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Everything just keeps getting smaller. A New Zealand company called Rakon has developed what they say is the world’s smallest GPS chip. Tinier than your pinkie nail, I’m inclined to agree with them. At that size, it could be integrated into pretty much anything someone might want to track. Imagine all the pen thieves in the world finally being held accountable for their petty larceny.

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SWAT TeamCall spoofing is a service that allows anyone to call a phone number and make the caller ID show any number that user desires. For example, using the service, you can call a friend and make it appear as if his own home phone is calling him. The real purpose of this service is likely mere entertainment, but in reality it has been causing a lot of chaos lately.

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Facebook & Twitter Social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter have quickly become a big parts of our everyday lives and the way we interact with the world. It is also not unusual to hear about these platforms being used to spread computer malware, spam, or get people into legal trouble. However, it seems like a new crime trend is emerging that focuses solely on the use of social networks to steal physical goods from retail locations, as opposed to the digital theft of sensitive information.

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Airport security body scanners, the ones that take an x-ray-like naked image of your body, have brought up a heated debate between the people that say these scanners are an invasion of privacy and the people that say this invasion is justified by the enhanced security. However, the debate can finally end as both sides will get exactly what they want: an airport security scanner that doesn’t reveal a naked image of a passenger but is just as effective as before.

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We’re not sure how the following story could have seemed like a good idea to anyone, in any state of mind; but it sure does make for an interesting read. Two New Jersey men, 21 and 22 years old, left a party in suburban Philadelphia and came across an unmarked police van typically used for transporting offenders to and from prison.

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With the massive media coverage and interest in the News of the World phone hacking scandal, people are wondering how it was possible that so many voicemail accounts could have been hacked; and not by professional hackers, but ordinary journalists. As it turns out, the hacking was simple, as default voicemail pincodes were used, and anyone with the right tool could have easily broken into the accounts.

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With technology improving daily, it’s not surprising to hear about the latest “world’s smallest camera” or “fastest computer” on a near-weekly basis. However, the invention of this latest “world’s smallest camera” is something to talk about. This new type of camera has the potential to change the way digital devices interact with the world and each other.

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When you buy a new smartphone, you expect it to be bug and malware free, leaving the job of filling the device with useless or malicious software to you. The Department of Homeland Security, however, has admitted on the record that manufacturers might be taking care of that task for you, before the phone reaches your stores.

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