A snow covered street in Kensington, Brooklyn, after another wintery day/one of the parrots Natalie is currently living with in…

A snow covered street in Kensington, Brooklyn, after another wintery day/one of the parrots Natalie is currently living with in Caracas. This bird has a huge vocabulary of Venezuelan slang and none of it is polite.
We are @NatalieKeyssar, an American photographer from New York in Caracas, and @VeronicaSanchis, a Venezuelan photographer from Caracas in New York. #echosight #doubleexposure #montage #multiexposure #collab #blend #mashup #caracas #newyork #rudebird by echosight (via http://instagram.com/p/zZ7ewlpIPK/)

GCHQ also claimed the ability to manipulate the billing servers of cell companies to “suppress” charges in an effort to conceal…

“GCHQ also claimed the ability to manipulate the billing servers of cell companies to “suppress” charges in an effort to conceal the spy agency’s secret actions against an individual’s phone. Most significantly, GCHQ also penetrated “authentication servers,” allowing it to decrypt data and voice communications between a targeted individual’s phone and their telecom provider’s network. A note accompanying the slide asserted that the spy agency was “very happy with the data so far and [was] working through the vast quantity of product.””

The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle (viaiamdanw)

The system failed to resolve other debates in the world of art history though. The 17th-century Italian painter, Caravaggio,…

“The system failed to resolve other debates in the world of art history though. The 17th-century Italian painter, Caravaggio, allegedly gave one of the figures in his altarpiece The Entombment of Christ the features of Michelangelo. But the computer found no matches when it compared the figure, Nicodemus, with bronze busts and a chalk drawing of Michelangelo.”

Possible Anne Boleyn portrait found using facial recognition software (viaiamdanw)

At the moment, Belgium is surviving with help from a mild winter, but, to put the situation in perspective, regulators there are…

“At the moment, Belgium is surviving with help from a mild winter, but, to put the situation in perspective, regulators there are offering a dedicated blackout warning app and website. With diminished reserves, the country would have seen 25 days of blackouts (so far, in mid-February) given a winter on par with 2010/2011. Brutal.”

The Grid Algorithm that Might Black Out Entire Countries (viaiamdanw)