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Apple’s best defense against the FBI is the one it can’t share publicly

With Apple vowing to resist all the way to the Supreme Court the FBI’s demands for an iPhone backdoor in the San Bernardino case, many people assume the company is motivated purely by principles and concern for their customers.<p>No doubt these are key reasons for Apple’s stand, and I have great …

Federal Judge Says Filming Police Is Not a Constitutional Right, Prompting Appeal | VICE News

Amanda Geraci has spent a decade of her life working with civil rights groups as a "legal observer," attending protests, marches, and community meetings with an eye toward ensuring that interactions between police officers and citizens follow the letter of the law.<p>So when Geraci, who has done her …

The One Thing You Need to Stop Procrastinating

A brain hack to get yourself going.<p>We can try to psych ourselves up to be motivated all we want, but it's often easier said than done. But recent research suggests that it can be scientifically crafted. All you need is a little of your own motivation. And an fMRI scanner.<p>The research, published in</i> …

Why isn’t the NSA helping the FBI unlock iPhones?

The hackers at the National Security Agency have repeatedly shown themselves to be some of the most talented in the world and have hacked into the …

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Netflix Will Pay You $4,000 To Travel And Take Instagram Photos

The last day to apply for the two-week gig is Sunday, March 6.

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When it comes to predicting depression, race may matter more than was thought, study suggests

Depression can strike anyone, taking a toll on mental and physical health, friendships, work and studies. But figuring out who’s at risk for it is …

Guy who broke into FBI office describes the most shocking thing he found there

The FBI's COINTELPRO program spied on and tried to smear individuals and organizations, ranging from Martin Luther King Jr. to anti-Vietnam student protestors.<p>In a recent Reddit AMA, Forsyth revealed the most shocking revelation from those files: the fact that the FBI had informants in virtually …

Edward Snowden on Ted Cruz debate slam: ‘Treason only if the voter is your enemy’

Edward Snowden, the former contractor who leaked National Security Agency secrets, fired back on Friday after being accused of treason by Sen. Ted …

Scientists Discover Our Walking Postures Affect How We Feel

Did you know that your walking postures may also affect your mood for better or for worse? Read about the studies in this fascinating area.

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The Republican frontrunner may be the contest’s can-do outsider but he has also lit up some disturbing corners of US politics<p>Good to see Donald Trump’s Republican rivals finally laying into the rascal. But in all the fuss over Trump’s endorsement by a man called David Duke, and the Republican …

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FBI Can Use Dead Suspects' Fingerprints To Open iPhones -- It Might Be Cops' Best Bet

As Apple makes iPhones increasingly secure, the FBI has found it more difficult to get at data within suspects’ iOS devices. Hence the All Writs Act 1789 order that landed earlier this week asking Apple to write a special version of iOS that could be installed on the iPhone of San Bernardino …

North Korea planning terror attack on South, spy agency says

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> North Korea is currently planning a "terrorist attack" on South Korea according to the South's spy agency.<p>A lawmaker, briefed by the National Intelligence Service (NIS), says leader Kim Jong Un himself gave the order to make preparations.<p>"North Korea's terrorist attack could be in the …

US SPY CHIEF: We might hack your fridge to spy on you

Speaking to the US Senate on Tuesday, Clapper publicly acknowledged — for the first time, The Guardian reports— that intelligent agents might take advantage of the new possibilities presented by having computers built into ever-more home appliances.<p>"In the future, intelligence services might use …

The Latest: FBI chief says encryption blocks investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):<p>5 p.m.<p>FBI Director James Comey says …

Did the FBI Kill My Father?

Forty-five years ago, my father, Joe Colombo, the alleged boss of the "Colombo" crime family, and founder of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, was gunned down among a crowd of thousands in one of the most highly publicized shootings in New York City's history.<p>To the media and the FBI my …

Why it’s so hard to root out violent extremists before they strike

FBI and police investigators surround a vehicle in which two suspects were shot following a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mike BlakeThe mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, shooting brought home the challenging problems of detecting home-grown …

How the British and Americans started listening in

<b>A secret visit to Bletchley Park 75 years ago gave birth to an alliance between two British and US intelligence agencies which continues today.</b><p>It was late on 8 February 1941 when four Americans arrived at Bletchley Park. Black-out curtains made the mansion appear even darker. The journey of the …

US spy chief highlights nuclear North Korea, radicalized Americans as major security threats

The Director of US National Intelligence has issued his annual report on the major threats facing Washington. Besides "IS" and North Korea, the US …

How Much Harm Can The Zika Virus Really Do?

How much harm can the Zika virus do?<p>That's the question that is bedeviling researchers in Brazil. It's not just the matter of a possible link to brain damage in babies born to mothers who contracted the virus during pregnancy. There have also been suspected cases of adult patients who suffered …

Russian oligarchs most likely buyers in Putin's new privatization plan | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian oligarchs are the most likely potential buyers of the stakes in some of the country’s largest companies that President Vladimir Putin wants to sell.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on privatisation at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, February 1, 2016. …

Up Next: New Hampshire and FBI Primaries

My part­ing thoughts on Iowa:<p><b>An evan­gel­ic­al win­ning Iowa is no up­set.</b> Cred­it Sen. Ted Cruz for out-or­gan­iz­ing the GOP field and …

US and Europe agree to shield data from mass surveillance

Nearly four months after being struck down, the US and EU have reached a new Safe Harbor deal. It’s called the "EU-US Privacy Shield" and will facilitate the transfer of European citizens’ data to American companies. While the framework has been ironed out verbally, European authorities still need …

Laws that could jail journalists for reporting on spying 'may breach constitution'

New laws that could criminalise reporting on intelligence activities by journalists may breach the constitution and should be amended, Australia’s national security monitor has found.<p>The acting national security legislation monitor, Roger Gyles QC, was commissioned by the former prime minister Tony …

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Can Hariri Co-exist with a Strong Christian President in Lebanon?

In potentially the most abrupt U-turn in Lebanese politics since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in February 2006 between Hizbullah's Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and the Free Patriotic Movement's former-PM General Michel Aoun, Lebanese Forces leader Dr. Samir Geagea stunned his March 14 …

How to (Really) Pack for a Year of Travel in One Carry-On

Traveler contributor Ashlea Halpern thought she knew exactly what to pack for a year-long trek through Asia. Turns out, there's no sure way to pinpoint what you need (and what you definitely don't) until you're three months in with a broken carry-on and an unused case full of makeup.<p>I thought I was …

A Harvard study says encryption won’t save us. Soon, we’re all going to be watched

The attacks in Paris and San Bernardino in the US last year intensified a fierce global debate about encryption and privacy in the era of constant terrorism. Law enforcement warned that criminals were harder to watch thanks to encryption but Silicon Valley has refused to bow down to increasing …

BBC NEWS | Europe | Museum exhibits Russia's cold war secrets

By Alan Quartly <br>Moscow<p>Valery's museum isn't easy to find - it's hidden away in the same building as a supermarket and has curtains over the glass entrance doors.<p>Its exhibits include a poisoned needle for swift suicide and secret containers designed to look like pieces of drift wood.<p>Valery is a …

Everything We Know So Far About W-18, the Drug That’s 10,000 Times More Powerful Than Morphine

Canadian police confiscated samples of the drug recently and believe it is being imported from China by organized crime.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Health Canada has identified through scientific analysis that some pills being sold in Calgary as fentanyl—the typically …

Toneapi helps your writing pack an emotional punch

Language analysis is a rapidly developing field and there are some interesting startups working on products that help you write better.<p>Take Toneapi, for example. This product from Northern Irish firm Adoreboard is a Web-based app that analyzes (and potentially improves) the emotional impact of your …