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Security

Mounties on terror patrol: Canada intel agency to get expanded anti-terror powers
Canada’s main intelligence agency will reportedly get more powers to target potential terror attacks, according to largest local network CBC. The new security legislation, which has already gained a dubious public response, is to be revealed on Friday.

30.01.2015 05:47

PACE has evolved into Western ‘ideological tool,’ no reason to stay – Moscow
After leaving the Parliamentary Assembly, which Russian officials believe has lost its credibility as a platform for mature and equal dialogue, Moscow will focus on other global forums and may even reconsider its membership to the Council of Europe.

30.01.2015 02:48

US business groups alarmed over China's new ‘intrusive’ cybersecurity regulations
US business groups have sounded the alarm over China’s new cybersecurity rules, adopted amid Snowden leaks. They say the rules are intrusive, require tech companies to disclose sensitive intellectual property, and create backdoors for Chinese authorities.

29.01.2015 20:13

Gunman enters Dutch TV station, demands to go on air (VIDEO)
A gun-wielding man broke into the building of NOS, the national broadcaster of the Netherlands, entering the studio control room and demanding air-time. Police quickly apprehended the man, whose motives are still unknown.

29.01.2015 19:34

US 'routinely' violates judicial rights, fails to punish torture - HRW
US state and local officials should reconsider racial discrimination and police abuse, which triggered public outrage and demonstrations internationally, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2015, which monitors the situation in over 90 nations.

29.01.2015 12:47

Pentagon: US may lose high-tech military superiority to China, Russia
The Pentagon has expressed deep concern about the US eventually losing its military technological superiority over rivals such as China and Russia, and is urging NATO states to develop innovative weapons in close cooperation to optimize military spending.

29.01.2015 09:22

Anti-terror bill could undermine academic freedom - ex-MI5 chief
A former British intelligence chief has warned that the government’s Counter Terrorism and Security Bill could restrict freedom of speech in universities.

29.01.2015 09:40

Bulk of YouTube videos so huge, it is hard to filter out all terror-related content – Google
Google says that, with some 300 hours of videos uploaded to YouTube each minute, it is impossible to block all terrorist-related material from the platform.

29.01.2015 09:44

Bill Gates on AI doomsday: ‘I don’t understand why we aren’t concerned’
Artificial intelligence poses a real threat to humankind, Bill Gates warns, and he “does not understand” those who are not concerned with this notion. But Microsoft’s head of research, Eric Horvitz, says the fears are exaggerated.

29.01.2015 06:11

Life under fire: Civilians trapped in E. Ukraine conflict zone adjust to war reality
Residents of towns along the frontline in eastern Ukraine have been living in constant fear ever since full-scale fighting resumed there. RT’s Roman Kosarev has spoken to those trying to survive in the very heart of the conflict zone.

29.01.2015 06:30

World’s most ‘NSA-proof’ phone vulnerable to simple SMS hack
A smartphone marketed as the most anti-surveillance, NSA-proof personal device – the BlackPhone – has been found vulnerable to a simple SMS attack that allows the hacker to steal contacts, decrypt messages, and even take full control of the device.

29.01.2015 04:29

DEA admits plan to monitor license plates at gun shows, says it was ‘never authorized’
The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) considered tracking license plates at gun shows to develop a database of attendees, according to a newly released email. The Justice Department has a similar nationwide database compiled from surveillance technology.

28.01.2015 19:44