News tagged with civilization

Bridging the science-policy communication gap

While policy decisions can have a huge impact on how people interact with their environment - and science should have a key role here - sound decision-making is based on science. This is not however always ...

Sep 10, 2013
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Privacy fears stoked by license plate readers

US police departments are rapidly expanding the use of automatic license plate readers, sparking debate on whether the technology is a valuable crime-fighting tool or a massive invasion of privacy.

Sep 08, 2013
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3Qs: 50 years after 'I Have a Dream'

Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, iconic moments of the civil rights movement. We asked Robert Hall, ...

Aug 29, 2013
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Oversight board urges updated surveillance rules

An independent oversight board reviewing secret U.S. government surveillance programs warned the Obama administration that national security agencies' rules governing surveillance are outdated and need to be revised to reflect ...

Aug 24, 2013
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UK govt ordered official to stem Guardian leaks

Britain's government ordered the country's top civil servant to ask the Guardian newspaper to destroy data leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, senior ministers said Wednesday.

Aug 21, 2013
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New Zealand passes law allowing domestic spying

New Zealand passed legislation Wednesday allowing its main intelligence agency to spy on residents and citizens, despite opposition from rights groups, international technology giants and the legal fraternity.

Aug 21, 2013
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