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Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban receives human rights Politkovskaya Award

Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban receives human rights Politkovskaya Award

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban in 2012 for campaigning for girls’ schooling, received a human rights award named after the slain Russian journalist, Anna Politkovskaya. The group RAW (Reach All Women) in War said Yousafzai had been chosen for the Anna Politkovskaya Award “for her courage to speak out when nobody else […]

New Snowden leak: NSA is monitoring the Internet histories of millions of Americans

New Snowden leak: NSA is monitoring the Internet histories of millions of Americans

The National Security Agency is collecting information on the Internet habits of millions of innocent Americans never suspected of criminal involvement, new NSA documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden suggest. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported Monday that top-secret documents included in the trove of files supplied by the NSA contractor-turned-leaker Edward Snowden reveal that […]

Israeli authorities approve 5,000 work permits for Palestinians

Israel has approved 5,000 work permits for Palestinians from the West Bank. The decision came just after Israel and the Palestine Authority renewed direct talks following a three-year stalemate. Nearly 70,000 Palestinians have permanent work permits for Israel, according to a defense official who spoke with AFP on condition of anonymity.

Judge throws out ‘state secrets’ claim, allowing lawsuit against NSA to continue

Judge throws out ‘state secrets’ claim, allowing lawsuit against NSA to continue

The Obama administration will not be allowed to terminate a lawsuit by asserting that a civil argument would risk exposing national secrets, a federal judge ruled Monday in what has already been called an important advance for civil liberties advocates. The suit, known as Jewel vs. National Security Agency, was originally filed in 2008 by the […]

The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world

The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world

The United States government is investing tens of millions of dollars each year on offensive hacking operations in order to exploit vulnerabilities in the computers of its adversaries, Reuters reports. According to an in-depth article published Friday by journalist Joseph Menn, the US and its Department of Defense contractors are increasingly pursuing efforts to hack […]

Silicon Valley mulls creation of floating colony in the Pacific

Silicon Valley mulls creation of floating colony in the Pacific

Two American entrepreneurs have made plans to build a floating colony in the Pacific Ocean, where they will bring the world’s most intelligent scientists that are unable to attain a visa to enter the US. The floating colony, which will consist of a large cruise ship parked 12 miles off the Californian coast, will host […]

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