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20 Common Myths That Climate Scientists Often Hear

Over the past few weeks I casually asked several climate-informed colleagues what questions, claims, or myths do they hear most often from friends, family, or random people. I call these “zombie” theories because they have often been refuted but live on in social media, other outlets, and so forth. …

Climate Change

Trump’s Climate Agenda: Do Less, With Less

From the EPA to the White House, from the budget to the federal register, his administration is dismantling climate-change regulation and the science that supports it.<p>Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seems like a refined and intelligent man. Speaking …

Climate

Outside experts condemn Mexico's inquiry into 43 missing students

Outside experts investigating the September 2014 attacks on 43 trainee teachers delivered a devastating final report on Sunday, finding inconsistencies, errors and omissions in the government’s official investigation, along with evidence of suspects being tortured.<p>The five-member expert team from …

Mexico

MIT's new Wi-Fi tech is eerily accurate

Wi-Fi could soon have a very detailed geofence, if MIT researchers have their way. They’ve introduced a new project named ‘Chronos’ that helps Wi-Fi signals locate you within “tens of centimeters.”<p>The team managed this by monitoring several Wi-Fi bands, then cobbling the data together to find out …

Wi-Fi

FBI to help US law enforcement unlock iPhones, report says

The FBI has told other US law enforcement agencies that it will help them to unlock the iPhones of suspected criminals.<p>In a memo sent to law enforcement agencies, published by BuzzFeed, the FBI said that following the successful unlocking of the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5C without Apple’s …

Privacy

Former UN official accuses world body of 'colossal mismanagement'

A former United Nations official with decades of experience in senior positions accused the world body of “colossal mismanagement,” saying it had failed to uphold the principles for which it was established.<p>What has the United Nations ever done for you? – interactive<p>Read more<p>Anthony Banbury, former …

Africa

Journalist Arrested During Ferguson Protest Is Convicted

Videographer Mary Moore is among more than two dozen news professionals arrested covering protests since the police killing of teenager Michael Brown.<p>ST. LOUIS -- A freelance journalist has been convicted in Ferguson Municipal Court of failure to comply with a police order for taking video of a …

DOJ filing threatens to compel Apple to hand over iOS source code and signature if it fails to cooperate

ACLU principal technologist and Yale Law School visiting fellow Christopher Soghoian drew attention to a rather dramatic raising of the stakes in the DOJ’s latest filing in the San Bernardino iPhone case. It contains an implicit threat that if Apple isn’t willing to create the special version of …

Report: Tim Cook, other tech execs attended secret meeting to discuss how to stop Donald Trump

<b>Update</b>: Elon Musk said in a tweet today that the American Enterprise Institute meeting was not secretive and that he was not there to talk about Trump.<p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been very vocal with his opinions about Apple recently and now, it appears that Tim Cook is part …

German court rules Facebook may prevent its users from using fake names

Facebook may prevent its users from using fake names, a German court said on Thursday, overturning a previous order from the Hamburg data protection authority.<p>The ruling is a coup for the social network, which has long argued its real-name policy ensures people know who they are sharing and …

Privacy

Pentagon says US bombed IS training camp in Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — American F-15E fighter-bombers struck an Islamic State training camp in rural Libya near the Tunisian border Friday, killing …

Humanitarian aid convoys enter besieged areas in Syria

Aid convoys loaded with food and medicine to relieve starving civilians have entered five besieged areas in Syria, the government of Bashar al-Assad has said.<p>The convoys, announced by the UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, on Tuesday night, entered the Damascus suburb of Moadamiyah, …

Middle East

Break up The Banks, Says The Fed's New Guy

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s newest policymaker and a former point man for the government’s bailout of the financial industry on Tuesday called on …

Google to extend 'right to be forgotten' to all its domains accessed in EU

Google will begin blocking search results across all of its domains when a search takes place within Europe, in an extension of how it implements the “right to be forgotten” ruling.<p>The “right to be forgotten” ruling allows EU residents to request the removal of search results that they feel link to …

Privacy

UK politicians green-light plans to record every citizen's internet history

But recommend that no encryption backdoors should be installed<p>Surveillance legislation proposed by the UK last November has been examined in detail by the country's politicians, with a new report recommending 86 alterations, but broadly approving the powers requested by the government. The …