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FBI director slams strong encryption as ‘urgent public safety issue’

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 02:13 In another blast at privacy, FBI director Christopher Wray has said that powerful encryption which blocks law enforcement agencies from accessing data on devices represents an “urgent public safety issue.” In a speech at a cyber security conference in New York on Tuesday, Wray said the FBI was unable to access data from nearly ...

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Public cross 'Thin blue line': Officer defends buying dinner in uniform

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 12:40 The Twitter community has rallied to support a UK police officer, who says he was verbally abused by a member of the public while shopping in a supermarket in his uniform. Police constable Dan Healey, attached to the Lincolnshire Police Department, gave his account online of being accosted by a man while shopping for ...

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Library of Congress will no longer archive all public tweets, citing longer character limits

The Library of Congress announced today that it will no longer add every public tweet to its archives, an ambitious project it launched seven years ago. It cited the much larger volume of tweets generated now, as well as Twitter’s decision to double the character limit from 140 to 280. Instead, starting on Jan. 1, the Library will be more ...

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Nationalists want Russian public holiday to mark victory over terrorism in Syria

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 10:24 Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers have drafted a proposal to celebrate December 11 as a national holiday marking the victory of the Russian armed forces over international terrorism in the Middle East. The bill published on the lower house website on Monday reads that the date was chosen because on December 11 this year, Russian ...

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Parliamentary fake news probe puts struggle for evidence against Russia on public display

Britain’s parliamentary investigation into fake news (also known as News From Russia We Don’t Agree With) has reached the public stage. It’s now possible to see the MPs involved fail to uncover evidence LIVE on the internet. Proceedings started in a way that is fast becoming traditional for Damian Collins MP and his merry men and women on the Digital, ...

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GOP-led bills jeopardize public university funds, as private college presidents get richer

The PROSPER Act is one of the Republican-led bills that eliminates some federal student aid programs for lower-income undergraduates. Meanwhile, a new study finds 58 private college presidents raked in at least $ 1 million each in annual salary in 2015. Republicans in the House recently revealed a new bill titled the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education ...

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Russia charges former Ukraine defense minister with public calls for terrorism

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 14:55 Russia’s federal agency for high-profile crimes has initiated a criminal case against former Ukrainian Defense Minister Anatoly Gritsenko over a call to blow up cars in Russia, which he made on Ukrainian television. Read more The chief spokesperson for the Russian Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, told reporters on Thursday that the decision to launch ...

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Dutch newspaper urges public to sell bitcoin

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 15:10 Edited time: 4 Dec, 2017 15:13 Rotterdam daily AD (Algemeen Dagblad) has published an article calling on people to sell their bitcoins as they undermine the government, reduce the power of central banks and could destabilize the country’s economy. According to the story headlined “Bitcrash, or why you should sell it now,” many bitcoin ...

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Flint public works employee takes plea in lead poisoning probe

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 22:42 A Flint, Michigan, public works employee has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge in the ongoing investigation into the city’s lead-tainted water. That is the third of 15 water crisis defendants to agree to cooperate with prosecutors. Daugherty Johnson appeared in a Flint courtroom on Tuesday, where he went into the judge’s chambers ...

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‘Pentagon may mask real troop number in Syria, Iraq to avoid outcry from war-weary public’

The American public is exhausted by wars. However, the US has a lot of generals who would be more prone to pursuing military solutions or having a military build-up in the foreign countries, says Middle East analyst Ali Rizk. The US could have more forces in Syria and Iraq than it has previously admitted, according to data provided by the ...

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