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DHS may have found unauthorized Mass Phone Listening Devices in Washington DC
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The Associated Press reports today that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed that it found what appear to be unauthorized cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays, in Washington DC last year. The agency told Senator Ron Wyden in a ...[Read more]
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US-Made Missile Defenses Spectacularly Failed in Saudi Arabia
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At least five American-made Patriot missiles apparently missed, malfunctioned, or otherwise failed when Saudi forces tried to intercept a barrage of rockets targeting Riyadh on March 25. That's bad news for the US military and its closest allies, who a ...[Read more]
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Silicon Valley is so expensive that even Facebook and Apple employees cant afford to live near the office
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Silicon Valley's housing crisis is serious. A new report from Open Listings reveals that workers at five major tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, and Google, would have to spend over 28% of their salary to pay a monthly mortgage on a home near wo ...[Read more]
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Google’s simulated robots learn some seriously strange behavior
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Teaching a robot how to walk and jump is one thing, but how about a bot with a knack for dragging its backside across the floor or sliding forward on its nose. These rather unusual behaviors emerged during Google's testing of a new technique to allow simu ...[Read more]
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Apple facing trillion dollar lawsuit for reducing processing speed of aging iPhones
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US woman is suing Apple for nearly one trillion dollars after the company acknowledged it had deliberately slowed down iPhones as they get older. The US tech giant now faces nine suits over the issue. Violetta Mailyan is reportedly seeking compensation, d ...[Read more]
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Apple sued for deliberately slowing down older iPhones
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A lawsuit has been filed in California against US technology giant Apple after the company admitted to slowing down older iPhone models to keep them running longer. According to the plaintiffs, Los Angeles residents Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas, Ap ...[Read more]
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Sharing the Wealth: Bitcoin Mogul Moves to Donate $86 Million to Charities
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"Bitcoin has changed my life, and I have far more money than I can ever spend. My aims, goals, and motivations in life have nothing to do with having XX million or being the mega rich. So I'm doing something else: donating the majority of my bitcoins to c ...[Read more]
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Crypto-crackdown: EU agrees on new rules to curb bitcoin anonymity
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The EU is targeting bitcoin anonymity, saying the measure is needed to tackle tax evasion and other crimes. Anonymity of the cryptocurrency holders is a built-in feature that the EU hopes to undermine. The new rules concerning cryptocurrency passed on Fri ...[Read more]
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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia
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The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual dist ...[Read more]
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German government wants backdoor access to every digital device
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The RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) reported that Thomas de Maizière had written up a draft proposal for the interior minister conference, taking place next week in Leipzig, which he has called “the legal duty for third parties to allow for secret ...[Read more]
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All aboard China’s newest high-speed rail service
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A new 658km high-speed rail service will be up and running in western China on Wednesday, linking Xian, home of China’s famed terracotta warriors, to Chengdu in the heart of giant panda country. With a top speed up to 250km/h, the new line took five yea ...[Read more]
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