Hacking Privacy

Your data is everywhere. As surveillance technology gets smarter, how can we find a balance between safety and privacy? 
Apple finally agrees you have a right to repair its tech 
In a reversal of its previous stance on the right to repair, Apple is now giving customers access to parts and tools for DIY repairs.
Apes and NFTs run the first metaverse music group 
Universal Music Group has just “signed” KINGSHIP, a band of four NFTs of Bored Apes and Mutant Apes, destined to perform in the metaverse.
A decentralized web 3.0 could lead to more innovation and privacy controls 
When middlemen are removed, whole new business models and innovations can emerge.
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The metaverse is coming. Cathy Hackl explains why we should care.
We’re about to enter the metaverse. This will completely change how we interact with our environment, says Futurist Cathy Hackl.
Reading your digital signature to detect depression, Parkinson’s
Digital phenotyping uses our smartphones to detect anything from Parkinson’s disease to mental health disorders.
The future of cryptocurrency: reasons to be both optimistic and skeptical
This tech is usually framed as either the answer to all of our problems — or as a complete waste of time. The truth is probably in the middle.
These hologram machines bring us a step closer to our sci-fi dreams
There are 100 of these hologram booths currently located all around the world from Abu Dhabi to Miami.
Crypto and traditional art are merging — and the result is fantastic
The addition of a physical component could help crypto art go mainstream.
Billionaire plans to build a block-chain Facebook alternative 
Billionaire entrepreneur Frank McCourt is funding Project Liberty, a new blockchain-based technology that decentralizes users’ social media data.
You can repair this sustainable phone yourself 
Fairphone’s sustainable phone is easy to repair and contains ethically sourced materials — two major departures from the industry standard.
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Free database to 107 million research papers released online 
The General Index is a searchable database of keywords and brief sentences from publications that anyone may use to navigate scientific knowledge locked behind paywalls.
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Hackers find missing people for fun

At any given time, there are roughly 100,000 missing people in the U.S. These hackers are using their skills in computer forensics to follow digital footprints.

Hackers find missing people for fun

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