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Edward Snowden: how the spy story of the age leaked out

As he pulled a small black suitcase and carried a selection of laptop bags over his shoulders, no one would have paid much attention to Ed Snowden as …

Back to Basics: Android versions explained

Welcome friends to the “Back to Basics” series, where we run a fine toothed comb over each and every aspect of Android so that you can make an educated decision on which Android device is for you. This week’s edition is all about Android versions, and we’ll be releasing a new edition to the series …

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Nvidia says Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are great news for gaming PCs

"I'm glad the new consoles are here," says Nvidia's senior vice president Tony Tamasi, "if for no other reason than to raise the bar." He points to a handy chart, which claims that the company's GeForce GTX Titan — a $1,000 graphics card — has roughly two and a half times the power of the …

Internet firms pressure US government to allow release of data request details

Internet companies are pressuring the US government to allow them to release more details about data requests from spy agencies in the wake of the National Security Agency (NSA)'s PRISM scandal.<p>The heads of Facebook, Microsoft and Google are requesting permission from the Obama administration to …

Microsoft: 'We Have A Product For People Who Can't Access The Internet, It's Called Xbox 360'

In no way am I attempting to purposefully continue the dogpile on to Microsoft in the wake of their struggles Monday at E3 when by all accounts, they were thumped by Sony‘s PS4 announcement. But everyone did wonder how Microsoft was going to spin things once the dust settled, and attempt to explain …

Iowa City Is About To Take An Unprecedented Stand Against Government Surveillance Technology

The ordinance unanimously passed the city council's first reading on Tuesday evening, and the city attorney Eleanor Dilkes told Farivar she expects it to pass the second and third readings at the council meeting on June 18, 2013.<p>The legislation amounts to an unprecedented stand against …

CIA didn't always know who it was killing in drone strikes, classified documents show

The CIA did not always know who it was targeting and killing in drone strikes in Pakistan over a 14-month period, an NBC News review of classified intelligence reports shows.<p>About one of every four of those killed by drones in Pakistan between Sept. 3, 2010, and Oct. 30, 2011, were classified as …

The Unknown Patriot Who Exposed the Government's Verizon Spy Program

In praise of whistle-blowers whose risky disclosures of official wrongdoing make the nation stronger rather than weaker<p>Reuters<p>The federal government forced Verizon to turn over information on the phone calls of millions of innocent Americans and forbade them from telling anybody about it, <i>The</i> …

Poll finds low Obamacare support

Obamacare is more unpopular than ever, a new poll finds.<p>According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released late Wednesday night, the president’s health reform law is considered a good idea by 37 percent of respondents, while 49 percent say that the Affordable Care Act is a bad idea. That’s …