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Google's Gmail-reading ad service faces Russian privacy probe
Russian antimonopoly officials have launched an inquiry into Google for allegedly violating correspondence privacy in their advertising, Russian media reported. Google denied the charges, claiming that e-mails are reviewed by a computer, not a human.

12.03.2013 04:38

Over 100 Guantanamo inmates ‘on hunger strike,’ possibly in grave condition
Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay inmates have claimed “all but a few men” are on a hunger strike over their Qurans being taken away. The condition of the strikers "appears to be rapidly deteriorating and reaching a potentially critical level," they said.

12.03.2013 07:56

American-Muslim makes it to Qatar despite name on no-fly list
An American-born Muslim man has finally returned to his family and job in the country of Qatar after being denied permission to travel by plane on multiple occasions by the United States government.

11.03.2013 18:51

Giant mosquito invasion scares Florida
You might want to think twice about your beach vacation this year: giant mosquitoes are expected to invade Florida this summer. The insects are 20 times larger than most other mosquitoes and their bites feel like stab wounds.

11.03.2013 17:13

Latin oaths and 007 gadgets in Vatican lockdown for pope vote
A mix of high tech gadgetry and old world tradition ensure secrecy as Vatican enforces tight security in preparation for Tuesday’s papal conclave, including a scrambling device under Michelangelo’s fresco and bug sweepers in the Sistine Chapel.

11.03.2013 17:51

Electronic al-Qaeda Army claims to have hacked US government websites
Cyberwarriors in Tunisia and China have reportedly joined forces with al-Qaeda hackers in order to attack United States government websites.

11.03.2013 17:00

Cops patrolling Facebook for predictive policing
Just seconds after the trigger of a gun is squeezed, police officers in cities and towns across America are alerted thanks to the latest and greatest state-of-the-art technology. Up-to-the-moment accuracy isn’t always enough, though.

11.03.2013 14:19

Freedom of (some) information: US ‘national security’ hampers data access
Despite President Obama’s promise that openness will prevail, America’s government agencies continue to tighten their grip over free public access of state documents, AP reports. Papers are mostly being censored to conform to the security policy.

March 11, 2013 17:54

Gun ownership in US on decline
Despite a recent trend showing Americans flocking to buy firearms, a recent poll found that the number of US homes with a gun has steadily declined since the 1970s.

11.03.2013 15:54

US, UK and France training Syrian rebels in Jordan - reports
Foreign instructors are training Syrian rebels in modern warfare in Jordan, suggest media reports from Europe. Sources claim the trainees will be the security force if Assad goes, while the combat skills they are being taught distort the picture.

11.03.2013 03:49

‘Categorically false’: US dismisses Karzai’s accusations of Taliban terror collusion
The US has denied that it is collaborating with Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan to prolong the stay of its forces beyond next year, refuting an accusation made by President Hamid Karzai in the wake of a series of suicide bombings.

10.03.2013 18:40

Suicide blast near Afghan Defense Ministry amid Hagel visit, 9 civilians dead
A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the gates of Afghan’s Defense Ministry in Kabul, killing at least nine civilians. It was followed by another bombing in the country’s east that left eight children and a policeman dead.

09.03.2013 04:50