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Man implants ear in his arm so the world can eavesdrop on his life

An artist has a structure resembling a human ear surgically implanted in his forearm, and plans to turn it into an Internet-connected mic so anyone anywhere can hear what he hears.

By August 14, 2015


Stanford scientists 'eavesdrop' on the human brain

A new method of recording brain activity affords scientists unprecedented monitoring -- and yes, it involves temporarily removing a portion of a patient's skull to insert packets of electrodes.

By October 15, 2013


Apple patches security flaws with new versions of iOS, OS X

The updates fix flaws that would allow both remote code execution and man-in-the-middle attacks to occur.

By July 1, 2015


Major security flaw may affect 600M Samsung smartphones

Flaw in pre-installed keyboard software could allow hackers to eavesdrop on users' calls and damage handsets, a security company discovers.

By June 17, 2015


Facebook wants to make its emails to you more secure

Facebook once again turns to encryption in efforts to boost individual user privacy.

By June 1, 2015


Speak, toy! Welcome to the age of chatting with your teddy bear

Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs?

By May 23, 2015


'Imagine grenades going off around you': Halo's Mike Colter on acting for games and being a Marvel hero

As "Daredevil" lands on Netflix, we meet the next Marvel superhero to talk Luke Cage, Marvel's web of secrecy, and why actors shouldn't be fanboys.

By April 9, 2015


​Want fancy Firefox features? Secure your website

In a bid to make the Web a safer place, Mozilla's security team proposes making encrypted connections necessary for using new Web technologies. Google's Chrome team has a similar idea.

By April 14, 2015


Stop your Samsung Smart TV from spying on you

Scared your TV is eavesdropping on your conversations? CNET's Dan Graziano shows you to turn off the built-in microphone.

By February 10, 2015


Disable this feature to stop your Samsung Smart TV from listening to you

Worried about Samsung eavesdropping on your conversations? Here's how you can turn off the Voice Recognition feature on your Smart TV.

By February 10, 2015