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What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about US spying on French leaders

Francois Hollande apparently held secret meetings with Germany's opposition and Nicolas Sarkozy believed he was the one who could lead the push to resolve the financial crisis in 2008, according to WikiLeaks documents<p>Documents published online by WikiLeaks show that the US wiretapped three French …

North Africa

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Terrorism

A former Googler has declared war on ad blockers with a new startup that tackles them in an unorthodox way

Ad blocking poses an existential threat to publishers and big sellers of digital ads like Google — which is reported to have lost as much as $6.6 billion in revenue to ad blockers last year.<p>Now one former Googler is fighting back against the blockers.<p>Sourcepoint is launching Thursday with $10 …

Digital Advertising

This Is Twitter's Top Secret Project Lightning

The new tool will give the company a way to show the best of Twitter to both logged-in and logged-out users on a variety of platforms. It will have instantly loading videos and rich images, and will occupy a front-and-center location in an upcoming version of the Twitter app.<p>Dick Costolo is …

Sprint quits throttling after net neutrality rules come into effect

On Friday, the FCC's new net neutrality rules came into effect, and already we're seeing the repercussions: Sprint has halted its practice of throttling wireless data speeds for some customers, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports.<p>Sprint announced last year that it would begin slowing speeds for its …

Canon's Newest Camera Has Utterly Insane Zoom

It’s too bad Mazda called shotgun on the “Zoom Zoom” tagline, because it would be perfect for Canon’s latest compact camera.<p>Canon’s new Powershot G3 …

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

You can now get refunds for your Steam game purchases

Gaming giant Valve has introduced a refund system on its PC game marketplace Steam, allowing users to get their money back for just about any purchase from its store.<p>Valve will honor refund requests made within 14 days of purchase, provided the titles in question have been played for less than two …

Gaming

This is Microsoft's new $20 phone

Microsoft has announced a new entry-level phone that costs just $20, aimed at emerging markets.<p>The 2G-based Nokia 105 features a 1.4-inch color display, can store up to 2,000 contacts, offers FM radio and promises up to 35 days of standby time.<p>It weighs just 2.4 ounces (70g), has a replaceable …

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