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Smart home makers hoard your data, but won’t say if the police come for it – TechCrunch

Smart home makers hoard your data, but won’t say if the police come for it – TechCrunch A decade ago, it was almost inconceivable that nearly every household item could be hooked up to the internet. These days, it’s near impossible to avoid a non-smart home gadget, and they’re vacuuming …

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Buggy software in popular connected storage drives can let hackers read private data – TechCrunch

Buggy software in popular connected storage drives can let hackers read private data – TechCrunch Security researchers have found flaws in four popular connected storage drives that they say could let hackers access a user’s private and sensitive data. The researchers Paulos Yibelo and Daniel Eshetu said the software running on …

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Researchers discover a new way to identify 3D printed guns – TechCrunch

Researchers discover a new way to identify 3D printed guns – TechCrunch Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that 3D printers have fingerprints, essentially slight differences in design that can be used to identify prints. This means investigators can examine the layers of a 3D printed object and …

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Proxxi saves workers from getting electrocuted – TechCrunch

Proxxi saves workers from getting electrocuted – TechCrunch There are some gadgets that are nice to have – iPhones, sous vide wands – and some gadgets that you must have. Proxxi fits in the latter camp. Proxxi is an always-on sensor that buzzes when it gets too close to high …

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Banksy’s rigged art frame was supposed to shred the whole thing – TechCrunch

Banksy’s rigged art frame was supposed to shred the whole thing – TechCrunch In the connected future will anyone truly own any thing? Banksy’s artworld shocker performance piece, earlier this month, when a canvas of his went under the hammer at Sothebys in London, suggests not. Immediately the Girl with Balloon …

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Facebook is building a camera TV set-top box codenamed Ripley – TechCrunch

Facebook is building a camera TV set-top box codenamed Ripley – TechCrunch A mysterious product called “Ripley” appeared hidden besides Facebook’s new Portal smart displays in Facebook for Android’s code. Dug up by frequent TechCrunch tipster Jane Manchun Wong a week ago, Ripley’s name squared with Facebook’s VP of Portal Rafa …

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