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New York Attorney General Demands Airbnb Hand Over Data On All NYC Hosts

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has requested apartment-sharing site Airbnb hand over user data on an estimated 15,000 New York City hosts by the end of the day today.<p>The Attorney General’s office says it wants to crack down on people operating illegal hotels, disturbing …

Data mining giant’s misleading boast

Knowing just how much information Acxiom collects on you doesn’t give you control over its frightening surveillance<p>For a firm like Acxiom, the old dictum "Knowledge is Power" certainly holds true. The data mining giant has built a (little known) information empire compiling information -- both …

Cyberscare: Ex-NSA chief calls transparency groups, hackers next terrorists

Michael Hayden equates potential angry reactions to Snowden indictments to al-Qaida operations<p>The cyberscare, like the redscare or the greenscare of the '90's, is already under way. We've seen it take root with the fierce federal persecution of Aaron Swartz, the hefty charges and prison sentence …

US drug agency surveillance unit to be investigated by Department of Justice

The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into revelations that the Drug Enforcement Agency uses surveillance tactics – including wiretapping and massive databases of telephone records – to arrest Americans, amid growing concerns from lawyers and civil rights groups over its lack …

Slow-Speed Photography: Pitch Tar Drop Caught on Camera After 69-Year Wait

There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of high-speed cameras out there, doing work to slow down footage of fast moving objects enough for us to study …

How the U.S. Uses Information Gained From Spying on Foreign Companies

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There’s no longer doubt that the U.S. government spies on foreign multinational corporations as well …

Glenn Greenwald Will Write a Book on Snowden and the NSA

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>We all knew that the saga of Edward Snowden and his NSA leaks would eventually get the tell-all book …

Tired of helping CIA? Quit Facebook, Venezuela minister urges

CARACAS — A Venezuelan government minister on Wednesday urged citizens to shut Facebook accounts to avoid being unwitting informants for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, referring to recent revelations about U.S. surveillance programs.<p>Edward Snowden, a former U.S. National Security Agency …

Ancient Underwater Forest: 50,000 Year-Old Swamp Discovered By Scuba Divers Off Alabama's Coast

Scuba divers have discovered a primeval underwater forest off the coast of Alabama.<p>The Bald Cypress forest was buried under ocean sediments, protected in an oxygen-free environment for more than 50,000 years, but was likely uncovered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said Ben Raines, one of the first …

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Ron Miller's Planet Art Shows How Night Sky Would Look If Earth Had Planets Instead Of Moon (PHOTOS)

Here's a crazy idea: what if you looked up at night and saw not the moon but an enormous Saturn looming over the horizon? Or if Jupiter filled the night sky?<p>For the eye-popping images below, Ron Miller, former art director for the National Air and Space Museum's Albert Einstein Planetarium, reveals …

Ugly Animals Deserve Love, Too, Says Ugly Animal Preservation Society (VIDEO)

Not every human can be as beautiful as Brad and Angelina, and not every animal can be cuddly as a panda.<p>A lack of cuteness can be a real problem in the animal kingdom, at least when it comes to getting humans to care about you.<p>Take the blobfish, a deep sea critter that inhabits the waters off the …

Edward Snowden withdraws Russian asylum request

Edward Snowden has withdrawn his request for political asylum from Russia, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, further adding to the uncertainty over the US …

The NSA's metastasised intelligence-industrial complex is ripe for abuse

Let's be absolutely clear about the news that the NSA collects massive amounts of information on US citizens – from emails, to telephone calls, to …

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 …

Poll: Snowden should be prosecuted for NSA leaks

In a USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll, most Americans say the NSA leaker should be prosecuted, but two-thirds don't like the idea the U.S. government is collecting their own communication records.<p>WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans say the person responsible for leaking top-secret documents …

Privacy Apps And Services Are The Only Tech Companies Winning The NSA Surveillance Scandal

Once considered tools for tinfoil-hat wearing conspiracy theorists and stealthy corporate executives, software that allows you to hide your tracks online may have found its moment.<p>As details of the broad scope of the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance programs have continued to emerge …

Facebook Shares Numbers On Government Data Requests In Response To PRISM Reports

Facebook shared some details Friday night about how frequently it receives government requests for information.<p>Between June and December 2012, US government entities filed 9,000 to 10,000 requests for Facebook-user data, the company said in a statement posted on its press website. In those …

Manning Chose Documents for Release as Selectively as Snowden

By Bill Simpich, Reader Supported News<p>ournalists like Raf Sanchez of the Daily Telegraph claim that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was more …

TIME Magazine Equates Whistleblowers With Spies in Cover Story on Snowden, Manning & Swartz - Shadowproof

Chelsea ManningCommunityFDL Main BlogThe Dissenter<p>13 Jun 2013<p>TIME cover for June 24, 2013 issue<p>Forty-six percent of Americans, according to an …

Associated Press News

The Snowden Principle

At the heart of Edward Snowden's decision to expose the NSA's massive phone and Internet spying programs was a fundamental belief in the people's right-to-know. "My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them," he said in an …

Daniel Ellsberg On Edward Snowden: 'He Made The Right Choice' (VIDEO)

The man who 42 years ago leaked to The New York Times the 7,000-page report that became known as the Pentagon Papers called Edward Snowden's disclosure that revealed details of the U.S. government's domestic surveillance programs "as important as any disclosure that's ever been made."<p>Daniel …