‘Era of propaganda’: press freedom in decline says Reporters Without Borders

‘Era of propaganda’: press freedom in decline, says Reporters Without Borders By Agence France-Presse Decline of open debate was of particular concern in Latin America during 2015, says advocacy group, warning of increasing violence against journalists World press freedom deteriorated in 2015, especially in the…

Microsoft Wins Widespread Support in Privacy Clash With Government

Microsoft Wins Widespread Support in Privacy Clash With Government By Tom Spring Privacy advocates are cheering Microsoft’s lawsuit against the US government over data requests. April 15, 2016 at 08:22PM via Threatpost | The first stop for security news http://ift.tt/1SQoMLd

Smartypants: the fart-filtering future of underwear

Smartypants: the fart-filtering future of underwear By Oliver Wainwright We live in an age of undies innovation: from self-medicating bras to briefs that smell of breakfast or hide a weapon (and that’s not even a euphemism) Corsets and crinolines, boxers and bras … the history…

Subway photographer connects random photos to people’s social media profiles

Subway photographer connects random photos to people’s social media profiles By Rick Falkvinge Егор Цветков (Egor Tsvetkov), a photographer in Russia, has taken photos of random people on the subway and connected them to social media portraits and complete profiles using face matching technology. This…

WhatsApp Encryption A Good Start, But Far From a Security Cure-all

WhatsApp Encryption A Good Start, But Far From a Security Cure-all By Tom Spring Security experts cheer WhatsApp for making end-to-end encryption available to one billion consumers, but say more work needs to be done to protect digital communications. April 6, 2016 at 09:48PM via…