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WikiLeaks’ “Dark Matter” release exposes CIA hacking of Apple devices

Dark Matter Sonic Screwdriver DarkSeaSkies WikiLeaks Apple Mac

CIA documents published by WikiLeaks Thursday reveal hacks used by the agency against Apple cellphones and computers. Dubbed “Dark Matter,” the documents, a new addition to WikiLeaks’ ongoing “Vault 7” dump, detail hacks developed for iPhones and MacBooks as far back as 2008. “These documents explain the techniques used by …

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Is Amazon Echo connected to the CIA? Alexa responds

Amazon Echo connected CIA Alexa

A new video shows a woman asking an Amazon Echo a slew of questions about the Central Intelligence Agency, which it answers. But what happens when she asks it, “Alexa, are you connected to the CIA?” Radio silence. The video was front page on Reddit this morning. The top comment, by AnxiousLabelPeeler, reads: “Well that’s …

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US Geological Survey admits fracking causes earthquakes

Fracking causes earthquakes US Geological Survey

It has taken years to finally admit it, but the U.S. Geological Survey has just confirmed that three million Americans are at risk from human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater disposal, a process in fracking, in 2017. The study was focused on the U.S. Central East, primarily on Oklahoma and Kansas, who don’t …

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Gut microbe transplants shown to improve autism in new study

Gut microbe transplants improve autism new study

Gut microbes have been a hot topic in research recently, as scientists have found altering them can improve symptoms in everything from Parkinson’s to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. And now, a new study has shown that fecal transplants can help improve behavior in children with autism. Scientists and researchers have long noted …

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Peter Thiel: The age of Apple is over

Age of Apple is over Peter Thiel

Arguably the most desired smartphone in the world, Apple’s iPhone, is losing popularity, says PayPal co-founder and first Facebook investor Peter Thiel. When asked if “the age of Apple is over” by The New York Times, Thiel answered: “Confirm. We know what a smartphone looks like and does. It’s not …

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