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Wearables, cars, homes, cities, and the industrial internet.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Simona Jankowski | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Not all Apple Pay winners are created equal
From: Time | By: Sam Frizell | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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I was going to sort these into an outline; but I don’t have the time or the energy. I had some reason for keeping all of them open for awhile, though. So here ya go:::  Irving Wladawsky-Berger: HowI Is Our Digital Revolution Doing?  Irving Wladawsky-Berger:...
From: Doc Searls | By: Doc Searls | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Gains by militants in Kunduz Province question the ability of Afghan security forces to hold territory just two months before the end of the 13-year international combat mission....
From: New York Times | By: AZAM AHMED | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A new report (pdf) from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, reveals that poppy production in Afghanistan hit a record high of 209,000 hectares last year, despite a $7.6 billion eradication effort: “In...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Where do you get puppies? The answer isn’t just about the mechanics of canine pregnancy. In the United States today, when your household wants to acquire a dog, where do you get it from? Most people would probably start at a pet store, but due to changes...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Watch some of the ads that hit Republican candidates for being beholden to wealthy polluters.
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Since the beginning of the Umbrella Revolution, more than a dozen netizens in Hong Kong have been arrested and charged with "access to computer with criminal or dishonest intent."
From: Global Voices | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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With the Obama proposal to get some money for infrastructure, it is time to revisit the payoff from investments in transportation. Investments that improve the performance of transportation in the US will pay for themselves in 17 years through increased...
From: New Geography | By: Susanne Trimbath | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Are ads that target “recent college grads” age discrimination? I am job-searching and keep seeing some really great jobs that I qualify for, posted by this same staffing company on job boards....
From: Ask a Manager | By: Ask a Manager | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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These days, two “wars” are in the headlines: one against the marauding Islamic State and its new caliphate of terror carved out of parts of Iraq and Syria, the other against a marauding disease and potential pandemic, Ebola, spreading across West...
From: Firedoglake | By: Tom Engelhardt | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This certainly stinks to high heavenAt the same time that he was running the United States' biggest intelligence-gathering organization, former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander owned and sold...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Matthew PerlmanThe Brooklyn Paper84th Precinct Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown No McLaughlin matter A group of knife-toting lowlifes robbed a man in McLaughlin Park on Oct. 6, making off with his...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Matthew Perlman | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Most security experts agree that you should secure all your online accounts with two-step verification when you can. It’s an important additional security feature that requires you to have access to a physical item (typically, a mobile phone) to gain...
From: Time | By: Doug Aamoth | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The maximum annual earnings subject to Social Security tax will also rise next year — to $118,500 from $117,000 this year. “We hear from our clients that 1.7 percent does not keep up with increasing health care costs,” says William Meyer, chief...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Kathleen Pender | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Since nationalistic blogger Zhou Xiaoping’s “positive energy” won accolades from Xi Jinping at the Beijing Forum on Literature in Art last week,
From: China Digital Times | By: josh rudolph | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (TheStreet) – Fortinet posted a strongerathird quarter performanceathan Wall Street analysts expected, as the network security company benefited from greater demand for security products in the wake of high-profile breaches and the strength...
From: TheStreet | By: Dawn Kawamoto | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Today's comic by Matt Bors is Breast cancer awareness czar: Please chip in $3 to help us get out the vote for Daily Kos-endorsed candidates. Ben Bradlee, Washington Post icon, dead at 93: From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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LIFE.com explores the work of the prolific 20th-century photographer Arthur Rothstein, whose work is now included in the permanent collections of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library in New York City....
From: Life Magazine | By: Krystal Grow | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Colombia’s vibrant capital emerges from a sketchy past to paint a bold new future.
From: National Geographic | By: Intelligent Travel | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Apple, Credit, Security, Internet Fraud NetPhotos/Alamy By BRANDON BAILEY SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple (AAPL) has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to...
From: Daily Finance | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Story and Photos by Shane Bauer | Wed Oct. 22, 2014 6:00 AM ET By 7:30 on Thursday morning, the capacious ground-floor convention center of the Oakland Marriott was filled with SWAT teams. Mostly men, mostly white, dressed in camouflage or black fatigues,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Shane Bauer | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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For the first time since facing an onslaught of criticism this year over his foreign policy views, Sen. Rand Paul will spell out his comprehensive national security platform Thursday in remarks that his office bills as a major foreign policy speech....
From: CNN | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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**Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org)--[The Equitablog](http://equitablegrowth.org/blog)** * [For Thursday: Josh Bivens, Brad DeLong, Jeff Madrick, Ylan Mui: How Mainstream Economic Thinking Imperils America - Washington Center for...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Save for retirement. Period. There are very few adults in the United States that are of working age that aren’t affected in a positive way by saving for retirement. For virtually all of those people, saving for retirement – or saving more for retirement...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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New security measures imposed on Argentinian motorcyclists have generated an unexpectedly strong protest movement.
From: Global Voices | By: Marianna Breytman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The passing of a true legend in American journalism.
From: Outside the Beltway | By: Doug Mataconis | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Apple Pay officially launched today ushering the US squarely into the early 2000s when it comes to contactless mobile payments. I say this not to suggest that Apple Pay isn’t an innovative and potentially-transformative service – it is – but,...
From: Pando Daily | By: Michael Carney | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Imagine paying insurance on a beach house and then canceling the policy a couple months before hurricane season. That is Sen. Mary Landrieu's election-eve message, both figuratively and literally. “Who will be here for us...
From: Slate | By: John Dickerson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber Written by  William Lamb October 22, 2014The chamber, originally a gift of Norway, the is revived as part of a $2.1 billion overhaul of the U.N. complex. The United Nations Security...
From: Dwell | By: William Lamb | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A man was apprehended after he scaled a White House fence Wednesday night, the latest security breach at a time when the Secret Service faces increased scrutiny over its ability to protect the president and his residence....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month in January, the third straight year of historically small increases....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The bad news is that the United States has been slapped again for its government's downward-spiraling respect for freedom of the press. The good news is that our officials' transgressions pale in comparison to the crimes inflicted on free speech and...
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Apple announced security warnings for its iCloud storage service after organized attacks. Apple said the attacks were trying to obtain users' information.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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It simply needed to disrupt Boeing and leapfrog NASA....
From: The Atlantic | By: Tim Fernholz | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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It simply needed to disrupt Boeing and leapfrog NASA....
From: The Atlantic | By: Tim Fernholz | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Eight people were injured and one Israeli child died Wednesday when a Palestinian man slammed a car into a light rail stop....
From: The Atlantic | By: Adam Chandler | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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My original headline described Republican Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers as an "NSA apologist," but then I realized that would indicate he thinks the National Security Agency might have ever done anything wrong. That is not the case, and he has outshown pretty...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A San Francisco company is crowdfunding a project to make sign-to-word communication the most seamless it's ever been...
From: Time | By: Katy Steinmetz | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific...
From: Fox News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Fights over rooftop solar generally focus on "net metering," but the challenge to utilities is far greater than that, and if they hope to survive, their response much be more ambitious....
From: Grist | By: David Roberts | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Via the Washington Free Beacon comes a link to this new study from the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The title kind of gives it away: POPPY CULTIVATION IN AFGHANISTAN: AFTER A DECADE OF RECONSTRUCTION AND OVER $7 BILLION...
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A federal jury found four former security guards with the company Blackwater guilty in connection with the shooting of dozens of Iraqi citizens in 2007 at a Baghdad traffic circle. That shooting revealed the leeway given outside contractors and became...
From: NPR | By: Bruce Auster | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service. Experts worry attacks that target weaknesses in the transfer of data on the cloud will become more common.
From: NPR | By: Aarti Shahani | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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President Barack Obama has condemned fatal shootings in Canada as "outrageous attacks" and has offered to help the U.S. ally with its response.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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If my husband had a dollar for every time I whined about wanting to get a cat, we’d probably have enough money to pay the steep costs of the deposit and monthly pet rent fees charged by our apartment complex. The costs associated with having pet now...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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This week, Tweeps are under threat (and worse) in Latin America and Turkey, China’s anti-rumor campaign continues, and the secret about Whisper (it's not that safe) is out.
From: Global Voices | By: Netizen Report Team | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Roberto Saviano believes that it’s a large part of its allure: [E]ach clan offers its own form of insurance. If you have a disabled child, your base salary rises. If (or when) you are killed, your family receives money for your funeral and a “death...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The big-tent principle applied to a former U.S. senator and a current U.S. adversary...
From: The Atlantic | By: James Fallows | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Yes, it was expensive, inconvenient, and tiring, but the rewards far outweighed the headaches.The post I Traveled to London with Four Kids in Tow, and It Was Totally Worth It appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Kacy Faulconer | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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