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Russia, NATO Preparing For War? Think Tank Suggests Military Exercises Make Confrontation More Likely

By Kukil Bora Deteriorating ties between Russia and the West over the last 18 months could lead to a potential military confrontation between the Kremlin and NATO, the European Leadership Network (ELN), a London-based think tank, said in a report…
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12 Signs That An Imminent Global Financial Crash Has Become Even More Likely

By Michael Snyder Did you see what just happened? The devaluation of the yuan by China triggered the largest one day drop for that currency in the modern era. This caused other global currencies to crash relative to the U.S….
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The NSA is funding a ‘safer’ Internet of Things | Naked Security

by Lisa Vaas The National Security Agency (NSA) is paying to build backdoors security into the Internet of Things (IoT). (Granted, it’s not like we can presume that the NSA wouldn’t build in backdoors, given the history of backdoors in…
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Chicago police detained thousands of black Americans at interrogation facility | US news | The Guardian

Special report: Guardian lawsuit reveals overwhelming racial disparity at Homan Square, where detainees are still held for minor crimes with little access to the outside world, despite police denials that site is an anomaly At least 3,500 Americans have been…
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Hillary Clinton’s Mega-Donors Are Also Funding Jeb Bush – The Daily Beast

WRITTEN BY Jackie Kucinich Racetrack owners, bankers, and chicken kings: Meet the ultra-rich bankrolling the Bush and Clinton dynasties. A special report by Vocativ and The Daily Beast. For some wealthy donors, it doesn’t matter who takes the White House…
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Caution Urged over Editing DNA in Wildlife – Scientific American

By Heidi Ledford and Nature magazine “Crap!” That was the first word out of Kevin Esvelt’s mouth as he scanned a paper published in Science last March. The work described the use of a gene-editing technique to insert a mutation…
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U.S. researchers show computers can be hijacked to send data as sound waves – Yahoo News Canada

By Joseph Menn | Reuters LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A team of security researchers has demonstrated the ability to hijack standard equipment inside computers, printers and millions of other devices in order to send information out of an office through…
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Uncovering ECHELON: The Top-Secret NSA/GCHQ Program That Has Been Watching You Your Entire Life | TechCrunch

by Lucas Matney (@lucas_matney) If history is written by the victors, government surveillance agencies will have an awfully long list of sources to cite. Domestic digital surveillance has often seemed to be a threat endured mostly by the social media…
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Sex with robots to be ‘the norm’ in 50 years, expert claims – Mirror Online

BY DAVID WATKINSON Humans could soon be having sexual relationships with robots, a top academic has claimed. Dr Helen Driscoll said advances in technology mean the way in which humans interact with robots is set to change drastically in the…
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Cybersecurity bill could ‘sweep away’ internet users’ privacy, agency warns | World news | The Guardian

Sam Thielman @samthielman Monday 3 August 2015 17.23 EDT The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday said a controversial new surveillance bill could sweep away “important privacy protections”, a move that bodes ill for the measure’s return to the…
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