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How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Police Obtain Warrants To Find Out Which Google Users Were Present At Crime Scenes

Police in North Carolina are securing search warrants to access Google's data on who was at, or near, the scene of the crime.<p>In Raleigh, North …

Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid

If you’re worried about someone finding out what you’re pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret, with varying levels of difficulty and effectiveness. Veil takes things further than perhaps any other anonymous browsing method by masking the page you’re viewing not …

Passenger drops farts so putrid pilot is forced to make emergency landing

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after a row caused by a passenger who refused to stop farting.<p>The passenger apparently kept breaking …

Netflix's 'Dirty Money' investigates Trump's dubious business history — and yup, the conclusions check out

In the story of American business, says Netflix's <i>Dirty Money</i>, Donald Trump is not a hero. He shouldn't be listed alongside Rockefeller, Ford, and …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

A gas station desperate to curb drug overdoses turned its bathroom lights blue so people can't see their veins

A Sheetz gas station convenience store in the town of New Kensington, Pennsylvania has installed blue lights in its bathroom, hoping to curb illegal drug use.<p>"The blue light system makes it so that somebody who is looking to inject heroin or an opioid can't find their veins," Sheetz spokesman Nick …

These Photos of Airplanes From Above Show Their Birth, Life, and Death

<i>Life Cycles</i> is a new project by photographer Mike Kelley, who documented the creation, use, and destruction of airplanes through top-down photos …

Aviation

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Chrome can sometimes get you a better YouTube experience than the YouTube app<p>YouTube is the internet’s replacement for the TV, so it’s only natural that we’d use it as our background noise provider, however Google doesn’t make that easy on mobile devices. Unless you have a YouTube Red subscription, …

Chatbot lets you sue Equifax for up to $25,000 without a lawyer

Equifax’s security failure affected 143 million US consumers, or 44 percent of the US population. To add insult to injury, Equifax waited over a month before revealing the security breach it had suffered. If you’re one of the millions affected by the breach, a chatbot can now help you sue Equifax …

SEC chief says cyber crime risks are substantial, systemic

© Reuters. Jay Clayton, S.E.C. Chairman speaks to the Economic Club of New York<p>By John McCrank<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Regulators must do more to help …

A court in China is shaming people who owe money by telling everyone who calls them

The message plays when someone calls<p>One Chinese province is shaming people into paying their debts by forcing everyone who calls them to listen to a message about their overdue payments, according to newspapers in China and as reported on BBC radio. The Guanyun People’s Court in Jiangsu province …

'We had a chance and we were not allowed': Charlie Gard's parents blame hospital as they end legal fight to save baby's life

Charlie Gard’s parents accused Great Ormond Street Hospital of delaying treatment until it was too late as they gave up their legal fight to save “their warrior son”.<p>Charlie’s life support will be switched off in the coming days after his parents dropped a court battle for the right to take him to …

Medicine

Can President Trump pardon himself?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>Late Thursday, The Washington Post reported</i> that President Donald Trump is seeking to understand his pardon power, a development that seems directly linked to the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the …

Donald Trump

Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police called 911 twice to report hearing a possible rape

The Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend twice called 911 in the minutes before her death to summon officers to a possible rape near her home, according to police records released on Wednesday.<p>Relatives of the woman — Justine Damond, 40 — had previously …

Law Enforcement

An ATM dispensed cash — and notes for help from a man trapped inside

A police officer driving near the waterfront in Corpus Christi, Tex., Wednesday afternoon was waved down and given <b></b>an unusual tip: an ATM was dispensing handwritten notes scribbled with an existential appeal — “please help.”<p>It had to be a joke, the responding officers believed. A Bank of America ATM …

Bank of America

How Your Mouse Movement Could Be Used to Stop Identity Theft

Most people know the “I’m not a robot” single-click version of CAPTCHA which is able to identify that a user is human by the way that they move their …

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”<p>It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers …

Surveillance

Kathy Griffin: Trump is 'trying to ruin my life' after photo scandal

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kathy Griffin is fighting back against the abuse and "death threats" she has received in light of controversial images released earlier this week that showed the comedian holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump.<p>In a news conference on Friday, Griffin's attorney …

Donald Trump

Watch a Mesmerizing Hourglass Filled with 1,250,000 “Nanoballs” (Created by the Designer of the Apple Watch)

Apple Watch designer Marc Newson has created an hourglass that stands about 6 inches tall, measures 5 inches wide, and features 1,249,996 tiny …

This tool will help you figure out how your fancy camera actually works

For all the digital tools that can make your work better (and your life easier), some things are hard to perfect. This week, we try out a tool that …

Timbre is a totally free app for editing video and audio

Good audio and video editing tools are somewhat hard to come by on mobile — a sentiment shared by app developer Xeus. The dev was prompted to create the Timbre: Cut, Join, Convert mp3 app after failing to find a “decent” tool for doing the same in the Play Store. And what Xeus has come up with is …

Apps

'Doomsday' worm uses seven NSA exploits (WannaCry used two)

If the NSA's leaked hacking tools had a Voltron, it would be EternalRocks.<p>On Sunday, researchers confirmed new malware, named EternalRocks, that uses seven exploits first discovered by the National Security Agency and leaked in April by the Shadow Brokers group. Experts described the malware as a …

WannaCry

400,000 were promised student loan forgiveness. Now they are panicking

More than 400,000 student loan borrowers may have placed their faith in a government program with an uncertain future.<p>The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program promises to cancel any remaining student debt for those who work for the government or nonprofits if they have been making on-time …

How a 22-year-old inadvertently stopped a worldwide cyberattack

SAN FRANCISCO — The massive ransomware attack that crippled more than 20% of hospitals in the United Kingdom and disabled systems in as many as 74 countries appears to have been inadvertently stopped by a 22-year-old computer security researcher in England who began studying it Friday afternoon.<p>The …

Cybersecurity

Elon Musk's new plan to save humanity from AI

Elon Musk has a new plan to protect humanity from artificial intelligence -- if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>In October 2014, Musk ignited a global discussion on the perils of artificial intelligence. Humans might be doomed if we make machines that are smarter than us, Musk warned. He called …

Artificial Intelligence

Would You Like a Backdoor With That Linksys Router, Sir?

Linksys says that 25 router models are vulnerable to remote hacking and could be taken over by an attacker if users still use their default admin …