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The Ultimate Guide To Avoiding Australia's Data Retention Scheme

Happy Data Retention day! Greens Senator Scott Ludlam gave us all some great advice on what is being tracked by the Government’s metadata retention scheme, as well as a few basic ways to get around the legislation. This is the master class in dodging data retention from Pirate Party Australia members. Here’s how to get around metadata retention using everything from encrypted calls and messaging services on mobile and desktop platforms, using Tor and keeping your email safe.

Dodging Data Retention: How I Stop The Government From Spying On My Internet Traffic

Australia’s new data retention laws come into effect today, and a lot of people are looking for a way to keep their personal communications private. This is what I do to keep my mobile phone data, and the data from my PC and laptop at home, secure and encrypted and safe from unwanted surveillance from government or from any other interested party.

5 Cities With Driverless Public Buses On The Streets Right Now

Last week it was announced that the US will be getting its first driverless bus fleet in a Bay Area office park as soon as next year. But say you can’t wait that long. You want to see the future now. So why not hitch a ride to one of these cities where you can ride in a public, autonomous vehicle in 2015.

These New Emoji Are Perfect For The Olympics

You know you’ve been worried about how you’re going to express yourself during fencing matches at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Worry not! The Unicode Consortium has you covered with 29 new emoji being considered for release in June 2016.

What Happens When You Crack An Egg Into Liquid Nitrogen?

Video: There are something like a thousand ways to cook an egg, with each of them being just as delicious as the next. But what if you cooked an egg in liquid nitrogen? What would happen? From the looks of this video, it looks like the egg freezes into this chalky styrofoam texture that looks totally cool.

Amazing Video Turns Apollo Archive Photos To Life With Truly Stunning 3D Effects

Video:This is just awesome. Stop reading and start watching the video below. Tom Kucy used 3D effects and motion to bring the recently released photos from NASA’s Apollo Archive to life. The photos that document the most amazing feats of human history now feel like they’re moving videos. It is so completely awe-inspiring.

Kickstarter Bans Product For Not Existing

Kickstarter and vaporware go hand-in-hand, but as it turns out, there is a limit. That limit, apparently, is a laser-powered razor with no good prototype.

Every Space Agency Should Have Space Invader Art Like This At Its Entrance

Briefly: The entrance to the European Space Agency’s ESRIN Earth observation centre near Rome in Italy just got a little brighter, thanks to the French artist known as Invader.

The Placebo Effect Can Make You Enjoy The Same Old Video Games More

The weird and wonderful impacts of the placebo effect are well-documented for health treatments. But now a team of researchers has shown that it can help you enjoy a video game that you’re told has been updated — even when it’s exactly the same as it always was.

These Sorrowful Holdouts Remain In A Favela Outside The Rio Olympic Park

Brazilian officials have less than a year to prepare Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. We’ve already seen disturbing photos of the water sports site from the air and shore, but these images shows how dispossessed locals are living among the ruins of their former homes, right next to the future Olympic Park.

This Documentary About Sleep Paralysis Looks Absolutely Terrifying

The Nightmare takes on an issue that afflicts about 10% of the population, wherein night terrors feel very real.

Three Months After Learning To Ride A Mountain Bike, I Tackled The Best Trails In The World

My goal for this trip was “Don’t Die!” But, when you get the chance to ride the best trails in the world, with some of the best riders, what are you going to say? For me, it wasn’t going to be “no,” even though I wasn’t in shape and in no way a good enough rider.

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