News Index

“Session replay scripts collect can’t reasonably be expected to be kept anonymous.”

Popular websites record every keystroke you type

#Privacy
Tue, November 21st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Motherboard brings to attention how 482 of the world's most popular website run some form of keylogger, capturing everything you type and do. Considering companies…

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“Governments around the world are dramatically increasing their efforts to manipulate information on social media.”

The end of global inernet freedom

#Politics
Mon, November 20th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to HelpNet Security, the latest assessment of online freedom, Freedom of the Net 2017, determined that online manipulation and disinformation tactics impacted the elections…

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“A photograph of the last male northern white rhinoceros.”

What extinction looks like

#Animals
Sun, November 19th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Wiped out in the wild, there are only three Northern White Rhino left in captivity. Researchers are attempting to save the species using Assisted Reproductive…

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“When automation starts displacing lawyers, accountants and bankers, then we might see some push-back.”

Another warning about automation taking your job

#Future
Sat, November 18th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

With the Tesla truck being announced, Volvo unveiling their self-driving truck in Beijing, and Embark already hauling freight autonomously, truck driver Finn Murphy of The…

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“Astronomers have sent a radio message to a neighbouring star system.”

If anybody is home, we might hear back in 25 years

#Space
Fri, November 17th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to New Scientists, astronomers sent a message to another solar system that is a mere 12 light years away, hoping to hear back in…

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“A fraudster poses as an attractive woman and encourages a man to masturbate in front of a webcam.”

How fake Facebook accounts work and make money by blackmailing stupid, horny men

#Scams
Thu, November 16th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Radio-Canada's Jeff Yates looks at the proliferation of fake Facebook profiles, how they work, and how they are ultimately used to generate profit using sextortion.…

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“The homemade airplane does indeed fly!”

Homemade electric plane

#Travel
Wed, November 15th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

RC model builder PeterSripol shows off his homemade electric airplane capable of carrying one passenger. aaaannnd now to fly out of ground effect! The homemade…

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“Semis, not personal cars, are the smartest use of autonomous technology.”

Self-driving trucks have been hauling refrigerators since October

#Robots
Tue, November 14th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to Wired, self-driving trucks monitored by a human have been driving 650 miles along the I-10 freeway, from a warehouse in El Paso, Texas,…

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Short Story of Similar Objects

Mirror

#Video
Mon, November 13th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Tanello Production has this short experimental film titled Mirror, showcasing two completely unrelated objects that are surprisingly similar. How many times it happened to find…

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“The education industry as a whole is a con.”

The education system in the United States is a scam designed to milk students forever

#Education
Sun, November 12th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the education system in the United States is a massive scam designed to imprison students in debt and milk them…

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“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era.”

Former vice chairman of General Motors predicts the end of human-driven vehicles

#Driving
Sat, November 11th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

In an article written for Automotive News, former vice chairman of General Motors Bob Lutz predicts the end of the automotive industry in the next…

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“I always ask every client, ‘Are you prepared to sustain this lie?’”

In Japan, rent a friend, relative, spouse or co-worker

#Companies
Fri, November 10th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Appearances, which In Japan are everything, can now be rented. Company Family Romance can give you anyone from any age for any conceivable situation. In…

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“As big tech’s reputation plummets, suddenly a job at Facebook doesn’t seem so cool.”

Tech workers ashamed for who they work for

#Workplace
Thu, November 9th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

With the declining reputation plaguing Silicon Valley many tech workers are reportedly ashamed to work for the big tech giants. And as the damage the…

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“This is us testing the waters.” -- Neill Blomkamp

Praetoria

#Film
Wed, November 8th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

From the director of Chappie and District 9 comes this short sci-fi teaser titled Praetoria. Oats Studios calls this "testing the waters". I want more.…

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“The revelations may embarrass Justin Trudeau, who has campaigned against tax havens.”

Tax havens explained in three minutes

#Money
Tue, November 7th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

With one of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's key aides linked to an offshore scheme costing million of dollars in taxes, the CBC's explains in…

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“Thirty-five years later, that same game is still going strong.”

Dungeon and Dragons game going for the last 35 years

#Games
Mon, November 6th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Great Big Story has this mini-documentary on Robert Wardhaugh, who has been dungeon master for a game of Dungeons and Dragons for the last 35…

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“She's on track to spend 9 ½ years of her life staring at a screen.”

Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat purposely designed to keep users hooked

#Telephone
Sun, November 5th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

CBC Marketplace's Virginia Smart speaks to Dopamine Labs, an aptly-named California startup that helps companies make their apps addictive, so that people will spend more…

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“We need to attack the root cause of almost all bodily defects: aging itself.”

Examples of discoveries that may inhibit aging

#Health
Sat, November 4th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

In this follow-up video, Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell looks at various methods to fight aging. You can see their video discussing the ethics of…

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Video of a Car as it Drives Through Manhattan More than 70 Years Ago

1947-era dashcam

#Driving
Fri, November 3rd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

The Awesomer brings to attention this "dashcam" video from 1947 of vintage vehicles driving through Manhattan. Just waiting for Dick Tracy to show up. An…

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“The way we produce energy today is deadly.”

Renewable energy is disrupting global markets

#Future
Thu, November 2nd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

At the SingularityU South Africa, professional technologist and science fiction writer Ramez Naam explains how renewable energy is disrupting traditional energy global markets with its…

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