Samsung Smart TVs has revealed that user voice commands are recorded, stored, and transmitted to a third party. The company warns customers not to discuss personal or sensitive information within earshot of the device;. concern that such information could be turned over to law enforcement or government agencies.
Head of the German party UNITY (EINHEIT) Dimitri Rempel said on Monday.“Germany has lost over a million jobs due to the sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation. A great number of companies have gone bankrupt, gone out of business or had to move out resulting in the loss of many jobs and financial losses too,”
I United States — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stated to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Internet of Things (IoT) — so-called “smart” devices, vehicles, and appliances which employ various computer technologies — may be used to spy and keep tabs on people in the future.
As global stocks enter a bear market, gold is on the verge of bull status.Bullion has climbed 18 percent this year, making it the best-performing commodity.. Stock volatility and growth concerns will boost the appeal; people are flooding to safe-haven assets.
Russia’s safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has officially announced on Wednesday that American producers have failed to meet Russian biological standards, and that their corn and soybeans are “unfit for human consumption”.“Since the products shipped from the United States pose a real threat to Russia, and the US guarantees are not valid, we reserve the right to introduce temporary restrictions on imports of US corn and soybeans,”
The Russian Navy has dispatched a new warship equipped with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, with reports saying that it is bound for Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry’s head of Black Sea Fleet’s information department said on Saturday that the Zeleny Dol Buyan-M class corvette, armed with Kalibr anti-ship missiles, departed for the Mediterranean to join the country’s permanent naval task force there.
Opponents of Canada’s $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia are taking Ottawa to court in an attempt to block shipments of the combat vehicles, a move that could force the governing Liberals to explain how they justify the sale to a human-rights pariah under weapon-export restrictions.
Russia said on Saturday a ceasefire deal for Syria agreed by major powers was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by further Russian airstrikes gained more ground against rebels near Aleppo. International divisions over Syria surfaced anew at a Munich conference where Russia rejected French charges that it was bombing civilians, just a day after world powers agreed on the "cessation of hostilities" due to begin in a week's time.
After seven years of benefiting from the greatest transfer of wealth in history, the U.S. banking industry topped it off with record profits in 2015. The U.S. banking industry earned net income of $163.63 billion in 2015, the highest net income of any year in the SNL bank regulatory database, which dates back to 1991, in stark contrast to the plight of the middle class, whose wages have stagnated while health insurance costs reach crippling proportions. Wealth inequality in the U.S. has greatly expanded–a trend that defines countries with Quantitative Easing (QE) programs.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "The intervention of these countries is a probability which I cannot exclude for the reason that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is known for his intolerance. He is a radical who supports the Muslim Brotherhood [Islamist movement] and lives with a dream of restoring the Ottoman Empire.". "It is also true of Saudi Arabia. Anyway, these actions will not be easy for them. We will certainly give them a resolute rebuff,"
The success of the ongoing Russian airborne campaign in Syria has prompted Washington to launch an information war against Moscow. Moscow proposed that all warring sides in Syria declare a ceasefire starting March 1. US claiming that Moscow is stalling in order to allow the Syrian army to complete its ongoing offensive. February 10 US warplanes carried out an airstrike against the Syrian city of Aleppo, with Washington immediately blaming Russia for the deed.. "The fact that these statements are easy to refute matters little for the US leadership because its goal is to create an information phantom for the electorate. They’re well versed in the art of fooling the masses; the creed of their propaganda is ‘the more terrifying the lie is, the more people believe in it’."
Beirut (AFP) - Turkish artillery on Saturday bombarded areas of Aleppo province in northern Syria controlled by Kurdish forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
A recent drinking water contamination in Okinawa may have been caused by a series of accidents at Kadena Air Base, which led to the release of a minimum 21,000 liters of fire extinguishing agents over the period of 15 years. Chemicals were allowed to flow into nearby waterways and the ocean, U.S. military officials chose not to report the incident to Japanese authorities, or the affected residents.
Russia warned of “a new world war" starting in Syria on Thursday after a dramatic day in which Gulf states threatened to send in ground forces. Gulf states, led by Saudi Arabia, staged their own intervention, saying they were committed to sending ground troops to the country.
Two puppeteers were arrested and charged with glorifying terrorism after staging a show called, “The Witch and Don Cristobal”, as part of Madrid’s carnival celebrations on Saturday. They were released today, but charges have been filed against them. The 2 men have to make daily appearances in court, not allowed to leave the country. .None of the characters encourage terrorism. Hundreds of people took the streets of Madrid to demand the release of the two puppeteers, demonstrations across the entire country.
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