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Despite massive hack, Equifax wins IRS contract for fraud-detection

The company that just got owned will now protect taxpayers<p>Between March and July of this year, the credit rating agency Equifax, was infiltrated by hackers who made off with the sensitive personal information of more than 140 million Americans. That sounds like the kind of thing that might hurt a …

Georgia's Secretary of State: DHS tried to breach our firewall

Georgia’s secretary of state has claimed the Department of Homeland Security tried to breach his office’s firewall and has issued a letter to …

FBI and NSA Poised to Gain New Surveillance Powers Under Trump

The FBI, National Security Agency and CIA are likely to gain expanded surveillance powers under President-elect Donald Trump and a …

Tesla and SpaceX Targeted by Alt-Right SuperPac

Someone created a fake-news website dedicated to destroying Elon Musk.<p>Using the most annoying wordpress theme ever, the Citizens for the Republic—a …

These Are the Lobbyists Behind the Site Attacking Elon Musk and Tesla

Surprise! People behind StopElonFromFailingAgain.com have connections to Big Energy.<p>Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images<p>Yesterday, we reported on website …

Fresh evidence suggests Tesla is working on augmented reality for future cars

Tesla has always been looking to change the status quo of how humans interact with cars. In favor of dials, it chose touchscreens; with any luck, it …

If you receive this terrifying Google alert, you are not alone

People are tweeting out a concerning Google email alert they received, which notes state-sponsored hackers are trying to break into their account.<p>The …

Journalism

An Open Letter to the Tesla Saboteurs

You must love what Tesla represents, even if you dislike Musk & Co.<p>Alex Roy/TheDrive.com<p>Alex RoyView Alex Roy's …

Modern life is killing our children: Cancer rate in young people up 40 per cent in 16 years

Modern life is killing children with the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer rising 40 per cent in the past 16 years because of air pollution, pesticides, poor diets and radiation, scientists have warned.<p>New analysis of government statistics by researchers at the charity Children with Cancer …

Obama Pushes More Federal Oversight of Cops After Dallas Attack on Cops

President Barack Obama is harnessing the increasing attacks on police — and the periodic shootings of people by stressed cops — to push his agenda to …

The Death And Decay Of Detroit, As Seen From The Streets

Patton Street, NW Detroit<p>Feel like you can kind of see how this scene unfolded:<p>In the top photo, the tree is blocking the view of that yellow house …

US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you

James Clapper did not name specific agency as being involved in surveillance via smart-home devices but said in congressional testimony it is a distinct possibility<p>The US intelligence chief has acknowledged for the first time that agencies might use a new generation of smart household devices to …

Smart Homes

Fed Accidentally Released Confidential Staff Projections

The Federal Reserve said it inadvertently released staff projections for interest rates and the economy late last month, renewing doubts about its …

Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at post offices

DENVER -- Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial …

Surveillance

Make a Survival Bracelet to Save You in Any Worst Case Scenario

You might already have a bug out bag or emergency kit, but those aren't any good to you if you're not carrying them when an emergency happens. This …

Fourth Turning: The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed - Part 4

In <b>Part One</b> of this article I explained the model of generational theory as conveyed by Strauss and Howe in <b>The Fourth Turning</b><b>.</b> In <b>Part Two</b> I provided …

Panmure: Draghi's QE Will Fail, 2015 Will Be The Year Of "The Great Unwinding"

As everyone knows by now, tomorrow the ECB will announce a QE plan that monetizes some €50 billion (and maybe more) in European government bonds per …

Schadenfreude

DEA secretly tracked Americans’ calls for over a decade, document reveals

A new document reveals that the U.S. Department of Justice secretly kept track of Americans’ calls to foreign countries for more than a decade to …

A Former FBI Special Agent Says The CIA Kept Him From Helping To Stop 9/11

Mark Rossini said the CIA prevented him from going to FBI headquarters with the information that two known terrorists, who later went on to carry out the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, had entered the US.<p>Government reports on 9/11 blame a vague "intelligence failure" for the terrorist …

"De-Dollarization" Deepens: Russia Buys Most Gold In Six Months, Continues Selling US Treasuries

Central Bank of Russia released full-year 2014 capital outflows figures, prompting cheerful chatter from the US officials and academics gleefully …

Selling

Artist reveals a hidden message in Apple's iCloud agreement

Terms of service for the internet are often good for two things: inspiring wild outrage, or simply acting as a textual speed bump between us and the web. Now, it appears they're also good for hiding secret messages.<p>Artist Florence Meunier scoured Apple's terms and conditions for iCloud and found a …

NSA Preps America for Future Battle

The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning. Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future …

Surveillance

Smart grid powers up privacy worries

The next Big Data threat to our privacy may come from the electricity we consume in our homes.<p>“Smart” online power meters are tracking energy use — and that data may soon be worth more than the electricity they distribute.<p>The Department of Energy is publishing in January the final draft of a …

CDC reports potential Ebola exposure in Atlanta lab

Researchers studying Ebola in a highly secure laboratory mistakenly allowed potentially lethal samples of the virus to be handled in a much less secure laboratory at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, agency officials said Wednesday.<p>One technician in the second laboratory …

Obamacare premiums soar as much as 78% to help cover ‘essential health benefits’

The Affordable Care Act was supposed to make health care more affordable, but a study of insurance policies before and after Obamacare shows that …

How the U.S. Spends Its Dollars Every Second, In One GIF

<b>$15,700 per second.</b> That's how much the U.S. will spend on defense and intelligence in 2015, according to President Obama's proposed budget.<p>This …

White House intruder an Iraq war vet with "plenty of firepower"

<b>WASHINGTON</b> - The former stepson of a man accused of sneaking into the White House said the Iraq war veteran owns "plenty of firepower" that he could …

Quantitative Proof The Fed Is Destroying The Middle Class

<b>Listening to pundits on television, one would think we’ve found a magical species of leprechauns that piss gold rainbows amongst the masses and so we</b> …

‘Fab By Example’ Software Makes Creation of Large Complicated 3D Models a Cinch

3-D printing has really opened up manufacturing to the masses because anything-food, prosthetics, car accessories–can be created with a 3-D printer. …

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Modern magic: World's first 3D-printed castle

A castle materializes out of thin air without hundreds of stone chiselers putting in decades of hard labor to make it happen. Is it the plot of a new Disney film?<p>Nope. It's what happened recently in Minnesota -- and the wizard who whipped up this magic castle was Andrey Rudenko, a contractor with a …

3D Printing