Nick Busse

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Teen who shot herself in front of her parents is still being bullied

<b>(CNN) —</b> Raul Vela, who watched his daughter die two weeks ago, doesn't want peace or quiet. He wants action.<p>Brandy Vela, 18, shot herself in front of her parents after being relentlessly cyberbullied. The Texas teen, who was described by her school as well-liked and friendly, was buried December 7. …

Social Media

Entry is Free to Canada's National Parks in 2017

01 of 06<p>Banff National Park<p>Canada's first national park is arguably also its most beautiful. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, …

National Parks

Google is not ‘just’ a platform. It frames, shapes and distorts how we see the world

Did the Holocaust really happen? No. The Holocaust did not really happen. Six million Jews did not die. It is a Jewish conspiracy theory spread by vested interests to obscure the truth. The truth is that there is no evidence any people were gassed in any camp. The Holocaust did not happen.<p>Are you …

Google Search

CIA concludes Russia interfered to help Trump win election, say reports

US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election to boost Donald Trump’s bid for the White House, according to reports.<p>A secret CIA assessment found that Russian operatives covertly interfered in the election campaign in an attempt to ensure the …

Donald Trump

Pentagon Confirms Russia Has a Submarine Nuke Delivery Drone

This is very bad news.<p>The Pentagon has confirmed that a new Russian nuclear delivery drone is real. The undersea drone, which carries an enormous nuclear warhead to destroy coastal cities and military bases, was tested late last month. The test was leaked by unnamed sources to <i>The Washington Free</i> …

Cyber Criminals now spreading ransomware through Facebook, LinkedIn

If you find a graphic or image on your computer and you don’t remember downloading it, stop before opening! Experts have seen a dramatic increase in …

Minority Report-style AI learns to predict if people are criminals from their facial features

Researchers have created a machine that they claim can tell if a person is a convicted criminal simply from their facial features.<p>The artificial intelligence, created at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, was able to correctly identify criminals from a selection of 186 photos nine out of 10 times by …

Artificial Intelligence

Russian propaganda is using Facebook, other social media sites to manipulate American voters

Russian propaganda is reaching up to 15 million Americans<p>While concerns that the Russians hacked our election are probably unfounded, this doesn't mean they didn't manipulate the outcome in their own way.<p>Independent researchers have discovered that Russian propagandists successfully created and …

Facebook’s openness to censorship in China proves it puts profits before democracy

In the wake of the US election, Facebook has been getting a lot of flack for serving up misinformation and bogus news stories. This problem should not surprise us: Facebook is a social media outlet designed to make money on user traffic and attention. Stimulating democracy has never been part of …

Social Media

'Shockingly Stupid': Trump to Eliminate NASA Climate Research

By Nika Knight<p>President-elect Donald Trump plans to entirely eliminate all climate research at NASA, a move that climate scientists warn will send us …

Climate Change

The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President

The founders envisioned electors as people who could prevent an irresponsible demagogue from taking office.<p>Americans talk about democracy like it’s sacred. In public discourse, the more democratic American government is, the better. The people are supposed to rule.<p>But that’s not the premise that …

The Scared White People Who Love Donald Trump

The angst over a more black and brown America, coupled with a widespread frustration with the political system, is the driving force behind the juggernaut of Donald Trump.<p>For some white folks on the right, America is on the verge of a racial apocalypse. They're horrified because they feel the …

Rights & Freedoms

Bursting the Facebook bubble: we asked voters on the left and right to swap feeds

The 2016 election took place under the spectre of a bubble. Not the subprime mortgage lending bubble that shaped the 2008 election, but the “filter bubble”. Tens of millions of American voters gets their news on Facebook, where highly personalized news feeds dish up a steady stream of content that …

Social Media

Why Vladimir Putin’s Russia Is Backing Donald Trump

In phone calls, meetings and cables, America’s European allies have expressed alarm to one another about Donald Trump’s public statements denying …

Simply Enough Tiny House

12-foot wide, solar-powered DIY THOW (with wrap-around deck) in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Bonus: Adjacent screen house and fenced gardens!<p>…

Some netizens want stricter rules for e-bikes

The Internet was abuzz with conflicting reactions after two e-bikers died in an accident on West Coast Highway on Thursday night.While some took to …

Cycling

The FBI Investigates More Emails Related to Clinton

Director James Comey tells lawmakers that the bureau has uncovered more emails and is reviewing them “to determine if they contain classified information.”<p><i>Updated on October 28 at 9:16 p.m.</i><p>Hillary Clinton’s email saga isn’t over.<p>The FBI is reviewing a new set of emails “to determine whether they …

Thai junta says Google removing content with royal insults | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s government met with representatives from Internet giant Google, amid growing calls from Thai hardline royalists to bring those who insult the monarchy to justice, as many Thais look with uncertainty to a future without their revered king.<p>The Google logo adrons the …

North Africa

When the Entire Internet Seems to Break at Once

The easiest way to take down the web is to attack people’s access to it.<p>For more than two hours on Friday morning, much of the web seemed to grind to a halt—or at least slow to dial-up speed—for many users in the United States.<p>More than a dozen major websites experienced outages and other technical …

Solar-powered tiny houses take the spotlight in California competition

Some 20,000 people showed up to tour these designs<p>For over a decade, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition has challenged college students around the world to build the most energy-efficient solar-powered house. The biennial event is impressive for sure (just look at last …

Facebook caught an office intruder using the controversial surveillance tool it just blocked

When it was revealed that police used Geofeedia to track protesters, Facebook cut off access to its data. But Facebook was a Geofeedia customer too.<p>When it was revealed last week that police used a social media monitoring program to track protestors, it inspired outrage, and major tech companies …

If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy

As government agencies and tech companies develop more and more intrusive means of watching and influencing people, how can we live free lives?<p><b>I</b> knew we’d bought walnuts at the store that week, and I wanted to add some to my oatmeal. I called to my wife and asked her where she’d put them. She was …

The CIA is Preparing for a Major Cyberattack Against Russia

NBC News reports that the CIA is developing scenarios for an electronic attack on Russian leadership. According to sources including current …

The Prophecies of Jane Jacobs

She is renowned for championing urban diversity, but her real prescience lay in her fears about the fragility of democracy.<p>The year she turned 18, Jane Butzner traveled from her hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to the Appalachian hamlet of Higgins, North Carolina, where she encountered a mystery …

Militia members arrested in alleged plot targeting Muslims

WICHITA, Kan. Three members of a Kansas militia group were charged Friday with plotting to bomb an apartment complex that’s home to Somali immigrants …

Pentagon Video Warns of “Unavoidable” Dystopian Future for World’s Biggest Cities

The year is 2030. Forget about the flying cars, robot maids, and moving sidewalks we were promised. They’re not happening. But that doesn’t mean the …

Mega Cities

How a Facial Recognition Mismatch Can Ruin Your Life

t was just after sundown when a man knocked on Steve Talley’s door in south Denver. The man claimed to have hit Talley’s silver Jeep Cherokee and …

Why Insurance Companies Want to Subsidize Your Smart Home - MIT Technology Review

Insurers such USAA and American Family have lately begun offering to strike a high-tech bargain: wire your home with Internet-connected devices such …

Insurance