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New Wi-Fi Barbie to record children, store data on cloud

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A group of privacy advocates are attempting to halt the release of a new Wi-Fi enabled Barbie doll, which records conversations with children. Mattel, the toy company behind the iconic children’s doll, announced the launch of the new Hello Barbie, which will be able to hold two-way conversations, play games …

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Google has an evil plan

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq219NGjjWM[/youtube] Google cars snooping on WiFi users data not an accident Google bosses were informed their Street View cars would collect e-mails, names, addresses and other personal data from Wi-Fi users around the world, a government report shows. But the company insists the message didn’t get through. Neither …

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Google to Wi-Fi entire planet with 180 satellites

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The world wide web may seem like a global community, but two-thirds of the planet still remain without access. Now, Google is planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online, according to sources close to …

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NZ school removes wifi over health concerns

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A Kapiti Coast school is to have Wifi removed from around half of its classrooms, following concerns it may be damaging to children’s health. Te Horo School’s Board of Trustees has decided to replace Wifi with hard-wired internet in classrooms for its year one to four students, after consulting with …

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Chinese scientists unveil mind-controlled drone

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Chinese researchers have unveiled a system that allows users to control drones with their thoughts. The technology was designed to help handicapped people, but could have ample applications in other fields as well. A video posted to YouTube by researchers at Zhejiang University shows how the system, called Flybuddy2, works. And …

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Android apps ‘leak’ personal details

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Millions of people are using Android apps that can be tricked into revealing personal data, research indicates. Scientists tested 13,500 Android apps and found almost 8% failed to protect bank account and social media logins. These apps failed to implement standard scrambling systems, allowing “man-in-the-middle” attacks to reveal data that passes …

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Male sperm counts plummeting, here’s why

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If there was a problem with fertility, most men wouldn’t know it until they tried to conceive a child. Everything can seem to be in great working condition, but low sperm counts leading to infertility are more common than we might think. As a matter of fact, contrary to popular belief, about …

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Discovery of magnetic sensors in fish and rats may explain why some people can ‘feel’ wi-fi, smart meters, power lines and electropollution

It is well known that many people are sensitive to electromagnetic pollution. Wi-fi gives them headaches. Being near high-voltage power lines can bring on migraines. Using a cell phone unleashes similar symptoms. Until recently, there was no medically-understood mechanism by which electromagnetic waves could be sensed by humans. But now, …

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The future of the internet?

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Would it be possible, using p2p and wireless technologies, to gain independence from internet providers and make free and open net connectivity a reality? Andrea Lo Pumo, a young Italian mathematician has developed Netsukuku, a vision for an alternative wireless network that may represent a disruptive change for the Internet as we know it. …

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United Nations looking to control the internet

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United Nations report calls for Internet surveillance, saying lack of “internationally agreed framework for retention of data” is a problem, as are open Wi-Fi networks in airports, cafes, and libraries. The United Nations is calling for more surveillance of Internet users, saying it would help to investigate and prosecute terrorists. …

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Beware the spy in the sky: Google and Apple use planes that film you

Software giants will use military-grade cameras to take powerful satellite images. Spy planes able to photograph sunbathers in their back gardens are being deployed by Google and Apple. The U.S. technology giants are racing to produce aerial maps so detailed they can show up objects just four inches wide. But …

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John McAfee developing a $100 device to block the NSA

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During a recent chat at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Antivirus software founder John McAfee unveiled plans to create a gadget called the D-Central which he claims can keep your information safe from the National Security Agency. The gadget, which McAfee wants to sell for less than $100, would communicate with smartphones, tablets …

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What is a VPN?

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A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is the number one personal cybersecurity product for people that use the Internet. It works by installing software on a subscriber’s device, which allows it to encrypt all incoming and outgoing web traffic. As well as providing a layer of encryption, a VPN service sends …

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Google Play apps violate customer privacy terms in design “flaw”

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App developer Dan Nolan discovered that the Google Play apps were sending purchaser names, addresses and email information to the creator without his initiation – appearing to be more of a conscious intention rather than a design flaw. Nolan explained: “Let me make this crystal clear, every App purchase you make on …

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BRICS countries building new internet to avoid NSA spying

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BRICS countries are close to completing a brand new Internet backbone that would bypass the United States entirely and thereby protect both governments and citizens from NSA spying. In light of revelations that the National Security Agency hacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone, in addition to recording information about 124 …

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Smart TVs can spy on their owners

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Viewers, beware: while you’re watching TV, your TV might be watching you back. A security firm discovered that Samsung’s Smart TV can give hackers access to the device’s built-in camera and microphones, allowing them to watch everything you do. The Malta-based firm ReVuln posted a video showing its team of …

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BitTorrent site isoHunt shutdown, forced to pay $110 million

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After more than a decade of facilitating a search of BitTorrent files and eluding copyright enforcers, isoHunt has agreed to shut down all of its international operations and pay the entertainment industry US$110 million. Canadian Gary Fung, the site’s founder and operator, has ended his long legal battle with the …

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