The mobile world is ablaze over a discovery by Android developer Trevor Eckhart. He found a piece of software secretly installed on his smartphone called Carrier IQ that watches just about everything. Carriers are now stumbling to avoid a potential privacy catastrophe across every major mobile platform.
There are lots of ways of keeping your data secure, from hiding it under your mattress all the way up to sophisticated encryption techniques. But your data is still all there, somewhere in some form, and someone who's determine enough could eventually find or crack it. Unless you have a Cloud Shredder, that is.
Carrying a bike lock around with you while you ride can be a pain. Where do you keep it? But the Küat lock solves that with a rather ingenious solution.
Earlier this year the world was introduced to Britain's "hoodies" who looted their cities wearing the head coverings to avoid the country's ubiquitous CCD surveillance cameras. But if they had just contacted a certain professor, they might have simply used a lovely modded parasol to conceal their mischief.
Well, this is a little unsettling: it turns out that Wi-Fi signals are slightly affected by people breathing, and with the right tech someone could pinpoint where you are in a room from afar using just Wi-Fi.
This is a cheap air drone that's got a computer on board, allowing it to search for unprotected Wi-Fi networks and hack into them from above, putting them under someone else's control without ever touching the ground.
If you're a chronic misplacer of small items — or, Fek'lhr forbid, larger ones, too — then you've got some options, including keyrings that light up or make noise. Want a more robust option? The Cobra Tag uses Bluetooth, GPS and an app to form a little smartphone-and-key support network.
The LulzSec hackers claim they're a team of six. If the arrest of a 19-year-old suspect who goes by "Topiary" on Twitter is considered a win for the U.K.'s Metropolitan police's e-crime unit, then the hacking group is now down to five members.
Attention Hotmail users who use stupid passwords such as "password," "123456" and "ilovecats," Microsoft will soon be blocking such common and weak codes to prevent your account from getting hacked in a jiffy.
The TSA often has to deal with some fairly angry customers after their routine pre-flight grope-downs, but the military has it way, way worse: some of the people they have to handle may actually explode. A new radar system will keep everyone much safer thanks to its ability to perform virtual pat-downs from 100 yards away.