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The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet

The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Technology companies have to fight for their users, or they'll eventually lose them.
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I Never Want to Stop Watching This Incredible Vine Compilation Video

I Never Want to Stop Watching This Incredible Vine Compilation Video | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Some blessed, benevolent soul who we only know as YouTube user Eric S has gone and created what will undoubtedly be the best 11 minutes and 38 seconds of your day—a compilation video of the best Vines of 2013 so far.
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The NSA-DEA police state tango

The NSA-DEA police state tango | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
This week's DEA bombshell shows us how the drug war and the terror war have poisoned our justice system
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The Plight of the Geek: A Nature Documentary [VIDEO]

The Plight of the Geek: A Nature Documentary [VIDEO] | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Common Geek (Nerdis domesticus) has been studied in captivity for more than 40 years, but very little is known about its life in the wild. Until now.
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NSA loophole allows warrantless search for US citizens' emails and phone calls

NSA loophole allows warrantless search for US citizens' emails and phone calls | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Spy agency has secret backdoor permission to search databases for individual Americans' communications
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First Lavabit, now Silent Circle: Another U.S. secure email service closes to protect users

First Lavabit, now Silent Circle: Another U.S. secure email service closes to protect users | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Silent Circle, co-founded by email security guru Phil Zimmermann, has pulled out of the secure email business. It was a pre-emptive measure inspired by Lavabit’s self-shuttering, and a worrying sign for the U.S.-hosted secure communications industry.
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Glad we're having this "dialogue" about privacy and security.

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Bill Gates criticises Google's Project Loon initiative

Bill Gates criticises Google's Project Loon initiative | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Former Microsoft chief says low-income countries need more than just internet access. By Stuart Dredge
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Email service Lavabit abruptly shut down citing government interference

Email service Lavabit abruptly shut down citing government interference | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Founder of service reportedly used by Edward Snowden said he would not be complicit in 'crimes against the American people'
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Obama Administration Proposes Bringing Back Key Part Of SOPA: Streaming = Felony

Obama Administration Proposes Bringing Back Key Part Of SOPA: Streaming = Felony | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
We might never see Sophia Grace Brownlee's fantastic Nicki Minaj impression, or this adorable ukulele cover of Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours," or even a young Justin Beiber performance again if the Department of Commerce gets its way.
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This Mashup of Every Single Superman Is Totally Dreamy

This Mashup of Every Single Superman Is Totally Dreamy | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A Redditor created a facial composite of the five actors who have portrayed the Man of Steel.
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Google Unveils Android Version of 'Find My iPhone'

Google Unveils Android Version of 'Find My iPhone' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google today unveiled the long-anticipated Android Device Manager service, which will roll out to users later this month.
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Michael Hayden Hints At Future Of The U.S. Snooping Project

Michael Hayden Hints At Future Of The U.S. Snooping Project | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Former National Security Agency chief Gen. Michael Hayden hinted Sunday at how the NSA's eavesdropping and data collection program is likely to evolve over time.
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Circle Sept. 10 on Your Calendar for Apple’s Big iPhone Event

Circle Sept. 10 on Your Calendar for Apple’s Big iPhone Event | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sources say that's the date for Apple's next special event. The big question now is whether Apple will debut a new low-cost phone in addition to the traditional yearly update of its flagship model.
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Exclusive: IRS manual detailed DEA's use of hidden intel evidence | Reuters

Exclusive: IRS manual detailed DEA's use of hidden intel evidence | Reuters | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Details of a U.S.
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The N.S.A. and Its Targets: Lavabit Shuts Down

The N.S.A. and Its Targets: Lavabit Shuts Down | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Not every suspension-of-service notice for an e-mail company comes with a link to a legal-defense fund.
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NSA secrets kill our trust

NSA secrets kill our trust | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Bruce Schneier: Both government agencies and corporations have cloaked themselves in so much secrecy that it's impossible to verify anything they say
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Founders Of YouTube Take On Vine & Instagram With New Video App

Founders Of YouTube Take On Vine & Instagram With New Video App | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
YouTube Founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are at it again. This time the duo’s company, AVOS, has built a video creation app that allows users to quickly and easily record video. The name of the app is MixBit and is launching today for iOS.
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50% off Packt Pub Ebooks this week - O'Reilly Media

50% off Packt Pub Ebooks this week - O'Reilly Media | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
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More Surveillance Abuse Exposed! Special DEA Unit Is Spying On Americans And Covering It Up

More Surveillance Abuse Exposed! Special DEA Unit Is Spying On Americans And Covering It Up | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
As Americans sort through their feelings regarding the disclosure of the massive collection of metadata by the National Security  Administration, we are now learning of what may be a far more insidious violation of our constitutional rights at the...
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REPORT: DEA Covering Up Spying Used To Investigated Americans

REPORT: DEA Covering Up Spying Used To Investigated Americans | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
By John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A secretive U.S.
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South Korea says concerned about U.S. decision on some Apple models

South Korea says concerned about U.S. decision on some Apple models | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean government on Monday expressed concerns about the decision by the United States to overrule a sales ban of some Apple Inc models.The Obama administration
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