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Former CIA Director Calls Female Senator Too ‘Emotional’ On Torture Report

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has chaired the Senate’s Intelligence Committee for five years. So when she suggested last month that investigators …

Big Data Platform InsideSales.com Raises $100M From Polaris, KPCB At $1B Valuation

Another big round for a fast-growing enterprise startup focused on big data and the cloud. InsideSales.com has raised $100 million at a valuation of almost $1 billion, a number first reported by DJ’s Venture Wire, and now confirmed by us with a reliable source close to the company. Polaris Partners …

Google no longer mining student Gmail accounts for targeted ads (updated)

Google makes no bones about scanning our emails for advertising purposes, but the company has suddenly become a bit more timid when it comes prying into students' messages. According to the <i>WSJ</i>, Google has stopped scanning the 30 million accounts that are registered under its free-of-charge Google …

Purported AT&T Moto X version leak reveals specs and benchmarks

An AT&T Moto X test version has apparently been caught in the wild, helping a website provide more details about the device, including specs and benchmarks.<p><i>Android Police</i> obtained access to a variety of images showing the AT&T Moto X phone (model number XT1058, also known as “Ghost”) – we’ll note …

New Nexus 7 arrives in Japan this week, SIM-unlocked 32GB LTE model coming this September

Google often takes its time bringing its Nexus variety of tablets and smartphones across the Pacific, but it's getting faster. Today, it announced that the refreshed Nexus 7 (with a new 1,900 x 1,200 resolution screen and 5MP camera) will land in Japan on Wednesday 28th August. The 16GB model is …

Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 concepts bring new Samsung design patents to life

After a couple of new design patents have been awarded to Samsung on the last day of the previous year, a couple of new smartphone concepts have emerged imagining what the future Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4 would look like in case Samsung would actually use the design shown in those …

UK Galaxy S5 pre-orders open on March 28

The Galaxy S5 will become available for pre-order on Friday, March 28, Samsung UK announced today. The device will start shipping on April 11.<p>The Galaxy S5 will go up for pre-order on Samsung’s e-store, the company’s flagship experience store in the Stratford Westfield City shopping center, and …

Nokia X Android phone makes its debut

Smartphone shoppers in India are the first ones able to purchase the new Nokia X handset.<p>Offered as of Monday at a price of 8,599 rupees ($141), the new Android-based smartphone targets the midrange market, according to the Economic Times. That range typically sees phones sell for between 7,000 and …

Oppo 'Smart Lens' leaks in new photos

Remember Sony’s intriguing line of QX lenses with built-in cameras? While the products remained fairly niche, there’s no doubt that Sony was onto …

OnePlus 'Smash the Past' winners now have option to donate their devices

OnePlus’s “Smash the Past” contest officially wrapped up today, and in addition to revealing how many people applied for the promotion, OnePlus has …

Killing the Nexus: should Android Silver take its place?

On this Friday Debate, we take a look at the rumors regarding Android Silver and how it reportedly will replace the Nexus series. From our current understanding, the Silver program is Google’s attempt to take the ideas behind the Nexus and Google Play Edition series and bring them to mainstream …

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $119.6M in Patent Infringement Case

Consumer<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California jury determined Friday that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.<p>The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. It also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents …

Mobile

T-Mobile lost $100M due to ETFs of switching customers

During the first quarter of 2014, T-Mobile gained the most new subscribers amongst Tier 1 carriers. One of the reason for this increase was due to the carrier’s offer to pay up to $650 in Early Termination Fees to customers who switched to T-Mobile.<p>T-Mobile said in a filing recently that the ETF …

ETFs

How Brazil Has Leapt Ahead Of The U.S. With An Internet Bill Of Rights

The Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights, called the Marco Civil and signed by president Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo, guarantees net neutrality, …

Net Neutrality

It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war

The threat of war in Ukraine is growing. As the unelected government in Kiev declares itself unable to control the rebellion in the country's east, John Kerry brands Russia a rogue state. The US and the European Union step up sanctions against the Kremlin, accusing it of destabilising Ukraine. The …

US Troops Head to Latvia as Russia Progresses Against 'Helpless' Ukraine

Pro-Russian mobs have taken control of more government buildings in Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded the Ukrainian government …

"I Should Kill You Right Here"

HORLIVKA, Ukraine — The pro-Russia militants who stood guard at one of the tire-strewn checkpoints littering eastern Ukraine presented a fearsome picture on Friday morning, their faces wrapped in black ski masks and pistols tucked into their body armor.<p>But with a new government offensive underway …

Journalism

Botched Oklahoma execution reignites death penalty debate

By Lindsey Bever<p>Lindsey Bever<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Tuesday night’s botched execution in Oklahoma, which resulted in an inmate’s writhing death from a heart attack 43 minutes after he received what was supposed to be a lethal injection, was …

Obama slams GOP over minimum wage vote

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> - A day after returning from his trip to Asia, President Barack Obama swung back into mid-term campaign mode in a fiery attack on Senate Republicans who blocked a bill to raise the minimum wage Wednesday .<p>"If your member of Congress doesn't support raising the minimum wage, you …

Paul Ryan Met With the Congressional Black Caucus — They Mostly Disagreed.

The Con­gres­sion­al Black Caucus got the meet­ing it wanted with House Budget Chair­man Paul Ry­an, who met with the bulk of the caucus Wed­nes­day …

Will There Be a Civil War in Clinton Land?

Shortly after Hil­lary Clin­ton moved in­to the White House, she gathered a group of top aides known col­lect­ively as “Hil­lary­land” in the …

Obamacare enrollment varies widely from state to state

Sign-ups for insurance through President Obama's healthcare law varied widely across the nation in the first year for the system's state marketplaces, according to a new government report that shows consumers flocked to coverage in some states while enrollment fell well short of targets in …

Don't Run for President, Hillary. Become a 'Post-President' Instead

I know as much as anyone how much her most fervent supporters want Hillary Clinton to run for president. On the opening night of the Women in the …

Schumer hits GOP on immigration

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) sharply criticized House Republicans on immigration reform Thursday, accusing the GOP of stalling an overhaul by handing the “gavel of leadership on immigration” to outspoken reform critic Rep. Steve King.<p>In a floor speech Thursday, Schumer — the leader of the Gang of …

Graham to CNN: Jay Carney 'believes that we're all dumb'

<b>(CNN) –</b> Sen. Lindsey Graham said he was offended by White House spokesman Jay Carney's comments about new emails that reinforce Republicans' claims that the White House purposely gave misleading information about the Benghazi attack for political reasons.<p>"I guess he believes that we're all dumb," …

Associated Press News

First on CNN: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> – The first votes cast in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would take place in February 2016, according to a draft proposal under consideration by the Democratic National Committee.<p>The proposed nominating calendar would have the Iowa caucuses take place on …