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How to pick the perfect password

<b>Hackers have managed to decode more than 11 million encrypted passwords stolen from the Ashley Madison website, shining fresh light on the importance of password security.</b><p>On Tuesday, the UK government agency GCHQ published new password guidance designed to "improve security, while improving the …

Information Systems

Is insulting women's looks the same as mocking Trump's hair?

<b>Donald Trump has a history of making derogatory comments about women's looks. But he argues he suffers similarly when people make fun of his hair. Is there a "double standard" at play?</b><p>In a new profile of Donald Trump in Rolling Stone magazine, the presidential hopeful and real estate mogul is …

Carly Fiorina

Fall Movie Preview 2015: Biopics, Bond and 'The Force Awakens'

From Oscar contenders to new Tarantino and 'Star Wars' films, all you need to know on the season's big movies<p>By<p>Fall is the time of the year when …

Open source typeface “Hack” brings design to source code | Ars Technica

Sweet spot is 8px-12px, but you can tell the difference between I and 1 at 6px.<p>The days of coders being shackled to Monaco or Courier New ends now. …

Typography

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Productivity

Life with the Dash button: good design for Amazon, bad for everyone else

<i>By Mark Wilson</i><p>On a sunny Saturday morning, seven Amazon Dash buttons arrived to my apartment. Dash is a decidedly Jetsonian future come to life. A Wi-Fi connected button for my every need! Push one in my toddler's bedroom, and Huggies diapers would appear at my doorstep. Push another by my bathroom …

Samsung tries to lure away iPhone users with 30-day trial for $1 | Ars Technica

Try a Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge, or S6 Edge+ before you buy.<p>Samsung's sales have been sliding downward for a while now, and it's getting creative in its …

T-Mobile

How Google’s Networking Infrastructure Has Evolved Over The Last 10 Years

Google today announced that it wants to fix your home Wi-Fi, but internally, it has long been working on far more complex networking issues. To connect the hundreds of thousands of machines that make up a Google data center, you can’t just use a few basic routers and switches. So to manage all the …

Networking

18 "Game Of Thrones" Moments Improved By "Monty Python And The Holy Grail" Quotes

Help! Help! I'm being repressed!

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Streams from Flying Lotus, Disclosure, DJ Snake and more<p>There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, …

Sacked Reddit employee Victoria Taylor speaks out

<b>Former Reddit employee Victoria Taylor has said that her dismissal from the popular website drove her offline.</b><p>Speaking in her first broadcast interview since her firing in July, she told BBC Radio 5 live that she had consciously avoided being online during the "hubbub".<p>Her firing sparked huge …

Internet

'I'm sitting next to a weirdo on the bus' and other true meanings of emoji

What is the ‘speak-no-evil-monkey’ really saying? Are those hands praying or high-fiving? Emoji ambiguities explained<p>So there’s going to be a film based on emoji. Of course there is, there’s a film based on everything these days. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. But the emoji film is going to have a tricky time getting …

Language

Seven things security experts do to keep safe online

From using password managers to checking urls, best practices revealed in new study<p>Cybersecurity experts aren’t like you or I, and now we have the evidence to prove it. Researchers at Google interviewed more than 200 experts to find out what security practices they actually carry out online, and …

Android Auto review: A beautiful, but beta alternative to awful OEM solutions | Ars Technica

The occasional frustration still beats the very low bar set by car manufacturers.<p>Car infotainment systems suck. Using the touchscreen in a modern …

Car Tech

What Non-Experts Can Learn From Experts About Real Online Security

An anonymous reader writes: <i>Google researchers have asked 231 security experts and 294 web-users who aren't security experts about their security best</i> …

Is Advertising Morally Justifiable? The Importance of Protecting Our Attention

theodp writes: <i>With Is Advertising Morally Justifiable?, philosopher Thomas Wells is out to change the way you think about Google and its ilk. Wells</i> …

How Google's robotic cars deal with human stupidity

Like the Terminator T-800, Google's self-driving cars don't feel pity, remorse or fear. But they also never lose their patience or get distracted by smartphones, and Google has revealed data collected by its vehicles showing just how bad we human drivers can get. It said the goal with the <i>Medium</i> …

Nazi Telegram That Drove Hitler to Suicide Discovered in South Carolina Safe

And it just sold at auction.<p>A document that changed the course of World War II collected dust for years inside a safe in South Carolina, allegedly because the owner couldn't read German. <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> reports that a telegram from Nazi second-in-command Hermann Goering to Adolf Hitler just sold …

South Carolina

The hack that took down a global spyware vendor

At the end of last month, Hacking Team seemed untouchable. The company occupied a controversial niche in the security space, contracting out surveillance software to law enforcement agencies around the world. If your phone got stuck with a wiretapping implant, there's a good chance it came from …

Security

This Is What 70 Years of Computing Sounds Like

Sound artist and composer Matt Parker makes music out of technological obsolescence.<p>Sound artist and composer Matt Parker is making music from the computer sounds that most people block out. Everything from the whirring of a computer fan to the clickety-clack of an obsolete mainframe computer has …

Archives

Women, LGBT least safe on Facebook, despite 'real name' policy

Despite Facebook's insistence that its "real names" policy keeps its users safe, a new report reveals that Facebook is the least safe place for women online. And things are turning more explosive, as stories emerge that Facebook has been changing its users' names without their consent -- and the …

Fortune.com

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Print Media

How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Improve Your Life

It’s really hard to believe, but I have to say that one of the most—and possibly <i>the</i> most—profound changes I’ve made in my life over the last several …

NVIDIA Shield TV review: the best Android set-top box you can buy

Never let it be said that Google gives up on ideas that don't pan out the first time. Remember when it tried invading our living rooms with clunky, disappointing set-top boxes? And then when that very same software went on to find a life right on smart TVs? Think of all that as a prelude to where …

Philae Wakes Up! Historic Comet Lander Back In Action

Rosetta’s Philae lander has woken up on the surface of the comet after seven months of hibernation.<p>The European Space Agency has been trying to contact the lander as comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko moves closer to its nearest pass by the Sun.<p>The historic lander went dark because its solar cells …

Space

Software security assurance: Marcus Ranum chats with Oracle's CSO

This article can also be found in the Premium Editorial Download: Information Security magazine: Malware analysis beyond the sandbox:<p>As the CSO for …

Google's Project Vault secures your devices with a microSD card

Hackers are getting more brazen and passwords are becoming huge of a pain as we keep signing up for services. Password managers help ease the pain of dealing with security over multiple sites and services, but for the most part, our computing lives are open to anyone with even marginal hacking …

Why are MPs banned from clapping?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1169000/1169834_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522648888_615e6f83a65bc4339bf399e7ec7df8f5<p><b>Britain's Parliament has some pretty bizarre rules - as the new intake of SNP MPs found out when they were given a stern warning for clapping</b> …

John Bercow

Tech billionaires are paying hundreds of millions to get their privacy back

The purchase included two separate parcels: the Kahu'aina Plantation, a 357-acre former sugarcane plantation, and Pila'a Beach, a 393-acre property with bright white sand.<p>The property is large enough for a set of villas or even a resort. But Zuckerberg apparently plans to only build one home: an …

Real Estate