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Edward Snowden: the truth about US surveillance will emerge

In a live chat with Guardian readers, NSA whistleblower says US leaders cannot 'cover this up by jailing or murdering me'<p>The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the truth about the extent of surveillance carried out by US authorities would emerge, even if he was eventually silenced.<p>In …

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Fisa court submissions show broad scope of procedures governing NSA's surveillance of Americans' communication<p>• Document one: procedures used by NSA to target non-US persons • Document two: procedures used by NSA to minimise data collected from US persons<p>Top secret documents submitted to the court …

Snowden spy row grows as US is accused of hacking China

Whistleblower charged with espionage reportedly claims US authorities accessed millions of private text messages in China<p>Edward Snowden, the former CIA technician who blew the whistle on global surveillance operations, has opened a new front against the US authorities, claiming they hacked into …

The world must hear from Edward Snowden again

The White House and its media allies are gradually undermining the NSA whistleblower. The cause of liberty needs his advocacy<p>In the case of Edward Snowden and the secret surveillance abuses that he has exposed, it's us against them. But who is "us" and who is "them?"<p>This started out as a story of …

Surveillance

Secret court lets NSA extend its trawl of Verizon customers' phone records

Latest revelation an indication of how Obama administration has opened up hidden world of mass communications surveillance<p>The National Security Agency has been allowed to extend its dragnet of the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon through a court order issued by the secret …

Tech firms should be allowed to publish more data on US surveillance

The 'deal' the government offered tech firms to publish limited data is a joke. We need real transparency<p>Following the leaks about NSA surveillance, people demanded information about the scope and scale of the US government's data collection. In response, the administration offered internet …

NSA surveillance: narrow defeat for amendment to restrict data collection

First major challenge to NSA's bulk collection of phone records defeated by only 217 votes to 205 in House of Representatives • The full roll call of votes<p>The first major legislative challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records from millions of Americans was defeated …

The Only French Toast Recipe You'll Ever Need

We're firm believers that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but not for the reasons that usually inspire this saying. No, breakfast is the most important meal simply because it's the best. Think about it, breakfast is the time when pancakes, bacon, cinnamon rolls, sausage, eggs and …

Quick & Easy Paella - Oven Baked Sausage & Shrimp Paella Recipe

Watch A Homemade Coilgun Destroy A Laptop

It's an electric gun, boogie woogie woogie.<p>This homemade gun uses electromagnetic coils to send steel rods flying at a speed of 138 feet per second. Pressing the trigger loads a steel rod into the barrel, where the first electromagnetic coil pulls the rod forward via magnetism, then turns off. The …

Secure Email Options for Message Privacy

It's shockingly, disturbingly easy for the government to snoop on your emails. Here are your weapons in the fight for secure email.<p>Many of us had assumed our feeble Gmail passwords were secure enough to keep prying eyes out of our email accounts. (I used a letter, a number, <i>and</i> a symbol!) But with …

Guys That Invented Encrypted Email Say Email Can Never Be Safe From NSA Snooping

They shuttered it because email can't be secured in a way that would prevent a government agency like the NSA from snooping, the founders said.<p>All email messages "leak metadata" they say. That information includes data about who you are talking to and where you are. That info is visible even if the …

Privacy

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

Education

President Obama's Surprise Revelation of Sealed Benghazi Indictment

President Obama surprised aides when he revealed today the existence of a sealed indictment in the Benghazi, Libya, attack, leaving some wondering if …

Driving

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