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Facebook given deadline in ‘largest privacy class action in Europe’
Facebook has been given four weeks to respond to a class action, launched against it by an Austrian activist and supported by 60,000 users. The suit claims Facebook violated users' privacy, by cooperating with the NSA's PRISM program.

22.08.2014 04:57

Crematorium worker allowed to keep money from gold teeth sales
A local court in Germany rejected a lawsuit from a cemetery, which demanded that a crematorium employee pay damages for about $800,000 he made from secretly selling gold extracted from the remains of incinerated clients.

21.08.2014 19:54

New York’s stop-and-frisk policy ineffective in recovering guns, stopping murders - report
Data on New York City’s stop-and-frisk policing program during the reign of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg show the policy, which disproportionately targeted minorities, was not effective in reducing shootings and murders, according to a new report.

21.08.2014 16:18

'My mission is vengeance': Man says he killed four in response to US foreign policy
A Seattle man has told investigators he killed four people in Washington state and New Jersey this year in a mission to avenge the “millions” of lives “taken every single day” by the United States government, according to court documents.

21.08.2014 15:33

Hamas official admits group murdered 3 Israeli teens
A Hamas official has admitted for the first time that members of its militant wing kidnapped and killed three Israeli teenagers in June. This fueled increased tensions with Israel and eventually led to the IDF’s bombardment of Gaza.

21.08.2014 14:47

Man arrested for filming NYPD stop-and-frisk gets $125k settlement
The New York Police Department reached a $125,000 settlement with a man who says he was arrested and strip-searched for photographing officers performing a stop-and-frisk operation in 2012.

20.08.2014 15:01

US reportedly easing rules for no-fly list
The Obama administration will change the process by which travelers can seek to be removed from the federal no-fly list of terror suspects restricted from air travel, according to a new report.

20.08.2014 16:12

British backtrack? UK arms sent to Israel despite ceasefire breakdown
The British government will not block companies exporting arms to Israel, despite previous warnings that arms licenses would be rescinded if fighting in the Middle East continued.

20.08.2014 15:41

Texas Gov. Rick Perry turns himself in for grand jury indictment
Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in to local law enforcement on Tuesday, where he was booked and had his mug shot taken following a grand jury indictment accusing him of abusing power while in office.

20.08.2014 03:27

Outrage as Saudi Arabia beheads four men in execution
Saudi Arabia has executed two sets of brothers for hashish-smuggling, bringing the number of those suffering capital punishment to 17 in a fortnight. The crackdown has provoked protest from human rights organizations.

19.08.2014 19:54

Four indicted in Feb. recall of 8.7 million pounds of contaminated beef
Four people from the slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall in February have been indicted for purposely allowing diseased cattle into its processed meat and misleading health inspectors.

19.08.2014 16:59

​Results of UK investigation into Muslim Brotherhood ‘delayed’- reports
The British government has allegedly delayed reports from an investigation into Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood. Ministers are apparently concerned it could damage the UK’s relationship with its Gulf state allies.

18.08.2014 11:46

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