Google Is Undermining Apple’s New Security Protections | Motherboard

Apple’s iOS 9 is coming soon, and one of the new features in the mobile operating system enhances privacy and security for users by blocking unencrypted traffic for #apps. It’s called App Transport Security (ATS).... Read More

Courts Side With The Government On NSA Phone Surveillance Program | ThinkProgress

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit determined there was insufficient evidence to uphold the previous court’s ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which barred the government... Read More
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Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman resigns after third leak of emails | Technology | The Guardian

“Effective today, Noel Biderman, in mutual agreement with the company, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Avid Life Media Inc (ALM) and is no longer with the company,” said an unattributed statement on... Read More

Why Did ESPN Just Make This Woman Their First Female Baseball Analyst? Because She’s Really Good. | ThinkProgress

Her dad was the head baseball coach at a local college and Mendoza was the bat girl. “I was at the field every day, in the dugout, I went to all the team dinners,” she... Read More
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What Does Joe Biden Know? – NationalJournal.com

But there’s one intriguing theory that has so far garnered little attention: What if Biden knows something about Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton that the rest of us don’t?   After jumping to what seemed a... Read More
Bill Maher teaches Democrats how to win the whitey vote.

Bill Maher Smacks Media For Uncritical Coverage Of Trump’s Racism | Crooks and Liars

Bill Maher took on the uncritical media and their coverage of Donald Trump’s unbridled hate speech toward immigrants in this country, after shaming Republicans for not standing up against it.   Dana Rohrabacher (R-Stupid), defended... Read More
ANKENY, IA - AUGUST 13:  Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at Dennis Albaugh's Classic Car Barn during the Polk County GOP Annual Summer Sizzle event August 13, 2015 in Ankeny, Iowa. Bush is scheduled to attend the Iowa State Fair tomorrow. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush 2016: Top fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs

POLITICO Playbook, presented by PhRMA – SOLEMN DAY in Big Easy — A NEW DEM DRAFT – TRUMP GLOATS as Jeb boots 3 fundraising consultants – ED HENRY gets under Hillary’s skin — B’DAY: Secretary... Read More
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GOP Hauling Out Tired Old Weapons to Sink Iran Deal | Mother Jones

  The Wall Street Journal reports that as the Iran deal looks increasingly impossible for Republicans to defeat, they’re thinking of new ways to undermine it after it goes into effect:   It’s possible that... Read More
No! No! No! Do not let Sarah Palin grab 15 more minutes of fame jumping on Trump’s bandwagon.

No! No! No! Do not let Sarah Palin grab 15 more minutes of fame jumping on Trump’s bandwagon.

Your eyes will bleed…
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Babies born in a recession ‘have worse health’ | Society | The Guardian

Research presented at this month’s annual congress of the European Economic Association in Mannheim by Arna Vardardottir, assistant professor at the department of #economics at Copenhagen Business School, tracks the unexpected collapse of Iceland’s economy... Read More

Chris Christie: As president I would hire FedEx CEO to teach us how to track immigrants like packages

According to Time political correspondent Phil Elliott, Christie gave a lively townhall talk Saturday morning, tweeting: “Man, oh man. Chris Christie’s town hall practice in NJ has prepared him well for NH. We’ve hit the... Read More

10 Years After Katrina, Will California’s Capital Be The Next New Orleans? | ThinkProgress

Post-mortem studies blamed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its flawed flood control system for the cataclysmic damage to New Orleans in August 2005. In 2006, the corps’ chief publicly owned responsibility, acknowledging that... Read More
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The Outrageous Ascent of CEO Pay

by Robert Reich The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule recently requiring that large publicly held corporations disclose the ratios of the pay of their top CEOs to the pay of their median workers. About time. For the... Read More
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The sheer joy of Banksy’s Dismaland | Peter Bradshaw | Comment is free | The Guardian

On Wednesday week the Queen becomes the longest-serving monarch in British history, and so I feel the time has come to make a contribution to the historical record by revealing the conversation that I had... Read More
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Phone hacking: CPS may bring corporate charges against Murdoch publisher | UK news | The Guardian

The Metropolitan police handed over a file of evidence on #News International – now renamed News #UK – to the CPS for consideration after an investigation stretching back to 2011, when the News of the... Read More
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Best new Thing of This or Any Day: 2016 Presidential Campaign Television Mentions calculator…

Hint… Donald trump has the most. Great new tool… By default all mentions of all candidates on national television networks are shown. Use the options below to limit to a particular candidate or change the... Read More
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Motorist jailed after sex act with girlfriend led to fatal crash | UK news | The Guardian

Watling, 28, was found wearing only a T-shirt and bra after Parbat crashed on the A2011 in Crawley, West Sussex, on 9 March last year. The rest of her clothes were found in the car’s... Read More
Federal Judge be damned! Rowan County KY clerk denies gay couple a licence for the 3rd time despite court order

Federal Judge be damned! Rowan County KY clerk denies gay couple a licence for the 3rd time despite court order

Hope she enjoys her cell.
RIP Darryl Dawkins… The man we called Chocolate Thunder, taken from us too soon.

RIP Darryl Dawkins… The man we called Chocolate Thunder, taken from us too soon.

He will be missed for his thunderous dunks and oversized personality. Many spoke lovingly of his role in the game… SAD NEWS: Darryl Dawkins (1957-2015) One of the NBA's great dunkers, entertainers & characters passed... Read More
Madame Tussaud’s to preserve Grumpy Cat in wax as 1st ever? No, wait, that just does not sound right…

Madame Tussaud’s to preserve Grumpy Cat in wax as 1st ever? No, wait, that just does not sound right…

Not even sure how WE feel about this but… looks like this is a thing.

No One Is Ready for the Next Katrina | WIRED

And just as the storm is not to blame, New Orleans is not unique in its vulnerability. The city endured a lot of tsk-tsking in the aftermath of Katrina, as if the storm was the climax to... Read More

Hurricane Models Have Gotten Way Better Since Katrina | WIRED

NASA recently released images of a model of Katrina at a resolution standard in 2005 compared to a hurricane in today’s model. The difference is—well, you can see for yourself. What looks like an 8-bit... Read More
This guy blows stuff up really well, so volatile is nitrogen triiodide, a mosquito landing on it will…

This guy blows stuff up really well, so volatile is nitrogen triiodide, a mosquito landing on it will…

A very cool way to spend five minutes then amaze your friends with your new knowledge. We effing love science here!

What science says about meditation: it improves your focus and emotional control – Vox

The app, called Headspace, claims that by emphasizing attention on the present moment, “regular mindfulness practice, through meditation, is an effective treatment for stress, worry, lack of focus, relationship problems, addictions and more.”   It’s... Read More

Isolated Anna Duggar shackled to cheating husband thanks to extreme twisted Christian upbringing

On Wednesday, it was reported that Josh Duggar entered a treatment facility while on Tuesday, the couple was apparently hiding out with their small children in an Arkansas mountain home. It’s unclear whether Anna has been left... Read More

The Flood That Sank George W. Bush | Vanity Fair

Even #George W. Bush’s most stalwart supporters cringed at his disconnect from reality. Bush, like Michael Jackson in his days at Neverland Ranch, was living in a bubble. By contrast, when Hurricane Betsy had struck... Read More
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Josh Duggar and the End of the Anti-Gay Crusaders

by Tina Dupuy I’d like to come out as the first person on record to praise Josh Duggar, former Executive Director of FRC (Family Research Council) Action for his participation in the online infidelity community... Read More

The Secret Suffering of the Middle Manager – The Atlantic

But it turns out that middle managers have it worse. In a new study from researchers at Columbia University, of nearly 22,000 full-time workers (from a dataset from the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and... Read More
Watch Donald Trump Make A Stranger Confirm That His Hair Is Actually Hair – Digg

Watch Donald Trump Make A Stranger Confirm That His Hair Is Actually Hair – Digg

An uncomfortable moment was shared by all, and Trump concluded this bizarre detour with the words “and have I ever met you before?” which falls more under the parlance of magicians. Hopefully he won’t try... Read More

How Much Do The Labels On Wine Bottles Influence What We Buy? | VinePair

A non-scientific poll of New York wine sellers revealed opinions across the spectrum as to whether or not, and to what extent, the label on a bottle of wine can influence buyers. “In retail it... Read More