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$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …

What Pirating Taught Me About Life

Anonymous is the new black...<p>I've always loved computers. Ever since I saw my first Commodore 64, I was infatuated. It was like a window into the imagination. Luckily I grew up in the military and attended the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS, not to be confused with DDoS), so I had …

Bike Shopping

<b>BEFORE YOU GO</b><p><b>Sketch yourself.</b> Grab a pencil, paper and some brutal honesty. Now make two lists. The first is an inventory of your current status as a cyclist or, for first-timers, your fitness level: how competitive you are, how much time you spend riding (or working out) each week, your highest …

NSA spying disclosures could cost companies billions

The possiblity of the NSA hacking U.S. technology could reduce overseas trust and sales<p>Allan Holmes<p>September 10, 2013 9:35pm (UTC)<p>Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- A congressional committee’s effective blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co.’s products from the U.S. telecommunications market over allegations …

Reporter Glenn Greenwald to testify at Brazil spy probe

<b>A parliamentary commission in Brazil investigating spying allegations says the journalist Glenn Greenwald will be invited to testify next week.</b><p>Mr Greenwald recently published allegations that US officials monitored communications of the Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff.<p>Another recent report …

Surveillance

Obama, Putin Smile, Shake Hands and Will Talk Syria Over Dinner

President Obama and Russia's President Vladimir Putin greeted each other with smiles and a handshake at the G20 summit today and planned to take up a …

Why not... legalise drugs?

<b>A look at eye-catching policy ideas that are often talked about but never seem to feature in UK general election campaigns.</b><p>The background<p>Drug prohibition began in the UK during World War I, when the possession, distribution and sale of cocaine and opium was outlawed. Cannabis was added to the list …

Washington State

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

Associated Press News

Mexico Summons U.S. Ambassador, Seeking Answers To Spying Claims

Allegations that U.S. agents spied on Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto when he was a candidate during last year's campaign have led Mexico to summon U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne and demanded "a thorough investigation."<p>Mexico's foreign ministry says that "alleged espionage activity involving …

Brazil and Mexico Ask the U.S. to Explain Reports of NSA Spying on Their Leaders

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Brazil and Mexico have called on the U.S. to explain recent reports — sourced to documents obtained …

Ravens expect Joe Flacco to be even better in 2013

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Baltimore Ravens haven't lost a season opener since coach John Harbaugh became their head coach and Joe Flacco became his quarterback in 2008.<p>And the Ravens expect Flacco to be even better when he takes the field for Thursday night's opener in Denver. After all, he's …

US 'spied on Brazil and Mexico presidents'

Brazil has demanded answers from the White House after it emerged that America’s National Security Agency had spied on President Dilma Rousseff and her counterpart in Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.<p>Classified documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden showed the US monitored phones, emails and …

Brazil

US drug agency partners with AT&T for access to 'vast database' of call records

US law enforcement officers working on anti-drugs operations have had access to a vast database of call records dating back to 1987, supplied by the phone company AT&T, the New York Times has revealed.<p>The project, known as Hemisphere, gives federal and local officers working on drug cases access to …

Brazil to U.S.: Explain spying

The Brazilian government called in the U.S. ambassador Monday to provide explanations about new revelations that the National Security Agency’s spy program directly targeted the South American giant’s leader.<p>Ambassador Thomas Shannon arrived and left the Foreign Ministry without speaking to …

Associated Press News

W.H. to Congress: Help protect Israel

Even a convincing case that Israel’s security depends on American intervention in Syria might not be enough to overcome what Capitol Hill sources say is significant opposition to the president’s proposal for using military force against Assad.<p>Washington’s pro-Israel lobby, typically highly critical …

Report: Classified U.S. Intelligence 'Black Budget' Revealed

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents providing the most detail yet about how the vast U.S. intelligence community uses its nearly …

Snowden Leak Reveals Intel ‘Black Budget’

Snowden impersonated NSA officials, sources say

Edward Snowden accessed some secret national security documents by assuming the electronic identities of top NSA officials, said intelligence sources.<p>“Every day, they are learning how brilliant [Snowden] was,” said a former U.S. official with knowledge of the case. “This is why you don’t hire …

The US: Surveillance, secrets and security | US & Canada

This week on the <i>Listening Post</i>, we feature a special edition of the show. <br>On August 21, Bradley Manning, the US soldier convicted of leaking a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison having been convicted in July of 20 charges …

Associated Press News

US launches “IC On The Record” Tumblr site to help promote transparency in surveillance activities

The United States government today launched a website dedicated towards helping the public better understand what its various intelligence agencies are doing. The site, called IC On The Record, comes just days after it was promised by President Obama as one of his reforms to improve his …