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Julian Assange’s protection reportedly cost Ecuador millions

The Ecuadorian government has apparently spent quite a bit of money protecting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. According to a report at The Guardian, the country had the full assent of the Ecuadorian president and foreign minister to "protect" Assa...

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Tim Cook takes a shot at Android while slamming Facebook

The storm that Facebook has found itself in, a storm of its own making, has sent ripples throughout the country and the world, touching not just politics or laws but, unsurprisingly, technology as well. As tech giants are called upon to take a stance, Apple lost no time in reiterating how it has always taken a firm stance on privacy … Continue reading

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Reddit drops Bitcoin payment option for Gold

As bitcoin popularity grew, so did the number of companies accepting it as a payment method. Dell was one of the early big companies to accept it; Microsoft, too, let customers pay for subscriptions using the digital currency. Reddit adopted bitcoin as a payment option for Gold way back in 2013, but quietly changed that in recent days, blaming Coinbase … Continue reading

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Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship after 5 years in embassy

After spending more than half a decade living in the nation’s London embassy, Julian Assange has been granted Ecuadorian citizenship. Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, took up residence in the embassy to dodge Swedish extradition over a rape accusation, though he has also expressed worry that the US may request extradition over WikiLeaks’ leaking of classified government documents. Assange’s time … Continue reading

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Twitter’s Lite app reaches 24 more countries

Twitter's data-saving application has landed on the local Google Play stores of 24 new locations. The social network has released its Lite app in Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Israel, Kazakhstan, M...

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WikiLeaks offers to work with tech firms to fix CIA exploits

Founder Julian Assange says that WikiLeaks will offer tech companies access to CIA's leaked hacking techniques and code. During a news conference held at The Embassy of Ecuador in London on Thursday, he said that it would allow firms time to "develop...

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‘This Is Your Brain on Drugs’ Guy Endorses Recreational Marijuana

Almost 30 years ago, actor John Roselius filmed the now-iconic “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” PSA for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Today, Roselius says he’s still sometimes recognized as the “Egg Guy”—and is voting “yes” on a California ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana .

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Ecuador cut Assange’s internet with a little push from the US

When Ecuador admitted that it cut off Julian Assange's internet connection at its embassy in London, the country's officials said it was their own decision. According to NBC News, though, the US might have something to do with it. American intelligen...

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Report: Ecuador Has Been Sick of Julian Assange ‘for Months’

It doesn’t matter if you’re an anti-secrecy activist and they’re a leftist government critical of the United States—if you happen to be Julian Assange, everyone gets tired of your shit eventually. Read more..

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Mars One project inspires clothing line, is still ill-fated

Mars One inspired a lot of people when it first entered the public eye.

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