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Surveillance: The hidden ways you’re tracked

Just how much of your life is watched? Security expert Bruce Schneier points out that it is more than most people think, says Chris Baraniuk.<p>Do you have secrets? Security expert Bruce Schneier has little patience for those who say they don’t.<p>When asked about government and corporate surveillance, …

Privacy

Russian media predict big freeze in US ties

<b>Several analysts in Russian newspapers see the decision by US President Barack Obama to cancel his visit to Moscow next month as a sign that ties between the White House and the Kremlin are set to deteriorate further.</b><p>Some say that Russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to the fugitive US …

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Photos Show The Stark Contrasts Of Mongolia's Economic Boom

Mongolia is in the middle of an economic boom. In the last ten years the GDP has more than doubled, and Marc Faber has said it could be the "Saudi Arabia of Asia" due to its tremendous mineral resources.<p>But all this growth hasn't come without problems, namely the "resource curse" where economies …

Marc Faber

Russia: tech leaders mobilise behind Navalny | Financial Times

Businessmen in Russia tend to steer clear of politics fearing reprisals from the Kremlin. But in a landmark event more than thirty top managers from …

Florida to exhume remains found at notorious Dozier School for Boys

Investigators have been given permission to exhume remains found at the notorious Arthur G Dozier School for Boys in Florida, which closed in 2011 following pupils' revelations of widespread physical and sexual abuse.<p>Governor Rick Scott and the rest of Florida's cabinet voted unanimously on Tuesday …

Images suggest Syria used ballistic missiles

Amnesty International has published a series of satellite pictures taken over a period of time in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.<p>The organisation believes the images show Syrian military attacks using ballistic missiles against rebel targets in residential areas.<p>The UN human rights chief says …

Study: US may leak more methane than previously thought

<b>(David Oonk/CIRES)</b><p>Sampling of air above Utah natural gas field suggests greater nationwide emission rate of the global warming agent<p>Climate Central<p>August 7, 2013 10:04pm (UTC)<p>A new study of the air above a natural gas field in Utah suggests that far more methane gas may be escaping into the …

Syria Aid: U.S. Sends $195 Million In Food And Humanitarian Assistance

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The United States is providing $195 million more in food and humanitarian aid to Syria to mark the end of Ramadan for Muslims, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.<p>Washington has been slow to provide weapons for Syrian rebels struggling to toppled Syrian President …

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NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …