Why the #FaceAppChallenge Is a Bad Idea

The #FaceAppChallenge is fun. It's also foolish.

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How to Tell If Someone Is Bugging or Tracking You
Real private investigators reveal what to do if you're being watched…
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Report: U.S. Police Are Abusing Facial Recognition
Departments may be feeding their software flawed data. Will there be…
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San Francisco Wants To Ban Facial Recognition Tech

It would be the first official pushback against the tech in America.

This Tiny Device Can Detect Nuclear Armageddon
A new sensor—small enough to fit in pockets and cheap enough to fit …
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How To Make Yourself (a Little) Less Trackable Online

Targeted ads creeping you out? Same. Here’s how I keep the algorithms at a comfortable distance without hurting my internet experience.

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New York City's Newest Tourist Trap Says It Has Full Rights to Reuse All Your Photos of It Forever

Hudson Yards is inviting criticism over a privacy violation already.

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Why You Should Stop Worrying So Much About Digital Security

Realistic advice in the age of data breaches and privacy scandal.

Nest Home Security Devices Have a Hidden Microphone. Google Calls It an "Error."

The company says its was an oversight, but it does little to stem paranoia.

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Here's How the U.S. Did Border Security in 1925—And What It Can Tell Us About Today
Thousands of miles of sea and land frontier ceaselessly patrolled to keep out prohibited articles and collect duties (And a Few Photos!…
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How the Witness Protection Program Decides Where To Send People

Are witnesses ever relocated somewhere cool? Or just the middle of nowhere?

Google Warns Nest Users to Update Security Settings After Uptick of Hacked Cameras

Google warns that everyone is a potential hacking victim.

Prisons Are Building Giant Biometric Databases of Prisoners' Voices

It's likely over 200,000 prisoners have been pressured into adding themselves.

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Japan Is Going to Start Hacking Its Citizens

The government is going to test over 200 million devices for security vulnerabilities ahead of the 2020 olympics.

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Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager

Just a reminder, in case you haven't started using one of these vital security tools.

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Thanks to the Government Shutdown, There's Nobody to Stop Those Robocalls

Maybe don't pick up the phone.

Industrial Cranes Are Disturbingly Hackable

Researchers have demonstrated their ability to shut down and even remotely hijack cranes with ease.

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What Jailbreaking Actually Is and How to Do It

Set your devices free.

This Brilliant Home Assistant Add-On Makes Eavesdropping Completely Impossible

It works with your always listening gadget, but also against it, all for your benefit.

Tech Companies Shouldn't Make Us Trust Them, At All

The giants of tech can't be trusted—and we shouldn't have to trust them in the first place.

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