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Britons’ privacy at ‘real risk’ from weakly-regulated street cams – watchdog

Britons’ privacy at ‘real risk’ from weakly-regulated street cams – watchdog

Reuters / David Moir
Reuters / David Moir

Britain’s ‘surveillance society’ increasingly functions in ways the public is unaware of. An abundance of CCTV – and roadside – cameras misleads the public as to the true nature and scope of government snooping, the surveillance watchdog says.

The overall rise in surveillance culture over the past decades has not only led to public ignorance over how road cameras (dash-cams)…

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At least 10 suspected al-Qaeda militants, three civilians killed in US drone attack in Yemen

At least 10 suspected al-Qaeda militants, three civilians killed in US drone attack in Yemen

By End the Lie

(Image credit: Jim Sher/Flickr)

(Image credit: Jim Sher/Flickr)

At least 10 individuals, suspected of being al-Qaeda militants, along with three civilians died in a U.S. drone attack in south Yemen on Saturday, the country’s Supreme Security Commission said, according to reports.

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​Leaked inspectors report: UK schools discriminate against non-Muslims

​Leaked inspectors report: UK schools discriminate against non-Muslims

Reuters / Mushtaq Muhammed

Reuters / Mushtaq Muhammed

Schools in the UK city of Birmingham are discriminating against non-Muslim students, practice forced sex segregation and invite extremists to promote Islamic values among the children, says an official report leaked to The Telegraph.

The reportreleased by the inspectors from the Department for Education focuses on three Birmingham’s schools, including Park View School,…

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​DARPA producing sea-floor pods that can release attack drones on command

​DARPA producing sea-floor pods that can release attack drones on command

Artist's rendering of the possible communications application of an upward falling payload. (Image from darpa.mil)
Artist’s rendering of the possible communications application of an upward falling payload. (Image from darpa.mil)

The Pentagon’s research arm, DARPA, is developing robot pods that can sit at the bottom of the ocean for long stretches of time, waiting to release airborne and water-based drones to the surface upon an attack command.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently…

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US drone pilots are ‘exhausted’ and ‘demoralized’ – official report

US drone pilots are ‘exhausted’ and ‘demoralized’ – official report

AFP Photo / Getty Images / John Moore
AFP Photo / Getty Images / John Moore

​The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has produced a scathing report detailing the Air Force’s mismanagement of its active-duty drone pilots, who are responsible for the most demanding and deadly missions in the entire US military.

US senators asked the GAO to investigate how the Air Force treated its pilots back in 2012, following previous reportso…

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Pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine refuse to disarm, leave government buildings

Pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine refuse to disarm, leave government buildings

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Donestk, Ukraine (Image credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Donestk, Ukraine (Image credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The diplomatic deal reached on Thursday to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine was rejected by pro-Russian militants, who continued to occupy government buildings in eastern Ukraine Friday.

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IRS awarded contract to surveillance company that tracks license plates

IRS awarded contract to surveillance company that tracks license plates

Reuters/Peter MacDiarmid
Reuters/Peter MacDiarmid

A California-based surveillance vendor that sells access to license plate databases and the devices that indiscriminately collect that information has been reportedly cashing checks from the Internal Revenue Service and other federal offices.

According to procurement records seen by journalists at Bloomberg News, the IRS is among a group of United States government…

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Ukraine talks end in initial deal but Putin will not take military option off the table

Ukraine talks end in initial deal but Putin will not take military option off the table

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Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 2013 G20 (Image credit: President of the European Council/Flickr)

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 2013 G20 (Image credit: President of the European Council/Flickr)

Talks between the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers along with the U.S. Secretary of State and EU foreign policy chief ended with the first steps toward de-escalation, though Putin refused to rule out the military option.

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2,300 tubes containing SARS virus samples missing in France

2,300 tubes containing SARS virus samples missing in France

AFP Photo / Philippe Huguen
AFP Photo / Philippe Huguen

A major French biomedical research body, the Pasteur Institute, have launched an investigation into the disappearance of some 2,300 test tubes containing samples of the SARS virus. The loss was discovered during an inventory.

The Pasteur Institute filed a so-called ‘complaint against X‘ on Monday over the lost SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) samples.…

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​Canadian arrested for hacking revenue agency using Heartbleed security bug

​Canadian arrested for hacking revenue agency using Heartbleed security bug

The Canada Revenue Agency website is seen on a computer screen displaying information about an internet security vulnerability called the "Heartbleed Bug" in Toronto, April 9, 2014.(Reuters / Mark Blinch)
The Canada Revenue Agency website is seen on a computer screen displaying information about an internet security vulnerability called the “Heartbleed Bug” in Toronto, April 9, 2014.(Reuters / Mark Blinch)

A 19-year-old Canadian man has become the first person arrested in relation to the Heartbleed security vulnerability, which he used to steal taxpayer information.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police…

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