An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.
Citing the billions of people worldwide who can’t access the Internet, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the leaders of other technology firms are launching an ambitious project to narrow the digital divide Wednesday.
“He has in fact broken U.S. law, in a sense that he has released classified information,” the elder Snowden told NBC News.
This documentary gives us a peek at a day in the life of Coast Guardsmen at Motor Lifeboat Station Golden Gate in San Francisco, the West Coast’s busiest search-and-rescue station.
Gay-rights activists have welcomed a decision by a Christian ministry dedicated to “curing” homosexuals to shut its doors, praising the organization’s president for his “integrity and authenticity” in offering an apology for the group’s actions.
“I’m neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American.” That’s what Edward Snowden tells the South China Morning Post in his first published interview since The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed he was the source who leaked top secret information about government programs that sweep up data on phone calls and Internet activity.
The tornado that struck El Reno, Okla., Friday “is officially the widest known tornado in the U.S.,” says the National Weather Service office in Norman, Okla., announcing today that at its widest, the storm stretched across 2.6 miles.
More than 70 people are dead and some 600 injured in Bangladesh following the collapse of an eight-story building on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.
A bipartisan compromise that would have expanded federal background checks for firearms purchases has been rejected by the Senate.
A few days after Rehtaeh Parsons’ mother turned off the hospital life support systems and allowed her daughter to die, computer activists claiming to be affiliated with the hacker group Anonymous are threatening to reveal the identities of Parsons’ alleged rapists.