Development of an 'electronic nose' can be programmed to recognise an individual's natural scent and 'sniff' humans to prove their identity. Police forces could one day record a person's scent in the same way they currently take fingerprints and DNA and set up the machines in public places to 'sniff' for criminals.
Prizes awarded by the U.S. Olympic Commission (USOC) will be taxed by the IRS. $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver, and $10,000 for bronze. U.S. taxes income earned abroad. Some could pay over a third (39.6 percent) of their winnings to the IRS. America’s competitors will not be subject to such a tax.
Thousands of Greek teachers and municipal workers have scuffled with police during a protest at job layoffs as police respond with pepper spray. Municipal workers, local police, and elementary and high school teachers are being dismissed by thousands by the government to cut costs.
Israel Tax Authority director general Moshe Asher: trend at the banks to examine the accounts of their customers over tax payments is spreading. This is the trend of the US against Switzerland at the moment, but it is expanding to many countries, including Israel.
Thousands of customers of Danske Bank denied access to their mone,y bank said it was closing their current accounts from today. majority of customers who hold these accounts have yet to shut them down and switch to a new one. Up to 10,000 people could find their funds frozen.
An Israeli minister who leads Israel’s Jewish Home Party, says a Palestinian state would ruin Israel’s economy, claimed that the creation of future Palestine would undermine Israel’s security, topple its economy. Expects its friends around the world to stand beside Israel against the growing boycott.
Special forces soldiers have used a water cannon to drive off protesters trying to storm the presidential residency in Bosnian capital Sarajevo, local unemployment rally grew into a nationwide protest - the worst outburst of violence since the regional war ended in 1995.
People in Bahrain protest against the Al Khalifa regime’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. On Friday, Saudi-backed security forces used tear gas against the protesters. The village has been the scene of a brutal crackdown, with regime forces opening fire on unarmed protesters on many occasions.
Clashes erupted between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli soldiers at the al-Aqsa Mosque in the West Bank city of Jerusalem. Israeli forces stormed the holy site during this week's Friday prayers. Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets, stun grenades, beat women praying at the mosque.
PulseWallet lets customers link their credit cards and other payment methods to their palms. Scans palm vein patterns underneath skin .Company claims it is more secure than fingerprints because there are no traces for someone to replicate and the scanning requires blood flow for a proper read.
Hitachi has unveiled a high-tech ID badge that not only tracks an employee's exact location within the office, it also keeps a record of all the other staff members they have spoken to, for how long and how energetically, how much time each member of staff spends out of their seat. Looks like an ID badge.
A politician from the main opposition party in Greece has caused an uproar on his Facebook page accusing the Greek prime minister of heading a Jewish conspiracy, head of a Jewish plot to visit “a new Hanukkah against the Greeks.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on President Barack Obama to nominate more judges to the federal bench who have backgrounds serving the public interest instead of corporate America. Of Obama's judicial nominations Eighty-five percent have been either corporate attorneys or prosecutors.
Anti-union forces funded by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist renting 13 billboards in Chattanooga, Tenn as Volkswagen workers prepare to vote next week to accept or reject representation by the UAW. One shows Packard Plant shuttered for 55 years, copy reads: “Detroit. Brought to you by the UAW.”
AP reports that the White House is now considering an extension of the president's decision to let people keep their individual insurance policies even if they are not compliant with the health care overhaul, may let policyholders keep that coverage for an additional three years.
John Tkazyik, the mayor of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., said he quit the former New York City mayor’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, after he realized its objective was outright confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens. Nearly 50 pro-Second Amendment mayors have left the organization.
On Jan. 31, the USPS Supplies and Services Purchasing Office posted a notice on the Federal Business Opportunities website asking contractors to register with USPS as potential ammunition suppliers for variety of cartridges, joins other non-military federal agencies purchasing large amounts of ammunition.
Police brutality has become common: beatings shootings. Demonstrations against substandard health care, education and transportation, high Taxes, the cost of living. Lowest-paid Brazilians still earn less a month than half the price of the most expensive World Cup ticket $821. World Cup built on atrocities.
Monsanto’s CEO admitted that the industry needs to do more to sway the public and convince everyone that GMOs are the one and only answer. “We simply haven’t engaged enough at the level we should have with all of our audiences, and for that, we apologize,” “There’s a recognition we need to do more.”
US technology companies release data how many times US government ordered them to hand over users’ information. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Yahoo disclosed N S A requested private information from at least 59,000 user accounts first half of last year under orders from a secret court.
Drug Enforcement Administration training documents released: agency constructs two chains of evidence to hide surveillance programs from defense teams, prosecutors, and public.Coach local police departments across country how to lie about evidence sources,violate the law and cover their tracks.
MPs in the Duma suggested restrictions onviolent computer games and television programs, tougher punishment for careless storage of firearms. Incident that prompted reaction: 16-year old pupil came to school with father’s hunting. One policeman wounded, teacher, policeman killed.
US ambassador to Germany admitted it was a “stupid” idea to tap the phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel while discussing business at a trade association meeting. He apologized for the stress and loss of trust the recent NSA wiretapping revelations might have caused the German government,
Petition that would let residents of the forty-ninth state vote to make pot legal for adults surpassed a 30,169 signature threshold, clearing the way for issue to appear in ballot booths during elections there on August 19. U S law considers marijuana a Schedule I narcotic on par with heroin.
United Nations: Israel demolished 390 Palestinian homes in the West Bank's Jordan Valley in 2013, resulted in displacement of 600 Palestinians, increase from 172 year before EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, urged Israel to overturn decision to allow 558 new settlements in Jerusalem.
European Commission slammed Turkey’s new cyber law allowing government to block websites without court ruling. raised “serious concerns” of restrictions on freedom of expression, could also request users’ communications and traffic information from providers without a court ruling
Google Glass may soon become a favored tool for law enforcement agencies in the United States. New York City Police Department’s massive and controversial intelligence and analytics unit is evaluating whether Google Glass have any value in investigations, mostly for patrol purposes.
German IT sector hopes to profit from trust lost in American technology firms after NSA spying scandal. IBM and Cisco have seen foreign sales fall particularly in China. Google, Facebook pleading with Washington to exert more control over country's intelligence agencies, fear of user revolt.
In the United States, pre-packaged foods loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals can make it onto grocery store shelves boasting the label “natural.”In America, no definition of “natural.” Consumer advocates threaten lawsuits against big food giants, alleging their claims are misleading and illegal.
Canadian industrial metal band Skinny Puppy sent the Pentagon a bill for $660,000 after being told that guards at Guantanamo Bay had used the band’s music to torment prisoners. Considering suing the Defense Department for using a Skinny Puppy song to torment detainees at the military base in Cuba.
Justice Antonin Scalia member of the U.S. Supreme Court: he would not be surprised if Americans were again imprisoned in concentration camps by federal government. Cited wartime “panic” as reason Americans accepted President Franklin Roosevelt’s hostile treatment of citizens.
UK government’s Health and Social Care Information Centre quietly announced plans to share all patient records held by the National Health Service with private companies, from insurers to pharmaceutical companies. How this information would be safeguarded is currently unknown.
Brazilian security forces are using undercover agents, intercepting e-mails, and rigorously monitoring social media to try to ensure that violent anti-government protesters do not ruin soccer’s World Cup this year. Demonstrations resulted in vandalism of banks and paralyzed parts of major cities.
In motions filed Monday in Dekalb County Georgia Magistrate Court, group argues that when Mark Harris refused to leave his home as police attempted to evict him at gunpoint, he wasn't criminally trespassing - he was standing his ground. 35,000 foreclosures in the state last year, the fifth-highest rate in the nation.
Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf turned down the proposal of her Greek counterpart Yiannis Stournaras to impose taxes on Greeks’ bank accounts and transfer the money to Athens. Amount of Greek deposits in Swiss banks is not clear,
The New York State Legislature could pass a bill, which would bar state financing for academic groups that have taken official action to boycott higher education institutions in Israel. State Senate has approved the bill and the State Assembly is about to vote on it.
The deputy director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy admitted Tuesday that marijuana was less deadly than alcohol, said marijuana was a dangerous drug even though it was not associated with deaths.
US National Security Agency likely collects intelligence on congressional lawmakers and members of their staff, a Justice Department official admitted at a committee hearing on Tuesday. Not first time members of Congress were given a clue their activities might be monitored.
UK media organizations have warned that if a government bill authorizing police to seize journalists' notebooks, photos and digital files is passed Monday, it could seriously endanger press freedom in the country. Police will be given acces to access to journalists' information without their consent.
Record number of Americans set free in 2013 after being wrongfully convicted of a crime. 40 of the freed were related to murder convictions. Almost 20 percent of all cases involved individuals who originally plead guilty to charges they were accused of, because they were offered a reduced sentence.
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