Bitcoin collapses after major blow from China

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BusinessInsider) Recent days have brought headlines about Chinese authorities clamping down on Bitcoin — not wanting various institutions to deal in the digital currency. The latest is that more…

China Bitcoin exchange bans yuan deposits

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The biggest Bitcoin exchange in China said Wednesday that it's no longer accepting yuan deposits, dealing another setback to the virtual currency. BTC China's announcement on more…

Vigilante groups to confront Mexico's drug gangs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fox News) Mexico's human rights body said Tuesday that the government shouldn't be allowing the formation of vigilante groups in areas where people are increasingly confronting drug gangs. more…

Secretive TPP treaty could kill creators' rights

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Boing Boing) The Electronic Frontier Foundation has new analysis of the leaked Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty, a secretive trade deal being hammered out without any public oversight, more…

'Made In USA' now trendy in China

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Forbes) "Made in America" has become a trendy label that conscientious U.S. consumers often look for. But it"s not just Americans who are searching for that label. American-made more…

Mandela's legacy: The freefall of South Africa

by Alex Newman -- The horror stories about life in South Africa under apartheid are endless, of course, and the fall of that morally repugnant political system is universally hailed as a more…