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Dropbox, iCloud and Snapchat have all denied being “hacked”, but all three services have seen either passwords, pictures or videos leaked from their services in the last few months.
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Dropbox, iCloud and Snapchat have all denied being “hacked”, but all three services have seen either passwords, pictures or videos leaked from their services in the last few months.

Do you use "cloud" storage to backup your files? Do you use "cloud" storage to backup your files?

Dropbox, iCloud and Snapchat have all denied being “hacked”, but all three services have seen either passwords, pictures or videos leaked from their services in the last few months.

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The obvious explanation is that it’s just a cultural quirk, but recent research hints at a deeper reason. Prof Anya Hurlbert, of Newcastle University, asked adults from different cultures to...

Multi-tasking is a bit of a contradiction in terms, as new research suggests the brain struggles to do more than two things at a time. A study by researchers in the US published last year showed...

Because their movements hinder rather than help. A perfectly stiff body (whether alive or dead) is easier to carry for the same weight because you can assess where to hold it and predict how it...

Given optimum conditions, some plants can live forever. It takes a change in external conditions to finish them off. Annual plants, however, usually die soon after seeding.

The latest claimed is ‘Ardi’, a female skeleton found in Ethiopia and recently pieced together. She used two legs to walk, but all four to climb in trees. She lived about 4.4 million...

Tired eyes get dry, and rubbing stimulates the lacrimal glands to produce more fluid. Tiredness also closes your eyes, so you may rub to keep them open. Finally, there’s a connection between...

Electric eels - actually a type of knifefish, not true eels - are notorious for being able to produce a hefty electric shock of up to around 600V. The source of their power is a battery-like array...

Chewing gum has been with us since the Stone Age - chicle gum was made from the sap of the Sapodilla tree. Most modern gums are based on a synthetic equivalent, a rubbery material called...