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Microsoft reportedly wants to combat NSA with stronger encryption

Executives discuss new initiatives following reports that government agency breached networks at Google and Yahoo<p>Microsoft is reportedly looking for new ways to more securely encrypt its internet traffic amid concerns that the National Security Agency (NSA) may have breached its network. Citing …

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Major Online Retailers Say The Power Of Email Is Dying

Fewer consumers are opening promotional emails, especially since Gmail added a new setting in August that automatically archives promotional messages into a tab separate from users' inboxes, executives said.<p>"I think everyone would probably agree that email, even before the shift with Gmail, was …

Facebook Launches Open Academy To Give Kids College Credit For Open Source Contributions

A perfect GPA isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Advancing an open source project. To help computer science students prepare for jobs (and boost its own recruiting efforts) Facebook today publicly launched Open Academy. The partnership with premier CS universities sets up a special class where …

Motorola Makes The Moto G Official, A “Premium” Phone Starting At $179 Unlocked

Motorola held a special event today to reveal its new Moto G, a spiritual sibling to the Moto X and a way for the Google-owned smartphone maker to bring its vision of a customized mobile device future to even more consumers with much more affordable pricing. “Now we’re setting our sights on the …

Snapchat Rejected A $3 Billion All-Cash Offer From Facebook

According to a new report from Evelyn M. Rusli and Douglas MacMillan at the WSJ, Facebook offered $3 billion in cash to buy Snapchat, but Snapchat turned it down.<p>This is not the first time that Facebook tried to buy Snapchat. Zuckerberg previously offered $1 billion for Snapchat and was rejected.<p>In …

Smooth operators: why phone companies don't fight the NSA

Will AT&T and Verizon ever push back against NSA surveillance? Don't bet on it<p>Last week, the <i>New York Times</i> unearthed a troubling twist to the endless stream of bad surveillance news. Not only is AT&T handing over bulk call records to the CIA, but they’re getting paid for it, to the tune of $10 …

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Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S. (Photos)

Fall Fun<p>The air is turning crisp and pumpkins are popping up on the shelves. This can only mean one thing: it's time for a road trip. Here are the 13 …

15 Photos Looking Straight Up the Eiffel Tower

Built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the World’s Fair, the 320 meter (1,050 ft) tall Eiffel Tower, located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, is …

Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black and white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites (Photos)

Sleep Under the Stars<p>Quilts and pillows may seem strange out in the open air, but not at one of these nine spectacular hotel suites. See …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

The 10 Best Buys in 2014 Motorcycles

The colder weather might signal the end of the riding season in many parts of the country, but that's no reason to stop hunting for your next bike. Many of the 2014 motorcycles have already hit dealer lotsand there are plenty of bargains no matter w<p>The colder weather might signal the end of the …

'No Woman, No Drive' Viral Video Evokes Bob Marley To Mock Saudi Government

And it's gone absolutely viral, garnering more than 3.5 million hits in just two days.<p>Describing himself as an artist and a social activist, he says in the video's intro: "I don't really listen to music, but while studying in the U.S., I heard this song by this Jamaican guy that caught my …

Unlikely Multiple Sclerosis Pill On Track To Become Blockbuster

There aren't very many drugs that are also, essentially, industrial chemicals available in railroad-car volumes, pharmaceutical chemist Derek Lowe noted on his blog, In The Pipeline, this spring.<p>But there are a few. One is lithium carbonate, a staple of glassmaking and ceramic glazes and also the …

Uruguay preparing for legalised cannabis

Cannabis users in Uruguay are happy, with the drug being made legal in the next few days.<p>And so is the production and distribution of cannabis, as the government tries to undermine the drug cartels. <br>Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from Montevideo.

Young Saudis urged to avoid Syria war

Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority, the grand mufti Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, has told young Saudis they should not go to Syria to fight in the civil war.<p>Saudi Arabia has backed the rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sent weapons, and called on world powers to "enable" Syrians …

White House Announces Six-Week Extension on Obamacare Sign-Ups

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As expected, the Obama administration officially granted a six-week extension for Americans to sign …

World Bank: it’s easier to do business in Russia than China | Financial Times

Print this page<p>The World Bank’s annual ease of doing business indicators were published on Tuesday – and they make a pleasant read for Russian policy …

White House says more intelligence constraints needed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1023000/1023405_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524635174_1d28c93f5f7b705bb3a3f4cc2c14e702<p><b>The White House has acknowledged the need for additional "constraints" on US intelligence gathering, amid claims of eavesdropping on allies.</b><p>Spokesman …

Controversial cyberthreat bill CISPA may return to Congress

Updated legislation aims to curb privacy concerns<p>After suffering defeat this spring, the controversial legislation aimed at preventing cyberthreats, CISPA, may be returning to the Senate. According to <i>Mother Jones</i>, two senators are now working on a new version of the bill that looks to curb some of …

It's Back To The Future For E-Cigarette Ads, At Least For Now

E-cigarettes are a booming business among smokers who want to light up indoors and smokers who want to quit. And, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last month, use is also growing among children.<p>And right now, e-cigarette-makers have a tremendous amount of latitude in the …

Dick Cheney had the wireless disabled on his pacemaker to avoid risk of terrorist tampering

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has for years warned that America needs to be on guard against terrorist threats. As it turns out, he took that warning to heart quite literally. In a recent interview with medical journalist Sanjay Gupta on CBS News's <i>60 Minutes</i>, Cheney and one of his doctor's …

Snowden leaks: France summons US envoy over NSA surveillance claims

The French government summoned the US ambassador in Paris on Monday to demand an urgent explanation over claims that the National Security Agency had engaged in widespread phone and internet surveillance of French citizens.<p>The French daily Le Monde published details from the NSA whistleblower …