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Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied on a Whole City

A sergeant in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department compared the experiment to Big Brother, even though he went ahead with it willingly. Is your city next?<p>This is the future if nothing is done to stop it.<p>In a secret test of mass surveillance technology, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department …

CIA's Pakistan drone strikes carried out by regular US air force personnel

A regular US air force unit based in the Nevada desert is responsible for flying the CIA's drone strike programme in Pakistan, according to a new documentary to be released on Tuesday.<p>The film – which has been three years in the making – identifies the unit conducting CIA strikes in Pakistan's …

UFO Spotters Are Very Excited About This Suspicious NASA Photo from Mars

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An image transmitted from Mars to Earth by NASA's Curiosity rover has some alien enthusiasts seeing …

Iraq ready to legalise childhood marriage

Children under nine years old could be legally married and wives forced to comply with sexual demands under newly tabled legislation described by critics as a setback for women's rights<p>Children in Iraq could be legally married before the age of nine under sweeping legislation tabled on Tuesday that …

Snowden: The N.S.A. Spied On Human-Rights Organizations

Edward Snowden claimed on Tuesday that the National Security Agency has kept tabs on the activities of “a number of civil and non-governmental organizations.” Speaking to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Snowden said the agency “has specifically targeted either leaders or staff members.”<p>Though …

New Piloting System for Drone Cargo Helicopters Passes Test Flight

The Navy just suc­cess­fully tested two un­manned cargo heli­copter pi­lot­ing sys­tems that will make it easi­er to re­plen­ish troops with food and …