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Microsoft accused of adding spy features to Windows 7, 8
Windows' network activity continues to be scrutinized amid privacy concerns. Windows 10 was first put under the microscope with both new and old features causing concern. With its Cortana digital personal assistant, Windows 10 represents a new breed of op
This 50-Cent Paper Microscope Could 'Democratize Science'
A couple of months ago, I received an interesting package in the mail. It looked like a standard manila envelope, but inside was a device that could quite possibly revolutionize the way we view the microscopic world. I'm referring to the Foldscope, an ori
Microsoft's Vague New Privacy Terms, Explained
Microsoft isn't shedding much light on a controversial portion of its new Windows privacy terms that has people concerned about the company's power to snoop on their computers. The passage in question suggests the company can prevent users from accessing
Downing drone at beach leads to jail
A confrontation over a drone flying above beachgoers ended with damaged equipment, a man behind bars and lingering questions over the line between public air space and personal space.
Windows 10 Starts Charging For Missing Features
Now Windows 10 has launched, Microsoft is starting to fill in the blanks regarding features removed from Windows 7 and Windows 8 and it doesnï¿½t make for pleasant reading. Why? Because behind this free upgrade are the first signs of where Microsoft will
Yahoo! ads! caught! spreading! CryptoWall! ransomware! AGAIN!
Yahoo!'s ad network is still being used to spread ransomware to Windows PCs a year after the last big outbreak.
Adverts served on the Yahoo! homepage as well as the Yahoo! News, Sports, Celebrity, Finance, and Games websites, led to sites hosting malic
Facebook’s Use of Facial-Recognition Tool Draws Privacy Ire
When you are identified in a picture on Facebook, biometric software remembers your face so it can be “tagged” in other photographs.
Facebook Inc. says this enhances the user experience. But privacy advocates say the company’s technology -- which was s
Conquest Knight XV mashes security, flash into extreme vehicle
Handmade in Toronto, this rare armoured truck is turning heads everywhere it goes thanks to a bold exterior and fully customizable interior that is highly sought after by wealthy collectors who can afford a car that guzzles 34 litres per 100 kilometres.
Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It
I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold. Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the i
Giant mecha robots from Japan, US will meet in epic battle
Fresh from its defeat in women’s World Cup soccer, Japan wants to take on the U.S. once again—in giant robot combat.
Suidobashi Heavy Industry has agreed to a challenge from Boston-based MegaBots that would involve titanic armored robots developed by e
Cyberattack takes down CSIS website
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s website was temporarily down Monday night following a second cyberattack on federal government sites in less than two weeks.
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