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Angry Birds and 'leaky' phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data

• US and UK spy agencies piggyback on commercial data • Details can include age, location and sexual orientation • Documents also reveal targeted tools against individual phones<p>The National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities to take advantage of "leaky" …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Military Spending

Penalise young voters who opt out, says think-tank

First-time voters should be forced to take part in elections and fined if they refuse to cast a ballot, a think-tank has recommended.<p>Compulsory first-time voting could overcome the current apathy among young voters and tackle the “inequality” in turnout rates which means older, wealthier people in …

Texas fights Department of Justice over voting rights laws

<i>Editor's Note: This report is part of a series at The Takeaway about voting around the country. Read and hear more at "The Uncertain Future of The Voting Rights Act."</i><p>The state of Texas prides itself on its independence, but the Obama administration is arguing that the federal government should have …

Right To Vote

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Couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' case convinced more suspects still out there: Part 6<p>California city to settle with couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' …

New York City

Energy Secretary: Obama Not at ‘War’ With Coal

Alex Brown<p>Aug. 26, 2013, 11:11 a.m.<p>President Obama’s climate-change plan isn’t a “war” on the coal or oil industries, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz …