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Posts Tagged ‘Wired’

The risk of using apps that access your Gmail account

The risk of using apps that access your Gmail account

Andy Baio, in an opinion piece for Wired News... "Since Gmail added oAuth support in March 2010, an increasing number of startups are asking for a perpetual, silent window into your inbox. I’m concerned oAuth, while hugely convenient for both developers and users, may be paving the way for an inevitable privacy meltdown." Source

John Landis: Monsters In The Movies

John Landis: Monsters In The Movies

Filmmaker John Landis, director of the classic An American Werewolf in London and a slew of other great films, is a connoisseur of monster movies. In fact, he has just written a history book on the subject, titled Monsters In The Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares, with chapters on vampires, werewolves, space monsters, and, yes, zombies, [...]

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 [...]

Kevin Kelly’s WHAT TECHNOLOGY WANTS: how technology changes us and vice-versa

Kevin Kelly’s WHAT TECHNOLOGY WANTS: how technology changes us and vice-versa

Kevin Kelly's What Technology Wants is an inspiring, provocative and sweeping account of how our world works and where it's going. Kelly is one of the great technology thinkers, an old Whole Earth editor and co-founder of Wired, an extraordinary photographer, a technology refusenik, and a truly great writer. Kelly's central thesis is [...]