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Sony SmartWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Gear: The first big battle in the wearable tech war

Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked version of Android powered by an 800MHz processor, and flaunting a big …

Gear & Gadgets

After NSA encryption-cracking revelation, can we trust Internet security?

Blue LEDs on a row of servers indicate that everything is running smoothly, at the Google data center in Douglas County, Georgia.<p>News that the NSA can break or bypass a variety of digital encryption tools has researchers second-guessing the strength of Internet security products they previously …

What Obama Will Say When He Addresses the Nation on Tuesday

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As a growing number of lawmakers speak out against military action in Syria, President Obama will …

The one thing that hasn’t leaked about the next iPhone is the only thing that matters

On Sept. 10, Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone and a (rumored, but essentially confirmed) “cheap” iPhone 5C. The price of the forthcoming “iPhone 5C” will determine its success in both the US and China, and will tell us a great deal about which market Apple is prioritizing, says mobile …

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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Julian Assange hasn’t set foot outside Ecuador’s London embassy in more than a year—avoiding extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual assault. But physical confinement seems only to enhance his reach. The WikiLeaks founder has video-addressed the U.N., launched a Senate campaign …

Crews could lose ground as Rim Fire gains speed in California

Hot, dry California weather through the weekend is expected to add fuel to the massive wildfire scorching Yosemite National Park, possibly undoing some of the gains fire crews have made in the past week, authorities said Friday.<p>The so-called Rim Fire has grown by 10,000 acres since Thursday, to …

Top Five Road Trip Songs for Summer

It's almost summer. And that means it's time to indulge in that great American past time -- the road trip.<p>Haven't we all fantasized at some point about suddenly throwing all our plans out the window, hoping in an old convertible, and driving off into the sunset -- destination unknown?<p>There's …

New Apple Products: Cool or Ugly?

Apple launched a slew of new products and updates at their annual conference, and with them a new aesthetic. Now we want to know what you think of …

Free the ATF from the Gun Lobby

The ATF has not had a confirmed director since 2006, and the next one is going to find an urgency with its hands tied because of the gun lobby. Adam …

The Snowden Prism

Like the OJ Simpson trial almost twenty years ago, there are some public events which not only divide people but divide you against people you didn’t …

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Immigration bill passes Senate hurdle but Obama effort angers some

Efforts to bring 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the legal shadows cleared their biggest congressional hurdle yet on Tuesday, with an …

PRISM's Legal Basis: How We Got Here, and What We Can Do to Get Back

A privacy scholar explains the recent news about government surveillance.<p>In the past two days, the press has provided unprecedented revelations of how pervasive the secret surveillance state has become. Leaks reveal that the FBI and NSA have received all Verizon Business Services telephone call …

Could This Be How PRISM Technically Works?

A plausible account of the technical and institutional details from a long-time national security reporter.<p>National security reporter Marc Ambinder, who has long been known for his contacts within the intelligence community (he used to work here at The Atlantic), just tweeted what seems like a …

'I Cannot Figure Out Why This Was Classified to Begin With'

What the PRISM leaks have in common with the Pentagon Papers

Erdoğan accuses EU members of hypocrisy over Turkey protests

Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has accused European Union member states of hypocrisy and double standards, and rejected criticism by …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Bombshell Report: NSA and FBI 'Tapping Directly' Into Tech Companies' Servers

Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple are all implicated.<p>Following in the wake of The Guardian's revelation that the National Security Agency had compelled at least one telecom company (Verizon) to hand over its customers' call records, the Washington Post has published …

Obama’s unparalleled spy state

Another blockbuster: New revelations expose the NSA and FBI’s vast online surveillance powers<p>Now we know for sure: The Obama administration has presided over the most thorough expansion of the domestic surveillance state of any U.S. presidency. Even as the nation was still absorbing the news, …

Government Phone Surveillance for Dummies

Surprise: Your leaders are monitoring the calls you make! Some frequently asked questions, answered.<p>As the <i>New Yorker</i>'s Amy Davidson summed it up: "The government seems to have a list of all the people that Verizon customers called and who called them; how long they spoke; and, perhaps -- depending …

The Funniest Tweets About The PRISM Government Spying Scandal

Note that Twitter was not named among the Internet companies that have allegedly been involved in the program, called PRISM. (They deny knowledge of it).<p>Not that it matters. The wits on Twitter would be posting their jokes anyway.<p>Here are a few of our favorites.

PRISM is bigger than anything that came before it—but no-one knows how much bigger

The mystery surrounding how much domestic spying the US government has been conducting on its own citizens will only intensify in the coming days, as a growing number of the nine major internet companies linked to an alleged top-secret data-mining program deny they had anything to do with it.<p>The …

Surveillance

Report: Credit transactions targeted

Credit card transactions are among the activities that have been monitored by the National Security Agency as part of its effort to target possible terrorists, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday night.<p>The report does not identify the credit card companies involved and says it is unclear if …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

Erdoğan demands end to Turkey protests

The Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has delivered a fiery speech on his return to the country, telling supporters who thronged to greet …

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