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Amsterdam alcoholics paid in beer for collecting litter

<b>Alcoholics are being paid in beer to clean the streets of Amsterdam as part of a project partly funded by the Dutch government - the organisers think other countries should abandon "old-fashioned political correctness" and adopt the same approach.</b><p>Rene scours the streets, grasping at discarded …

Tech unites on NSA eavesdropping

Apple, Google, Facebook and other top technology companies on Monday took their strongest stance to date against sweeping government surveillance that collects vast amounts of data — but they also urged countries not to react to U.S. snooping by walling off the Internet.<p>The three industry giants — …

5 craziest crimes of the week

A massive walnut heist and a computer-generated child that lures would-be predators make the list this week:<p><b>1. $400K worth of California walnuts stolen</b>: Stop laughing at the Canadians over that multimillion-dollar maple syrup heist. The US has its own weird food thievery going on: walnuts. A crew …

Supreme Court to hear case on separating church and state

WASHINGTON — When Susan Galloway, who is Jewish, and Linda Stephens, an atheist, complained about the Christian prayers at town board meetings in Greece, N.Y., they were told they could "leave the room or just not listen," Galloway said.<p>"We felt like outcasts," Galloway said. "We are not …

'Psychic' Bus Driver Fired For Refusing To Pick Up School Kids

Bet he never saw this coming: An allegedly psychic bus driver in Dundee, Scotland, has been fired after refusing to pick up some school kids.<p>The unidentified driver told his bosses that he had a good reason for leaving the kids by the side of the road. Apparently, he is clairvoyant and sensed that …

Aereo: the cloud based content upstart that could upend the TV industry

America’s most powerful broadcasters are trying to shut down an emerging TV recording service. If their case is heard, the implications could be far reaching.<p>Late on Friday (Oct. 11) the major free-to-air broadcasters filed a petition in the US supreme court against Aereo, a start up backed by …

Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

Marketed to police department, BlueJay Twitter-monitoring tool "has no IT requirements," explains the sales literature. "All you need is Internet and a browser." Also, $150 a month.<p>A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this …

New law lets teens delete digital skeletons

Remember that dance-party photo you regretted posting online? How about the time you over-shared your feelings about your ex or made that comment about Barack Obama?<p>All forever etched in the annals of the Internet.<p>Well, maybe not - at least if you're under 18.<p>Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown …