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Infowars Launches Bilderberg 2013 Website

History is Repeating Itself: Infowars Special Report

How Joseph Stalin Invented 'American Exceptionalism'

<i>The phrase is often attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville, but the real author was the Soviet dictator -- and it wasn't a compliment.</i><p><i>Reuters (Gingrich); Wikimedia Commons (Tocqueville and Stalin)</i><p>Rick Santorum and the rest of GOP presidential gang all have a man-crush. Considering he was an outright …

Why America is in Decline

People often compare America’s decline with the fall of Rome or the Ottoman Empire.<p>Another apt parallel to our time can be found in the British …

Noam Chomsky: America is accelerating the apocalypse

Global warming and nuclear arms conflicts threaten the planet, thanks in no small part to U.S. policy failures<p>What is the future likely to bring? A reasonable stance might be to try to look at the human species from the outside. So imagine that you’re an extraterrestrial observer who is trying to …

American middle-class prosperity is pure fantasy

New research reveals that the US ranks 27th in the world when it comes to middle-class wealth<p>Les Leopold<p>June 19, 2013 3:23pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>America is the richest country on Earth. We have the most millionaires, the most billionaires and our wealthiest citizens …

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

Now Police Are Shooting Down Drones

Fair is fair. If the police can use drones to watch the public, then the public should be able to use drones to watch them. Too bad Turkish riot police don’t share those ethics. When a demonstrator in Istanbul used a radio-controlled quadcopter to film police blasting protesters with tear gas and …

Aaron Swartz, Our Hacker, Leaves The World a Better Place

There is no solace for the loss of the brilliant 26-year-old coder and activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself in January under the shadow of a …

Microsoft Makes 3-D Printing As Simple As Clicking “Print”

Windows 8.1 will be the first OS to provide 3-D printers native support. What does that mean to you? The app market is poised for its first 3-D printing explosion.<p>To be honest, 3-D printing technology just isn’t there yet for consumers. It’s expensive. It’s relatively lousy. And it takes a slew of …

Microsoft follows Google's lead, files request to reveal more data about FISA orders

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that in a move similar to Google's request last week, Microsoft has submitted a motion to the secret FISA court to authorize the release of "aggregate data" about the requests it has received. Microsoft published the information it has so far been authorized to reveal …

iOS 7 allows iPhone and iPad control with head movements?

A rumored accessibility option for Apple's upcoming operating system may let users control their devices with a quick jerk of the head.<p>The idea of controlling an<p>iPhoneoriPadwith a gesture may not be too farfetched. According to 9to5Mac, Apple is said to have included a head movement feature in its …

iOS

EFF Sues FBI, Wants Access To Records Of The FBI’s Facial Recognition Program

Companies like Facebook have been scrutinized by government regulators over the use of facial recognition technology. Now the Electronic Frontier Foundation is putting a mirror up to the government to demand the same scrutiny back. The organization is suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation over …

Windows 8 Tablet Momentum Builds with Facebook and Flipboard Apps

Microsoft is addressing many of the user complaints of Windows 8 in its forthcoming Windows 8.1 update, which was released today to early adopters …

CyanogenMod adds encrypted messaging to help beat the NSA

In light of the recent surveillance scandals that have hit the USA and to some extent the UK, the key developers for the CyanogenMod project have been adding some new privacy features to the alternative Android firmware. First, the Run in Incognito Mode, which limits as apps access to your personal …

Privacy

How Apple And Google Ruined Developers' Summer Vacation

Mobile developers had better catch their collective breath while they can. Following the Apple and Google developer conferences, app creators have a bevy of new tools to learn and exploit. If you make apps for iOS and Android, you now know exactly what you have to work with for the foreseeable …

TouchCast Wants You to Watch Web Video With Your Fingers

The problem with most Web video startups is that you’ve seen them before. Another compilation of cheap clips posing as the next big cable channel. …

iPad Apps

Microsoft Proudly Proclaims: ‘We’re Number Three in the Phone Race, and We Aren’t Afraid of BlackBerry!’

While Microsoft has mostly focused on Windows 8.1 at it Build developers conference, the company also snuck in a few sessions on Windows Phone along …

App developers taking their tablets in hope of boom times ahead

Tablets are already big business in 2013. Analyst firm IDC claims that 49.2m of them shipped in the first three months of the year alone, while rival …

Is iOS 7 Buying Time For Apple, Or Stealing Time From Android?

The new design of iOS 7 has already consumed vast virtual column inches on the internet as designers and developers weigh in and tear down the handiwork of Jony Ive and his team at Apple. Forbes.com contributor Haydn Shaughnessey asked the other day if, “Is Apple Facing A Designer And Developer …

After Waze’s Big Exit, Car-Community App Fuelzee Wants To Gamify Your Trips For Gas

Google swooped on Waze earlier this month, shelling out $1.1 billion to acquire the crowdsourced traffic app — indicating there is mileage (and cash) in crowdsourcing-plus-cars. Exactly how much of either remains to be seen but a just launched iOS app, called Fuelzee, reckons there’s enough of both …