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Security firm claims Apple was storing ‘deleted’ Safari browsing data in iCloud

Security firm claims Apple was storing ‘deleted’ Safari browsing data in iCloud A Russian cybersecurity company has claimed that it can retrieve “deleted” Safari browsing data from iCloud.Elcomsoft, based in Moscow, which makes forensics software, said that it’s possible to find a list of your supposedly deleted Safari browsing habits stored in iCloud for over a year.

96 percent of the world’s genetic data is from white people. Here’s how we change that

96 percent of the world’s genetic data is from white people. Here’s how we change that “There are more than 3 billion people who do not contribute sufficient genomic data.” The caucasian-centric genomics data that presently makes up the bulk of available data isn’t a conspiracy.

Secret agents may yet get their self-destructing phone

Secret agents may yet get their self-destructing phone Self-destructing gadgets needn’t be the preserve of secret agents in spy flicks and Galaxy Note 7 owners, at least, that’s the message from a team of researchers in Saudi Arabia.The device comprises a polymer layer that rapidly expands to up to seven times its original size when heated to anything above 80 degrees C.

Apple fixed a bug that accidentally kept your cleared browsing data on iCloud

Apple fixed a bug that accidentally kept your cleared browsing data on iCloud Apple has fixed a bug that was inadvertently storing users' cleared browsing history on iCloud.Vladimir Katalov, CEO of security firm ElcomSoft, recently told Forbes that he discovered browsing history dating back as far as a year on his iCloud account—despite having cleared it.

Top 10 ways to speed up Windows 7, 8.1, & 10

Top 10 ways to speed up Windows 7, 8.1, & 10 If you find yourself frustrated with long startup times, laggy apps, or a glitchy display, we’ve got your back.It also doesn’t matter if you’re running Windows 7, 8.

Discover more than just office gossip through Slack with Statsbot, a new data tool

Discover more than just office gossip through Slack with Statsbot, a new data tool The product promises Google Analytics, Mixpanel, and Salesforce information directly through Slack via a bot.In speaking with TechCrunch, co-founder and CEO Artyom Keydunov said that he decided to create his company and the product following his experience as the head of a remote engineering team.

Your weather forecast might be getting a whole lot more accurate with TAMDAR Edge

Your weather forecast might be getting a whole lot more accurate with TAMDAR Edge Indeed, Ikhama and TAMDAR Edge may have a mutually beneficial relationship, according to pilot Hernan Posada.The TAMDAR Edge probe is capable of collecting a veritable treasure trove of meteorological information, including winds aloft, temperature, humidity, pressure, icing presence, and more.

It’s finally back — Verizon re-offers its unlimited plan to eager customers

It’s finally back — Verizon re-offers its unlimited plan to eager customers Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Verizon will be offering a new plan that gives customers unlimited data on smartphones and tablets.You’ll be paying $80 a month for unlimited data, talk, and text on your smartphone with paper-free billing and AutoPay.

The hunt is on! Huge public dataset may contain hints of exoplanets

The hunt is on! Huge public dataset may contain hints of exoplanets A team of astronomers led by the Carnegie Institution for Science made public on Monday an immense catalog of observations on nearby stars.The dataset is intended to be easily accessible for citizen scientists to engage in the search for exoplanets.

Verizon rolls out unlimited data plan to keep up with competition

Verizon rolls out unlimited data plan to keep up with competition That’s right, the “unlimited” plan is back.The last time it let the data flow freely was seven years ago, but with competing carriers now offering unlimited data plans in some form or another, it looks like Verizon didn’t want to be left out in the cold.

Why unlimited data is making a comeback

Why unlimited data is making a comeback It’s been almost five years since the last of the great unlimited data plans died out and left just a few calcifying tendrils of grandfather access for those willing to live the remainder of their days on 3G phones.People were upset when AT&T and Verizon ended those plans, even if few ever used their monthly allotment of 2G of data.

New study counts your calories ... based on your tweets

New study counts your calories ... based on your tweets That's what's being suggested by new research out of the University of Vermont's Computational Story Lab, which paints a portrait of how many calories people are burning and eating in different parts of the country — via their tweets.states, with below-average counts of the word "running" while higher than usual counts of "getting my nails done" for its low-intensity activities.

Don’t touch that outlet: Public chargers could let hackers steal your data

Don’t touch that outlet: Public chargers could let hackers steal your data There’s an unlikely danger lurking in the corner of every coffee shop, airport, conference center, and public library: Power strips and chargers.As demonstrated last year by researchers at Krebson Security, the “video jacking” method employs custom electronics hidden inside what appears to be a USB charging station.

Carrier competition: Sprint launches unlimited deal in response to Verizon, AT&T

Carrier competition: Sprint launches unlimited deal in response to Verizon, AT&T The latest company to unveil a brand new unlimited deal is Sprint, who on Thursday announced a plan that promises to be 50 percent of the cost of Verizon and AT&T unlimited rates.“Only Sprint can offer the best price for unlimited — 50 percent off Verizon and AT&T unlimited plans — and a network that can handle the data demands to meet customers’ needs,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint president and CEO.

Responding to the competition, AT&T announces a new unlimited data plan

Responding to the competition, AT&T announces a new unlimited data plan ’s largest carrier by number of subscribers, announced it would begin offering an unlimited data plan.Following the news, T-Mobile added high-definition video and hotspot to its existing unlimited plan.

These two tools teach you how incredibly creepy Facebook is

These two tools teach you how incredibly creepy Facebook is Two tools that can help you do that — at least when it comes to your Facebook data — are Data Selfie and Stalkscan.De Ceukelaire believes that privacy blog posts and articles "only reach the intellectual, educated community" who are already interested in privacy.

Dystopian Fun! U.S. agency maps 'Hunger Games' districts against real states

Dystopian Fun! U.S. agency maps 'Hunger Games' districts against real states The books (and film adaptations) have made it clear that the 12 "districts" somewhat align with certain states and regions in the current U.Ever since the books came out nearly 10 years ago, many maps have attempted to show what Panem looks like.

How the UK government can hack your personal data

How the UK government can hack your personal data From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government.Here's a provisional guide: Before you land, your data has already been sent to the UK's border agency for risk assessment.

The biggest tech & digital trends we're getting excited about this year

The biggest tech & digital trends we're getting excited about this year I love the new year.Most of all, I love spotting the biggest trends and trajectories in the year ahead.