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US Airport Is Counting Mobile Phones To Predict TSA Wait Times

If you’re passing through security at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, do everyone a favour and make sure you have your phone’s Wi-Fi or Bluetooth turned on. Sure, it might be a teensy bit of a battery suck — but it will also help tell everyone around you just how long they will be spending in airport security hell.


How To Make Sure You're Visiting The Real iCloud Page

Following yet more privacy concerns over iCloud, Apple has decided to spell out very clearly how to ensure you’re visiting the genuine iCloud page. Here’s what you need to know.


You Can Now Protect Your Google Accounts With A Physical Key

Two-step authentication is super important. It’s also super annoying. To ease the pain — and make logins even more secure — Google will now let you use a USB security key to verify yourself instead of having a code sent to your phone.


Hackers Roamed Around JPMorgan Chase's Financial Records For Two Months

Earlier this month, approximate 76 million households — or roughly half of the households in America — were unhappy to hear their JPMorgan Chase accounts had been compromised. Those 76 million households will be equally unhappy to learn that the hackers who broke in were wandering around the bank’s servers for two months. Two whole months!


Why The FBI Director Is Wrong About Encryption

FBI Director James Comey gave a speech reiterating the FBI’s nearly 20-year-old talking points about why it wants to reduce the security in your devices rather than help you increase it. Here’s the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s response.


5 Ways To Hide From Common Surveillance Tech

We may not be in a total surveillance state yet, but thanks to the FBI’s insane new facial recognition system, a 1984-esque reality doesn’t seem quite so far away. Fortunately, scientists and designers alike are hard at work building counter surveillance solutions to ease (and hide) our worried minds.


The Best New Android Feature Is A Smarter Lock Screen

Brand new design, better battery life, seamless device switching! The newest version of Android brings a lot to the table, but its best feature is a little further under the surface: Smart lock screens that will let you be super secure without ever entering a PIN again.


Malware Attacks On ATMs Are Here To Stay

Earlier this month it came to light that ATM malware was being used to extort large quantities of cash from banks. Now, Krebs on Security reports that such techniques are on the rise — and here to stay too.


Report: Chinese Authorities Are Now Targeting iCloud Users

Right on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch, Chinese authorities are now reportedly extending the Great Firewall to include iCloud services. That includes the iMessages, Contacts and Photos of any of its citizens that own an iPhone. In other words, China’s government could be tracking their every move.


How To Find Long-Lost Passwords Hiding In Your Browser

Wait just a second before clicking that ‘Forgot password?’ link — chances are that your browser has your password stored somewhere in the depths of its memory. Head to your browser’s cache of login details if you can’t recall your credentials, or you’re signing in on a new device altogether.


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