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India's database with biometric details of its billion citizens ignites privacy debate

"Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy," says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy.<p>But on Feb. 3, privacy …

Read this heart-wrenching diary of a WW1 soldier in real time

LONDON — On Jan. 1, 1917, a young man from Lancashire started a diary. It might not sound like much to write home about, but the 21-year-old — …

Spotify makes an official(ish) offer for President Obama to join its team

“I’m still waiting on my job at Spotify… Cuz I know y’all loved my playlist,” riffed Obama at an intimate White House reception last week. He didn’t have to wait long.<p>Call it a hunch, but a new job listing on Spotify’s website seems like a perfect fit. CEO Daniel Ek just so happened to have a role …

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I left Silicon Valley to start up in India. Here are my lessons learned the hard way

I had a cushy job in the US for over a decade. I was working in the Silicon Valley, helping startups as well as Fortune 500 companies roll out …

Watch Ice Stacking Like Shards Of Glass On Lake Superior

OoOoOoh. 🙀<p>Well here's something you don't see every winter.<p>The above video shows the supremely dazzling effect of ice stacking on Lake Superior's Minnesota shore. Sheets of frozen lake water hit the shore and break off, piling into stacks that look like the tops of a thousand broken coffee tables.</i> …

Guy Falls Asleep At Work, The Internet Takes Him To Task With Photoshop

Thank you for this gift, Internet.<p>This is anything but a snooze.<p>On his first day working an internship for a tech startup, a Reddit user who posts as TheOrangeDuke, passed out sitting upright at his desk.<p>“One of the associates noticed me sleeping,” he told The Huffington Post. “And it just went …

New York: apparently that earthquake you felt was just a sonic boom, no big deal

The US Geological Survey is here to soothe the nerves of New Yorkers on edge this afternoon: that earthquake you may have felt around 1:30PM? Yeah, don't worry about it — it was just a series of "at least 9 sonic booms" recorded over the course of an hour and a half.<p>Cool.<p>The reason you don't hear …

How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow

The spy had vanished.<p>He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the secrets of Soviet radars and weapons research years into the future. He had smuggled circuit boards and blueprints out of …

Joseph Stalin

How to Effectively Brand Yourself -- Regardless of Your Budget

A brand isn't something only large, well-known companies have. It is a necessity for any person or business -- from freelancers to international e-commerce sites -- to establish themselves as an authority in their industry.<p>A brand is not just a logo; it's a reputation. It's a way to attract and …

A Little Learning Is a Dangerous Thing: Ten Common Food Misunderstandings

Twenty-five years ago, in the U.S. of A., there was not a whole lotta knowledge about the foods of the world. Or even about the foods of the U.S.! But zoom forward, my food fighters in America, it has been an incredible quarter-century in food as so many more of us have become incredibly more …