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When the government pumps trillions of dollars into the economy, it's not actually printing the money. It enters as digital entries in banks across the country. It's made the system fast, responsive, and unfortunately, vulnerable. And ff this network...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Bill Bonner | Friday, August 22, 2014
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by Freddie deBoer So it won’t surprise anybody to learn that I really, really don’t like Buzzfeed. Sometimes, when I consider the Buzzfeed phenomenon, I think I’m living in some sort of fictional satirical world where Buzzfeed is a symbol of how...
From: The Atlantic | By: Freddie deBoer | Friday, August 22, 2014
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A Missouri police officer -- among those tasked with maintaining security in Ferguson -- was put on administrative leave after a video surfaced showing him railing about the Supreme Court, Muslims, the uselessness of hate crimes and his past -- and perhaps...
From: CNN | Saturday, August 23, 2014
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The radical feminist movement struggles to survive in France....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeffrey Tayler | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The vicious execution of US journalist James Foley by militants of the Islamic State deepens the concern that international law and diplomacy may be ill-equipped to address crimes against media workers reporting from conflict zones. The video depicting...
From: The Raw Story | By: The Conversation | Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Bad news for fans of credit card replacement gadget Coin. Today Coin revealed that those who pre-ordered the device will have to wait a bit longer before getting their hands on one. But while finished product isn’t going to be here as soon as we’d...
From: VentureBeat | By: Dwayne De Freitas | Friday, August 22, 2014
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by Dish Staff James #Foley's death underlines Western agony of ransom payment in hostage situations u.afp.com/hin http://t.co/X8OgR2COeZ— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) August 21, 2014 Before deciding to murder captive American journalist James Foley,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Far more companies than originally thought may be vulnerable to the attack that allowed criminals to steal credit card information from Target and other major retailers.
From: New York Times | By: NICOLE PERLROTH | Friday, August 22, 2014
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On the right of this photo is a 1-euro coin, which is more or less the size of a U.S. dollar coin. On the left is a super-thin skimmer recovered from the card-reader slot of an ATM in Europe. Powered by a watch battery, it was only found when the ATM...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Why have events in Ferguson, Missouri following the police shooting of Michael Brown catalyzed a long-overdue conversation about the militarization of local law enforcement? As I write at The Daily Beast, the deaths of unarmed citizens (particularly...
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Friday, August 22, 2014
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by Dish Staff The border between Iraq and Syria is meaningless to ISIS, and may soon become meaningless to the US as well, with administration officials dropping hints right and left that the air campaign against the “caliphate” might eventually...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Friday, August 22, 2014
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In a survey on what he terms "predictive shopping," Harvard Law professor Cass Sustein found that 41% of people would "enroll in a program in which the seller sent you books that it knew you would purchase, and billed your credit card." That number went...
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: The Shortlist | Friday, August 22, 2014
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It's called "natural capital accounting"--and we'll need it for the SDGs READ MORE The post A Bold New Way of Measuring A Country’s REAL Wealth appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mark Leon Goldberg | Friday, August 22, 2014
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by Dish Staff With my ppl in the rain. Nothing can stop the junoon for Naya Pakistan. http://t.co/WwWSmB9Fkn— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 21, 2014 Pakistan may be on the brink of a political crisis after opposition leader Imran Khan suspended...
From: The Atlantic | By: Jonah Shepp | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Skimmers are devices that very bad people attach to unattended credit card readers such as bank ATMs, public transit kiosks, post office kiosks, or gas pumps. They capture card numbers, and sometimes a hidden camera captures PINs, so scammers can clean...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Al Wefaq says native Bahrainis could become a minority. Bahrain's Sunni Muslim monarchy has been accused of naturalising foreigners to prop up their own rule of the Shia Muslim-majority country.
From: Global Voices | By: Noor Mattar | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The whistleblower started out as an idealistic booster of the national security state. Illegal and immoral behavior he witnessed on the inside turned him into an outsider. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The whistleblower started out as an idealistic booster of the national-security state. Illegal and immoral behavior he witnessed on the inside turned him into an outsider. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Friday, August 22, 2014
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This week's indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry was a reminder of how Democrats and the media tear down any possible conservative contender for the presidency with frivolous lawsuits and baseless investigations. The trouble is that we conservatives do...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The startup's technology locates and verifies mobile devices, and it is already in use by financial institutions
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Deborah Gage | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Popular cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and Pakistani-Canadian Sufi scholar-turned-politician Tahirul Qadri allege that the May 2013 general election was rigged.
From: Global Voices | By: Faisal Kapadia | Friday, August 22, 2014
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by Ruth Graham Amy Shearn’s grandmother, Frances “Peggy” Schutze, was always writing: She worked for awhile as a gossip columnist in Kansas, she wrote radio plays, and she hand-made dozens of picture books for her children and grandchildren. “Everyone...
From: The Billfold | By: Ruth Graham | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Mario Draghi is speaking at the Jackson Hole economic symposium.  His speech is titled "Unemployment in the euro area" Some of the notable excerpts from Draghi's statement include his response on what policymakers can do in the face of high unemployment:...
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Friday, August 22, 2014
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More than two months after Afghans voted for a new president, the results are unknown and the process in turmoil. Afghan and international monitors are muddling through an audit of all the ballots cast, and the two candidates are trying to come to agreement...
From: NPR | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Abuses against children are core tools of Israel’s colonial dispossession of the Palestinian people, writes Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian. Palestinian children’s experiences are preconditioned by the larger socio-political context, that of living...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian | Friday, August 22, 2014
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In a press conference on Saturday, Salim al-Jabouri said a committee of security officials and lawmakers will announce its findings in two days. 
From: Fox News | Saturday, August 23, 2014
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“The Way Forward,” by the U.S. congressman and former VP candidate, is more campaign manifesto than memoir. Ryan’s rhetoric has softened but his harsh policy proposals haven’t. The title is accurate in at least one way. His austerity ideas probably...
From: Reuters | By: Stephanie Rogan | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The Philippines says it will bring home its peacekeeping forces from the Golan Heights amid the deteriorating security in the region and will withdraw troops from Liberia because of the Ebola outbreak....
From: Fox News | Saturday, August 23, 2014
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by Freddie deBoer For awhile now, I’ve been arguing against the notion of a STEM shortage, the idea that our labor problems stem in part from a failure to produce enough graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields to meet demand....
From: The Atlantic | By: Freddie deBoer | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Christopher A. Preble As Americans see images of New Hampshire-born journalist James Foley beheaded by members of the extremist militant group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), some commentators insist that the current chaos is...
From: Cato Institute | By: Christopher A. Preble | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Tonya Whitney and a man, whom she later identified as her husband, first went into the hospital on Saturday, each carrying a lifelike doll and drawing suspicion from security officials who told the pair to leave, Merced police Capt. Tom Trindad said....
From: Fox News | Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Although the cases in Nigeria involve the spouses of health workers who had cared for the Liberian-American who carried the virus, the country says its containment strategy is working....
From: New York Times | By: ADAM NOSSITER and DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. | Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Most Gulf countries import up to 90 percent of their food, which neither bodes well for food security no climate change – since the food that is brought in from Europe and elsewhere has a lot of what are called “food miles.” True to their name,...
From: Green Prophet | By: Tafline Laylin | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Analysts warn of the high risk of ethnic clashes in Macedonia that began earlier in 2014 when protesters questioned the sentencing of six Albanian Macedonian men for a "terrorist killing".
From: Global Voices | By: Danica Radisic | Saturday, August 23, 2014
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by Dish Staff Jason Abbruzzese examines how journalists in conflict zones have become common targets for abduction: The kidnapping of journalists is a relatively new issue. Reporters in conflict zones well understood the risks, but occupied a relatively...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Personal Finance, Consumer Protection, Credit History, Financial Education Getty ImagesTo protect your accounts, make sure to create complex passwords that don't include your Social Security numbers or date of birth. By Jenna...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Costa Rica's director of intelligence and security says his government will investigate undercover U.S. programs based in the Central American country that were designed to destabilize the government in Cuba....
From: Fox News | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Apple’s iPad Air line has yet to be updated for almost 300 days, meaning a new device may be expected soon. The new Apple iPad Air may launch as soon as this fall with an updated processor, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, double the ram, iOS 8, and...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Matthew He | Friday, August 22, 2014
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by Dish Staff Brandon Ambrosino interviews Nicholas Opiyo, a Ugandan attorney who helped overturn the country’s infamous anti-gay law. He describes the harassment Ugandan gays face: You’re not going to see public flogging of gay people in the streets....
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Friday, August 22, 2014
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A top national security adviser said the United States would “do what is necessary” in Syria to protect its interests, including potential direct military action....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL D. SHEAR | Friday, August 22, 2014
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A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers....
From: Fox News | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Target's massive data breach grabbed headlines right in the middle of holiday shopping that year, and the fallout continues. According to a Department of Homeland Security advisory this afternoon, the attacks that hit the red-hued retailer, along......
From: Engadget | By: Billy Steele | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Morgantown Magazine ran a really interesting piece in its August-September issue about the home of West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen. The home, located in Cheat Lake, W. Va., is said to be the “first luxury residence in the U.S.” that is “built...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Friday, August 22, 2014
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by Dish Staff Chuck Hagel thinks so: The group “is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen. They’re beyond just a terrorist group,” Hagel said in response to a question about whether the Islamic State posed a similar threat...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The company announced plans to invest heavily in making the network a more pleasant place to visit.
From: New York Times | By: MIKE ISAAC | Friday, August 22, 2014
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"I really think the nation-state's not relevant anymore in a digital age," says Jeffrey Tucker, publisher of Laissez Faire Books and the creator and CEO of Liberty.me, a "social network and online publishing platform for the liberty minded." For nine...
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said the beheading of American journalist James Foley is tantamount to an act of terror against the U.S.
From: NPR | By: Scott Neuman | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant group.
From: Fox News | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Unknown hackers released 40 gigabytes of data uncovered about the use of FinFisher, the malicious digital spyware kit, in Pakistan. The Digital Rights Foundation reports on first findings.
From: Global Voices | By: Global Voices | Friday, August 22, 2014
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