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America Has Its Own Secret Police: The Creep Factor

Thursday, Mar. 10, 2011 Data Mining: How Companies Now Know Everything About You By Joel Stein Three hours after I gave my name and e-mail address to Michael Fertik, the CEO of Reputation.com, he called me back and read my Social Security number to me. “We had it a couple of hours ago,” he said….


Secrets of the Great Pyramid Giza to be Unveiled

Archaeologists to unlock the secrets and enduring mysteries ancient Egyptians Archaeologists attempting to unlock the secrets of the Great Pyramid of Giza have a new helper: a drill- and camera-toting robot designed to peer into the magnificent structure’s unexplored nooks and crannies. It’s hoped that this high-tech explorer — built by researchers at England’s Leeds…

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The Greek debt crisis simplified and updated and cut to the bone

Greece’s government must cut spending and improve tax revenue in order to greatly reduce or eliminate its need to borrow, reduce the cost of its output (via domestic deflation or leaving the Euro and depreciating a new currency) in order to restore the external balance between its imports and exports, and to reduce the impediments to economic efficiency and productivity growth so that its economy can grow more rapidly. How did it get in such a mess? What role was and is played by its use of the Euro? And what are its options?

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Israeli Intelligence are on Facebook as Spies

By Jon Donnison In a busy internet cafe in the centre of Gaza City, lots of people, mostly young, are typing and clicking away. Some of them are engrossed in the world of Facebook. “I use it 10 hours a day,” says Mohammed who owns the shop. “I have over 200 Facebook friends.” But Hamas,…