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How Big Business Is Helping Expand NSA Surveillance, Snowden Be Damned

Since November 11, 2011, with the introduction of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, American spy agencies have been pushing laws to encourage corporations to share more customer information.

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Republicans warn world that Obama U.N. plan could be undone

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to “proceed with caution” in negotiations with Washington because any deal could be later undone.

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Nationwide Blackout in Turkey Causes Mass Panic, Terrorism Suspected

A nationwide power outage on Tuesday has left the Turkish public in a state of panic as energy workers try to repair damaged transmissions lines. Outages have been reported in dozens of major cities including Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Antalya and Adana , sending public transportation services, communications, and commerce to grinding halt across the entire nation.

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Congressman’s STREAM Act Seeks to Rein in Anti-Coal Mining Agency

Coal is pretty important to West Virginia. Coal-fired electric power plants accounted for 95 percent of West Virginia’s net electricity generation in 2013 and the state produces about 15 percent of all fossil fuel energy in the US.

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Google Employees Average One White House Meeting per Week Under Obama

FILE – In this June 5, 2014 file photo, a man walks past a Google sign at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.  WASHINGTON –  As the federal government was wrapping up its antitrust investigation of Google, company executives had a flurry of meetings with top officials at the White House and Federal Trade

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Monsanto Chief Admits ‘hubris’ is to Blame for Public Fears Over GM-Plus VIDEO

Monsanto CEO : ‘We never thought about our place in the food chain’ The American company that produced the world’s first genetically modified crop has admitted for the first time that its “hubris” in promoting the technology contributed to a consumer backlash against genetically modified food.

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Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments at US Customs

he ​facial recognition pilot program launched last week by US Customs and Border Protection, which civil liberties advocates say could lead to new potentially privacy-invading programs, is just the first of three biometric experiments that the feds are getting ready to launch.

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Microsoft to axe Internet Explorer

We’ve known for months now that Microsoft was working on a new browser currently named Project Spartan for Windows 10, but it always appeared as though the company planned to keep Internet Explorer front and center. But the negative connotations with the name were just too much — Microsoft is finally giving up on IE.

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