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Trump's big EPA website change should make you furious
Yet another fear among scientists and climate activists has become reality in the era of Trump.
Years of research and data about carbon emissions, other greenhouse gases, and more was hidden from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website by the Trump administration Friday as the climate change webpage goes under "review."
Adding insult to injury, this comes on the eve of the People's Climate March.
Climate change activists have been wringing their hands ever since Inauguration Day, fearing that the new administration would do something just like this. The EPA has been chipping away at climate change mentions on its website since January, but Friday's takedown seems to be the biggest step yet. Read more...More about Website, Pruitt, Trump, Global Warming, and Climate Change
The NSA's massive surveillance operation is now just a little less massive
The NSA's spying program is still vast, but it's now a touch more restricted.
The agency has long collected texts and emails sent to and by Americans if those electronic communications contained the names of folks whom the NSA was conducting surveillance on, but that's no longer the case.
This, as the New York Times reported Friday, is a significant rollback of a surveillance program that privacy advocates have railed against since a series of NSA spying programs and mechanisms were revealed in 2013.
The main issue many privacy advocates had: The spying didn't require a warrant and was based on the content of the message rather than the people having the digital conversation. Read more...More about Spying, Court, Fisa, Nsa, and Texting
Whoops. Millions of Android phones are wide open to hackers
All is not well in Google Play.
A group of researchers has determined that hundreds of apps in the store have a gaping security hole that potentially allows hackers to implant malware and steal data from millions of Android smartphones.
According to a paper detailing the alleged flaw, the problem lies within apps that create open ports on cellphones. This is a known and understood problem with computers, but hasn't before been systematically studied in smartphones. The University of Michigan team used a custom tool to scan 24,000 apps and found 410 potentially vulnerable applications — at least one of which has been downloaded millions of times. Read more...More about Cybersecurity, Hackers, Google, Smartphones, and Android
Solar eclipse stamp changes when you touch it
As if America's first total solar eclipse in decades wasn't cool enough, the U.S. Postal Service is making the North America blackout an event to celebrate forever with a new thermochromic stamp. That's a stamp that changes when you touch it, and we're so into it.
The new stamp (it goes from a black orb to a full moon with the heat of your finger) celebrates the first eclipse crossing all of North America for the first time since 1918. The big day is Aug. 21 and the stamp will debut on June 20 at an issuing event at the University of Wyoming on the summer solstice. Starting in June you can pre-order the stamps, or you can just wait for them to arrive at post offices starting June 20. Read more...More about Moon, Sun, Usps, Stamps, and Nasa
Pickle juice soda is here to confuse your tastebuds
We promise this is not a sketch from Portlandia.
Pickling things has certainly seen a hipster resurgence in recent years, but we've now reached peak pickle with pickle juice soda.
Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop, a chain of super cute candy stores in Pennsylvania and Ohio, has announced the arrival of Pickle Juice Soda in its stores, and people seem to be equally excited and grossed out.Food, Funny, Pickles, Watercooler, and Watercooler
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