Ability to secretly activate a computer's camera "without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording. FBI's Operational Technology Division: spy laptop recording is "mainly" used in terrorism cases or the "most serious" of criminal investigations.
RT’s Lucy Kafanov: Hundreds of protesters broke into a Chevron site after the US oil giant resumed search for shale gas in Romania. Clashes ensued as riot police started streaming in. Protesters chanted “Chevron go home. Situation escalated, surrounding perimeter fences taken down."
Ukraine’s opposition hopes to bring one million protesters to the streets of Kiev o Sunday to put pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych after his refusal to sign European integration deal. Opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko: We want to send a message that we don't want to live in a police state.
Anti-regime protesters in Bahrain staged a mass demonstration ahead of an international forum on Middle East security to be held in the capital city. Banner: "Why do you support democracy for people of other countries and not in Bahrain?." Protest against crackdown on opposition activists.
US National Security Agency collects cellphone location data from around the world under a 1981 executive order signed by former president Ronald Reagan. Congress never authorized Executive Order 12333. NSA agents can find cellphones anywhere in the world, trace their movements.
Press TV: The Gaza Strip remains without electricity and fuel for the upcoming winter as the Israeli regime steps up the pressure on the Palestinians. Only six hours of electricity per day, no gas makes Gaza’s homes cold. Past few months, electricity rationed, blackouts increased during rain.
Egyptian police have arrested dozens of anti-coup protesters and fired teargas at thousands of Muslim Brotherhood activists and their supporters, demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. anti-coup protesters staged demonstrations in the capital Cairo and several other cities.
Swiss scientist Hans Hertel did independent research on microwave cooking once banned from publication by a court gag order demanded by an industry association. Told to recant or be arrested. Molecules are Agitated and Damaged. direct damage to cell walls and genes from microwaves.
Washington-based church in Olympia facing government attack after handing out more than 5,000 meals per month for the last two years. group known as ‘Crazy Faith Ministries’ has been hit with a bureaucratic siege of red tape for handing out the thousands of meals via a public parking lot.
Georgia’s Republican insurance commissioner Ralph Hudgens told a group of Republican women in November that having a pre-existing condition like breast cancer or asthma is like being at fault in a car accident and that insurance companies should rightfully be reluctant to cover you.
National Republican Congressional Committee is offering tutorials to staffers of men up for election next year on how not to offend women. House Speaker John Boehner: “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be.”
Snowden:Sweden has provided the US with "unique" intelligence on Russia's leadership. US National Security Agency (NSA) sees Sweden's signals intelligence agency, FRA, as a "leading partner" in the surveillance of telecom and Internet traffic, particularly from Russia.
Moroccan parliament held a hearing into the industrial, medical benefits of marijuana. First steps at legalizing the plant. According to the UN, Morocco is responsible for 42 percent of the world supply of marijuana. Legalizing could boost exports, sales estimated at $10 billion. Important economic resource.
Official figures show rising house prices in London and the south-east has have sparked a sharp jump in the number of homeless people. More than two-thirds of these homeless families had children or pregnant women. Soaring prices, cuts to housing benefit are pushing people into homelessness
Fast-food workers took to the streets to demand higher minimum wages in hundreds of American cities. Federal minimum wage of $7.25 too low, workers demand the wage to be raised to $15 an hour. Walmart workers protests on Black Friday at 1,500 US stores.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R): Climate change could have economic benefit to Maine. “Everybody looks at the negative effects of global warming, but with the ice melting, the Northern Passage has opened up. “So maybe, instead of being at the end of the pipeline, we’re at the beginning of a new pipeline.”
The new head of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection doesn’t think the environment needs to be protected from climate change. Conceded that he believed climate change exists, but still didn’t think it posed a major risk.
A Georgia electric car owner was charged with theft after plugging his vehicle into a school’s power supply. Kaveh Kamooneh said he charged his Nissan Leaf for about 20 minutes one Saturday last month while his 11-year-old son played tennis.
Kuala Lumpur Tribunal:“The Tribunal is satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that the first defendant, (General) Amos Yaron, is guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide, and the second defendant, the State of Israel, is guilty of genocide. First-ever Tribunal to prosecute Israel for genocide.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden opened visit to China urging young Chinese students to challenge government, teachers and religious leaders. “Children in America are rewarded not punished for challenging the status quo.” “The way you make something new is to break the mold of what was old.”
Bill would grant agencies which no longer exist power to classify secrets. Secrecy law would allow government ministries to declare anything they want classified. Governmen Official: anyone who questions the bill, likened any such challenge “an act of terrorism.”
UK company has created a system that can stop vehicles at the press of a button.RF Safe-Stop system uses blasts of electromagnetic pulses to remotely shut off any car engines targeted by the device. Could also be used to stop the engines in boats because it can be triggered up to 165ft away.
Shreveport-area town near natural gas drilling sites, has having issues with their water.Could ignite the water coming out of the faucet. Say the fault lies with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, which operates in the area, for leaking methane into their wells. Started once they started drilling wells.
five Port Authority toll increases passed since 2011. Many truckers are upset over the toll increase. Tolls were created so that those who use the road pay to fix it,“Where’s the money going? increase is causing small businesses to pay a business tax to do business in New York and New Jersey.
US Navy military capability in the Arctic has worried Russian President Vladimir Putin, ordered his armed forces to increase their presence in the region. U. S. has nuclear-armed submarines in the Arctic. Large oil, gas reserves in the Arctic.
Some companies pay nothing at all despite reporting billions of dollars in profits. So many loopholes and tax perks that the US tax code now runs to 73,954 pages. Corporate profits as a share of our economy are at 65-year highs, while corporate taxes as a share of the economy are near 65-year lows.
The French National Assembly has adopted a bill allowing authorities to monitor and collect internet user data without judicial approval, with critics saying it goes “against the principles of democracy.” Under current French laws, authorities must apply for a warrant in order to access such information.
UN Humanitarian News Agency: Israel is destroying “all essential services, hospitals, clinics, sewage, water pumping stations.” Israeli blockade of Gaza Strip crippled Gaza’s main power plant. The power outage wrecked Gaza’s waste water treatment system, flooded the streets with raw sewage,”
Banks involved are UBS, RBS, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and JP Morgan settlement involved Barclays, Deutsche Bank, RBS and Société Générale. Three banks and one broker not ready to settle Crédit Agricole, HSBC, JP Morgan, money broker Icap. Collusion between banks.
A surge in the number of people requiring emergency food aid, a decrease in the amount of calories consumed by British families, and a doubling of the number of malnutrition cases seen at English hospitals. Austerity and welfare cuts are adding to the problem, rise in the use of food banks.
Third of the country’s half-million bank tellers rely on public assistance. $105 million food stamps, $250 million earned income tax credit, $534 million Medicaid Children’s Health Insurance Program. Wealthiest most powerful industry in the world, and it’s substantially subsidized by our tax dollars.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA):supports increasing sanctions on Iran, doing so would violate the terms of the P5+1 agreement. I don’t think war is inevitable but if you have to hit Iran, you don’t put boots on the ground, do it with nuclear devices with a massive aerial bombardment campaign.
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger defended his decision to publish a series of articles of secret files of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Rusbridger also told lawmakers that the Guardian had thus far published only 1 percent of the roughly 58,000 Snowden files it had received.
U.S. funding, arming opposition since 2007. Planned regime change in Syria 20 years. U.S. admitted doing this to Iran. Using Syrian terrorists, to justify NSA mass surveillance on Americans. Syrian rebels call for terrorist attacks on America. Weapons U. S. sent to Syria end up in hands of Al Qaeda.
President Obama defended the Affordable Care Act: this law is working better and people are getting covered, some for the very first time. We're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up.
Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Detroit’s bankruptcy may proceed. Provision in Michigan constitution that protects pensions not applicable here, wiping out only other defense retirees had from cuts. Pension cuts health care cuts are likely to be severe. Detroit’s financial woes not caused by retirees.
Ground Self-Defense Force spies secretly gathered intelligence abroad since the Cold War without informing prime minister, defense minister, considered deviating from civilian control. Engaged in intelligence activities overseas without legal basis by assuming false identities
Hundreds of riot police brutally beat villagers protesting the company’s plan. Journalists were not permitted to get to the scene. 40 people beaten, detained and then taken into custody “for hostile behavior. Chevron: priority to “conduct activities in safe, environmentally responsible manner.
Press TV: bomb blast and heavy gunfire have hit southern Lebanese city of Sidon, leaving several casualties. Heavy gunfire heard in three different areas in the city. According to the report, the person who planted bomb was killed. In recent weeks, Lebanese capital hit by deadly terrorist attacks.
US lawmakers call for new laws, regulations as Amazon is undertaking experimental project for delivering packages using door-to-door drones. US lawmakers worried companies would use drones to collect information about US citizens. Amazon: company ready to use drones for half-hour deliveries.
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