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Galaxy S5 metal casing rumoured, flex-screen Note 3 too

Samsung's next smart phone could arrive sporting a swanky metal jacket, if fresh rumours are to be believed.<p>The South Korean tech giant is …

Phones

Federal Election Commission considers whether to allow campaign donations in Bitcoin

The Federal Election Commission is deliberating whether political contributions may be made in Bitcoin, and if so, how. The commission has until October 28th to determine whether donations in the emerging virtual currency comply with campaign finance restrictions, in response to a request filed …

Brazil

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Five Vehicles for the End of the World

Zombies feel like squishy speed bumps under this sucker.<p>You don’t have to believe that the end of the Mayan calendar signifies the beginning of the …

FBI Can Remotely Activate Android Smartphone And Laptop Mics, WSJ Reports

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FBI employs a number of high-tech hacker tactics in its efforts to round up information on suspects, including the ability to remotely activate microphones on Android devices and notebook computers, according to one of its sources who is described as a …

How much longer do we REALLY have? - The SilverTowne Vault Cast Episode 91

Under The Radar: Some Pilots Of Small Drones Skirt FAA Rules

Stanford Dish Test Run from BayAreaCrasher on Vimeo.<p>Unmanned drones aren't just a tool for governments anymore. By as early as this year, the Federal Aviation Administration expects to propose regulations opening up the use of small, unmanned airborne vehicles — or drones — for commercial use.<p>Tens …

Is Seattle Being Buzzed By Drone-Equipped Peeping Toms?

From the Yes-We-Live-In-The-Future file we have the story of an unnamed Seattle woman who looked out her upper-floor window a couple of weeks ago to allegedly find an aerial drone hovering outside. On the sidewalk next to her house, on public property, she also found the man operating the drone, …

Massive data collector Acxiom plans to reveal the dirt it has on you

One of the biggest personal data collectors around is getting ready to open its vaults to the public. According to <i>Forbes</i>, you'll soon be able to request your personal files from Acxiom, a marketing company that holds a database on the interests and details of over 700 million people. That database …

Will "Persistent Surveillance" Turn U.S. into a Panopticon?

Disturbing revelations about the breadth of spying by the U.S. government on its citizens and allies continue to emerge. In a recent post, I …

George Orwell's Biggest Fear Went Far Beyond Big Brother

The totalitarian surveillance state imagined in George Orwell's "1984" is often cited to describe government encroachments on privacy, which is why the recent National Security Agency leaks led to a spike in sales of the dystopian novel on Amazon.com.<p>When you look at Orwell's other novels, however, …

Literature

DHS Requests “Riot Control” Gear After Buying Billions Of Bullets

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is purchasing bulk amounts of protective gear for its Federal Protective Service officers to prepare for …

Justice

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Snowden Still Seeking Asylum, Wikileaks May Publish Rest Of His Docs

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is in political limbo as he seeks asylum with any country that will help him escape from U.S. extradition. On a press call today, Wikileaks Editor Julian Assange assured journalists that he is “healthy and safe,” meaning that they still have no idea where he’ll …

Carrying Concealed: Two pieces of gear to check out

Contrary to what proponents of the nanny state might tell you, <i>not</i> having a gun can get you killed. Many people recognize this, and that is one of the …

Asia Crumbling; China's Worst 2 Days In Almost 4 Years, Nikkei 450 Pts Off Session Highs

Things are getting a little out of hand in Asia once again. China's Shanghai Composite is down 3.7% at the break for its biggest 2-day drop in almost …

43 arrested in Ontario police operation that included site linked to alleged Rob Ford video

Police conducted a series of early morning raids in Toronto and Windsor on Thursday in a crackdown on a gang operating out of an apartment complex linked to the video that allegedly shows Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.<p>Nineteen people were arrested in Toronto and nine in Windsor on …

Guns

Six Months After Newtown, An American Gun Giant Struggles To Find A Buyer

Days after the shootings last December in Newtown, Conn., the investment firm Cerberus Capital Management announced it wanted to sell the company …

New NYC bill would require 3D printed guns to be registered with police | Ars Technica

And California is working on similar 3D printed gun restrictions.<p>On Wednesday, the New York city council introduced a new bill that would make it …

DIY Guns, Google Glass Porn, 007 Stocks, And The Latest Sin News

<i>Every week, I round up the most interesting vice news, from firearms to booze, drugs to adult, and more.</i><p><b>ADULT</b><p><b>$</b> One of my favorite reads online this week (don’t click if you can’t handle salty language): “<b>On Common Stripper Hustle Fails</b>.” Gentleman’s club entertainer Kat schools her …