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Here's How US Marines Evacuate An Embassy In A Hostile Country

The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, was evacuated on Saturday in response to intense insurgent fighting, according to the State Department.<p>A Marine quick reaction force led the evacuation with assistance from two USMC MV-22 Ospreys, three Air Force F-16 fighter jets, and an undisclosed number of …

Malware Can Hide in the Most Obvious Places

You never know when malware will bite. Even browsing an online restaurant menu can download malicious code, put there by hackers.<p>Much has been said that Target’s hackers accessed the giant’s records via its heating and cooling system. They’ve even infiltrated thermostats and printers among the …

Here's the best advice from a single guy who spent a year interviewing couples

Nate Bagley says he was sick of hearing love stories that fell into one of two categories — scandal and divorce, and unrealistic fairytale.<p>So he …

Consciousness

US officials move to ban drones from national parks

The National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from 84 million acres of public lands and waterways, saying the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten safety.<p>Jonathan Jarvis, the park service's director, told The Associated Press he doesn't want drones flushing birds …

Tell a lie, remove the gear: How the NSA covers up when cable taps are found

Get caught, remove the evidence, and come up with a plausible cover story.<p>Sometimes, the spooks <i>do</i> get caught. German magazine <i>Der Spiegel</i> yesterday …

The New Map of the Middle East

Why should we fight the inevitable break-up of Iraq?<p>So as I was saying….<p>First, a bit of housekeeping. I’m back at <i>The Atlantic</i> full-time. I’m going to be working mainly on stories for the magazine (I’m thinking of writing something on the case for reparations, for instance), but I’ll be back here in …

How ISIS Games Twitter

The militant group that conquered northern Iraq is deploying a sophisticated social-media strategy.<p>The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets.<p>The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Sunni militant group that seized Iraq’s second-largest city …

27 Things Every Londoner Should Do This Summer

From the coolest roof gardens to the hippest outdoor markets, here are 27 great activities everyone in London should do this summer.<p><i>Did we miss one of your favorite things to do in London in the summer? Add it in the comments!</i>

Beer Tour Alert: 9 Craft Beer Hotspots in Munich to Visit on Your Beer Trip to Germany

<b>The best beer in Munich is not at the Hofbräuhaus. Beer awesomeness awaits you, but not necessarily at the places you've heard about.</b><p>Mormons gravitate to Salt Lake City, Muslims to Mecca and Catholics to the Vatican. For beer-lovers across the world, true north is Germany, the global home of beer …

Chinese smartphone on sale on Amazon and eBay contains built-in malware

A Chinese Android smartphone on sale on Amazon, eBay and other online stores has been found to contain a virus that pretends to be the Google Play Store but steals user data.<p>The Star N9500, which closely resembles Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone in appearance, is manufactured in China but sold …

The Best Hacks From the Fan Site Ikea Doesn't Want You To See

Ikea biffed by going after IkeaHackers, the fan site that shares all kinds of new uses and smart mods for the Swedish superstore's affordable …

Dining Rooms

Make a Giant Pancake in Your Rice Cooker

Rice cookers aren't just for rice. Put the super versatile appliance to work making an epic pancake.<p>As you can see from the photo above, the pancake …

Breakfast

What NATO Is Doing To Improve Cyber Defence

Cyberspace is increasingly becoming a battlefield where hackers from different nations fight in order to gain geopolitical advantages. The kind of menace might vary, from direct attacks on critical infrastructures, to more subtle operations to steal industrial and military secrets, but there’s no …

Could This App Create A Free, Secret Web?

Facebook is doing it with drones, Google is doing it with balloons that occasionally crash into power lines. Bringing free Internet access to the unconnected millions in developing countries is complicated and expensive. What if there was an easier way?<p>A startup called Open Garden thinks the answer …

5 Things Facebook Knows About You - Briefly - WSJ

Facebook announced it is adding your web-browsing activity to data that advertisers can make use of to show you targeted ads. Privacy advocates have raised concerns. Just how much does Facebook know about you?

Second Chinese military unit linked to hacking

Security researchers have accused a second Chinese military unit of carrying out cyber espionage attacks against foreign corporations.<p>CrowdStrike, a U.S security firm, detailed the allegations in a lengthy report on a People's Liberation Army unit operating in Shanghai.<p>The report comes just weeks …

Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? [Infographic]

A heatmap of war over water<p><i>Click here to see a larger version of this infographic.</i><p>As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already …

Open a Beer Bottle With a Spoon

If you're out camping and you forgot your bottle opener, reach for your spoon. Weblog Food52 shows us how to use one to open a tasty brew.<p>There are …

Long Weekend in Cairo

Cairo is a common entry point to exploring the vast treasures of Egypt and one would need weeks to fully discover what the country has to offer.<p>The gateway to Egypt can be found in the heart of Cairo set along the banks of the Nile. Cairo is a common entry point to exploring the vast treasures of …

Cairo

Bibliography on the History and Evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham

For those that need a refresher or are new to the subject. Let me know if I missed anything important.<p>—<p><b>Articles:</b><p>Aaron Y. Zelin, “A Closer Look at …

50 Ways to Get a Job Gives Advice for Every Stage of Your Job Search

Web: Looking for a new job can be an intimidating task with lots of things that you need to do, but the 50 Ways to Get a Job web site can make it not …

Password do's and don'ts: 6 ways to stay safe online

Tech<p>It seems like every day we're hearing about new breaches, leaks and hacks at major websites and services. The latest, on eBay, could be very serious. (If you haven't changed your eBay password yet, do so now!)<p>If we don't take charge of our own online security, who will? Here are a few basic …

Hacking

Thames Tunnel: Rare access to 'eighth wonder of world'

The Thames Tunnel was once known as the eighth wonder of the world.<p>In Victorian times, hundreds of thousands of Londoners flocked to see it - amazed at how they were able to walk beneath the river.<p>However, since becoming part of the East London Line, the public rarely get a chance for a close-up …

Twitter Is the Preferred Social Media Platform Among Terrorists

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to a new report by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Gabriel Weimann, terrorists are using …

Five reasons to visit northern France in 2014

France’s refreshing Nord-Pas-de-Calais has been overlooked by travellers for too long. The region has embraced the jokes about chilly weather and yokel locals while quietly transforming into a world-class destination with a daring arts scene, clutch of historic sights and irresistibly rugged charm. …

Your Cybersecurity: Don't Count On The Government

Last week I attended the United States Cybercrime conference outside of Washington, D.C. For the past eleven of twelve years, the Department of Defense organized this gathering, but this year it was privately funded due to budget constraints. This was a five-day event with six hundred cybersecurity …

Exclusive: The Pentagon Has a Plan to Stop the Zombie Apocalypse. Seriously.

The U.S. military has always been the one place in government with a plan, forever in preparation mode and ready to yank a blueprint off the shelf …

Secrets Of The Thames Foreshore

At low tide, the Thames foreshore is a slimy bazaar of London history.<p>Objects cast into the Thames have a habit of sticking around, sometimes for …