Tech / Science

Hackers and governments can see you through your phone’s camera — here’s how to protect yourself

Most people know that computers can have malware, but did you know your cell phone is also vulnerable? Kevin Mitnick, notorious hacker and author of the book "The Art of Invisibility," explains two easy ways that someone might hack into your phone. Whether it's a jealous spouse, the CIA, or a nation state, here's how they might do it and ...

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If you own an iPhone or iPad, you should read this.

Everyone is talking about WikiLeaks’ massive CIA data dump — here’s what’s going on WikiLeaks published a large cache of documents stolen from the CIA related to hacking tools on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal has confirmed their authenticity with an intelligence source.    The files seem explosive at first glance. Internal CIA files are rarely seen, and WikiLeaks has ...

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The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought

In the middle of last summer came news of a bizarre occurrence no one could explain. Seemingly out of nowhere, a massive crater appeared in one of the planet’s most inhospitable lands. Early estimates said the crater, nestled in a land called “the ends of the Earth” where temperatures can sink far below zero, yawned nearly 100 feet in diameter. The saga deepened. The ...

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Snowden Issues Warning — Do Not Use Google’s Messaging App Under Any Circumstances

Unless you want law enforcement to be able to trawl all your communications, don’t — under any circumstances — use Google’s newest messaging app, Allo, Edward Snowden just warned. “What is #Allo? A Google app that records every message you ever send and makes it available to police upon request,” the whistleblower advised in a tweet. Google had earlier claimed ...

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