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This week's report begins in China, where the government continues its crackdown on the use of virtual private networks by blocking Avast.com, a free anti-virus and anti-spyware protection software.
From: Global Voices | By: Netizen Report Team | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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In a state of "national emergency" over illicit drug use, Indonesia has angered other countries over its policy of executing foreign criminals.  Specifically, the country has been shipping criminals to Nusakambangan, a remote "prison island" in Central...
From: Business Insider | By: Christina Sterbenz | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Amira Hass reports for Haaretz: "Residents of Gaza who want to marry overseas are supposed to receive a permit in advance of the wedding date from the Defense Ministry and the Israel Defense Forces."
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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M&C Saatchi PR named Laura Hall as its U.S. managing director and head of its New York office. Hall, who has officially been in the position since the beginning of the year, joins after leading her own consultancy for more two years and brings more...
From: Media Bistro | By: Elizabeth S. Mitchell | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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I will preface this article with my standard disclaimer on the Keystone XL Pipeline project: I have no vested interest in the pipeline either way. My interest is in fostering honest debate and discussion on energy policy, and because there has been so...
From: R-Squared Energy Blog | By: Robert Rapier | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Analysis shows that Russian energy exports are continuing apace, and even increasing
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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YouTube, Vine, and Instagram all have super-famous stars, people that have leveraged the platform to gain a following and even make money.  Snapchat users recently started to follow suit. One of these people is Mark Kaye, the host of the first-ever...
From: Business Insider | By: Maya Kosoff | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Filed under: Retirement, Early Retirement, Retirement Living, Retirement Plans, Social Security Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock By Emily Brandon Retirement is a transition into a new stage of life. Retirees get the freedom to choose how to spend...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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From: Daily Finance | By: Money Talks News | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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When we look back from 2025, it will be painfully obvious that central bank policies exacerbated the systemic crises that brought down the global financialization machine.What with all the praise being heaped on central banks for "saving" the world from...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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It’s a bit hard to read the Ferguson report, because it is just so horrible, even the mild stuff will have your blood boiling. For example: Even relatively routine misconduct by Ferguson police officers can have significant consequences for the people...
From: Balloon Juice | By: John Cole +0 | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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When documenting a trip to the nation’s capital, tourists might enjoy having a few photographs of themselves against the backdrops of the memorials and monuments that fill the city. But if you were thinking of using a selfie stick to get just the right...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Will sexbots make human life better, creepier, or both?
From: Reason | By: Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Unless we want to drown future generations in a sea of red ink, we need to have a serious conversation about the future of entitlements.
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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An person with a history of ID theft may have gotten ahold of some of my identity information. I want to do all that I can to stop them from stealing my identity.Okay, first I'll give the relevant bits, and then I'll tell the full story, for those who...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: apostate street preacher | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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A hot and heavy headline at the Wall Street Journal, "Fraud Comes to Apple Pay," gives the impression of some kind of security weakness in Apple's new payment system, but it's not justified. What has happened is that Apple Pay itself is basically fraud-proof,...
From: Business Insider | By: Rurik Bradbury, Trustev | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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White supremacy is a global social, political, economic, philosophical, and psychological system (and disposition) that is dedicated to redistributing resources to, and protecting the dominant power position of, White people as a group.White supremacy...
From: We are Respectable Negroes | By: chaunceydevega | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The US Department Agriculture in collaboration with the Energy Department announced that up to $8.7 million in funding in fiscal year 2015 will be made available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) to support feedstock development,...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Allow me to add my voice to that of my RedState colleague Bill S: after the events last week, must step down as Speaker of the House. He has stabbed conservative Republicans in the back too many times, and the votes over funding the Department of Homeland...
From: Red State | By: ( | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a $12.5 million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (DE-FOA-0001285) for a new technical track under the US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) that addresses water-related aspects of energy production...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Will the Republicans’ congressional dysfunction in 2015 hurt the party’s chances in 2016?
From: Fox News | By: Howard Kurtz | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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They might have vastly different visions for how to deal with Iran, but Obama and Netanyahu agree on the necessity of climate change action....
From: Grist | By: Tim McDonnell | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Environment secretary Liz Truss scrapped solar subsidies in favour of biomass despite years of working to cut subsidies to biomass, documents reveal. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) secretary has been a vocal opponent...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Kyla Mandel | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Ladies and gentleman, are you ready for this? We have some bipartisan cooperation in Congress!...
From: New York Times | By: GAIL COLLINS | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Mrs. Clinton has said on Twitter that she wants the agency to determine which of the 50,000 pages require redaction for security reasons, which could take weeks....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and AMY CHOZICK | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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How do I find out if a Life Insurance policy exists? My Dad passed away last week after a short illness, and I'm in Milwaukee taking care of his affairs, cleaning out his apartment, etc. It was so sudden that we never got a chance to discuss specifics...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: spinifex23 | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on Iran's nuclear ambitions, at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The speech has caused a considerable flap, with Democrats criticizing it as an unprecedented affront...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Rurik Bradbury, writing for Trustev: A hot and heavy headline at the Wall Street Journal, “Fraud Comes to Apple Pay,” gives the impression of some kind of security weakness in Apple’s new payment system, but it’s not justified. What has happened...
From: Daring Fireball | By: John Gruber | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Questions of security continued to be raised over Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of private email as secretary of state....
From: New York Times | By: AMY CHOZICK and STEVE EDER | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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"We're dealing with Voldemort here, we may as well learn some Defense Against the Dark Arts."  That's how Zoe Quinn, the game developer at the heart of the bizarre, scary ongoing scandal over whether or not it's okay to send people death and rape threats...
From: Business Insider | By: Matt Weinberger | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The Dominican Republic has announced the temporary closure of five of its consulates in neighboring Haiti because of security concerns.
From: Fox News | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress was conceived as a political stunt, and it is hard to imagine commentators resisting the question of how the event is playing. We are likely to hear a great deal about how many Democrats show up, how often...
From: New Yorker | By: Bernard Avishai | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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In his speech to Congress today, the Israeli prime minister must present a realistic alternative to President Obama's vision for an Iran nuclear deal....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeff Goldberg | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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The retired general will pay $40,000 and get two years' probation. Not all leakers are so lucky....
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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The retired general will pay $40,000 and get two years' probation. Not all leakers are so lucky....
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Teacher's father also committed suicide four years ago
From: Time | By: Sabrina Toppa | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Peel is about to truly become the “smart universal remote” app that it has always claimed to be. The company, fresh off a $50 million investment from Chinese internet giant Alibaba, has announced that it plans to add connected-home commands to its...
From: PC World | By: Pulkit Chandna | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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SECURITY officials are running experiments on new ways to track – or intercept – drones flying illegally over areas such as the capital and nuclear power stations. They are offering €1million to a...
From: The Connexion | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Banking, Consumer Protection, Ripoffs & Scams, Internet Fraud S1001/Shutterstock Identity theft is rampant and responsible for 13 percent of all consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission in 2014, according to...
From: Daily Finance | By: Erik Sherman | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Hillary Clinton's homebrew email solution potentially left the communications of the top US foreign affairs official vulnerable to state-sponsored hackers. The post Why Clinton’s Private Email Server Was Such a Security Fail appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Andy Greenberg | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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It may indeed be a First World problem, but using a mouse or arrow key to scroll through blocks of computer text is a bit of a hassle – particularly for people lacking the use of their ams. That's why scientists from Germany's Saarland University and...
From: Gizmag | By: Ben Coxworth | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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It's hard to find great luggage at an affordable price. The cheap stuff breaks after one trip. And the expensive stuff — well, it's expensive. But we found some deals on quality luggage pieces this week, offering up to 69% off. Whether you're someone...
From: Business Insider | By: Insider Picks | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Ben Rhodes, Obama's deputy national security adviser, talks about whether Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to push the West toward a military confrontation with Iran....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeffrey Goldberg | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The Leap phone, BlackBerry says, is targeted at people who are relatively new to the workforce -- young people who have grown up with touchscreens, not physical keyboards....
From: VentureBeat | By: Mark Sullivan | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Android for Work is the latest buzzword among the halls of Google these days, at least among the "For Work" team at Google building products for businesses. On Wednesday, Google made yet another announcement: that it has added a bunch of Android for...
From: Business Insider | By: Julie Bort | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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THE March 24th deadline for an agreement with Iran may be looming, but the parties to the talks have kept impressively quiet about the details being hammered out this week in Montreux, Switzerland. Despite speculation that a deal is imminent, significant...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Yves Cote said he feared the move would have a negative impact on "operational readiness, efficiency, cost, timing and security.''The post Chief elections investigator feared operational woes over move appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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First impressions of a first public OS X beta release.
From: Read Write Web | By: Ryan Matthew Pierson | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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