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Trump says he believes Putin's election meddling denials

<b>Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday he's done confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country's election meddling since it's insulting to the Russian leader.<p>Trump said he took Putin at his word that Russia did not seek to interfere in the US …

Donald Trump

Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland residents can now generate green electricity simply by turning on their water taps and flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the …

Green Living

World’s largest indoor vertical farm will produce 2 million pounds of soil-free food in Newark

A new $30 million deal will soon make New Jersey’s largest city home to the world’s largest indoor vertical farm. Currently under construction, the …

FBI had internal concerns over licence plate readers, documents reveal

Agency deployed mass tracking devices across US that could record up to 1,800 license plates a minute, according to internal documents obtained by the ACLU<p>The FBI has deployed surveillance technology that can read car license plates around the country despite its own internal worries about the …

Surveillance

Retired Art Teacher Builds Enchanting Cob House for Just $250!

Michael Buck, a 59-year-old retired art teacher from Oxfordshire, England, managed to build a gorgeous cob house in his garden for a mere £150 (USD …

Home Ownership

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

IRS agents were told to hide cooperation with DEA intelligence gathering

Yesterday, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was thrust into the spotlight when Reuters published a story about its practice of recreating the investigative trail to conceal leads it receives from the NSA. Now we’re learning that the practice isn’t limited to the DEA; Reuters reports that …

US drug agency surveillance unit to be investigated by Department of Justice

Civil rights groups express concern after revelations that secret unit conceals use of wiretaps and telephone records<p>The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into revelations that the Drug Enforcement Agency uses surveillance tactics – including wiretapping and massive databases …

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.<p>Although …

Germany ends spy pact with US and UK after Snowden

<b>Germany has cancelled a Cold War-era pact with the US and Britain in response to revelations about electronic surveillance operations.</b><p>Details of snooping programmes involving the transatlantic allies have been leaked to the media by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.<p>The revelations have …

Europe

FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

CNET has learned the FBI has developed custom "port reader" software to intercept Internet metadata in real time. And, in some cases, it wants to force Internet providers to use the software.<p>The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology …

Surveillance

City of Palo Alto, California to Switch to 100% Renewable Energy Sources

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>This week the city council in Palo Alto, California voted in favor of sourcing all the town’s energy needs from clean, …

German Spy Agency Used NSA Surveillance Data, Bild Newspaper Reports

BERLIN, July 15 (Reuters) - Germany's foreign intelligence agency (BND) has known about U.S. surveillance and storage of German data for years and used it in cases of Germans kidnapped abroad, the mass-circulation daily Bild reported on Monday.<p>Questions over how much the German government and its …

NSA leaks: UK blocks crucial espionage talks between US and Europe

Britain has blocked the first crucial talks on intelligence and espionage between European officials and their American counterparts since the NSA …

NSA reportedly bugged European Union offices in Washington DC, the UN, and abroad

According to a "top secret" National Security Agency (NSA) document, the US bugged the offices of European Union member state offices in Washington and at the UN and gained access to computer networks used at those locations. The latest report revealing spy activities by the NSA comes from German …

New PRISM slides: more than 100,000 'active surveillance targets,' explicit mention of real-time monitoring

<i>The Washington Post</i> has revealed four new slides from its trove of top secret PRISM information, appearing to confirm some of the initial reports earlier in June about the nature of the US government surveillance program.<p>Notably, the new slides appear to confirm whistleblower Edward Snowden's …

Key US-EU trade pact under threat after more NSA spying allegations

The prospects for a new trade pact between the US and the European Union worth hundreds of billions have suffered a severe setback following …

Germany and France Demand to Know Why They Were Being Spied On

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>European politicians are taking their Sunday morning coffee with a side of outrage over the fact …

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders …

7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

Bringing potted plants into a living space to liven it up is a trick that's been used by interior designers for years, but did you know that our …

Plants

Edward Snowden: the truth about US surveillance will emerge

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the truth about the extent of surveillance carried out by US authorities would emerge, even if …

Edward Snowden: NSA whistleblower answers reader questions

5.43pm BST<p><b>Final question from Glenn Greenwald:</b><p>Anything else you’d like to add?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>Thanks to everyone for their support, and remember that just …

Apple follows Facebook's lead and reveals US surveillance requests

Apple has joined rivals including Facebook, Google and Twitter in calling on the US government to allow it to publish more details of the secret …

Welcome to Utah, the NSA's desert home for eavesdropping on America

Drive south down Camp Williams Road, a highway outside Salt Lake City, and your eye is drawn to the left. A gun-mounted helicopter and other military …

Joshua Harris' 3D Clothing Printer Recycles Old Garments to Create New Apparel

Excited about that stylish top from J.Crew but wish you could have it for the party tonight? Why not just 3D print it right at home? That’s the …

3D Printing

'You are what your animals eat' | Meet the producer

There are 2,500 water buffalo at Laverstoke Park, my farm in Hampshire. Our buffalo were imported from Italy and Romania. The meat tastes a little …

Sharp Unveils the World's Most Efficient Solar Cell!

About a year ago, Sharp achieved a new solar cell efficiency record of 43.5% by using a lens-based system to focus sunlight directly onto the cells …

Make a Custom, Modular, Organized Go Bag This Weekend

We love a good go bag with everything we need at the ready. Many of you already have some great ones. If you need to put together a better system, or …