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Activists call for media shield law to protect journalist’s sources
A number of US journalists have been issued subpoenas in recent months and pressured to reveal the sources they relied on in a variety of stories, inspiring media personnel and political pundits alike to call for more comprehensive media shield laws.

04.02.2014 01:09

Facebook, Google, others unveil national security request details
Some of the most influential companies in Silicon Valley have unveiled data regarding the national security requests they have received from the US government, detailing how many requests they receive, how many the company responds to, and other details.

03.02.2014 20:09

Lethal heroin batches hit East Coast same week as actor Seymour Hoffman died
One day after Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment, police are looking into whether his apparent heroin overdose is linked to a lethal batch of the drug that recently arrived on the East Coast.

03.02.2014 19:26

WikiLeaks, Greenwald blast Guardian journalist’s book on ‘FSB prisoner’ Snowden
Whistleblowing project WikiLeaks has excoriated a new book by Guardian foreign correspondent Luke Harding, who claims former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is being kept hostage by the Russian security agency, the FSB.

03.02.2014 16:01

US West Coast on high alert against tsunami-washed Japanese invasive species
While winter storms have plunged temperatures across various parts of the United States, the West Coast is bracing itself for an altogether different – yet still very unwelcome – set of seasonal hazards: invading marine life from Japan.

03.02.2014 15:38

Escaped Michigan murderer nabbed in Indiana
A man convicted of four murders who escaped Sunday from a Michigan prison has been captured in Indiana following a traffic stop. He reportedly abducted a woman and stole her Jeep at a gas station in order to flee the state.

03.02.2014 15:30

Kids with guns: Is America threatened by a new school shooting epidemic?
Despite pervasive security measures taken in American schools after the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre in 2012, the threat of school shootings and gun-related incidents among students is increasingly alarming.

03.02.2014 06:00

Hackers sue Merkel & entire German govt over NSA spying
Europe’s largest association of hackers has filed a criminal complaint against the German government for aiding foreign spying by NSA and GCHQ, and violating the right to citizens’ privacy, basing their case on leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

03.02.2014 14:16

Tunisia: A success story?
Three years to the day since the ex-president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia, the country is doing much better than others that witnessed an Arab awakening in 2011, providing some hope for people in the Middle East and North Africa.

03.02.2014 12:18

Deluge dilemma: UK lacks flood funds to protect both town & country
The UK will be forced to choose between towns or the countryside in the struggle to protect against the worst floods in over 50 years. The Environmental Agency has warned the funds simply do not exist to safeguard against the rising floodwaters.

03.02.2014 05:05

Moscow school shooting: Policeman, teacher killed, hostages released
A teacher and a policeman have been shot dead and one person was wounded at a school in Moscow after a teenager with two weapons took some 20 students hostage. The gunman has been detained and the motives for the shooting are being investigated.

03.02.2014 08:24

Preparation fire: Iraqi army kills 50 militants in Fallujah artillery, air strikes
Iraqi government forces have killed 50 militants in artillery and airstrikes as they continue their preparations to storm the anti-government insurgents’ stronghold in the Anbar province city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad.

03.02.2014 02:58