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Buffalo, NY: If It’s Good Enough for Frank Lloyd Wright…

<i>Welcome to “You Should Move To…”, in which Lindsay travels the country scoping out beautiful, under-the-radar old house towns where big charm can be</i> …

Luther Blissett

For the nom de plume used by many artists and authors, see Luther Blissett (nom de plume).<p><b>Luther Loide Blissett</b> (born 1 February 1958) is a former …

How are robots beating my CAPTCHAs?

Understanding why your custom CAPTCHA just doesn't block spam.<p><i>This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered</i> …

Former Walmart Employees Demand to Be Reinstated

The smiley-faced insignia of the country’s largest employer has become a symbol of exploitation to many who stock its shelves and man its registers. Protests were held in cities across the country Thursday calling for better working conditions and...<p><i>A demonstration at the Midtown Manhattan offices</i> …

The Fast Food Strike Could Mean the End of Everything

Across the United States, fast food workers are throwing down their aprons and spatulas, and taking to the streets to demand a living wage. They are now protesting in 60 American cities, but in those same cities, some wonder if their favorite fast food...<p><i>Photo by Flickr User mtume_soul.</i><p>Across the …

Silent Circle Preemptively Shuts Down Encrypted Email Service To Prevent NSA Spying

“We knew USG would come after us”. That’s why Silent Circle CEO Michael Janke tells TechCrunch his company shut down its Silent Mail encrypted email service. It hadn’t been told to provide data to the government, but after Lavabit shut down today rather than be “complicit” with NSA spying, Silent …

Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is

Repeat after me: Edward Snowden is not the story. The story is what he has revealed about the hidden wiring of our networked world. This insight …

Icelandic minister asked “8 or 9” FBI agents to leave country over WikiLeaks

Agents said they were there to stop hackers, were really investigating leakers.<p>A <i>New York Times</i> article this week recounts some of the major attempts …

This Account Is Tweeting Every NYPD Stop-and-Frisk

Millions of New Yorkers have been subject to a New York Police Department stop-and-frisk — and one Twitter account is telling their story, 140 …

Canadian Hacker School Goes Dark After Government Probe

For Bitmaker Labs, the trouble started with a flattering newspaper profile. In April, Canada's <i>Globe & Mail</i> ran a piece on the Toronto-based hacker …

Why 'I Have Nothing to Hide' Is the Wrong Way to Think About Surveillance

Suddenly, it feels like 2000 again. Back then, surveillance programs like [Carnivore](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnivore_(software), Echelon, …

Google Glass Teardown

Hardware Teardown<p>We eagerly brought Glass back to the lab to begin the dissection. Speculation reigned: what if the entire body of Glass is potted …

Yes, the NSA Can Spy on Every US Citizen

We've learned from investigations that the NSA and FBI have direct access to the servers of numerous tech-industry giants including Google, Facebook, and Apple through the use of PRISM—a program that enables intelligence analysts to intercept any form...<p>NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland.</i> …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

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 …

Why Did the FBI Kill an Unarmed Man and Clam Up?

Law enforcement can't get its story straight in the worrisome case of Ibragim Todashev.<p>Reuters<p>The <i>Associated Press</i> also reported that "law enforcement officials say a man was shot while he was being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case <b>after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife</b>," adding, …

Remaking Rio: turning an urban dystopia into an Olympic playground

With the World Cup just 12 months away, Brazil is scrambling to put its best foot forward<p>On March 22nd, police in Rio de Janeiro clashed with demonstrators outside the city's Maracanã football stadium, where members of various indigenous groups had been squatting in protest. Earlier, the protesters …

People behind Australia farming operations turn to robot drones in an effort to cut costs

Moving carefully along a row of apple trees, two of Australia's newest agricultural workers check if the fruit is ripe or the soil needs water or fertilizer.<p>Meet "Mantis" and "Shrimp," agricultural robots being tested to do these tasks and more in a bid to cut costs and improve productivity in …

Kafka, meet Orwell: peek behind the scenes of the modern surveillance state

Journeyman Pictures' short documentary "Naked Citizens" is an absolutely terrifying and amazing must-see glimpse of the modern security state, and …

Baby's Life Saved with 3D Printing

When April and Bryan Gionfriddo brought home their newborn son, Kaiba, in October 2011, he seemed like a healthy baby. But one night, when the family …

Making Sense Of The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Turck is a managing director of FirstMark Capital. Follow him on Twitter @mattturck.</i><p>The emerging Internet of Things — essentially, the world of physical devices connected to the network/Internet, from your Fitbit or Nest to industrial machines — is experiencing a burst of …

Holder: We've Droned 4 Americans, 3 by Accident. Oops.

In an extraordinary admission, Attorney General Eric Holder has told Congress that U.S. drone strikes since 2009 have killed four Americans – three …

Reporters use Google, find breach, get branded as “hackers”

Scripps reporters uncover mishandling of customer data; companies threaten to sue.<p>Call it security through absurdity: a pair of telecom firms have …