Gay sprints to year’s fastest 100m to defeat Gatlin

(Reuters) – Tyson Gay overcame Olympic bronze medallist Justin Gatlin’s quicker start and sped to the year’s fastest 100 meters, clocking 9.75 seconds at the U.S. trials for the world championships on Friday.

EFF looks at rules controlling NSA surveillance, sees big risks for Americans

EFF breaks down new FISA and NSA documents on surveillance, warns of potential risks

While The Guardian undoubtedly garnered attention when it posted court papers detailing data collection rules for the NSA, it also provided a lot of detail that isn’t easy to digest. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is more than willing to break down those rules, however — and it doesn’t like what it sees. It’s concerned that there are too many exceptions letting the NSA store and transmit private information, with little oversight preventing investigators from seeing more US data than they should. Allegedly, the rules could defy American rights to anonymous speech; they may also violate attorney-client privileges both inside and outside of the US. We have a hunch that the NSA might disagree with this interpretation of its authority, but you can see all the points of contention for yourself at the link below.

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Source: EFF

Egypt’s Islamists massive rally to show Morsi support – and warn opponents

CAIRO – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood staged a massive rally in Cairo on Friday to show support for President Mohammed Morsi – and to issue a warning to those who hope to push him out of office.The crowds gathered in an effort to show that Morsi supporters outnumber those who oppose him in advance of opposition demonstrations planned for June 30.Opposition “Rebel!” alliance representatives say they h…


The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Click through the slideshow below to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!

‘Human pollination’? Sting operation uses social media to benefit bees

Have you heard about the corporation that plans to make a quick buck from the global disappearance of honeybees?”A future without honeybees means a future of human pollination,” according to a promotional video from BeABee Inc. “That’s right: people trying to pollinate plants flowers and crops by hand. That’s the reality we’re facing, and you can get in on the ground floor. … Don’t miss out on w…


Roll with it: ‘Ghost’ in toilet unravels factory workers

By Benjamin RadfordLiveScience Thousands of workers at a garment factory in Bangladesh stopped working and rioted earlier this week, demanding that a ghost be removed from their building. The problem began when a female worker said she felt sick and attributed her condition to “an attack by a ghost” inside a toilet in the women’s washroom.According to news reports, more than 3,000 frightened worke…


Fire in Georgia kills 35 show horses; estimated value $6 million in all

A fire swept through two stables at a Georgia horse farm Thursday night, killing 35 show horses, some valued at as much as $250,000, state officials said Friday.A trainer managed to rescue one horse, they said. No people were hurt in the fire. Photos published by The Walker County Messenger showed flames and smoke shooting high in the air.The horses were uninsured and had a total value of about $6…


Facebook hole exposed 6M users’ data — but it’s not what you think

Facebook’s security blog Friday posted details of a recent information leak that affected as many as 6 million users. It’s also in the process of emailing users hit by the bug to let them know about it. But it’s not as serious as it sounds — here’s why.The problem was with Facebook’s “download my information” tool, which as the name suggests allows you to download the data the social network has r…