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WhatsApp Now Encrypting Messages From Beginning To End

WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users’ conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.

11/18/2014

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Key-Copying Technology Helping Thieves Break Through Old School Security Systems

Thieves are employing high-tech key making tools to break into old school security and commit crime.

11/18/2014

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Uber Exec Suggests Revenge Plan Against Journalists; Internet Backlash Goes Viral

A news website reported on Monday that an senior executive for Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring an opposition research team to find embarrassing information on media critics and specifically mentioned spreading details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company.

11/18/2014

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Anonymous Hackers Take Over Ku Klux Klan Twitter Account, Reveal Members After Ferguson Taunts

As the nation waits for the grand jury to decide whether to indict a Ferguson, Missouri police officer of the shooting death of Michael Brown, the hacker activist group Anonymous has gone after the Ku Klux Klan’s Twitter accounts.

11/17/2014

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11 Ways The Government Is Spying On You

You don’t have to read too far into the dystopian works of George Orwell’s 1984 or Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World before drawing up some similarities between fiction and real-world governments.

11/17/2014

An image from the Hendo Hoverboard promotional video. (Arx Pax)

Famed Skater Tony Hawk Tests Out Los Gatos Company’s Innovative Hoverboard

Tony Hawk, the most famous skateboarder to ever ride (probably) took his first go at a new brand of skating: hoverboarding.

11/17/2014

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Secretive ‘Facebook At Work’ Social Network Could Rival LinkedIn

The days of using Facebook at work as a guilty pleasure may soon be over. The Social Media giant is reportedly developing a new site for the office called “Facebook at Work.”

11/17/2014

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Facebook Page Pulled After Man Sues San Diego Sheriff’s Department Over Free Speech

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has taken down its Facebook page after a man accused it of violating his free speech rights and sued for deleting his comments.

11/16/2014

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks at a media event in San Francisco on March 27, 2014. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Moves Past Exxon, Now World’s 2nd Most Valuable Co. Behind Apple

The bull run in Microsoft’s stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc.

11/15/2014

This November 13, 2014 handout photo provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows the surface of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet as seen from the Philae lander, which landed on the comet's surface yesterday. ESA, despite some malfunctions on the Philae craft, successfully landed it on the comet on November 12, 2014 making it the first man-made craft to ever land on a comet. The Philae lander, launched from the Rosetta probe, is a mini laboratory that will gather data on the comet. (Photo ESA via Getty Images)

European Space Agency Says Comet Probe Completed Its ‘Primary Mission’

The pioneering lander Philae completed its primary mission of exploring the comet’s surface and returned plenty of data before depleted batteries forced it to go silent, the European Space Agency said Saturday

11/15/2014

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