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Trump's cabinet nominees

President-elect Trump has about 4,000 government positions to fill, including some of the most important posts in the US government. He has focused on people with business, instead of government experience as he aims to make good on his promise to shake up Washington. But he has also picked a less …

Congressman: Classified details of Iran's treatment of US sailors will shock nation

The classified details behind Iran’s treatment of several U.S. sailors who were captured by the Islamic Republic during a tense standoff earlier this year are likely to shock the nation, according to one member of the House Armed Services Committee, who disclosed to the <i>Washington Free Beacon</i> that …

Canadian police reportedly got hold of BlackBerry's encryption key

The Canadian firm — famed for its security but now facing serious difficulties and vanishing marketshare — apparently has a global decryption key that can be used to intercept messages sent on its consumer-level devices, and the Canadian police have been used it since 2010.<p>It's not clear how …

Tech Industry

American Airlines sues Gogo for slow in-flight Wi-Fi

After paying $16 for a flight's worth of crappy Wi-Fi service, the thought might have crossed your mind to sue Gogo.<p>That's exactly what American Airlines (AAL) just did. The nation's largest airline filed a lawsuit against Gogo, which could could clear the path for American to change its in-flight …

Aviation

Plan to spin off air traffic control generates turbulence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most complex, …

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Researchers think that a dangerous 'back door' in software used by the US government was caused by the NSA

Last week, news broke about "unauthorised code" in devices sold by Juniper, which builds firewalls, intended to protect the user from attacks and unwanted intrusions. Wired reports that security consultancy Comsecuris' founder Ralf-Phillipp Weinmann's research indicates that the NSA may be …

Information Security

Christmas fairy lights can slow your broadband speed

Ofcom says wireless networks in millions of properties suffer 'interference' from electronics, including baby monitors - and even festive lights<p>Fairy lights on Christmas trees could cause slower broadband speeds, regulator Ofcom has warned, as it launched a new app to test Wi-Fi in homes.<p>The …

85 legitimate iPhone apps that were infected with malware in the big App Store hack

Apple fans have been criticizing Android for years, fighting back against “walled garden” claims by suggesting that Android’s open nature makes it …

Comets could have sparked life on Earth, scientists show

Amino acids join together into peptides, the first step towards more complex molecules, when subjected to intense shock<p>Comets could have sparked life on Earth, scientists have shown, after demonstrating that the huge impact can turn simple organic compounds into the building blocks of life.<p>Japanese …

The Really Big One

An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.<p>When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in …

Geology

See how man changed during 2,660-mile hike

During his hike from Mexico to Canada, Andy Davidhazy took a picture of himself every mile along the way.

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Ultrasound Restores Memory To Mice With Alzheimer’s

Fight back the plaque<p>Using ultrasound waves targeted at the brain, a team of Australian researchers has restored memory to mice with Alzheimer’s disease.<p>More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative condition that causes memory loss, behavioral changes, confusion, and …

Dementia

Edward Snowden tells you what encrypted messaging apps you should use

Using encryption has never been easier, thanks to a host of free and easy-to-use apps available for almost any mobile device, Edward Snowden said in …

Walmart’s New Site Allows Consumers To Exchange Unwanted Gift Cards For Walmart e-Cards

Walmart has teamed up with the gift card exchange website CardCash to launch a new Walmart-branded site where consumers can exchange their unwanted gift cards – many of which were likely received over the holidays – for a Walmart card instead. The site went live on Christmas day and is offering up …

My atheist Christmas: How I overcame my personal struggle with the holiday

<b>(Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)</b><p>The holiday and its religious trappings used to offend me deeply. Here’s how I overcame my feelings of oppression<p>Gabriel Arana<p>December 25, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Only recently have I come to accept Christmas as a secular holiday. Because of my religious awakening in high school …