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The Feds Already Have Your Face In A Database

Look to your left. Look to your right. Do you see two people? Congrats on being social today. One of those two people is probably included in the FBI’s massive facial recognition database. A new Georgetown report says there are 117 million Americans in the database. That’s about 50 per cent of the US population.

US Justice Department Claims It Can Enter A House And Demand Fingerprints To Unlock Everyone's Phones

Under the Fourth Amendment, Americans are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures, but according to one group of federal prosecutors, just being in the wrong house at the wrong time is cause enough to make every single person inside provide their fingerprints and unlock their phones.

Watch A Drone-Hunting Quadcopter Attack Its Prey

Now that everyone with a few hundred bucks to burn can become an amateur drone pilot, we’re seeing quadcopters buzzing all over the place, including places they’re not supposed to fly. That’s where the drone-hunting Airspace comes in. Like a bird of prey, it hunts down other flying drones and knocks them out of the air.

Tinder Somehow Found A Way To Be Even Creepier

Tinder, with its data-driven approach to romance, has always had a slightly creepy feel — it’s basically just a game to win, after all. But now, with a new feature called Smart Photos, the app has gone one step further in turning its users into human guinea pigs whose every swipe is catalogued and carefully tracked.

What Could Kim Kardashian's Robbers Learn From Her Social Media Posts?

Kim Kardashian was “bound and gagged” in a Paris hotel on Sunday evening while being held up at gunpoint by five armed men dressed as policemen. While the hotel itself is known for its discretion when hosting celebrities, one has to wonder exactly how the thieves tracked down Kardashian’s exact location. The Kardashians have publicly expressed anxiety that Snapchat could be revealing their locations in the past.

Facebook Protects Your Privacy, Just Look

Facebook, the company that collects as much of your intimate information as it can in order to make money from advertisers, wants you think it protects your privacy.

Now Everyone Can Use The Most Secure Messenger On Desktop

Signal already offers the best way to send secure and privacy conscious messages on Android and iOS, and now, an update offers everyone the opportunity to use Signal on the desktop.

Your Instagram Stories Are Public 

Instagram did such a good job of completely ripping off Snapchat’s stories feature that you might think the two features work exactly the same. Well, I’ve got some bad news for you: Your Instagram stories are totally public.

What To Do With Your Hacked Yahoo Account

Yahoo just announced that it was the victim of a devastating state-sponsored hack that resulted in the personal data of half a billion users being breached. If you’re a Yahoo user, your account may have been comprised.

British Defence Giant Offers Tactical Spy Garbage Bins To American Cops

While most of us eventually stop playing spies, American police departments have found it increasingly tough to grow up, using military-developed surveillance equipment for crimes as minor as 911 hangups in recent years. Sensing an opportunity, defence contractors apparently stepped in to fulfil the demand, as demonstrated by a newly leaked 2014 product catalogue from British defence firm Cobham.

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