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Scientific Study Believes Oreos Are As Addictive As Cocaine

Oreos are pretty popular as far as biscuit brands go, but could there be more to it than meets the eye (or tongue)? Well the Today.com reports of a scientific study, conducted by Joseph Schroeder and…

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Verizon Boosting LTE In Key American Markets, Up To 80 Mbps Download

Engadget report that Verizon have finished with a roll-out of mobile speed boosts across some parts of the USA. Verizon has upgraded many of its key 4G LTE areas to AWS Band 4 frequencies allowing the LTE…

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The NSA Is Collecting Your Email And Messaging Contacts, In Addition To The Messages

We already know the NSA collect electronic data on almost every aspect of people’s life, whether that data collection is justified or even legal is a another debate altogether. The latest revelation from the Washington Post…

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Young Americans Prefer Twitter Over Facebook

A NY Daily News report suggests that American teenagers are beginning to favour Twitter more than Facebook. Their findings, from a representative sample of 8300 teenagers, showed that when asked about what social networking platforms they…

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Sony Unlikely To Bring The Xperia Z1 To The USA Any Time Soon

Sony’s CEO Kaz Hirai has been speaking to the press about Sony’s plans for expanding their smartphone sales in the U.S market. Currently Sony have quite a weak presence in the USA with the bulk of…

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‘ScareMail’ Browser Extension Seeks To Confuse And Overload NSA Monitoring Systems

Benjamin Grosser, a software developer from Illinois, has developed something he has called Scaremail – a browser extension he claims will foil, or at least damage, the NSA’s surveillance attempts. By now we all know that…

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Study Shows Tablets & eReaders Help People Read More

A study by USA Today in partnership with Bookish reveals that tablet and e-reader owners tend to read more books than people who do not own a tablet or e-reader. A representative study of  1000 18…

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Android Sees Minor Dip In American Market Share, Still Has 51.6%

The latest figures by mobile analytic firm comScore MobiLens suggests that Android continues to dominate the American smartphone market but has seen a slight decline as Apple and Microsoft improved their market shares. For the third…

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Kia Entering U.S Electric Car Market In 2014 With The Soul

South Korean automobile manufacturer Kia is planning an entrance into the American electric car market for the first time with a new electric vehicle. Kia will launch its Soul line of electric cars according to AutoBlog,…

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New Reports Say The Moving Train In The Chicago Train Crash Had No Driver

The Chicago train crash which took place yesterday injured dozens of passengers after a stationary train loaded with passengers was hit in the rear by an empty train moving at about 20 miles per hour. New…

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American FAA Approves Use Of Smartphones/Tablets During Takeoff And Landing

Up until now if you were using a tablet, smartphone, notebook/laptop or any other electrical device during the takeoff or landing procedure on a flight then you’d of been asked to turn those electrical devices off…

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American Network Carrier AT&T Considering European Expansion

The Wall Street Journal reports that the American network carrier AT&T is seeking to expand into Europe in the near future. AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson said his company will consider making an acquisition of a European…

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The USA Nearly Nuked Itself In 1961 – Could Have Killed Millions

A secret document recently declassified and uncovered by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser reveals that the U.S military nearly nuked North Carolina in 1961 in an incident that could have killed millions. The Guardian reports that the two…

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LinkedIn Being Sued For Allegedly Hacking Users’ Email Accounts

Bloomberg reports that some LinkedIn users have filed a class action lawsuit against the social media giant for violating various data protection and privacy laws. The lawsuit accuses LinkedIn of hacking into users’ third part email…

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Google’s Nexus 4 Becoming Sold Out, Will Not Be Restocked

It has been less than a month since Google chopped the price of its Nexus 4 8GB and 16GB handsets down by $100 and already the Google Play Stores in most countries are reporting that the…

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FISA Court Orders U.S Government To Review Secretive NSA Surveillance Rules

According to an RT report the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has served an order on the current U.S government to move forward with the declassification of legal documents and court opinions relating to the…

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American Congress Could Rein In NSA’s Domestic Surveillance

James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, believes that the American Congress could soon amend or even halt the domestic surveillance programs of the NSA according to the Washington Times. “It’s very clear that — to…

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American NIST Denies That The NSA Has Been Able To Weaken Encryption Standards

America’s NIST, National Institute of Standards and Technology, has released a public statement to address concerns about encryption recently raised by fresh Snowden-leaks. The NIST stated that it has not let the NSA weaken or influence…

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Second-Gen Nexus 7 4G LTE Version Now Available On Google Play For $350

Google has just recently made available the second generation Nexus 7 with 4G LTE over at the Google Play Store. If you reside outside the U.S then you actually won’t be able to pick up the…

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Google Becomes NSA Target According To New Reports

A fresh report from Brazilian TV network Globo reveals how the NSA has been spying on Brazilian oil giant Petrobras , Google, the SWIFT network and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The NSA’s spying on…

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The U.S Government Funds 60% Of The Tor Project

A report by the Washington Post has revealed that the U.S government actually funds 60% of the Tor project. It has already been proven that the Tor project is not secure enough to be an anonymous…

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New Legislation Aims To Prohibit NSA Encryption Back Doors

The New York Times reports that a Republican Senator, Rush D Holt, is trying to introduce legislation that would prevent the NSA from installing back doors into encryption. Holt believes that the NSA has overstepped its…

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Swedish Politicians Express Concern Over Reports Of Connections With NSA

RT reports that Swedish politicians have come forward to express concerns over public allegations that the Swedish government has been cooperating extensively with the NSA and GCHQ. Sweden’s Green Party IT policy spokeswoman stated that: “It’s…

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Yahoo Reveals Details Of Government Data Requests

Yahoo has finally been allowed to publish its first Transparency Report after taking the U.S government to court to be allowed to release such data into the public domain. The data reveals that the U.S government…

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Restore The Fourth Plan New Protest For October 26th

If you live in the USA and are worried about your online privacy and data protection rights then chances are that you’ve already heard of the civil activist movement Restore the Fourth. The Restore the Fourth…

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Yahoo China Finally Shut Down For Good As Alibaba Take Over

Yahoo has been slowly pulling out of the Chinese market for quite some time and they are now finally shutting down the last of their operations. Yahoo signed a multi-billion dollar partnership with the Chinese internet…

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Many UK And US Officials Confused About Where Damascus, Syria, Is Located

While the UK and USA’s governments talk strong anti-chemical weapons rhetoric against Assad’s Syrian government, do they even know where Syria’s capital city Damascus is? Well according to usvsth3m.com of 65 people in the American department of defence…