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Obama Administration

British spies removed from operations after Russia and China crack codes to leaked Snowden files

MI6 has been forced to pull spies out of operations due to Russia and China cracking encrypted documents stolen by US whistleblower Edward Snowden<p>Britain has had to remove its spies from live operations after Russia and China allegedly cracked top secret files stolen by US whistleblower Edward …

Pentagon's YouTube war with Russia

After Russian jet buzzes U.S. warship, Defense Department posts video to sway public opinion.<p>The West’s simmering standoff with Russia has prompted the Pentagon to reach for a new weapon: YouTube.<p>Defense officials have concluded it’s no longer enough to lodge formal complaints when Russian bombers …


White House not ruling out even more troops in Iraq

The White House on Thursday did not rule out sending even more troops to Iraq, a day after the administration announced a plan to send 450 military advisers to an additional Iraqi base to help Iraqi forces reclaim the city of Ramadi from Islamic State.<p>Pentagon and White House officials sketched out …

Middle East

Skype for Windows touch-first app loses out to desktop alternative

As it prepares for the release of Windows 10, Microsoft will migrate users of its Modern/Windows Store version of Skype for Windows to the Desktop version of the product, starting July 7.<p>Starting July 7, Microsoft will start "retiring" the Modern/Windows Store version of Skype and will migrate …


Florida brothers sentenced for plot to detonate bomb in New York City | Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) - Two Florida brothers, one of whom said he bicycled around New York City to scope out targets, were sentenced on Thursday to prison for plotting to explode a bomb in the city in 2012, the U.S. Justice Department said.<p>Broward Sheriff's Office booking photographs show Sheheryar Alam …

New York City

A ‘Smart Burst’ Feature May Soon Arrive in Android’s Camera App

If you use the Camera app on an Android phone, you may soon be getting a fancy new feature called Smart Burst, which will let you capture a …

Android Phones

UN peacekeepers buy sex with cellphones, TVs: report

A third of allegations of sexual abuse by UN personnel involve a minor under 18, according to the report by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) obtained by AFP on Thursday.<p>Interviews done with victims in Haiti and Liberia suggest that the United Nations is downplaying the scale of the …


Apple is setting itself up for a giant iPad

Some of the most interesting features Apple unveiled this week for its iOS 9 operating system were new controls specifically designed for the iPad.<p>These included:<p><b>A new split-screen mode</b> to quickly open a second app in the right column and then slide it away. For example, you could quickly slide the …

Obama Administration

Lawmakers say Trump exploring rejoining Pacific trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining negotiations on the Pacific Rim agreement after he pulled out last year as part of his "America first" agenda.<p>Farm-state lawmakers said Thursday after a White House meeting …

Donald Trump