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New browser signal could make cookie banners obsolete

Abstract This specification defines a mechanism for expressing user decisions about personal data processing under the European Union’s data protection regulations, and similar regulations outside the EU. The mechanism functions through the exchange of HTTP headers between the user agent and the web server, or through an equivalent JavaScript interface. The mechanism serves as an…

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These Signal Advertisements were banned by Instagram and Facebook

The encrypted chat app Signal tried to use Instagram ads to display the data Facebook collects about you and sells access to. Facebook obviously wasn’t having any of it and decided to just shut down their ad account instead. Here are some of the ads people would’ve seen, and they’re appropriately scary. I don’t even…

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Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Gets Banned

Graphic: SignalA series of Instagram ads run by the privacy-positive platform Signal got the messaging app booted from the former’s ad platform, according to a blog post Signal published on Tuesday. The ads were meant to show users the bevy of data that Instagram and its parent company Facebook collects on users, by… targeting those…

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In epic hack, Signal developer turns the tables on forensics firm Cellebrite

HACKING THE HACKERS — Widely used forensic software can be exploited to infect investigators’ computers. Dan Goodin – Apr 21, 2021 7:30 pm UTC For years, Israeli digital forensics firm Cellebrite has helped governments and police around the world break into confiscated mobile phones, mostly by exploiting vulnerabilities that went overlooked by device manufacturers. Now,…

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Signal tests payments in the UK using MobileCoin

Encrypted chat app Signal is adding payments to the services it provides, a long-expected move and one the company is taking its time on. A U.K.-only beta program will allow users to trade the cryptocurrency MobileCoin quickly, easily, and most importantly, privately. If you’re in the U.K., or have some way to appear to be,…

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Signal Adds a Payments Feature—With Cryptocurrency

When the encrypted communications app Signal launched nearly seven years ago, it brought the promise of the strongest available encryption to a dead-simple interface for calling and texting. Now, Signal is incorporating what it describes as a way to bring that same ease of use and security to a third, fundamentally distinct feature: payments.Signal today…

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‘Animal-stress’ signal Enhances plant drought resilience

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A team of Australian and German researchers has discovered a novel pathway that plants can use to save water and improve their drought tolerance. The research published today in Nature Communications shows that the molecule GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), most commonly associated with relaxation in animals, can control the size of the…

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How to boost your cell signal

There are few things more frustrating than experiencing a poor signal on your cell phone. From dropped calls, to messages that won’t send, and streaming services that stutter and die, a lack of solid signal can cause all kinds of inconveniences. Sadly, building towers yourself to get more bars isn’t an option — but don’t…

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Your Eyes May Signal Your Risk for Stroke, Dementia

Your eyes may be a window into the health of your brain, a new study indicates.

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Never lose a sign again with this speedy Netgear net WiFi system available

Save $350: The Netgear Orbi Pro SRK60 tri-band mesh WiFi system 3-pack for up to 7,500 square feet is $329.99 at Amazon as of Feb. 25.  With more major premieres for movies and shows on streaming platforms, you can’t take a chance on spotty WiFi. No one wants the next big reveal from WandaVision ruined…