Las Vegas


Sat July 28, 2012

Hackers Look At Vulnerability Of Mobile Phones

Originally published on Sat July 28, 2012 8:20 pm

Computer experts say mobile phones are prime targets for hacking because of the ways they connect to networks.
Adele Hampton NPR

This week thousands of hackers — computer security researchers, government recruiters, spooks and cyberpunks — descended on Las Vegas for the annual summer hacker convention.

Hosted by organizations called Black Hat and Defcon, these events are known for their elaborate, though often crude, computer pranks. The convention's actual purpose, however, is pretty serious.

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Tue May 8, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

These Health Law Bets Are No Figure Of Speech

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 7:43 am

How much would you wager on the constitutionality of the sweeping federal health law?
Images_of_Money Flickr

The stakes are high in the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration of the 2010 health law, as countless commentators have observed. In some circles, however, the gambling metaphor has been pushed to its logical conclusion.

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Sun May 6, 2012

Libertarians Find Their Audience In 2012 Race

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 8:45 am

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson was nominated as the Libertarian party's candidate for president at their national convention in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Joe Burbank AP

Somewhere on the path to the White House this year, a powerful set of ideas began to creep into the mainstream debate over which direction the country will take.

These are ideas that not too long ago were written off as marginal, or even worse, a little kooky. They come from Libertarians: free and open markets and extremely limited government. Those ideals are now becoming more mainstream and are influencing the Republican Party.

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Fri April 6, 2012


Wed March 28, 2012
The Two-Way

JetBlue Freak Out: Passenger Had To Put Panicked Pilot 'In A Choke Hold'

Originally published on Wed March 28, 2012 2:38 pm

"I grabbed his arm and put him in a choke hold. ... I'm just happy I was able to get him down to the floor."

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