Karen Keene

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Social media companies 'undermining' terror investigations

<b>Counter-terrorism investigations are being "undermined" by social media companies which do not co-operate fully with police, the UK's most senior counter-terrorism officer has said.</b><p>Mark Rowley, from the Met, said some firms had told suspects when police had requested their communications data.<p>He …

New 'Nameless Coalition' challenges Facebook's real-name policy

A new collection of groups called The Nameless Coalition is targeting Facebook's real-name policy. The policy requires Facebook users to register under their "authentic identity," and allows for users to be suspended if their identity is found to be fraudulent, but complex issues of online identity …

Privacy

MFi Apple Watch straps closer to launch as Apple starts selling official lug attachments

After announcing an official program for accessory makers interested in making Apple Watch bands back in May, Apple has now delivered on its promise of providing Apple-made watch lugs that third-party manufacturers can use to make straps. That’s the first sign that official third-party watch bands …

Smartwatches

Philips Launches New Hue Bridge 2.0 With HomeKit Compatibility

Philips added support for Apple’s HomeKit framework to its Hue smart light bulb product line. Unfortunately, existing Hue users will need to purchase a brand new bridge as the existing bridge isn’t compatible with HomeKit. With that said, here’s what to expect from the new bridge.<p>If you’re an iOS …

Teen killed as clashes continue between Palestinians, Israelis

Palestinians clashed on Monday with Israeli police and soldiers for the second day in a row in Jerusalem and the West Bank, where a Palestinian boy was shot to death during confrontations near Bethlehem.<p>The confrontations, though less intense than the day before, resumed during the afternoon in …

Zion National Park investigates run-up to deaths of 7 hikers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon last month before a …

National Parks

2nd body recovered after New York City building explosion

NEW YORK (AP) — A second body was discovered Monday in the rubble of an apartment building that exploded over the weekend.<p>No identification had been …

S.C. flood is 6th 1,000-year rain since 2010

The biblical flooding in South Carolina is at least the sixth so-called 1-in-1,000 year rain event in the U.S. since 2010, a trend that may be linked to factors ranging from the natural, such as a strong El Niño, to the man-made, namely climate change.<p>So many "1-in-1,000 year" rainfalls is …

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' posts $84 million Friday

Disney and Marvel’s <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> barreled its way into North American theaters with an estimated opening day gross of $84.5 million, …

Week in Photos: December 7, 2013

Lens<p>From anti-government protests in Kiev and Bangkok to second dog Sunny knocking over a toddler at the White House, a look at the most striking …

California Governor Orders Major Greenhouse Gas Cuts by 2030

California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order on Wednesday to cut the state's greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, his office said in a statement.<p>The new target is "the most aggressive benchmark enacted by any government in North America to reduce dangerous …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Crustacean shells rival plastics for keeping food fresh - study - TRFN

ROME, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Packaging made from recycled crustacean shells could reduce the need for plastic wrappings to preserve fresh vegetables, reduce oil consumption and give food a longer shelf-life, a Spanish study said.<p>Chitosan, a bioplastic made by isolating organic matter …

Source of Antarctica's Eerie 'Bleeding Glacier' Found

Antarctica's Dry Valleys are the most arid places on Earth, but underneath their icy soils lies a vast and ancient network of salty, liquid water filled with life, a new study finds.<p>The Dry Valleys are almost entirely ice-free, except for a few isolated glaciers. Inside the canyons, the climate is …

Comic Con Invades Gotham: A Photo Gallery

It’s a Girl For the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Pictures

Hands-Free Cars Take Wheel, and Law Isn’t Stopping Them

A General Motors promotional film envisions the future: Drivers enter the highway, put their cars on “autopilot” and sit back as the vehicle takes over and heads for the horizon. The film’s date? 1956.<p>Sixty years later, automakers are making that dream a reality.<p>But the technology has sprinted …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Facebook aims to host full news stories, will let publishers keep ad revenue, says report

Facebook wants to publish news articles and other content from sites like The New York Times and National Geographic directly on the social network. And in return, it's offering to let those third-party publishers keep all the revenue from some of the ads associated with their content.<p>That's the …

Report: Saudi Arabia used U.S.-supplied cluster bombs in Yemen

<b>(CNN) —</b> Human Rights Watch has accused Saudi Arabia of dropping U.S.-supplied cluster bombs in the fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen.<p>The small bombs, if unexploded, can lay dormant and then detonate when people stumble upon one by chance, killing or maiming them as a result.<p>An international …

Middle East

NYPD officer recovering in hospital after being shot in head

A New York City police officer was recovering Sunday after being shot in the head while attempting to stop a man he suspected of carrying a handgun.<p>The incident is the fifth shooting of a New York City officer in as many months, officials said.<p>Officer Brian Moore, 25, underwent surgery after being …

Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's name

LONDON (AP) — Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice?<p>Britain's newborn princess, the second child of Prince William …

All-time greatest album

The best way to manage your photos online in 2015<p><b>In August 2013,</b> we reviewed the best services for storing your photos in the cloud. Nearly two years later, much has changed. Everpix, our pick for average users, went out of business. Picturelife, our choice for power users, sold itself to …

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella

Yotam Ottolenghi re-creates a dish from the world's most perfect, most impossible to get to Mediterranean restaurant.<p><i>How do you re-create a dish from the world's most perfect, most impossible-to-get-to Mediterranean restaurant in a basic London kitchen? In his new column, Notes From My Test</i> …

Sheryl Sandberg's Husband, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Dave Goldberg, Died of Head Trauma in Exercise Accident

Dave Goldberg, the successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur and CEO of SurveyMonkey, died unexpectedly Friday night, his brother confirmed in a …

Prince William and Princess Kate Introduce Their Baby Girl

Standing proudly on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital, Princess Kate and Prince William could not help but beam as they gave the world the first …