Fire and Nuclear Waste

Nuclear Waste Dump, Meet Underground Fire

CBS Reports on a slow moving train wreck in St. Louis. While we have written about the threat posed by America's aging nuclear reactors, it seems we need to do a follow up on the prodigious amount of nuclear...
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The State of the (Corporate) Surveillance State

"I always feel like somebody's watching me." So goes the Rockwell classic, ironically released in 1984. Back then, it was pure paranoia to have that thought - unless you were a mobster, narco, spy or some...

Powderkeggy-er: Enter Iran and Hezbollah

Just a day after summing up the powerkeg that is Syria - it gets powderkeggy-er! Iran and Hezbollah are launching ground forces to help tip the battle (and the balance of power in the Middle East). And to...
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Autonomous Killing Machines: One Step Closer

We've written about the threat posed by the future (inevitable?) marriage of autonomous drones and artificial intelligence. According to Tech Insider, we're one step closer to oblivion: Aptly named for the...
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Cyberwarfare: Drone Strike on a Single Hacker

The Wall Street Journal reports on the latest drone strike against international terrorist targets - one of many this month - but one that is unique because the target didn't perpetrate terrorist acts in the...
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Long Range Iris Scanners ID You at 40 Feet

Another day, another step towards the techno-stasi state: soon police will be able to scan your iris to positively ID you at up to 40 feet away - even in the side-view mirror of your car. If it sounds...
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Crowdsourcing Executions by Police in the US

While preparing our Threat Assessment: Police Brutality the Guardian did us and the general public a huge favor by creating "The Counted" - an interactive infographic page devoted to detailing the hidden...