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Germany investigates its own intelligence agency for helping the NSA spy on Europeans

Germany’s top prosecutor is investigating reports that the country’s leading intelligence agency knowingly helped the National Security Agency surveil European governments and companies from at least 2008 through 2013. Reuters reports that the investigation started after “opposition politicians demanded more information about the unfolding scandal from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government.” The investigation will seek to determine [...]

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Tinder hooks up with Instagram in a perfect match of two rose-tinted, narcissistic apps

Tinder users will now be able to share their most recent Instagram photos on the popular dating app. The feature even works if the user’s Instagram profile is private, allowing them to share the photos without compromising their privacy. Of course, people were already sharing their Instagram photos on the dating app. Tinder president Sean [...]

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New documentary explores rise of Napster and the ‘culture of free’

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep The New York Times recently released a mini documentary for its Retro Report series detailing the rise and fall of Napster, and the era of pirating that it birthed. Barely over 12 minutes, the documentary skims over the lifespan of Napster, from its inception in the Northeastern University dorm [...]

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Dashlane 3 Adds Secure Password Sharing, Emergency Contacts, and More

Windows/Mac: Dashlane, one of our favorite password managers , just took the wraps off their latest version. Dashlane 3 now features emergency contacts who can access your passwords if you’re unable to, secure password sharing for teams or families, and best of all, it’s even lighter on system resources than ever. Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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With Whisper headed to Fusion TV, what makes anonymous ramblings worth broadcasting?

Whisper continues its march toward being a full blown media company, a move that raises as many questions as it does interesting possibilities as we consider the roles of anonymity and social content in “responsible journalism.” In March, I delved into the problems with Whisper’s BuzzFeed partnership, through which the viral blog attempted to prove that it can do [...]

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