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GoFundMe removes campaign for Baltimore officers charged in Freddie Gray case

Lizzie Plaugic May 2, 2015 11:13 am05.02.2015 36

The six Baltimore police officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray were charged with a range of crimes yesterday, including homicide and manslaughter.  Shortly thereafter, the Baltimore...

"GoFundMe cannot be used to benefit those who are charged with serious violations of the law." Kelsea Little, GoFundMe spokesperson

Step two of redacted surveillance guide raises questions about step one

Colin Lecher May 1, 2015 03:47 pm05.01.2015 6

The investigative Freedom of Information Act reporters at MuckRock have obtained thousands of pages of FBI documents related to "Stingrays," cellphone trackers that are in use by law enforcement around the...

What could step one be?

After four years of downtime, Wikileaks is once again accepting leaks online

Russell Brandom May 1, 2015 04:03 pm05.01.2015 8

Wikileaks now has an online submission system for the first time since 2010. Accessible only as a Tor hidden service, the new page is available at wlupld3ptjvsgwqw.onion. (The Tor Browser can be downloaded...

"We are the global experts in source protection." Wikileaks official site

Comcast sued a city trying to build high-speed internet — then offered its own version

Ben Popper May 1, 2015 02:07 pm05.01.2015 52

The small city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, has played a large role in the movement to expand high-speed internet around the US. It wanted to build its own municipal fiber network, but was sued by incumbents...

Municipal broadband is spurring incumbent ISPs to offer better service

Report says top US psychologists collaborated with torture program architects

Colin Lecher April 30, 2015 11:47 am04.30.2015 8

Members of the American Psychological Association, the largest association of psychologists in the United States, "secretly coordinated" with the George W. Bush administration on the CIA's torture program,...

New report says APA "secretly coordinated" with Bush administration

China is rewriting the rules of the mobile game, and Apple is still winning

Vlad Savov April 30, 2015 10:34 am04.30.2015 104

If you’re a producer of personal electronics without a China strategy, then you might as well not have a growth strategy. The rising influence of the world’s most populous nation has been described as the...

Success in China happens at a scale unmatched anywhere else in the world

Europe stays on the offensive with new probe into US tech giants

James Vincent April 30, 2015 09:17 am04.30.2015 18

The European Union is preparing to carry out a wide-ranging probe into US tech companies such as Amazon and Google, reports the Financial Times. This "comprehensive assessment" is part of a draft plan to...

Google, Amazon, and WhatsApp are all on notice

China is rewriting the rules of the mobile game, and Apple is still winning

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The elephant ivory trade is alive and well on Craigslist, advocates say

Amar Toor April 30, 2015 07:00 am04.30.2015 5

Products made from elephant ivory and skins are still being sold on Craigslist sites in the US, conservationist groups say, reviving longstanding concerns over the online market for illegal wildlife items....

"We have an issue here in the US that needs to be dealt with." John Calvelli, Wildlife Conservation Society

How a baseball game played for no one symbolizes what's wrong with America

Kwame Opam April 29, 2015 07:04 pm04.29.2015 147

The Baltimore Orioles played against the Chicago White Sox in an empty stadium today. The Orioles won, but no one was there to cheer.

The head of Major League Baseball Robert D. Manfred decided this week...

Baltimore suffered, but we played baseball

AT&T fined $6.9 million for overcharging the FCC's low-income support program

Jacob Kastrenakes April 29, 2015 06:25 pm04.29.2015 4

AT&T has agreed to pay $6.9 million to the Federal Communications Commission for over-billing its low-income support program, known as Lifeline. Lifelife allows households with low incomes to receive...

Customers weren't un-enrolled when they should have been

Nepal's earthquake survivors are struggling to mourn the dead

Greg Sandoval April 29, 2015 03:42 pm04.29.2015 7

Pashupatinath Temple is a place connected to death and mourning in ways that are unlike anything in the Western world.

“We don’t know what to say about the world."

Lethal injection supporter uses printouts in Supreme Court testimony

Colin Lecher April 29, 2015 02:10 pm04.29.2015 5

Today, arguments on lethal injection procedure are starting in front of the Supreme Court, as justices determine whether Oklahoma's use of the sedative midazolam in executions violates the standard of...

The case starts today
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