The Magicband wields access to the park, replacing virtually every transaction you’d make inside. Bob Croslin If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip Silicon Valley and book a ticket to Orlando. Go to…
A security researcher recently made a seriously startling discovery. With just four lines of code, he says he could delete any photo album on Facebook. Zuck's wedding photos? Zap. Your high school graduation album? Lost forever. Lucky for you, he decided to report the bug to Facebook, which promptly cut him a check.
Twitter and YouTube accounts belonging to the military’s US Central Command were hacked on Monday. Hackers supportive of the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, took credit and issued a warning to the U.S. military.
With Seth Rogen and James Franco canceling promotional appearances and theaters choosing to not screen the film at all, it's clear that The Interview is in trouble. However, there's one move Sony Pictures can make to salvage the film's chances...
If you need to present some data--for a work project or class--you want it to be visually interesting to look at. The RAW web app lets you upload tabular data in the form of text or spreadsheet files and lets you create an eye-catching chart or diagram in minutes.
Here are nine things you probably don’t know about the private sector's collection of personal data: 1. In a 1967 address at MIT, Lester Wunderman, seen as the father of direct marketing, foresaw the vast knowledge marketers would one day have about customers. “A computer can know and remember as much marketing [...]
Carolanne Mahony's insight:
"If a company knows just your ZIP code, date of birth, and sex, it can identify you 87% of the time"
Upstart social network Ello's has pegged a big part of its appeal on the promise that it will never sell ads to users. Now, it's used a novel legal maneuver to ensure that the company will live up that promise.
Security consultant Mark Burnett has just published 10 million passwords along with their corresponding usernames. It's a thoughtful offering to other researchers--but a legally risky move given the current legal situation surrounding hacking.
Don’t buy another phone ever again. That’s a weird thing for us to say, right? We’re WIRED! But by the end of last year, it was fancy-ice clear that the distinction between phones and the other little touchscreen computers with over-the-air Internet connections had become blatantly artificial. The only reason we still have electronics with that Bell-ian name is so carriers can sell us a plan.
During the Christmas shopping season we will see Amazon change prices on as many as 80 million products during a single day. That is amazing since companies like Walmart, Best Buy and Toys “R” Us have already announced that they will not be undersold and will match any competitors’ prices [...]
Everyone knows not to use Comic Sans, but it's not the only played out, overused font all over the web. This graphic offers some great alternatives for some of the web's most popular fonts and typefaces so you can give your website, document, or presentation a fresh look.
Verizon Wireless has been subtly altering the web traffic of its wireless customers for the past two years, inserting a string of about 50 letters, numbers, and characters into data flowing between these customers and the websites they visit. The company—one the country’s largest wireless carriers, providing cell phone service for about 123 million subscribers—calls…
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