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Insurgent Moves of Art; Small Town Pushes Change and Houston Lends A Hand

By: JadeTheCreator Throughout the history of relation, art has been used to serve the purpose of delivering messages by artists from times that range from racial pressure to economic collapses and expressionistic repression. One branch of art that has survived, and still considered to be an outlaw style, is graffiti. It riddles the most dangerous

National

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FBI CHIEF: APPLE, GOOGLE PHONE ENCRYPTION PERILOUS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI director on Thursday criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order. James Comey told reporters at FBI headquarters that U.S. officials are in talks with the two companies, which he accused of marketing products

International

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HOW QATAR IS FUNDING THE RISE OF ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS

Infowars The fabulously wealthy Gulf state, which owns an array of London landmarks and claims to be one of our best friends in the Middle East, is a prime sponsor of violent Islamists Few outsiders have noticed, but radical Islamists now control Libya’s capital. These militias stormed Tripoli last month, forcing the official government to

Solutions

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Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying

Wired The National Security Agency has some of the brightest minds working on its sophisticated surveillance programs, including its metadata collection efforts. But a new chat program designed by a middle-school dropout in his spare time may turn out to be one of the best solutions to thwart those efforts. Prompted by Edward Snowden’s revelations

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New documents show legal basis for NSA surveillance programs

(Reuters) – Documents released by the U.S. government show it views an executive order issued in 1981 as the basis of most of the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Monday. The NSA relied on Executive Order 12333 more than it did on two other laws that have been

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9/11 Illness Kills 3 Retired Firefighters In 1 Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58,

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Report: TSA Routinely Targets Transgender Passengers For Extra Pat-Downs, Strip Searches

Emerson Rensink | The Anti-Media In an extensive report conducted by Al-Jazeera America last month, it was revealed that U.S. Transportation Security Agency (TSA) policies routinely single out transgender passengers for extra security screenings, including pat-downs and strip searches. Al-Jazeera’s findings are based on information gathered from public records requests from the Department of Homeland

Economy

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Debtors Prisons Are Taking the US Back to the 19th Century

VICE Most countries around the world have confined debtors’ prisons the annals of history. Indigent debtors can, however, still be locked away in the United Arab Emirates, Greece and, to (what should be) our shame, the United States. The US did away with designated facilities for jailing debtors in the 19th century. But the system

Technology

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Ears Could Make Better Unique IDs Than Fingerprints

Wired On a planet hosting 6.7 billion human beings, having proof you’re unique is of tantamount importance. The ear, it turns out, may be the best identification yet. Through a new shape-finding algorithm called “image ray transform,” which boasts 99.6 percent accuracy, according to a study presented at the IEEE Fourth International Conference on Biometrics

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Kyrgyzstan Bans Cultivation of Genetically Modified Crops

24 Genetically modified products to be prohibited cultivated in Kyrgyzstan. Today the deputies approved in the third reading the bill “On the prohibition of cultivation, production, import and sale in KR products containing GMOs”. Earlier it was reported that the adoption of the law till 2015, it is planed to build a laboratory, where not

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Report: Local people preserve the environment better than governments

New Scientist “FOR the Wapichan, our forests are our life.” Nicholas Fredericks, a local leader of these indigenous South American people, peers out from his village into the bush. “Outsiders have a financial view of the land,” he says. “They see our forests as money. We see them as life. We have to protect them

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HOW QATAR IS FUNDING THE RISE OF ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS

Infowars The fabulously wealthy Gulf state, which owns an array of London landmarks and claims to be one of our best friends in the Middle East, is a prime sponsor of violent Islamists Few outsiders have noticed, but radical Islamists now control Libya’s capital. These militias stormed Tripoli last month, forcing the official government to

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