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How to hold your camera correctly

If you are shooting hand-held, <b>you</b> are the tripod!<p>click to tweet<p>The way you hold your camera while you’re shooting has profound effects on the quality …

Cameras

Court: Poland culpable for CIA secret prisons | Europe

<b>Haarlem, Netherlands -</b> On July 24, seven judges on the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against Poland in a landmark case, making it the first European Union country to be held accountable for its involvement in the United States' systematic, extrajudicial detention of suspects, known as …

The FBI Targeted A Vulnerable 18-Year-Old As A Potential Terrorist

FBI agents provided the high school student with a fake car bomb he allegedly attempted to detonate by a downtown Chicago bar before being arrested, the Telegraph reported. He could get life in prison if convicted of using a weapon of mass destruction at his November 2014 trial.<p>Here's the …

Will Putin give in as pressure mounts over jetliner?

While international condemnation of Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to increase after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down this week, it's unclear whether such pressures will be enough to cause the leader to abandon his campaign of meddling in eastern Ukraine.<p>Malaysia Airlines Flight …

Second German government worker suspected of spying for US

Accused reportedly works 'in military', as Berlin still reels after intelligence agent was accused of working for CIA last week<p>German authorities are investigating the second case of a government employee suspected of spying on confidential government affairs for US secret services within a …

CIA employee's disclosure push 'destroyed my entire career'

His CIA career included assignments in Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq, but the most perilous posting for Jeffrey Scudder turned out to be a two-year stint in a sleepy office that looks after the agency's historical files.<p>It was there that Scudder discovered a stack of articles , hundreds of histories …

NSA investigation: Germany arrests 'suspected US spy'

<b>An employee of Germany's intelligence service has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the US, reports say.</b><p>The man is said to have been trying to gather details about a German parliamentary committee that is investigating claims of US espionage.<p>German authorities have asked the US ambassador …

Surveillance

Panasonic's Lumix FZ1000 is a camera that wants to do it all

Since its beginnings, photo and video enthusiasts have been very fond of the GH4 camera. Now, as it looks to broaden its Lumix portfolio, Panasonic is introducing the FZ1000, a compact shooter that offers 4K (30fps) video-shooting capabilities to folks who may not want to spend too much money. …

FBI testing face recognition for finding suspects

The NSA may claim it's <i>not</i> collecting photos of American citizens for a facial recognition database, but the FBI most certainly is. The feds has been building what it calls the "Next Generation Identification database," primarily by gathering mug shots from local law enforcement agencies. The …

Russian bombers fly near California

U.S. fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers off Alaska and California this month, the latest incidents in a string of recent aerial encounters over the Pacific.<p>On June 4, according to U.S. defense officials, four long-range Russian Tu-95 Bear-H bombers, accompanied by an aerial refueling tanker, …

Behind US-China cyberspy tensions: The view from Beijing (Q&A)

American tech firms are caught in the cross-fire between China and the US over cyberespionage. International politics specialist Shen Yi says this storm isn't likely to blow over soon.<p>An increasingly testy dispute between China and the United States over cyberespionage is about to drag out in …

China

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

Einstein is wrong? That's the potential outcome of a quantum mechanics study as scientists race to disprove his views on entanglement.<p>Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and …

Quantum Mechanics

Husband of Sudanese death row woman appeals for support

The prime minister and other political leaders have added their voices to the campaign to lift the death sentence given to Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy.<p>David Cameron's announcement came after Ibrahim's husband, Daniel Wani, appealed for global support to free his …

New details about FBI probe that led to Chinese spy’s conviction

By <b>JOSEPH FITSANAKIS</b> | intelNews.org<br>Some of our longtime readers will recall the case of Dongfan “Greg” Chung, a Chinese-born American engineer for …

Spy program was suspended for being too aggressive

Persistent foreign spying threats prompted Canada's electronic-eavesdropping agency to embark on a counterespionage campaign so aggressive that its former chief says he "shut the place down" before it could be exposed to allegations of wrongful domestic surveillance.<p>The Communications Security …

Russia may build eight nuclear reactors for Iran | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to sign a contract with Iran this year to build two more nuclear reactors at its Bushehr power plant as part of a broader deal for up to eight reactors in the Islamic state, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters on Thursday.<p>It was not immediately clear how …

Pentagon report: scope of intelligence compromised by Snowden 'staggering'

A top-secret Pentagon report to assess the damage to national security from the leak of classified National Security Agency documents by Edward Snowden concluded that “the scope of the compromised knowledge related to US intelligence capabilities is staggering”.<p>The Guardian has obtained a copy of …

Exclusive: Al Qaeda's American Fighters Are Coming Home -- And U.S. Intelligence Can't Find Them

The number of American extremists who have flocked to Syria is higher than previously understood, American intelligence sources say. And some of the …

Nikon explains lens Nano coating (video)

Reports Make Ibragim Todashev's Death at the Hands of FBI Clearer (and Weirder)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The FBI agent who shot and killed murder suspect Ibragim Todashev during an interrogation in Florida …

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Radio Tecnico: How The Zetas Cartel Took Over Mexico With Walkie-Talkies

Inside the communications infrastructure of the ultraviolent syndicate<p>On September 16, 2008, Carl Pike, the deputy head of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Special Operations Division, watched live video feeds from a command center outside Washington, D.C., as federal agents fanned out across …

A Cloaking Device For Sound Will Make You Invisible To Sonar

A cloaking device that makes you appear completely invisible is still trapped in the realm of science fiction. But researchers at Duke University …

An Interactive Map of What America's Spies Are Worried About

With eight months of freaking out over the fact that that the NSA is spying on everyone all the time, you can't help but wonder: Why exactly are we …

The Time the U.S. Invaded a Japanese Submarine Base... in Alaska?

An absolutely fascinating but little-known story—described as a "forgotten theater" by the U.S. Navy itself—is the tale of Kiska and Attu, Alaska: …

Defense bill makes US-based Russian satellite monitoring stations 'next to impossible' due to spying fears

The State Department hoped the building of satellite monitoring stations might soften tempers between the US and Russia, which have flared in the wake of asylum for Edward Snowden and arguments over Syrian politcs. Congressional Republicans, the Pentagon and the CIA, on the other hand, had …

NSA can hack WiFi devices from eight miles away (video)

The NSA may have the ability to intercept data from around the world, but we now know that it has some impressive (and intimidating) equipment for snooping on nearby targets. Security guru Jacob Appelbaum told those at the Chaos Communications Congress this weekend that the NSA's big box of tools …