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Threat via Whisper prompts FBI to show up: “holy f**k I’m…...

Enlarge If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it 1,000 times: these so-called "anonymous" messaging apps simply aren’t anonymous.To put it another way, if...

New Pruitt e-mails surface, automakers ask EPA to soften fuel economy...

Enlarge (credit: Gage Skidmore) Former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed to be administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week...

Netflix Stethoscope gives users a BYOD security checkup

Medical professionals use stethoscopes to help diagnose problems inside the body. With Netflix's newly open-sourced Stethoscope web application, users receive a security checkup for...

Build your own sharing system, with help from Google engineers

Engineers at Google have unveiled Upspin, an experimental open source project for creating file-sharing infrastructure that works "securely, uniformly, and globally." It isn't yet competition...

Divided federal appeals court rules you have the right to film...

The "First Amendment audit" of Fort Worth, Texas, police in 2015 by activist Phillip Turner. A divided federal appeals court is ruling for the...

IDG Contributor Network: Implementing the Composite design pattern in C#

Design patterns are tested, proven solutions to recurring problems that are often encountered in software designs. When used judiciously, they can help you to...

Dealmaster: Get a Samsung HDR-ready TV plus a $500 gift card...

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we have a number of new deals to share. Now you can get a Samsung 55-inch UltraHD...

Blundering Boeing bod blabbed spreadsheet of 36,000 coworkers’ personal details

Its own security software could have stopped data exposure Global aerospace firm Boeing earlier this month sent a notification to Washington State Attorney General...

Ars Technica Live: What to do when border officials ask for...

Ars Live #10, filmed by Chris Schodt and produced by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Under President Trump in the United States, we're...

Recycling plastic trash before it can reach the ocean

Enlarge “One person’s trash is another’s treasure” is pretty much the organizing principle of the recycling industry.But what about the refuse that...