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With all of the other problems associated with the launch of the Healthcare.gov website, you'd think that some of those expensive government contractors would understand open source licensing and how it works. Apparently not. It would appear that the site uses DataTables, which is a free and open source plug-in for jQuery, allowing for much better data handling and display. But, as most people who understand open source software recognize, there are often conditions for such usage, including

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Following the Snowden scandal, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and others are fighting back against claims that it is complicit in offering governments access to your communications. Earlier this year, the Cupertino company claimed that its end-to-end encryption that protects its iMessage service is so secure that the company can’t decrypt it....The post Apple Inc. (AAPL) Vehemently Denies iMessage Security Claims appeared first on ValueWalk.

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College graduates are twice as likely to find employment... but at what cost?       Source: Visual.ly via CreditGuard    

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We've covered how Martin Luther King Jr.'s heirs have a long and unfortunate history of being over-aggressive enforcers of the intellectual property of their father -- not for the good of society and civil rights, but rather for revenue maximization. At times it's reached ridiculous levels, and the latest is that the famed singer Harry Belafonte is now suing MLK's heirs after they've spent years blocking his attempt to sell (for charity) some documents that Belafonte received from King and

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Certain things are almost guaranteed to taste good to us -- salt, sugar and fat are just a few examples of ingredients that most people enjoy and (sometimes) can't stop themselves from eating. Eating anything in excess can be bad for you (see the "truckload of vegetables" debating technique), but people seem to especially focus on salt, sugar and fat. Here are just a few links that provide some data points on the health effects of these three tasty food items. For decades, we've been told

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Pakistan has confirmed that of some 2,200 people killed by drone strikes in the past decade, at least 400 were civilians and an additional 200 victims were deemed "probable non-combatants," a U.N. human rights investigator said on Friday.

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In July, we wrote about a worrisome ruling by an appeals court, that said that NYTimes reporter James Risen could be compelled to give up his sources by putting him on the witness stand in a whistleblower case. Risen is, quite reasonably, arguing that Constitutional protections for a free press should prevent him from having to reveal sources. The appeals court panel had ruled two-to-one against Risen and in favor of the government. Risen asked the entire appeals court to rehear the appeal (a

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi protested across Egypt on Friday, shouting slogans against army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted him on July 3.

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This final note today, which comes to us courtesy of John Carney. He had an item this morning on his blog at CNBC about the cafeteria at Goldman Sachs, which has economically engineered efficient eating. It charges a 25 percent higher price during the peak lunchtime hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Employees at one of the best-paying companies in America line up at 1:20 p.m. to watch the cost penalty window, calling that 10 minute period 'tick-down' around the office.  Not makin' this stuff up, gang.

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CHICAGO/BOSTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should be "extraordinarily careful" about hiking interest rates to head off potential risks to financial stability, a top U.S. central banker said on Friday, warning about consequences to the economy.

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The most popular issue in the Silver Bullet Silver Shield series is back with the release of the 2 oz BU and 2 oz Proof rounds for Pre-Sale at SDBullion! Secure your Freedom Girl today!The post 2 Oz SBSS Freedom Girl Available Now At SDBullion! appeared first on Silver Doctors. Check out these similar articles: Docs Deal of the Day: Silver Bullet Silver Shield Freedom Girl! SDBullion Releases LOVE, the 6th SBSS Medallion! SBSS Reveals The Warbird on SDBullion.com!

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On this week’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing tonight at 9:00PM/ET, Bloomberg TV anchor and Bloomberg View columnist Al Hunt interviews White House Office of Management & Budget Director, Sylvia Burwell who said, “I am optimistic that we will continue to make progress” to rectify Obamacare implementation.   Director Burwell...The post Sylvia Burwell With Al Hunt on Bloomberg [PREVIEW] appeared first on ValueWalk.

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In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert, discuss the EBT ‘free lunch’ card chaos at Walmart when an ‘unlimited’ benefits glitch causes card holders to pile shopping carts high with ‘free’ goods, while on Wall-Street, the ‘free lunch’ card of Quantitative Easing has caused a similar misallocation of capital into [...]The post Alasdair Macleod Dissects A $640 Million Gold Sell Order appeared first on Silver Doctors. Check out these similar articles: Alasdair Macleod: Central Bank Intervention Always Breaks Down, & Will By End 2013! Alasdair Macleod- Gold Price Suppression: the Game Goes On Alasdair Macleod- Economic Collapse in 2013?

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The US Army should be concerned about cyber security, especially given the recent situation in which a dangerous security flaw was swept under the rug by superiors who threatened to have the person highlighting the flaw jailed if he spoke to anyone else about it. The flaw revolved around Common Access Cards (CAC), which are removed from the computer by the user after each session, automatically logging them out. Unfortunately, the log out process is slow and can be interrupted by a new user,

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``A recent Treasury Investment Capital (TIC) Report showed every single type of US$-based securities sold on a net basis, a rare occurrence. The big culprit Treasurys sold a record setting net $40.8 billion, the largest single month sale of USTBonds in history. The consolidated foreign sale in June 2013 was greater than either month when Lehman failed, September or October 2008. The conclusion is simple and staring the nation in the face. The USFed must accelerate the QE bond monetization program, not reduce it. ''

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In Michael Lewis’ 2010 book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Lewis took a look into the housing and credit bubble that was built up in the early years of the millennium. In so doing, Lewis spent 28 weeks on the New York Times’ bestseller list, and introduced us to...The post SEC Goes After Big Short Character, Wing Chau appeared first on ValueWalk.

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There are growing speculations that the Federal Reserve will suspend tapering its quantitative easing or bond-buying program after lawmakers passed a budget legislation ending the shutdown and funding the government until January 15, as well as extending the borrowing limit until February 7. This sent the stock markets higher on...The post Market News: Chipotle, GE, Google, UnitedHealth appeared first on ValueWalk.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) could be the next bank to settle charges in connection with allegedly misleading Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the housing crisis.JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) has apparently reached a tentative $4 billion settlement agreement for allegations that it misled Fannie Mae / Federal National Mortgage Association...The post JPMorgan Chase Tries To Settle With FHFA For $4 Billion [REPORT] appeared first on ValueWalk.

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