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The Mystics Seeking Eternal Life Through Liquid Nitrogen

Tatiana Riabinina was at her mother Galina’s bedside in Bologna, Italy, the night last summer that she died of breast cancer. But the women did not say goodbye. Instead, mere seconds after Galina drew her last breath, Riabinina, a self-described transhumanist, began packing dry ice around her head, then the …

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Carpenter v. United States Decision Strengthens Digital Privacy

In a highly anticipated decision released Friday, the US Supreme Court updated Fourth Amendment protections for the digital era. In a 5-4 ruling, the court decided in Carpenter v. United States that the government generally needs a warrant in order to access cell site location information, which is automatically generated …

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Another Failed Silicon Valley Exec Gets a Crypto Project

Lucas Duplan, who founded Clinkle and made it into an object lesson in Silicon Valley overhype, is plotting a return. He has raised money from his family and outside investors for a venture fund focused on backing enterprise-software startups, WIRED has learned. The fund will operate out of New York …

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Bill Could Give Californians Unprecedented Control Over Data

Lawmakers in California have introduced a sweeping privacy bill to the state legislature that would give Californians unprecedented control over their data and rein in the power of their Silicon Valley neighbors. Introduced by State Assembly member Ed Chau and state senator Robert Hertzberg, the bill would allow California residents …

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Indictment of Ex-Fitbit Employees Marks a Bigger Legal Shift

Last week, a federal grand jury returned a criminal indictment against six current and former Fitbit employees who allegedly stole trade secrets from Jawbone, where they had all previously worked. Jawbone and Fitbit, both makers of consumer-grade activity trackers, have a long and bitter legal history. But after the International …

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Do You Dream in Internet? Don’t Freak Out

Almost every night, I sit in bed and stare at my phone. Then I fall asleep and dream about the internet. I send friends imaginary iMessages and hear the woo-Oop sound and then the ding when they reply. I scroll through nonsensical tweets and read Slack messages from my boss. …

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The World Needs More Shows Like 'The Terror'

AMC’s new show The Terror presents a fictional retelling of the doomed Franklin expedition, which set off for the Arctic in 1845 and never returned. Horror author Grady Hendrix enjoyed the show’s take on real-life characters like John Franklin and Francis Crozier. “This fits into my favorite genre out there,” …

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