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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: …

Books

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, …

Marissa Mayer

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

Doctors were asked to torture detainees for intelligence gathering, and unethical practices continue, review concludes<p>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 …

Cybercrime

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

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Juergen Faelchle<p>I’ll admit it: I’m very conflicted on the topic of privacy.<p>On the one hand, I’m …

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 …

Surveillance

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

Prime minister alludes to courts and D notices and singles out the Guardian over coverage of Edward Snowden saga<p>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 …

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 …

International Law

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 …

Corruption

Skype faces NSA-related privacy probe in Luxembourg — Updated

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Privacy officials in Luxembourg are investigating Skype over its links to the NSA, as <i>The Guardian</i> reported on Friday, and they …

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

From TED talks to online seminars, video channels crammed with inspirational and thought-provoking lectures are educating us on everything from town planning and depression to body language, animal morality and dangers of sugar in just a few minutes. Here is our pick of the best, from Amanda Palmer …