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Piezo-phototronic nanowire LEDs can scan your fingerprint, and then display it back to you

By on August 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm<p>By leveraging a new type of LED technology, called piezo-phototronics, researchers at the Georgia Institute of …

CIA Kept Area 51 Secret Because Rumors Cooler Than Reality

A spy plane, an intelligence agency, and the magical logic of conspiracy theories all made an American legend.<p>Yesterday the CIA declassified a 400-page document about Area 51, the secret facility in the Nevada desert that has fascinated armchair historians and tormented conspiracy theorists for …

President Obama Visiting Silicon Valley Tonight, As Reports Of NSA’s Tech Spying Come To Light

President Obama’s official schedule indicates that he is currently aboard Air Force One and en route to the San Francisco Bay Area for private events being held tonight with some of Silicon Valley’s most elite players.<p>The president’s visit comes within hours of massive new revelations about the …

Twitter boosts its privacy cred with its absence from the NSA’s surveillance program

The list of technology companies allegedly participating in a vast US government surveillance program known as PRISM, which was just reported by the Washington Post and Guardian, is notable for one name that’s <i>not</i> on it: Twitter.<p>The seven-year-old startup is already well-respected for guarding its …

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Silicon Valley companies deny reports U.S. government has “direct access” to their servers

Some of the tech industry’s biggest and brightest companies denied incredibly damning and wide-reaching reports Thursday from The Guardian and The …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …