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WhatsApp, Gmail Roped into Tougher EU Privacy Proposal

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM — Online messaging and email services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail will face tough new rules on how they can track users under a proposal presented by

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SpaceX Completes Successful Rocket Launch

Private space exploration company SpaceX has conducted its first successful launch since the explosion of a rocket on the launchpad in September. SpaceX sent the rocket into space Saturday from

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New ALMA Radio Receivers May Find Water in Universe

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array or ALMA, in Chile, is a collection of some 66 radio telescope antennas that work together to provide astronomers to study some of the earliest

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Facebook says WhatsApp government snooping “backdoor” is “expected behavior”

A researcher has discovered a security backdoor that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages of over a billion users that use the WhatsApp

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Your private medical data is for sale – and it’s driving a business worth billions

Although information is anonymized, data miners and brokers can build up detailed dossiers on individual patients by cross-referencing with other sources. Your medical data is for sale – all of

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Physicists ‘squeeze’ light to cool below quantum limit

Researchers have demonstrated a new technique that could be used to cool objects to absolute zero which would allow quantum computers to compute without distortion. Physicists at the National Institute

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Quantum Leap: Researchers see the quantum future… literally

Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to “see” the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major achievement that

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Snowden: NSA ‘Unchained’ – Obama Grants Unprecedented Spy Powers

The Obama administration just handed even more power to the incoming Trump administration to invade the privacy of American citizens. The recent approval of new procedures for an existing executive

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Top Scientist Calls Out Nuclear & Climate Change Science

Freeman Dyson, revered in the ranks of Einstein, Hawking, Teller and Montgomery, warns scientists should be skeptical of Nuclear and Climate Change science. Freeman Dyson ranks in the upper echelon

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New Intel CPUs Have NSA Exploitable Secret Hidden Backdoor

New Intel CPUs come with a hidden backdoor that can allow hackers or the NSA to control your computer remotely even while PC is turned off Hardware security export Damien