Private Internet Access implores Representative Crow to protect internet privacy by voting “NO” on H.R. 6172

Private Internet Access implores Representative Crow to protect internet privacy by voting “NO” on H.R. 6172

Private Internet Access implores you to vote “NO” on H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020 which would extend and expand the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to allow access to internet history without a warrant.

London Underground wi-fi data collection 'has huge potential'

London Underground wi-fi data collection 'has huge potential'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption TfL said by using the data it could get a more accurate understanding of how crowding develops For example, it could help it deploy staff to certain busy areas or even put poster sites or retail units on the most popular routes.

London Underground to start tracking all phones using Wi-Fi starting in July

London Underground to start tracking all phones using Wi-Fi starting in July

Wi-Fi access points across 260 of the capital’s stations will track customers using their phones’ MAC addresses, which will allow TfL to see the routes they take through the network as well as through individual stations as they move from platform to platform.

Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata

Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata

Here's a close-up: While this only proves that Revere was a highly connected individual, a bridge between various social circles, that would have made him a person of interest at the very least, and all the crown needed was a little bit of metadata to know precisely who to target for a deeper investigation.

You May Have Forgotten Foursquare, but It Didn’t Forget You

You May Have Forgotten Foursquare, but It Didn’t Forget You

“Harry spends a lot of time in Midtown, sometimes goes to parks, and rides the subway,” Crowley says, looking over the data Foursquare has assembled from the person’s use of popular apps and geotagging services.

As Phones Get Harder to Hack, Zero Day Vendors Hunt for Router Exploits

As Phones Get Harder to Hack, Zero Day Vendors Hunt for Router Exploits

Image: Seth Laupus/Motherboard On Thursday, Crowdfense, a company that buys zero day exploits from researchers and then sells them to government agencies, announced it is now offering a total of $15 million to hackers who have particular exploits for sale.

Worried about being bugged? Don’t keep your phone in the microwave

Worried about being bugged? Don’t keep your phone in the microwave

We have all had conversations that made us want to destroy our phones in rage, but that is not why Theresa May’s nemesis, the Brexiter MP Steve Baker, apparently put his in the microwave.

Singapore wants to add face-recognition surveillance to 110,000 lamp posts

Singapore wants to add face-recognition surveillance to 110,000 lamp posts

GovTech, the Singapore government agency in charge of the program, is reportedly still looking for the right technology, but wants to begin piloting the program next year as part of a broader “Smart Nation” plan that uses cutting-edge tech to “improve people’s lives.”

AmazonBasics Microwave review: Alexa makes you popcorn, orders more in this compact, affordable microwave

AmazonBasics Microwave review: Alexa makes you popcorn, orders more in this compact, affordable microwave

For $60, you can buy this AmazonBasics Microwave and find out what it's like to say, "Alexa, microwave 3 ounces of popcorn." Spoiler: It feels pretty natural. Saying "Alexa, microwave for 2 minutes," or "Alexa, stop cooking" feels like the way we should have been using microwaves all along.

ZeroPhone Is “Coming Soon”: A Raspberry Pi-Based, Linux-Powered Phone For Just $50

ZeroPhone Is “Coming Soon”: A Raspberry Pi-Based, Linux-Powered Phone For Just $50

ZeroPhone is a Raspberry Pi-based, open-source, Linux-powered handset that has been launched as a project on Crowd Supply; we’ve already told you about the phone in the past. What makes ZeroPhone stand apart from the other conventionally available smartphones is the presence of a mini-HDMI port and a full-size USB 2.0 port.