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David Cameron is going to try and ban encryption in Britain

David Cameron has signalled that he intends to ban strong encryption — putting the British government on a collision course with some of the biggest tech companies in the world.

As reported by Politics.co.uk, the British Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to tackling strong encryption products …

Encryption

"The US Needs War Every 4 Years To Maintain Economic Growth"

"This is not a secret," explains Kris Roman, director of geopolitical research center Euro-Rus, "The whole [US] economy is built on the military

Foreign Policy

They Want To Use "Hate Speech Laws" To Destroy Freedom Of Speech In America

Hate speech laws are going in all around the world, and progressive activists in the United States want to use these kinds of laws to destroy free

Constitutional Rights

This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste – and it's leaking

Black seabirds circle high above the giant concrete dome that rises from a tangle of green vines just a few paces from the lapping waves of the Pacific. Half buried in the sand, the vast structure looks like a downed UFO.

At the summit, figures carved into the weathered concrete state only the year …

Radioactive Waste

The Superpower Conundrum - The Rise and Fall of Just About Everything

The rise and fall of great powers and their imperial domains has been a central fact of history for centuries. It’s been a sensible, repeatedly …

Foreign Policy

France refuses Assange's 'request' for asylum

Paris (AFP) - The French government, reacting to a letter from Julian Assange, said Friday it would not give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, only for his lawyers to claim he had never sought it in the first place.

"France cannot act on his request," President Francois Hollande's office said in a …

France

A simple existence: Sam Harris' 'The Middle of Somewhere' candidly captures family life | Lifestyle | Wallpaper* Magazine

Once a London-based portrait and documentary photographer, Sam Harris was disillusioned by the commercialisation of creative industries and decided to take his family on the road. In pursuit of a radically different life, they spent a few nomadic years in India. Eventually they settled in Balingup, …

Print Media

Wild Pigeon by Carolyn Drake

There are plenty of books where mediocre images are propped up by design and flash – the smoke and mirrors of the book trade. And then there are very …

Non-fiction

Images of Conviction at Le Bal, Paris

By Carole Naggar

Built on the site of a popular 1920s ballroom in the eighteenth arrondissement of Paris, Le Bal is an innovative space dedicated to …

Paris

A Spy’s Guide to Protecting Whistleblowers

Only certain people should be worried: Whistleblowers from the national security or intelligence communities, and the journalists who work with …

Security

US Police More Concerned About "Anti-Government" Domestic Extremists Than Al-Qaeda, Study Finds

U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according

Terrorism

#OutNow Vol. 2 - Six Best New Photobooks You Should Know

Every few weeks, we ask Martin Amis of Photobookstore to compile #OutNow, a selection of recently published, recommended photobooks. Sign up to our …

Martin Amis

Check Out This Dramatic Greek Street Art As Nation Descends Into Social and Economic Chaos

Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters/CorbisGreece is on the cusp of making the biggest national default in history. Worse than Argentina.For the past …

Art

What Happened To The 9-Year-Old Smoking In Mary Ellen Mark's Photo?

A good photograph can speak volumes about its subjects, yet still leave you wanting to know more.

The acclaimed and prolific American photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who died May 25 at the age of 75, was known for her humanist portraits: homeless children in Seattle, prostitutes in India, a family …

Smoking

W. Eugene Smith’s Landmark Photo Essay, ‘Nurse Midwife’

While the media goes berserk over a royal baby in England, LIFE.com presents a classic photo essay focusing on a heroic South Carolina nurse and midwife named Maude Callen.

In December 1951, LIFE published one of the most extraordinary photo essays ever to appear in the magazine. Across a dozen …

Photo Essays

Former Senator Slams Washington As Corrupt "Sewer", Calls For Outraged Young Americans To Revolt

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blityzkrieg blog,

On a more personal level, how can public service be promoted as an ideal to young people when

Corruption

The Emergence Of Orwellian Newspeak And The Death Of Free Speech

“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him …

George Orwell

Takashi Homma's Tokyo Obscura

The following is an excerpt from a portfolio in Aperture magazine #219, Summer 2015, “Tokyo.” This article also appears in Issue 10 of the Aperture …

Japan

The best photography books out now

Discover the best of photography with our guide to the latest photo books and ebooks

Du Er Her No / You Are Here Now by Eivind H. Natvig

Du Er Her No (You are Here Now) is a gorgeous, bespoke book from independent publisher Tartaruga. While the format of the book is quite small, the publication …

Art

A Trip to the Mythical West

Dusty roads stretching endlessly across the desert; white clapboard churches topped by quaint spires; dilapidated gas stations in sumptuous colours. …

Travel Photography

Blow-Up: Behind the Most Famous Film on Photography

© Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH/Turner Entertainment Co. - A Warner Bros Entertainment Company—Courtesy Philippe Garne

David Hemmings und Veruschka …

Art

See the Eerie Photos Behind True Detective‘s Opening Credits

David Maisel's photographs appear in the hit HBO show

When the hit show True Detective returned on June 21, HBO viewers were served a series of eerie composite images of scorched landscapes, intertwined highways and dark figures. Within the first seconds of its opening credits, the show’s creator, …

True Detective

“Next week we will be launching @rrbphotobooks first title "Some Thing means Everything to Somebody", an autobiographical book by Leeds-…”

Rent-A-Tent - The Next Silicon Valley Startup

In the modern economy, we share everything: STDs, food stamps, transportation, and housing. It's all facilitated by mobile technology. First there …

Silicon Valley

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France Adopts Extensive Surveillance Law

Oh, irony. Only a day after WikiLeaks revealed that the NSA has been spying on the past three French presidents as well as many French officials, France’s lower house adopted the very controversial surveillance law. According to politicians from all parties, France needs a comprehensive …

Surveillance

This War Photographer Was Embedded in the World’s Largest Paintball Game

See images from paintball's front lines shot by a conflict photographer who just returned from Iraq

Earlier this month, I was in Iraq, just back from the frontline, when TIME’s Josh Raab asked me to photograph a paintball reenactment of the D-Day landing in Wyandotte, Okla.

As a documentary …

Photographers

Davide Monteleone: Spasibo

Chechnya is an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation, subdued and pacified by force after centuries of rebellion against Moscow. Putin …

Russia

Timeline Photos

Soft Tyranny in Albuquerque: The Politics Of Better Call Saul!

Submitted by Paul A. Cantor via The Mises Institute,In Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan created one of the best shows in television history. He has

Tyranny