Tina Melinauskas

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Based On What We Know, Is The NSA Verizon Request Legal?

Here's what we know about a National Security Agency program that collects vast amounts of data on the electronic activity of Americans: While controversial, a leaked secret document authorizing the collection makes it clear that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has decided that the …

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How Living Homes May Be The Key to Greening Our Cities

By Frances Du and Denise Lu<p>We recently had a chance to sit down with Mitchell Joachim, an associate professor at NYU and Co-President of Terreform …

Chilling Letter From Chinese Factory Worker Found In Kmart Halloween Decorations

The man, identified only as Mr. Zhang to protect his identity, told the Times that he was imprisoned in a labor camp where "inmates toiled seven days a week, their 15-hour days haunted by sadistic guards."<p>The labor camps are full of petty criminals or people who rebel against the country's …

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NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

Judge: Evidence shows Apple colluded to fix e-book prices

In a pretrial hearing for the antitrust lawsuit, a judge says the Justice Department will be able to show direct evidence that Apple "facilitated a conspiracy to raise prices of e-books."<p>Pressure seems to be mounting for Apple in the e-book lawsuit brought against it and five publishers by the U.S. …

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Dubai: Stunning Dynamic Timelapse Photography

Dubai is a truly incredible city. It contains some of the most glorious skyscrapers, including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world …

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Tim Ferriss Shares How to Master Any Skill by Deconstructing It

Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a …

iOS Devices to be Granted Pentagon Security Clearance This Week

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday that it plans to allow Apple devices running iOS 6 onto the Pentagon’s secure network early this …

OwnerListens Raises $1.1M To Keep Angry Customers From Running To Yelp

Gone are the simple days of running a small business; gone is the time when a disgruntled customer’s voice had a lifespan of a few days, and could travel only as far as their social circle allowed.<p>We live in the future now, where reviews live forever. Where a few lil’ red stars can make or break …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

Rwanda genocide 20 years on: 'We live with those who killed our families. We are told they're sorry, but are they?'

Lucie Niyigena's seven-year-old mind was a jumble of panic and confusion as she stepped over the brutalised, bleeding corpse of her grandfather and …