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Germany backs law that would charge Google for linking to news

Germany backs law that would charge Google for linking to news

The German cabinet backed a draft law requiring Google and other news aggregators to pay for summarized information they display before linking to a source – a move that has outraged the Internet giant, politicians and bloggers alike. The move, backed by publishing giants like the Axel Springer group, was originally proposed by the Federation […]

It’s a miracle! World’s first bionic eye gifts blind woman eyesight

It’s a miracle! World’s first bionic eye gifts blind woman eyesight

For the first time ever, scientists have given a previously blind woman sight by way of a bionic eye. The Australian-designed implant, which resembles the model worn by Arnie in The Terminator, is likely to transform the lives of millions worldwide. Dianne Ashworth, who is suffering from the incurable condition retinitis pigmentosa, had lost almost […]

TB continued: Drug-resistant strain of deadly disease alarms doctors worldwide

TB continued: Drug-resistant strain of deadly disease alarms doctors worldwide

The world is in the middle of a tuberculosis pandemic, scientists say. What was once a disease of undeveloped nations has raced across continents, with thousands of cases in Asia and Europe. The disease may infect up to two million people by 2015. An extensive international study published by the Lancet medical journal shows that […]

Twitter defies court order to release personal information of Occupy protester

Twitter defies court order to release personal information of Occupy protester

Attorneys for Twitter have filed an appeal on the behalf of one of their users in the latest installment of an ongoing legal battle over some seriously-wanted tweets. Prosecutors have been hounding Twitter for the tweets sent from the account of Malcolm Harris, a 23-year-old writer from Brooklyn, since earlier this year in hopes of […]

Tehran hosts Non-Aligned Movement summit with focus on Syria

Tehran hosts Non-Aligned Movement summit with focus on Syria

Leaders of 120 countries have gathered in Tehran to attend 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. Summit host Iran is expected to draw up a new peace resolution to solve the crisis in Syria. Nuclear disarmament issues are also on the table. The Non-Aligned Movement represents practically two-thirds of UN member states. The movement was […]

Britain withdraws threat to raid Ecuador’s embassy

Britain withdraws threat to raid Ecuador’s embassy

Ecuador says Britain has withdrawn a threat to raid its embassy to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – easing tensions between the two nations in their ongoing diplomatic standoff. The Ecuadorian government revealed that it received”a communication from the British Foreign Office which said that there was no threat to enter the embassy.” “We consider […]

‘UK threat to storm our embassy still in force’ – Ecuador FM Patino to RT (EXCLUSIVE)

‘UK threat to storm our embassy still in force’ – Ecuador FM Patino to RT (EXCLUSIVE)

Ecuador is still concerned over the UK’s threat to storm its embassy in London. In an exclusive interview to RT, the country’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said that Ecuador will not tolerate what it sees as a clear breach of international law. RT: What does Ecuador think about the huge support it has received from ALBA […]

Anonymous releases how-to instructions on fooling facial recognition (VIDEO)

Anonymous releases how-to instructions on fooling facial recognition (VIDEO)

Here’s a predicament: you don’t want the government using high-tech face scanning technology to track every inch of your walk to the post office, but you also don’t want to take a sledgehammer to your neighborhood surveillance camera. What do you do? Don’t worry, concerned citizen! Big Brother may indeed be watching, but that doesn’t […]

Sweden: If Assange faces death row in US we won’t extradite him

Sweden: If Assange faces death row in US we won’t extradite him

The Swedish government will not extradite Assange to the US should he face the death penalty there, as any possible extradition request from Washington is then subject to strict conditions, an official from the country’s Justice Ministry declared. ­“We will never surrender a person to the death penalty,” the deputy director of the Service for […]

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