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Android’s backup feature means Google knows most of the world’s WiFi passwords

Android’s backup feature means Google knows most of the world’s WiFi passwords

As shipment numbers have shown many times, vast quantities of the technology-using public own or have owned an Android smartphone or an Android tablet, and as such have used Google's operating system to log onto their own and likely other WiFi networks. What isn't so commonly known is that those WiFi passwords are stored by Google as part of its backup feature, giving Google the passwords to many of the world's wireless networks.

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iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner legit says former biometrics tech team exec

iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner legit says former biometrics tech team exec

Talk of new fingerprint scanning technology in the iPhone 5S may not be that far off the mark, with a new set of photos and some background from a biometric security expert lending weight to the chatter. The part photos were shared by Sonny Dickson, notorious for getting his hands on upstream Apple hardware and digging deep inside beta software code for early reveals - now he's got what seems to be a new home button for the iPhone 5S. This device appears by all means to be a legitimate piece of equipment that could be used by the next-generation hardware - and we've heard this story before.

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Google Chrome touchscreen browser tweaks in finger-friendly trial

Google Chrome touchscreen browser tweaks in finger-friendly trial

Google is testing touchscreen-friendly Chrome navigation features that could make using the browser on Windows 8 tablets, touch-notebooks, and Chrome OS devices like Pixel more finger friendly. The new tweaks, spotted in the latest "bleeding edge" Canary build of Chrome, include the ability to swipe through the browser history by dragging a finger left or right across the screen.

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Nexus 7 2013 Review

Nexus 7 2013 Review

The original Nexus 7 arguably marked a turning point in Android tablets, Google finally doing what critics had long been demanding, and wading into the slate market with an own-brand option. With a screen size that undercut the iPad by several inches - and pre-empted the iPad mini by several months - the Nexus 7 also fought hard on price, with razer-thin margins and ruthless specification trimming on the ASUS-made tablet keeping the starting point at under $200. Time - and tablets - wait for no one, though, and with the iPad mini on the scene it was high time for Google and ASUS to rework the Nexus 7. The second-generation, 2013 version promises to be more powerful, more grown-up, and just as affordable, but has Google done enough? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Bezos Apollo 11 F-1 engine recovery confirmed: the real number 2044

Bezos Apollo 11 F-1 engine recovery confirmed: the real number 2044

It was just a few months ago that the folks working with Jeff Bezos and Bezos Expeditions headed to the depths of the sea to bring up a new collection of NASA history. This week it's made clear - and confirmed - what they actually found: these F-1 engines belonged to none other than NASA's mission Apollo 11. If there's one tribute to the greatness of that moon exploration mission that we're guessing Neil Armstrong wouldn't have expected, this would be it.

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Nokia Lumia 625 tipped in China as 4.7-inch Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 625 tipped in China as 4.7-inch Windows Phone

A new Nokia smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 625, pairing budget specifications with a big - albeit low-res - display has been spotted crossing Chinese certification. The new and unannounced phone is fronted by a 4.7-inch screen running at WVGA resolution, while inside there's said to be a 1.2GHz dualcore Snapdragon S4 processor paired with 512MB of RAM. The listing, at Tenaa, also refers to the handset as the Lumia 625H.

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NSA sued by coalition headed by EFF over US-based telephone surveillance

NSA sued by coalition headed by EFF over US-based telephone surveillance

This week the Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced that they're heading a coalition of groups - 19 in all - in a lawsuit targeting the NSA. The National Security Agency is under the microscope in this suit which suggests the government be obligated to inventory and make public (or at least let it be known what they've got) before they destroy all data collected in what's known as the Associational Tracking Program. This program works with data collected from Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.

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Google Alfred killed in latest location-services cull

Google Alfred killed in latest location-services cull

Google's Alfred local recommendations app is to be shut down within days, the company has quietly confirmed to users, with users only having until the end of play today to extract their data. The notification of the July 19 shut-down was flagged up in the Alfred app itself, TechCrunch reports, and comes around 18 months after Google acquired the app as part of its Clever Sense buy in December 2011.

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