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Another privacy breach: Facebook messages appearing publicly

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Editor’s note: what do you expect from Facebook, a company that was funded originally by the CIA front company In-Q-Tel. Facebook has been flooded with complaints from users who say some of their old private messages have been re-published publicly on the social network. However, Facebook denied that there had …

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Google’s self-driving cars to take on Californian roads

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The California state legislature has passed a bill approving Google’s self-driving cars this week, allowing autonomous vehicles to be operated on state roads – including highways. The bill, known as SB 1298, allows these “robot” cars to be tested on California’s roads and outlines rules and standards for the driverless …

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Israeli Mossad blamed for deadly Sinai attack

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has blamed Mossad, the Israeli spy agency, for a terrorist attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai on Sunday night. The act had further escalated tensions between the formerly allied nations. The group’s official website posted that the attack “can be attributed to Mossad, which has …

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Russian fighter jets destroy ISIS oil convoy headed to Turkey

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One month ago, after a farcial year-long campaign to “destroy” ISIS, which achieved absolutely nothing but made the Islamic State grow bigger and stronger, culminating with the numerous terrorist attacks in the month of November, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell told Charlie Rose on PBS that the reason the US had …

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Saudi firm sues Barclays for $10bn

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A property company controlled by one of Saudi Arabia’s richest men, Sheikh Mohamed bin Issa al Jaber, is suing Barclays for $10bn (£6bn). The company alleges that Barclays stopped pursuing lease payments on military complexes from the Saudi government so the bank could get a lucrative banking licence to operate …

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Memo authorising drone attacks on US citizens released

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The memo used to justify the legal killing of American citizens on foreign soil by drone strikes has finally been released Monday by the Department of Justice after months of legal wrangling and pressure from the ACLU and New York Times. The legal request for the memo came about after …

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Australian passports to include voice and eye scans

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Australian passports may incorporate voice-recognition and eye-scanning technology as the government looks to expand biometric identification. Australian passports have included facial recognition technology since 2005, but the government is now investigating “other biometric technologies”, according to a request for tender made public on Monday. The Department of Foreign Affairs and …

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Jon Corzine will not face criminal charges over MF Global

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If you are a billionaire former Goldman Sachs CEO, ex-governor, and one of Obama’s biggest donors and steal $1.2 billion directly from the accounts of your customers and cover-up that theft, then you are not a criminal. If you reveal the un-Constitutional spying on all American citizens by the government, you …

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Venezuela looking to ban GMO seeds

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The new legislation would protect small and medium producers, favour the use of seeds for the environment and human health, and the creation of an institution working on the topic. Venezuela is going forward in the defintive elaboration and approval for a law guaranteeing security and sovereignty against the threat …

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North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike against US

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A spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry says his country may deliver a pre-emptive nuclear strike against its enemies in case an attack on Pyongyang is launched. “Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to a preemptive nuclear attack against …

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Jesus was not born on December 25th

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The majority of those who took part in the poll “What Do Christians Really Believe about Christmas”, 83 percent, are sure: Jesus was not born on December 25. 96 percent of those polled described themselves as Christian. 82 percent reported they have been a Christian for more than 10 years, …

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Israeli PM says he is ready to call an attack on Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he is ready to order a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. “I am, of course, ready to press the button if necessary,” Netanyahu said in the interview aired by Israel’s Channel Two television on Monday. On Sunday, a new report revealed that …

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US presidential candidate arrested exposing debate fraud

Police arrested Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, after they tried to enter the site of tonight’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. The two were protesting against the exclusion of all but the two major political parties from taking part in the debate. “Jill …

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Surprise drill: IDF gets ready for war

The Israeli Defense Force has begun surprise live-fire war games on the Golan Heights, bordering unstable Lebanon and Syria. Officially, the Israeli military is practicing combat readiness to repel possible sudden attack from Lebanon-based Hezbollah. The Chief of IDF General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz ordered troops from the Northern …

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Apple iPhone 5 to be announced August 7th

Apple will announce the iPhone 5 on August 7th, 2012. A reliable industry source who wishes to remain anonymous revealed to Know Your Mobile that Apple’s highly-anticipated and much-rumoured iPhone 5 will be launched via a keynote speech on August 7. The new date correlates with reports from earlier in the …

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Report: 83% of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare

Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association. The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority …

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52 lawmakers leave Japan’s ruling party over tax-hike legislation

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Dozens of lawmakers from Japan’s ruling Democratic Party, including the party’s key figure Ichiro Ozawa, have resigned over the prime minister’s controversial tax-hike bill. At least 40 legislators from the lower house and 12 others from the upper house of the parliament submitted their resignations on Monday and are expected …

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Australian data retention laws end online privacy

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The digital privacy of Australians ends on Tuesday, October 13. So, the fact that you visited a porn site or infidelity site Ashley Madison or ‘jihadi’ content sites, may in effect be discoverable without the need for a warrant. On that day this country’s entire communications industry will be turned into …

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