Because modern cryptography can be so hard to break, even using the brute force of the agency’s powerful supercomputers, the agency prefers to collaborate with big software companies and cipher authors, getting hidden access built right into their sy
NSA has circumvented or cracked much of the encryption, or digital scrambling, that guards global commerce and banking systems, protects sensitive data such as trade secrets and medical records, and automatically secures the emails, Web searches, Int
In Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, etc., such horror and tragedy is a daily occurrence, routine. Drones buzzing overhead in the skies 24 hours a day. People huddled in fear, not knowing when a bomb or a missile would obliterate their home and killing o
In this article I will demonstrate that the title question, “Is There A God?” is not, in fact, a “yes or no” question. If you still think it is, I would maintain that you haven’t thought the question through adequately.
Perhaps similar forces were at work in the death of baseball legend Stan Musial on Saturday. All last week, the filth of Lance Armstrong’s prodigious mendacity coursed through the cable television veins of our culture. Armstrong intimated that he had
Maria Miller has urged the Church of England to review its internal democracy, describing it as not reflective of the overwhelming views of its members following its botched attempt to allow women to become bishops.
And they think they know all about God too. They think they "know" so much that they burn down American embassies to defend their God and his prophet against some half-assed loons who made a fake 14-min movie and put it on YouTube. They think they kn
In a 2008 speech at Ave Maria University, Rick Santorum, a devout Catholic, warned about the dangers of 'the NBA' and 'rock concerts
What impacts your freedom and prosperity more? Nation's like India and Iran abandoning the dollar in global oil trading? Or the realtiy show we call the State of the Union address? So which does the mainstream media cover as though it were importa
Late last month, Iran put on display what it insisted was a captured American stealth drone. At the time, Tehran claimed it brought down the RQ-170 with a sophisticated electronic attack.
The Corn Lobby is as powerful as the Israeli lobby – each firmly grasping one of Uncle Sam’s two testes, always applying just enough pressure to make sure he does what is required. Which means, passing laws that assure each of these interests receive
“For the President of the United States to incorrectly state something as foundational as our national motto in another country is unacceptable,” Forbes said.
The one-agenda-two-party Republican-Democrat charade is nothing more than that..a charade. Take turns being the "bad guys" while the looting of the country and the world goes on unhindered. Those who would say that the ballot box is the way to effect
The United States' most significant economic problem is mass unemployment, not its current deficit or its long-term debt. This is something that both mainstream economists and the general public overwhelmingly agree upon. And yet, for more than a yea
The name of the Tripoli take-over, "Operation Mermaid Dawn," contains several layers of mythological symbolism, not the least being because "Mermaid Dawn" sound so similar to "Myrmidon," the "ant-men," a race of robotic soldiers. According to
Amidst the melodramatic reaction to economist Paul Krugman’s eyebrow-raising rant about the impact an alien invasion would have on the US economy, many have missed the point.
Most folks today would agree that we live in troubled times. At any moment, a single event could change the balance of our society for the worse, taking us back to what some might call the dark ages.
Back in 2001, NASA launched a mission named Genesis toward the sun to collect solar particles streaming from our star and return them to Earth. Genesis arrived back on Earth right on time in 2004, but all didn’t go according to plan.
“Republicanism has — it’s really become a religion,” he noted. “And when I say religion, I mean they just have a series of baseless assertions that they cleave to.
When Rep. Peter King (R-NY) called a hearing on Muslim radicalism, he probably didn’t expect Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to turn the spotlight on “Christian militants.”
Japan’s “T2K,” one of our favorite neutrino experiments (we’re keen on several), might have just cracked the mystery of why matter triumphed over antimatter after the Big Bang (they should have canceled each other out).
Deep political wisdom can be found in a writer who took very little interest in politics: C.S. Lewis, a scholar who achieved his greatest fame as a popular Christian writer.
To celebrate Holy Week a group of interfaith leaders wants you to get unplugged. Stepping away from your iPad, smartphone or laptop will allow you to connect with nature, art and the world around you
Political activist Kevin Zeese has this article about the U.S. military's imprisonment and solitary confinement of Army PFC Bradley Manning, suggesting that when the U.S. government persecutes alleged whistleblowers in such a manner
The name of the new war being launched by coalition forces in North Africa, “Operation Odyssey Dawn,” is quite fascinating. Libya in fact is the third stop on the voyages of the hero Odysseus in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey. In that story it was de
This article was originally published at OpEdNews.com on February 15, 2009 With Abraham Lincoln’s birthday just passed on February 12th the media was replete with praise for him. Unfortunately, this whitewashed view of him is misguided. Rather tha
the Vatican clarified Pope Benedict XVI's stance on condoms Tuesday, saying that the Holy Father believes condoms are an acceptable form of disease prevention for everyone, including men, women, and transsexuals!
Back in April, two teams of researchers caused a stir when they discovered the first-ever evidence of water ice and organic molecules riding around the solar system aboard an asteroid.
It is vital to understand how widespread Goldman Sach's ties are to the Obama administration. This diary shows the pervasive influence of Goldman Sachs and Goldman created institutions (like the Hamilton Project embedded in the Brookings Institution)
Agents turned up the names of 5,000 customers, including those using .mil e-mail addresses or the ZIP codes of military post offices. ICE shared its findings with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), which launched its own investigation