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Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning

The woman was shocked when she received two nude photos of herself by e-mail. The photos had been taken over a period of several months — without her knowledge — by the built-in camera on her laptop.<p>Fortunately, the FBI was able to identify a suspect: her high school classmate, a man named Jared …

US prisoners end hunger strike after 60 days

Prison inmates in the US state of California have ended a nearly two-month hunger strike to protest policies that can keep some gang leaders isolated for decades, after lawmakers agreed to hold hearings on the issue, prison officials say.<p>More than 30,000 inmates had been refusing meals when the …

Recent rulings expand power of secretive FISA court

The scope and powers of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court are expanding as recent rulings are giving the secretive court new powers to authorize and monitor<p>In more than a dozen court rulings, the FISA court has granted a vast array of powers to the NSA to collect data on Americans on …

China vows to 'deepen the struggle' against Dalai Lama

China's leading official in charge of religious groups and ethnic minorities has vowed to step up the fight against the Dalai Lama, as a rights group …

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Fresh tests for poet Pablo Neruda's remains in Spain

<b>A Chilean judge has ordered that bone samples from the deceased Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda be sent to Spain for fresh toxicology tests.</b><p>Scientists in the US are also testing Mr Neruda's remains to establish whether he was poisoned, as his former driver has maintained for years.<p>The …

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Five Mind-Blowing Charts on the War on Pot

Thanks to the citizens of Colorado and Washington, the tide is turning in the War on Pot. But the true toll of marijuana prohibition has been little …

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Student Loan Rates Should Not Increase, Americans Say In Poll

A vast majority of voters want Congress to maintain the interest rates on federal student loans at their current level or lower them, a poll released Tuesday found.<p>The poll, conducted June 11 and 12 by Public Policy Poling and commissioned by the liberal group MoveOn.org, shows 83 percent of …

Google challenges DOJ's surveillance gag order

Google has asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to lift a gag order, saying it has the constitutional right to clear its name by discussing government data requests.<p>The company filed a five-page motion before the court on Tuesday afternoon, arguing it has "a right under the …

OxyContin a gateway to heroin for upper-income addicts

Powerful prescription painkillers have become pricier and harder to use. So addicts across the USA are turning to this more volatile drug. The new twist: Heroin is no longer just an inner-city plague.<p>Heroin in Charlotte has become so easy to get that dealers deliver to the suburbs and run specials …