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Congress passes NSA surveillance reform in vindication for Snowden

Bulk collection of Americans’ phone records to end as US Senate passes USA Freedom Act<p>The US Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to end the bulk collection of millions of Americans’ phone records, ushering in the country’s most significant surveillance reform since 1978 two years after NSA …

Why Is It a Crime to Evade Government Scrutiny?

Prosecutors may suspect Dennis Hastert of serious misconduct, but charging him with trying to avoid surveillance risks criminalizing harmless behavior.<p>Dennis Hastert is a hard man to defend. The former House Speaker got filthy rich as a Washington, D.C. lobbyist by trading on the contacts and …

Duke University Professor Stands By Racist Comments

Jerry Hough has seen a lot in his 40 years as a professor at Duke University -- including that “the blacks” in his classes just don’t have the same desire to integrate into American society as “the Asians” do.<p>Hough expressed this takeaway in a response to a May 9 New York Times editorial titled …

NSA mass phone surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal

• Collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is ruled unlawful<br>• Landmark decision by appeals court clears way for full challenge against NSA<p>The US court of appeals has ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata is unlawful, in a landmark decision that clears the way for a full legal …

Surveillance

New Study Finds No Link Between Gaming And Sexist Attitudes

A few days ago a German longitudinal study was published that explored the connection between gaming and sexist attitudes. The results broadly show that playing videogames doesn’t make people sexist.<p>The study was based around cultivation theory, which posits that long-term exposure to media content …

Research

French comedian found guilty of 'condoning terrorism' in Facebook post

A French comedian has been found guilty and given a two-month suspended sentence for condoning terrorism after a comment suggesting he sympathised with one of the jihadists who attacked Paris.<p>Dieudonné M’bala M’bala was arrested on 14 January after writing “I feel like Charlie Coulibaly” on …

Terrorism

Is The Yakuza Behind Caroline Kennedy Death Threats?

Tokyo police are looking into a political group with ties to the Japanese mob as it investigates death threats made to against Ambassador Caroline …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Why Is The U.S. Helping To Bail Out A For-Profit University?

Talk about trying to fly under the radar: announcing a deal during Thanksgiving week is a sure sign that someone—in this case the U.S. Department of Education—doesn’t want you to notice.<p>In the deal announced on November 20, a student debt collection company, ECMC Group, will buy 56 college campuses …

Report: Nearly all drug defendants “forced” to plead guilty

<b>Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill (Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>97 percent of drug defendants forgo their right to trial and plead out. HRW highlights undue prosecutorial power<p>Natasha Lennard<p>December 5, 2013 3:20pm (UTC)<p>"It is very clear that prosecutors control the criminal …

Fat and healthy is a myth, new study says

So your<p>body mass indexsays you're obese, but you don't have "pre-diabetes" - a mix of factors such ashypertension, high cholesterol and high glucose levels that indicates you're on the road to metabolic illness. And you're thinking you've beaten the odds, right?<p>Wait 10 years, a new study says. Odds …

Swaddling babies can cause them hip problems, doctors warn

The practice of swaddling babies, which has become fashionable as a way to calm them, risks causing them hip problems as they grow, doctors warn.<p>Parents have been turning to the old-fashioned practice in order to settle their babies and help them sleep better. Swaddling, which involves wrapping the …

What To Expect Before Becoming 'Engineer #1' at a Startup

“It kinda sucks to be engineer #1.”<p>That’s what a couple of my friends – engineers at Google and Bloomberg who have been following the rise of startup culture with intrigue – told me recently. They were referring to non-founder engineers, most commonly the first hire for technology businesses.<p>Often …

Colombia extradites drug lord Daniel Barrera to US

<b>Colombia has extradited one of the country's most notorious drug lords to the US, officials have said.</b><p>Daniel Barrera, known as "El Loco" (The Madman), was caught last year in Venezuela, and sent back to Colombia.<p>While on the run he had cosmetic surgery and tried to burn his fingerprints to conceal …

'Godfather of heroin' dead at age 80

A man dubbed the "godfather of heroin" has died at the age of 80, leaving behind a dark and powerful tale.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> and AP tell it: Lo Hsing Han, who died Saturday in Burma, existed as "a potent symbol of the ability of the country's drug warlords to operate with impunity."<p>He first got …