send messages on behalf …

Cybersecurity

Useita kuoli ammuskelussa Yhdysvalloissa

Santa Barbaran piirikunnan viranomaiset kertoivat lauantaina pidetyssä tiedotustilaisuudessa, että Isla Vistassa perjantaina sattuneessa ammuskelussa …

Ukrainan presidentti: Armeija ottaa osaa terrorisminvastaiseen operaatioon

Ukrainan virkaatekevä presidentti Oleksandr Turtšynov kertoo käynnistävänsä Ukrainan itäosissa täysimittaisen terrorisminvastaisen operaation, johon …

Navy's future: Electric guns, lasers, water as fuel

Imagine ships that fire missiles at seven times the speed of sound without using explosives, or that use lasers to destroy threats at the cost of about a dollar a shot, and vessels making fuel from the very seawater in which they're floating.<p>That's the glimpse of the high-tech future the U.S. Navy …

Carriers block Samsung Galaxy S5 Download Booster feature

When Samsung first announced the Galaxy S5 one of the big software features it touted was Download Booster, a feature that uses both Wi-Fi and LTE to make downloading files faster, but as with so many things, most U.S. carriers block the feature on their versions of the phone.<p>AT&T, Sprint, and …

Mobile

Japanin valaanpyynniltä menossa syy: Valaanliha ei enää maistu kuluttajille

Japanissa varastoihin kasaantuneen valaanlihan määrä on lähes kaksinkertaistunut kymmenessä vuodessa, sillä kysyntä on romahtanut.<p>Kansainvälinen …

Tutkimus: Varis on yhtä älykäs kuin ekaluokkalainen

Varikset tekevät johtopäätöksiä yhtä pätevästi kuin 5–7-vuotiaat lapset, kertoo tuore uusiseelantilainen tutkimus. Tutkittavana ei ollut …

Flight MH370: 10 other mysterious aviation disasters

<b>The disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines flight is increasingly baffling, but it is not the first plane to vanish without trace or have its investigation surrounded by confusion and chaos.</b><p>From adventurer Steve Fossett's disappearance over the Nevada desert to the claims of a revenge killing behind …

Airplanes

IBM bets its future on cloud, data, and a little bit of hardware

To lead IBM to greener pastures, the tech giant is banking on data, the cloud and “systems of engagement” for real-time communication.<p>That’s what Big Blue said in the 2013 annual report it released to investors this morning.<p>“The modern demands of Big Data, cloud and mobile require …

Hackers take control of 300,000 home routers

<b>A world-spanning network of hijacked home routers has been uncovered by security researchers.</b><p>The network involves more than 300,000 routers in homes and small businesses that have been taken over through loopholes in their core software.<p>Discovered by researchers at Team Cymru, the network is …

Routers

As it happened: Ukraine crisis - grip tightens

Ukraine

How the area code rose to power

Despite the rise of the internet, the 10-digit telephone number remains an ubiquitous and all-encompassing method of communication. But it hasn't been that long since human operators were responsible for completing telephone calls, and<i>The Atlantic</i> has put together a look at how the 10-digit number …

Google Translate Can Now Sing to You in Japanese, Sort Of

Japan is often hailed as the world headquarters of cute pop culture and the Internet memes they generate, but a new online trick brings the Japanese …

Screens to replace windows on S-512 supersonic jet

<b>A company building a supersonic jet says it plans to replace cabin windows with thin display screens embedded in the wall.</b><p>Cameras recording outside the aircraft will display pictures on the screens.<p>Spike Aerospace, which is designing the plane, says drag will be reduced by removing windows, which …

Aviation

What You Missed While Not Watching the Bill Nye and Ken Ham Creation Debate

<b>-13 minutes.</b> The online countdown clock races toward zero. Dramatic music with a heavy bass line begins to play. Hashtags sprout in Twitterspace: …

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Sony shows off its aspirational side in Golden Globes ad

Sony has released a new ad that ran with tonight's Golden Globes, showing off its newfound swagger while drawing a little bit on its past. The spot, titled <i>Join Together</i>, shows engineers and artists coming together to create and enjoy products like the PlayStation 4 and Vaio Duo 13. Spike Lee even …

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

Without serious preparation, most cities will be overwhelmed by rising waters. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, from protective wetlands to shipping container reefs.<p>Since most cities are built next to water, the risk of floods threatens more people than any other natural …

Q: How do you prevent zits?

We wish acne could be boxed and stored in the attic with our high school yearbooks, but everything from stress at work to eating junk food to not washing your pillowcase often enough can cause a teenage-style breakout. (Did you know about these five hidden acne causes?) First, you might try to …

U.S. Tech Companies Are Fed Up With Spying And Not Going To Take It Anymore

The tech giants of America are fed up with surveillance by the United States government and they are not going to take it anymore.<p>A group of some of the premier technology companies in the U.S. have issued a joint open letter to President Obama and Congress to limit the National Security Agency’s …

Blockbuster’s Demise Puts to Rest the Movie-Rental Store Era

It’s been years in the making, but DISH has finally pulled video store rental chain Blockbuster off life support. The company announced today that it will shutter Blockbuster’s remaining 300 retail stores in the US and cease its DVD mail distribution service.<p>Blockbuster by Mail will halt in …