Political views may skew perception of skin tone, new study finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Political affinity could influence how some people view the skin tone of biracial political candidates, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, New York University ...
Robot Snowden promises more US spying revelations
Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden emerged from his Russian exile Tuesday in the form of a remotely-controlled robot to promise more sensational revelations about US spying programs.
FBI snooping tactic ruled unconstitutional (Update)
A US judge has ordered the FBI to stop its "pervasive" use of National Security letters to snoop on phone and email records, ruling Friday that the widespread tactic was unconstitutional.
US study finds online privacy concerns on the rise
Americans are sharing more personal information online than ever, but they also want to better control who can see it, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American ...
Australian voters are dissatisfied, distrustful and disengaged, report finds
An independent national poll has found Australian politicians have failed to engage or build a sense of trust with voters just months out from the federal election.
Legislation can curb discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment situations
Antidiscrimination laws can have a significant positive impact on how gays and lesbians are treated in employment situations, according to new research from Rice University. The study on public awareness of sexual-orientation ...
Senate seeks to reverse law on engineered crops
The Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles.
Obama meets privacy board on spy programs
US President Barack Obama Friday meets members of a privacy watchdog board, finally fully active after years of delays, to discuss a furor over US spy agency Internet and telephone snooping.