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Venezuela: Caracas protesters hold third opposition rally in a week

Venezuela is in turmoil. In the third opposition rally in the space of a week, several thousand demonstrators marched through downtown Caracas, reportedly in the direction of the national election board’s headquarters.<p>Cordons put in place by the police and National Guard did little to dampen their …

Venezuela economy fractured with shortages of essentials across the country

There are large queues to shop in cites and towns across Venezuela. But it is more in hope than expectancy. From toilet paper to beer there is a shortage in the country of everything. That includes food which is sold at subsidised prices. It is an economic meltdown. The people are ready to, …

Venezuela is falling apart and its military is terrifying people

Dressed in black helmets, military fatigues, and bulletproof jackets, a fleet of soldiers on 400 motorcycles flew through narrow, crumbling, streets while being supported by trucks and two helicopters.<p>They set up street checkpoints and positioned themselves on rooftops to monitor the neighborhoods, …

Venezuela

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …

Tesla's path to the upgradable car

At Tesla's sunny headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., I asked CTO JB Straubel when to expect the next model upgrade for the Model S. He quickly dismissed the automaker cliche of updates based on model years, saying that Tesla would release new features for the Model S as his team finished creating …

This Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in Three Minutes

What is a bitcoin? Like exactly? It's digital currency and it's been around for a while now so what's all the fuss these days? It's because more and …

PCs hit by an ugly quarterly drop as Windows 8 flops

It's really ugly in the PC market right now. How ugly? About the worst it has ever been, according to new reports from a couple of tech research firms.<p>First-quarter global computer shipments dropped 14 percent from the previous year, said International Data Corp., much worse than its forecast for a …

NSA Declassifies — Sort Of — Its Super-Secret Internal Magazine

Among the many interesting facts about the super-secret National Security Agency is the fact that, for decades, it has published its own in-house …

Surveillance