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9 Of The Most Dangerous Secret Societies

• List View<br>• Player View<br>• Grid View<p>1. The Order of Skull and Bones: Founded in 1832 by students from Yale University, this group is famous for being a part …

Teen Allegedly Behind CIA, FBI Breaches: 'They're Trying to Ruin My Life.'

UK police arrested a 16-year-old suspected of being behind the hacks on the CIA director and the Department of Justice.<p>The months-long series of hacks and pranks by a group of alleged teenage hackers on the US government and its high-level officials might have finally come to an end.<p>Police …

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These Teenagers Are Memorializing Those Who Die Alone

A group of high schoolers from the Boston area have been attending funerals for those who die alone or without kin, acting as mourners and …

German teenagers help strip Hitler of honorary citizenship

German teenagers have won a prize for digging into the Nazi past of their hometown of Uetersen to prove that Hitler had never been stripped of his …

Queen Victoria: The Lady Hastings Scandal

Queen Victoria reigned for more than six decades, but her early years as ruler were peppered with a number of disastrous missteps. By participating …

Queen Elizabeth's Father Wrote Her the Sweetest Letter on Her Wedding Day

When he gave away her hand, he felt he "lost something very precious."<p>In commemoration of Queen Elizabeth's 68th wedding anniversary, which we all celebrated on November 20 with a heaping plate of cake, her Majesty's office gifted us with the touching letter her dad, King George VI, gave to her.<p>"I …

The real reason that the welcome ceremony for Queen Elizabeth had to be shifted from the Palace in Valletta - Daphne Caruana Galizia's Notebook | Running Commentary

The place looks like a construction site and despite working round the clock at the 11th hour, they did not succeed in dismantling all the …

Queen Elizabeth II

Pakistani lawyer asks Elizabeth II to return Koh-i-Noor diamond

A lawyer in Pakistan says he’s filed a court petition seeking the return of the Koh-i-Noor diamond from Britain.<p>Jawaid Iqbal Jaffree named the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II as a respondent in the petition, which was filed in the eastern city of Lahore.<p>Over the years, India has also made several requests …

8 Beauty Secrets Straight From Royalty

Oooh we'll never be royals...but we can certainly beautify like them.<p>Royals, whether by birth or by marriage, know a thing or two about beauty. Think about it — their faces are plastered pretty much everywhere, whether painted in portraits or snapped for sites, and scrutinized/admired to no end. …

Queen Elizabeth Reaches Out to the Family of a Man Who Sent Her Christmas Cards for 60 Years

"I couldn't fight back the tears then, nor can I fight them back every time I remember this story of two people who left a lifelong impression on …

Why Was This Photo Of A Teenage Queen Elizabeth II Kept Hidden For 77 Years?

Even royalty can have a #throwback moment.<p>A rare photograph of Queen Elizabeth II has surfaced some 77 years after it was taken. <i>People</i> reports that …

We’re not ‘going dark’: Harvard study refutes FBI’s view on encryption

A new study from Harvard has challenged the FBI’s claims that the use of encryption, or “going dark,” will inhibit law enforcement when investigating …

Check out real X-Files from the CIA and FBI

The FBI denies having a secret collection of X-Files like the ones that Mulder and Scully are investigating in “The X-Files” TV series – but you’d …

FBI raises reward in 2015 Noble Horse 'animal rights extremism' arson

The FBI has doubled to $10,000 the reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for last year's arson at Noble Horse Theatre.<p>The fire on Feb. 6, 2015, destroyed 13 horse-drawn carriages worth about $130,000, according to the FBI. It also damaged the building at 1410 N. Orleans …

Hacker compromises data of nearly 30,000 FBI and DHS employees with a simple phone call

In most cases, hacking is a much more laborious task than the one-button system we all experienced in <i>Watch Dogs</i> two years ago, but that’s not the …

This Absurd FBI Site Teaches Teens to Spot Violent Extremists

I’m not saying the FBI’s heart isn’t in the right place. Making sure children know the difference between healthy political discourse and attempts to …

The NYPD has been spying on phones since 2008

The New York Police Department is spying on cell phones with military-grade equipment called “stingrays” — and has done so more than 1,000 times …

Should law enforcement be able to read your text messages?

Law enforcement claims it is so hampered by security measures on electronic communications that it hurts efforts to track down criminals, and has …

Privacy

Geoff Moore's Photos of Kurt Cobain's Stuff Will Give You Goosebumps

"I sucked at guitar, but I was good at taking pictures. I kind of came up in that era. I was the youngster amongst the Hollywood scene of the late …

What's Next for This Abandoned South Bronx Rail Line?

<i>Welcome back to Camera Obscura, Curbed's series of photo essays by Nathan Kensinger. This week, the complicated future of an old Bronx train route.</i><p>The old Port Morris Branch of the New York and Harlem Railroad runs like a hidden scar through the heart of the South Bronx. Dating back to 1842, this …

Did the FBI Kill My Father?

Forty-five years ago, my father, Joe Colombo, the alleged boss of the "Colombo" crime family, and founder of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, was gunned down among a crowd of thousands in one of the most highly publicized shootings in New York City's history.<p>To the media and the FBI my …

Hackers leak contact details of 20,000 FBI staff

Hackers have leaked 22,175 FBI employees' names, job titles and contact details.<p>The leak comes a day after the hacker group, tweeting from the @DotGovs account, posted a database online with the details of 9,355 US government employees from another department.<p>The second round of details was posted …

Changing the Face of Fashion: 5 Designers to Watch

Last year, at the start of fashion month in February, <i>The New York Times</i> wrote that black designers only made up 2.7 percent of the brands expected to …

The FBI Could Be Eavesdropping On Your Toaster

In case you weren't already terrified about your cybersecurity...<p>Spy agencies might begin hacking into Internet-connected consumer products to collect information about suspects, the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate on Tuesday.<p>This troubled civil liberties advocates …

Head Of Obama's Secret Interrogation Group Says Unit Has Been Deployed 34 Times

The head of the FBI-led High Value Detainee Group told BuzzFeed News that the unit has been sent out 34 times over the last six years, finally revealing a figure that the bureau has routinely cited as classified.<p>WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s secret High Value Detainee Interrogation Group …

Boston's New 40,000-Square-Foot Skate Park Is a Paradise

Stantec's Action Sports Group spent more than three years designing the city's new 40,000-square-foot park.<p>With views of Zakim Bridge and a nearby pedestrian bridge, a new 40,000-square-foot skate park has become something of a paradise for skaters in the East Cambridge and neighboring Boston …

Abandoned HAUNTED MANSION! Almost died!

Hitler's Abandoned Hospital Is One Of The Scariest Places Ever

The creepiest of dark vibes.<p>It's hard not to wonder what the world might be like today if the Beelitz-Heilstätten hospital, whose ruins still stand in Berlin, were never there to nurse a wounded Hitler back to health.<p>But in 1916, during World War I, it did just that. Not to mention, it also cared …