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The Trouble with Crowdfunding and Red Flags

Writing about crowdfunding campaigns is a minefield. We don’t cover many, but when we do, we’re very careful to only bring you the highest quality projects. On one recent occasion, we may have missed the mark.<p>There are so many crowdfunding campaigns vying for attention that we reject well over 95 …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Record Label Picks Copyright Fight — With The Wrong Guy

An Australian record label may have picked a fight with the wrong guy. The label sent a standard takedown notice threatening to sue after YouTube computers spotted its music in a video.<p>It turns out that video was posted by one of the most famous copyright attorneys in the world, and Lawrence Lessig …

Is war with Iran inevitable?

Last time Obama tried to engage Iran, it led to the regime’s most serious popular crisis. Time to try again<p>The election of President Obama at the end of 2008 created a new predicament for the ruling group in Iran. His early declarations of openness to direct talks with the Iranians, his …

How South Korea became slave to Microsoft Internet Explorer

Some government decisions haunt the citizens of the country for a long time and the same is happening in South Korea right now. Thanks to a …

Wild, Wild Web: Policing An Early, Lawless Internet

Today's Internet users have become accustomed to stories of hacking, identity theft and cyberattacks, but there was a time when the freedom and anonymity of the Web were new, and no one was sure what rules — if any — applied to its use. Many thought the Internet was beyond government regulation, …

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What If Internet Providers Encrypted Your Emails So The NSA Couldn’t Spy On You?

ABCNews reports that two of the biggest ISPs in Germany, Deutsche Telekom AG (which owns T-Mobile) and United Internet AG, are going to start automatically encrypting their customers’ emails beginning today. The encryption level is going to be low at first, possibly due to the speed of the rollout, …

As NSA Leaker Snowden Is Charged As A Spy, Petition To Pardon Him Hits Critical Mass

Thousands of supporters demanded Edward Snowden’s pardon before he was even charged with a crime. Now, just as the 29-year-old NSA whistleblower is indicted for violating the Espionage Act, a petition calling for his release has reached the critical mass at which the Obama Administration owes those …

With WikiLeaks' Help, NSA Leaker Snowden Seeks Asylum In Ecuador Via Moscow

Just when WikiLeaks seemed to be fading from the world of spilled secrets, Julian Assange’s group has become part of the story of another megaleaker: Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old whistleblower currently flying across the globe to escape an Espionage Act indictment for revealing the biggest …

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

How To Sell Coke To People Who Have Never Had A Sip

For years, there were only three countries in the world that didn't officially sell Coca-Cola: Cuba, North Korea and Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.<p>Now, after 60 years, Coke is back in Myanmar. Sanctions were lifted last year on the country. Just this week, Coca-Cola opened its new bottling plant …

Beck, Moore call Snowden a hero

Conservative television host Glenn Beck and filmmaker Michael Moore don’t often agree on much, but after Edward Snowden revealed himself to be the National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about government monitoring, they both took to Twitter to praise the 29-year-old, calling him …

'Quit Google, Facebook' suggests tech expert as surveillance scandal deepens

A best-selling author and technology expert has said that web users should boycott internet giants like Google and Facebook if it is confirmed they …

Watch Top U.S. Intelligence Officials Repeatedly Deny NSA Spying On Americans Over The Last Year (Videos)

To paraphrase Joseph Heller: Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t surveilling you.<p>In less than 24 hours, the spectre of the National Security Agency as a panopticon collecting data on every American has evolved from a conspiracy theory into reality. First, a leaked top secret order …

French kiss smooches its way into dictionary

After centuries without an official word for the sloppy Gallic export "to french kiss", a verb has finally been given its rightful place in the …

The Latest Beauty Fad In Korea Is A 'Bone Cutting' Jaw Surgery

A stream of celebrities boast on TV shows how it gave them a "new life," while advertisements extolling its cosmetic benefits are everywhere from street billboards to subway stations, magazines and popular Internet sites.<p>But there's nothing really "cosmetic" about double-jaw surgery.<p>A radical …

How America's 2-Tiered Education System Is Perpetuating Inequality

And how online courses might only exacerbate the problem<p>In 2006, Amherst College made a decision that administrators at some other schools considered radical. The critics said it would dent the value of the school's degree, or force it to "lower its standards." The school's then-president pushed …

Windcatcher: Inflates in seconds with NO power or pumping

Kickstarter isn't the end, it's just the beginning!! Head over to our NEW website now.<p>For <b>business inquires</b> such as licensing, retail partnerships, …

Daredevil base jumper escapes death by inches

12 Things Successful People Do Differently

I’ve always been fascinated by people who are consistently successful at what they do; especially those who experience repeated success in many areas …

Plants Can Talk

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when moral vegetarians thought their meal of choice wasn't sentient, it turns out that plants …

Experience: I was swallowed by a hippo

The hippo who tried to kill me wasn't a stranger – he and I had met before a number of times. I was 27 and owned a business taking clients down the …

Parks and Recreation - Patton Oswalt's Star Wars Filibuster (Extended Cut)

Google Introduces “Gmail Blue” — It’s Completely Blue, Because Brown Was a “Disaster”

The Google April Fool’s train continues with the announcement of “Gmail Blue.” Yes, it’s a version of Google’s email service where everything is the color blue. The YouTube one from earlier was OK, and the Nose one was just so-so, but I’d actually use this product if it existed, especially since it …

Health care costs for older inmates skyrocket

States face a potential fiscal time bomb as their prison populations steadily grow older.<p>ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Convicted of three counts of robbery when he was still a young man, Steven Thomas has been in prison since December 1982. Now 62, frail and suffering from a relapse of Hepatitis C, he's one …

Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef bailed after police questioning

The Middle East's most popular TV satirist was issued with an arrest warrant and questioned by Egypt's top prosecutor for allegedly insulting Islam …