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Hackers could take control of a plane using in-flight entertainment system

A flaw in an in-flight entertainment system used by major airlines including Emirates, Virgin and Qatar could let hackers access a planes' controls.<p>The security hole in the Panasonic Avionics in-flight system is used in planes run by 13 major airlines and could put passengers' information and …

Edward Snowden claims American and British spies hacked into the world’s largest SIM manufacturer

Edward Snowden is back at it with more claims about government security operations.<p>According to documents he provided to The Intercept, American and British spies hacked into Gemalto, the largest SIM card manufacturer in the world, to steal encryption keys for its cards. These keys basically allow …

The Indelible Stain of Donald Trump

The Republican Party’s politically lethal embrace of Donald J. Trump is very nearly complete.<p>In endorsing Mr. Trump earlier this month, Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House, stipulated that while he and Mr. Trump have their differences, “we have more common ground than disagreement.” A President …

NASA Astronauts Can Already Farm On Mars

The prospect of conquering the dark and vast expanse of space has fascinated the human mind for a good part of the last century. Perhaps that is why ‘The Martian,’ a film adaptation of Andy Weir’s book about one man’s struggle to survive on Mars, rocketed to the No. 1 spot at the box office this …

Space Science

Kickstarter is now a 'Public Benefit Corporation': what does that mean?

Kickstarter has decided to become a Public Benefit Corporation, eschewing a focus only on profits to refocus on what they believe will be a public …

Kickstarter

5 Reasons Why You Should Pause American Football and Watch the Rugby World Cup

Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images<p>AP<p>Dirck Halstead—Getty Images<p>Steve Miller—AP<p>Joseph Costa—New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images<p>Eric …

Boxing

NZ dairy bust shows far-reaching ripples from China changes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — As Chinese grew wealthier while their economy raced ahead, dairy farmers more than 6,000 miles away in verdant New …

McDonald’s snubbed Burger King peace burger to favor UN refugee effort

This aricle is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Mark Rivett-Carnac @mrivettcarnac<p>After snubbing an …

10 Most Deceptive PR Campaigns in History

During World War II, a wealth of processed, nonperishable foods were created to ship to American soldiers. When the war ended, the companies that …