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33 Surreal Photos Of The Civil War In Syria

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Free Syrian Army fighter grooming.

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Syrian Opposition Wary Of Russian Proposal

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON — Syrian opposition activists are wary of a Russian proposal to put Syrian chemical weapons under international control because it could decrease the possibility of a hoped-for U.S. military intervention, a spokesperson for a main opposition group said on Monday. The proposal from the Russians is complicating a [...]

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Why My Twitter Bot Is More Influential Than You

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Using the internet is first and foremost a quantified experience. Every activity is assigned a number, or a metric; each action, private or public, is stored somewhere, somehow. So it’s surprising that calculating online influence is, at best, an underdeveloped, imprecise, and unreliable science. We’re submitting so much data [...]

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Yahoo Gets More Data Requests From The Government Than Either Google Or Facebook

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Facebook recently won the dubious honor of Most Valuable Government Asset on the Internet, passing Google as a target for government data requests (subpoenas, etc). But it didn’t hold the title for long: Yahoo has released its first transparency report, informing users and the public of how many times [...]

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Computer Security Industry Rocked By NSA Revelations

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

The latest National Security Agency scoop , published jointly by The Guardian , The New York Times , and ProPublica yesterday, paints an astonishingly dismal picture of the current online security industry. The primary revelation — that your encrypted data may be unsafe from the hands of the NSA [...]

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The Console War That Never Happened

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Today, in Tokyo, Sony announced the PS Vita TV . It’s a tiny, elegant little device that can stream video and media from third-party services, access a vast library of PlayStation Network titles, and even play selected Playstation Vita titles on the television. And if it had come out [...]

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Russian Diplomat Urges U.S. To Agree To Syria Plan

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Russia’s ambassador to Jordan has urged the United States to have the “trust and wisdom” to agree to a peaceful solution that would avoid a military strike on Syria. Alexander Kalugin, a key Russian pointman on Syria, said Moscow was “prepared and eager” to secure Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles. [...]

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Grim Debut for Giants as Errors Pile Up

Sep 09, 2013 No Comments

ARLINGTON, Tex. — Three possessions into their season-opening game with the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, the Giants had thrown two interceptions and lost a fumble. And then things got worse. And then, they got interesting. Trailing by 17 points late in the third quarter, the Giants stormed back. [...]

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On Both Sides, Syrians Make Pleas to U.S.

Sep 09, 2013 No Comments

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The video from Kafranbel, a rebel-held village in northern Syria, has been sent by e-mail to members of the United States Congress and posted repeatedly on their Web sites — often in long strings of comments about Syria that have flooded unrelated posts about health care [...]

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Japan’s Revised G.D.P. Data Shows Strong 2nd Quarter

Sep 09, 2013 No Comments

TOKYO — Japan’s economy expanded much faster than initially thought in the second quarter, data showed Monday, adding to growing signs that a solid recovery is taking hold and strengthening the case for a planned sales tax increase next year. A marked improvement in capital expenditure led to an [...]

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