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NSA secretly taps into Google, Yahoo networks to collect information, say leaked documents
The NSA intercepts millions of pieces of Google and Yahoo user information each day by tapping into the links between servers, The Washington Post reports. According to documents leaked by Edward…
Healthcare.gov crashes again in the middle of pivotal Congressional oversight hearing
Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies before Congress on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
The new health insurance marketplace Healthcare.gov went down…
What, you mean the same Experian who just sold people's personal information to criminals? I'm filled with confidence. Adobe, Experian: you both suck. DIAF!
Reshared post from +Brandon Downey
If you've followed my posts about the NSA, and you care about the implications of ubiquitous surveillance on our society (or even just the internet industry), you know that something has to be done.
It's a very difficult fight, since there are people whose political and financial careers are based on the idea that this surveillance is not only necessary, but that the people who expose it are traitors or spies.
This is of one of my many steps in what will surely be a long process, but a lot of civil liberties folks are holding a rally in DC on October 26th.
I can't be there, but now is a good time to donate to the EFF or the ACLU, both of which are organizations which have taken great steps to fight this stuff.
8 Silly Things People Say To Me When They Learn I Don’t Want Kids
My husband would make the world’s greatest father. But that alone isn’t reason enough for me to become the mother I’ve never wanted to be, take on crushing financial burden or add more to my already too-full plate.
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Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" as you've never experienced it before
"Carl Sagan's timeless ode to Earth is all the more compelling in this captivating treatment from Reid Gower and The Sagan Series.
Like previous installments in series, this latest video commemorates the late, great astrophysicist by setting narration from his television show, Cosmos, to beautiful music and powerful footage of our world. It'll give you chills."
(via io9: http://goo.gl/BzcZvf)