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Science and Technology

Facebook use: less is more (for me)

Facebook has a long track record and sordid history of abusing their users’ trust and privacy, including the most recent and egregious cases currently making headlines with Cambridge Analytica as well as election meddling in the US and Britain. As if that wasn’t enough, it then came to light that they have also been tracking and storing users’ phone call and text message data, including “who contacted whom, what time, […]

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Virtuix Omni

Check out this virtual reality treadmill, perfect for that sedentary gamer in your life. Strap on your Oculus Rift (and your safety belt) and video games become an immersive experience as you walk or run through them.

This huge accessory will set you back about $500. Unless you’re one of the early backers, you’ll have to wait until September to re-arrange the furniture around this beast.

Beware of CryptoLocker Malware

There’s a new nasty little piece of malware, CryptoLocker, that you should be aware of. CryptoLocker hides in an email attachment with an embedded executable file. When the attachment is opened, the malware encrypts your files, so although your computer still functions normally, you can’t access your personal files. To regain access to all of your files, you have to pay a ransom. That’s right. Ransom. According to Chester Wisniewski, […]

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