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Twitter security questioned after Associated Press account hack shook Wall Street

A hijacked Associated Press Twitter account that rattled markets with false word of an attack on the White House put the security of social media in the crosshairs Wednesday. The stock market rebounded from the nosedive triggered Tuesday by the bogus tweet and the AP posted a message on Twitter…

George W. Bush seeks vindication with new presidential library and museum

George W. Bush says he will be long gone when posterity delivers a final verdict on his tumultuous presidency. But he will give history a shove in Dallas on Thursday when he opens his presidential library, showcasing his self-image as a leader of a land under attack who made tough…

Number of Americans engaging in political discourse on social networking sites on the rise: Pew

A Pew Research Center report indicated that online social networks have become political hotspots in the United States. Approximately 39 percent of US adults engaged in political activity in Internet communities during the 2012 US presidential campaign, according to a Pew report titled Civic Engagement in the Digital Age released…

Russian spaceship carrying oxygen and fresh fuel may fail to dock with International Space Station

An unmanned Russian spaceship carrying 2.5 tonnes of cargo may be unable to properly dock with the International Space Station after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy, Interfax said on Thursday. The news agency report cited a Russian space industry source as saying that the Progress cargo carrier may…

England prepares to vaccinate a million children as measles cases surge

England aims to inject a million youngsters with measles vaccine following a surge in cases of the potentially fatal disease, public health authorities said Thursday. The rise in cases appears to be due to a period in the late 1990s and early 2000s when fears over a discredited link between…

Afghan policewomen face assault and sexual harassment: Human Rights Watch

An international rights group called Thursday for Afghan authorities to provide separate toilets and changing rooms at police stations for women officers, saying they face harassment and assault at work. Addressing the concerns of policewomen is necessary to address the “rampant violence” against women in wider Afghan society, said Human…

Bangladesh’s garment industry blamed as disaster toll hits 175

Survivors cried out to rescuers Thursday from the rubble of a block of garment factories in Bangladesh that collapsed killing 175 people, sparking criticism of their Western clients. As the plaintive appeals from the site of Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster filtered through the concrete, relatives desperate for news of their…

Pentagon’s research agency developing next generation of navigation technology to replace GPS

The US army is working to limit its dependence on GPS by developing the next generation of navigation technology, including a tiny autonomous chip, the director of the Pentagon’s research agency said Wednesday. DARPA, the research group behind a range of spy tech and which helped invent the Internet, was…

Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was added to classified terrorist database 18 months ago

Amid accusations of intelligence failings, officials admit Tamerlan Tsarnaev was on list of known and suspected terrorists The name of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was added to a terrorist database by the federal government 18 months before the deadly explosions, it has emerged, adding to pressure on authorities already…

Mars ‘penis’ draws snickers from across the Internet

NASA’s rovers spin in place to explore the red planet; sometimes hilarious drawings of penises result. We knew “John Carter” was a flop for Disney, and now we know why. Perhaps the action sci-fi movie about a Martian war needed less phallic images if we’re to believe our browsers today……

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