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Facing the Future of Surveillance
Facial recognition is a highly invasive and dangerous surveillance technology. It’s already being used broadly by the government, but no rules limit its use. It's time to change that.
surveillance  ethics  government  privacy  facial  recognition 
6 days ago
New Facial Recognition Bipartisan Bill Makes its Way to Congress
A new bipartisan facial recognition bill headed by Brian Schatz (D) and Roy Blunt is presented to Congress; it would limit use of commercial use of facial recognition technologies to track customers.
facial  recognition  congress 
6 days ago
Facial recognition software under fire; PennDOT’s been using it for years | TribLIVE.com
You may not know whether you have a double in Pennsylvania. But if you’re applying for a driver’s license or a state photo identification, PennDOT will let you know. The agency uses facial recognition software, as do dozens of other agencies across the nation. Images of each of the 10.1
pennsylvania  facial  recognition  judicial  process  penndot  driver's  license 
6 days ago
Raspberry Pi 4 Review: The New Gold Standard for Single-Board Computing - Tom's Hardware
A must-buy for makers, hobbyists and tech enthusiasts everywhere, the Raspberry Pi 4 features a faster processor, more RAM and 4K video output.
raspberrypi 
8 days ago
How to Run Raspberry Pi 4 or 3 Off an SSD or Flash Drive
You can achieve faster storage speeds on a Raspberry Pi by putting your programs on an external drive. Here's how.
raspberrypi 
8 days ago
Tested: 10 Raspberry Pi 4 USB-C Cables That Work
We tested more than a dozen USB-C cables and found that most will power the Pi 4.
raspberrypi 
8 days ago
Hackers’ Latest Target: School Districts - The New York Times
Schools handle a lot of personal data and may not have strong technology teams, leaving them vulnerable to attacks, experts say.
school  students  privacy  hacking  cybersecurity 
19 days ago
Learn About Shielded Ethernet Cables: Pros, Cons And Cost
Learn about shielded Ethernet cables: why they’re appropriate in busy commercial environments, but usually unnecessary in homes or small businesses.
ethernet  cable  shielded  unshielded  cables  guide 
24 days ago
Google's data collection drives some consumers away - The Washington Post
To take back control of their online data, a hearty few are trying to eliminate all things Google. It's no easy task — Google has the most popular search engine, browser and mapping software. What it takes to be a never-Googler.
google  privacy  data  advertising  tracking  trackers 
24 days ago
300 Californian Cities Secretly Have Access to Palantir - VICE
Company contracts with a fusion center reveal that nearly 8 million people in northern California are subject to Palantir surveillance tools, a Motherboard investigation finds.
surveillance  police  california  privacy  palantir 
4 weeks ago
Revealed: This Is Palantir’s Top-Secret User Manual for Cops - VICE
Motherboard obtained a Palantir user manual through a public records request, and it gives unprecedented insight into how the company logs and tracks individuals.
surveillance  police  palantir  privacy  data-privacy  government 
4 weeks ago
BBC Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four - Is there a spy in your pocket?
What can be done about the potential spyware in all of our pockets?
cell  phone  hacking  privacy  malware  nso  group 
7 weeks ago
The mindfulness conspiracy | Life and style | The Guardian
The long read: It is sold as a force that can help us cope with the ravages of capitalism, but with its inward focus, mindful meditation may be the enemy of activism
mindfulness  meditation  health&  wellbeing  happiness  kabat-zinn 
9 weeks ago
Download Unihertz Stock ROM Firmware | Root My Device
Download Unihertz Stock ROM firmware and flash it in your Android device using a Flash tool to get back the native Android experience again.
unigertz  atom  stock  rome 
9 weeks ago
Customizing Pop-Ups with HTML — Help Center
Customize pop-up information window styling with HTML.
hover  popup  clickable\ 
9 weeks ago
Former Bush counsel Richard Painter: If Democrats don't impeach, "they risk losing to Donald Trump" | Salon.com
Longtime Republican lawyer on Mueller's mysteries, Bill Barr's disgrace and why the Democrats must not wait
impeachment  democrats  collaborattion  russia 
10 weeks ago
Ditch the GPS. It’s ruining your brain. - The Washington Post
Brain behavior changes when people rely on turn-by-turn directions.
gps  navigation  hippocampus  alzheimer's 
10 weeks ago
Joe Biden stirs anger by backing 40-year-old 'discriminatory' abortion law | US news | The Guardian
Campaign confirms Biden still supports the Hyde amendment, a law that bars the government from paying for abortion services
biden  abortion  hyde  amendment 
10 weeks ago
Six Simple Barre Stretches to Try on Vacation - The New York Times
No matter where you are in the world, you can always find something to lean on so you can stretch your muscles.
exercise  stretching  barre 
10 weeks ago
A devastating analysis of the tax cut shows it’s done virtually no economic good - Los Angeles Times
The Congressional Research Service says claims that the tax cut would turbocharge the economy were a scam.
2017  tax  cut  dividends  congressional  research  service 
11 weeks ago
The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American: Andrew L Seidel, Dan Barker, Susan Jacoby: 9781454933274: Amazon.com: Books
The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American [Andrew L Seidel, Dan Barker, Susan Jacoby] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <DIV><B>Do “In God We Trust, ” the Declaration of Independence, and other historical “evidence” prove that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles? Are the Ten Commandments the basis for American law? A constitutional attorney dives into the debate about religion’s role in America’s founding.</B><br />  <br /> In today’s contentious political climate
bible  god  constitution  christian  nation 
11 weeks ago
Demolishing the right's "Founding Myth": America was never a "Christian nation" | Salon.com
Author Andrew Seidel on America and the Bible: A country built on rebellion and a book built on obedience
bible  god  constitution  christian  nation 
11 weeks ago
US Department of Energy is now referring to fossil fuels as “freedom gas” | Ars Technica
The Department of Energy is on its path to "energy dominance" with bizarre re-branding.
freedom  gas  molecules  of  US  department  energy  rick  perry 
11 weeks ago
7 Top Secret Features of the Free VLC Media Player
VLC should be your media player of choice. The cross-platform tool has a bag full of secret features you can use right now.
vlc 
11 weeks ago
Automotive News - Car Reviews - Cars For Sale - WHEELS.ca
Get the latest automotive news: car reviews & comparisons, car maintenance & driving tips from Wheels.ca. Compare new car prices & search cars for sale.
wheels.ca  howto  auto  repair 
11 weeks ago
Happy ever after: 25 ways to live well into old age | Life and style | The Guardian
Determined to enjoy longer and healthier lives, two women researched the science to find the key. Here, they share what they discovered
age  ageing  health  fitness  the  well  project 
11 weeks ago
How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a Former Insider
I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as a Design Ethicist at Google caring about how to design things in a way that…
psychology  design  hijack  google  advertising 
11 weeks ago
Unihertz Atom | Small, rugged, fully featured
r/unihertzatom: This is the subreddit for the Atom, the latest tiny smartphone from Unihertz!
unihertz  atom  reddit 
11 weeks ago
Download Unihertz USB Drivers For All Models | Root My Device
Download Unihertz USB drivers given here, install it in your computer and connect your device to PC or Laptop computer successfully.
unihertz  atom  usb  drivers 
11 weeks ago
In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc - The New York Times
American cities are being hijacked with an N.S.A. cyberweapon that has already done billions of dollars in damage overseas. The N.S.A. will say nothing.
hacker  nsa  eternalblue  microsoft  ransomware  Cyber  Geneva  Convention 
11 weeks ago
Bona Mop Review 2018
The best mop is the Swedish Bona mop, which covers more surface area than a Swiffer and is environmentally friendly, too.
clean  cleaner  mop  bona  swedish  swiffer 
11 weeks ago
The Best Glass and Window Cleaner 2017: NoStreek Glass Wax
The best glass and window cleaner is NoStreek Glass Wax, which gets rid of grime and dirt in one easy wipe.
clean  cleaner  glass  windows 
11 weeks ago
The 21 Best Natural House Cleaning Products 2019
To guide us through a cleaning-supply shopping spree, we consulted a bunch of experts on which natural cleaning products are actually healthier for our homes and the planet including Bon Ami, Dr. Bronner’s, Ecos, and more.
clean  vinegar  natural  organic  healthy  strategist  new  york  magazine  sponge 
11 weeks ago
Healthcare providers -- not hackers -- leak more of your data -- ScienceDaily
New research found that more than half of the recent personal health information, or PHI, data breaches were because of internal issues with medical providers -- not because of hackers or external parties.
privacy  issues  phi  medical  breaches  hospitals 
12 weeks ago
On Facebook and Twitter your privacy is at risk -- even if you don't have an account, study finds: Identity and actions can be predicted from friends -- undermining idea of 'individual choice' on social media -- ScienceDaily
New research shows that on social media, like Facebook, privacy can be at risk, even if a person doesn't have an account. Scientists demonstrated that a person's identity and actions can be predicted from their friend's posts and writings online.
privacy  facebook  friends  twitter  non-members 
12 weeks ago
Houseplants Cut Indoor Ozone -- ScienceDaily
Ozone, the main component of air pollution, or smog is most often associated with outdoor air but it also infiltrates indoor environments like homes and offices and with people in industrialized countries spending as much of 80 percent to 90 percent of their time indoors, eliminating ozone is a health priority. University researchers studied the effects of three common houseplants on reducing ozone concentrations in a simulated indoor environment and found positive results.
air  pollution  plants  ozone 
12 weeks ago
How to Choose an Air Purifier to remove Traffic Pollutants
Meta Description Howtochooseanairpurifiertoremovetrafficpollutants
air  filters  pollution  gases  five  changes  an  hour  activated  carbon 
12 weeks ago
The Furnace and Air Conditioner Filters We Would Buy: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company
We help you pick the right filter for your HVAC system and tell you what those MERV numbers mean. Read on for our furnace and AC filter guide.
fjg  hvac  filter 
12 weeks ago
As air pollution increases in some US cities, the Trump administration is weakening clean air regulations
Air quality in the US has improved greatly since 1990, but a new report finds progress stalling in some cities. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is rolling back air pollution controls.
air  pollution  death 
12 weeks ago
Selling Ting customer location data for marketing – Ting Help Center
Hello, I recently found out that cell carriers sell access to customers location data to other organizations for marketing purposes. Can...
ting  privacy  selling  location  data  marketing 
12 weeks ago
If You Drive in Traffic, You Need to Protect Your Lungs
Follow our healthy safe tips and read our review of Bosch's HEPA cabin air filter so that you and your passengers can breathe easier whens stuck in traffic.
hepa  car  cabin  filter  pollution  air 
may 2019
Opinion | The Privacy Project - The New York Times
The New York Times is launching an ongoing examination of privacy. We’ll dig into the ideas, history and future of how our information navigates the digital ecosystem and what’s at stake.
nytimes  new  york  times  privacy  project  homepage 
may 2019
Smart Air Filters - Cost-Effective Air Purifiers, Backed By Data
No-nonsense, data-backed and effective air purifiers, by Smart Air. Forget the marketing hype, know the real cost of clean air and how protect yourself from air pollution
smart  air  pollution  hepa  environment  china 
may 2019
Particle Counting
1. How to make a filter for 166 RMB. 2. Tests showing that the DIY Cannon removes as much particulate as an IQ Air. 3. Live demonstration.
air  pollution  china  hepa  diy 
may 2019
Amazon.com: Vornado VFAN Sr. Vintage Air Circulator Fan, Green: Home & Kitchen
Buy Vornado VFAN Sr. Vintage Air Circulator Fan, Green: Table Fans - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases
fan  vornado 
may 2019
How to Make a DIY Air Purifier - Smart Air Filters
Simple instructions for how to make a simple DIY air purifier to cut PM2.5 air pollution in your home--plus actual test data showing the DIY filter works.
diy  hepa  air  fliter  pollution  environment 
may 2019
Life in a Toxic Country - The New York Times
My wife and I worry about how China’s bad air and food will affect our child.
air  pollution  china  hepa  food 
may 2019
Revealed: air pollution may be damaging 'every organ in the body' | Environment | The Guardian
Exclusive: Comprehensive analysis finds harm from head to toe, including dementia, heart and lung disease, fertility problems and reduced intelligence
air  health  pollution  environment  dementia  mental 
may 2019
How you and your government can tackle air pollution | Environment | The Guardian
From walking more to reducing waste, here’s what you can do to make a difference
air  pollution  protection 
may 2019
Cyclists 'exposed to less air pollution than drivers' on busy routes | Environment | The Guardian
Study shows people in cars and buses spend longer in toxic air, as do walkers on main roads
bicycle  health  air  pollution  environment 
may 2019
8 Stock Android Apps You Should Replace With These Alternatives
Unhappy with the stock apps that come with stock Android? Here are excellent replacements for Messages, Phone, Gmail, Camera, and more.
google  replacement  app  suggestions 
may 2019
DuckDuckGo Blog
Raising the standard of trust online.
privacy  browser  DuckDuckGo  search  tracking 
may 2019
Measuring the Filter Bubble: How Google is influencing what you click
Does Google show you different search results based on your personal info, even when signed out and in so-called incognito mode? We ran a study to find out.
google  privacy  search  filter  bubble  data  anonymity  internet 
may 2019
The Ultimate Guide to Using Android Without Google « Android :: Gadget Hacks
There have been some concerns with Google when it comes to how much personal information they track and all the things know about us. Of course, that's what makes Google services so useful, though — they can use that information to cater to each of us individually based on our account activity. It serves a purpose, but it can also cause a stir when it comes to personal data security all the same.
android  google  replacement  apps  privacy 
may 2019
How to Completely Banish Google from Your Android Experience « Android :: Gadget Hacks
Update (February 2019): The methods below will help on older Android versions, but we've recently revisited this topic. So if you have a newer Android phone and you want to get rid of Google, head here.
android  google  replacement  privacy 
may 2019
Privacy & Security « Gadget Hacks
Wonder How To is your guide to free how to videos on the Web. Search, Browse and Discover the best how to videos across the web using the largest how to video index on the web. Watch the best online video instructions, tutorials, &amp; How-Tos for free. Have your own how to videos? Submit them to share with the world.
privacy  hacks  google  online  threats 
may 2019
Center for Humane Technology: Realigning Technology with Humanity
We are a nonprofit addressing the harmful extractive attention economy by inspiring a new race to build Humane Technology that aligns with humanity.
design  ethics  technology  Humane  google  james  williams 
may 2019
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