Take the time to read this. Technocracy: We are All Prisoners of the Surveillance State:
We now find ourselves in the unenviable position of being monitored, managed and controlled by our technology, which answers not to us but to our government and corporate rulers.- - -
Consider that on any given day, the average American going about his daily business will be monitored, surveilled [sic], spied on and tracked in more than 20 different ways, by both government and corporate eyes and ears.
In the "Thank You, EU" Department, memes could become a punishable offense. BGR:
As Business Insider reports, Article 13 of the new EU Copyright Directive has been approved, and it could have a huge impact on the amount of potentially copyright-infringing content you see on sites like Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook.- - -
ZD Net: Is your brain analog or digital?
Credit: iStock / D3Damon via Medical Xpress
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Naked Security - iPhone pwned? Can iOS be unlocked without running out of attempts?
- - -...a security researcher known as Hacker Fantastic just published a video purporting to show a way that you can get more than 10 guesses at a locked iPhone’s PIN – without opening up the device or trying a physical bypass of the security hardware.
Ars Technia: The second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin is suing his family, his son, his former manager and just about everyone else.
[Aldrin's lawsuit] alleges that the family has taken advantage of the 88-year-old through a de facto guardianship.- - -
Ars Technia: If you have children playing Nintendo you need to read this and from Reddit, this.
...it seems hackers have found a way to insert indecent content into our children's games.- - -
[And] it seems to be an issue with users' profile pictures. The picture was changed several times over the course of my time patrolling, each picture being [graphic content].
PC World - Review and all the specs on Lenovo's Y730 laptop for gaming.
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Dark Reading.com: Email scam: pay the ransom or get infected with the WannaCry virus.
...the attackers don't really have the WannaCry malware in hand. "Simply put, it's a protection racket[."]
Not for the squeamish. Ars Technia: Selfies show worm slithered through woman’s face for 2 weeks.
... she noticed an unusual lump on her cheek, below her left eye. Five days later it was gone, but another had formed just above her left eye.- - -
To track the progress of her roving blemish, she took selfies.
We all wish we had more hours in the day, don't we? Well, there's always a day on Venus. Ars Technia:
Sunrise to sunrise (metaphorically speaking, given Venus’ cloud-choked atmosphere), a day there is about 117 Earth-days long.
Long days on Venus. Image: ©Planet-C