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NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of Web users

NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of Web users | Technoculture | Scoop.it

• Top-secret documents detail repeated efforts to crack Tor.

• Tool is funded by US government and relied on by dissidents and activists.

• Agencies have failed to break core security of network but have limited success in attacking users' computers.

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US Congress passes surveillance reform in vindication for Edward Snowden

US Congress passes surveillance reform in vindication for Edward Snowden | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Bulk collection of Americans’ phone records to end as US Senate passes USA Freedom Act.

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How Vanity Fair and Caitlyn Jenner won the internet

How Vanity Fair and Caitlyn Jenner won the internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Chris Mitchell, publisher and chief revenue officer at Vanity Fair, discusses the social media impact of Caitlyn Jenner’s cover shoot and the magazine’s digital strategy to monetize internet buzz.

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Learn to play: a lack of taste

Learn to play: a lack of taste | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Game creators who’ve spent any amount of time conducting playtests have learned that playtesters’ opinions aren’t what a playtest seeks to elicit. Playtests aren’t focus groups, in other words. Playtesting a game is useful if you want to see what kinds of experiences are produced from playing your game.

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Glass that turns sunlight into electricity may become the power source for buildings and cars

Glass that turns sunlight into electricity may become the power source for buildings and cars | Technoculture | Scoop.it

With so much glass in buildings, cars and the screens of mobile devices, it is understandable why researchers would like to come up with transparent solar cells which could generate electricity and top up batteries.

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Millennials see more political posts on Facebook than Boomers and GenXers

Millennials see more political posts on Facebook than Boomers and GenXers | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Millennials rely on Facebook for their political news, while Baby Boomers turn to local TV. And while Millennials are less engaged with political news, they trust news sources as much as older generations do.

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The Counted: how the Guardian is counting every person killed by US police — with the internet's help

The Counted: how the Guardian is counting every person killed by US police — with the internet's help | Technoculture | Scoop.it

'We count everyone because everyone counts'.

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Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users | Technoculture | Scoop.it

You read that right: Current Windows users will be able to snag Windows 10 for the low, low price of absolutely nothing.

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Mystery woman casually recycled a $200,000 vintage Apple-1 computer

Mystery woman casually recycled a $200,000 vintage Apple-1 computer | Technoculture | Scoop.it

One woman’s trash is literally everyone else’s super-expensive, rare $200,000 piece of computer history. Most of the time, recycled electronics are too crappy to sell on Craigslist. But one California e-recycling center recently received one of the most coveted gadgets ever: A genuine Apple-1 computer.

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The Silk Road saga is way more than a crime story

The Silk Road saga is way more than a crime story | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Writer Joshuah Bearman spent more than a year reporting and writing a definitive account of how Ross Ulbricht founded Silk Road, how it grew into a $1.2 billion operation, and how federal law enforcement shut it down.

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Silicon Valley's secret: startups in the US are in long-term decline

Silicon Valley's secret: startups in the US are in long-term decline | Technoculture | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship is finally on the upswing again in the U.S. — but it still has a long way to go to reach pre-recession levels.
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Google Plus may be going the way of Google Glass

Google Plus may be going the way of Google Glass | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Will Oremus: On Thursday, Google spent three hours announcing a barrage of new products and features, one after the next. One phrase that didn’t come up much: Google Plus.

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Why a made-up language from 1887 is making a digital comeback

Why a made-up language from 1887 is making a digital comeback | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Like its vastly more successful digital cousins — C++, HTML, Python — Esperanto is an artificial language, designed to have perfectly regular grammar, with none of the messy exceptions of natural tongues.

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Who's behind mysterious flights over US cities? FBI

Who's behind mysterious flights over US cities? FBI | Technoculture | Scoop.it

FBI spy planes: US law enforcement officials confirmed for the first time the wide-scale use of the aircraft, which the AP traced to at least 13 fake companies. The AP traced at least 50 aircraft back to the FBI, and identified more than 100 flights since late April orbiting both major cities and rural areas.

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Jenner reveals new name Caitlyn, breaks Twitter record

Jenner reveals new name Caitlyn, breaks Twitter record | Technoculture | Scoop.it

It became the fastest account to reach 1 million followers in four hours and three minutes according to Guinness World Records, besting U.S. President Barack Obama's verified @POTUS account that reached 1 million followers in five hours last month.

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Facebook now supports PGP to send you encrypted emails

Facebook now supports PGP to send you encrypted emails | Technoculture | Scoop.it

You can now instruct Facebook to encrypt every email it sends to you so nobody — not even the NSA — is likely to be able to read your messages anytime soon. All you have to do is import your public PGP key into your Facebook settings and you’re good to go.

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Mark Zuckerberg's daily hoodie & gray t-shirt work wear subtly conveys power

Mark Zuckerberg's daily hoodie & gray t-shirt work wear subtly conveys power | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Zuckerberg’s choices of a black or dark gray hoodie and his signature gray t-shirt are of muted tones—helping to draw attention to his eyes—which result in individuals focusing on his message.

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The internet pushes individual media use to more than 8 hours a day

The internet pushes individual media use to more than 8 hours a day | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Consumer internet use will increase 12 percent globally this year, helping drive average individual media consumption to more than eight hours a day, according to a new Media Consumption Forecasts report from ZenithOptimedia. As that trend continues, in 2017 the internet will account for 29 percent of the time people spend with media.

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UK police seek data access 'every two minutes'

UK police seek data access 'every two minutes' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

British police forces made 733,237 requests to view personal text, email, phone and web search data over a three-year period, according to a new report.

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Zombie Patriot Act will keep US spying — even if the original dies

Zombie Patriot Act will keep US spying — even if the original dies | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Forget the doomsday talk about American intelligence going blind. Thanks to back-door provisions and alternate collection schemes, U.S. spies won’t stop snooping.

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Bradley Horowitz says that Google Photos is Gmail for your images. And that Google Plus is not dead

Bradley Horowitz Says That Google Photos is Gmail for Your Images. And That Google Plus Is Not Dead... - Backchannel - Medium

Steven Levy interviews Google’s head of Streams, Photos and Sharing.

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Pixelated heartbreak: the unparalleled pain of a digital breakup

The Unparalleled Pain of a Digital Breakup - The Slice - Medium

Unlike his own words in our IRL interactions, the pixels didn’t lie.

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Watch this super fast robo-roach launch a robot bird

Watch this super fast robo-roach launch a robot bird | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Made by researchers at UC Berkeley, the X2-VelociRoach is the super-fast robot roach of your dreams (or nightmares). Oh, and it can launch other flying robots, too.

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Watch round-the-world solar plane taking off from Nanjing for Hawaii

The first round-the-world solar-powered flight took off from China on Sunday (May 31).

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Google's A.I. is training itself to count calories in food photos

Google's A.I. is training itself to count calories in food photos | Technoculture | Scoop.it

At this week's Rework Deep Learning Summit in Boston, Google research scientist Kevin Murphy unveiled a project that uses sophisticated deep learning algorithms to analyze a still photo of food, and estimate how many calories are on the plate.

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