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NSA has now cracked common Internet encryption, including personal email and online banking: reports

The U.S. National Security Agency has secretly developed the ability to crack or circumvent commonplace Internet encryption used to protect …

Leaked Chinese Document Warns Against the Evils of Western Values · Global Voices

A secretive directive from the Chinese Communist Party warning party members of the dangers of a free press, democracy, and other Western notions was …

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

Five Free Online Tools to Learn Another Language

Rosetta Stone costs <i>$500?</i> Thank you, no. There are too many free language-learning resources on the Internet to warrant that sort of expense. Here are …

Language Learning

7 Essential Tools for Business Travel

Life is hard out there for a jet-setter, and if you find yourself on a plane or a train more than at your desk, these tips are for you.<p>Between …

Take A Break From The Snowden Drama For A Reminder Of What He's Revealed So Far

A leaker as fascinating as Edward Snowden is his own worst enemy. The world has become so caught up in the suspense and intrigue of the Snowden Affair–practically a ready-made Robert Ludlum title–that it seems to have almost forgotten the massive National Security Agency surveillance controversy …

DIY Chemistry: Teach Yourself Electroplating

This simple experiment, in which you can coat graphite with copper, will show you the secrets of laying down a thin layer of metal.<p><b>When you see a thin layer of metal</b>—on anything from chrome car parts to drill bits to jewelry—electroplating probably has been at work. The process is simple: Send …

How eBay Worked With The FBI To Put Its Top Affiliate Marketers In Prison

Shawn Hogan, the CEO of a successful online marketing company called Digital Point Solutions, was sitting on his sofa. He didn't immediately answer the door. Then the key turned in the lock.<p>Nine FBI agents entered Hogan's upscale condo to serve a search warrant. They obtained access from a …

Can Tylenol Dissolve Feelings of Dread?

Thinking about death, fearing the unknown and worrying about the future aren’t traditionally considered sources of physical pain, but they may be …

New technology might open door for development of U.S. oilsands

It’s a little-know fact that the U.S. has its very own oilsands—possibly as much as 19 billion barrels of reserves, according to the U.S. Bureau of …

Oil & Gas Industry

Mining digital gold

IN 1999 an 18-year-old called Shawn Fanning changed the music industry for ever. He developed a service, Napster, that allowed individuals to swap …

39 Unforgettable Moments in Tech Startup History

Ask any startup founder for advice, and he or she will probably tell you that it's important to celebrate the milestones large and small. Startup …

10 Surprising Assertions From Elite Entrepreneurs

Most people agree that entrepreneurs have to think differently and take risks to have much chance of building a successful business. Yet I have found that serious entrepreneurs usually go way beyond these platitudes in their actions and thinking, and often won’t volunteer their real views, for fear …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

Huge cyber-attack causes worldwide disruption

A record-breaking cyber-attack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the internet, experts have said.<p>Spamhaus, a site responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of the world's inboxes, said it had been buffeted …

Activision Reveals Animated Human That Looks So Real, It's Uncanny

Activision showed off the state of the art of real-time graphics on Wednesday, releasing this mind-boggling character demo. The character's skin, …

RasPiComm extension board adds new features to the cheap Raspberry Pi

If you’re the sort of geek who likes to tinker with all sorts of electronics products and projects, you may be familiar with the Raspberry Pi …

How Canadians Dug Themselves into Debt

One may truly feel for our Minister of Finance, as no one likes to talk and be ignored. Yet, this seems to be an experience Mr. Flaherty knows all …