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Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

SNAPCHAT LAWSUIT VIDEOS: After A 37-Second Pause, Snapchat's CEO Describes Regrets About The Friend He Ousted

Last week, Business Insider obtained videos from the ownership lawsuit over a red-hot technology company called Snapchat.<p>Today, we have more never-before-seen clips from the depositions in April with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and CTO Bobby Murphy.<p>The pair and their investors are being sued by …

Amazon.com Is Accused Of Abusive Work Conditions After BBC Secretly Videotapes Warehouse

Is Amazon driving its workers so hard they risk “mental and physical illness”? That’s the opinion of Sir Michael Marmot, a top expert on the causes of stroke and heart disease at the University of London, after viewing video footage secretly recorded at Amazon’s mammoth warehouse in Swansea, Wales, …

Katie Couric and Yahoo: A marriage of convenience

After months of rumors, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer confirmed Monday that she has signed up TV icon Katie Couric to play the role of "global" anchor for the Internet giant. In her blog post, Mayer said that Couric, along with other recent media hires including David Pogue, Matt Bai, and Megan Liberman, …

North Korea detained California man after 'tense' talk, son says

The son of an 85-year-old Palo Alto man who is being detained in North Korea says the arrest came days after a tense conversation with local officials about his service in the<p>Korean War.<p>Appearing on<p>NBC's "Today" show Monday, Jeff Newman said the conversation between his father, Merrill, and North …

Chicago E-Cigarette Ban? City Considering Updating Smoking Ban To Include Controversial Cigs

Chicago may soon take a first step toward becoming the first major U.S. city to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes.<p>The Chicago Sun-Times reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel is joining forces with two powerful alderman -- Will Burns (4th) and Ed Burke (14th) -- to push for e-cigarettes in Chicago to be …

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Articles about suspended home extension australia on Dwell.com - Dwell

A contemporary lean-to extension provides a fresh modern look to this 1960s Australian dwelling.<p>Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and kangaroos, and most importantly, incredible prefab houses.<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast.<p>Adapted for …

What's Cooking on Kickstarter? Mike Whitehead's CNC-Milled Cast-Iron Skillet

As an industrial designer, which would you rather do: Design brand new objects and interfaces that have never existed before, or design improvements …

Cast Iron Skillet

Commuters Do 30 Squats for a Free Train Ticket in Moscow

In anticipation of the 2014 Winter Olympics set to be held in Sochi, Russia, the city of Moscow decided to install a train ticket dispensing machine that offers commuters a free ride for completing 30 full squats in a row. Situated right next to the usual ticket vending machines where travelers can …

Braven Brewing Company

New York is a city in a constant state of change with local, national and global forces shaping neighborhoods and communities. While Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood is now best known for its vibrant artist community and wood-fired pizza, it was once home to a thriving beer industry. Up until the …

3D Light Sculptures Created with Two Spinning Monitors

<i>Full Turn</i> is a project by artist Benjamin Muzzin that takes two flat screen monitors placed back-to-back and spins them at high speeds, turning the projected images of light into three-dimensional animations. Created as a diploma project for a bachelor degree at ECAL, the result is a spectacular …

Danner Factory Tour

Like many heritage brands, the Portland, Oregon-based boot manufacturer Danner Boots has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity. Danner was founded in 1932 as a manufacturer of top-of-the-line work and logging boots, but when Japanese footwear retailer ABC Mart acquired Danner’s parent company …

What Life Is Like In One Of The World’s Fastest Growing Cities

Through the photographs of Shaun Fynn, Shanghai’s architecture becomes a symbol for future modern cities.<p>All over Shanghai–and the rest of China–cranes erect high-rise apartment towers in record time. Shopping districts are quickly planned and just as quickly realized, while new transit stations …

Urban Design

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By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and...<p>The small archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has had a big influence on architects and designers across the globe, from São Paulo...<p>With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and …