Ultrathin electronic tattoos for wearable computing

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering are using an off-the-shelf printer to develop robust, highly flexible, tattoo-like circuits for use in wearable computing. The low-cost process adds trace amounts of an electrically-conductive, liquid metal alloy to tattoo paper that adheres to human skin. These ultrathin tattoos can be applied easily with water, the […]

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Is your smartphone spying on you?

ome popular apps on your phone may be secretly taking screenshots of your activity and sending them to third parties, according to a new study by a team of Northeastern researchers. The researchers said this is particularly disturbing because these screenshots—and videos of your activity on the screen—could include usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and […]

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Detail scale of abuse from facebook

Facebook says it deleted or added warnings to about 29 million posts that broke its rules on hate speech, graphic violence, terrorism and sex, over the first three months of the year. It is the first time that the firm has published figuresdetailing the scale of efforts to enforce its rules. Facebook is developing artificial […]

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Passwords Exposed on Twitter network

Twitter’s 330 million users are being urged to change their passwords after some were exposed in plain text on its internal network. An error in the way the passwords were handled meant some were stored in easily readable form, said Twitter. The passwords should have been put through a procedure called “hashing” making them very […]

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Homework

If you watched every moment of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in front of Congress this week, you’ll know he rolled out one phrase an awful lot: “I’ll have my team get back to you.” Now some of these were bits of data Mr Zuckerberg simply didn’t have to hand – such as why a specific advertisement […]

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg faces second day of questions

Facebook’s chief is answering US politicians’ questions about the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal for a second day in Washington. During a testy early exchange, Mark Zuckerberg declined to give a commitment to change all users’ default privacy settings to collect the minimum amount of personal information. “This is a complex issue,” Mr Zuckerberg said. […]

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