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Entries by Betsy Isaacson from 07/2013

AT&T Wants To Invent Self-Destructing Email

Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology

AT&T's patent application for "self-destructing e-mail" went public late last month, revealing the company wants to give people more control over thei...

55 Charts That Prove Governments Are Increasingly Censoring Your Internet

Posted 07.03.2013 | Technology

Since 2009, Google has been lauded for publishing "transparency reports" on government requests to take information offline. Each time a government of...

Google Glass Captures Arrest On Camera, Sparks Controversy

Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology

Documentary filmmaker Chris Barrett has captured what may have been the first arrest ever to be recorded on Google Glass. Barrett was on a New Jers...

Immersion, An MIT Media Lab Creation, Uses Email Metadata To Map Your Connections

Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology

A new program developed by students at the MIT Media Lab uses your email's metadata to create a visual bubble map of your connections to others, based...

The Best Thing About Hulu Might Vanish Once Someone Buys It, Suggests Former Disney CEO (UPDATE)

Posted 07.11.2013 | Technology

For most of 2013, ABC, NBC and Fox, the three co-owners of Hulu, have been trying to sell off the popular online television streaming service. But the...

Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde Promotes Hemlis, A Spy-Proof Text Messaging App

Posted 07.11.2013 | Technology

Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde and fellow privacy advocates Leif Högberg and Linus Olsson posted a video to YouTube this week teasing the release ...

Jammie Thomas-Rasset, Infamous Filesharer Sued By RIAA, Refuses To Work For RIAA To Settle Her Debt

Posted 07.12.2013 | Technology

A well-known Internet "pirate" is taking a stand against the trade group known for hunting down and fining people for illegally downloading music. ...

Serval Mesh Founders Aim To Create Disaster-Proof Mobile Network

Posted 07.16.2013 | Technology

Several Australian telecommunications researchers have started taking steps to build a disaster-proof mobile network and are looking for more funding ...

Scent Camera Called Madeleine Stores Memories As Tiny Perfume Capsules

Posted 07.16.2013 | Technology

For her masters degree at London's Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, artist Amy Radcliffe invented a camera that records scents instea...

'Neural Dust,' Implanted In Brain, May Let Minds Meld With Machines

Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology

Earlier this month, five researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, put out a paper discussing the possible development of mind-reading "n...

Nikola Tesla Exhibit Showcases Edison's Great Rival At The New York Hall Of Science

Posted 07.18.2013 | Technology

In the battle for enduring fame, sometimes the more interesting story belongs to the guy who came in second. Thomas Edison's name is known to every Am...

Facial Recognition Systems Turn Your Face Into Your Credit Card, PIN, Password

Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology

Earlier this week, Finnish startup Uniqul released a YouTube video advertising its pay-by-face authentication system. In Uniqul's imagined future,...

Documentary 'Terms And Conditions May Apply' Airs Confrontation With Mark Zuckerberg

Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced privacy snafus before, usually involving his users, but now the CEO is dealing with a breach in which he's the ...

Artist Nickolay Lamm Shows What Wi-Fi Looks Like

Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology

What if you could see Wi-Fi? That's the question asked by Nickolay Lamm, a researcher and artist. His latest photo set, up on MyDeals.com, illustr...

Sand Dune Is About To Bury Fictional Star Wars City -- And Scientists Are Thrilled

Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology

Built in the sands of the windy Tunisian desert, Mos Espa is a fictional city used in filming "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace." But the remot...

Wi-Fiが目で見えたら:想像の風景画

Posted 07.24.2013 | Japan

Wi-Fiの電波が目に見えるものだったら、世界はどんなふうに見えるだろうか?こんな問いを投げかけたのは、米国の研究者でアーティストのニコライ・ラム氏だ。同氏は、Wi-Fiの電波を半透明で虹色の波形として表現した画像を、「MyDeals.com」のサイトで公開している。

U.S. Internet Speed Slows Compared To Other Countries: Report

Posted 07.24.2013 | Technology

Compared with other tech-savvy nations, Internet service in the U.S. is overpriced and slow. According to a "State of the Internet" report recently pu...

3D-Printed Rifle Fires First Shot On YouTube (VIDEO)

Posted 07.25.2013 | Technology

A YouTube video posted yesterday shows what is likely the world's first 3D-printed rifle in action. The gun, shown in the video above, looks less t...

Apple Responds To iPhone Electrocutions By Telling Customers To Use Apple Chargers

Posted 07.25.2013 | Technology

Apple posted instructions for telling a real Apple iPhone charger from copies on its Chinese website Thursday after two people were electrocuted, one ...

7 Ways Your Next Password Will Be Part Of Your Body

Posted 07.26.2013 | Technology

Passwords are our default method of securing digital privacy -- but they aren't very secure. Criminals can pick up passwords easily, Wired's Matthe...

Man Suspected Of Using Twitter To Threaten Feminist With Rape Arrested In Britain

Posted 07.29.2013 | Technology

British police have arrested a 21-year-old man suspected of posting rape threats on Twitter. The man arrested on Sunday appears to be part of a Twi...

7 Fascinating Maps Of The Internet

Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology

It may seem like the Internet is too enormous to try and map, but over the past few years, several parties have tried. In the gallery below, the Hu...

Google's Net Neutrality Stance Undermined By Google Fiber's Terms Of Service

Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology

Google has positioned itself as a champion of Net Neutrality, the idea that Internet service providers should be transparent and should not discrimina...