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Worried about smart TVs listening in? Welcome to the smart home

The last weekend saw a fair amount of freaking out over the privacy policy associated with Samsung’s smart TVs, which warns customers that “if your …

Smart devices: Is privacy loss inevitable?

<b>People who use smart devices that monitor what they do will have to get used to giving up some privacy, warns a top technologist.</b><p>Prof Will Stewart of the Institution of Engineering and Technology said privacy loss was "intrinsic" to such gadgets.<p>His comments come after Samsung warned about a voice …

Uh-oh: Samsung smart TVs don't encrypt your captured voice data

Samsung does not encrypt voice recordings that are collected and transmitted by its smart TVs to a third party service, even though the company has claimed that it uses encryption to secure consumers’ personal information.<p>A week ago, the revelation that Samsung collects words spoken by consumers …

Senator Markey: Our connected cars are insecure and leaking data

As our cars gain more means to reach and connect to our smartphones, the cloud and the internet, they’re also creating more pathways to infiltrate …

Samsung smart TVs send unencrypted voice recognition data across internet

Researcher discovers that voice commands and their interpreted words are clearly visible to anyone attempting to look<p>Some Samsung smart TVs are sending users’ voice searches and data over the internet unencrypted, allowing hackers and snoopers to listen in on their activity.<p>The revelation comes 10 …

Inside the panopticon economy: The next internet revolution, privacy and you

The next evolution of the internet will embed sensors into nearly everything around us. Dealing with the privacy and security implications of that …

The 7 Style Books That You Should Add To Your Personal Library

Some might think that style books only make great additions to coffee tables, but there are many fashion-focused books that are worth curling up with, especially in these brisk winter months. To some of us, these books make inspiring reads, complete with advice that we can't live without.<p>Here are …

Books

Hair How-To: Perfectly Undone Messy Bun

P.S. This is the perfect bridesmaid's hairstyle.<p>Celebrity hairstylist Dominick Pucciarello from Mizu Salon in NYC explains how to recreate this bun in just four easy steps. Scroll down for the how-to, and then try it out for yourself.<p><b>1. Give your strands some texture.</b> If you have straight hair or …

The Bee’s Knees

When it comes to lip balms, I’m loyal to Burt’s Bees. I was thrilled to head down to the company’s headquarters in North Carolina to learn about Renewal, a five-product antiaging skincare line that tackles wrinkles, dryness, and sagginess with natural ingredients such as hydrating apple, smoothing …

In Good Hands

Not even the most resilient skin is immune to winter dryness. Combat unsightly cracked cuticles with these editor-approved formulas.

Skin Care

Sense of Taste: Coconut Mousse Cake (Recipe)

Last week, I blogged about being naughty and not conforming to a post-New Year's diet. Eating more healthfully year-round has always been my approach, so an occasional slice of cake won't lead me into a downward spiral of gluttony.<p>I've been thinking about how the texture of food can change your …

Dessert

What Special Dish Should I Make With My Squid Ink Pasta?

<b>Q:</b> What should I make with sepia pasta? A friend brought me some back from Italy. But since I don't really know what flavors to pair with squid ink, …

Flavors

Make a Holiday Travel Care Package: 10 Foods To Send With Your Loved Ones

With the busiest travel days of the year upon us, consider seeing a loved one off with a travel care package. Whether flying or driving, a gifted …

Holiday Travel

A Nashville Home That Plays with the Past

Mixing old and new in a Nashville house.<p>Family heirlooms get a new lease on life when mixed with bold colors and spirited patterns. See how interior designer Markham Roberts decorates with old and new pieces.

Miss Universe Winner 2013, Gabriela Isler, Stuns In A Silver Dress (PHOTOS)

And your new Miss Universe is...<p>Miss Venezuela, Gabriela Isler. The 25-year-old beauty won the big crown at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall on Saturday night, taking the title from Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo. Isler, who hails from Maracay, works on Venezuela's Venevision television, a background …