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The Entrepreneur Fighting the Snoopers’ Charter in the UK With a Privacy-Protecting Web Browser

Alex Kontos is developing a web browser with a focus on privacy (Si Gross/Epoch Times)
Alex Kontos is developing a web browser with a focus on privacy (Si Gross/Epoch Times)

Edward Snowden’s GCHQ and NSA leaks in 2013 prompted people to think differently about their personal privacy. It was revealed that telephone recordings, emails, and...




  • A Colorado-based startup company called Boom has revealed a small-scale prototype of its high-speed passenger plane which has been described as a modern version of the Concorde. (AOL Screenshot)

    New Supersonic Jet Aims to Take You From New York to London in Under 4 Hours (Video)

    A Colorado-based startup company called Boom has revealed a small-scale prototype of its high-speed passenger plane which has been described as a modern version of... Read more

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    Twitter Suspends Several Alt-Right Accounts

        NEW YORK—Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent members of the so-called “alt-right” in an apparent crack down on accounts tied to... Read more

  • A Canadian flag flies at BlackBerry's headquarters in Waterloo. The Canadian tech sector could gain an edge over the U.S. in attracting talented immigrants. (The Canadian Press/Geoff Robins)

    Canada’s Tech Sector Expected to Get Boost From Trump Fears

    MONTREAL—Nervousness in Silicon Valley about Donald Trump’s election could give Canada’s technology sector a competitive edge if new labour restrictions ratchet up the war for... Read more

  • Vehicle automation is set to be rolled out in stages, starting with partially automated driving from 2016, highly automated driving from 2020, and fully automated systems available from 2025. (Courtesy of Continental)

    Is Self Driving Technology Already Making Us Safer?

    If you have not purchased a new car recently, talk about self-driving cars can sound like science fiction, even though much of the technology is already... Read more

  • The Twitter symbol appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 27, 2016.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Twitter Adds New Options to Curb Abuse, Harassment

        NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter, long criticized as a hotbed for online harassment, is expanding ways to curb the amount of abuse users... Read more

  • In this March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

    Google Also Gets Fooled by Fake Election News

    SAN FRANCISCO—Google’s search engine highlighted an inaccurate story claiming that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote in last week’s election, the latest example of... Read more

  • Sarine Technologies Ltd. employ puts a diamond in a machine that can instantly grade the clarity of polished diamonds in Ramat Gan, Israel on Nov. 10, 2016. The Israeli high-tech company says the development will bring new standards to a painstaking process that has long been subject to the whims of human subjectivity. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    New Israeli Machine to Standardize Diamond Grading

    RAMAT GAN, Israel—An Israeli high-tech company has invented a machine that it says can instantly grade the clarity of polished diamonds—a development the company said... Read more

  • In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, the corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Report of Different Samsung Phone Model Exploding

    PARIS—A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded on Sunday. The model is different from the Galaxy Note... Read more

  • Employees walk past a logo of Samsung Group at the head office of Samsung C&T Corp. in Seoul, South Korea, on July 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Samsung, After Phone Recall, Recalls 3M Washing Machines

    Nearly 3 million Samsung washing machines are being recalled in the U.S. following multiple injuries—including a broken jaw—due to “excessive vibration.” Samsung is the South... Read more

  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's newest products, in Hawthorne, Calif., on April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Electric-Car Maker Tesla Plans to Sell Solar Roof Tiles Too

    Further broadening its reach beyond electric cars, Tesla Motors says it’s going to sell solar roof tiles that are customizable and meant to look like... Read more

  • The Apple Watch Nike Plus on display in New York on Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Apple Double Downs on Running With Nike-Edition Smartwatch

    NEW YORK—Apple isn’t the first to add GPS functionality to a smartwatch, but it’s the first to make something that feels like a running watch... Read more

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    Attacks on the Internet Keep Getting Bigger and Nastier

    NEW YORK—Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids’ toys bring the internet to its knees? It’s beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic... Read more

  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's newest products, in Hawthorne, CA., on April 30, 2015.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Tesla CEO: Criticism of Self-Driving Cars Can Kill People

    DETROIT—Self-driving cars hold the promise of saving thousands of lives each year on U.S. roads. But does pointing out flaws with the technology effectively put... Read more

  • Lisa Gao, from Chicago, compares a new jet black iPhone 7 (R) with her iPhone 6 at an Apple Store in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

    Apple: Nearly 90 Percent of ‘Genuine’ Apple Products on Amazon Are Fake

    SAN FRANCISCO—Apple says it has been buying Apple products labeled as genuine on Amazon.com and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit... Read more

  • A pilot demonstrates how a tablet inflight controls the Aurora Flight Sciences' Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automantion System (ALIAS), which is mounted in a Cessena Caravan aircraft at Manassas Airport in Manassas, Va., on Oct. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Robot Pilots May Someday Fly Passenger and Cargo Planes

      MANASSAS, Va.—Think of it as the airborne cousin to the self-driving car: a robot in the cockpit to help human pilots fly passengers and... Read more

  • A man passes by Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 smartphones at the company's shop in Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Samsung Halts Sales of Galaxy Note 7 After New Troubles

    SAN FRANCISCO—Samsung says it’s halting sales of the star-crossed Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to... Read more

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