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Hundreds arrested in US-led operation against sex predators
US authorities have arrested 255 suspected child predators and rescued 61 children in a five-week sweep that spanned nine countries and was known as “Operation iGuardian”.

15.07.2013 19:18

UK anti-terror law allows border cops to seize phone data with no justification
UK border police can seize mobile phone data from anyone entering Britain without any justification. Under an anti-terror law, authorities can examine personal information and retain it for as long as they deem necessary.

15.07.2013 18:34

Georgia stays execution of mentally disabled prisoner
A mentally ill prisoner who was scheduled for execution in Georgia on Monday has been granted a stay of execution by a judge. Major questions were raised over the execution, which appeared to be in stark contrast with the Eighth Amendment.

15.07.2013 17:11

Air Force lifts order to ground combat aircraft
The US Air Force has announced that many of its combat aircraft, including bombers and fighters, will start flying again on Monday after being grounded since April.

15.07.2013 15:45

Retail stores track consumers' smartphones through Wi-Fi
Many US retailers use a variety of sales-boosting strategies, including tracking shoppers in stores. Retailers can track individuals’ movements throughout the store, sensors collecting information from smartphones as they connect to Wi-Fi, NYT reports.

15.07.2013 13:37

Hack this: Researchers turn Verizon device into ‘mobile spy station’
Security experts said they have managed to spy on Verizon Wireless mobile phone customers by hacking into devices sold by the US carrier, further fueling the controversy over privacy issues in the wake of the NSA leaks.

15.07.2013 12:05

Moscow hasn’t received Snowden asylum plea – Russian Migration Service
Russian migration officials said on Saturday that they have not yet received an asylum plea from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who is currently stuck in Moscow’s Sheremetyvo airport.

13.07.2013 16:02

Boston police officer arrested after bombs and explosives found inside home
A Boston police officer was arrested and charged after his wife called police to report that she found military-grade explosives, grenades, and ammunition in their home.

12.07.2013 19:51

White House: Russia shouldn't provide Snowden with 'propaganda platform'
The White House said Friday that Russia granting political asylum to Edward Snowden would be on par with providing the National Security Agency leaker with a “propaganda platform” to further harm the United States.

12.07.2013 17:10

Obama considers ending NSA surveillance programs, Democratic senator says
In the wake of NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s recent revelations, the Obama administration may be willing to backtrack on some of its more notorious surveillance policies, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) told reporters.

12.07.2013 15:56

'My asylee status now formal': Snowden declares 'acceptance' of all offers of asylum
Edward Snowden says his asylum status is now official as he accepts all offers made to him. "No state has a basis by which to limit or interfere with my right to enjoy that asylum," he said in the statement published by WikiLeaks.

12.07.2013 15:04

Writing on the wall? 'United Stasi of America' artist under police scrutiny
German artist Oliver Bienkowski, who projected the words ‘United Stasi of America’ together with a picture of Kim Dotcom on to the wall of the US embassy in Berlin, may face criminal charges.

11.07.2013 11:31

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