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Tag with a price: Adidas RFID tracking could be used to spy on clothes’ owners
Adidas has sewn RFID tags into national football team’s jerseys, raising concerns from human rights organizations, claiming that such clothes could be easily turned into tracking devices revealing a person’s location, Deutsche Welle reports.

29.08.2014 08:05

Alien-Nation: Nearly 5 million Brits ‘have no real friends’
Loneliness is rife in Britain according to new research, which shows that 4.7 million people in the country have no close friends, while less than a quarter feel a sense of belonging to the community and one in 10 have no interaction with neighbors.

12.08.2014 08:45

German labor minister calls for anti-stress law
The labor minister for Germany’s most populous state has called for an anti-stress law that would mean bosses could no longer contact their employees out of office hours, including by email.

05.08.2014 17:10

DNA test may predict suicide risk - study
A new genetic discovery by researchers may lead to the creation of a blood test that could use DNA to determine a person’s risk of suicide.

30.07.2014 16:44

German minister's 'give up' advice to Snowden stirs opposition ire
Instead of being hunted and changing countries all his life, Edward Snowden should return to the US and face charges, shared the German Justice Minister, arousing waves of indignant comments from political opponents and human rights activists worldwide.

30.07.2014 05:26

‘We experiment on human beings!’ OkCupid unapologetic about experiments on users
‘I did it for your own good’ is not what you want to hear when the dating site you use sets you up on a bad date. On purpose. ‘Everybody does it’ is similarly disconcerting. But that’s exactly what OkCupid is saying about experiments involving its users.

29.07.2014 18:25

Germany’s biggest tabloid under fire for criticizing local Muslims
An opinion article in Germany’s biggest tabloid which criticized the country’s Muslim community for "honor killings" and "disproportionate criminality" among Muslim youths sparked fierce criticism from adepts of Islam and opposition politicians alike.

28.07.2014 09:58

Mental health care severely underfunded
Depression and anxiety care is woefully underfunded in parts of the UK it has been revealed, as many regional health providers were found to spend a fraction of their budget on treating these serious illnesses.

25.07.2014 11:16

Paranormal activity: Police force gets 71 ghost busting calls in three years
Zombies, witches and ghosts have been reported to an English police force 71 times over the past three years. There were also 19 calls to the force about UFO sightings.

23.07.2014 08:40

Bogus photos of ‘Russian’ air-defense systems in Ukraine debunked by bloggers
Ukraine continues to concoct ‘evidence’ a Russian air defense system brought down Flight MH17. Ukraine’s secret service published as ‘proof’ month–old photos of a Ukrainian BUK-M missile system, claiming it is Russian.

23.07.2014 05:21

HRW: Kiev did not provide adequate protection and help to internal refugees
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians forced from their homes by the internal armed conflict are receiving little protection and assistance from Ukrainian authorities, claims Human Rights Watch in a letter sent to President Petro Poroshenko.

22.07.2014 10:45

Expert access to MH17 crash site 'fairly good' - OSCE mission
A spokesman for the OSCE mission monitoring the Malaysian Boeing 777 crash site told RT that international experts had problems getting to it safely through the warzone, but that their access to the site itself has been fairly well organized.

22.07.2014 07:19

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