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Career Advice From Andrew Carnegie: How to Hustle | The Art of Manliness

Last month we explored the personal finance wisdom that can be gleaned from the life of Benjamin Franklin. Today we will uncover success lessons from …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Yahoo to encrypt internal traffic following NSA revelations

Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer says additional layers of security will be added following Edward Snowden leaks<p>Yahoo announced plans today to encrypt all internal traffic following the National Security Agency disclosures by Edward Snowden.<p>Following similar moves by other companies such as Google, …

CIA made doctors torture suspected terrorists after 9/11, taskforce finds

Doctors and psychologists working for the US military violated the ethical codes of their profession under instruction from the defence department and the CIA to become involved in the torture and degrading treatment of suspected terrorists, an investigation has concluded.<p>The report of the …

Argentina reveals hundreds of "dirty war" secret files

Hundreds of secret files dating back to the years of military rule in Argentina have been released by the government.<p>They were discovered in an abandoned Air Force building and contain transcripts of meetings held by the junta which ruled from 1976 to 1983.<p>Lists of artists and intellectuals who …

Pondering privacy, Part 1: We’re being exploited and spied on, and that sucks

I’ll admit it: I’m very conflicted on the topic of privacy.<p>On the one hand, I’m offended by companies such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and other …

Some shadowy figures would like to muzzle the press

Behind-the-scenes networks wield power in modern Britain - but they must be held to account<p>Last week, the Privy Council granted a Royal Charter on press regulation – something that this newspaper strongly opposes. The Charter gives Parliament the potential power to gag the press and is a real …

Germany and Brazil circulate UN anti-spying draft resolution

Germany and Brazil have circulated a UN draft resolution calling for an end to excessive electronic surveillance.<p>Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have condemned the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programme.<p>Recent reports that the NSA monitored …

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David Cameron makes veiled threat to media over NSA and GCHQ leaks

David Cameron has called on the Guardian and other newspapers to show "social responsibility" in the reporting of the leaked NSA files to avoid high court injunctions or the use of D notices to prevent the publication of information that could damage national security.<p>In a statement to MPs on …

UK reporters go on trial over phone-hacking at Murdoch press

Two of Britain’s best known journalists are on trial today over phone-hacking carried out by one of the country’s most popular newspapers.<p>Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, both former editors of the now defunct News of the World tabloid, are accused of conspiring to illegally access voicemail …

Gigaom | Anonymous comments could suffer under European Court of Human Rights ruling

Advertisement<p>The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has issued a decision that anti-censorship campaigners say could spell an end to anonymous …

Bank examiner 'fired by Fed over critical report on Goldman Sachs'

A former senior bank examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit, claiming she was fired after refusing to alter a critical examination of Goldman Sachs.<p>The former employee, Carmen Segarra, said that in her seven months of examining Goldman's legal and …

Skype faces NSA-related privacy probe in Luxembourg — Updated

Privacy officials in Luxembourg are investigating Skype over its links to the NSA, as <i>The Guardian</i> reported on Friday, and they could force the …

Our most read today - brain scans of porn addicts: what's wrong with this picture? Scan images show that watching online 'adult' sites can alter our grey matter, which may lead to a change in sexual tastes: http://gu.com/p/3j4dg/tw Don McPhee for the Guardian

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

This post originally appeared over on the Maptia Blog<i>. The team at Maptia are creating a beautiful platform for telling stories about places (launching soon!) and you can check out their</i> 'See The World' <i>manifesto here.</i><p>The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and …

The 20 online talks that could change your life

TED,Education,Technology,Internet,Psychology,Science,Economics,Business,Mental health,Health,Society,Martin Luther King,World news,Religion,Philosophy,Population,Sex,Life and style,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing<p>From TED talks to online seminars, video channels crammed with inspirational and …