Cynthia Nolan

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Snowden Plans to be More Active in 2014

You’re likely to see and hear more from Edward Snowden, the man who blew the whistle on the NSA’s controversial spying techniques, next year, according to one of his advisers.<p>Benjamin Wizner of the American Civil Liberties Union, an attorney working with Snowden, says we “can expect to see him …

NSA reportedly intercepting laptops purchased online to install spy malware

According to a new report from <i>Der Spiegel</i> based on internal NSA documents, the signals intelligence agency's elite hacking unit (TAO) is able to conduct sophisticated wiretaps in ways that make Hollywood fantasy look more like reality. The report indicates that the NSA, in collaboration with the …

Researchers show why the NSA's phone metadata is far from anonymous

Since the first of many leaked documents showed that the NSA has been gathering phone records en masse as part of its anti-terrorism program, there's been an ongoing fight over just what these records reveal. To supporters, the metadata collection is a limited system that's rarely queried and …

Mission accomplished, says Snowden: Washington Post

(Reuters) - Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed extensive details of global electronic surveillance by the U.S. spy agency, said in an interview published on Tuesday that he has accomplished what he set out to do.<p>Protesters supporting Edward Snowden, a …

Talk of an RSA Boycott Grows After Reports It Colluded With the NSA

A boycott may be brewing against security company RSA’s annual conference, in the wake of reports that the company used encryption technology that …

You Can Now Buy Victoria's Secret Lingerie With Bitcoins

And now, you can use bitcoin to buy Victoria's Secret lingerie via a gift card from Gyft, the app that replaces physical gift cards.<p>The Gyft app is an interesting take on gift cards because it does a couple of cool things. It lets you buy gift cards from about 200 retailers using conventional …

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Subaru takes another look back, this time at the 2004 WRX STI

Here we have the followup to the rally-mimicking Impreza 22B STI that Subaru recently chronicled in its Vintage Garage series: the 2004 Impreza WRX STI. Displacement for the boxer four was upped from 2.2 liters to 2.5, and after noticing how many buyers had installed larger turbochargers on their …

NSA Under More Scrutiny As Year Ends

It was another tough week for the National Security Agency. First, a federal judge said some of the NSA's surveillance activities were "likely unconstitutional." Then, a White House panel recommended that NSA activities in the U.S. and abroad should be significantly reined in. Host Arun Rath speaks …

Justice Department publishes 191 pages of evidence against Kim Dotcom and Megaupload

The US Department of Justice unsealed a summary of the evidence it has collected against Kim Dotcom, Megaupload, and other alleged conspirators on Friday. The 191-page document lays out details on how Megaupload and its associated sites, employees, and operations — termed the "Mega Conspiracy" — …

Obama says 'we screwed it up' on health law debut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday defended his administration’s decision to delay for some people the requirement to buy medical insurance under his healthcare law, but acknowledged that the botched rollout of the policy was his biggest mistake of 2013.<p>“Since I’m in charge, …

NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

A member of the White House review panel on NSA surveillance said he was “absolutely” surprised when he discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks.<p>“It was, ‘Huh, hello? What are we doing here?’” said Geoffrey Stone, …

Can Raspberry Pi transform the sorry state of IT education?

Is the $25 Raspberry Pi – a basic computer on a single printed circuit board - capable of transforming the sorry state of IT education in our schools?<p>…

Google plans to expand Chromecast in 2014

Look out for an open SDK, international expansion and new devices from Google's Chromecast system over the coming year.<p>The search giant is planning …

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

Geofencing to Unlock Vehicle Functions Detailed in New Apple Patent Application

In June, Apple filed a new patent application [PDF] with the European Patent Office describing a system using an in-car accessory with an iOS device to set up geofences to activate various vehicle functions as a user approaches a vehicle.<p>According to the 15-claim application, which specifically …

U.S. lays out steps to smooth Obamacare coverage for January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration asked insurers on Thursday to be flexible with Americans trying to buy new health policies through the federal website HealthCare.gov, as officials race to fix problems still plaguing the enrollment process.<p>A man looks over the Affordable Care Act …

Pope Francis, The People’s Pope

On the edge of Buenos Aires is a nothing little street called Pasaje C, a shot of dried mud leading into a slum from what passes for a main road, the …

Why Apple’s 2013 promises bigger things for 2014

Apple had a somewhat strong year in 2013. The company showed off the iPad Air, unveiled a new iPad mini with a Retina display, and its upcoming Mac …

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The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

It's Going To Be A Huge Week For Apple

China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier in the world, will start taking pre-orders for Apple's iPhone for the first time this Thursday, according to an advertisement on its site. We first saw the news on The Wall Street Journal.<p>China Mobile has around 700 million subscribers and is about to …

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Your iPhone's Flash Keeps These Festive Cases Sparkling

When it comes to properly spreading holiday cheer, an ugly Christmas sweater just isn't enough anymore. You've got to up your game, and nothing …

Security Firm AVG Launches First Service To Block Mobile Location Tracking

It’s well known that advertisers track our browsing histories on the web to better target us with ads, but they’re increasingly moving towards tracking our locations too, because the history of your physical movements can be just as valuable to an advertiser as your virtual ones. Now security firm …

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Juice Your Way ... to Detoxification!

There’s a lot of talk floating around about “detoxing” these days. Detox facials. Detox foot baths. Detox diets. We hardly ever used to hear that …

First Person: Riding Along on Nelson Mandela's First U.S. Tour

A South African journalist remembers life on the Mandela plane—and what it taught him about America.<p><i>Part of our First Person series, where we invite writers to share personal stories.</i><p><b>Twenty-three years ago, Nelson Mandela came to the United States for the first time. It was four months after he'd</b> …