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Medical cannabis, recreational cannabis; it's getting hard to tell the two apart -- even in states where only the former is allowed. Just look at your local dispensary. If it's anything like my local weed shop, your cannabis choices are governed more by the brand name and relative THC content than...

July 24th 2015 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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After months of investigation, law enforcement has nabbed suspects believed to be behind hacks at JPMorgan Chase and other big banks... and they're not quite the master criminals you might expect. Both the FBI and Israeli police have arrested four people for what now appears to be a classic "pump...

July 21st 2015 at 8:23pm 0 Comments
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Google's navigation subsidiary Waze is getting into the carpooling business via a pilot program in Israel, according to Reuters. The application, called RIdeWith, will use the company's traffic reporting system to figure out popular routes and match drivers with users going the same direction. Unl...

July 6th 2015 at 7:02am 0 Comments
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Sometimes you just need to grab 18 miles of fluorescent string, coat it in ultraviolet paint and stretch it along an art installation and hit it with black lights. At least that's what artist Julien Salaud did recently with his "Stellar Cave" series. As My Modern Met observes, the threads are wra...

April 24th 2015 at 6:08am 0 Comments
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Navit Keren grew up in Israel. She's lived through the signing of historic peace treaties, and horrific terrorist attacks. Just as important though, she's witness to the dramatic deterioration of the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians. The biggest problem she sees, is a lack of empathy...

March 14th 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It's always good news when a service that processes a lot of cash improves its security measures. PayPal, for instance, has just established a security center in Israel by acquiring a local company called CyActive. The company already has a Fraud and Risk Detection Center in Tel Aviv, but CyActive...

March 11th 2015 at 6:05am 0 Comments
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State-sponsored hacking attempts frequently rely on specially written software, but that's a risky move. Unless it's well-made, custom code can be a giveaway as to who's responsible. Attackers are switching things up, however. Security researchers at CrowdStrike and Cymmetria have discovered tha...

December 27th 2014 at 11:46pm 0 Comments
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Google regularly screens Android apps in the Play Store, but it's usually focused on blocking malware and scams rather than the substance of the apps themselves. Today, though, it took the rare step of policing content by removing Bomb Gaza, a game that made light of the current conflict between I...

August 4th 2014 at 11:48pm 0 Comments
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The Google Play store is under criticism for recently hosting multiple games centered around the Israel-Gaza war. Apps such as Bomb Gaza and Gaza Assault: Code Red recently appeared on the Android marketplace before eventually being removed today. A cached version of Gaza Assault's store listing s...

August 4th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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For more than three years, Onavo has plied its trade reducing internet costs for smartphone users. Facebook knows that data-shrinking is key to its founder's plan to connect the world, which is why it's bought the Israeli startup. Under Facebook's guidance, Onavo will work with members of the Inte...

October 14th 2013 at 4:33am 0 Comments