Only President Trump can halt the NSA’s warrantless mass surveillance

One of the biggest news stories of 2013 came from a US government contractor, who blew the whistle on the country’s National Security Agency (NSA) spying on citizens’ communications. The story sparked outrage over American intelligence agencies’ methods, and drew the world into debates about whether national security should come at the cost of privacy. Nearly five years on, the NSA is set to receive renewed permission to continue its warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, thanks to a bill that was just passed in the US Senate. Now, all that’s left to enforce it is…

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Want to sell on Amazon? 15 strategies for success

There’s no question that Amazon is the go-to e-commerce destination for many consumers. It makes sense, then, that retailers looking to expand their reach would want to get their products listed there. But successfully selling on Amazon requires more than simply uploading your products. You need a strategy to optimize and market your Amazon offerings, just like with any other platform. We asked members of YEC for their advice on selling with the retail giant. What’s your best tip for brands looking to sell on Amazon? Their best answers are below: 1. Make sure your audience is actually there Many assume everyone uses Amazon when, in…

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Rising Thunder’s free PC robot brawler is here

Radiant Entertainment has made good on its promise to deliver a free Community Edition of its 2.5D fighting game, Rising Thunder, so you can duke it out with your buddies online at no charge. The game features a bunch of robots that you can choose from for your fights. Each has a unique design, personality, and special moves, which are easy enough to learn even for novice players – and that’s pretty much it. The developer had to abandon Rising Thunder after the company was acquired by Riot Games, but promised to release a build based on the alpha, so…

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Report: WhatsApp is testing P2P payments in India, beta rolling out this quarter

Following murmurs from last April about WhatsApp gearing up to allow payments in India, FactorDaily reports that Facebook employees in the country are presently testing the new functionality in the messaging app, and that the company plans to begin testing it with about 1 percent of its user base there within the first quarter of this year. That means that the Facebook-owned service will soon go up against numerous major players in India’s crowded mobile payments space. Built on the country’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI), which allows for instant money transfers between bank accounts at no charge, it’ll have to…

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