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Hate Your Internet Provider? 5 Creative Ways to Complain

Internet providers are notorious not only for their less-than-stellar customer service, but also their tendencies to charge users too much for the …

The World's First Website Went Online 25 Years Ago

The World Wide Web was invented by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee.<p>Twenty-five years ago, the world's very first website debuted.<p>Called Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web, the site went online at CERN on December 20, 1990.<p>As Engadget noted, this wasn’t the date the website went public (that …

Badlands

“It really felt like you could scoop the stars out of the sky,” said photographer Cameron Cech.<p>Cameron Cech shared this wonderful image with us. He …

9 Store Loyalty Programs That Are Worth It

If you've never taken advantage of store loyalty programs, then it's time to start. If you frequently visit the same stores, then you deserve to be …

Homophobic people 'more likely to display other undesirable psychological traits'

Levels of aggression, physical hostility and anger can be found at a higher concentration in individuals who express homophobic attitudes, new research by the University of Rome suggests<p>Individuals with homophobic views are more likely to display undesirable psychological traits such as aggression, …

Russia to U.S.: talk to us on Syria or risk 'unintended incidents'

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia called on Friday for military-to-military cooperation with the United States to avert “unintended incidents” as it stages navy exercises off the coast of Syria, where U.S. officials believe Moscow is building up forces to protect President Bashar …

Middle East

Americans, Briton who thwarted attack get France's top honor

PARIS (AP) — The president of France pinned his country's highest award, the Legion d'Honneur, on three Americans and a Briton on Monday, saying they …

It's been 61 years since the military's most versatile plane had its first flight

Designed against the backdrop of the Korean War, the C-130 flew its first flight 61 years ago today on August 23, 1954.<p>Despite its age, the plane's airframe continues to be adapted and upgraded for novel uses across the full spectrum of US military operations.<p>From humanitarian rescue to paratrooper …

Google lost 0.000001% of users' data when lightning struck

When lightning struck a local utility grid in Belgium, one of Google’s data centers faced a minor power outage in its storage systems, causing a permanent loss of 0.000001 percent of stored files.<p>The incident caused a few users of Google Cloud Platform to lose data that was recently written to …

Hacking Team hack casts spotlight on murky world of state surveillance

The recent dump of the company’s private documents revealed the blurred moral lines of ‘digital mercenaries’ providing software that could violate human rights<p>In contrast to many of the private companies performing outsourced aggressive surveillance work for the world’s spy agencies, Hacking Team …

Surveillance