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Pakistan Blocks 20,000 Websites in Massive Censorship Move

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Pakistan Blocks 20,000 Websites in Massive Censorship Move

Pakistani officials have blocked 20,000 websites, including YouTube, for hosting “objectionable” material, including footage from the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims, a government worker told the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. The decision came after Google denied a Pakistani appeal to block the film from YouTube, the video-sharing site it owns, something the massive company […]

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Fingerprint Records Reveal 825,000 Immigrants With Multiple Names

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Fingerprint Records Reveal 825,000 Immigrants With Multiple Names

The Homeland Security Department maintains fingerprints of every foreigner who enters the country to help prevent fraud, but 825,000 of those records appear to be associated with multiple individuals, according to internal investigators. The sheer number of discrepancies raises questions about how many immigrants intentionally are faking their identities to evade authorities versus falling victim […]

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‘Beyond Right and Wrong’ Shows Forgiveness in the Face of Tragedy

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'Beyond Right and Wrong' Shows Forgiveness in the Face of Tragedy

Panelists discuss the new film ‘Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness’ at the Social Good Summit on Sept. 21, 2014 Image: Mashable, Casey Kelbaugh When Richard Moore was 10 years old, he was shot in the face and blinded by a British soldier. Faced with his shooter more than 30 years later, […]

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U.S. Military Designing Anti-Suicide Spray

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U.S. Military Designing Anti-Suicide Spray

A scientist from the Indiana University School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Army to design a nasal spray designed to suppress thoughts of suicide. Unfortunately, it makes perfect sense that the military would be looking into alternative methods to keep soldiers from killing themselves. According to RT, 116 U.S. soldiers […]

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California Drought Causes Largest Water Loss in State History

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California Drought Causes Largest Water Loss in State History

A sprinkler system sprays water onto a parked car along the curb in Glendale, Calif., Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Image: Matt Hamilton/Associated Press The California drought will deprive the state’s thirsty farmers of 6.6 million acre-feet of surface water, which works out to a whopping 2.2 trillion gallons — enough to fill 60 million average-sized […]

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Peaches Geldof’s Death Linked to Heroin

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Peaches Geldof's Death Linked to Heroin

Peaches Geldof is photographed at the 62nd Cannes International film festival, in Antibes, southern France. Image: Matt Sayles, File/Associated Press The death of British model and television personality Peaches Geldof was likely linked to heroin, authorities said Thursday, citing the toxicology report. Geldof’s husband, Thomas Cohen, found the 25-year-old slumped across the bed in their […]

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Putin to Cabinet ministers: No holiday for you

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Putin to Cabinet ministers: No holiday for you

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on Thursday. Image: RIA-Novosti, Alexander Astafyev, Government Press Service/Associated Press MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has scrapped New Year’s holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis. Russian company employees throughout the country are entitled to holiday from Jan. 1 […]

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What the New Cybersecurity Standards Mean for Federal Contractors

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What the New Cybersecurity Standards Mean for Federal Contractors

In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Image: Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press The White House on Wednesday issued voluntary cyber standards aimed at defending key private networks essential to U.S. society – but it could be years before the benefits are noticeable. […]

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Watch the Presidential Foreign Policy Debate Live Stream

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Watch the Presidential Foreign Policy Debate Live Stream

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney’s third and final debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. is slated for Monday at 9 p.m. ET. Mashable readers can watch the presidential debate live stream right here, along with a live blog featuring a panel of foreign policy experts and Mashable staff. Monday’s presidential debate […]

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