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Here are the 16 leaking VPNs to avoid

A VPN is a virtual private network—a way to protect and encrypt your web traffic from prying eyes. There are dozens of VPN services available, but …

CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in …

For just $10, a hacker can attack your business via RDP: Here's how to stay safe

RDP access is being used as an entryway for hackers. Be careful yours doesn't end up for sale on the Dark Web.<p>Remote desktop protocol (RDP) access to …

Flying Trains Could Be Coming Your Way

It sounds like something Q, the tech guy in James Bond movies, would create: A plane that lands on a runway, shrugs its wings off, turns into a train …

Walmart's Newly Patented Technology For Eavesdropping On Workers Presents Privacy Concerns

“The sound sensors can capture audio data based on interactions between the employee and the guests, interactions between the guests, and sounds resulting from movement and/or actions of the employees and/or guests.”<p>Walmart just won a patent for audio surveillance technology that measures workers’ …

Google Unveils A Major Security Enhancement For The Chrome Browser

The stable build of the Chrome browser (Chrome 67) has been ungraded with a major security enhancement called Site Isolation that protects users from malicious websites that steal sensitive data. The Spectre CPU vulnerability is an example. Site Isolation is currently operating in Chrome for …

Chrome Browser

There's a Strange Detail in That USPS Lawsuit That Will Leave You Wondering: Why Isn't USPS a Total Gold Mine?

It has to do with a number: $70.9 million.<p>I previously wrote about the U.S. Postal Service lawsuit in which it had accidentally used an image of the wrong Statue of Liberty in its Forever stamps for several years.<p>There's a stunning detail in the court opinion on that case that merits a closer look. …

U.S. Postal Service

This Is the Best Robo-Advisor for Every Investor, From Beginner to Advanced

Whatever your level.<p>Robo-advisors are going mainstream.<p>Once the domain of Silicon Valley startups, these automated investment services — which rely …

So you think you know what reality is? This book on physics and philosophy will shatter your belief

In the process, you will also get to read a lucid history of the debate between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr over quantum physics.<p>When Albert …

Waze will provide its traffic data to US cities

Waze's real-time, crowdsourced info will soon do a lot more than help you avoid traffic jams. The Google-owned company is widening a partnership with Esri to provide its live alerts for free to American cities and municipalities that are part of its Connected Citizens Program. The move gives …

Wary Ukraine wins U.S. assurances ahead of Trump-Putin summit

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has secured U.S. assurances that President Donald Trump will not betray its interests when he holds his first bilateral summit meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16.<p>But Trump is known for his spontaneous and sometimes erratic style of doing …

Should This Thing Be Smart? Embrace Smart Mirror edition.

Mirror mirror on the wall, are you really worth $1,199 after all?<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Should This Thing Be Smart?</i> <i>Each month, Justin Peters examines a smart</i> …

Touchscreens

Talent Leaders: Artificial Intelligence Is Coming Whether You're Ready Or Not

There is a pending boom of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, and organizations will capitalize on them as AI continues to scale, evolve and mature. Over time, AI adoption at the enterprise level will cause an incremental upending of traditionally known roles, skills and talent composition …

Artificial Intelligence

Ancient Dog DNA Reveals Close Relationship with Contagious Cancer

North America’s first domesticated dogs died out after European colonization, but they share a genetic link to a transmissible tumor spread globally

UK businesses attacked online every two and a half minutes

UK businesses are being attacked by cyber-criminals every two and a half minutes, on average, new figures have shown.<p>This is according to a new …

The top 3 disruptive FinTech technologies to watch in 2018

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is widely expected to limit the amount of data companies can use for data mining, but new research …

Exploding green comet twice the size of Jupiter will be visible to naked eye in August

Comet PANSTARRS (C/2017 S3) is currently falling towards the sun<p>Stargazers get ready! A comet that erupted in a burst of green light on 2nd July, …

Polar’s fitness app made it easy to track soldiers and spies worldwide

Over the weekend, media outlets De Correspondent and Bellingcat reported that they were able to uncover the names of more than 6,400 military and intelligence agency personnel in many countries – simply by looking up their fitness activities in Polar’s insecure app.<p>To be clear, the reporters didn’t …

Fitness Technology

Hacker hacks iPhone hacking company’s secret hacks

Israel’s NSO Group makes a business of hacking iPhones and Android devices. In a reversal of roles, it was hacked by one of its own employees and valuable intellectual property was stolen.<p>While its tempting to lean back an enjoy this company’s discomfiture, the stolen property was NSO’s phone …

A record number of folks age 85 and older are working. Here's what they're doing

Seventy may be the new 60, and 80 may be the new 70, but 85 is still pretty old to work. Yet in some ways, this is the era of the very old worker in America.<p>Overall, 255,000 Americans 85 years old and over were working over the last 12 months. That's 4.4% of Americans that age — up from 2.6% in …

Demographics

Parents' excessive use of mobile phones is driving behavioural problems among children, study finds

Banner: Duty of Care<p>Parents’ excessive use of mobile phones has been linked to increasing children’s behaviour problems in the world’s first study of its kind.<p>The research involving almost 200 families found that children whose parents were addicted to their phones were significantly more likely to …

How To: Hack Wi-Fi & Networks More Easily with Lazy Script

Wi-Fi tools keep getting more and more accessible to beginners, and the LAZY script is a framework of serious penetration tools that can be explored …

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You'll Need 1 Simple Attribute

Learn this if you're a leader today, or want to be a leader in the future.<p>Rewind through your career and analyze your past leaders. What were they like? How did you respond to them? Which ones were the worst? Which were the best? What did you learn from all of them?<p>As you recall each of your former …

These nine companies are snapping up almost all the AI startups

In the current acquisition binge around artificial intelligence, tech behemoths with deep pockets lead the way, including Google, Apple, Facebook, …

Scientists created an artificial neural network out of DNA

A team of scientists at the California Institute of Technology have successfully created a DNA-based neural network capable of performing pattern recognition.<p><b>TLDR:</b> The researchers demonstrated that bio-engineered strands of DNA could be used to process data by exploiting chemical reactions. …

How To Build A Team Of Rule-Breakers -- And Why You Should

Every organization has its rules and policies. They’re put in place for various reasons, but at times, those rules can be inconvenient and even counterproductive. They might end up actually constraining you from executing on your company’s mission and serving your customers in the best way you …

Leadership

Facebook acknowledges it shared user data with dozens of companies

Facebook has admitted providing dozens of tech companies with special access to user data after publicly saying it restricted such access in 2015.<p>Facebook continued sharing information with 61 hardware and software makers after it said it discontinued the practice in May 2015, the social networking …

Internet

This Tactic Will Help You Build Killer Relationships With Your Customers

Not everyone is ready to take on a robot debate, but there are other ways to engage consumers using data- and AI-focused initiatives.<p>Last week, IBM's artificial intelligence (AI) robot put up a convincing debate against humans, and it even made a few jokes about its own role in the future of …

‘A way of monetizing poor people’: How private equity firms make money offering loans to cash-strapped Americans

The check arrived out of the blue, issued in his name for $1,200, a mailing from a consumer finance company. Stephen Huggins eyed it carefully.<p>A loan, it said. Smaller type said the interest rate would be 33 percent.<p>Way too high, Huggins thought. He put it aside.<p>A week later, though, his 2005 Chevy …

Finance

At this Chinese school, Big Brother was watching students — and charting every smile or frown

At first, it just seemed cool.<p>When facial recognition cameras were installed at a century-old high school here in eastern China, students got in and out of campus, picked up lunch, borrowed books and even bought drinks from a vending machine just by peering into the cameras.<p>No more worrying about …

Artificial Intelligence