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Motorola is about to release the smartphone of the future

Those who wish to purchase one must do so through Amazon, Best Buy, or Motorola's own website — Motorola will not sell the Moto X Pure Edition through any carrier.<p>This stands in sharp contrast to its Android rival Samsung (NASDAQ Other:SSNLF).<p>In the U.S., the Korean tech giant does not sell …

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How A Look At Your Gmail Reveals The Power Of Metadata

Sometimes you have to give up a little privacy in order to find out how much — or how little — privacy you really have. So I handed over the keys to my Gmail account to Cesar Hidalgo, a professor at the MIT Media Lab and the designer of a program called Immersion.<p>Immersion looks at the volume and …

Revealed

<i>Note: This story is not subject to our Creative Commons license.</i><p><i>Sept. 6: This story has been updated with a response from the Office of the Director</i> …

Private search engine Blippex turns to WebRTC to guarantee surfers’ anonymity

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Blippex, the new search engine that launched in July, is all about privacy — OK, <i>mostly</i> about privacy, as it’s also playing …

NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts

The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>The confidential memo reveals that the NSA encourages …

How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware

Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale …

Privacy under attack: the NSA files revealed new threats to democracy

In the third chapter of his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon gave two reasons why the slavery into which the Romans had tumbled under Augustus and his successors left them more wretched than any previous human slavery. In the first place, Gibbon said, the Romans …

Security app automatically encrypts your shared files so you don't have to

In this post-PRISM world, basically everyone is worried about privacy (and rightly so!) -- especially when it comes to cloud-based storage. Offloading your files to the likes of Dropbox doesn't come without a share of caveats regarding security, so that's where Places comes in. What sets the …

Encrypted messaging service Wickr, formerly mobile-only, now available on desktops

Self-destructing messaging is coming to the desktop today in a new update from the ephemeral messaging app Wickr.<p>“We’re trying to become the pole-position app. We think you need desktop in order to do that,” said Nico Sell, founder of Wickr. The new desktop application means that Wickr users can …

NSA-Skandal: Facebook unterwandert Flashmob-Verabredungen

Facebook und die NSA haben ein Verfahren zur Manipulation von Direktnachrichten entwickelt. Damit sollen Flashmobs und spontane Demonstrationen …

Boot up: metadata meaning, smartphones for all?, Gmaps on iPad, and more

A burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>A primer on metadata: separating fact from fiction >> Privacy By Design<p>Ann …

LayerVault launches free online backups and version control for your graphic designs

The 'GitHub for designers' opens up free accounts to everyone<p>"Designers have kind of been living in the Dark Ages," says Kelly Sutton, the founder of LayerVault. In October of 2011, his company released a Mac application that brought real version control (think Git) to tools like Photoshop, giving …

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BBC fans the fanboy flames with streaming snark

It took the BBC six months to bring its iPlayer Radio app over from iOS to Android, but the results are even better than on the iPhone, at least …

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it's never summer: Mark Steinmetz and the Winogrand influence

Famose Künstlerbücher aus der Redfoxpress

1958 ist das Jahr, in dem die Weltausstellung in Brüssel mit ihren zukunfts-weisenden Visionen Millionen Menschen aus aller Herren Länder lockt. Der …

EXHIBITION REVIEW – GERMANY: Gerry Johansson – "Deutschland" (2013)

Kommingen, 2007<p>Gerry Johansson “Deutschland” at Swedish Photography, 2013<p>By Sören Schuhmacher, ASX Germany, April 2013<p>In 1993 and 2005 to 2012 Gerry …

Joshua Lutz/ Hesitating Beauty – time machine

<b>Needle and Thread</b><p>image by <br>Joshua Lutz<p>Turning the pages of Hesitating Beauty I feel a rising sadness.<br>And I feel gratitude for the fact that Joshua …

Gegen alle Hindernisse. Ein Gespräch mit Pepa Hristova zur Entstehung ihres Buches “Sworn Virgins”.

<i>Zwei Jahre sind vergangen, seit der erste Dummy entstand. Jetzt endlich soll das Buch „Sworn Virgins“ erscheinen. Ein überaus steiniger Weg liegt</i> …

The Dutch Media's Immigrant Photo Drama

Even though the Netherlands have been known for their tolerant attitude towards “immigrants”, the last couple of years have seen several debates …

Media Art Net | Export, Valie: Tap and Touch cinema

Valie Export<br>«Tap and Touch cinema»<p>As usual, the film is ‘shown’ in the dark. But the cinema has shrunk somewhat – only two hands fit inside it. To …

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Income Inequality

Jacob Aue Sobol