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D.C. Government May Subsidize Pot for Poor

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Tech companies meet with the White House before President Obama releases surveillance recommendations

Tech companies met with the White House again today in an effort to help shape surveillance reforms.<p>Representatives from Yahoo, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft were present, according to the New York Times, for a meeting that precedes President Obama’s anticipated proposal for surveillance changes. …

Tap water may be out for days after W.Va. spill

Tap water in nine West Virginia counties continues to be off-limits, the governor said Saturday evening, as residents spent a third day unable to drink from the faucet or bathe following a chemical spill.<p>“We will let you know as soon as the water company lifts the ban,” Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said …

NSA 'hacking unit' infiltrates computers around the world – report

A top-secret National Security Agency hacking unit infiltrates computers around the world and breaks into the toughest data targets, according to internal documents quoted in a magazine report on Sunday.<p>Details of how the division, known as Tailored Access Operations (TAO), steals data and inserts …

The NSA's elite hackers can hijack your Wi-Fi from 8 miles away

Attendees at the Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg this weekend got a surprising rundown of the NSA's surveillance capabilities, courtesy of security researcher Jacob Appelbaum. Appelbaum, who co-wrote the <i>Der Spiegel</i> article that first revealed the NSA catalog, went into further detail …

Cisco “deeply concerned” over NSA backdoor claims

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Cisco(s csco) is investigating a claim by Germany’s <i>Der Spiegel</i> that the company is among many whose devices have been …

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 …

U.S. cracks open skies to testing, use of aerial drones | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government took a step on Monday toward opening the skies to aerial drones, authorizing six sites where unmanned aircraft can be tested for a variety of uses.<p>A small drone helicopter operated by a paparazzi records singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter (not seen) as she rides …

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German Spy Agency Used NSA Surveillance Data, Bild Newspaper Reports

BERLIN, July 15 (Reuters) - Germany's foreign intelligence agency (BND) has known about U.S. surveillance and storage of German data for years and used it in cases of Germans kidnapped abroad, the mass-circulation daily Bild reported on Monday.<p>Questions over how much the German government and its …

Delaying retirement can delay dementia, large study finds

New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.<p>It's by far the largest study to look at …

Vicious Gold Rally Coming

May Jobs Report -- Beating Lowered Expectations is Nothing to Celebrate

Jobs Report

Is Technology a Threat to Our Education?

Education Technology

Pressure on government mounts after NSA leaks

Surveillance

Driverless car steering course to road-readiness

Autonomous Cars

Ben Bernanke Gets Another Chance to Explain Himself

Ben Bernanke has been chairman of the Federal Reserve since 2006, so he should know by now that every syllable that passes his lips is worth billions …

FORMER FED GOVERNOR: Obama 'Basically Fired Ben Bernanke On The Spot'

That raised some eyebrows and really turned up the volume on the conversation on Tuesday regarding potential successors to replace Bernanke when his term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve expires in January.<p>In an interview with CNBC, former Fed Governor Larry Meyer said Obama "basically fired Ben …

Poll: Armed Revolution Could Be Necessary, 29 Percent Of Voters Believe

Nearly three in 10 voters say that Americans may have to take up arms to defend their rights, according to a poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University released Wednesday.<p>Twenty-nine percent of voters, including 44 percent of Republicans, said that in "the next few years, an armed revolution might be …

The $385 Billion Military-Industrial Boondoggle You've Never Heard Of

<i>A protest against military contractor Halliburton in 2004. (AP Photo/Dean Cox)</i><p><i>This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of</i> …

True History of Marijuana Full Movie

Marijuana

What Is Fracking? | National Geographic

Fracking

John Boehner: AP, Fox News Probes Expose Obama Administration's 'Arrogance Of Power' (VIDEO)

As more details emerge on the Obama administration's surveillance of the Associated Press and Fox News, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is among those who are seeking "big answers."<p>Boehner appeared on Wednesday's edition of "On The Record with Greta Van Susteren," condemning the Department Of …

Best of Bodypaint 2013

Since its inception in 1999, the body painting has always been a stable of the SI Swimsuit has been arguably the most popular section of the …

What's Wrong With Jamie Dimon is What's Wrong With America

A lot of people have attacked JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon over the years, including this author. After today's shareholder votes at JPM, Mark Gongloff is right to describe Dimon as a "cult leader." Gongloff quotes critics, like Public Citizen's Bart Naylor who offer pointed and very valid …

Oklahoma: Images of Devastation, Reunion

Jodi Arias: Death Penalty Would Cause More Pain