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Microsoft and other U.S. firms disclose security flaws to spies before customers, report claims

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Blazej Lyjak<p>Imagine you’re a government customer of Microsoft(s msft)’s, in some country that isn’t …

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Philadelphia Closes 23 Schools, New $400 Million Prison Being Built

Philadelphia officials are closing almost two dozen schools and decimating the budgets of the remaining schools under a so-called “doomsday” …

10 things about Bitcoin every consumer should know

Bitcoin's trajectory over the past few years is nothing short of impressive. A peer-to-peer alternative currency whose creator remains anonymous five years later, Bitcoin sounds like something out of a science fiction novel.<p>However, Bitcoin has paid off for many of its early adopters, and is moving …

FISA request roundup: Who has Uncle Sam asked to see your data, and how often?

As much as the federal government would like it to, the public outrage at the scope of its PRISM program has yet to die down, despite any good the program may have served in the interests of national and local security. The revelations made by Edward Snowden have cast a bright light on the powers …

Israeli firm helps NSA spy on Americans and Mexicans

Verint Systems has been contracted since 2006 for the mass interception of Mexican telecommunications, <i>Wired</i> magazine recently revealed, as part of US …

Five Errors the Washington Post Should Have Caught About Marijuana

In recent years, the <i>Washington Post</i> has managed to strike a balance between pro- and anti-legalization opinion pieces (e.g. Rauch's "Let's Go Down the Aisle Toward Legalized Pot" and Wehner's "Republicans should just say no."). Importantly, even when the Post has published pieces that I disagree …

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Marijuana Stocks: How to Legally Invest in the Ultimate Cash Crop

The medical marijuana movement is the strongest it's ever been, with successful decriminalization in several states and strong progress in dozens of …

Mexico City To Consider Legalizing Marijuana

The leftwing Party of the Democratic Revolution is preparing legislation that would make it legal to smoke weed in Mexico City, news site Sin Embargo reports.<p>The potentially game-changing legislation, which legislators plan to introduce in September, would allow people to grow marijuana at home, …

NSA considers ending collection of data on Americans' phone calls

The National Security Agency is reviewing whether to stop collecting a vast stockpile of records of Americans’ telephone calls — the most controversial component of its surveillance programs — by allowing telecommunications companies to retain the data until U.S. intelligence officials have a …