It’s no secret that Facebook isn’t the best place for keeping secrets
Owen Campbell-Moore, a computer science student at Oxford University, designed a method to encrypt secret messages inside photos on the social networking site. It’s called Secretbook — essentially, it’s a Google Chrome extension that uses JPEG Steganography to encode data into photos by making virtually imperceptible changes to the image. The message is hidden in the digital makeup of the picture, not its pixels, so it’s…
Amazon has hired Charlie Kindel, the former general manager for Microsoft’s Windows Phone to work on “something secret.”
Kindel, whose name prompted suspicions that he may have been trying to pull off an April Fool’s hoax, wrote on his LinkedIn profile that he’s working on “something wonderful” at Amazon. Under his title, Kindel wrote “Director, Something Secret.”
Prior to joining Amazon, Kindel was the general manager of Windows Phone Developer Experience from January 2009 to August 2011…
SecretSandy.org encourages concerned citizens to purchase and donate presents to these families through a Secret Santa-style gift exchange.
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An ad that appeared on the official job site of the UK Government is looking for a secret agent that doesn’t scoff at “removing” individuals which pose a threat to public safety.
“From time to time the UK Government has a need to remove people whose continued existence poses a risk to the effective conduct of public order. So we require particularly skilled professionals who are prepared to work on a non-attributable basis to deal with these problems,” the ad says.
The ad promises…
Microsoft is building its own smartphone, a new report suggests. It’s currently in the testing phase with Asian component suppliers, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cites “people familiar with the situation.”
In an interview with Mashable this week at Microsoft’s Build developer conference, Todd Brix, senior director for Windows Phone Apps and Store, said, “We have nothing to talk about our own phone. We’re very happy with all of our partners.”
Microsoft building its own phone…
The United States Secret Service, the federal law enforcement agency which protects the president and other public officials, is asking Twitter users to report tweets “that concern you.”
To report a tweet that concerns you, call the nearest field office in your state. 1.usa.gov/VzrtsV— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) October 23, 2012
Contact your nearest field office with time-sensitive or critical info or to report a tweet. 1.usa.gov/VzrtsV— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService)
Your cat leads a secret life. And that secret life get hairball-flying exciting on Halloween. And, FYI, your cat has been planning for the ghoul-tastic evening since early August (the things you learn!).
Luckily, your cat let us follow him around this year to see the loads of time and preparation that went into pulling off a gangbusters Halloween. So don’t be upset when he comes home past curfew on a sugar high. It’s his day.
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Has China, birthplace of most of our gadgetry, slipped in secret backdoor tech to snoop on us? Our friends at The Joy of Tech think so, and it gets worse.
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For years, Rickrolling has been an important part of viral web culture — so much so that there was outrage when it was almost banned by accident.
Over the weekend, I fell victim to a new Internet prank we’re calling “Nickelbacking.” Let us give you a demonstration. (NOTE: If you’re in the office, plug your headphones in, or turn the volume down.)
While researching Tumblr tricks for power users, I stumbled upon Secret Tumblr Tricks. Go ahead and click on that link.
That’s right, it’s a…