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'u need to say hi to me'

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Badoo, the wildly popular social network where random strangers accost you for no reason.

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Crush your browser's dreams by running Quake full-screen in it

Crush your browser's dreams by running Quake full-screen in it | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If you have a good WebGL-supporting browser, you can play Quake in it.

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Dutch court rules against Facebook in critical revenge porn lawsuit

Dutch court rules against Facebook in critical revenge porn lawsuit | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Facebook acted unlawfully by not turning over the information.

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The man blocking the sidewalk to check his phone, and what to do about him

The man blocking the sidewalk to check his phone, and what to do about him | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We have gone from holding the door out of courtesy to standing before it out of obliviousness.

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Someone got Android 1.6 running on a Texas Instruments graphing calculator

Someone got Android 1.6 running on a Texas Instruments graphing calculator | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The open-source nature of Android means that you can run the mobile operating system on just about anything if you've got the know-how. Case in point: a YouTube user named Josh Max has managed to get it running on his Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CX.

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Can Uber survive if it has to play by the rules?

Can Uber survive if it has to play by the rules? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A key labor ruling in San Francisco could be far more damaging to Uber than the other controversies that have surrounded the company in recent years.

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Almost a million people have downloaded President Obama's WTF interview

Almost a million people have downloaded President Obama's WTF interview | Technoculture | Scoop.it

President Obama’s appearance on WTF With Marc Maron was as big a deal, podcast-wise, as you’d expect. Posted online early Monday morning, the podcast was downloaded 735,063 times in its first 24 hours online, and more than 900,000 times in the first 36 hours.

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WikiLeaks: NSA eavesdropped on the last 3 French presidents

WikiLeaks: NSA eavesdropped on the last 3 French presidents | Technoculture | Scoop.it

WikiLeaks published documents late Tuesday it says shows the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the last three French presidents.

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For trans women, fear and solace in a private Facebook group

For trans women, fear and solace in a private Facebook group | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Meredith Talusan: It was Thursday, May 29, 2014, a month after I publicly disclosed myself as a transgender woman in an article for The American Prospect, after being away from the community for more than a decade. I didn’t expect to spend that morning on Facebook trying to convince a trans woman I had never met not to commit suicide.

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Twitter to co-founder Jack Dorsey: 'We don't want you'

Twitter to co-founder Jack Dorsey: 'We don't want you' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Committee to only consider candidates who will make a full-time commitment to Twitter, the social network’s board says in statement.

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Popular security software came under relentless NSA and GCHQ attacks

Popular security software came under relentless NSA and GCHQ attacks | Technoculture | Scoop.it

To thwart and extract hacks from anti-virus software companies, the spy agencies reverse engineered software, intercepted email and spied on web traffic. Kaspersky Lab was a major target. The result was potentially a gold mine of exploits.

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Old Heinz ketchup QR code leads man to a porn site

Old Heinz ketchup QR code leads man to a porn site | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Seeking more information about a long-discontinued promotion, Daniel Korell scanned the QR code on an old bottle of Heinz ketchup and was surprised to end up on a German porn site called Fundorado.

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Encrypting data at rest is vital, but it's just not happening

Encrypting data at rest is vital, but it's just not happening | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Regulators and security strategists recommend encrypting data at rest, but few organisations do it, and most get it wrong. Good thing there are bigger problems to tackle first.

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The messages we wish we could un-send

The messages we wish we could un-send | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'I once sent my girlfriend-at-the-time a text that said "I'm going to make your vagina cry". By mistake, I sent it to my mom'.

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Uber protests from around the world

Uber protests from around the world | Technoculture | Scoop.it
As Uber expands around the world, the rideshare service has found tough opponents in city governments, taxi drivers and even its own employees, who have faulted the company for deregulating an industry protected by strict laws.
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How machine vision solved one of the great mysteries of 20th-century surrealist art

How machine vision solved one of the great mysteries of 20th-century surrealist art | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The great Belgian surrealist Magritte painted two versions of one of his masterpieces, and nobody has been able to distinguish the original from the copy. Until now.

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Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations.

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This is the coolest vintage radio ever 

This is the coolest vintage radio ever  | Technoculture | Scoop.it

If you were a radio nerd in the 1940s, this was your dream set. Built by Kluge Electronics in Los Angeles, the California Kilowatt could not only send and receive messages, but it came with all the bells and whistles — including built-in speakers and an illuminated map of the world, all housed in a sleek fold-down desk.

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Gmail finally makes 'Undo Send' an official feature. Here's how to do it

Gmail finally makes 'Undo Send' an official feature. Here's how to do it | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google has formally introduced a feature that lets you recall that hastily sent email to the wrong person.

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The Japanese robot assistant that can read emotions sold out in a minute

The Japanese robot assistant that can read emotions sold out in a minute | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The emotional humanoids cost about £1,000, though users have to pay every month for its data and insurance.

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Facebook says it can now recognize you from the back of your head

Facebook says it can now recognize you from the back of your head | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Well, this is scary. The head of artificial intelligence at Facebook now says the social network’s experimental facial recognition technology is so advanced that it can read other clues in photos to recognize individuals. In other words, Facebook’s technology no longer needs to see your face to know you’re you.

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The price for a videophone in 1955 was $44,000, adjusted for inflation

The price for a videophone in 1955 was $44,000, adjusted for inflation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We’ve been imagining a future of ubiquitous videophones for over a century. And today it’s considered no big deal that we’re able to make video calls with devices that we carry around in our pockets. But it took a while to get to that point. One reason? It was incredibly expensive.

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How Twitter sleuths found Dylann Roof's manifesto

How Twitter sleuths found Dylann Roof's manifesto | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Meet the intrepid writers who unearthed the alleged Charleston shooter’s racist manifesto and disturbing photos—a discovery that could blow apart any insanity plea.

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