Anthony Celini

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Oh sh*t, I’m the 1 percent: Secrets of the super-wealthy

I grew up poor. My kids now live in Fairfield County. We all think we're middle-class because we always feel behind<p>I came to writing about money by accident. After graduating from Trinity College, I went into a PhD program at the University of Chicago to study with the greatest Irish historian of …

Equality

Three parent babies: women paid £500 to become 'second mothers'

Newcastle University said it was urgently looking for fit, healthy women, aged between 21 and 35, to donate eggs for mitochondrial DNA replacement<p>Newcastle University is offering women £500 to become ‘second mothers’ to three-parent babies.<p>On Tuesday the House of Lords is expected to give the final …

Pregnancy

Huge trove of surveillance leaks coming

Al Jazeera and The Guardian are set to publish "the Spy Cables," a massive trove of South African intelligence cables detailing the …

‘Delete our data’: Privacy advocates confront GCHQ after court rules human rights were breached

Privacy campaigners are demanding that British intelligence agency GCHQ delete personal data collected unlawfully and are urging members of the public to do the same.<p>Their application follows a landmark court ruling that found the surveillance organization had collected intelligence illegally up …

Judge sides with government in lawsuit over surveillance

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday sided with the government in a lawsuit alleging the National Security Agency is illegally engaging in the bulk collection of Internet and telephone records in the hunt for potential terrorists.<p>U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in Oakland said the …

Judiciary

A dark hour for television

On Tuesday night, in the span of less than an hour, Americans learned that they'd be losing two of the country's most influential newsmen. The departures of Brian Williams and Jon Stewart — unrelated but for chronological proximity — are devastating for NBC and Comedy Central, respectively. They're …

TV

Hacking guidelines for UK spies published | ZDNet

The UK government has published guidlines for the use of computer hacking by the intelligence and security services.<p>The UK government has published a …

Surveillance

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

The 9 craziest claims of anti-vaxxers

Jenny McCarthy and her army of disbelievers would have you think that measles are harmless and so much worse<p>The measles outbreak and recent statements by politicians like Rand Paul and Chris Christie have reignited the debate on childhood vaccinations. However, there is very little to debate; …

Public Health

‘When you collect everything, you understand nothing’ – Snowden

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden answered questions from Canadian students on Monday, telling them that mass surveillance can …

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

Health editor, BBC News website<p><b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances …

Genetics

The devious paradox of American inequality: How the rich get richer by staying hidden

In the United States, visions of poverty are much more commonplace than extreme wealth. And that's an issue<p>The southernmost road from Miami Beach to Miami is called the MacArthur Causeway. In good weather, it’s a blissful drive. Biscayne Bay is so near and bright that you can almost imagine you’re …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Will Texas Stay Texan?

As the Lone Star state continues its economic rise, will it be able to maintain its distinctive identity, or will it become more like the communities it sees as competition?<p>America presents two contradictory narratives that it struggles to reconcile. One is of an attachment to a particular place. …

The Future of Getting Arrested

What they're gonna do when they come for you<p>Even the most straightforward arrest is built upon an incredibly complex foundation: the moment the handcuffs go on is the moment some of our society’s most hotly contested ideas about justice, security, and liberty are brought to bear on an individual. …

Philip K. Dick

APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body cameras

Facebook's New Feature Has Users Thoroughly Creeped Out

Facebook recently rolled out a new feature that's leaving some users speechless and others running to sign a petition to have it removed, news.com.au reports.<p>When enabled by users, the social network's new quirk allows its mobile app to turn on your smartphone's microphone, listen in on what's …

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