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+ - Is Obama's Fitbit a national security risk?->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "President Barack Obama couldn't wait for the Apple Watch so bought himself a Fitibit. But after Senator Chuck Schumer's vocal criticism of the fitness tracker just last August, is Obama putting national security at risk by sharing personal information like location, sleep patterns and even his heart rate?"
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+ - FBI using tips from Anonymous to track Centcom hackers->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "The FBI and Anonymous don't have what you would describe as a close relationship (not in a good way at least) but it seems the agency is actively using information obtained by one member of the hacktivist group to try and track down the hackers behind the attack on Centcom's Twitter and YouTube accounts."
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+ - Nasa's New Horizons Pluto mission powered by chip from original PlayStation->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Nine years after launch Nasa's New Horizons mission to Pluto has been woken up as it approaches the distant planet and it has all been made possible by the same MIPS R3000 micro-processing chip that was the CPU of choice for Sony's original PlayStation — launched in 1994."
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+ - Which is Bigger - Kim Kardashian's Ass or Comet 67P?->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "It is a question for the ages, but there is one clear winner in the battle for the hearts and minds of internet users between this week's two biggest stories — the unveiling of Kim Kardashian's naked form in Paper magazine (which promised to "break the internet") and the landing of a washing machine-sizes spacecraft on a speeding comet over 500,000,000km from earth..."
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+ - Why Find my iPhone Didn't Help Get My Smartphone or Laptop Back ->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "An article in The Verge this week told how Apple's Find my iPhone features works to help recover a stolen smartphone. And while in that particular case it may have, that is not my experience and a disconnect between technology and the police mean the usefulness of the feature is very limited"
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+ - Mac and Android Users Charged More on Shopping Sites Than iPhone and PC Users->

Submitted by concertina226
concertina226 (2447056) writes "Computer science researchers from Boston's Northeastern University have proved that e-commerce sites are tracking the online shopping habits of people and will charge individuals different prices, depending on what type of device they are using to access a website.

300 participants ran product searches earlier this year on the websites of 16 big US and international retailers, online travel agencies and car rental companies.

Their search results showed that retailers like Home Depot, Sears, JC Penneys, Macy's, Cheaptickets, Orbitz, Priceline, Expedia and Travelocity have been charging higher prices to users on Macs or Android devices, and some retailers had been giving out secret discounts to users on certain devices."

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