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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:13:59 +0000
Tech firms are rushing to fix a disastrous security flaw dubbed ‘FREAK’, stemming from the US government’s requirement of lower encryption standards, that for over a decade left millions of users visiting 'secured' websites exposed to potential at...
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:42:57 +0000
A leaked video shot in December purportedly shows IDF soldiers setting dogs on a Palestinian teenager. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the attack, while Israel's chief military prosecutor ordered an investigation into the incident....
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:45:55 +0000
The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is a Solar Terrestrial Probes mission comprising four identically instrumented spacecraft that will use Earth’s magnetosphere as a laboratory to study the microphysics of three fundamental plasma processes: ...
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:58:42 +0000
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the United States as part of his bid to stop a nuclear deal with Iran during a controversial speech before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. Dozens of Democrats are threatening to boycott the address,...
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:34:33 +0000
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:52:51 +0000
The Harper government is trying to win support for its pipelines and resource agenda by pushing First Nations to sideline their aboriginal rights in exchange for business opportunities, documents reveal. The news that Canada’s Ministry of Aboriginal A...
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:26:45 +0000
Despite public opposition, no evidence of similar policies working anywhere in the world, major questions on cost, precise scope of powers and human rights implications going unanswered, and the government’s own Communications Minister on the record d...
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:18:48 +0000
Uruguay’s Jose Mujica, the “world’s poorest president,” passed the presidential torch this weekend, leaving the executive office in the hands of successor – and predecessor – Tabaré Vázquez. Vázquez has a strong track record of economic g...
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:15:03 +0000
Weeks of investigation by federal and state agencies have failed to uncover how a potential bioterror agent escaped from a Louisiana laboratory four months ago, or how far it has spread. Since November, four rhesus macaque monkeys and a USDA investigato...
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:38:18 +0000
More than 300 young people have been groomed and sexually exploited by gangs of men in Oxfordshire in the past 15 years, a damning report into the failures of police and social services to stop years of sexual torture, trafficking and rape will reveal, ...