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Paper Collective Prints and Posters: A webstore that nods to Denmark’s design heritage and donates at least 15% of profits to charity

Paper Collective Prints and Posters

Denmark has long had a reputation for good design; the country has created beautiful, functional furniture and homeware for decades. New Danish webshop Paper Collective, founded in 2013, proves that it also has a number of contemporary graphic designers……

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Uber has an army of at least 161 lobbyists and they’re crushing regulators

Just four years after launching in San Francisco, Uber has propagated across the world and could be worth as much as $ 40 billion. Part of that success — and what Uber makes headlines for — comes from its ruthless playbook to frustrate the competition and to invade any market it wants, even if it’s facing a government-protected taxi monopoly. Less glamorous but no less important: Uber appears to be completely dominating local politicians who get in its way.

A report from The Washington Post sheds some light on the scope of Uber’s political advocacy wing. According to the Post , local lobbying registration records indicate the company hired private lobbyists in at least 50 US cities and states and has hired at least 161 people to lobby…

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At least three more ‘Fast & Furious’ movies are likely

At a Hollywood Reporter roundtable, Universal’s Donna Langley has apparently promised the Fast & Furious franchise a long life beyond next year’s Furious 7, saying “We think there’s at least three more…I think it’s still a growing franchise,” reports Entertainment Weekly.

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Least useful hack ever puts Windows 95 on your smartwatch

What happens when you give an Android Wear smartwatch to a 16-year-old with a bit too much time on his hands? You get Windows 95 on your wrist. Now, we frankly have no idea why you’d load a desktop operating system from twenty years ago onto a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch with a 1.63-inch display, but, hey, why not? Thanks to emulator software available for Android, this technology mishmash is a reality. Check out the video above to see the results, and if you can’t remember all of the amazing things Windows 95 can do, let Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston give you some groovy tips and tricks.

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Cyber attack reveals data on at least 25,000 workers at the US Department of Homeland Security

US government employees are the victims of the latest security breach. A contractor for the government has revealed that sensitive information on at least 25,000 workers has been obtained as a result of a cyber attack. The information includes standard personal details like Social Security numbers and birth dates, as well as workers’ educational and criminal backgrounds. It also includes information on family members, relatives, and acquaintances.

The data is so complete because the hack targeted a company named US Investigations Services, or USIS, which handles background checks for agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security. The breach specifically included information on employees at the agency’s Immigration and Customs…

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Twitter gives up on encrypting direct messages, at least for now

Twitter has shelved a project that would have made it more difficult for the government to intercept users’ private messages without a court order, sources tell The Verge, a sudden reversal for a company that has been ahead of the curve on privacy at a time of creeping surveillance.

Most of Twitter’s content is public, but there are a few channels that users consider private: personal information, protected accounts, and direct messages, which function like a limited email system.

In November, news leaked that Twitter had started work on encrypting direct messages in order to prevent unauthorized snooping by hackers or the state. But the project was dropped earlier this year without explanation, to the confusion of employees who…

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‘At least three’ more major US retailers reportedly suffer data breaches

Target and Neiman Marcus could be the tip of the iceberg, if a new Reuters report is correct. The organization writes that at least three other US retailers also suffered data breaches “using similar techniques” to the one that penetrated Target last month. Reuters doesn’t specify the names of the companies affected, only that they are “well-known US retailers” which do their business in shopping malls, and aren’t yet certain whether the people responsible for the Target breach — which exposed up to 70 million names, email address, and phone numbers — perpetrated these cyberattacks as well.

Target’s business was notably affected by its breach, with the company announcing that sales might have fallen as much as 2.5 percent…

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Vaccinations have prevented at least 103 million cases of contagious disease since 1924

Vaccinations have been credited with some of humanity’s greatest health technological triumphs over disease, including drastically reducing polio around the globe and almost eliminating smallpox entirely. But how many people have been spared life-threatening infections thanks to the introduction of vaccines? At least 103.1 million children in the US alone since 1924, according to a new analysis of historical infection rate data going back to 1888.

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At least five new J.D. Salinger works will be published, documentary claims

J.D. Salinger’s estate will release “at least five” of the author’s unpublished works in a planned sequence starting in 2015, according to the New York Times. The author, whose novel The Catcher in the Rye has become an oft-challenged literary standard for high schoolers, left detailed instructions for the posthumous publishing of his work. One collection of previously unpublished material will reportedly be called The Family Glass, and will focus on the Glass family, which was the subject of Salinger’s 1961 novel Franny and Zooey. Another will be a “retooled version” of the short story The Last and Best of the Peter Pans, an as-yet-unpublished work currently available as a 12-page manuscript at the Princeton University’s Firestone…

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