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Obama 'exasperated' over government shutdown, warns we're 'in trouble'

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he is “exasperated” by the government shutdown but won’t negotiate with the Republicans until they pass an extension of funding to reopen it.<p>“Am I exasperated?” Obama said in an exclusive interview with CNBC three hours before he was set to meet with …

Silk Road: Inside the 21st-Century Drug Bazaar

Before the FBI shut it down, Silk Road offered everything from LSD and Ecstasy to M16s and college acceptance letters<p>Let's say, for argument's sake, …

What Can Germans Teach Us About Privacy?

Asking delicate questions in Berlin, the capital of personal data protection<p>People wear masks during a protest calling for the protection of digital data privacy in Berlin. The masks were handed out by the organizersto symbolise what call the individual's right to remain anonymous on the internet. …

How the NSA builds social graphs of Americans with phone, email, and location records

The US National Security Agency (NSA) analyzes data from <b>phone calls, emails, location services, internet profiles, bank records, flight manifests, and more</b> to construct detailed social graphs of people, including Americans, according to a new report from the New York Times.<p>It’s helpful to start …

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In Government Shutdown, Congress Members Still Get Paid While Federal Workers Wait In Limbo

WASHINGTON -- In the event of a government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal workers would be furloughed, not knowing if or when they'd get paid. Their paychecks would ultimately depend upon the benevolence of a fractious Congress, which decides whether to pass legislation retroactively …

Syria: foreign minister says there will be no peace plan without Assad

Syria's government will not accept any transition peace plan that excludes President Bashar Assad, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem has said.<p>He spoke on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, a day after the Security Council approved a resolution that obliges Syria's government to …

GOP's 'touch-the-stove' moment

For the House GOP leadership, this has become known as the “touch-the-stove moment.”<p>After nearly three years of narrowly avoiding government shutdowns, debt defaults and other fiscal follies, House Republicans appear poised to finally grasp the hot stove-top and allow federal government operations …