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FLOTUS Brings Her Reign of Greatness to New Levels

Michelle Obama got together with the boys of the Miami Heat to discuss how healthy eating can help you perform like a champion. Then this happened:<p>via whitehouse.tumblr.com<p>LeBron looks particularly proud—who wouldn't be?! Watch the full video in all its fruit-eating glory, here:

Snowden: Coming Home 'Not Possible' Under Whistle-Blower Laws

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says that it is "not possible" for him to come back home to face charges, unless changes are made to the Whistleblower Protection Act.<p>During a live question and answer session hosted by a website collecting money for his legal defense, Snowden said that as a …

Associated Press News

Archos will debut multiple 'Pebble-like' smartwatches at CES, starting at less than $50

There's one more interesting nugget in today's jam-packed Archos press release. Alongside the home tablet, scale, weather system, activity monitor, et al. is a very brief mention of a smartwatch -- a "selection of" smartwatches, actually. There's not much info here, save for the fact that at least …

The NSA Has A Way To Intercept Computers Mid-Shipment And Install Spyware On Them

According to the report, TAO dabbles in a lot of spying activities, but there are a few that stand out as especially invasive.<p>First, the TAO program can intercept hardware like laptops before they're shipped to a user and install malware on the devices that let spies track the owner. The process is …

Surveillance

Mikhail Khodorkovsky applies for visa to visit Switzerland

<b>Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has applied for a visa to travel to Switzerland, the Swiss foreign ministry says.</b><p>A spokesman said Khodorkovsky submitted his request for a three-month Schengen visa at the Swiss embassy in Berlin.<p>Khodorkovsky, 50, a staunch critic of Russian President …

Russia

Edward Snowden broadcasts Channel 4's alternative Christmas Day message

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who prompted a worldwide debate when he leaked a cache of top secret documents about US and UK spying, has recorded a Christmas Day television message in which he calls for an end to the mass surveillance revealed by his disclosures.<p>The short film was recorded for …

Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

In an angry exchange with Barack Obama, Angela Merkel has compared the snooping practices of the US with those of the Stasi, the ubiquitous and all-powerful secret police of the communist dictatorship in East Germany, where she grew up.<p>The German chancellor also told the US president that America's …

How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program by pointing to “minimization” procedures that are …

White House sticks with double duty for NSA director

It looks like NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander, and his successor, will hold on to the additional role as head of US cyberoperations.<p>The Obama administration said Friday that a single military official will continue to head up both the US National Security Agency and US Cyber Command.<p>"Following a …

Associated Press News

Chemical Weapons Were Used At Least Four Other Times in Syria, UN Says

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The United Nations has finally issued its report on whether or not chemical weapons were used in …

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Noam Chomsky: America hates its poor

<b>(AP/Hatem Moussa)</b><p>Linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky on our country’s brutal class war — and why it’s ultimately so one-sided<p>Chris Steele<p>December 1, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p><i>This is an excerpt from the just released second edition of Noam Chomsky’s</i> "Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity," <i>edited by</i> …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

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