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NSA surveillance: how to stay secure

The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways to stay safe<p>• Explaining the latest NSA revelations – Q&A<p>Now that we have enough details about how the NSA eavesdrops on the internet, including today's disclosures of the NSA's …

Vladimir Putin wrote 'basic content' of New York Times op-ed, spokesman says

Russian president's article, which took a swipe at Obama over Syria, was pitched to the Times by pro-Russian firm Ketchum<p>• Vladimir Putin: a plea for caution from Russia<p>Vladimir Putin wrote the "basic content" of an op-ed warning against US military intervention in Syria that appeared under his …

“The government blew it.” Mark Zuckerberg And Marissa Mayer Talk NSA Surveillance

Two of technology’s big beasts have revealed tension between the U.S. government and the tech sector since the NSA surveillance scandal emerged.<p>Mark Zuckerberg and Marissa Mayer, whose firms–Yahoo, and Facebook–were both accused in documents leaked by Edward Snowden earlier this year as …

Kerry on Geneva talks: 'Not a game'

Secretary of State John Kerry called Thursday for “real” action toward removing chemical weapons from Syria and not just promising statements, as he and his Russian counterpart began talks aimed at reaching a diplomatic resolution to transfer control of Bashar Assad’s arsenal to the international …

New Jersey boardwalk rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy devastated by fire

Governor Chris Christie says new blow is 'unthinkable' as Seaside Park fire spreads to neighbouring borough<p>A massive fire has devastated the iconic boardwark of a New Jersey shore town, Seaside Park, that was still rebuilding from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.<p>The fire engulfed several blocks of …

Mark Zuckerberg on NSA spying: 'The government blew it'

Facebook CEO calls for more transparency in interview at TechCrunch Disrupt<p>The federal government has done a bad job recently in balancing its job protecting US citizens from terrorism with its role in defending civil liberties, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said today at TechCrunch Disrupt. …

Immigrants lacking papers work legally — as their own bosses

Savvy young immigrants discover the limited liability company as a way to work legally. Some even hire U.S. citizens.<p>September 14, 2013|By Cindy Carcamo<p>Carla Chavarria of Phoenix can't drive in Arizona because she entered… (Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles…)<p>PHOENIX — At just 20 years of age, Carla …

Immigration

US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons on the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.<p>Syria has one week to comply. And if Syrian leaders fail to comply, the United States and Russia …

A Look At Colorado's Catastrophic Flood, By The Numbers

As more rain continued to pound flood-ravaged Colorado over the weekend and with more expected to fall Monday, officials released damage assessments for the areas deeply affected by the historic and catastrophic flooding that has devastated thousands of square miles of Colorado.<p>Here's a look at the …

Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons

WASHINGTON — The Syrian government submitted an "initial disclosure" of its chemical weapons to international inspectors, officials said Friday, the first step under an ambitious deal that aims to eliminate President<p>Bashar Assad's illicit poison gas arsenal.<p>Experts at the Organization for the …

Middle East

Pakistan to free Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Baradar on Saturday

<b>Former Afghan Taliban second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is to be released from prison in Pakistan on Saturday, the foreign ministry says.</b><p>A spokesman said the release was to "further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process".<p>Mullah Baradar is one of the four men who founded the …

Afghanistan

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Are Filters the Answer?

<b>Reader Question:</b> Are lens filters still necessary for digital photography? Are there filters that National Geographic photographers use to make their pictures look better?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Most National Geographic photographers don’t use filters to define the look of their pictures. In fact, it used to be …

Holding The Sun Photos Have Us Longing For The Outdoors

We'd all like to do it. Hold on to the last slivers of summer before we hang up our bikinis and swim trunks for our boots and sweaters. But how? How can we hold onto the sunshine?<p>Just. Like. This.<p>Or this.<p>(@lightbulbsun)<p>Then this,<p>this,<p>this,<p>this,<p>and most definitely this.

10 Best National Parks For Fall Trips

Come autumn, many of America's National Parks are at their most visually stunning. It's not only the fall foliage that amplifies their beauty, but also the waning light casting the landscape in an almost magical iridescence. And after the heat of summer, the crisp air offers a welcome reprieve. …