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The U.S. intelligence officials poring over Osama bin Laden’s hard drives and recording devices have come to the preliminary conclusion that he managed “even tactical details” of the terror group’s business from Abbottabad.
Your eyes may soon become the window to more than just your soul. A New York company has produced what it calls the "first commercially scalable, mobile iris- scanning solution," a product called EyeLock that lets consumers scan an eye...
Britain's largest police force is using software that can map nearly every move suspects and their associates make in the digital world, prompting an outcry from civil liberties groups.
All the world’s weapons in all the world’s police hands are useless against the public’s ability to keep their cryptographic economy to themselves. Won’t make a scratch.
The United States plans to pump millions of dollars into new technology to break through Internet censorship overseas amid a heightened crackdown on dissent in China, officials have said. State Department officials said they would give $19 million
"It's all in their eyes." Pupil dilation and eye tracking are supposed to tell consumer packaged goods companies and other larger advertisement spending entities (Vonage, AT&T and Verizon are the largest online advertisers) where the buyer is going.
A new tool lets people see the inside of the body up close and in great detail.
Just days after reports that Google and Facebook were interested in partnering with, and possibly buying VoIP company Skype, Microsoft announced that it was buying the company for $8.56 billion in cash.
Microsoft Corp plans to buy the Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion, a rich price as it seeks to regain ground on growing rivals such as Google. Matt Cowan reports.
For one, the widespread adoption of Facebook's social graph and Facebook Connect by developers means that the enormous social network is well on its way to becoming an identity utility for the Internet.
The Internet giants mull separate joint ventures.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called Facebook "the most appalling spying machine ever invented" in an interview with Russia Today, pointing to the popular social networking site as one of the top tools for the U.S. to spy on its citizens.
Tor is a system intended to enable online anonymity, composed of client software and a network of servers which can hide information about users' locations and other factors which might identify them. Use of this system makes it more difficult to tr
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In the hours after a team of U.S. Navy SEALs attacked Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan, the Facebook pages for the U.S. Navy, the SEALs, and U.S. Army all saw dramatic spikes in activity, as users flocked online to post about the event.
As if a service with hundreds of millions of users needed to come of age, Twitter is said to have had its CNN moment Sunday night as the “place” where the news of the commando raid which killed Osama bin Laden was first shared.
In the early hours of Monday, Sohaib Athar reported on Twitter that a loud bang had rattled his windows in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad, adding that he hoped it wasn't "the start of something nasty. A few hours later Athar posted another tweet
You need to make a simple change: go to 'account', 'account settings', 'facebook Ads' (along the top), then go to 'ads shown by third parties', choose 'NO ONE' then SAVE. Please share for those who haven't done this yet... (Does this work?)
Facial recognition may be just one more way for Facebook to push the visual part of the social graph (photos of us) toward being more public and far less private. Facebook has a history of asking for forgiveness after the fact...
It is anticipated that the ‘trusted credential’ would reside as a secure application on your mobile device, as a smart card or on another device like a key fob.
The Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 13% of American Adults favor the issuing of a secure government credential to replace all traditional password protection systems for online sales and banking activities.
Netflix, the streaming-video and DVD-rental-by-mail giant, said that its profit soared 88 percent in the first quarter as it added 3.6 million subscribers globally. But the company’s shares were battered in after-hours trading, falling 5 percent
Joi Ito, the multi-talented investor and thinker who has just been announced as the new head of MIT's media lab, than his account of how he became so addicted to World of Warcraft that he became a Guild Master in the game.
Last Friday, the Chief Judge of the federal court in Nevada, which is overseeing more than 200 Righthaven copyright cases, dismissed Righthaven's meritless claim to seize its victim's domain names
Iran has been hit with new malicious software as part of cyber attacks against the country, a military officer told Mehr news agency on Monday without specifying the target.
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Lying on his floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of "pedophile!" and "pornographer!" stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the homeowner didn't need long to figure the reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federa
“Facebook is reading my profile, my interests, the people and pages I am ‘friends’ with and targeting me,” Morrison said. “It’s brilliant social media, but it’s absolutely creepy.”
A new photographic optical system has allowed Fujitsu to build a palm vein scanner that's only about the size of a coin. The palm vein structure is much harder to replicate than finger prints and offers a higher number of reference points to...