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Data haul by Android Flashlight app 'deceives' millions
Millions of Android users have been "deceived" by a developer who covertly gathered personal data, says the US Federal Trade Commission. GoldenShores Technologies took ID and location data from the millions using its Brightest Flashlight app.
Faux plane crash SOS from Avery's puzzles authorities
The Canadian military mobilized search aircraft in a desperate hunt for a large passenger plane they believed had crashed in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley, after a farm market inexplicably emitted an electronic SOS signal, CBC News has learned.
Bell data collection part of ‘disturbing trend'
Bell Canada’s recently announced plan to collect and analyze data from millions of customers is prompting public complaints, warnings from privacy advocates and has caught the attention of both the federal privacy commissioner and the CRTC.
Skydivers survive after planes collide in Wisconsin
Mike Robinson was at 3,600 metres, just seconds away from his last jump of the day, when a second plane carrying other skydivers struck the aircraft he was in, sending them all tumbling toward the ground.
In-flight electronic device restrictions lifted in U.S.
Airline passengers will be able to use their electronic devices gate-to-gate to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music — but not talk on their cellphones — under new guidelines issued Thursday by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
Magnum MK5 world premiere set for October 30th (+video)
Canadian automaker Magnum Cars will host the world premiere of its all-new, ultra-lightweight, high-performance sports car on October 30th. The track-oriented, street-legal Magnum MK5 will become the first Canadian model to break through the global superc
Silk Road's alleged mastermind: How the FBI caught him
How did the FBI catch "Dread Pirate Roberts," the alleged mastermind behind Silk Road, a notorious online drug marketplace? They found him in a public library after a package of fake identification documents he had ordered from Canada was intercepted at t
Stolen phones blacklist launches in Canada
Cellphones, tablets and other wireless devices that have been reported lost or stolen can no longer be activated — and therefore used — on most wireless networks in Canada, following the launch of a new national “blacklist” of such devices Monday.
NASA space telescope rebooted as asteroid hunter
NASA will reactivate a mothballed infrared space telescope for a three-year mission to search for potentially dangerous asteroids on a collision course with Earth, officials said on Wednesday.
Bones may hold key to Mona Lisa's identity
Researchers trying to identify the Renaissance model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa have excavated bones in a tomb in a Florence basilica in hopes they are the remains of her descendants.
How to protect yourself from costly 'bait apps'
Ask a child to play quietly with a cellphone game and you might end up footing a bill for thousands of dollars worth of 'virtual' berries or gems, as a Newfoundland mother discovered. It's a global problem that regulators everywhere are struggling with.
CMU Snake Robot Trial at Nuclear Power Plant
A CMU press release describes a recent field test of CMU's modular snake robot in which it navigates inside an Austrian nuclear power plant. The robot moved through pipes, open valves, and inside various types of vessels. The Zwentendorf nuclear power pla
Small Alberta town gets massive 1,000 Mbps broadband boost
Ultrafast internet speeds that most Canadian city dwellers can only dream of will soon be available to all 8,500 residents in a rural Alberta community for as little as $57 a month, thanks to a project by the town's non-profit economic development foundat
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