Google Thinking About How To Let Users Cherry-Pick...
Reblogged from Consumerist: When you download an app from the Google Play store — or when an update to an already downloaded app includes a change in permissions — users are required to accept those permissions before downloading. But there is no way to… View Post
South Africa's Rampant Police Brutality On The...
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAfIEzYwqak&w=640&h=390] “Last year the video of police shooting dead protesting miners in South Africa shocked the world. Since then serious questions are being raised about rampant police brutality. Are the… View Post
The DOJ investigation of AP is a serious threat to...
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRZqpW4n46c&w=640&h=390] The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press. The news cooperative filed a letter of protest on Monday calling… View Post
Government secretly grabs AP's phone records
Reblogged from MSNBC: The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news… View Post
Obama Calls IRS Targeting of Conservative...
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3atyo1rrT1E&w=640&h=390] President Barak Obama joined a growing chorus of lawmakers demanding answers into the IRS’ admission it targeted conservative political groups. The full inspector general’s report from the… View Post
CO2 Levels Reach Record High, Scientists Concerned
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq1O6g1YLEE&w=640&h=390] Scientists in Hawaii have measured carbon dioxide levels higher than 400 parts per million for the first time in three to five million years. View Post
New Fatal Coronavirus, a SARS-like Respiratory...
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK2h7bMgK-c&w=640&h=390] “A deadly new strain of Coronavirus, a SARS-like respiratory virus, has now spread to France, where it has infected at least two people. But it gets even more exciting. After the French… View Post
Collection of Saturn Space Gifs: from Cassini
“Cassini–Huygens is a Flagship-class NASA-ESA-ASI robotic spacecraft sent to the Saturn system. It has studied the planet and its many natural satellites since arriving there in 2004, also observing Jupiter, the Heliosphere, and testing the theory of… View Post
Music Video: Commander Chris Hadfield's Space...
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo&w=560&h=315] “A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and… View Post
Plague of Justinian: The Older Brother of the...
Reblogged from Bones Don’t Lie: The Black Death, or Bubonic Plague, was one of the most devastating pandemics to sweep through Europe. In only four years, this single disease wiped out half the population and set back the progress of the nations of Western… View Post
The Haircut - Cyprus Financial Crisis Documentary
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdfLNIHyPxQ&w=560&h=315] For the first time in the financial crisis, bank accounts are being raided and people’s savings are being seized. We look at the fallout of the EU’s cruel gamble, exposing the human cost… View Post
"We Got Him" Bomb Suspect Alive and In Custody in...
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXDOmoTue8g&w=640&h=390] “Five days of terror ended Friday when officials said they took the second marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, into custody. He is alive, but wounded A flurry of applause at the… View Post
1 Boston Suspect Dead, Manhunt Underway for 2nd
Boston area authorities say one of the two Boston Marathon suspects is dead, after a shootout with police. An active manhunt is underway for the second suspect. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ1kVAZBJHo&w=640&h=390] Listen to Boston Police… View Post
US on High Alert
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_Pfli75D4U&w=640&h=390] Springtime in the United States has brought a new surge of insecurity and anxiety. The Patriot’s Day bombing at the Boston Marathon destroyed a joyous event, killing three people and wounding… View Post