Month: March 2014

Prosecution drops link-sharing charges against Barrett BrownMore News

Prosecution drops link-sharing charges against Barrett Brown

Federal prosecutors are dismissing 11 of the 17 counts against Barrett Brown, an American author and activist who has spent
Facebook, Instagram to help curb illegal gun sales to minorsMore News

Facebook, Instagram to help curb illegal gun sales to minors

Facebook has announced that pressure from gun control groups and the New York attorney general has convinced the company to
Lois Lerner pleads the fifth again, doesn’t testify on IRS targetingRandom News

Lois Lerner pleads the fifth again, doesn’t testify on IRS targeting

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., reconvened a hearing Wednesday that began more than nine months
Anti-leaks legislation coming within weeks, says NSA chiefInteresting News

Anti-leaks legislation coming within weeks, says NSA chief

The head of the National Security Agency, General Keith Alexander, alluded to unspecified legislation on media leaks as being forthcoming,
Cops used cell phone surveillance tool 200 times without court’s permissionPolice State

Cops used cell phone surveillance tool 200 times without court’s permission

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to learn more about any secret surveillance gadgets used by Florida law enforcement agencies
Second Amendment group claims Connecticut ‘does not have the balls’ to enforce gun lawSecond Amendment

Second Amendment group claims Connecticut ‘does not have the balls’ to enforce gun law

In Connecticut, tens of thousands of gun owners are believed to be committing felonies by not registering their weapons in
Scientists work on backing up human brain with computersFood & Health News

Scientists work on backing up human brain with computers

A new state-of-the-art headband is being developed by Tufts University scientists that could help facilitate communication between the human brain
Solar-powered drones from Facebook could deliver internet around the worldMore News

Solar-powered drones from Facebook could deliver internet around the world

Facebook is reportedly in talks to take over an American-based aerospace company, and if so the social networking site could
UVB 76 Number Station Has Now Changed Its Broadcast…The Unknown

UVB 76 Number Station Has Now Changed Its Broadcast…

UVB-76, also known as The Buzzer, is the nickname given by radio listeners to a shortwave radio station that broadcasts
Lakota nation adopts MazaCoin crypto-currency as legal tenderEconomy & Money

Lakota nation adopts MazaCoin crypto-currency as legal tender

A Bitcoin spinoff known as Mazacoin has been adopted by a confederation of seven Native American tribes as their national
Yanukovich sent letter to Putin asking for Russian military presence in UkraineMore News

Yanukovich sent letter to Putin asking for Russian military presence in Ukraine

Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin says ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has sent a letter to Putin asking
Daughter’s Facebook post costs Florida man $80kRandom News

Daughter’s Facebook post costs Florida man $80k

Fresh off of winning $80,000 from the school that employed him, a former headmaster did something you’d expect pretty much
Limit surveillance to ‘terrorist communication,’ says outgoing NSA bossBig Brother

Limit surveillance to ‘terrorist communication,’ says outgoing NSA boss

General Keith Alexander, the soon-to-be departed chief of the NSA, admitted Thursday in front of a congressional committee that the
Plastic chemical found in nearly 500 foods sold in USFood & Health News

Plastic chemical found in nearly 500 foods sold in US

Nearly 500 food items commonly sold in the United States contain a chemical compound also used in synthetic leathers and