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The NSA Reportedly Has Total Access To The Apple iPhone

As with most good stories, revelations of the NSA spy program will almost certainly keep getting worse before anything gets better.<p>Yesterday we reported on claims—based on leaked NSA documents—that the spy agency was rerouting laptops ordered online to install spyware and malicious hardware on the …

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Caught on camera: Banksy print worth $45K stolen from Toronto art exhibit<p>Tents pop up along Mexican border for migrant children housing<p>A look inside …

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Syrian Jihadist Rebels Establishing Brutal Secret Prisons In Aleppo, Amnesty Reveals

Syrian jihadist rebels are torturing and killing civilians, including children, for flouting "sharia" laws such as smoking cigarettes - and exacting …

Artificial intelligence: The machines with alien minds

Our smartest machines look nothing like we predicted – has the field lost its way, or do we need to rethink what AI actually means, asks Tom Chatfield.<p>Would modern artificial intelligence live up to the dreams of the field’s founders? Perhaps not. But in many ways, the smartest machines we have …

No jail time for leading Israeli rabbi convicted of sex offenses

The Jerusalem Magistrates Court sentenced Rabbi Moti Elon Wednesday to six months community service, 15 months probation for sexual assault. Elon, …

Army Truck Shoots Drones, Mortars With Lasers

Laser defense might be the biggest thing since gunpowder.<p>Named by someone who clearly hated Maryland, the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) hit 90 incoming mortar rounds and UAVs with a 10 kW laser in November and early December during tests at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. …

Israeli troops shoot two Lebanese soldiers in border skirmish

Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem and agencies<p>Israel and Lebanon have been embroiled in a cross-border skirmish after an Israeli soldier was shot dead, prompting retaliatory fire that hit two Lebanese soldiers.<p>Despite the potential for the incident to blow up into a serious clash, there was no further …

Hubble Spies Water Vapor Venting Off Europa

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed water vapor venting off Jupiter's moon Europa. NASA scientists say this is the first strong evidence of …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

Once feared as the Black Death – the rodent-borne disease that wiped out a third of the world's population in the Middle Ages – bubonic plague has killed 20 villagers in Madagascar in one of the worst outbreaks globally in recent years, health experts have confirmed.<p>The confirmation that bubonic …

Philippine Police Banned From Making 'Selfies' In Typhoon Haiyan Area

Philippine policemen taking part in relief operations after Super Typhoon Haiyan have been banned from posting "selfies" taken in the disaster zone, a police official said Sunday.<p>The police leadership ordered the ban on such selfies-- pictures taken of oneself and then posted on social media -- …

To Syria’s Revolutionaries, Assad Isn’t Looking So Bad After All

It all started because Souad Nawfal wanted to wear pants. Every day, the 40-year-old schoolteacher turned antiregime activist would go stand in front …

CIA Role in Mandela’s Capture?

Nelson Mandela in prison. He was released in 1990, after being incarcerated for 27 years.<br>http://www.dailyhistory.net<p>While the mass media devoted …

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Cops: "If we have to get a warrant...we’re gonna shoot and kill your dogs"

According to Fox 4 News in Kansas City:<p>Eric Crinnian, a lawyer, heard a loud banging at his door Monday night, he was instantly alarmed since a …

Only 1% of Snowden files have been published

A UK parliamentary committee has been told only 1% of files leaked by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden have so far been published.<p>That is according to the Guardian newpaper’s editor who is appearing before the committee accused of having put the UK’s national security at risk .<p>The …

Seattle Seahawks football fans 'caused minor earthquake'

<b>A celebration by football fans in the US city of Seattle grew so loud on Monday evening it registered as a minor earthquake, a research group has said.</b><p>Raucous fans jumped up and down during an early first-quarter touchdown in the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints.<p>The …

Hezbollah Commander Dies In Attack Outside Beirut Home

A veteran Hezbollah commander with expertise in technology and intelligence was assassinated Wednesday in Beirut — a killing the militant group blamed on Israel.<p>Israeli officials denied involvement in the death of Hassan al-Laqis, who was reportedly shot in a parking lot outside his home.<p>"Laqis was …

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There’s water in them thar planets – five massive “hot Jupiters” spied by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

Saudis behind blasts at Iran embassy, Hezbollah says

<b>The head of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah has said Saudi Arabia was behind last month's bombings outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut.</b><p>Hassan Nasrallah told Lebanon's OTV television the attack was linked to the Saudi intelligence services.<p>The Sunni jihadist group Abdullah Azzam …

Fears that identities of GCHQ operatives could leak if Edward Snowden is captured

Edward Snowden's tranche of documents reportedly contains several names of US and allied personnel, including employees of GCHQ.<p>British and US spies tracking Edward Snowden, the fugitive leaker, are deeply worried he has crafted a "doomsday device" of highly-classified files that would be released …

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Chinese Supercomputer Retains Title Of World's Fastest

A "Made in China" supercomputer that can perform 33.9 petaflops, or 33 quadrillion calculations per second, retains its top spot in the list of the world's 500 most powerful machines.<p>Tianhe-2, or Milky Way-2, is still No. 1, where it debuted in the list issued in June. In fact, the top 5 slots are …

Putin trumps Chuck Norris in black belt stakes

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded the highest rank in taekwondo, it is reported.</b><p>While on a visit to South Korea, he received a ninth-degree black belt from Choue Chung-won, president of the World Taekwondo Federation, Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency reports.<p>The Russian president has …

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Inconsistencies Haunt Official Record Of Kennedy's Death

The first thing T. Jeremy Gunn says when you ask him about President John F. Kennedy's assassination is, "I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't have a theory about what happened."<p>But he knows <i>a lot</i> about it from his work for the Assassination Records Review Board, established by Congress in 1992, …

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'Anonymous' hacks Singapore Prime Minister's website

<b>Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's official website has been hacked by people claiming to be members of the hacking group Anonymous.</b><p>The attack comes a day after Mr Lee said he would track down the group.<p>He made the comments after a person claiming to be part of the group posted an online …