Google Is 2 Billion Lines of Code—And It’s All in One Place

By comparison, Microsoft Windows—one of the most complex software tools ever built for a single computer—is about 50 million lines.

With Virtual Machines, Getting Hacked Doesn’t Have To Be That Bad

All major consumer operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, are way too easy to hack. One mishap — opening the wrong email attachment, installing malware that pretends to be Flash, not updating your software quickly enough — and you’ve given the keys to the kingdom to an attacker.

Facebook and Twitter User Behavior Changes: New Research

Is your business on Facebook and Twitter? Have you considered sharing news with your audience? Research indicates that people are using Facebook and Twitter for more than connecting with friends and brands. They’re now looking to these platforms for updates on current events. In this article you’ll discover how the way people use Facebook and Twitter is shifting, and […]

Thousands show support for young scientist in #IStandWithAhmed

It began with a clock. 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, a freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, brought a homemade clock that he’d built that weekend to school on Tuesday.


A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in Texas after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb.

Omar Ghabra won Twitter with these photos, and this quip: “An Arab-looking man of Syrian descent in a garage w/his accomplice building what appears to be a bomb. Arrest them.”

The tweet was a response to the story everyone’s outraged about today: Ahmed Mohamed, the kid in Texas whose wonderful homemade clock sparked a racist reply by his school, and by authorities.

Apple founder Steve Jobs, seen here in classic “garage” photos with Steve Wozniak, was the son of a Syrian migrant to the United States.



Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested when authorities mistook the homemade clock he brought to school for a bomb, is now the recipient of an outpouring of support online


Hey Ahmed, you can let those haters know POTUS thinks your clock is “cool.”

President Obama tweeted a message of support to Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Muslim boy from Texas who was arrested when a teacher mistook a clock Mohamed had built for a bomb. In the tweet, Obama compliments Mohamed’s work and invites him to the White House

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I made a website just after I woke up this morning. I used, a new service that aims to make designing websites easy and fun.
Here’s the ‘Bomb’ Clock That Got Ahmed Mohamed Arrested

At a press conference today, police in Irving, Texas, released this photo of the homemade clock 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed brought to his high school

New Crypto Tool Makes Anonymous Surveys Truly Anonymous

Two Cornell crypto researchers have developed some math tricks to ensure survey respondents can speak their minds without fear of identification.

21 Bitcoin computer
If you’ve ever wanted to get into the Bitcoin game for fun and profit, this new $400 gadget could be the best way to do so. 21 Inc.’s Bitcoin Computer is a tiny Linux-based box that lets you mine the cryptocurrency and buy and sell digital goods for Bitcoin, either independently or plugged into a PC.
Join us at the Freedom to Innovate Summit

EFF is working with the Center for Civic Media at MIT to organize the Freedom to Innovate Summit (F2i) at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 10 and 11. The conference will bring together student innovators and researchers to discuss how to defend student tinkerers.

This gathering comes at a crucial time, as innovators confront mounting threats from copyright holders under a regime that often marginalizes fair use, as well as opportunistically aggressive government agencies and prosecutors.

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