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Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web

Twenty-five years on from the web's inception, its creator has urged the public to re-engage with its original design: a decentralised internet that …

Media Blacks Out New Snowden Interview

Media Blacks Out New Edward Snowden Interview The Government Doesn’t Want You to See<p>This past Sunday evening former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat …

US telecoms giants express unease about proposed NSA metadata reforms

US telecoms giants expressed concern Friday about president Barack Obama’s reform of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American citizens’ phone records.<p>In a widely anticipated speech Obama said the government should no longer hold databases of every call record made in the United …

Intelligence and defense leaders offer support for Obama's NSA reforms

President Obama today announced his approach to reforming some government surveillance practices, and at least for right now, the US intelligence and defense communities are supportive of those ideas. Both Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have issued …

Appeals court strikes down FCC's Net neutrality rules

A federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday struck down the Federal Communications Commission's rules for Net neutrality.<p>The 2-1 ruling upheld the FCC's right to regulate broadband access, but the court called into question the FCC's authority to impose rules that dictate how broadband …

Federal Court Guts Net Neutrality Rules

Author: David Kravets. David Kravets Security<p>Date of Publication: 01.14.14.<p>Time of Publication: 1:01 pm. 1:01 pm<p>A federal appeals court today …

U.S. appeals court kills net neutrality

Any semblance of net neutrality in the United States is as good as dead. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday …

China asserts control over vast sea area, angering neighbors, U.S.

Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines and the United States have criticized China for imposing new access rules for the vast South China Sea, saying Beijing's demand that foreign vessels get approval to enter the disputed maritime area is provocative and potentially destabilizing.<p>But Chinese Foreign …

European Civil Liberties Committee Votes To Ask Snowden To Contribute To Its NSA Surveillance Inquiry

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will be invited to contribute to a European Parliamentary committee’s ongoing inquiry into the U.S. NSA surveillance program.<p>The European Parliamentary Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) committee voted to ask Snowden to contribute to its inquiry via …

Sponsored Data: AT&T will now let companies buy out your data charges for specific videos and apps

Today at CES, AT&T announced a new service called Sponsored Data, offering a way for companies to pick up the tab for data usage whenever particular products or services are being used. If the service is in effect, users will see a "sponsored" symbol in the status bar, and all the data charges will …

We're About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It

Net neutrality is a dead man walking. The execution date isn’t set, but it could be days, or months (at best). And since net neutrality is the …

3. Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Worse than Anticipated - The Top 25 Most Censored Stories of 2013

Developing evidence from a number of independent sources suggests that the negative consequences of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are …

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RSA ‘categorically’ denies $10M NSA deal for flawed encryption — but many questions remain

Security firm RSA wants to make clear it’s not the NSA’s lackey.<p>Responding to a Reuters report that it was paid $10 million by the NSA to distribute a flawed encryption algorithm, RSA issued a blog post last night in which it “categorically” denied those claims. It’s the sort of response you’d …

NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

A member of the White House review panel on NSA surveillance said he was “absolutely” surprised when he discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks.<p>“It was, ‘Huh, hello? What are we doing here?’” said Geoffrey Stone, …

Report: The NSA Misses a Lot of Phone Call Records, Especially from Smaller Carriers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In an interview with NBC News, Geoffrey Stone — who served on President Obama's five-person NSA …

Antibiotics can’t beat wastewater ‘superbugs’

Tests shows that antibiotic-resistant bacteria were escaping purification at two wastewater treatment plants in Northern China, as well as breeding …

Avoid Antibacterial Soaps, Say Consumer Advocates

This week's action by the FDA on soap doesn't go far enough, they say.<p><b>Federal officials' questions about antibacterial soaps have raised a lather among environmental and consumer advocates concerned about the safety of controversial ingredients in these cleansers.</b><p><b>Reviving a long-running controversy</b> …

Obama Meets Tech CEOs Amid Unrest Over NSA

President Barack Obama hosted a group of high-profile technology executives at the White House on Tuesday as he grapples with growing unrest over the …

Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in water at fracking sites

Water samples collected at Colorado sites where hydraulic fracturing was used to extract natural gas show the presence of chemicals that have been linked to infertility, birth defects and cancer, scientists reported Monday.<p>The study, published in the journal Endocrinology, also found elevated …

Edward Snowden offers to help Brazil over US spying in return for asylum

Edward Snowden has offered to help Brazil investigate US spying on its soil in exchange for political asylum, in an open letter from the NSA whistleblower to the Brazilian people published by the Folha de S Paulo newspaper.<p>"I've expressed my willingness to assist where it's appropriate and legal, …

Judge: NSA program likely unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from or within the United States is likely unconstitutional.<p>U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the program appears to violate the Fourth Amendment …

No Amnesty For Edward Snowden, White House Says

Looks like Edward Snowden won't get amnesty after all.<p>"Mr. Snowden is accused of leaking classified information and faces felony charges here in the United States," Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said, according to <i>USA Today</i>. "He should be returned to the U.S. as …

The FDA will take a closer look at the safety of antibacterial soaps

Millions of Americans rely on soaps and body washes labeled "antibacterial" or "antimicrobial" to kill germs and prevent illnesses. But the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) isn't convinced that the products do what they claim — and says they might pose longterm health risks that outweigh any …

McCain: CIA misled Congress on missing American in Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain suggested on Sunday that the CIA has not been forthcoming with the Congress on details about an American who disappeared while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran.<p>Iran's foreign minister asserted that Robert Levinson is "not incarcerated by the government and …

NSA officials consider Edward Snowden amnesty in return for documents

National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the extensive document trove the whistleblower took from the agency.<p>An amnesty, which does not have the support of the State Department, would represent …

The New Politics of Pot: The 2014 Candidates Who Want to Legalize It

After a round of victories at the ballot box, the spliff is trying its make case at the statehouse—and on the stump.<p>Advocates for marijuana …

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