Obama: I Might Lose Congressional Vote on Syria

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Battling stiff resistance in Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would do if lawmakers reject his call to back retaliation for a chemical weapons attack last month. The […]

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A Man Photobombed The Australian Election

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Considering someone from the ‘Australian Motor Enthusiast Party’ has won a seat in the senate I personally think the next 3 years will be laughable. And no I did not vote for Abbott either.   On a side note, ‘liberal’ does mean the same thing here but when people […]

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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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Facebook’s Real Public Offering

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Last year, Facebook spent a lot of time and energy making the case that it should be a publicly traded company. This year, Facebook is making a new case: That its users’ data is ready to go public, too. The gist of this new campaign is that Facebook, not […]

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