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Diary.com ‘Growing Like A Weed’ After Switch To Privacy Controls And $1.2M Funding

Recently we’ve seen the rise of a new wave of startups that give far more control back to users. They have avoided the public nature of Twitter and the – sometimes toxic – vagueness of Facebook which has happily moved from a private network to one where, frankly, you’re never quite sure what is …

BREAKING: Wal-Mart faces warehouse horror allegations and federal Labor Board complaint

<b>Protesters gather outside a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store for a peaceful demonstration Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Chicago. (AP/Charles Rex Arbogast)</b><p>Union-backed groups mount new strikes, announce a potential federal complaint, and promise a big Black Friday<p>Josh Eidelson<p>November 18, 2013 8:14pm …

Bored? Hunt for dark matter in your spare time

Astronomers hunting for the invisible stuff that holds galaxies together are making progress by turning to the wisdom of the crowd.<p>It is the next “big hunt” in modern physics. Following confirmation of the existence of the Higgs Boson earlier this year, physicists now have their eyes on dark …

America’s angriest white men: Up close with racism, rage and Southern supremacy

Up close with small-town white rage, with bitter, scary men who feel left behind by economic and cultural change<p>Michael Kimmel<p>November 17, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era”<p>Who are the white supremacists? There has been no formal survey, …

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Bitcoin Companies and Entrepreneurs Can't Get Bank Accounts

In the first week of July, Jay Shore got bad news. U.S. Bank and Chase informed him they were closing the accounts for his company, Coinabul, a San Diego-based precious metals buyer that sells silver and gold for Bitcoin. They didn’t want to house his half-million dollars. Chase was mum on the …

Is this the new David Duke?

Matthew Heimbach, 22, is one of the white nationalist movement’s youngest leaders — and his star is on the rise<p>Ryan Lenz<p>November 15, 2013 1:15pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by The Southern Poverty Law Center.<p>At 22, Matthew Heimbach is a rising white nationalist star, just as eager to …

June 2013