How To Mod A Hacked Phone

Watch Edward Snowden teach you how to mod your phone so that if it’s been hacked you can no longer be seen or overheard.

http://www.wired.com/2016/05/snowden-vice-cell-phone-hack/?mbid=social_fb

Russian Phone App Can Identity Strangers In Pictures With 70% Accuracy

The ethics of the mass adoption of facial recognition software and what it means for people’s right to privacy and the rise of the surveillance state are questions we’re going to have to grapple with sooner rather than later.

http://boingboing.net/2016/05/18/russian-face-recognition-app.html

Javascript Is Taking Over The Entire Programming Ecosystem

Javascript is increasingly being used not just for clientside programming and serverside programming with Node.js, but for the creation of traditional desktop applications. This is being facilitated by the creation of the Electron development platform, which is what Slack used to create their desktop application and what Brendan Eich used to create Brave.

http://www.wired.com/2016/05/javascript-conquered-web-now-taking-desktop/?mbid=social_fb