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Army General admits US does not track weapons used to bomb Yemeni civilians

US Army General Joseph Votel admitted that the US does not monitor how the weapons it supplies to Saudi Arabia are used in Yemen. Over 10,000 Yemeni civilians have died in the conflict since 2015. During a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) asked Votel, head of the US Central Command, whether Centcom ...

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Apple Watch apps now track ski performance

Skiers, rejoice! It just got a lot easier to track your mountain treks. Due to an Apple Watch update that combines GPS and altimeter (altitude) measuring, ski apps are now able to quantify performance. If you’re wondering how many calories you’ve burned or how fast you were going, all that data is available and more. The new features are rolling ...

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Pentagon logistics agency lost track of $800 million – report

In the latest instance of negligent bookkeeping at the Pentagon, its Defense Logistics Agency has failed to account for more than $ 800mn intended for construction projects, Politico has revealed citing an audit by Ernst & Young. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) does not have the proper paperwork to account for at least $ 465 million it allegedly spent on ...

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Australian Army chief talks up threats to ‘ethical’ warfare – but track record suggests hypocrisy

The chief of the Australian Army has discussed the laws of ‘ethical conduct’ on the battlefield in an age when AI is set to transform conflict, but questions abound as to whether Canberra is on shaky moral ground itself. Australian Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell addressed the question of drones and robots on the battlefield, and more specifically those countries and groups ...

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Olympic short track champion Viktor Ahn ‘banned’ from 2018 Games – report

Russia’s leading short track skater Viktor Ahn has been banned from the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games as part of the investigation into alleged doping in Russian sport, sources report. The six-time Olympic champion has been excluded from the list of Winter Games participants less than three weeks before the start of the event, which will be staged in ...

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US on track to unseat Saudi Arabia as #2 oil producer in the world

New forecasts from the International Energy Agency say the United States is on track to overtake Saudi Arabia as the second-largest oil producer in the world, just behind Russia, according to the organization’s report on Friday. “This year promises to be a record-setting one for the US,” the IEA wrote in its monthly market report. “Relentless growth should see the ...

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Can you hear me now?: NSA can find & track people with ‘voice-matching technology’

Declassified documents reveal the National Security Agency has been using secret “speaker recognition” technology to identify people by their unique “voiceprint” for more than a decade. The NSA has been recording and gathering private phone calls for years, but it used to be difficult for the agency to identify unknown speakers. In the past, signals intelligence (SIGINT) transcribers worked on ...

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India’s economy back on track after year-long slowdown

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 13:13 Strong manufacturing performance has helped India’s economy expand 6.3 percent in the three months to September, reversing more than a year of declining growth. Manufacturing was up seven percent compared to the same period in 2016, a sharp jump from the 1.2 percent growth the sector registered in the second quarter. The stronger economic ...

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Smartphone apps track Android users with 'clandestine surveillance software'

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 14:41 Smartphone apps such as Tinder and Snapchat are being used to secretly monitor the activities of Android phone users, according to new research. The joint study from Yale Privacy Lab, an initiative linked to Yale Law School, and French non-profit research group Exodus Privacy, looked into 25 trackers found hidden in popular Google Play ...

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HIV-positive track coach allegedly tried to infect kids

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 18:08 A former school aide and track coach, infected with HIV, has been accused of sexually assaulting 42 children. The number of Carlos Deangelo Bell’s alleged victims has nearly doubled since he was first arrested in July. The alleged assaults took place at various locations in Charles County, Maryland over a two-year period from May ...

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