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Defector: WikiLeaks ‘Will Lie to Your Face’

He was a true believer in Julian Assange and his secret-spilling operation—until he realized what Assange’s grand plan really was.<p>Last February, …

WikiLeaks

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

Onward, Christian soldiers: Right-wing religious nationalists launch dramatic new power play

<b>(Getty/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>Evangelical extremists mount “Project Blitz,” a covert campaign to re-create a Christian America that never existed<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>April 29, 2018 4:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s just beginning to dawn on folks how much Donald Trump’s presidency relies on religious support. All the …

Religion

Here’s what you need to know about malware and phishing

The days of typewritten memos are a distant memory, and virtually anyone with a job agrees that email is vital to a functioning business. This dependence makes it a prime tool for hackers, who seize upon our close relationship with email to trick us into opening malware or falling for a phishing …

Cybersecurity

The drugs found in London’s fatberg autopsy present a surprising discovery into city life

When scientists performed an autopsy on a chunk of London’s huge fatberg, they found the monstrous lump contained 20 types of drugs. Perhaps more surprising was that it had a higher concentration of prohibited gym supplements than street drugs, such as cocaine and MDMA.<p>Channel 4 and utilities …

Autopsy

How to keep your ISP’s nose out of your browser history with encrypted DNS

Using Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1, other DNS services still require some command-line know-how.<p>The death of network neutrality and the loosening of …

Information Security

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Stealing Wi-Fi Passwords with an Evil Twin Attack

While Wi-Fi networks can be set up by smart IT people, that doesn't mean the users of the network are similarly tech-savvy. We'll demonstrate how an …

501 Days of Trump & Co. Stealing America Blind

<b>On the day</b> he took the oath of office, Donald Trump delivered two messages about what to expect from his administration. First came the lofty promise …

This Is The Secret Meaning Behind The Devil's Number 666

It's a code for his real name.<p>We've all heard about the infamous number 666, which is rather cryptically referred to as the "number of the beast" in …

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

If you don’t # DeleteFacebook it’s your funeral

# DeleteFacebook is a rapidly growing movement that has seen over US$80 billion wiped off Facebook’s share price, or Faecesbook as it is now known, …

Privacy

Republicans rigged our democracy. Here's how Democrats can fight back

Donald Trump wasn’t elected because Democrats lost a policy fight in 2016. What Democrats did was lose a procedural fight that has been going on since the early 1990s, when Republicans began waging a relentless, brutal, and completely one-sided war, systematically using their lawmaking power to …

Political Science

Facebook was tracking your text message and phone call data. Now what?

If you installed a Facebook app to your Android smartphone, odds are good that Facebook has been logging your phone calls and text message data ever …

Gangster’s paradise: how organised crime took over Russia

I was in Moscow in 1988, during the final years of the Soviet Union. The system was sliding towards shabby oblivion, even if no one knew at the time how soon the end would come. While carrying out research for my doctorate on the impact of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, I was interviewing Russian …

Russia

The Surprising Way People Can Tell if You're Rich, According to Science

Even if you walk tall and wear designer pieces, you still might look poor to others.<p>Like politics and religion, we usually consider it a little impolite or touchy to talk about how much money someone does or doesn't have. But what if there wasn't a way to hide our financial situation? What if …

How To Safely Access The Dark Web

The deep web and its inner recess, the dark web - those less well-trodden parts of the internet beyond the reach of Google and Bing - are not for the …

Report: White Men Stockpile Guns Because They’re Afraid of Black People

In a clear case of reverse racism, an obscure, little-known discipline called “science” has revealed that the vast majority of gun owners are …

BuzzFeed maneuver could free Stormy Daniels to speak on Trump

BuzzFeed may have found a legal opening to allow the porn actress Stormy Daniels to discuss her alleged relationship with President Donald Trump and a $130,000 payment she received just before the 2016 election as part of a nondisclosure agreement she is now trying to void.<p>The same Trump attorney …

Donald Trump

13 Facts About Serial Killers That You Definitely Shouldn't Read After 10PM (But Will Because You Hate Yourself)

Sleep? WHO NEEDS THAT?

Crime

Privacy is not dead, but it’s going to cost you

These days it’s hard to disconnect from digital life, even temporarily. But Mozilla’s Cathleen Berger argues we should give more thought to how we …

McAfee buys VPN TunnelBear to help protect users from prying eyes

TunnelBear was sold to Intel eight years ago, but it was spun out to become an independent company last year<p>McAfee has announced the acquisition of …

Beijing police are using facial-recognition glasses to identify car passengers and number plates

Police on the outskirts of Beijing are using facial-recognition glasses that can identify passengers and car number plates within milliseconds.<p>The smart glasses were first tested in Beijing at a highway checkpoint last week, according to Reuters.<p>Powered by artificial intelligence, the eyewear …

Surveillance

Beware 'Disease X': the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night

Over two days in early February, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened an expert committee at its Geneva headquarters to consider the unthinkable.<p>The goal was to identify pathogens with the potential to spread and kill millions but for which there are currently no, or insufficient, …

Earth's Flip-Flopping Magnetic Field is Screwing with Satellites Over Africa

The "big flip" may be on its way.<p>We foolishly assume some things about the Earth will always be the same. Sure, it’s safe to assume the sky will …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

6 weird weapons that emerged from the US Civil War

If there is anything that drives innovation in science and technology, it's a good old-fashioned war. When you need to kill your enemies faster and deader than they kill you, governments are willing to try nearly anything, no matter how insane it sounds.<p>That isn't to say we haven't gotten amazing …

Hypersonic weapons can make virtually all missile defenses useless — and destabilize the world order

The Cold War gave the world intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that could carry nuclear weapons, and cruise missiles that could be launched from ships and aircraft.<p>Now, like a lot of Cold War era military equipment, these weapons are getting a 21st century tune up. But it is not the …

Military

Best Exercises to Get Rid of Man Boobs

"Man boobs" can be one of two things: an enlargement of breast tissue due to hormone changes that result in gynecomastia—a condition that occurs most …

Here's every weapon the US Army gives to its soldiers

It goes without saying that the US Army is continuously testing and adding new weapons to its arsenal.<p>For example, the Army recently began to replace the M9 and M11 pistols with the M17 and M18, but has only delivered them to soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. …

Military