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FREAK Attack: A Dangerous Security Flaw Caused by US Government Policy

A group of computer scientists have revealed a dangerous security flaw that could open up many phones and other machines to attack. The worst part is that the problem has its roots in a misguided U.S. government effort to prevent consumers from having access to strong encryption

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11 of the Most Obnoxious Email Signatures Ever 

Earlier this month I asked you guys for the worst email sign-offs you'd ever seen. Well, well, well, did you ever deliver.

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The U.S. Doesn’t Like It When China Wants To Build Encryption Backdoors

The NSA and U.S. tech giants have come to blows over government backdoors in encryption products lately, with the government arguing that backdoors are vital to national security, and the likes of Yahoo claiming it will make encryption pointless.

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These R/C Cars Drift So Much Better Than You Ever Will

Drifting R/C cars isn't a completely new pasttime, but there's still something magical about watching a trio of R/C cars go flying off a jump — sideways. It's everything you ever wasted your childhood trying to achieve, but done by grown-ups with far more skill. Read more..

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This Unusually Short-Lived Fish Could Hold the Secrets to Getting Old

The turquoise killifish is largely unremarkable except for how fast it ages .

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Vote For the Best Dressed at the 2015 Oscars!

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WNYC Says Why It Deleted Its Controversial Podcast on Women in Tech

Earlier this month, we asked a question: Why did WNYC delete an episode of its internet-focused podcast TLDR that criticized Vivek Wadhwa, a professor frequently quoted as an expert on the issue of women in technology? The updated episode is now available online , complete with a painfully tense interview between host Meredith Haggerty and Wadhwa

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Why the Virtual Reality Vision of the 90s Failed

Welcome to Reading List, a collection of cool tech and science reads from around the web. Read more...

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Popular YouTuber Denounces Steam, Plans To Curate Own Store

Despite practically being PC gaming, Steam is by no means perfect—as we've discussed on numerous occasions. But is the whole enterprise busted, not so much a sinking ship as it is a ship that's sinking a lot of great games? Popular YouTuber NerdCubed thinks so, and that's why he's abandoning Steam altogether.

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