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US airstrike kills 'Islamic State' chemical arms expert | DW | 31.01.2015

The US Department of Defense confirmed late on Friday that it had eliminated a dangerous member of the "Islamic State" ("IS") terrorist group, which …

Middle East

DEA Using License Plate Readers To Spy On Drivers

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been tracking the movement of vehicles around the U.S. and storing that information. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Devlin Barrett.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>It can be hard to take a drive these days without getting your image …

Surveillance

Iran says no deal with U.S. to ship enriched uranium to Russia | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran denied on Saturday that it had reached an agreement with the United States to ship its surplus enriched uranium to Russia under new concessions aimed at clinching a comprehensive nuclear deal with six world powers.<p>The Associated Press, citing diplomats, said on Friday Tehran …

South Asia
Gun Control
Gun Control

Suspected Plotter of U.S. Embassy Attacks Abu Anas Al-Libi Dies in New York

NEW YORK — A one-time associate of Osama bin Laden died in New York on Friday while awaiting trial for allegedly plotting the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.<p>Abu Anas al-Libi, 50, was captured in Libya by U.S. commandos in Oct. 2013 and brought to New York where he was due to …

Extremism

Iran denies nuclear deal with US

Iran has denied striking a deal with the US to reduce Tehran’s potential ability to manufacture nuclear weapons, following earlier reports that an agreement had been reached.<p>The Associated Press said on Friday that Tehran and Washington had agreed the outline of a deal under which Iran would ship …

South Asia

Scottish nurse with Ebola will be treated with survivors’ blood plasma

The Scottish nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in west Africa will be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug and blood plasma from a survivor of the disease, her doctor said.<p>Dr Michael Jacobs, who leads the team treating Pauline Cafferkey at the Royal Free hospital in London, said she was …

Jeb Bush donates $10,000 for slain NYPD officers

Likely 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush gave $10,000 to a charity that’s raising money to help the families of the two New York Police Department officers murdered in their patrol car in December.<p>Bush and his wife, Columba, made the donation Tuesday night, according to Catherine Christman, a …

Flu Epidemic Hits U.S. Early This Year

The annual influenza epidemic has hit the U.S. a bit early this season, and it’s already putting thousands of people into the hospital.<p>The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows “elevated” flu activity in all parts of the country, even though flu season historically …

Public Health

Latest Snowden Revelations Expose Scope Of NSA Interceptions

Over the weekend, German news outlet Spiegel published a story about the NSA’s ability to crack encrypted forms of communication, exposing the agency’s routine interception of SSL/TLS, which are used by web servers to transmit sensitive information. The report also exposed the fact that the agency …

Low-risk 'worm' removed at hacked South Korea nuclear operator

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean authorities have found evidence that a low-risk computer “worm” had been removed from devices connected to some nuclear plant control systems, but no harmful virus was found in reactor controls threatened by a hacker.<p>Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd said it would …

US airstrike targets al-Shabab militants, Pentagon says

A U.S. airstrike targeted a senior leader of the al-Shabab militant group in Somalia, the Pentagon said Monday.<p>Somalia's intelligence service said the airstrike successfully killed the terror group's intelligence chief. The statement from the Somali agency Tuesday identified the slain leader only …

AirAsia flight: teams retrieve bodies from Java Sea

Indonesian search and rescue teams begin recovering bodies as officials say scattered debris is from missing flight QZ8501<p>• Lost AirAsia flight: follow Tuesday’s developments here<p>Teams searching for AirAsia flight QZ8501 have begun recovering dozens of bodies from the Java Sea, as Indonesian …

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Navy Seal who shot Osama bin Laden 'under investigation' for leaking secrets

Robert O'Neill, the Navy Seal who says he killed Al-Qaeda leader dead during 2011 secret raid in Pakistan, could face criminal charges<p>The Navy Seal who revealed himself as the man who shot Osama bin Laden is being investigated by military police for possibly leaking secrets, according to …

Military

Obama's next sales job: The economy

Wage stagnation, long-term unemployment undermine rosy numbers.<p>President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to roll out an agenda aimed at tackling stagnating wages and helping Americans who feel left out of the economy’s surge, and he’s planning to use the first few weeks of …

North Korea Rages At Obama After Its Internet Goes Down

"Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest," a spokesman for North Korea's National Defense Commission said in the statement, according to Agence France-Presse.<p>The statement was published by North Korea's official news agency, KCNA.<p>North Korea's main internet …

North Korea

Hacker Gang 'Lizard Squad' Says It Has Stopped Attacking PlayStation Network And Xbox Live — And Will Never Do It Again

You can thank Kim Dotcom for that, the group says on Twitter.<p>Kim Schmitz, a.k.a. Kim Dotcom, is the German founder of the defunct file-hosting service Megaupload, and the current founder of his new file-hosting service, Mega. He is also the founder and main funder of New Zealand's "Internet …

Dot-com

Merry Christmas! The NSA's gift is a list of all the times it wrongly spied on you

A little present from Big Brother<p>If you want to release something no one will pay attention to, what time's better than Christmas Eve? At least, that appeared to be the National Security Agency's thinking. Last night, the NSA released reports detailing all the times they've illegally spied on …

Goldman's Top Economist Answers The 8 Most Important Questions For 2015

Here's a list of the questions and our quick summaries of his thoughts:<p><b>1. Will the US economy continue to grow above trend?</b> Yes. Domestic strength should offset weakness from other economies.<p><b>2. Will the dollar appreciation weigh on growth?</b> Yes, but it's manageable in the short term because of lower …

Oil

You can put the next stock-market crash on your 2016 calendar now

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Spoiler alert: Actually, you’ll hear the crash coming. Many, many times. You just won’t act. Won’t get out in …

Stock Markets

Anonymous To 'Lizard Squad': Stop Attacking Tor

Anonymous, which has a long history of hacking and cyber attacking governments, corporations, and religions organizations, says, "We don't give a f--k about corporate bulls--t networks, we do care about 3rd world communications."<p>The Tor Project is one of the most effective sites for encrypted …

Kim Dotcom

Experts doubt North Korea was behind the big Sony hack

Sure, North Korea's government despises the movie "The Interview."<p>But when its propagandists say it did not hack Sony Pictures before the original release date of the flick that satirizes dictator Kim Jong-un, they might just be telling the truth.<p>Some U.S. cyber experts say the evidence the FBI has …

New Disney deal gets DirecTV customers WatchESPN access

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: JoffreyM / Shutterstock.com<p>Disney and DirecTV announced a new multi-year carriage deal Tuesday that will for the first …

Judge says cops can trick you into befriending them on Instagram

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Neirfy/Shutterstock<p>In what might be the slowest tech news week of the year, there’s a weird tidbit out of New Jersey. …

The best Android apps of 2014

The Guardian’s pick of Android apps that launched for the first time this year, taking in music, productivity, messaging, maps and more<p>• The best Android games of 2014<p>1. Mailbox<p>What we say: Mailbox is one of the better ways to attain the fabled Inbox Zero – or at least try to – by swiping unwanted …