Marketplace Tech for Monday, July 29, 2013

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Two of the country's biggest hacking conferences get underway in Las Vegas this week. Black Hat and Defcon. The biggest difference between the two? This year organizers at Defcon officially disinvited Feds from showing up in the wake of NSA leaks, while Black Hat's keynote speaker will be none other than NSA Director General Keith Alexander. And Google changed Gmail last week -- where once there was one true inbox, now there seem to be three.

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A tale of two hacking conferences: Black Hat vs. Defcon

The biggest difference between the two? This year Defcon organizers disinvited the Feds in the wake of NSA surveillance revelations. While Black Hat's keynote speaker will be none other than NSA Director General Keith Alexander.
Posted In: hacking, NSA leaks, surveillance, malware

Avatar therapy helps adults feel more like children

A research team working at the University of Barcelona has found that when adults are represented by child avatars in a virtual world, they act more like children.
Posted In: Avatar, psychology, spain

Gmail's new inbox sorts spam and bacon

Google changed its popular free email service Gmail last week. Where once there was one true inbox, now there seems to be three.
Posted In: Google, Gmail, email, spam