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Justice Department Lifts Secrecy Veil On Cell Phone Tracking "Stingrays"

The move was aimed at addressing privacy concerns but critics note the new policies do not apply to local police departments using the devices with more frequency.<p>Details of a cell phone spying tool that federal law enforcement have tried to keep secret for years will be made slightly more public …

Libraries are banding together in support of Tor

In July, the Kilton Public Library in New Hampshire partnered with the Library Freedom Project (LFP), to become the first library in the country to run a server connecting to Tor, an online network that allows users to browse the internet anonymously. But in August, the Department of Homeland …

This new grocery store wants to sell old food for cheap to cure hunger

If you picked up an apple with a bruise on its side, would you buy it or put it back on the shelf? Most Americans would probably choose the latter, and that’s contributing to a national problem of food waste. A report released in February found that the US wastes about 60 million metric tons of …

France Declares Rooftops Must Have Solar Panels or Gardens

<b>France has passed a green rooftop law to create more solar power and urban gardens.</b><p>In an effort to keep up with more eco-friendly countries like …

Solar Power

The world is getting better all the time, in 11 maps and charts - Vox

1<p>  <p>Humanity's greatest accomplishment: We're living longer than ever<p>For most of human history, our lives were nasty, brutish, and pretty damn short. Only in the past 200 years or so, as this chart shows, have people started living lives that even come close to what we see as normal today. In …

Google Street View cars are starting to map air pollution

A small number of Google Street View cars are recording more than photos of the road — they're also taking snapshots of the air quality around them. Aclima, a company that creates networks of environmental sensors, announced this week that it's been working with Google to put air quality detectors …

Israeli biogas generators turn food leftovers into free, clean energy for Palestinian village

The portable, household "anaerobic digesters" can be taken along if people living in ramshackle huts or tent dwellers decide to move or …

Exploit traders offer $1 million for a way to hack iOS 9

With millions of iPhones upgrading to iOS in recent days, security researchers are paying unprecedented sums for flaws in the new operating system. First reported by <i>Wired</i>, an exploit trader named Zerodium has announced a million-dollar bounty for any new flaws in iOS 9, allowing an attacker to …

The man whose site inspired 4chan is now running 4chan

Eight months after founder Christopher "Moot" Poole announced his resignation, 4chan has a new owner. In a news post, Poole writes that he has handed the site over to Hiroyuki Nishimura, creator of Japanese message board 2channel. <i>The New York Times</i>, which spoke to Poole, says that he sold 4chan for …

Forcing suspects to reveal phone passwords is unconstitutional, court says

Demanding "personal thought processes" amounts to compelled self incrimination.<p>The Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination would …

No haircut for the First Amendment

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Once upon a time, the idea of giving the First Amendment a haircut never occurred to anyone. The constitutional guarantee of free …

Banned Books Week: No one bans books anymore, and censorship of books is incredibly rare.

The latest story about censorship in America began when a Knoxville, Tennessee, woman named Jackie Sims found out that her 15-year-old son had been …