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Found! 3 super-Earth planets that could support alien life

The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced Tuesday.<p>An international team of scientists found three potentially habitable planets around the star Gliese 667C, a star 22 light-years from Earth that is orbited by at least …

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders …

$7B Afghan War Gear Scrapped

Taliban peace talks: 'Peace and reconciliation' negotiations to take place in Qatar

The US is to open direct talks with Taliban leaders within days, it was revealed on Tuesday, after Washington agreed to drop a series of …

Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy

Microsoft backtracked Wednesday on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game piracy.<p>Microsoft faced a huge backlash when it announced the policy, just before the E3 video game conference earlier this month. …

Smart window startup View raises another $60M led by Corning

Following the start of commercial production (and a name change) late last year, smart window maker View announced on Tuesday that it’s raised …

Obama steps up defense of NSA snooping: ‘Freedom vs. security is a false choice’

President Barack Obama wants you to know that those PRISM slides you saw last week aren’t the full picture.<p>The president appeared on the <i>Charlie Rose</i> show Monday night, defending the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices and attempting to calm the fears that the government’s …

Investors lack quantum-computing startups to fund, so they’re turning to these guys

Serguei Kouzmine, managing partner at the newly formed QWave Fund, would like very much to fund a startup pushing a commercial-grade quantum …

Woz: This is not my America

As the passions and justifications swirl around the revelations concerning the NSA, the rest of the world sits and wonders.<p>Is only the U.S. involved? Or might, perhaps, every government on Earth be rather keen to use all technological methods to protect its interests?<p>What do ordinary Americans …

Associated Press News

Chilling Letter From Chinese Factory Worker Found In Kmart Halloween Decorations

The man, identified only as Mr. Zhang to protect his identity, told the Times that he was imprisoned in a labor camp where "inmates toiled seven days a week, their 15-hour days haunted by sadistic guards."<p>The labor camps are full of petty criminals or people who rebel against the country's …

Chinese Communist Party

Governments Requested Information on as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

Government agencies requested information on somewhere between 18,000 and 19,000 Facebook accounts, according to a post on the company’s website.<p>The …

Surveillance

Surgeons implant lab-grown blood vessel into first US patient

In a major step forward for tissue engineering, surgeons at Duke University have successfully implanted a bioengineered blood vessel into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. The procedure is the first of its kind in the US, and one of the first such efforts worldwide.<p>The vessels …

NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

Edward Snowden, NSA files source: 'If they want to get you, in time they will'

Edward Snowden was interviewed over several days in Hong Kong by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill.<p><b>Q: Why did you decide to become a …

Microsoft's Xbox One policy answers raise even more questions

Earlier this week, Microsoft finally clarified some of its policies regarding the Xbox One — specifically, privacy concerns surrounding the always-listening Kinect; whether the console is an always-on device; and the ability to play used games on it. The company had dodged questions about those …

US Accidentally Uploads Secret Israeli Missile Base Plans To Public Website

The blunder knocked Israeli officials for a loop, reports Sheera Frankel of McClatchy:<p>"If an enemy of Israel wanted to launch an attack against a facility, this would give him an easy how-to guide. This type of information is closely guarded and its release can jeopardize the entire facility," said …

Israel

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Rescuers use liquid dish soap to free trapped rock climber<p>Michael Avenatti says Stormy Daniels' arrest was 'politically motivated'<p>Michael Avenatti on …

Crime

Russia's 2014 Olympic Medals Are Pretty Badass

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi — the games are less than a year away! — …

MyCadbox Is A Dropbox For CAD Files, But With Evernote-Style Ambitions

The idea of offering a cloud-based service for designers, engineers and stakeholders to share and collaborate on CAD files isn’t a new one. GrabCAD, which is VC-backed to the tune of $14 million, springs to mind. There’s also Sunglass, a company that made its private beta debut at TechCrunch …

Researchers Discover A Mammoth Carcass Full Of Blood

A Russian team from Yakutsk found the carcass in the frozen tundra of the New Siberian Islands.<p>"We suppose that the mammoth fell into water or got bogged down in a swamp, could not free herself and died. Due to this fact the lower part of the body, including the lower jaw, and tongue tissue, was …

Mammoths

Major U.S. Weapons Compromised By Chinese Hackers, Report Warns

A previously undisclosed portion of a U.S. Defense report lists the specific weapons system designs that it says have been at least partially …

Pentagon leak reveals tensions

Chinese hackers may rank high on the military’s list of enemies <b>—</b> but back in Washington, they sometimes double as one of the Pentagon’s greatest political assets.<p>A steady stream of cyberattacks targeting everything from U.S. weapons systems to corporate trade secrets has provided the Defense …

China Is Winning the Cyber War Because They Hacked U.S. Plans for Real War

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Washington Post</i>'s Ellen Nakashima reports in Tuesday's paper that Chinese cyberthieves have …