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NSA Leaks: A Quick Recap For Every Privacy Advocate

Ever since Edward Snowden released a trove of NSA slides, there's been a steady stream of leaks concerning the agency's intelligence gathering. Here's what we know so far.

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UN Security Council Elections Are a Rigged Game, and That's OK

The UN Security Council elections are Thursday but the winners are almost completely predetermined. The human rights records of these countries aren't great, but that shouldn't matter.

Sweatshop Labor is Wrong — Unless the Shoes are Cute

It turns out that regardless of how much information an average consumer has, they still buy products that source through child labor, horrific labor conditions, or conflict minerals.
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Why Did The Government Shutdown? The Answer Isn't What You Think

Why did the government shut down? Is it the Constitution's fault? Kind of, but there's more to it than that.

How Does a Dictator's Kid End Up in London With the Royal Family?

With Saif Gaddafi awaiting trial, many dictators' children have taken to social media to try to take his title as the most internationally prominent offspring of a brutal despot.
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6 Reasons Hassan Rouhani is No Ahmadinejad

Next week, for the first time since his swearing in, new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will address the world at the United Nations. How does he differ from his firebrand predecessor?

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What Happens When Women Get Political Power? The Answer May Surprise You

Last month new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed a woman in his cabinet, making her the second in the history of the Islamic Republic and the first VP. Will it matter for Iranian women?
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3 Sports Events Brought to You By Brutal Dictators Next Year

Over the next year many prominent sporting events will be held in utterly repressive societies. Here's a few of them and some information on the horrible dictators who will be playing host.
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Egyptian Leaders Are Following the Dictator's Playbook By Declaring State of Emergency

On Wednesday, Egypt's military-appointed government declared a state of emergency amid countrywide clashes. Such declarations have long been a tool of tyrants and terrify pro-democracy activists.
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What the Egyptian Army Can Learn From South Africa

In its decades long struggle against the apartheid system, South Africa's African National Congress gives us some indication of the dangers of Mohammad Morsi's removal.
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Myanmar News: Abuse of Rohingya Muslims is a Red Flag That's Reminiscent of Rwanda

Myanmar has received international praise for freeing political prisoners and opening itself to the outside world. But that shouldn't excuse its treatment of Rohingya Muslims.