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10 Reasons Millennials Are the Screwed Generation

Generation gaps are nothing new. Back in the 1930s, members of the World War I generation complained bitterly about their World War II generation …

Pentagon withheld information about decades-old chemical weapons during Iraq War, report claims

American troops were exposed to chemical weapons multiple times in the years following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, while the Pentagon kept their discoveries of the expired or degraded weapons secret from investigators, fellow soldiers, and military doctors, according to a published report.<p>The New …

Scientists discover massive ocean of water 400 miles underground

Researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence for a massive reservoir of water deep within the Earth's mantle. The reservoir, which is said to be three times the volume of the oceans on the surface, is contained within highly-pressurized rock known as ringwoodite. The scientists hope …

Getting to Yes

• <b>Author:</b> Roger Fisher and Others<p><b>The key text on problem-solving negotiation-updated and revised</b><p><i>Getting to Yes</i> has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that …

WSJ Live | Hulu

WSJ Live is currently unavailable to stream on-demand, but may be available on Hulu with Live TV depending on regional availability. Try Live TV for …

Heartbleed Bug: Here Are the Passwords You Should Change

When it comes to changing your passwords, the Heartbleed Bug is a better-safe-than-sorry bug.<p>This is not a case of hackers breaking into a bunch of …

On the Red Couch with Glenn Beck of TheBlaze

Glenn Beck is ready to talk. It’s an occupational requirement for the outspoken Texas-based radio personality, who hits the airwaves each weekday …

Google Street View lets users explore Angkor’s 1000-year-old temples

From student backpackers traveling on a shoestring to retirees crossing off another place on the bucket list, Angkor in Cambodia is on the itinerary of just about every keen globetrotter. And now it’s on Google Street View, too.<p>The historic location, famous for its prominent role in the nation’s …

2014: Year of the Eastern Arsenal

<b>LAND</b><p><b>Smart Munitions on the Internet Honor Roll</b><p>NORINCO, the main manufacturer of Chinese group weapons, recently revamped its website to attract foreign buyers for a wide range of modern ground weapons that the 2012 Pentagon Report called “increasing in global competitiveness”. The GS-1 155mm …

Feds steamed at New York Times Snowden editorial

Federal officials are ticked about a New York Times editorial published Thursday, not so much over its call for clemency or a plea deal for leaker Edward Snowden, but for accusing intelligence agencies of intentionally violating the law.<p>Drawing the particular ire of Obama administration officials …

“Surveillance breeds conformity”: Salon’s Glenn Greenwald interview

<b>Glenn Greenwald (AP/Silvia Izquierdo)</b><p>Glenn Greenwald tells us what he’d have done different in ’13, why privacy matters and his hope for his new venture<p>Natasha Lennard<p>January 3, 2014 7:45pm (UTC)<p>Longtime Salon readers will have known for some years that Glenn Greenwald is an unapologetically …

Why Secret Law Is Un-American

The system established by the U.S. Constitution requires an informed electorate.<p>In recent years, the National Security Agency has relied on secret interpretations of the law to justify its actions, as noted in <i>The New York Times</i>, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the <i>Washington Post</i>, and a letter that 26 U.S. …

The NSA May Or May Not Be Building A Quantum Computer That Can Decrypt Basically Anything

The NSA is trying to build "a cryptologically useful quantum computer" as part of an $80 million project called "Penetrating Hard Targets," reports the Washington Post.<p>Quantum computers operate in a dramatically different way from regular computers — the latter run on bits, digital representations …

Qubits

The NSA’s catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers

Over the New Year’s holiday the German newspaper Spiegel has published details about the gadgets the NSA uses to spy on people and companies. According to the newspaper the NSA has a special secret unit, called ANT, which specializes in creating tech related devices for eavesdropping and installing …

Surveillance

New industry contracts say “no data in the USA,” report says

Is this the backlash? A handful of companies are requiring cloud service providers to promise — in writing — that they won’t store any client data in …

Judge rejects ACLU challenge, says NSA telephone data collection is legal (update)

We don't expect this back and forth to flame out any time soon, of course, but a US District judge in Manhattan certainly issued a blow to an American Civil Liberties Union challenge of the National Security Agency's massive telephone data collection. The judge acknowledged that the agency has, …