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17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

Researchers find Android apps that covertly mine Dogecoin, one of them with more than a million downloads

Two apps in the Play Store, one of them with more than a million downloads, are mining cryptocurrency whenever the device is plugged in for charging.<p>Identified by the researchers of security firm Trend Micro, the apps are some of the first malware found in the Play Store that uses virtual currency …

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Snowden: Obama’s plan to reform NSA spying is a turning point

The person who triggered the furor over the National Security Agency's spying activities has given a tentative thumb's up to plans to change some of the agency's controversial methods.<p>In a statement released Wednesday through the American Civil Liberties Union, Edward Snowden called plans to rein …

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Government requests for Google data soar

Google said this week that government requests for data on users had more than doubled over the last four years.<p>The company released its ninth transparency report, which noted 27,477 worldwide government requests for information from 42,648 users in the second half of 2013. Law enforcement agencies …

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Top Official at Center of Chris Christie Bridge Scandal Resigns

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has resigned amid continuing questions about lane closures near the George Washington Bridge and whether he has used his position to boost his law firm.<p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced David Samson’s …

Republicans Begin Campaign For Next House Intel Chair

Following Mike Rogers’ announcement that he won’t be seeking re-election as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, colleagues were shocked—but …

Why You Shouldn't Believe Vladimir Putin When He Says He Doesn't Want To Invade Eastern Ukraine

While Moscow has denied any intention to invade — they've called the military buildup a "training exercise" — there's plenty of reason to believe the exact opposite, as Michael Weiss explains in a post at Foreign Policy.<p>Considering the Kremlin's shameless lies during and after the invasion of …

Intriguing notation in the margins of Clinton's 1998 State Of The Union address. Whose handwriting? http://t.co/JOpmIYCFmj

Can Rick Perry Get A Second Chance With GOP Voters In 2016

After a disastrous presidential campaign in 2012, can Texas Governor Rick Perry mount a credible bid for the White House in 2016?<p>Texas Governor Rick …