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From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. The recent arrest in Colombia of two veteran air traffic controllers linked...<p>It’s one of those …

LATEST UFO Sighting: 4 mysterious objects spotted in Canada's Brandon city! [VIDEO]

An eyewitness claims that the UFOs followed him for 12 miles on the highway.<p>Canada's Brandon city has reported sighting four UFOs. A video of the …

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram surveillance tool was used to arrest Baltimore protestors

The services have revoked access after an ACLU report<p>For years, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have provided data to a company marketing social media surveillance tools to police, according to a newly published investigation by the ACLU of Northern California. Geofeedia used the company’s APIs to …

Tiny duplex in historic Frank Fisher Studios building lists for $288K

The 1936 structure is considered one of Chicago’s best examples of pre-war Art Moderne architecture<p>Opportunities to live in a historic, landmarked building in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood don’t come along too often — especially not for the low asking price of $288,750. This cozy 775-square …

Hack Your Shower to Reuse Heat and Water

Imagine taking a deliciously long hot shower… Sounds great, except for all that fresh water and heat energy pouring down the drain! Well now you can enjoy long showers without the waste. Recover and recycle the water and heat, cutting your shower’s environmental footprint by about 90% with …

Hillary Blames Bernie for an Old Clintonite Hustle, and That's a Rotten Shame

The Clintons have no shame, that much you can count on. That stupefying arrogance was on full display in the most recent presidential campaign debate when Hillary Clinton countered Bernie Sanders' charge that she was compromised by her close ties to Goldman Sachs and other rapacious Wall Street …

Obama's 2 Mistakes That Lost the Country

Early this year President Obama spoke before the Cleveland Club. After the speech 7th grader Alura Winfrey inquired, "If you could go back to the first day of your first term what advice would you give yourself?" Obama reflected for a moment and then blithely explained he would have worked harder …

Health Care

Bernie Sanders Dropped the Hammer on Donald Trump Last Night

More of this, please.<p>Yes, you're used to xenophobic billionaires controlling the conversation, but, believe it or not, there are some people out there like Bernie Sanders who are more interested in having a rational discussion about climate change, the disappearing middle class, and corruption. …

Middle-class

The Future of Policing Is Here, and It's Terrifying

Backscatter vans, crowd dispersal microwaves, lasers that make you vomit—welcome to the future of law enforcement, and all the icky questions the technology raises.<p>Last month, the local press in New York confirmed what civil rights advocates had been saying for years: the NYPD has been driving …

Justice

MH17: Berlin knew Ukraine flight dangers before crash but did not inform German airlines: reports

Berlin knew the risks of flying over war-torn east Ukraine before Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot out of the sky last year but did not inform …

Putin Has Asperger's Syndrome? Pentagon Study Found Russian Leader Might Have Autistic Disorder

Russian President Vladimir Putin may have Asperger's syndrome. That's what a 2008 Pentagon think tank study concluded, according to an exclusive …

Get ready for the FCC to say the internet is a utility

Ron_Paul_it's_happening.gif<p>After years of dithering, manipulative scheming from mega telcos, bad proposals begetting bad proposals, months of F-bombs and death threats, and partisan warfare in Congress, it appears this will be the week we've all been waiting for: the week we find out exactly how …

New York’s $100 million penthouse is getting a 95% tax break

The wealthy have lots of good reasons to invest their money in New York's residential real-estate market, panoramic views and strong returns among them.<p>But another perk — incredibly low taxes for some penthouse buyers — have people furious.<p>The latest, most egregious example is the penthouse at …

Comment on Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years by Anonymous

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Singularity

Watch Part of a Film Commissioned by Vladimir Putin — About Himself

In 1992, as Vladimir Putin rose through the ranks of St. Petersburg’s government, he commissioned a film about himself called <i>Vlast</i>, a Russian word …

Russia

Artificial intelligence experts sign open letter to protect mankind from machines

The Future of Life Institute wants humanity to tread lightly while developing really smart machines.<p>We're decades away from being able to develop a sociopathic supercomputer that could enslave mankind, but artificial intelligence experts are already working to stave off the worst when -- not if -- …

Singularity

LARRY PAGE'S NIGHTMARE: How Google's Dominance Comes To An End

Google generates an astonishing $3 billion in free cash flow every quarter, and is growing at a rate of 20% yearly.<p>It still dominates search — the way most of us find information online, and the most lucrative form of advertising ever invented. It's got the dominant smartphone platform, Android, …

‘Banksy’ Instagram tribute to Charlie Hebdo victims not posted by artist

Thousands of people have shared the Charlie Hebdo tribute posted on an unofficial Banksy Instagram account without a credit<p>A touching tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting posted on an unofficial Banksy Instagram account has been shared more than 100,000 times.<p>Many who shared the …

Social Media

Plane Crash Selfie: Survivor Records Disaster With GoPro Camera (VIDEO)

A man who suffered a terrifying ordeal after his plane ditched in the Pacific Ocean took a selfie moments later as he waited for rescue.<p>Ferdinand …

Lying on Facebook profiles can implant false memories, experts warn

A fifth of young people admit their online profile bears little resemblance to reality<p>Embellishing the truth to impress friends on sites like Facebook may implant false memories, psychologists have warned.<p>A fifth of young people admit their online profile bears little resemblance to reality, and …

Social Media

North Korea did not hack Sony, says security researcher

The FBI issued a press release on December 19 stating it has "enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible" for the …

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Shot Down By U.S. Military, Former French Airline Chief Says

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was shot down by the United States as it approached a secretive U.S. military base on Diego Garcia Island in the …

Airplanes

GINGRICH: 'America Has Lost Its First Cyberwar'

Gingrich shared his thoughts on the situation on Twitter Wednesday evening shortly after Sony announced it was pulling the film, which had been scheduled for a Dec. 25 release. The movie's cancellation comes on the heels of a massive hack against Sony that US officials have linked to the North …

Christmas release of The Interview cancelled by Sony

Studio: ‘we have decided not to move forward with the planned release’ Move comes after five major cinema chains dropped film over terror threats US officials finger North Korea for hack but don’t yet offer evidence for claim The plot to kill The Interview – a timeline so far The Interview review: …

Peter Thiel: People Are Scared Of The Future And Silicon Valley Doesn't Get It

Someone from the audience asked him what the one core insight into the universe he has that is most at odds with Silicon Valley conventional wisdom.<p>Thiel joked that there are a bunch of things that he believes are contrary to what people in the Valley believe, and that it would be "dangerous" to …

U.S. Justice Department Accused of Using Fake Cell Towers on Planes to Gather Data From Phones

The United States Justice Department has been using fake communications towers installed in airplanes to acquire cellular phone data for tracking down criminals, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The program has reportedly been in place since 2007 and uses Cessna airplanes that operate out of "at …

Insurers admit 'black box' data may be handed to police

Data shown to the Telegraph shows 10m drivers regularly break the 30mph limit - as insurers admit data from 'black boxes' may be surrendered<p>Motorists who have a “black box” tracking device fitted to their car to cut their insurance premium are at risk of having the data handed over to the police …