No evidence yet of backlash to Houston HERO vote

No evidence yet of backlash to Houston HERO vote

Texas Tribune Just hours after it became clear that Houston’s non-discrimination ordinance, HERO, would be trounced at the polls last week, Houston Mayor Annise Parker predicted a “direct, economic backlash” for the city, akin to criticism and boycott threats in Arizona and Indiana following similar controversies. But so far, any visible backlash has yet to materialize, and Houston

Furious conservatives demand arrest of Mizzou student president over false KKK claims

Furious conservatives demand arrest of Mizzou student president over false KKK claims

Travis Gettys Missouri’s student body president could face impeachment after claiming the Ku Klux Klan had been seen on campus. Payton Head, president of the Missouri Student Association, has apologized for sharing the false information on his Twitter account, and he later invited students who objected to his leadership to initiate impeachment proceedings if they

Hundreds of students protest against racism at New York’s Ithaca College

Hundreds of students protest against racism at New York’s Ithaca College

International Business Times

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff members took part in a protest against racism Wednesday afternoon on the academic quad of Ithaca College, amid recent similar actions on a few other U.S. campuses, the Cornell Daily Sun reported. The protesters called for a change in leadership and for action to be taken against President Tom Rochon…

FBI paid researchers $1 million to de-anonymize users of privacy software Tor

FBI paid researchers $1 million to de-anonymize users of privacy software Tor

International Business Times

The Tor Project has accused the FBI of paying researchers at Carnegie Mellon University $1 million to de-anonymize the popular software and reveal users’ locations as part of a large criminal investigation. The assertion comes after the publication of court documents in the upcoming Silk Road 2 case in which government prosecutors state that the evidence…

Meet the former Pentagon scientist who says psychics can help American spies

Meet the former Pentagon scientist who says psychics can help American spies

Newsweek

Steps from the Hayward Executive Airport in Northern California, a brunette in jeans and hiking boots scans her surroundings for police. She’s carrying a 13-pound canister of liquid nitrogen in her hand. She unclasps the lid and dumps the colorless, minus-320-degree liquid into a beer cooler packed with 2,000 tiny aluminum balls. A thick white cloud…