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DHS Now Testing Latest Facial Recognition Tracking

The federal government will soon be scanning for [YOU?] via a new surveillance system that will scan crowds and automatically identify people by …

Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide'

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Data hackers are watching you

Software inside your smartphone can follow you<p>Pratap Chatterjee<p>October 8, 2013 3:43pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Big Bro is watching you. Inside your mobile phone and hidden behind your web browser are little known software products marketed by contractors to the government …

Ten things we've learnt about the surveillance state

The sheer volume of revelations from whistleblower Edward Snowden (or from the UK government pretending to be Edward Snowden?) about the vast …

Security Expert: “We Have To Assume That The NSA Has EVERYONE Who Uses Electronic Communications Under CONSTANT Surveillance” | Washington's Blog

Government Is Spying On Us Through Our Computers, Phones, Cars, Buses, Streetlights, at Airports and On The Street, Via Mobile Scanners and Drones, …

Proposed Treatment To Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

The federal government is considering whether to allow scientists to take a controversial step: make changes in some of the genetic material in a woman's egg that would be passed down through generations.<p>Mark Sauer of the Columbia University Medical Center, a member of one of two teams of U.S. …

Incubator will try to turn Hyperloop into reality

Elon Musk's vision of high-speed travel through a set of tubes linking San Francisco to Los Angeles may be one small step closer to reality.<p>A business incubator in Southern California has formed a team to take Musk's Hyperloop idea and turn it into a company. And that team includes the former …

Sudan drops off Internet on third day of riots

Protesters burn tires and close the highway to northern cities amid a wave of unrest over the lifting of fuel subsidies by the Sudanese government, in Kadro, 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) north of downtown Khartoum, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Abd Raouf<p>Sudan dropped almost completely off the Internet …

Weekend mayhem leaves 10 dead across L.A. County

Authorities were at a loss to explain a wave of mayhem over the weekend that left at least 10 people shot or stabbed to death in Los Angeles County.<p>Ten others were injured in violence that stretched from the High Desert city of Palmdale to the coastal community of Long Beach.<p>"It's been going full …

Cheap, Disposable Drones Are the New Storm Chasers

Cheap drones are used to gather information in dangerous environments.<p><b>New drones made from disposable materials offer an inexpensive option for collecting data in high-risk environments—like measuring the speed of a wildfire or the temperature of a volcano.</b><p><b>After use, the drones are left to</b> …

How To Get Your Music Published

Music Business<p>Getting your music published is usually one of the first goals an artist looks to accomplish in a developing music career. However, …

The Awesome Adapter for Your 12-Gauge Shotgun That Turns It Into an ‘Ultimate Survival Rifle’

In an extreme survival situation where the appropriate amount of ammunition for the type of firearm you’re carrying can’t necessarily be guaranteed, what would you do? Carry multiple types of firearms to increase your chances of coming across ammo you can use? You could do that, or you could have …

NSA surveillance: National Rifle Association backs ACLU challenge

The National Rifle Association has formed an unlikely alliance with the liberal American Civil Liberties Union in support of a court action over the NSA's collection of phone data of millions of Americans.<p>The ACLU is challenging the constitutionality of the intelligence agency's action, which was …

This bad-ass drone turns the Nokia Lumia 1020 into an aerial surveillance device

Well this has to be one of the more awesome and most expensive smartphone hardware additions I’ve ever seen.<p>French company Lehmann Aviation is …

How Sweet, Smart Kids Under Occupation Come To Worship Militants

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