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Jan 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BetaBeat: Do you ever feel frustrated that you can’t keep tabs on your significant other at all times? Nervous that everyone is hanging out without you? Curious about what the heck your neighbors are doing over there? Thankfully, there’s a Pocket Drone currently being funded on Kickstarter that will solve these problems and ...

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Jan 19, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Jan 18, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists when sued for defamation: If the issue is of public concern, plaintiffs have to prove negligence to win damages. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial in a ...

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Jan 16, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Via WFB: Professional hacker and web expert David Kennedy testified Thursday on Capitol Hill the Obamacare website’s security issues have not improved since his prior testimony last November, Fox News reports. In fact, Kennedy said, many of the vulnerabilities have actually gotten worse.

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Jan 15, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from RT: A World Wide Web for robots just got more real as scientists ready to demo a project four years in the making: a cloud-based hive mind for robots to upload and download information and learn new tasks from each other, completely independent of humans. Comparisons to The Terminator’s Skynet began flooding in all ...

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Jan 14, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Hillicon Valley: A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down the Obama administration’s net-neutrality rules. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its authority by prohibiting Internet providers from treating traffic differently based on where its coming from. By classifying Internet access as an “information service” as opposed to ...

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Jan 11, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from CNBC: In the near future, you won't even need to know how to fire a rifle to be a crack shot. At the Consumer Electronic Show, the Austin, Texas-based start-up TrackingPoint showed off its all-new 500 Series AR Smart Rifle, a gun that makes it almost impossible for any user to miss. ...

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Jan 1, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from INFOWARS: The Department of Health and Human Services has ordered 14 million doses of potassium iodide, the compound that protects the body from radioactive poisoning in the aftermath of severe nuclear accidents, to be delivered before the beginning of February. According to a solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the DHHS asks ...

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Dec 30, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Hillicon Valley: The ACLU sued the Obama administration on Monday for more information about how intelligence agencies conduct surveillance. The civil liberties group filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in a New York federal court seeking information on an executive order originally signed by President Reagan that is frequently used by the administration ...

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Dec 29, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK – Shades of Big Brother. Just as you were wrapping your mind around the idea that under Obamacare and the accompanying changes in the health-care system, your medical records will be floating around in some online repository, available to far too many people, you’re being told you’ll soon have a National Identity Card and ...

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Dec 25, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

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Dec 24, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

Larry Klayman Excerpted from U.S. News: Larry Klayman, the former Reagan administration prosecutor who won a preliminary injunction Dec. 16 against the government's collection of all American phone records, says the White House's surveillance review panel should be ignored. The five-member panel released a 303-page report Dec. 18 containing 46 recommended changes to intelligence practices. "It's a ruse," ...

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Dec 24, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Blaze: With the next phase of the government-mandated phase out of incandescent light bulbs just days away, die hard fans of the traditional yellow glow might not have to flock to their local store and purchase them by basket-full after all. When the federal ban on producing or importing incandescents of varying watts ...

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Dec 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the U.S. National Security Agency, and even said he envies President Barack Obama in light of the NSA revelations “because he can get away with it.” Putin’s comments at a Thursday news conference reflected support for the NSA surveillance as a necessary tool to fight terrorism, but ...

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Dec 17, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: During a White House meeting called to brief America's largest tech companies today about government overreach in electronic surveillance, President Barack Obama changed the subject – angering some meeting participants by shifting gears to address the failed launch of healthcare.gov. 'That wasn't what we came for,' a vice-president of a company ...

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Dec 12, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

This is @AviationWeek 's concept drawing of the new RQ-180 stealth drone pic.twitter.com/6ewlzXeJKM— Grant Turnbull (@GrantTurnbull_) December 6, 2013 WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A secret surveillance drone is under development by Northrop Grumman, reports Aviation Week. The unmanned aircraft is still classified and is being tested at the notorious Area 51 in the Nevada desert. There’s been no ...

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Dec 9, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NATIONAL REVIEW: Multiple state-run health-care exchanges are vulnerable to a type of Wi-Fi attack that can allow hackers to intercept usernames and passwords, KSTP, a Minnesota ABC affiliate, reports. According to Mark Lanterman, the CEO and chief technology officer of Computer Forensic Services who ran the simulated attack for KSTP, state-run exchanges in Minnesota, ...

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Dec 4, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOREIGN POLICY: Top Obama administration and Pentagon officials signaled a willingness to temporarily accept China's new, controversial air defense identification zone on Wednesday. Those officials expressed disapproval for the way in which the Asian power has flexed its muscles, and cautioned China not to implement the zone. But they also carved out ...

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Dec 3, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Dec 1, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER: The company that earned the no-bid contract to build the failed Obamacare website also runs the Army’s disastrous Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan, which has been accused of fraud, sexual harassment and racism. The much-maligned Human Terrain System (HTS), launched in 2007, sends academics from social science fields like ...

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Nov 27, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from CNBC: The Department of Health and Human Services has tapped Hewlett-Packard to replace Verizon Communications' Terremark subsidiary as the Web-hosting provider for HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance marketplace that has had a troubled rollout since launching in October. A spokesman for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services division confirmed the move Wednesday ...

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Nov 22, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: Mark it on your calendars: The U.S. Air Force aims to have laser-based fighter jets by 2030. A recently published RFI (Request for Information), has revealed that the Air Force Research Laboratory is eager to make such weapons a reality for next-generation jets, The Aviationist reported. “Three new laser devices ...

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Nov 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Nov 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WSJ: The Obama administration said Monday it is willing to grant a key concession on the health-care law to big insurers under which they could directly sign up for coverage millions of Americans who qualify for tax credits. The administration said it was working through technical obstacles with the insurers. If completed, the ...

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Nov 17, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Navy says an aerial target drone malfunctioned and struck a guided missile cruiser during training off Southern California, causing two minor injuries. Lt. Lenaya (luh-NEY-yah) Rotklein of the U.S. Third Fleet said the accident on the USS Chancellorsville happened Saturday afternoon while the ship was testing its combat weapons system off ...

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