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Hidden cameras capture critically endangered Sumatran rhino in Indonesian Borneo

Hidden cameras have captured images of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino on the Indonesian part of Borneo island, where it was thought to have long ago died out, the WWF said Wednesday. Sixteen camera traps — remote-controlled cameras with motion sensors frequently used in ecological research — filmed the rhino…

Kenya warned a year before attack that terrorists were targeting Westgate Mall

The narrative in place is that national intelligence agencies need tons of intrusive surveillance programs in order to detect terrorist threats and respond accordingly. Unfortunately, the narrative fails to hold up to scrutiny, prompting these intelligence…  …

Former DHS chief privacy officer recounts how she was called a ‘terrorist’ by intelligence community

Mary Ellen Callahan was the Chief Privacy Officer (and the Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer) at the Department of Homeland Security from 2009 until 2012 (though, don’t tell DHS, since they still have a page on their website about her claiming…  …

Calif. City of Palo Alto requiring new homes to be ready for electric cars

Palo Alto — nestled in the center of pricey Silicon Valley — is a composed, clean, beautiful community. Presently, Palo Alto walks the talk that is clean energy. Clean, reliable trains connect Palo Alto to Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Biking…  …

Researchers transform plastic bags into high-tech nanomaterial

A new process for creating high-tech carbon nanotube membranes out of a very common waste material — plastic bags — has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide. The innovative approach to nanotube production could potentially…  …

Glenn Greenwald takes to Reddit to talk about Edward Snowden and the NSA

By David Holmes On October 1, 2013At their best, Reddit’s Ask Me Anything threads (AMA’s) are a form of cultural discourse that would make Socrates proud, and today we witnessed one of the most enlightening entries to the series yet. Glenn Greenwald…  …

iPad Mini with Retina Display reportedly delayed

On October 2, 2013An iPad Mini with an ultra-high resolution (“Retina”) display has been delayed due to supply constraints, according to Reuters, which questions what improvements will be announced during an event said to be taking place this month…  …

Airlines fill record number of seats

World airline traffic expanded by 6.8 percent in August, enabling the industry to match an all-time record of 83.4 percent of seats filled, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday. “August was a positive month for passenger travel,” IATA chief Tony Tyler said in a statement, pointing out that…

Djokovic says top Asian men’s player is years away

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic says it will be at least five years before Asia can produce a top-ranking men’s player, and greater support for emerging players is the key. Only one Asian is currently among the men’s top 40, number 13-ranked Kei Nishikori from Japan, and he has trained in the…

Somali Islamists vow to step up terror attacks on Kenya

Somalia’s Shebab Islamists threatened Wednesday to step up militant attacks against Kenya, after Nairobi refused to pull its troops out of Somalia. The Al-Qaeda linked Shebab claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall, in which at least 67 people died, with 39 more listed as missing…

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