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Looksery Changes Your Face In Real Time For Flattering Video Selfies

My eyes are brown. My face is round. But I don’t have to show you that. Looksery can give me beautiful baby blues and a chiseled jaw with just a few taps.


Report: iPhone Anti-Tracking Feature Only Works With Mobile Reception Off

Back at WWDC in June, Apple told the world that a new iOS 8 feature would stop marketers from spying on users through Wi-Fi. The feature is available now — but it turns out it only works if you turn off your GPS and disable your call signal, which isn’t quite as comprehensive as we may have thought.


What Animal Tracks Mean For You

Big ones, small ones, cute ones and dangerous ones. The outdoors is full of animals, but often the only way you’ll know they’re there is if you see the tracks they leave. Here’s how to identify them and use them to your advantage, even if you’re just a casual day hiker.


Would Real-Time Tracking Have Helped Missing Flight MH370?

The introduction of constant tracking of commercial aircraft during the whole journey has been raised by Malaysian authorities in a preliminary report into missing flight MH370.


Google Turns Today's Biggest Privacy Issue Into Weird Playmobil Video

Google wants you to know exactly how it deals with U.S. government requests for user data. That’s good! But the company wants to explain it to you with stop-motion wooden toys, like you’re some kind of three year old. That’s . . . weird.


Should We Really Be Tracking Our Children Like Wildlife?

Many New Yorkers are still mourning the news that the body of Avonte Oquendo, a non-verbal autistic boy, was found on the banks of the East River. To meet — and partially assuage — the grief, US Senator Charles Schumer has an idea: let’s put tracking chips on autistic children.


It's Insanely Cheap For US Police To Track Mobile Phones

At this point, nobody’s surprised to hear that US authorities can track mobile phones. But what you might not realise is just how easy and how incredibly cheap it is.


People Are More Scared Of Hacking Than Tracking

According to a November survey of 1,000 voters, people are more creeped out by the possibility of a person or group ascertaining their personal information, than the idea that someone might be following their online movements and habits.


NSA Also Tracks American Mobile Phones

If you’re an American abroad, the NSA could find out where you are right now, if they wanted to. According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the agency’s collecting five billion records a day on mobile phone locations around the world. Some of those are from “incidentally” domestic mobile phones.


Facebook Is Testing Software That Tracks Your Cursor's Every Move

When most people hear that Facebook upgrades are on the way, they’re probably not hoping for more tracking software. But according to a new Wall Street Journal report, that’s exactly what they’re going to get.


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