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Edward Snowden continues life as a recluse after one year of asylum in Russia

Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marked on Thursday one year of political asylum in Russia, where he continues to live a life shrouded in mystery amid a dearth of public appearances. Little has been heard on the movements of the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor since he first…

Trolls quickly drown ReaganBook social media site in sea of profanity, pornography

A half-cooked attempt to set up a conservative social network quickly collapsed into a heap of phony accounts, crude swearing, and pornographic GIFs. Ohio Republican Janet Porter pre-launched ReaganBook – “Facebook for Patriots” – in April, after employees from the more well-known social media site took part in a LGBT…

Panasonic confirms will invest in $5 billion Tesla battery Gigafactory

By Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) – Panasonic Corp confirmed on Thursday it would invest in U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc’s planned $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant in the United States, but said it had yet to decide on the size of its investment. The Japanese company, which already supplies…

China slams Canada for ‘irresponsible’ hacking accusations

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking any credible evidence after Canada singled out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing. Officials said “a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor” had recently broken into the National…

Amazon wants to build online marketplace for plumbers and mechanics

Seattle audio and video technician Todd Mueller showed up last year for what might have been a routine job except for one thing: Amazon.com Inc was taking notes. As he mounted a flat-screen TV on the wall, an Amazon employee studied how he covered his shoes and used a blanket…

Facebook mobile app to offer free, limited Internet access in Zambia

Facebook Inc is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones, broadening an effort to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries. The Internet.org app will offer, in partnership with wireless operator Airtel , more than a dozen services…

Canada accuses China of hacking science agency computers

Canada accused China on Tuesday of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied. China partners each year with thousands of Canadians firms to roll out new technologies, and took advantage of this arrangement to engage in a cyber attack, Ottawa said. “Recently, the…

NSA patents car seat for kids to overcome a ‘well known measure of inconvenience’

Electronic eavesdropping is the National Security Agency’s forte, but it seems it also has a special interest in children’s car seats, Foreign Policy magazine reported Wednesday. The “integrated child seat for vehicle” is among more than 270 patents issued since 1979 to the super-secretive spy agency at the center of…

Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked

By Jim Finkle BOSTON Reuters – Tor, the Internet privacy protecting service, said on Wednesday it discovered a compromise on its network that indicated somebody was trying to monitor the activity of its users. “While we don’t know when they started doing the attack, users who operated or accessed hidden…

FL college students use 3-D printer and $350 in parts to create ‘bionic’ arm for 6-year-old boy

A team of engineering students from Florida banded together and built a working ‘bionic’ arm for a 6-year-old boy using a 3-D printer and less than $350 worth of materials purchased online, according to the Sun Sentinel. Alex Pring of Grovelenad, Florida, was born without a right arm and his…

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