Is the dotcom bubble about to burst (again)?

Have you heard the story about the tip from the shoeshine boy, a Brit called James Pallot asks me on my last day at TechCrunch Disrupt. I have, I say, though later I Google it to get the facts straight.

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Edward Snowden: State surveillance in Britain beyond anything seen in the US

The UK authorities are operating a surveillance system where “anything goes” and their interceptions are more intrusive to people’s privacy than has been seen in the US, Edward Snowden said.

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Meat without murder: Professor who invented lab-grown hamburger on panda meat, kosher pork

Last summer you unveiled the world's first lab-grown – or "in vitro" hamburger. How did it feel when you had it fried up, and you gave it to the first person to test? What if they had spat it out and said: "Ugh, this is awful"?

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Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

Ray Kurzweil popularised the 'singularity' concept, when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. Now he is trying to make it a reality for Google. Carole Cadwalladr meets him

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Meet Cody Wilson – creator of the 3D-gun, anarchist and poster boy for the free web

Cody Wilson, 26, made news when he uploaded plans for the Liberator – a 3D gun. It has been downloaded 100,000 times

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Sex studies journal editors accused of 'normalizing porn'

New publication 'will foster the normalisation of porn', say critics

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Nate Silver: It's the numbers, stupid

Nate Silver is a new kind of political superstar. One who actually knows what he's talking about. In America, punditry has traditionally been about having the right kind of hair or teeth or foaming rightwing views. Silver has none of these. He just has numbers. Lots of them. And, on the night of the US presidential election, they were proved to be right in quite spectacular fashion.

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Anonymous: behind the masks of the cyber insurgents

Carole Cadwalladr talks to some of the 'hacktivists' and the experts who tracked them down in the deep web

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Prosecuted Russian punk band Pussy Riot says 'Putin is scared of us'

Pussy Riot, the feminist punk rock band three of whose members are being prosecuted by the Russian authorities for singing an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral, have told the Observer they refused to be intimidated by the government's "brutality and cruelness" because they "had done nothing wrong".

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Galapágos menaced by tourist invasion

Tourism will wreck the wonders of the Galápagos – where animal and plant life is being wiped out by the arrival of aggressive new species – unless action is taken soon, writes Carole Cadwalladr

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