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Twelve years after the fall of the Taliban regime and its medieval justice system Afghanistan is looking at bringing back public stoning and flogging as punishments for adultery, Human Right Watch says.
Punishments such as public stoning for married…Continue
Added by Pam Vredenburg on November 26, 2013 at 2:01am — No Comments
Though the fear of privacy-breeches are real, it looks like drones are here to stay. Police can canvas a crime scene fast without the expense of a helicopter; fireman can survey a fire from any angle with heat sensitive infrared; unmanned cargo…Continue
Added by Pam Vredenburg on November 25, 2013 at 11:59pm — No Comments
In a mission statement last year the US National Security Agency described how it would continue to expand its power and assert itself as the global leader in clandestine surveillance, according to a new report based on the…Continue
FEMA Region 6 Urges People to Get Ready Now for Potential Severe Winter Weather…Continue
The UK’s electronic spying agency has been using a spoof version of LinkedIn professional social network's website to target global roaming data exchange companies as well as senior management in the OPEC oil cartel, according to a…Continue
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The Navy Jack is the ‘don’t tread on me’ flag, one that has earned a revered place in America’s naval history and a beloved…Continue
Added by Pam Vredenburg on November 4, 2013 at 11:42pm — No Comments
Germany and Brazil have submitted a new draft resolution to the UN General Assembly which calls for an end to excessive electronic surveillance, data collection, and other snooping techniques.
The draft resolution did not point fingers at any…Continue
Added by Pam Vredenburg on November 2, 2013 at 2:29am — No Comments
Facebook is a step away from tracking cursors on your computer and portable device screens to understand your tastes better, the company’s top official has vouched in an interview. The project is part of a huge increase in the…Continue
Added by Pam Vredenburg on November 1, 2013 at 10:01pm — No Comments
Mistakes in the United States’ strategy in and outside of Afghanistan in 2002 led to a resurgence of the Taliban there, as well as many more civilian and NATO deaths than necessary, the US special representative to…Continue
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The majority of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal will likely be taken abroad for destruction, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said after talks with the special coordinator of the UN-OPCW mission in Syria.
“There are many arguments in favor of…Continue
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The research and development arm of the US Department of Defense plans to establish drone-mounted laser weapons, a scheme referred to as ‘Project Endurance’ in the agency’s 2014 budget request.
The Defense Advanced Research…Continue
Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 30, 2013 at 1:29am — No Comments
The cost of keeping each American soldier in Afghanistan is set to nearly double to 2.1 million, at the same time that crucial sectors of the US military are underfunded, according to a new analysis of the Pentagon’s budget.
US military planners are…Continue
A federal appeals court, addressing an issue that the US Supreme Court chose not to cover in a recent decision, has ruled that law enforcement officials must obtain a warrant before attaching a GPS unit to a suspect’s car and tracking them.
Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 23, 2013 at 1:33am — No Comments
Uruguay is set to become the first country in the world to legalize the sale of marijuana at a market price of US$1 a gram. The bill is expected to pass through the senate in November, bringing the $40 million industry under…Continue
Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 22, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments
One small victory for the planet.. Many thanks to Elsipogtog First Nation, and those that supported them!
A request by SWN Resources Canada to extend…Continue
Added by Salty Margarita on October 22, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments
An anti-torture activist underwent a nasal-tube feeding outside an appeals court in Washington DC to protest the abusive force-feeding of hunger strikers at and the practice of indefinite detention at Guantánamo Bay.
Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 20, 2013 at 5:53am — No Comments
The Pentagon has begun transitioning its Afghanistan air logistics base to Romania and plans to complete the shift from Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan by July 2014 when its contract ends.
The announcement of the move to a…Continue
Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 20, 2013 at 1:07am — No Comments
A US lab is working on an Android application which would enable troops to call in airstrikes and control drones via a smartphone. Dubbed the Android Terminal Assault Kit (ATAK), the map-based prototype app is said to be designed to “save…Continue
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The Pentagon’s inspector general has found that Boeing repeatedly charged the United States military for “new” helicopter parts even as it installed used parts instead.
Since 2008, Chicago-based Boeing, the military’s…Continue
Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 16, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments