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Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress

<i>Update: President Trump</i> <i>announced Tuesday</i> <i>that his nominee for drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the …

Pharma

Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose

Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s …

Donald Trump

UK terror threat 'at highest since 1970s IRA plots'

<b>Britain faces a level of terror threat not seen since the IRA bombings of the 1970s, according to a new watchdog.</b><p>Max Hill QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism laws, told the Sunday Telegraph that Islamist extremists were targeting UK cities.<p>He credited the effectiveness of the intelligence …

Guantanamo Bay

Notebook Gallery

matplotlib - 2D and 3D plotting in Python<p>The latest version of this IPython notebook lecture is available at …

Data Science

Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman’s Name

A DEA agent commandeered a woman’s identity, created a phony Facebook account in her name, and posted racy photos he found on her seized cell phone. The government said he had the right to do that. Update: Facebook has removed the page and the Justice Department said it is reviewing the …

U.S. Department of Justice

Hundreds Of Bluetooth Beacons Secretly Track New York City Passersby

NYC has publicized its plans to modernize old public pay phones, but not this.<p>**Update: **<i>New York City officials have told Titan to remove its tracking beacons from city phonebooths, Buzzfeed reports. The removal request came just hours after Buzzfeed pubished its story on the beacons.</i><p>A company …

New York City

Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patched

We compiled a list of the top 100 sites across the Web, and checked to see if the Heartbleed bug was patched.<p>The Heartbleed bug is serious. Disclosed less than two days ago, the Heartbleed bug has sent sites and services across the Internet into patch mode.<p>For an in-depth explanation of what …

Information Security

Edward Snowden Addresses SXSW 2014 Audience via Virtual Hangout

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor whose leaks have forever changed the international security world, addressed a packed auditorium at SXSW from Russia via a virtual Google hangout.<p>AUSTIN, TEXAS—Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor whose leaks have forever changed the international …

8 Science Fiction Movies to Watch in 2014

Photo Credit: Marvel Studios<p>Slide 1 of 17<p>Space Movies to Look Up for in 2014<p>From a murderous alien to a rip in spacetime, 2014 is jam-packed with …

The Putin-Obama deep freeze

President Barack Obama couldn’t have been clearer when he warned Russia not to send troops into Ukraine.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin couldn’t have been clearer in his response: Watch me.<p>And just like that, an already toxic relationship got even worse, and the two countries — and the rest of the …

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn't)<p>Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start …