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Smart home makers hoard your data, but won’t say if the police come for it

A decade ago, it was almost inconceivable that nearly every household item could be hooked up to the internet. These days, it’s near impossible to avoid a non-smart home gadget, and they’re vacuuming up a ton of new data that we’d never normally think about. Thermostats know the temperature of your house, and smart cameras and sensors know when someone’s ...

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Smart home makers hoard your data, but won’t say if the police come for it

A decade ago, it was almost inconceivable that nearly every household item could be hooked up to the internet. These days, it’s near impossible to avoid a non-smart home gadget, and they’re vacuuming up a ton of new data that we’d never normally think about. Thermostats know the temperature of your house, and smart cameras and sensors know when someone’s ...

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Caesar’s gift: Hoard of shiny Roman coins discovered in Italy

Italy’s cultural minister has described feelings of great pride, after a hoard of hundreds of ancient Roman coins were discovered in northern Italy. The treasure seems to be in pristine, shiny condition – right out of the amphora. The discovery was made during excavations in the basement of the Cressoni Theatre in the northern city of Como last week, and ...

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US intelligence developing human DNA-like models to hoard your personal data

As US intelligence services struggle to store the trove of data collected during its snooping operations, a team of researchers are developing radical new storage technology based on an unusual model – human DNA. The Molecular Information Storage program, run by the rather protractively-named Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), is recruiting scientists to help develop a system for storing ...

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REVEALED: Hoard of Nazi treasure worth £500million discovered in forest

But it cannot be excavated because the treasure hunter who has found it has fallen out with the landowner whose permission he needs to extract it. Hans Glueck, 76, who has quested after the hoard of gold, diamonds, artworks and rare postage stamps for two decades  – loot intended to fund the post Nazi defeat “Werewolf” resistance units – says ...

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REVEALED: Hoard of Nazi treasure worth £500million discovered in forest

But it cannot be excavated because the treasure hunter who has found it has fallen out with the landowner whose permission he needs to extract it. Hans Glueck, 76, who has quested after the hoard of gold, diamonds, artworks and rare postage stamps for two decades  – loot intended to fund the post Nazi defeat “Werewolf” resistance units – says ...

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