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Obama review panel: strip NSA of power to collect phone data records

The National Security Agency should be banned from attempting to undermine the security of the internet and stripped of its power to collect telephone records in bulk, a White House review panel recommended on Wednesday.<p>In a 300-page report prepared for President Obama, the panel made 46 …

Obama Asks Iran for 'Safe Return' of Former FBI Agent

As the ink dries on the new Iranian nuclear deal, President Obama moved today to push the Middle Eastern nation to help return former FBI agent …

The FDA Wants 23andMe To Stop Marketing Its Genetic Testing Kits

23andMe is a health and ancestry DNA startup, founded by Anne Wojcicki in 2006. For $99, you receive a spit kit, provide 23andMe with a saliva sample, and send in your results.<p>Within a few weeks, you receive a bunch of information about what your DNA says about you.<p>But now the FDA is accusing …

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Colorado pot industry on display at drug-policy talks

Norton Arbelaez, right, the owner of River Rock marijuana dispensary, shows one of his products to foreign lawmakers Julio Bango, of Uruguay, second …

'Silk Road' illicit online market reopens

A new anonymous internet marketplace for illegal drugs has opened, with the same name and appearance as the Silk Road website shut down by US law enforcement authorities a month ago.<p>Like its predecessor, the new Silk Road listed hundreds of advertisements for controlled substances available to buy …

A New Look At An Old Epilepsy Drug Yields Treatment Clue

About one-third of people with epilepsy aren't helped by existing drugs.<p>But a commonly prescribed medicine used for almost 50 years to treat the disorder has revealed new information about how the disorder works that could lead to improvements in treatments.<p>That drug, valproic acid, is used to …

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Wild day for Bitcoin: currency cracks $700, feds say no new laws are needed

Don’t expect the Bitcoin hype to die down anytime soon. On Monday, the virtual currency got a possible plug from America’s top banker, while law …

Apple Likes To Say Its Products Have The Best Displays; It Can Stop

While Apple likes to make a point that specs don’t make a product, it has been at the forefront of bringing better and better screens to customers in recent years, raising the bar for the entire industry in the process. The most important step came in 2010, when Apple introduced the iPhone 4 and …

Supreme Court blocks challenge to NSA phone tracking

This morning, the Supreme Court declined to hear an NSA-challenging case brought forward by privacy group EPIC (the Electronic Privacy Information Center). The case would have been the first major NSA case to have been brought before the Supreme Court, targeting the FISA court order for all of …

As Bitcoin prices surge past $750, a new high, U.S. agencies set to argue in favor (updated)

Bitcoin prices have exploded over the past week, and just in time: Federal agencies are gearing up to defend the digital currency’s legitimacy in a Senate hearing today.<p>The United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchanges Commission will argue in favor of Bitcoin’s viability, with …

Historical photographs get a 'colorized' makeover - in pictures

Do historic photographs look better in colour? The colorizers think so. Skilled digital artists such as Sanna Dullaway and Jordan J Lloyd are keen to remind us that the past was as colourful as the present – and their message is spreading though Reddit and Facebook.<br>• Read Jon Henley on the …

Bored? Hunt for dark matter in your spare time

Astronomers hunting for the invisible stuff that holds galaxies together are making progress by turning to the wisdom of the crowd.<p>It is the next “big hunt” in modern physics. Following confirmation of the existence of the Higgs Boson earlier this year, physicists now have their eyes on dark …

Histagrams Imagine How Historic Moments Might Have Been Shared on Instagram

The idea isn’t entirely new. At one point, photographer Allen Murabayashi experimented with re-imagining famous photos as if they had been taken with …

How to Make Gravy Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Gravy is spectacularly easy, and -- spoiler alert! -- even make-ahead friendly. Here's how to make it happen.</i><p>…

Apple reportedly acquires PrimeSense for $345M

Apple has reportedly closed a deal to acquire PrimeSense, the 3D-sensor company behind Microsoft's Kinect sensor.<p>Apple paid $345 million for the Israel-based company, according to a Calcalist financial newspaper report on Sunday that didn't cite sources. Perhaps best known for powering the gesture …

Edward Snowden's father says FBI asked him to fly to Moscow

The father of the whistleblower Edward Snowden has said the FBI tried to persuade him to fly to Moscow so that he could encourage his son to return to the United States.<p>"I said: 'I want to be able to speak with my son … Can you set up communications?' and it was 'Well, we are not sure,'" Lon …

DC insurance commissioner fired after criticizing president’s proposed ObamaCare fix

The District of Columbia’s insurance commissioner says he was fired after questioning President Obama’s plan to fix ObamaCare and saying the city might not follow his suggestions.<p>Commissioner William White told The Washington Post on Saturday that he was called into Mayor Vincent Gray’s office the …

Drugs Will Kill Your Friends

Comedian Rob Delaney reflects on his time in rehab.<p>Three guys died when I was at the halfway house: Chris, Arturo, and Luke. They all died right after I left in pretty quick succession. Each one hurt like a motherfucker.<p>I haven’t been to war, so I can’t comment on what that experience is like, but …