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Snowden Speaks at SXSW, Attacks NSA in Testimony Before European Parliament

Edward Snowden fled the United States nearly a year ago after leaking classified National Security Agency documents to media outlets. However, Snowden has not receded from the public spotlight. In fact, he gave a presentation at Austin’s South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin earlier this week — remotely, of course. (Snowden has been granted […]

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Exploding Smartphones? Maybe Not, but New Safety Measures Might Arise Soon.

“This phone will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1…” That sentiment might seem like something to come out of Hollywood, but it might not too far removed from reality. Boeing has actually developed a super-secure smartphone, known as The Boeing Black, which has the ability to wipe all data if it is tampered with. It is […]

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Read This before You Use Your I phone

It may be shocking news for Apple phone and computer users that their emails, financial details, and other important data could be leaked due to massive security flaws. These security breaches invite hackers and cyber pirates to invade your device. Here goes what you need to know before using the devices: Update your device Reuters […]

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Who is Looking at Pictures of Your Kids on Facebook?

A California mother is asking adults to reconsider posting pictures of their children on Facebook. Erika Elmuts warns that Facebook continually changes its privacy settings, making it just about impossible to control who does — and doesn’t — see kids’ pictures. “I can’t control the privacy settings that somebody else has on their Facebook page, […]

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Should Anti-Texting Laws Extend from the Road to the Sidewalk?

Car accidents are an unfortunately normal occurrence in the United States, with over 10.8 million reported to authorities every year. The causes for this high volume vary from the unavoidable, like mechanical failures and inclement weather, to man-made issues, like drunk driving and texting. The latter causes an estimated 25% of all automobile accidents in […]

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Apple and Microsoft are Using Advanced Controllers to Provide a Better User Experience

There are few things more annoying than having to dig through couch cushions and overturn furniture to try to find the remote, but that tends to be a lot easier and less time-consuming than getting up and changing the channel right on the TV set. In that respect, remotes have completely revolutionized the way people […]

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Counter-Terrorism Measures Can be Used to Help Thwart Cyber Criminals

Last September, cyber attackers were able to steal some £1.3 million from Barclays bank. Over the holiday season in the United States, hackers stole the credit card information of more than 40 million people who shopped at Target, the third-largest retailer in the country. As the number of consumers who make purchases online or in […]

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Are You Missing out on the eCommerce Boom?

Rising from a fad to the fact of the business world, online business is booming across the globe. In the United States alone, more than $200 billion is spent online every year, and that number is only expected to grow as time goes on. In fact, American eCommerce levels are expected to eclipse $440 billion […]

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Breakthrough Technology Allows Amputee to Feel Sensation of Touch

In a technological breakthrough for artificial limb construction, 36-year-old Danish patient Dennis Sorensen is the world’s first amputee able to experience the sensation of “touch” with an artificial hand. The sensory-enhanced bionic hand, known by the project name of Lifehand 2, was developed by neuroengineer Silvestro Micera with the help of researchers in Italy and […]

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The Strange Tale of Security at the Sochi Olympics

Amid predictions of unavoidable terrorist attacks, whether from the Black Widows, a group of female Chechens who’ve lost husbands in previous conflicts with Russia, or from extremists acting on their own with explosives enclosed in tubes of toothpaste, Russian officials are cracking down on security for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Dr. Gordon Woo, a risk […]