HOW HACKERS BROKE WHATSAPP WITH JUST A PHONE CALL

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Source:https://www.wired.com/ By: Y HAY NEWMAN Photo:JOSEP LAGO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES YOU’VE HEARD THE advice a million times. Don’t click links in suspicious emails or texts. Don’t download shady apps. But a new Financial Times report alleges that the notorious Israeli spy firm NSO Group developed a WhatsApp exploit that could inject malware onto targeted phones—and steal data from them—simply by calling them. The targets didn’t […]

The Next Wave of the Internet isn’t What you Think It’ll Be.

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Source:https://www.digitaldoughnut.com/ By:Kirsty Sharman The last wave of the internet was about creating tools to manage your every day work and personal life. What will the next wave be? Today there’s an app for absolutely everything. We have Spotify for our music, Strava for tracking our daily run and even apps like Sleepio to track our […]

HOW THE BLOCKCHAIN COULD PROTECT CALIFORNIA’S AQUIFER.

Source:https://www.wired.com/ Photo:MATT BLACK/THE NEW YORK TIMES/REDUX By:GREGORY BARBER California is sinking. In the Central Valley, the most productive agricultural region in the US, some areas drop an inch or two per year. Telephone poles slump, roads crack, canals fail. In time, all that sinking adds up. A recent state survey found one patch of farmland off I-5 near […]

THE BRAVE BROWSER WILL PAY YOU TO SURF THE WEB.

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Source: https://www.wired.com/ By: KLINT FINLEY Photo: GETTY IMAGES IF YOU WERE on the internet in the late 1990s, you might remember companies like AllAdvantage that promised to pay you to surf the web. You could install a program that tracked your browsing and showed you targeted ads at the top of the screen; then AllAdvantage would give […]

5 great books for geeks.

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Time for a good read? You probably have some tech-savvy people on your holiday list (after all, you’re pretty tech-savvy yourself). After you find them the perfect piece of gear, it’s nice to top it off with a good read. Here are five books from 2018 that’ll make great gifts. (And yes, get an actual book…they’re […]