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Hailo app proves a virtuous circle for London's black-taxi drivers

To anyone passing, the meeting of six men might have seemed incongruous amid the normal hustle and bustle of a busy central London cafe, with customers tucking into full-English breakfasts and mugs of builders tea.<p>It was in Double J's Cafe on Charlotte Street in November 2010 that three taxi …

74-Year-Old Plans to Run 100th Marathon in Boston

A 74-year-old man plans to run his 100th marathon in Boston to honor the victims of last year's bombing.<p>Richard Wallen, from Flushing, Mich., is a …

How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers

As a librarian, it'll probably be no surprise that I like to do my homework. I've followed conversations about the future of UK public libraries with a mixture of interest and dismay.<p>Developing public libraries as community hubs and problem-solving partners is a top priority at the American Library …

NSA chief's legacy is shaped by big data, for better and worse

FT. MEADE, Md. — In nearly nine years as head of the nation's largest intelligence agency, Gen. Keith Alexander presided over a vast expansion of digital spying, acquiring information in a volume his predecessors would have found unimaginable.<p>In Iraq, for example, the<p>National Security Agencywent …

Surveillance

Facebook aims to connect the world with 'drones, satellites and lasers'

Following the hubbub of its recent acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus VR, Facebook has just announced something slightly more altruistic: a team dedicated to bringing basic internet access to everyone in the world. Simply dubbed the Connectivity Lab, the crew is a result of Internet.org, a …