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Mexican Immigrants Flee U.S. for Canada

Tens of thousands of Mexicans are heading north from the United States into Canada. How long will they stay there? Nobody knows.<p>TIJUANA, Mexico—"This move will make it easier for our Mexican friends to visit Canada, while growing our local economies and strengthening our communities," Canadian …

Canada

China is investing billions into US startups building cutting-edge products that could have military applications

As Washington fiddles, China is investing billions in U.S. startups with cutting-edge products that could have military applications at the same time it is dialing back investments in less critical American industries such as entertainment.<p>A <i>New York Times</i> story this week says that among the …

China

Here are 10 critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways

MOSCOW – Not everyone who has a quarrel with Russian President Vladimir Putin dies in violent or suspicious circumstances — far from it. But enough loud critics of Putin's policies have been murdered that Thursday's daylight shooting of a Russian who sought asylum in Ukraine has led to speculation …

Russia

15 Supplement Ingredients to Always Avoid

With the help of an expert panel of independent doctors and dietary-supplement researchers, Consumer Reports identified 15 supplement ingredients …

Consumer Reports

The UK is also banning in-flight laptops on some flights from the Middle East

The UK is joining the US in barring passengers from bringing laptops and other personal electronics on board flights originating from certain Middle East countries.<p>Earlier on Tuesday, the US Department of Homeland Security announced a ban on laptops, tablets and cameras in cabins on US-bound …

Airlines

U.S. Bans Large Electronics on Flights From 10 Airports in Middle East and North Africa

The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States …

Middle East

Beware: Previous owners of used smart home gadgets may still have access to them

If you bought a used convertible sports car in New York about four years ago, you might want to take it back to the dealership to have it remove the …

Smart Homes

Orly airport: Man killed after taking soldier's gun

<b>A man has been shot dead after grabbing a soldier's gun at Orly airport in Paris, French officials say.</b><p>He was killed by the security forces in a shop after seizing the weapon in the airport's southern terminal.<p>The airport has been shut down after what the authorities said was an extremely serious …

The FCC Just Made Your Online World Less Private

A new White House administration and Congress are moving quickly on high-profile policy like immigration and health care – issues that are dominating the headlines. Another potential policy shift that is getting much less mainstream media attention could threaten the privacy of nearly every …

Net Neutrality

Israeli jets strike inside Syria; military site near Palmyra reportedly targeted

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> In the most serious clash between Israeli and Syrian forces since the start of the Syrian conflict six year ago, Israeli aircraft struck several targets in Syria overnight, the Israeli military said Friday.<p>Israel targeted a military site near the ancient city of Palmyra, the …

Syria

Google summoned to appear before the UK government to explain why ads keep appearing next to extremist YouTube videos

LONDON — Google has been summoned to appear in front of the UK government to explain why taxpayer-funded ads are appearing next to extremist content on YouTube, The Times reported.<p>The Times found government ads — and also those from the BBC, The Royal Air Force, and The Royal Navy — appearing next …

Advertising
Government

Ikea drivers living in trucks for months

<b>Lorry drivers moving goods in Western Europe for Ikea and other retailers are living out of their cabs for months at a time, a BBC investigation has found.</b><p>Some drivers - brought over from poorer countries by lorry firms based in Eastern Europe - say their salary is less than three pounds an …

Europe

FBI says nobody should expect privacy in America

FBI director James Comey has warned that we should not expect “absolute privacy” in America. His comments come just days after a WikiLeaks dump revealed the CIA’s incredible arsenal of malware and viruses used to spy on iPhones and other smart devices.<p>Speaking at a Boston College conference on …

Surveillance

38 popular Android devices ship with malware already installed

Keeping malware off of your mobile device should be a top priority for anyone who purchases a new smartphone or tablet, but what if the battle …

Mobile Technology

Thousands evacuate Düsseldorf after discovery of WWII bomb

Bomb defusal experts spent an hour disarming a British bomb after thousands were forced to evacuate. Construction workers often unearth unexploded bombs in Germany and authorities are forced to act quickly.<p>Experts successfully defused a five-ton WWII bomb in Düsseldorf on Thursday after its …

Germany

iPhone spying bugs revealed by Wikileaks have been fixed, Apple says

The hoard of Apple security vulnerabilities that the CIA could use to bug people's iPhones have been fixed, the technology company has said.<p>A series of "zero-day" vulnerabilities available to the intelligence agency were revealed by Wikileaks on Tuesday. Several of the tools had allegedly been …

Security

Microsoft’s Outlook, Skype, and other major services are down around the world

Skype, Outlook email access, and Xbox Live, some of Microsoft’s most popular online services, appear to be down in many countries for several hours, according to a flood of complaints from users on social media.<p>Microsoft confirms the outages but won’t give further details. A Microsoft spokesperson …

Microsoft

Canadian citizen denied entry to U.S. told she needed visa to get in

A Montrealer who is a Canadian citizen by birth says she was barred from entering the United States and told to get a valid visa if she ever wants to cross the border.<p>Manpreet Kooner said she was turned away at a crossing along the Quebec-Vermont border on Sunday after a six-hour wait where she was …

Canada

German police hunt for child killer who boasted of murder on dark web

Police in Germany are hunting for a man who is believed to have murdered a nine-year-old child and boasted about the killing on the internet.<p>The 19-year-old suspect, named by the German press as Marcel Hesse, allegedly posted a video about the murder on the “dark web”, an area of the internet that …

Crime

100 years ago, the US banned a long and bizarre list of foreigners in a sweeping immigration bill

Over one century ago, on Feb. 5, 1917 Congress passed a bill that placed a ban on immigrants from almost the entire Asian continent from entering the United States.<p>At the time, the US was a couple of months away from entering World War I and xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiments were running …

Immigration

Spam email operator's faulty backup leaks 1.37bn addresses

‘Chances are you, or at least someone you know, is affected,’ says security expert Chris Vickery, after one of largest spam operations in world’s database exposed<p>One of the largest spam operations in the world has exposed its entire operation to the public, leaking its database of 1.37bn email …

Data Breach

Trump Seeks Inquiry Into Allegations That Obama Tapped His Phones

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump, a day after leveling a widely disputed allegation that President Barack Obama had ordered the tapping of his phones, demanded a congressional inquiry into whether Mr. Obama abused the power of federal law enforcement agencies before the 2016 presidential …

Government

Bird Flu Found in Tyson-Contracted Farm

A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc, and the 73,500 birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system, government and company officials said on Sunday.<p>The U.S. Department of …

Flu

Ransomware hits Pennsylvania's Democratic state senators

Democrats in Pennsylvania's state Senate were locked out of their computer network early Friday morning due to a ransomware attack, NBC News reports. According to an unidentified state official who spoke with NBC, the Democratic senators in Harrisburg use their own computer network and "there is no …

Elections

Mike Pence Used Private Email as Governor, News Report Says

Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business when he was governor of Indiana, a practice that was legal but raised questions about the security of the communications, some of which addressed sensitive topics.<p>Mr. Pence used an AOL email account to communicate …

Government

Foursquare offers every mobile app access to your whereabouts

Foursquare's transformation from fun consumer app into serious behind-the-scenes business is taking another step forward.<p>The location app is rolling out a new platform open to all mobile apps that will allow them get to the front of your smartphone, capturing your attention at the right time and …

Four Square

Trump played nice for a night—a technique straight out of the autocrat’s playbook

Last night, US president Donald Trump gave what was, by the eroded current standards of American political discourse, a very good speech. It was a very good speech full of very big lies and very cruel policies disguised as empathy.<p>Dutifully reading off a teleprompter, Trump made promises—like …

Donald Trump

Multiple news outlets denied access to White House press briefing

The Guardian, New York Times, CNN and more were barred from ‘gaggle’ hours after Trump once again called much of the media an ‘enemy of American people’<p>The White House barred several news organizations from an off-camera press briefing on Friday, handpicking a select group of reporters that …