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Microsoft Admits Humans Listen to Skype and Cortana in Privacy Policy Update

The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.


You Can Get Followed for a Day in This Privacy-Shattering Performance

Artist Lauren McCarthy is watching you...


How Five More Years of Tory Rule Will Destroy Our Sense of Reality

By 2020, you won't have a name or a job and time itself will stop.


Code As Bureaucracy: Art Hack Day Takes on Artificial Intelligence

At Art Hack Day's 'Master Slave' in Providence, Rhode Island, hacker artists wondered if code has become friend or foe.


Terrifying Lamp Will Record Your Conversations Then Live-Tweet 'Em

If Crate&Barrell and Orwell collaborated on a modern lamp design, they might have come up with Conversnitch.


The Descriptive Camera Replaces Photos With Words

Images are so 2011. It’s all about text photography in 2012.