(AP Photo)

Privacy advocate exposes NSA spy gear at gathering

LONDON (AP) — A well-known privacy advocate has given the public an unusually explicit peek into the intelligence world’s tool box, pulling back the curtain on the National Security Agency’s arsenal of high-tech spy gear. […]


A woman and her dog are rescued by the RNLI or Royal National Lifeboat Institute, from floods as heavy seas and high tides sweep across the country, in Rhyl, Wales, Thursday Dec. 5, 2013.  (AP Photo/PA,  Peter Byrne)

Thousands in UK face another day of flooding

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of people in Britain mopped up flooded homes on Friday after a powerful storm that scoured northern Europe with hurricane-force gusts kicked up the biggest tidal surge in 60 years, swamping […]


FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg (AP Photo)

FDA Commissioner: budget cuts mean less safe food

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer food safety inspections and an increased risk to consumers will result from the lack of a new 2013 budget from Congress and the upcoming across-the-board spending cuts, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said.


German official: Facebook must delete faces

(AP) – A German data protection official has called for Facebook to delete biometric profiles of people stored without their explicit consent. In short, he wants Facebook to delete users’ faces from its databases. The […]



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