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Indie artist delivers an impassioned and smart defense of Spotify

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Just because Jay-Z’s Tidal service has been a bomb so far, that doesn’t mean artists aren’t right to be upset about the paltry sums of money they’re receiving from Spotify. However, Fort Frances lead singer David McMillin argues over at PopMatters that musicians shouldn’t be upset...(more) 

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Senate blocks House surveillance bill and 2-month extension

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act. 

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Senate votes down USA Freedom Act, putting bulk surveillance powers in jeopardy

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In a midnight session, the Senate has voted down the USA Freedom Act, putting one of the legal bedrocks of the NSA's bulk surveillance programs into jeopardy. The Patriot Act is set to expire at the end of the month, and the USA Freedom Act would...(more) 

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Senate blocks House bill on surveillance

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-led Senate has blocked a House bill that would have ended the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.... 

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Missouri governor commutes man's life sentence for drug charge

a shared story    4 hours 4 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has commuted the sentence of a man serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for a drug possession charge, his office said on Friday. Jeffrey Mizanskey was convicted in 1996 on the drug charge, and due to prior...(more) 

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U.S. Navy pilot safe after jet ends up in water off San Diego runway

a shared story    5 hours 4 minutes ago
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy training jet went off the end of a runway and crashed into water at a base in San Diego on Friday, but the pilot was able to eject safely from the aircraft and was rescued by...(more) 

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Why Mark Zuckerberg wants kids to play video games

a shared story    6 hours 4 minutes ago
Video games have gotten a bad rap for years now. They create killers, many critics like to claim. They glorify criminal behavior, some politicians often shout. But often left out of the video game discussion is how video games can actually be helpful to a child’s...(more) 

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How an 8-minute surgery could completely fix your poor eyesight

a shared story    7 hours 4 minutes ago
One of the things technology will most likely fix at some point down the road is poor eyesight. And it might happen sooner than we think, if Ocumetics Technology is successful with its Bionic Lens trials. DON’T MISS: This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge...(more) 

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In this music video, even mutants deserve to fall in love

a shared story    8 hours 4 minutes ago
See what happens when a guy falls for a mutant girl with pyrokinetic abilities in the music video "Right Now" by Never Let This Go -- released on Stan Lee's World of Heroes YouTube channel. 

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Need for Speed, DOOM and Street Fighter V: Game trailers of the week

a shared story    9 hours 4 minutes ago
Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hit the Internet, hyping up the games that have just been released, the games that are about to be released and even the games that don’t have release dates. It can be a bit overwhelming to keep up...(more) 

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Adult online dating site reports data security breach of member information

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(Reuters) - An online dating site for adults seeking sexual trysts has been hacked, potentially compromising the personal information of some of its 64 million members, the company said on Friday.  

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This Android phone has a massive 6,000mAh battery and costs just $290

a shared story    11 hours 4 minutes ago
Now this is a phone that should give you at least a full day’s charge… and very likely at least three. GizmoChina brings us word that Chinese manufacturer Innos has just released a new smartphone that features a huge 6,000mAh battery, which just happens to be...(more) 

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