Fingerprinting is an interesting phenomenon. It seems to attract less attention than malware and trojans, despite its ability to pinpoint individuals with startling accuracy. As you browse the internet, third-party sites can glean information about your computer, including your time zone, the display resolution, the browser, plugins, and language you use, and so on. … [Read more...] about Does Private or Incognito Mode Make Web Browsing Anonymous?
Data is for everyone, not just for the Pros Even a few years ago, using this kind of data analysis to find speed behind the wheel was the beyond the means of most grassroots or amateur drivers. That's really not the case anymore. You don't need thousands of dollars for a MoTeC or TraqMate system thanks to AutosportLabs. The Seattle-based startup is developing RaceCapture, which combines a low price ($199) with an intuitive UI, two things that this space has been missing. Since this is 2015 and everything is connected to the cloud, RaceCapture uses phone and tablet apps or a Web interface to analyze one's data (unlike every other data acquisition platform which all depend on user-unfriendly Windows apps). And because it's connected, you can stream telemetry and video from your car while you're actually at the track. We hope to take a much closer look at RaceCapture in the new year, but in the meantime you can find out more at its Kickstarter page. … [Read more...] about Digging into the data: How to make a faster race car driver
News outlets have reported that police are considering the possibility that some of the killings were committed by a police officer or ex-police officer. One psychic is even claiming credit for predicting (very vaguely) where one of the bodies would be found. But at this stage in the investigation, criminal psychologists and criminologists say, it's too early to jump to conclusions regarding the perpetrator. … [Read more...] about Long Island Serial Killer: What Makes Murderers Tick?
This is only a leak of a draft version of the European Commission's policy on online platforms, but the provisional date used on the document—May 25—suggests that this is a near-final version, and therefore unlikely to change much. One striking feature worth noting is the use throughout of data from EU consultations in support of planned moves. This emphasises the importance of participating in these consultations, however pointless they might seem at times: albeit indirectly, they do have an impact on the Commission's policy-making. … [Read more...] about EU leak reveals plans to rein in Google, Facebook, and encourage local alternatives
NEW DELHI: The story of desi TikTok rival Mitron app getting popular quite literally overnight with over 50 lakh downloads within a month sounds inspiring. But the reality is if you can spend $34 or around Rs 2,500, you can actually buy the source code of Mitron on CodeCanyon platform. In fact, at least 277 people already own the source code of Mitron. And what’s more interesting is that Mitron is just the rebranded version of TikTok clone app called TicTic. Soon after the media reported about the popularity of Mitron app, a team of developers from Pakistan named QBoxus contacted Indian reporters through Twitter. The QBoxus team claimed that they are the ones who actually created an app called TicTic and then put up the source code on CodeCanyon for sale at $34 or around Rs 2,571. In an interaction with The Times of India--GadgetsNow, Irfan Sheikh-- one of the team members of QBoxus-- claimed that one of the buyers of TicTic simply ‘rebranded’ it into Mitron. … [Read more...] about Desi TikTok-rival app Mitron has a ‘Pakistan connection’