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It turns out that one of the researchers who ran Facebook's recent psychological experiments received funding from the U.S. Department of Defense to study the contagion of ideas
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"Imagine there's a list somewhere that contains every single webpage you have visited in the last five years. It also has everything you have ever searched for, every address you looked up on Google Maps, every email you sent, every chat message, every YouTube video you watched. Each entry is time-stamped, so it's clear exactly, down to the minute, when all of this was done."

"Now imagine that list is all searchable. And imagine it's on a clean, easy-to-use website. With all that imagined, can you think of a way a hacker, with access to this, could use it against you?"

"And once you've imagined all that, go over to google.com/dashboard, and see it all become reality."
Google's all-seeing eye could eventually know things about us - patterns, gradual changes, small habits - that even we aren't aware of. It might see the worst of us, but it could also see the better
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One of the little reported details from the latest batch of Wikileaks material are cables showing that the Obama Administration worked hard behind the scenes not only to prevent any investigation o...
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Ahead of Snowden's first US TV interview, we look back at the nefarious activities his leaks exposed.
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The United States came out of the Second World War as the hegemonic power in the world economy. The war had lifted the U.S. economy out of the Great Depression by providing the needed effective demand in the form of endless orders for armaments and troops. Real output rose by 65 percent between 1940 and 1944, and industrial production jumped by 90 percent. At the immediate end of the war, due to the destruction of the European and Japanese econom...
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Cooperation between Germany's foreign intelligence service, the BND, and America's NSA is deeper than previously believed. German agents appear to have crossed into constitutionally questionable territory.
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Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, data-modeling to preempt next Ghandi or MLK.
Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements
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Werner Herzog's Paralyzing Case Against Texting While Driving
www.theatlantic.com

"He looked like he was asleep, until we rolled him over."

Senate Majority Whip: FISA Court Is 'Fixed' and 'Loaded'
www.theatlantic.com

Senator Dick Durbin wants to add a civil liberties advocate to the proceedings, and to limit the NSA's data collection.

Snowden: I never gave any information to Chinese or Russian governments
www.guardian.co.uk

Glenn Greenwald: As a new poll shows widespread American approval for him, tthe NSA whistleblower vehemently denies media claims

The brain as a model for future supercomputers
phys.org

(Phys.org) —The brain's repute took a big hit in 1997 when an IBM supercomputer defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a match repor

First falcons born in Paris since 19th century
phys.org

The first peregrine falcons to be born in Paris since the end of the 19th century have hatched at the top of a giant heating tower close to

Germany Doesn't Get Much Sun. How Did It Become a Leader in Solar Energy?
www.motherjones.com

Germany’s little-guy suppliers are destabilizing big power companies.

NASA
plus.google.com

For the Benefit of All

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived - The Oatmeal
theoatmeal.com

Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time; Also, this Badas

The Anti-Corruption Pledge
www.theanticorruptionpledge.org

Money is corrupting our democracy. Across the country, citizens and candidates are pledging to fight the corrupting influence of political c

U.S. Wealth Gap Between Young, Old Is Widest Ever
www.huffingtonpost.com

WASHINGTON -- The wealth gap between younger and older Americans has stretched to the widest on record, worsened by a prolonged economic dow

Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
www.youtube.com

This 'symphonic transcription' of J. S. Bach's great organ Passacaglia and Fugue was first played by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia

Darth Vader's Greatest Speech Ever Made
www.youtube.com

In his final moments, Anakin Skywalker recalls the days of The Clone Wars in the arms of his son. A visual representation of Charlie Chaplin

[VIDEO] The beauty of pollination | Science News
www.scoop.it

We are all dependent to each other.Taken from TEDTalks...

Goldfrapp - Pilots (live)
www.youtube.com

Goldfrapp performs Pilots live at the Shepherd's Bush Empire during the Felt mountain tour in 2001. The stage just looks beautiful and snowy

Our addiction to technology trumps caffeine, chocolate and alcohol
latimesblogs.latimes.com

This probably sounds familiar: You're out to dinner with friends, and everything's fun, until you get that itch. It's been 20 minutes, and y

Occupy Big Business: The Sharing Economy's Quiet Revolution
www.theatlantic.com

In the shadow of the Great Recession and the Occupy Wall Street movement, ordinary people are re-negotiating their terms with big business.

The cost of America’s police state
www.salon.com

Hundreds of billions have been spent to militarize our nation against a terrorism threat that barely exists