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In forceful and sometimes crudely derisive language, Uber bosses discussed when to fire drivers for the on-demand ride service, according to internal company reports and e-mails. Uber was compelled to produce the documents as evidence for a class-action...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Carolyn Said | Friday, January 30, 2015
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by Doctor Science Kevin Drum at Mother Jones discusses something I've been wondering about for a while: the number of conservative American political grifters. Drum asks, why is this problem so much bigger on the right than on the left?...
From: Obsidian Wings | By: SuperUser | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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It’s time for my annual recap of the top Internet Law developments of the year. #10: Copyright Fair Use Tilts To Defense. Larry Lessig has famously said that “fair use in America simply means the right to hire a lawyer...
From: Eric Goldman | By: Eric Goldman | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Filed under: Health Care, U.S. Government, Restaurants Bill Bachmann/Alamy By Erik Baard The American hunger for meat, especially beef, is abating for the first time in living memory. Now vegetables are claiming more space in an unexpected place: the...
From: Daily Finance | By: MainStreet.com | Friday, January 30, 2015
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My advice is to focus not on retiring comfortably, but on working comfortably.You've probably seen articles and adverts discussing how much money you'll need to "retire comfortably." The trick of course is the definition of comfortable. The general...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Former military commanders are concerned the move will prevent Americans interested in tracking the conflict's progress from accessing information that has been readily available. The US command in Afghanistan has cited security reasons....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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The promise of biofuels is running on empty. EDITORIAL Once seen as among the best hopes for saving the planet from the environmental ravages of fossil fuels, biofuels — fuels made from organic matter — are losing their luster under the weight of...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Editorial Board | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Alexis Tsipras is the newly elected Prime Minister of Greece since 26 January 2015. One of the young leftwing radicals of the Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras is sweeping away the age of austerity. He made good on his promises to voters in a startling fashion:...
From: Firedoglake | By: Pluto | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Discover is back on the Super Bowl this year, for the first time since the credit card was launched in 1986 with its "Dawn of Discover" ad. Within the credit and debit card category, Discover is the only marketer making an appearance in the Big Game...
From: AdWeek | By: Noreen O'Leary | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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On the day Snapchat announced partnerships to host media content from publications like VICE and National Geographic, Bloomberg’s Joseph Weisenthal tweeted, “Real talk for a moment. I’ve never used Snapchat. Is this a career liability, a la not...
From: Pando Daily | By: David Holmes | Friday, January 30, 2015
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What Deflategate reveals about the problem of reverse causation.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Kaiser Fung | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The attacker who killed three military contractors at the airport in Kabul is believed to have been a member of the security forces, official said....
From: New York Times | By: JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN | Friday, January 30, 2015
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So far, D-Wave is the only quantum computing company with technology on the market.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Deborah Gage | Friday, January 30, 2015
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"Only Connect" In the future, everything will be connected. That future is almost here. Over a year ago, the Federal Trade Commission held an Internet of Things workshop and it has finally issued a report summarizing comments and recommendations that......
From: HealthBlawg | By: David Harlow | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The economic potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is simply too massive for enterprises to ignore. Accenture LLP says it could add as much as $14 trillion to the world’s economy by 2030, as long as businesses and … Continue reading...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mike Wheatley | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Have a BMW, Mini or Rolls Royce with the ConnectedDrive feature parked in your driveway? Maybe all three? Well, it turns out there was a bug that allowed ne'er-do-wells to manipulate it -- entirely wirelessly. According to Reuters, by simulating a fa......
From: Download Squad | By: Timothy J. Seppala | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Life is Strange is like watching a coming-of-age movie as an adult and realizing how simple life was back in the day. Walking down your school’s hallways, the only thing you had to worry about was remembering if you packed your homework the night before...
From: Blast | By: Giancarlo Saldana | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting public places and security forces have killed nine people in and around the capital, Baghdad.
From: Fox News | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Over the past year, Beijing has become ever more assertive in promoting “Internet sovereignty”—its right to control the Internet within China’s borders,
From: China Digital Times | By: Samuel Wade | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Donna Carpenter, Jamie McJunkin, Pete McBride and Lukas Haynes Join POW Board of Directors Read the full Protect Our Winters Adds New Board Members article on Snowboarder Magazine....
From: Snowboarder Magazine | By: SNOWBOARDER | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein of Jordan will make his first official foreign visit to the United States....
From: New York Times | By: NICK CUMMING-BRUCE | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Human rights groups and Venezuela's opposition are criticizing the government's new authorization for riot police to use firearms to control protests.
From: Fox News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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We explore the case of 94-year-old Siegfried Meinstein. The Internal Revenue Service thinks the Ohio man is dead. They blame the error on the Social Security Administration, but the agency pushes the blame back on the IRS.
From: NPR | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Robert Siegel speaks with Edgars Rinkevics, foreign minister of Latvia, on his visit to Washington, D.C. Rinkevics is in town to to discuss Russia and security cooperation with the U.S.
From: NPR | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Project M House. Image courtesy of Mimi Giboin; McShane Murnane. We are searching for unique homes in Los Angeles, specifically on the West Side (Venice and Santa Monica), East Side, Hollywood, mid-town, and the South Bay (Manhattan Beach, Redondo) to...
From: Dwell | By: Allie Weiss | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Liz Barratt-Brown, Senior Advisor, Washington, DC: The Senate is expected to vote today to by-pass the Administration's ongoing review of whether the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is in the national interest. It's not. But no doubt Senator John Hoeven...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Liz Barratt-Brown | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Bill Cosby's stand-up tour is making a stop in northern Ohio, where police say they will have extra officers on hand for the show.
From: Fox News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Google just announced that it dished out more than $1.5 million last year to "white hat" hackers who helped the company find security vulnerabilities in its products.  The company started its Security Rewards Program in 2010 to encourage security researchers...
From: Business Insider | By: Jillian D'Onfro | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The results from Uber's six-week-long external privacy audit, spurred on by several high profile security controversies, are in. And, surprisingly, the final report looks positively rosy for the on-demand taxi company . "Uber has dedicated significan......
From: Switched | By: Devindra Hardawar | Friday, January 30, 2015
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You have a right to privacy. Here’s how to protect it.
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Amid reports that the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) was finally beaten back from the Syrian-Turkish-border town of Kobani, and of threats and negotiation offers from ISIS hostage takers, came the news, on Tuesday morning, of an attack on the...
From: New Yorker | By: Jon Lee Anderson | Friday, January 30, 2015
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OVER the past several weeks, airlines in America have been the victims of a dramatic spike in social-media bomb threats, according to CNN. No bombs have been found, but because airlines and the American airport security apparatus treat every threat seriously,...
From: The Economist | Friday, January 30, 2015
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"A newspaper can't insult a segment of the population and be the symbol of France," one Muslim leader says....
From: The Atlantic | By: Scott Sayare | Friday, January 30, 2015
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  SC Sen. Lindsey Graham explores 2016 GOP presidential run By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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WASHINGTON — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, portraying himself as a proven winner and a conservative willing to work with Democrats. Graham...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The spokesperson for Eastern District of Virginia has confirmed that the United States Justice Department's investigation into WikiLeaks continues. The confirmation came when asked to comment on search warrants that were served against Google for data...
From: Firedoglake | By: Kevin Gosztola | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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France transitions from #JeSuisCharlie to #StopDjihadisme...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Giambrone | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, answers my questions about John Boehner and Iran....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeff Goldberg | Friday, January 30, 2015
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One month in, all those campaign promises about making Congress work are turning out to be difficult for the GOP to keep....
From: The Atlantic | By: Molly Ball | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The packed third-season premiere threw viewers in the deep end, literally and metaphorically....
From: The Atlantic | By: David Sims | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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In a recent speech, the former NSA director argued that what constitutes a reasonable search under the 4th Amendment changed on September 11, 2001....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Friday, January 30, 2015
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In a recent speech, Michael Hayden argued that what constitutes a reasonable search under the Constitution changed on September 11, 2001....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Siegfried Meinstein has been dead since April, and he's not happy about it. The IRS declared him dead last year when he tried to file his taxes, and despite the best efforts of himself and his family, the agency refuses to acknowledge he's still alive....
From: Reason | By: Charles Oliver | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Scene from Brooks Range in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Ben Adler at Grist writes Obama ignores Obama on climate change. An excerpt: President Obama is once again contradicting himself on climate change. His new push for offshore oil and gas drilling...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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An 8-year-old was questioned in Nice, France, after saying the Charlie Hebdo journalists “got what they deserved.” France has instituted a crack-down on terrorist sympathizers, but the child is by far the youngest person to be detained for saying...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Justin Streight | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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As part of implementing a SharePoint 2013 installation, I have configured SSO with ADFS on Windows Server 2012R2. There are two separate AD forests, one as part of the Hosted SharePoint/ADFS and one onsite corporate forest. Currently, I have the corporate...
From: Server Fault | By: Antix | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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A father and son allegedly teamed up to punch out the son’s high school basketball coach because the teen wasn’t getting enough playing time. The duo, who have been charged with assault, pleaded not guilty in court this morning, and claim instead...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Robert Jonathan | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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For whom does the “Supercookie” crumble? Not for us.
From: Read Write Web | By: Adriana Lee | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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In part 1 of this series I examined the Bucs' overall cap space as well as the "big ticket" items in free agency. In this segment I'll cover the offensive players who are available. Since restricted free agents almost never leave and exclusive free agents...
From: Buc 'em | By: DraftPhantom | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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THE PENTAGON budget is $496 billion, which sounds like a lot of money, and it is — until you take account of the fact that an increasing share goes not for weapons, training and readiness but for health care and pension benefits of former service...
From: Washington Post | By: Editorial Board | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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