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Tor attack may have unmasked users

Users of the "dark net" service Tor who visited hidden websites may have had their identities revealed by a five-month long cyber-attack.

28 minutes ago from BBC Technology

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?BitTorrent unwraps chat app Bleep

BitTorrent's new instant messaging program doesn't store metadata and offers end-to-end encryption.

2 hours ago from CNET

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Tablet screens to correct sight loss

US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems.

7 hours ago from BBC News

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Connected devices have huge security holes: study

The surge Web-connected devices—TVs, refrigerators, thermostats, door locks and more—has opened up huge opportunities for cyberattacks because of weak security, researchers said Thursday.

Tue 29 Jul 14 from

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F1000Research brings static research figures to life

F1000Research today published new research from Bjorn Brembs, professor of neurogenetics at the Institute of Zoology, Universitaet Regensburg, in Germany, with a proof-of-concept figure allowing ...

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Every Martha Stewart Tweet About Drones

Drones are trending. — Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) July 30, 2014 Read more...

6 hours ago from Gizmodo

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New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs

People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers.

Tue 29 Jul 14 from

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Former NSA director will file "at least" 9 patents to detect malicious hackers

Foreign Policy reports some patents will involve "behavioral models" to predict attacks.

23 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Ads are the new face of virtual reality

"So, what'd you think?" said the man who had gotten me into the cockpit of a Pacific Rim Jaeger. I grinned. "Great! But I was a little disappointed that I didn't fall or get eaten." He ...

7 hours ago from The Verge

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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education (w/ Video)

The rise of online education and massively open online courses (MOOCs) have prompted much naysaying on their effectiveness, with detractors citing single-digit completion rates and short-lived ...

Tue 29 Jul 14 from

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