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How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

Gay Muslim film-maker receives online abuse for hajj documentary

Parvez Sharma’s film A Sinner in Mecca, in which he tries to reconcile his sexuality and his religion, resulted in hate mail and threats<p>A gay Muslim film-maker has said he has received numerous death threats and online abuse before his latest film, A Sinner in Mecca, premiered at the Hot Docs …

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs - MIT Technology Review

Given his calm and reasoned academic demeanor, it is easy to miss just how provocative Erik Brynjolfsson’s contention really is. ­Brynjolfsson, a …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's How Wi-Fi Actually Works

Most computer users know little about how Wi-Fi works. In fact, one of the only things many do know is that sometimes it doesn’t. But even a little …

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Internet activists blame China for cyber-attack that brought down GitHub

GitHub censorship project GreatFire alleges that China authorities redirected global web traffic to launch a massive denial of service attack on the website<p>Activists battling internet censorship in China said Monday they had proof a massive online assault on their websites had been coordinated by …

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UK Space Agency Boosts Cubesat Space Internet Plan

The UK Space Agency announced Friday that it will collaborate with space tech companies Clyde Space and Outernet on the latter's ambitious plan to provide worldwide space-based Internet access.<p>"A partnership with the UK Space Agency is a very exciting step for Outernet," the company's CEO, Syed …

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Why the Hillary Clinton email scandal is bigger than email

Hillary Clinton is being bombarded on all sides after her exclusive use of a personal email address while she was secretary of state became public last week. Her belated explanations have not sufficed, and experts on all sides are wondering whether the former first lady and likely 2016 presidential …

Hillary Clinton

Activist arrested for showing rape documentary in Indian village

Ketan Dixit used borrowed equipment and bedsheets to screen India’s Daughter, which has been banned by the authorities, to 60 people<p>A young activist who defied the Indian government’s ban on the documentary India’s Daughter and screened the film for a village audience near the northern city of Agra …

Insurers worry self-driving cars could put a dent in their business

Three companies note driverless vehicles as a possible financial threat, while a parts manufacturer fears a decline in ‘the number and severity of accidents’<p>A world of robot cars may still be a long way off but that hasn’t stopped some big insurance companies from worrying about them. And not for …

Science: Where are the women? | @GrrlScientist

What can be done to increase the numbers of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- the so-called STEM fields? The Royal Society explores this very question in today’s video, which features physicist Dame Athene Donald FRS and cognitive neuroscientist Professor Sarah-Jayne …

Malaysia Airlines MH 370 Search May Start Over if Failures Persist

If the massive undersea search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 turns up nothing by the end of May, the three countries leading the effort will go …

More Jobs, Less Inflation Drive Down 'Misery' — So Where's The Joy?

For decades, economists have tracked the "misery index," a simple formula that adds the unemployment rate to the inflation rate. The result equals how miserable — or not — you feel.<p>On Friday, the Labor Department released February's jobs report, and the good numbers will further drive down the …

Why Edward Snowden won't be coming home anytime soon

"Snowden is ready to return to the States, but on the condition that he is given a guarantee of a legal and impartial trial," Snowden's Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said.<p>Ben Wizner, one of Snowden's American legal counsels, told U.S. News that Snowden should get leniency like General David …

Surveillance

Obama in Selma: Ferguson report shows civil rights 'march is not yet finished'

Barack Obama address on civil rights in Selma, Alabama – full text<p>Read more<p>Barack Obama delivered one of the most poignant speeches of his presidency on Saturday, using the backdrop of Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge to call for an end to the discrimination he said still casts “a long shadow” over …

Black History

Lung cancer stem cell therapy to be trialled in UK

Trial will involve 56 patients with metastatic lung cancer who will undergo treatment using genetically modified bone marrow stem cells<p>British patients will be the first in the world to receive a pioneering cell therapy that scientists hope will transform the treatment of lung cancer.<p>The treatment …

Why racism is not backed by science

As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist<p>Barely a week goes by without some dispiriting tale of racism seeping into the public consciousness: the endless stream of Ukip supporters expressing some ill-conceived and unimaginative hate; football hooligans …

Racism

Filling the void: readers' photos on the theme of 'absence'

For last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of ‘absence’ via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favourites

India’s Daughter: ‘I made a film on rape in India. Men’s brutal attitudes truly shocked me’

Leslee Udwin spent two years making a documentary on the horrific rape and killing of young medical student Jyoti Singh. And it asks, has the attack really spurred a sea change for gender equality in India?<p>Jyoti Singh, 23, had cause to celebrate. It was no ordinary Sunday. “Happiness was just a few …

India

Can violence be moral?

Hours after the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on January 7th, 2015, the US President Barack Obama, condemned the “cowardly, evil…and senseless attacks” perpetrated by the men who murdered twelve people. Leaders throughout the western world expressed similar sentiments. It …

Isis fighters destroy ancient artefacts at Mosul museum

Islamic State militants ransacked Mosul’s central museum, destroying priceless artefacts that are thousands of years old, in the group’s latest rampage which threatens to upend millennia of coexistence in the Middle East.<p>The destruction of statues and artefacts that date from the Assyrian and …

Mesopotamia

LEAKED: These may be the first real photos of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Lewis Hilsenteger of YouTube channel Unbox Therapy claims to have gotten his hands on images of Samsung's newest smartphones just days before they're expected to be announced.<p>The phones look legitimate — we won't know until Samsung holds its press event on March 1 — but the images appear to be the …

Phones

Tumblr users had hilarious reactions to the color-changing dress

The entire internet lost its cool on Thursday night when a Tumblr user posted a picture of a dress along with the caption"guys please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can't agree and we are freaking the f**k out."<p>Here's what that dress looked like, in …

Social Media

Google just paid $25 million to buy the entire '.app' web domain

Google decided to apply for new top-level domains (TLDs) way back in 2012, four years after ICANN, the organization that controls the world's domain names, decided to expand the overall number of generic TLDs.<p>Google applied for dozens at the time, including .docs, .android, .free, .fyi, .foo, and, …

Apps

Chinese Milk Is Being Dumped In Fields

In a country still haunted by bitter memories of food shortages,which during the Great Leap Forward led tens of millions of Chinese to become “hungry ghosts,” the sight of milk being discarded makes for painful viewing. But currently in Hebei, Shandong, Inner Mongolia, and many more places, milk is …

Charlie Hebdo cartoon prompts restraint call in UK

<b>British Muslims have been urged to react with restraint to the publication in Charlie Hebdo magazine of a new cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.</b><p>A letter signed by dozens of Muslim leaders said they understood most Muslims would be hurt and offended.<p>But they said patience and tolerance was the …

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