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The NSA Is Reportedly Working To Develop A Quantum Computer

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt said last year that “the solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything” — and boldly predicted that government censorship can be ended within a decade.<p>However, the US government is said to be putting in much effort as it seeks to build a …

Justice Department spending $544,338 for an ‘enhanced company profile’ on LinkedIn

The Justice Department is spending more than $500,000 to “enhance” its company profile on LinkedIn and increase its “brand awareness.”<p>The contract, awarded on Christmas Eve, gives the government “unlimited access” to each of the networking site’s 250 million users through LinkedIn’s “Recruiter” …

Snapchat confirms leak of 4.6M usernames, doesn’t apologize

Two days after hackers used a publicly known API to download and publish a huge database of Snapchat usernames and phone numbers, Snapchat has finally responded.<p>Granted, the leak happened late New Year’s Eve, and yesterday was a holiday, so Snapchat’s response isn’t as slow as it might otherwise …

Facebook sued for allegedly intercepting private messages

Just how private are your Facebook messages? A new suit charges that the company mines your messages for profit.<p>Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating its members' right to privacy. The social network is being sued by members who claim that the company intercepts private …

Privacy

FireEye market value surges by a third after Mandiant deal | Reuters

(Reuters) - Shares of cybersecurity provider FireEye Inc rose as much as 35 percent on Friday after the company bought computer forensics specialist Mandiant Corp for $1 billion in a deal that underscores increasing consolidation in the red-hot sector.<p>FireEye Inc. Chairman of the Board, David …

Facebook's 1st couple post top philanthropy amount

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, made the largest individual philanthropic donation in America in 2013, the Chronicle of Philanthropy said this week.<p>The couple are the first philanthropists under 30 years old to top the publication's annual ranking of the top 10 …

China Demands Malaysia Give More Accurate Information on Plane

China demanded that Malaysia keep providing more thorough and accurate information about a Malaysia Airlines flight that was on its way to Beijing when it disappeared a week ago.<p>China also asked Malaysia to get more countries involved in the search, and said that China will ask for other relevant …

Airplanes

Breaking Tradition: Widows Celebrate Holi Festival in India

Women, who are widows, dance during Holi celebrations organized by the non-governmental organization Sulabh International at a widow's ashram in Vrindavan in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 14. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated …

India

Map: India’s Air Search for Missing Malaysian Flight

By<p>WSJ Staff<p>India continued its search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 on Saturday. This map shows the areas in which the air force, navy and coast guard focused the hunt around the Andaman Sea and coordinated from Port Blair. The did not find any evidence of the aircraft which …

Satellites Unlikely To Find Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

The odds of quickly resolving the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 via either satellite imagery or related data remain long if not impossible, say analysts.<p>Although China released a blurry image of what it initially said could be debris from the aircraft in the South China Sea, searchers who …

Report casts light on US drone programme | US & Canada

When a US drone attack killed members of a wedding party outside the city of Rad'a, Yemen, in December, it appeared to directly contradict US President Barack Obama's earlier promise that such attacks would only be undertaken when a "near-certainty" could be reached that no civilians would be …

Articles about angular copper clad apartment building italy on Dwell.com - Dwell

Perched in the Dolomite mountains, an angular copper-clad apartment building echoes the topography of its site.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>It may be hard to believe, but the polished, open-plan loft that architect Paola Navone renovated for Andrea …

Architecture

Articles about idyllic vacation home greece on Dwell.com - Dwell

A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern...<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of …

Architecture

Articles about striking slatted wood and glass home san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a...<p>The recent history of Janna Stark's San Francisco flat, located in an 1890's Victorian house, is literally burned into the wall.<p>Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget …

San Francisco

Articles about charming weekend cottage renovation marin on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Bay Area landscape designer works her yard like a jigsaw puzzle, packing a bevy of distinctive destinations into a steep and...<p>A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.<p>Niche modern crystal entryway lights to refresh a dated but charming family …

Home Tours

Colorful Spiral Staircase Boosting Indoor Energy : STEEL by Fontanot

STEEL <b>by Fontanot</b> (you may remember the company’s elegant staircase we published on Freshome a while back) is the solution designed for those who want …

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Top 5 Blog Posts of the Week:Neutral Spring Decor, A Dining Room Makeover, and More

From neutral spring decor finds to a dining room makeover, here's our weekly roundup of the shelter blogosphere.<p><b>This week's favorite links:</b><p>Neutral Pieces on Trend for Spring. POPSUGAR Home<p>Why You Need Oversized Art. Belle Vivir<p>Before & After: A Happy Formal Dining Room. Peppermint Bliss<p>10 Reasons …

Guess Which Decorating Word Was Just Added to the Dictionary

One of our favorite words made it into the Oxford English Dictionary.<p><i>Photo: Simon Watson, Design: Todd Klein</i><p>The design world recently got some love from the Oxford English Dictionary. DIYer was just announced as a new addition, along with 900 other words, to the dictionary's comprehensive list. The …

Color Obsession of the Week: Spring Green

A chair, a mug, a vase, and more finds in spring green.<p><b>This week's finds:</b><p>1. Wishbone Wood Chair, $240. hsn.com/hbmarketplace.2. Ikat Coffee Mug in Green, $10. cwonder.com.3. Ciaté Mojito Paint Pot, $15. nordstrom.com.4. Benjamin Moore Paint in Pleasant Grove. benjaminmoore.com.5. Gold Rim Baby Milk …

Before & After: An 1860s Farmhouse Gets a Modern Update

Honoring the past, embracing the future.<p>A thoughtfully restored New Jersey farmhouse honors its past while embracing the future

From Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Sleek Organic Feel of Maple Set Knives

<b>Maple Set Knives</b> is an innovative set of two culinary knives prototyped by the Ottawa-based design firm, Federal Inc. Featuring a sleek design, these …

Are Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hours of Practice Really All You Need?

Practice makes perfect, but mastery might require something more than 10,000 hours of trying.<p>Keep practicing, and you might become an expert. Or maybe you won't. Who knows? Not the experts, suggests a raging debate.<p><b>Made famous by Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell, the 2008 book's</b> …

How the Heart Is Like a ‘Little Brain’: Which Is Really in Control?

Modern science has verified what the ancients believed about one’s heart—that the heart is a center of higher wisdom. It can actually remember things …

Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

Stephen Wolfram Wants To Make Computer Language More Human

At South By Southwest, programmer and scientist Stephen Wolfram showed off more of his Wolfram Language software.<p>Last month, Stephen Wolfram--scientist, founder of Wolfram Research, and the closest thing Big Data has to a rock star--unveiled Wolfram Language, a "symbolic" computer language more …

Demonstration

Did rainy climate aid Genghis Khan? Tree rings offer clues.

In the rings of ancient and gnarled trees, scientists have found evidence of a period of an unusual stretch of warmth and wetness in Mongolia between the years 1211 and 1225 — the exact time that Genghis Khan was in power.<p>Coincidence? They think not.<p>This unusual period of mild temperatures and …

Genghis Khan

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …