'Streisand Effect' spectre in Google privacy case

Monday, 29 September 2014 15:22
The "Streisand Effect" refers to when attempts to get photos of Barbra Streisand's home removed from the internet backfired in 2003, with publicity leading thousands of people to look at the pictures on the Internet.
NOT BEST ISIS STRATEGY? White House calls Yemen a 'model' despite crisis
Monday, 29 September 2014 15:21
The White House insisted Monday that the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is a model for the fight against the Islamic State -- despite the country being engulfed by a violent political crisis that last week led the Obama administration to remove some of its diplomats and urge American citizens to leave. The developments -- including the firing of a rocket near the U.S. Embassy in the country's capital over the weekend -- again have…
For some young women, experiencing a recession can mean forgoing children for life, study says
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:23
NEW YORK – When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT In fact, the authors project that among women who were in their early 20s in 2008 — early in the so-called "Great Recession" — about 151,000 will forgo having any children…
Woman who poisoned her colleague with antifreeze gets 10 years
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:23
Sept. 24, 2014: Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo takes a break from the courtroom during jury deliberations in her assault case (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) HOUSTON – A jury sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a chemical found in antifreeze. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, a breast cancer doctor based at Houston's famed Texas Medical…
New documents show legal basis for NSA surveillance programs
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:23
James Foley photo removed from anti-Islamic bus ads in New York
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:23
By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A photo of American journalist James Foley shortly before his beheading by the Islamic state militant group is being removed from anti-Islam advertisements appearing on Monday on 100 New York City buses and two subway stations. In response to a complaint from the Foley family, the advertisement is being altered to include an unidentifiable severed head held by the masked militant seen wielding a knife in the video…
ROCKY HISTORY ObamaCare firm beset with problems gets more tax $$
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:20
The federal government is giving an ObamaCare insurance navigator Seedco, which has a reported history of fraud, $1.4 million to operate in Tennessee this fiscal year. Last year, Seedco received $1.2 million for the same services in Tennessee. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT As reported, the federal government sued Seedco on the grounds it faked at least 1,400 of 6,500 job placements under a $22.2 million federally funded contract with New York City. Seedco, according to National Review,…
BREAK IN MURDER CASE: Cops find forensic link in Virginia coed mysteries
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:20
The suspect in the abduction of a University of Virginia student has been linked to another area college student who was killed nearly five years ago, Virginia State Police said. Forensic evidence links Jesse Matthew Jr., who police believe abducted 18-year-old Hannah Graham from a Charlottesville, Va., mall earlier this month, to the 2009 disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, CBS affiliate WTVR reported, citing sources close to the investigation. ADVERTISEMENT
NOW YOU SEE IT... Two create ‘invisibility cloak’ for less than $100
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:20
(J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester) Hats off to scientists at the University of Rochester in New York, who have managed to produce a cheap ‘invisibility cloak’ effect using readily available materials and a lot of clever thinking. Through a combination of optical lenses, any object that passes behind a certain line of sight can be made to disappear from view. ‘The Rochester Cloak’, as it’s being dubbed, uses a simplified four-lens system that…
UNDER THE BUS Obama: Intel chief Clapper ‘underestimated’ ISIS
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:20
One wouldn't be surprised if President Obama's Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, woke up Monday morning checking for tire tracks after his boss effectively threw him under the bus for having "underestimated" the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group. But Obama's remarks in a "60 Minutes" interview drew immediate objections from lawmakers and the intelligence community. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT In the interview, Obama was asked how the Islamic State was able to gain…


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