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At least for as long as it remains legal, here’s one way to deal with any pesky unmanned aerial vehicles that invade your personal airspace: hack them and make them do your bidding. A hacker named Samy Kamkar has developed a set of drone hardware, along with the software to control it, that the DIY […]
Is there a chance that President Barack Obama will resign ahead of the 2014 elections to offset voter backlash against Democrats due to controversy over his signature healthcare overhaul? According to one Wall Street analyst there is. “If ObamaCare is the fiasco that some headlines are suggesting it is, I place the odds around 10% […]
The latest leak in the ongoing trickle of information Edward Snowden supplied to newspapers about the National Security Agency (NSA) is a whopper: worldwide, the NSA gathers close to 5 billion records on the whereabouts and digital “relationships” of cell phone users each day. According to The Washington Post, which broke the story Wednesday, the […]
This article, written by Charles Ornstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Dec. 2. After a glowing news conference yesterday citing “night and day” progress on Healthcare.gov, I decided to log in this morning and take the web site for a test drive, as I’m sure many others are doing. Early reports had been promising. […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
A “tidal wave” of Federal regulations meant to protect American financial consumers from predatory practices of Wall Street banks is creating big problems for Main Street banks and credit unions, small bank advocates told Congress on Tuesday.
An 11-year-old Oregon girl hoping to help her father pay for her braces by selling mistletoe recently learned a lesson that every small-business owner in the United States understands: Entrepreneurial spirit isn’t highly appreciated by the rulers of a bureaucratic society.
Researchers tested 21 plant extracts for evidence of their efficiency in fighting cancer and also in the battle against aging. Of the 21 extracts, three showed considerable potential because of their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity.
It’s not in the Constitution — at least not verbatim — but most of us would agree that each able-minded, law-abiding American citizen is a “cognitively complex autonomous legal person with the fundamental right not to be imprisoned.” Now a lawsuit is seeking to endow monkeys with that same freedom.