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Hackers Turned an Amazon Echo Into a Spy Bug

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:00
Researchers found they could turn the smart speakers into surveillance devices—if they could get their own attack tool on the same Wi-Fi.
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Invisible Mouse Clicks Let Hackers Burrow Deep into MacOS

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 10:00
A former NSA hacker finds a new way malware can take control of a Mac's mouse for a powerful intrusion technique.
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The Techies Turning Kenya Into a Silicon Savannah

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 07:00
The country is home to a $1 billion tech scene.
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Alex Jones Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 06:00
Last week the Infowars founder was booted from several platforms—but not Twitter.
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Elon Musk’s Tweets, Tesla Might Go Private, Uber Loses in NYC, and More Car News

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 06:00
Plus, we chat with Kodiak Robotics, a new autonomous trucking startup, and Steve McQueen’s Ford Mustang Bullitt is back.
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Police Departments Need to Stop Posting Mugshots on Twitter

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 05:00
Opinion: When police departments post photos of protestors on social media, it puts them at risk of harassment, or worse.
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The Creative Ways Your Boss Is Spying on You

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 04:00
The most common snooping techniques are relatively subtle, but trouble emerges when employers invest too much significance in these metrics.
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RadWagon Review: Finally, an Affordable E-Cargo Bike

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 04:00
Rad Power's RadWagon makes hauling groceries and kids a breeze, at a price you can actually pay.
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Stealing a Plane Isn't Easy. How Did It Happen in Seattle?

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:49
Investigators are asking how a man managed to steal, fly, and crash a plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport without authorization.
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Police Bodycams Can Be Hacked to Doctor Footage

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:00
Analysis of five body camera models marketed to police departments details vulnerabilities could let a hacker manipulate footage.
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Vladimir Putin Is Basically Tywin Lannister

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 06:00
The title of chess champion Garry Kasparov's book 'Winter Is Coming' is no accident.
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The FCC's Fake DDoS Attack, WannaCry Hits an Apple Supplier, and More Security News This Week

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 06:00
The PGA Tour gets hit with ransomware, Wikileaks says the US Senate wants a word, and more.
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This Weekend's Best Deals: LG, Apple, Dell and More

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 05:00
This weekend's picks include deals from LG, Apple, and Dell.
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Space Photos of the Week: Dead Stars and a Cute L’il Comet

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 05:00
67p is known as the rubber ducky comet because of its funky shape—the result of two smaller bodies colliding.
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Details on Tesla Going Private Are a Little Clearer, But Not Much

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 04:00
Elon Musk still has to prove he has the funding in place, and investors want to know where it's coming from.
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Star-Swallowing Black Holes Reveal Secrets in Exotic Light Shows

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 04:00
Black holes occasionally reveal themselves when passing stars get ripped apart by their gravity. These tidal disruption events have created a new way for astronomers to map the hidden cosmos.
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Back to School: 6 Best Laptops and Tablets

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 04:00
No matter how you prefer to crush that term paper or immerse yourself in research, these computers will help you excel.
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At DefCon, the Biggest Election Threat Is Lack of Funding

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:49
While hackers at the DefCon security conference dismantle voting machines, officials stress the need for means to act on the results.
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A Tweet About Hacking During Defcon Gets a Google Engineer in Trouble

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:20
Matt Linton says he was asked to leave Caesars Palace Thursday night after a tweet about an “attack” was reported to the police.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Samsung's Galaxy Note 9, and That Bizarre Smart Home Speaker

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:26
Samsung has gone all out with the new Galaxy Note 9. Why?
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