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Brazil Court Issues Injunction Against Secret And Calls For App To Be Remotely Wiped

A court in Brazil has ruled (via UOL) that Apple and Google must remove Secret, the anonymous social networking app, from their mobile software stores – and also from user devices where it’s already installed. The court has issued a preliminary injunction in the case, pending the results of a final …

Iceland volcano: area north of Bardarbunga evacuated

Iceland's civil protection agency has decided to evacuate an area north of the country's Bardarbunga volcano, saying it could not rule out an …

Geology

James Foley killing: Journalist’s parents honour slain son

WARNING: This story contains graphic details<p>James Foley’s parents broke down several times Wednesday as they remembered their slain son, who they …

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

Visualizing 15 Years Of Acquisitions By Apple, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, And Facebook

You grow old, you slow down, and you die. That is, unless you can inject some fresh blood. After watching the last generation of tech giants wither or stagnate, today’s juggernauts are relying on acquisitions to keep them young and relevant. Check out the interactive infographic below to compare …

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‘Can you tell who is an Arab?’ appeal is tax-deductible

We’ve covered racist outreach in the Jewish community from the group Learn and Live before. Here’s the latest appeal, thanks to Henry Norr.<p>Learn and …

Qatar World Cup: 400 Nepalese die on nation's building sites since bid won

Calls grow for Fifa to take decisive action as human-rights group prepares to release report on mounting death toll<p>More than 400 Nepalese migrant workers have died on Qatar's building sites as the Gulf state prepares to host the World Cup in 2022, a report will reveal this week.<p>The grim statistic …

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn't)<p>Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start …

Obama can’t point to a single time the NSA call records program prevented a terrorist attack

National Security Agency defenders, including President Obama, continue to cite the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001 when defending the program that scoops up domestic call records in bulk. But asked specifically, on Friday, if he could identify a time when that program stopped a similar attack, …

If a Drone Strike Hit an American Wedding, We'd Ground Our Fleet

But after a dozen or more deaths at a Yemeni wedding, don't expect anything to change.<p>On my wedding day, my wife and I hired a couple of shuttle vans to ferry guests between a San Clemente hotel and the nearby site where we held our ceremony and reception. I thought of our friends and family …

It’s Not OK That Your Employees Can’t Afford to Eat

It wasn’t that long ago that in most companies, especially large ones, a fair amount of time was spent worrying about whether the company’s practices towards employees were fair. One of the functions of human resource departments was to advocate for the interests of employees.<p>The motivation wasn’t …

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Healthy habits reduce dementia risk

A study which monitored the health habits of 2,235 men over a 35-year period has found that exercise significantly reduces the risk of …

Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant

In April 2011, while Fukushima’s fires still smouldered, journalists scrambled to find sources who could shed any light on the nuclear crisis.<p>In a …

Twitter Board Controversy Shows Depth of Gender Gap in Silicon Valley

You’d never know that women make up half the population from peeking inside Silicon Valley’s boardrooms. Nor could you tell from sitting in on …

Teacher suspended after stolen nude pics appear online

After nude photos from her phone are posted to a revenge porn site, a teacher at an Ohio Christian school says her iPhone was stolen. Her school suspends her.<p>People take nude pictures.<p>There are many reasons for this, only some in the area of titillation.<p>One teacher at an Ohio school, however, seems …

Internet

When Nelson Met Boris: How Mandela's Grace Transformed A Moment

It was the spring of 1999 in Moscow, and two of the 20th century's great revolutionary leaders were having their first face-to-face talks as presidents of their nations.<p>South Africa's Nelson Mandela was meeting Russia's Boris Yeltsin. I was in the Kremlin's great hall to cover the historic meeting …

Shanghai's Choking Smog Registers 'Beyond Index'

In the latest smog-related health scare in China, officials in Shanghai on Friday ordered schoolchildren to stay indoors, halted all construction and even delayed flights in and out of the city, which has been enveloped in a thick blanket of haze, reducing visibility in places to less than 150 feet.<p>…

Obama: History Tells Us Sanctions, Threats Won't Make Iran Cave

During an hour-long talk at the Brookings Saban Forum 2013, President Obama explained his calculations as it relates to peace in the Middle East and negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program.<p>Obama took some hard questions posed by skeptical Israeli journalists Saturday, and he faced probing …

Pro-Morsi protest women freed after Egypt court ruling

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1034000/1034983_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522352739_a36c6b1a55ec17c016faa7f0912338db<p><b>Fourteen women jailed in Egypt over a protest in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi have been freed after an appeal court ruling.</b><p>Seven juveniles …

Human Rights

Hoped-For AIDS Cures Fail In 2 Boston Patients

HIV has reappeared in the blood of two Boston patients who scientists had hoped had been cured of their infections.<p>This disappointing development, reported by <i>The Boston Globe</i>'s Kay Lazar, is yet another cautionary tale of how researchers can never afford to underestimate the human immunodeficiency …

Scary smart! Clever crocodiles, alligators use sticks to lure prey

As if crocodiles and alligators weren't terrifying enough, scientists have discovered that these ancient, sharp-toothed beasts are incredibly cunning. So clever that they use lures to trap and gobble unsuspecting birds.<p>The discovery in two crocodilian species — mugger crocodiles and American …

Why is Microsoft scared of Chromebooks?

Something has Redmond spooked<p>"It’s pretty much a brick," says <i>Pawn Stars</i>’ Rick Harrison as he rejects a Samsung Chromebook brought in by an actor playing a customer. Microsoft really doesn’t want you buying this thing.<p>But why? Just how big of a threat are Chromebooks, Google’s oft-ridiculed web-only …

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered "productive" enough.<p>The emeritus professor at Edinburgh University, who says he has never sent an email, browsed the …

French torture of Algerians

""The book is graphic in its details. The general wrote of beating prisoners; of attaching electrodes to their ears or testicles and gradually …

Watch How These Cancer Patients Reacted To Getting Hilariously Awful Makeovers

The Belgian charity the Mimi Foundation told 20 cancer patients they would give them makeovers. All that was required of them was to keep their eyes closed to make the reveal more exciting. The patients expected that when they opened their eyes, they would look beautiful — but they got something …

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