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DUI Checkpoint Refusal

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Facebook “flaw” lets anyone see your private photos

Facebook “flaw” lets anyone see your private photos

Features in Facebook give users access to personal, private and hidden photos that would normally be hidden from view. The flaw, spotted by members of a body building forum, no less, allows Facebook users to access photos revealed by the report abuse tool. This flaw appears to expose private photos of any person on Facebook. We tried this out for [...]

“Judge” beats disabled daughter for using the Internet

A YouTube video posted by a person who claims to be Hillary Adams, daughter of Aransas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams shows a video of a man said to be Judge Williams viciously beating her as a teenager in 2004 (in the video, her age is given as 16). The accompanying text states... Aransas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams took a [...]

Online hackers threaten to expose cartel’s secrets

The person reportedly kidnapped is not named, and the video does not share information about the kidnapping other than that it occurred in the Mexican state of Veracruz during a street protest. An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will [...]

What reward does your brain actually seek?

Dopamine does a lot of things, but you're probably most familiar with it as the chemical your brain uses as a sort-of system of in-game gold coins. You earn the reward for certain behaviors, usually "lizard-brain" type stuff... eating a bowl of pudding, for instance, or finally making out with that cute person you've had your eye on. And, as [...]

Why poor people support tax breaks for the rich?

Why poor people support tax breaks for the rich?

Why do lower middle-class and working class Americans support tax breaks for the rich? New research suggests it might not be about aspirations—i.e., "Maybe I could be rich someday." Instead, says the Economist, people are more concerned with how social programs and wealth distribution might help people worse off than them become better off than [...]

Best iFixit teardown ever: FBI tracking bug

Best iFixit teardown ever: FBI tracking bug

Ifixit and Wired got together to do a teardown of an FBI tracking gadget: "The device was loaned to us by a person who found the device on their car, and is similar to the one Yasir Afifi recently found underneath his own vehicle. The hand-assembled device is comprised of a GPS unit for receiving the car's position, an RF transmitter for [...]

Why “this is fun” is 10x more secure a password than “J4S!2″

Why “this is fun” is 10x more secure a password than “J4S!2″

Security companies and IT people constantly tells us that we should use complex and difficult passwords. This is bad advice, because you can actually make usable, easy to remember and highly secure passwords. In fact, usable passwords are often far better than complex ones. So let's dive into the world of passwords, and look at what makes a [...]

App called “Creepy” pinpoints people’s location based on their social networking activity

App called “Creepy” pinpoints people’s location based on their social networking activity

The creator of Creepy, Yiannis Kakavas, calls his application a "geolocation information aggregator." It analyzes a person's tweets, Facebook posts, and Flickr stream to generate a map of where that person is and where he or she goes. You can enter a Twitter or Flickr username into the software's interface, or use the in-built search utility [...]

iZombie: snappy, sassy supernatural comic

iZombie: snappy, sassy supernatural comic

iZombie: Dead to the World is the first collection of Chris Roberson and Michael Allred's smart, sassy supernatural thriller comic about a crime-solving zombie gravedigger and her cadre of supernatural pals. Gwen Dylan, the titular zombie, is an attractive, twentysomething artist who can't remember how she ended up dead (or undead), but she's [...]

Fraunhofer cracks iPhone password in 6 minutes, exposes stored passwords

"What’s the one thing that could make losing your iPhone worse? If the person who happens to find your AWOL iPhone knows exactly what they’re doing. In a two-minute video clip published by German engineering firm Fraunhofer, the company demonstrates how an iPhone’s password security can be rendered completely moot. The demonstration [...]

Verizon Finally Lands the iPhone

Verizon Finally Lands the iPhone

Why would anyone buy an iPhone on Verizon, especially with dual core android phones coming out? The largest U.S. wireless carrier will make the long-awaited announcement at an event Tuesday in New York City, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. The move will for the first time let U.S. consumers choose the network that carries their [...]

Ron Paul’s Anti-TSA Legislation

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$2K bounty for free/open Kinect drivers (Microsoft thinks this is illegal!)

$2K bounty for free/open Kinect drivers (Microsoft thinks this is illegal!)

Microsoft has just released its Kinect camera, a USB device that allows you to control your computer with gestures. It incorporates a motorized pivot, an RGB camera, depth-sensor and multi-array microphone "which provides full-body 3D motion capture, facial recognition, and voice recognition capabilities." The Adafruit Industries people are [...]

TSA warning poster upsets aircraft photographers

TSA warning poster upsets aircraft photographers

Carlos Miller reports that there's a new TSA poster which seems to suggest that people who photograph airplanes are suspicious. The TSA blog has responded saying that 1) the poster isn't new and 2) the pictures on the poster just show general things which happen around airports and are not meant to cast photographers as [...]

Watching is a crime?

Watching is a crime?

The resisting-arrest conviction last week of Felicia Gibson has left a lot of people wondering. Can a person be charged with resisting arrest while observing a traffic stop from his or her own front porch? Salisbury Police Officer Mark Hunter thought so, and last week District Court Judge Beth Dixon agreed. Because Gibson did not at first [...]