New Androids will also encrypt data by default

The move is the latest in a broad shift by U.S. tech firms to make their products more resistant to government snooping in the aftermath of revelations of NSA spying by Edward Snowden.

Scots turn out for historic vote on future of U.K.

With polls showing a tight contest, the pro-breakaway nationalists and the status-quo unionists made appeals.

Aiken takes a photo at a fair in Sanford, N.C. (Ted Richardson for The Post)

‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star.
He knows it won’t get him to Congress.

After coming in second on two reality television shows, the pop-star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping the third time’s the charm, in North Carolina’s congressional race.

Islamic State uses hostage in
new video-propaganda series

Islamic State uses hostage in <br> new video-propaganda series

Briton John Cantlie is shown speaking to the camera about the mission of the extremist group.

Police release description of man last seen with missing U-Va. student

Police release description of man last seen with missing U-Va. student

A witness said he saw the man put his arm around Hannah Graham early Saturday in Charlottesville.

Attack on team helping to fight Ebola outbreak in Guinea leaves 8 dead

Attack on team helping to fight Ebola outbreak in Guinea leaves 8 dead

Several health workers and three journalists were among the victims, some of whom had their throats slit.

For Jewish fans of the Nats, playoff elation collides with religious reality

For Jewish fans of the Nats, playoff elation collides with religious reality

The first playoff games will likely occur during Yom Kippur, the holiest 24 hours on the Jewish calendar.

Politics

Court orders Democrat Taylor off Kansas ballot

Court orders Democrat Taylor off Kansas ballot

The ruling appears to make the path to victory more difficult for Sen. Pat Roberts.

Sports

Redskins finally have a 3-4 defense that causes trouble

Redskins finally have a 3-4 defense that causes trouble

COLUMN | With a difference-maker on the line and athletic inside linebackers, the early returns on defense are good.

Lifestyle

‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star.
He knows it won’t get him to Congress.

‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star. <br>He knows it won’t get him to Congress.

After coming in second on two reality television shows, the pop-star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping the third time’s the charm, in North Carolina’s congressional race.

Arts

‘Toast’: Not fully cooked

‘Toast’: Not fully cooked

The new interactive show from innovative Dog & Pony DC wants to turn audiences into inventors.

Technology

Facebook just changed its News Feed yet again. Here’s how it could affect you.

Facebook just changed its News Feed yet again. Here’s how it could affect you.

It’s hard to tell what predicated the change, but Facebook is shifting around its mysterious News Feed algorithm to show fewer old posts in favor of more “timely” ones.

Business

Just how oil rich is Scotland?

Just how oil rich is Scotland?

WONKBLOG | Many oil and gas experts have warned that Scotland might not be quite as well off as nationalists are claiming.

Federal Government

Nurse practitioners say they can help VA with staffing shortages

Nurse practitioners say they can help VA with staffing shortages

FEDERAL EYE | But the idea of using NPs is a controversial one, especially among some doctors.

Real Estate

Mortgage rates soar to highest level since early May

Mortgage rates soar to highest level since early May

The prolonged flat, stable period of mortgage rates came to an end this week as the 30-year fixed-rate average spiked to 4.23 percent.

Diversions