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NSA's powerful Windows hacking tools leaked online

Security

GOP rep. on ISP privacy rules: 'Nobody's got to use the internet'

The internet is a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. It's where many of us turn when we need to file our taxes, apply for jobs or search for housing. But one Republican lawmaker who voted to roll back FCC privacy regulations last month said, "Nobody's got to use the internet" when asked about his …

Net Neutrality

DeVos Halts Obama-Era Plan to Revamp Student Loan Management

With the stroke of a pen this week, Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s new education secretary, thrust the future of the government’s system for managing federal student loans into confusion.<p>It was a high-stakes move: Her department administers $1.3 trillion in loans on behalf of nearly 43 million …

Education

'Misdirected' Airstrike By U.S.-Led Coalition Kills 18 Allied Fighters In Syria

An airstrike that was meant to target ISIS in Syria instead killed 18 Syrian Democratic Forces personnel because it was "misdirected," U.S. Central Command said Thursday.<p>The strike Tuesday by an aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition was called in by American allies, the U.S. military says. It adds …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Passenger dragged off United flight lost two front teeth, had his nose broken and suffered a concussion

A lawyer representing Dr. David Dao, who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight on April 10, said Dao had been seriously injured and would likely file a lawsuit over the ordeal.<p>Dao’s attorney, Thomas Demetrio, said his client lost two front teeth and suffered both a broken nose and …

Aviation

Stolen truck kills 4 in Stockholm; Sweden calls it terror

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A hijacked beer truck plowed into pedestrians at a central Stockholm department store on Friday, killing four people, wounding 15 others and sending screaming shoppers fleeing in panic in what Sweden's prime minister called a terrorist attack.<p>A nationwide manhunt was launched and …

World News

Watch: Mike Flynn said last year “when you’re given immunity…you’ve probably committed a crime”

Words can come back to bite you.<p>Last September during the US presidential campaigns, Michael Flynn went onto NBC’s <i>Meet the Press</i> and complained about associates of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton having immunity.<p>“Five people around her have been given immunity, to include her former chief of …

Meet the Press

The simple trick that exposed the FBI director’s secret Instagram account and could expose yours

Gizmodo’s Ashley Feinberg has found the private Instagram and Twitter accounts belonging to James Comey, director of the FBI.<p>At least, she thinks she has (the FBI hasn’t responded to her), and the evidence is pretty compelling. You should read her account of the ingenious but simple sleuthing that …

Security

Set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free—and yes, Americans urgently need one, thanks to Congress

“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” — Mitch Ratcliffe<p>Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or …

VPNs

A Chinese company will make killer drones for the Middle East at a factory in Saudi Arabia

The Middle East wants more combat drones to fight terrorists and wage wars. Saudi Arabia wants to boost its manufacturing sector to reduce its alliance on oil. A Chinese company is happy to oblige on both fronts.<p>A few weeks ago Saudi Arabia’s King Salman visited Beijing and oversaw dozens of deals …

Saudi Arabia

Murder in virtual reality should be illegal

You start by picking up the knife, or reaching for the neck of a broken-off bottle. Then comes the lunge and wrestle, the physical strain as your victim fights back, the desire to overpower him. You feel the density of his body against yours, the warmth of his blood. Now the victim is looking up at …

Virtual Reality

Mexican Immigrants Flee U.S. for Canada

Tens of thousands of Mexicans are heading north from the United States into Canada. How long will they stay there? Nobody knows.<p>TIJUANA, Mexico—"This move will make it easier for our Mexican friends to visit Canada, while growing our local economies and strengthening our communities," Canadian …

Immigration

China is investing billions into US startups building cutting-edge products that could have military applications

As Washington fiddles, China is investing billions in U.S. startups with cutting-edge products that could have military applications at the same time it is dialing back investments in less critical American industries such as entertainment.<p>A <i>New York Times</i> story this week says that among the …

Russia

15 Supplement Ingredients to Always Avoid

With the help of an expert panel of independent doctors and dietary-supplement researchers, Consumer Reports identified 15 supplement ingredients …

Consumer Reports

The UK is also banning in-flight laptops on some flights from the Middle East

The UK is joining the US in barring passengers from bringing laptops and other personal electronics on board flights originating from certain Middle East countries.<p>Earlier on Tuesday, the US Department of Homeland Security announced a ban on laptops, tablets and cameras in cabins on US-bound …

U.S. Bans Large Electronics on Flights From 10 Airports in Middle East and North Africa

The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States …

Beware: Previous owners of used smart home gadgets may still have access to them

If you bought a used convertible sports car in New York about four years ago, you might want to take it back to the dealership to have it remove the …

Orly airport: Man killed after seizing soldier's gun

<b>French security forces have shot dead a gunman as he attacked a patrol at Orly airport south of Paris.</b><p>Ziyed Ben Belgacem was killed after putting a gun to a female soldier's head saying he wanted to "die by Allah", officials say.<p>Earlier on Saturday the 39-year-old had been involved in a shooting …

Brussels
Privacy
Syria

Google summoned to appear before the UK government to explain why ads keep appearing next to extremist YouTube videos

LONDON — Google has been summoned to appear in front of the UK government to explain why taxpayer-funded ads are appearing next to extremist content on YouTube, The Times reported.<p>The Times found government ads — and also those from the BBC, The Royal Air Force, and The Royal Navy — appearing next …

Immigration

Ikea drivers living in trucks for months

<b>Lorry drivers moving goods in Western Europe for Ikea and other retailers are living out of their cabs for months at a time, a BBC investigation has found.</b><p>Some drivers - brought over from poorer countries by lorry firms based in Eastern Europe - say their salary is less than three pounds an …

IKEA

FBI says nobody should expect privacy in America

FBI director James Comey has warned that we should not expect “absolute privacy” in America. His comments come just days after a WikiLeaks dump revealed the CIA’s incredible arsenal of malware and viruses used to spy on iPhones and other smart devices.<p>Speaking at a Boston College conference on …

38 popular Android devices ship with malware already installed

Keeping malware off of your mobile device should be a top priority for anyone who purchases a new smartphone or tablet, but what if the battle …

Thousands evacuate Düsseldorf after discovery of WWII bomb

Bomb defusal experts spent an hour disarming a British bomb after thousands were forced to evacuate. Construction workers often unearth unexploded bombs in Germany and authorities are forced to act quickly.<p>Experts successfully defused a five-ton WWII bomb in Düsseldorf on Thursday after its …

Germany

iPhone spying bugs revealed by Wikileaks have been fixed, Apple says

The hoard of Apple security vulnerabilities that the CIA could use to bug people's iPhones have been fixed, the technology company has said.<p>A series of "zero-day" vulnerabilities available to the intelligence agency were revealed by Wikileaks on Tuesday. Several of the tools had allegedly been …