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Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

Judge identifies 12 huge lies about justice in America

"Much of the so-called wisdom that has been handed down to us about the workings of the legal system, and the criminal process in particular, has been undermined by experience, legal scholarship and common sense," Kozinski writes in the Georgetown Law Journal.<p>In his article, Kozinski calls much of …

The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Islamic State's Projection of Territory Under Its Control by 2020<p>June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year. After conquering an area covering over 80,000 square miles and including a population of approximately 10 million people, IS has …

The Future Of War

The risk of conflicts between great powers is rising. How will that shape the battlefield of tomorrow?<p>When the Cold War ended, the world changed fundamentally. For most of the 20th century, conflicts between great powers—two world wars and the specter of a third—defined our global politics, as well …

“I think America is out of hand”: The shocking numbers that reveal just how burnt out American workers are

Productivity has exploded in the American workforce in recent years, but at a terrible cost<p>The American worker is overworked, underpaid, and suffering from severe burnout.<p>This sentiment isn’t populist rhetoric, there are numbers to back it up. A new study from Staples Advantage and WorkPlaceTrends …

How to Give the Most Motivating Pep Talk

‘I want to be here for you. What can I do?’; stay away from cliches like ‘Time heals’<p>I recently told a friend I needed a pep talk. “What kind?” he asked.<p>He had a very good point. Everyone wants to be the type of person who gives the pivotal talk that turns around a friend’s outlook or makes a …

Motivation

Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

Tip of the Day: How to Set Up and Use Location-Based Reminders

Unless you're using location-based reminders, you're not getting the full use of your native iOS 8 Reminders app. Location-based reminders can help you remember that you need milk as you drive near the grocery store and they can make sure you don't forget to call your mother as you arrive home.<p>To …

Apps

Phone Surveillance Revelation Should Prompt Reassessment Of NSA Spying

Does evidence of a decades-old surveillance program throw out the case many public officials have made for the modern surveillance state?<p>Since Edward Snowden first leaked documents about secret National Security Agency (NSA) programs, government officials have defended them in the name of September …

Edward Snowden's quandary, as described by John Oliver

Snowden, who did not know what truck nuts are, said: "You really thought ahead."<p>"Well, at least one of us did," Oliver replied. "You know because of the um, quandary, the Kafkaesque nightmare that you're in."<p>Snowden, who has been living in an undisclosed location in Russia after flying from Hong …

Edward Snowden

Why scientific truth may hurt

The underlying realities of the world – from Earth’s rotation around the sun to Darwin’s theory of evolution – are rarely obvious or expected<p>All is not what it seems. Much of the universe – from the unimaginably small to the cosmological – is not how it appears to us, and our view is lamentably …

The 5 Best iPhone Apps of the Week

It seems like hundreds of new iPhone apps pop up every week, but which ones should you bother trying? We explored the App Store and found some apps …

Facebook is going to make a huge measurement move that will affect every app developer on the planet

At its annual F8 developers conference that kicks off on March 25, Facebook is set to announce a service that will enable brands to determine whether an ad actually caused a person to download an app, according to a report from The Information. The tool won't just be able to determine how ads …

Digital Advertising

Our election system’s anti-minority bias is even worse than you think

Since SCOTUS gutted the Voting Rights Act, things have gotten bad — and are getting worse<p>In the wake of the recent gutting of the Voting Rights Act, partisans were quick to jump on the opportunity to restrict unfavorable voters. Across the country, conservatives in particular have debated fiercely …

Ford accelerates tech efforts with new Silicon Valley lab

Ford wants you to know that it's more than just trucks and cars. It wants to be seen as a technology innovator too. Of course, the Detroit automaker has long had a friendly relationship with technology, what with its Sync infotainment platform, its support for third-party apps and, obviously, its …

What the CIA was really up to after 9/11

In this engrossing, well-written insider's account of his time as the CIA station chief in Pakistan and later as a senior bureaucrat at its Langley headquarters, he was drawn, he says, to a career that offered the possibility of high achievement and, because of the risk, some abject failure. He was …

National Security

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Why eating out at a bad restaurant can be a real personal disaster

A bad restaurant experience can leave diners suffering from a mild form of trauma<p>There may be no such thing as a free meal but scientists have discovered that there can be a traumatic one.<p>A bad restaurant experience can leave diners suffering from a mild form of trauma akin to experiencing a …

Hospitality

Egyptian beheadings show ISIS taking ‘global jihad’ to rest of Arab world

The Islamic State's mass execution of Egyptian Christians is the latest sign that ISIS is pointing its sword against not just the West but the rest of the Arab world -- drawing the region into a spreading war that leaves the United States in a difficult spot as it tries to marshal a cohesive …

Islamic State (ISIS)

An in-depth look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

By now, you will have heard at least something about Windows 10, the next iteration of Microsoft's OS that aims to create a unified experience across all the devices it'll eventually inhabit: everything from PCs and laptops to tablets and phones. Microsoft already released several preview builds …

Mary Barra

The NSA hides surveillance software in hard drives

It's been known for a while that the NSA will intercept and bug equipment to spy on its soon-to-be owners, but the intellgency agency's techniques are apparently more clever than first thought. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered apparently state-created spyware buried in the …

North Korea And Russia Are Undermining America's 'Weaponization Of Finance' Plan

Russia's Ministry for the Development of the Far East recently announced that Russian businesses doing trade through North Korea's Foreign Trade Bank can make payments in rubles.<p>And last October the ministry announced that Russia was looking to expand economic exchanges with the hermit nation, …

North Korea

Google searches for a way to avoid Microsoft’s fate

A dip in the search behemoth’s market share has encouraged some commentators to compare it to Bill Gates’s company<p>The news that Google’s share of the web-search market in the US has suddenly dropped is interesting. According to an independent analytics firm, StatCounter, last month Google’s market …

Welcome To The Maker-Industrial Revolution

How General Electric, Local Motors, and an army of DIY inventors are rebuilding American manufacturing<p>This past February, in a nondescript industrial building near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, a few executives from GE Appliances set out to stage the division’s first hackathon. Louisville is home …

The UN Warns Of 'Suffering And Misery' As Unemployment Grows Throughout The Next 5 Years

More than 212 million people will be jobless by 2019 against the current level of 201 million, the International Labour Organization said.<p>"The global economy is continuing to grow at tepid rates and that has clear consequences," ILO head Guy Ryder told reporters in Geneva.<p>"The global jobs gap due …

Economics

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Tech Q&A: Cellphone spying, what Facebook knows, toolbars and more

<b>Is cellphone spying possible?</b><p><b>Q.</b> I went through a really bad divorce, and my ex- seems to know a lot about my current life. It’s like he’s reading my text messages. Could he be doing this?<p><b>A.</b> Yes, and it’s not very difficult. There are plenty of spy apps that a snooping ex or significant other can …

Privacy

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Frederick Douglass