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Facebook Backdoor Gives Clues To Private Email Addresses – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

If you forget your Facebook profile name, you can enter your name, email or phone number into a page called Find Your Account to find your Facebook profile and some alternative email addresses, which are partially obscured such as j*******s@yahoo.com. The same technique works if you type in other people’s details. Then Facebook can act as a Caller ID and produce a photo, name or clues about a private email….

One Frightening Chart Shows What You Might Pay For Internet Once Net … – Huffington Post

Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

A graphic making its rounds on the web this week offered a glimpse of what the Internet might look like if net neutrality disappears. The takeaway? Not good. A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an Federal Communications Commission order that required Internet service providers to abide by the rules of “net neutrality.” ISPs had previously been forced to treat all types of web traffic equally — meaning providers…

Google’s smart contact lenses: Could have been Microsoft – CNET

Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

In 2011, Microsoft supported Babak Parviz’s research into chip-enabled contact lenses that could detect diabetes-related high blood sugar levels. (Credit: screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET) Google is the only big tech company that’s visionary and disruptive enough to back an idea like the smart contact lenses to help diabetics monitor blood-sugar levels, right? Wrong. Microsoft, that dowdy old has-been (at least in Silicon Valley conventional wisdom), was involved in the very…

Google Stole Its Smart Contact Lens From Microsoft. And That’s a Good Thing – Wired

Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Google’s new smart contact lens, a way of monitoring blood sugar levels in diabetes patients. Image: Google Google latest bombshell of a research project is a smart contact lens diabetics can use to read blood sugar levels through the tears in their eyes. Thanks to a tiny microchip, Google says, the lens can provide a new glucose reading as often as once a second. Some have pointed out that the…

US Supreme Court to weigh cell phone searches by police – Reuters

Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether police can search an arrested criminal suspect’s cell phone without a warrant in two cases that showcase how the courts are wrestling to keep up with rapid technological advances. Taking up cases from California and Massachusetts arising from criminal prosecutions that used evidence obtained without a warrant, the high court will wade into how to apply older…