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An eBay Announcement Just Sunk PayPal Stock

PayPal Holdings Inc’s shares fell as much as 12% in after-hours trading on Wednesday after former parent company eBay Inc said it had signed up a new …

Google AdWords: ‘Ecosystem That Works For Everyone’, Except For A Lot Of Good People

In a strange turn of events, Google promises that it is “protecting the open web” by censoring all cryptocurrency ads on its platform.Google …

Twitter likely to ban cryptocurrency ads in two weeks: Report

Twitter will follow Google and Facebook in banning ads related to crytpocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), which will be affected in two …

Social Media

What Retailers Can Learn From These 5 Examples of Experimental Store Formats

Only 32% of shoppers go to stores because they enjoy the experience, while more than three-quarters avoid stores altogether. With metrics like these, …

eCommerce

An unholy alliance between Google and Walmart could give Amazon a run for its money

In the great retail war of our time that pits Amazon against every other major retailer, a new shopping initiative from Google could tip the scales …

Obama calls for peace as Hagel orders US support in Central African Republic mission

President Obama is urging the people of the Central African Republic to remain calm amid mounting sectarian violence after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the U.S. military to transport Burundian troops to the country Monday.<p>The troops will assist both French and African Union troops who …

Mystery barge in Maine rumored to be another Google project

After intensive reporting linked Google to a mysterious barge docked at San Francisco's Treasure Island, supposedly planned as either a data center or a "floating marketing center" for the upcoming Google Glass launch, speculation has been rampant about the company's still-secret maritime …

Google Could Be Sending Its Data Out to Sea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Rumors have begun swirling around four large, floating barges that have appeared on both the east …

Official Study Finds French Farmers Committing Suicide At Startling Rate

France's Ministry of Agriculture has published a new report that appears to show a grim epidemic of suicides amongst French farmers.<p>Titled "Surveillance of mortality by suicide among farmers" and conducted by the Institut de veille sanitaire, the report found that between 2007 and 2009, 485 farmers …

Associated Press News

NASA using surplus military drones to investigate hurricanes

NASA is now utilizing surplus military drones to investigate hurricanes from Maine to the Caribbean.<p>WJZ 13 in Baltimore reports the space agency launched a drone from its Wallops Island facility in Virginia on Wednesday in order to get a close-up look at Hurricane Humberto, still lingering off the …

Full text: Senators' letter to Barack Obama on Iran sanctions

A group of 76 senators have written to President Barack Obama urging him to step up sanction and bring "a renewed sense of urgency" to stopping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon<p>Dear Mr President:<p>With the election of Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian people signaled their clear dissatisfaction with …

South Asia

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders …

Blanket Surveillance. Total Secrecy. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Imagine that one day you came home to find a shiny little bubble of one-way glass in an upper corner of every single room, and a notice left on your kitchen table: “<i>As required by the Safe Society Act, we have installed remotely controlled cameras throughout your home. (Also your office.) But don’t</i> …

Iowa City Is About To Take An Unprecedented Stand Against Government Surveillance Technology

The ordinance unanimously passed the city council's first reading on Tuesday evening, and the city attorney Eleanor Dilkes told Farivar she expects it to pass the second and third readings at the council meeting on June 18, 2013.<p>The legislation amounts to an unprecedented stand against …

Surveillance

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …