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Our Shamefully Sanctioned Sadism

Almost without exception, Americans have had deep fears of confronting one particular truth about George W. Bush, and that is his sadism. But with the release of the CIA's torture report Americans can no longer turn their backs on disturbing and shameful effects of the trickle-down sadism that was …

At Europe's biggest tech show, a peek into the future

Each September, the tech world descends on Germany to get a sneak preview of the hottest new gadgets of the upcoming holiday shopping season. The place is Berlin, and the event is IFA.<p>Held at the massive Messe Berlin convention center, the show attracts hundreds of thousands of curious visitors, …

Google Offers A Very Important Security Feature And You Should Enable It Right Away

Over the weekend several celebrity accounts were hacked and nude photos of the celebrities were leaked online.<p>There were many ways the hackers could have gained access to the photos, including via iCloud as well as other cloud services, like Google Drive.<p>In a statement, Apple said: "To protect …

Android Phones

Why For-Profit Education Institutions Should Be Sent to Detention

Dr. Laura W. Perna, executive director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, told me there needs to be a broader societal debate. She …

Investing

10,000 Fans Tell Lego to Make a Hubble Space Telescope Kit

A fan's idea for a Lego toy to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary just came into greater focus.<p>On Sunday, Gabriel Russo's design for a model of the famous orbiting observatory topped 10,000 votes on Lego Ideas, a website where fans can share and vote for new Lego kits. Projects …

Lego

How to Succeed by Simplifying Everything

Many startups take on too much and eventually die of indigestion rather than starvation, says professor and author Mohanbir Sawhney.<p>Does this sound like your company?<p>Mohanbir Sawhney, a professor, author, and consultant to numerous tech companies, says he once worked with one company that claimed …

Financial Services

U.S. Strike in Somalia Reportedly Kills Major Terrorist Leader

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to reports, American airstrikes against al-Shabab in Somalia targeted and may have killed …

Wes Welker Suspended Four Games For Use Of Amphetamines: Reports

The NFL has issued yet another suspension, docking Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, as first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.<p>"I'm as shocked as everyone at todays news," Welker told The Denver Post in an email. "I want …

Obama: Vision of peaceful Europe threatened by "Russia's aggression"

As Air Force One landed in Estonia's capital Wednesday, President Barack Obama's message to Vladimir Putin -- only 500 miles away in Moscow -- was clear: Stay put.<p>Obama's trip to the former Soviet state, ahead of this week's NATO summit in Wales, is meant to reassure nervous Eastern Europe that …

What We Know About ISIL's Third Hostage, David Haines

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Today, the terrorist organization ISIL released a video showing the purported decapitation of …

Netflix Shocks Everyone By Buying The Exclusive Rights To ‘Gotham’ Before It Even Airs

Netflix clearly wants us all to know they have a lot of cash burning a hole in their pockets. First they go out and pull off a monster deal for NBC’s <i>The Blacklist</i> at around $2 million an episode, a pretty noteworthy deal given the show’s success. But now word is out that the streaming giant has …

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