Caryn McGraw

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Drones kill civilians using NSA data, Greenwald's new site 'The Intercept' reports

Journalist who broke NSA story files first report for Pierre Omidyar<p>The NSA's surveillance programs are often used to help carry out drone strikes on targets, according to a new report, and sometimes there are unintended victims. An anonymous former drone operator for Joint Special Operations …

Prism: concerns over government tyranny are legitimate

Nobody would be shocked to hear me admit that I have a problem with authority. During most of my adult life, I have resisted the notion that the government always acts in the best interests of its citizens. Edward Snowden’s recent interview with the Guardian underscores the possibility that those …

What Key NSA Overseers Don't Know About the Phone Dragnet

Was a widely held belief about the surveillance state bunk all along?<p>Is the National Security Agency collecting and storing data on fewer telephone calls than we thought? So say reports in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>Washington Post</i>, and <i>New York Times.</i> "Although intelligence officials have indicated …

Lonely Planet’s best value travel destinations for 2014

When times are tight we suggest you travel more, not less – but pick carefully. This is where your wallet will smile at the memories for years to come.<p>Greek Islands<p>View of Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Cove, on Zakynthos Island. Image by Dave Porter Peterborough Uk / Photolibrary / Getty …

Best adventure travel for 2014

For those who like their trips to thrill, here’s our pick of the best places to feel pumped in 2014.<p>Mountain biking, Avoriaz, France<p>Avoriaz is one of 12 interconnected resorts in the Portes du Soleil region of the French Alps, where man-made bike trails and alpine tracks create a spectacular …

'Shelf-help' books set to fill publishers' coffers in 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson may have the coveted Christmas number one spot with the record-breaking sales of his memoir, <i>My Autobiography</i>. But not even celebrity memoirs are likely to match the publishing sector predicted to grow exponentially in 2014: self-help books.<p>Next year is set to be the one when …

15 Bands to Watch in 2014

<b>Ah, a new year.</b> And here we have some "in with the new" for you, a preview of some great new — and not-so-new — musical acts you should have on your radar for 2014, culled from the playlists of our music writers. We know you're anxious to get on with writing those resolutions, so without further …

Wonder what men think about the way women dress? We shouldn't give a stuff

Contrary to what you might have been told, women don't dress to please men. Fashion is, at heart, all about ourselves and having some gosh-darned fun<p><b>I recently read an article online detailing what female fashion trends men hate. Could you provide the definitive list of man-repelling fashion trends?</b><p>…

Yes, Your Toddler Really Is Smarter Than A 5-Year-Old

Parents, does your 18-month-old seem wise beyond her years? Science says you're not fooling yourself.<p>Very small children can reason abstractly, researchers say, and are able to infer the relationships between objects that elude older children who get caught up on the concreteness of things.<p>In …