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Google didn’t tell WikiLeaks it gave data to officials until almost 3 years later

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WikiLeaks is criticizing Google for taking nearly three years to disclose that it surrendered data belonging to three WikiLeaks employees and handed it over to federal law-enforcement officials.

Google alerted WikiLeaks on Dec. 24, 2014, that it had handed over Gmail content, subscriber information, metadata and other content of the three staffers only after the company was served with federal search warrants, according to a letter addressed to Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt

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White House Drone: How did a quadcopter crash on Obama’s lawn?

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Early Monday morning, a drone crashed on the lawn of the White House

The incident prompted a flurry of mildly panicked headlines, but the crash caused no damage, and the White House quickly said that the drone didn’t pose any security threat. While a lot of details surrounding the crash are still unclear, here’s what we do know.

What happened?

The Secret Service, for now, has said only that a 2-foot quadcopter crashed on the southeast side of the…

7 suburban snow hacks to help you survive the storm

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Blizzards, like the one we’re facing in the Northeast chunk of the U.S., light up two distinctly different parts of my psyche. One is the eager child who imagines climbing hills of snow and building monumental crystalline sculptures. The other is the wary suburban adult, who knows this whole thing is nothing but trouble.

Here, I speak to my fellow suburbanites with a host of suburban snow hacks that could make any blizzard a little less blustery.

Inside Cuba’s hidden faux Internet

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HAVANA — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can’t access.

Home Internet connections are banned for all but a handful of Cubans, and the government charges nearly a quarter of a month’s salary for an hour online in government-run hotels and Internet centers. As a result, most…

Inside Cuba’s hidden faux Internet

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HAVANA — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can’t access.

Home Internet connections are banned for all but a handful of Cubans, and the government charges nearly a quarter of a month’s salary for an hour online in government-run hotels and Internet centers. As a result, most…

11 miserable snowmen not made for this cold world

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As science fiction teaches us, creating life is not something to take lightly. Yet, it seems like more and more people ignore this important lesson every winter when building snowmen.

As a potentially record-breaking snowstorm blasts the northeastern U.S., we must remember to create snowpeople responsibly. Otherwise, this winter wonderland will turn into a realm of horrific, otherworldly snow monsters.

In an effort to shame those who didn’t…

11 miserable snowmen not made for this cold world

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As science fiction teaches us, creating life is not something to take lightly. Yet, it seems like more and more people ignore this important lesson every winter when building snowmen.

As a potentially record-breaking snowstorm blasts the northeastern U.S., we must remember to create snowpeople responsibly. Otherwise, this winter wonderland will turn into a realm of horrific, otherworldly snow monsters.

In an effort to shame those who didn’t…

Libby Lane consecrated as first female Church of England bishop

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LONDON — The Church of England consecrated its first female bishop during a ceremony at York Minster on Monday, putting an end to hundreds of years of male-only leadership.

Reverend Libby Lane was ordained as the Bishop of Stockport in front of more than 1,000 well wishers during the two-hour service led by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu.

But there was one dissenting voice among the masses.

Reverend Paul Williamson shouted “not…

Secret Service recovers ‘device’ on grounds of White House

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A spokesman for President Barack Obama said Monday that a “device” was found on the grounds of the White House while the president and first lady were in India but that it posed no threat.

It was unclear if the president’s daughters were at home at the time of the incident. Secret Service had no immediate comment on what it found.

The New York Times reported that the device was a small drone

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David Cameron talks to prank caller pretending to be intelligence chief

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LONDON — Security is being reviewed Monday after a hoax caller managed to get through to the British prime minister’s phone claiming he was the head of intelligence agency GCHQ.

David Cameron is said to have swiftly realised the call on Sunday was a hoax and ended it. The hoax caller also got the mobile phone number of GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan’s number

“Following two hoax calls to Government departments today, a notice has gone…