The world wide web needs a bill of rights to protect users from government surveillance, says its British inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee …read more
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More than four days after a Malaysian jetliner went missing en route to Beijing, authorities acknowledged Wednesday they didn’t know which direction the plane carrying 239 passengers was heading when it disappeared, vastly complicating efforts to find it.
Amid intensifying confusion and occasionally contradictory statements, the country’s civil aviation authorities and the military both said the plane may have turned back from its last known position between Malaysian and Vietnam, possibly as far as the Strait of Malacca, a busy shipping lane on the western side of Malaysia. How it might have done this …read more
The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue. In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world’s second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to buy the Canadian maker of Mega Bloks toy bricks, to fend off the challenge from Lego. …read more
HONOLULU (AP) — A civilian defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to a Chinese girlfriend half his age will be entering a guilty plea.
Benjamin Bishop is scheduled to enter the plea in Honolulu on Thursday. His attorney Birney Bervar said Tuesday Bishop is expected to plead guilty to one count of transmitting national defense information to a person not entitled to receive it and one count of unlawfully retaining national defense documents and plans.
Bishop was arrested last March at the headquarters for the U.S. Pacific Command, where he worked.
An FBI affidavit last year …read more
Source: World News
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jonathan Martin, the offensive tackle at the center of the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal, has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers.
The Dolphins announced the deal Tuesday night on the first day of NFL free agency. Martin’s move cross country brings him back to the Bay Area to be reunited with his former Stanford coach, Jim Harbaugh. An investigation for the NFL determined last month that Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and two other offensive linemen engaged in persistent harassment of Martin, another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer.
The trade capped a busy …read more
WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a staunch defender of government surveillance of ordinary citizens, took to the Senate floor Tuesday with the stunning accusation that the Central Intelligence Agency may have violated federal law to spy on Congress.
Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, railed against the CIA for compromising the legislative branch’s oversight role — a theme echoed by many of her Senate colleagues throughout the day. The outrage was palpable among lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, and some suggested CIA Director John Brennan should resign if the allegations …read more
Source: World News
If Wizards center Marcin Gortat had his way, the NBA would be a little more like the NHL. In an interview with Kyle Weidie of ESPN’s Truehoop, the 6’11” big man from Poland said that if he could make any changes to the league, he’d allow fighting.
“I would say I would loosen up a little bit the rules about the fighting fines. That’s what I would loosen up. Because today you go to an ice hockey game, and the one thing they’re waiting for is a fight, you know what I’m saying? …read more
WASHINGTON — President Obama this week will seek to force American businesses to pay more overtime to millions of workers, the latest move by his administration to confront corporations that have had soaring profits even as wages have stagnated. …read more
The action in Sochi hasn’t stopped just yet. With the 2014 Winter Paralympics underway, world class athletes will still be competing in Russia until Sunday, March 16.
To keep up with the athletes and their #SochiProblems, here are 48 U.S. Paralympians on Twitter to follow.
You met with a potential client. The meeting appeared to have gone well. You were “on fire” in the meeting. In fact, the client appeared to be blown away by your presentation. They asked you to send them more information. You sent them a compelling document after you returned to the office. But, that was four days ago… and they still have not returned the email. What happened?
Consider the Subject
When I say, “consider the subject” I don’t mean the subject line. Rather, was the subject of your email your company’s …read more