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IRS: Bitcoins are property, not currencyEconomy & Money

IRS: Bitcoins are property, not currency

Bitcoin will be treated by the Internal Revenue Service as property, not currency, the IRS said in an announcement on
NSA, CIA, FBI sued for refusing to disclose Mandela recordsMore News

NSA, CIA, FBI sued for refusing to disclose Mandela records

Transparency activist Ryan Shapiro is suing three government agencies for failing to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests he
‘Living materials’ could revolutionize solar panels and biosensorsScience & Space

‘Living materials’ could revolutionize solar panels and biosensors

Researchers are working to create “living materials” that are a combination of bacterial cells and nonliving materials that conduct electricity,
IP address does not constitute a person, judge rules in copyright suitFeatured News

IP address does not constitute a person, judge rules in copyright suit

A Florida judge has ruled that a copyright holder may not sue a person because their computer was used to
TSA spent $1 bln on ‘body language’ programTerrorism

TSA spent $1 bln on ‘body language’ program

After investing $1 billion in behavior detection techniques and training since 2007, the Transportation Security Administration has little to show
Report: Obama to give up NSA’s phone call sweepBig Brother

Report: Obama to give up NSA’s phone call sweep

The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast
U.S. & other powers kick Russia out of G8Random News

U.S. & other powers kick Russia out of G8

President Barack Obama and other world leaders have decided to end Russia’s role in the group of leading industrialized nations,
US sends more troops, aircraft to hunt down KonyWar News

US sends more troops, aircraft to hunt down Kony

In an expanded attempt to continue the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony, President Obama has authorized the deployment of military