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Spy messages could finally solve mystery of UN chief’s death crash

Dag Hammarskjöld,United Nations,NSA,World news,Zambia,Africa,Congo Brazzaville,Democratic Republic of the Congo,US news<p>US urged to hand over intercepts to establish truth of 1961 plane accident in Zambia in which Dag Hammarskjöld died<p>For more than half a century, the circumstances of the tragic …

Stories from an occupation: the Israelis who broke silence

The young soldier stopped to listen to the man reading on the stage in Tel Aviv's Habima Square, outside the tall façade of Charles Bronfman Auditorium. The reader was Yossi Sarid, a former education and environment minister. His text is the testimony of a soldier in the Israel Defence Forces, one …

National Geographic Offers Up Over 500 Maps Through Google Maps Engine’s Public Data Program

Google is launching an initiative to let organizations share their map data with the public, via Google’s Maps product and cloud-based infrastructure, and today partner National Geographic announced their participation in the project and shared some info via the official Google Maps blog. The …

Eight ways to protect your privacy online

The current climate of mass surveillance has led many people to ask if there are ways to protect their privacy online. There are, and Electronic Frontiers Australia recommends the following steps to minimise your individual online security risks.<p>Bear in mind two points. First, much of the …

Why even atheists should be praying for Pope Francis

That Obama poster on the wall, promising hope and change, is looking a little faded now. The disappointments, whether over drone warfare or a botched rollout of healthcare reform, have left the world's liberals and progressives searching for a new pin-up to take the US president's place. As it …

Do the maths: the science behind the numbers that govern our lives

In the mid-60s, the psychiatrist Charles Hofling wanted to know more about the way nurses and doctors interact with one another, so he devised an experiment, in a real hospital. While on duty, the nurses would receive a telephone call from a doctor, who ordered them to give a 20mg dose of medicine …

Stop and search: police battle for control of London's streets - video

With its 9% success rate and disproportionate targeting of young black men, stop and search is widely blamed for public distrust of the police. <b>Ben Ferguson</b> joined a London patrol to see how the power is used<p>Published: 20 Oct 2013<p>Home secretary tells MPs that as many as 250,000 street searches were …

10 reasons not to trust claims national security is being threatened by leaks

Ever since they were set up more than a hundred years ago Britain's security and intelligence agencies have been accused of using the excuse of "national security" to suppress information. Whenever information has been disclosed against their will, through leaks or whistleblowers, they have claimed …