News tagged with civilization

NY suit challenging laptop searches is tossed

U.S. border agents should have the authority to search laptop computers carried by news photographers and other travelers at international border crossings without reasonable suspicion, a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled Friday.

dateJan 01, 2014 in Other
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Philippines allows phone use on planes

The Philippines' civil aviation authority said Tuesday it would allow passengers to use mobile phones and laptops to make calls and access the Internet during flights.

dateJan 01, 2014 in Telecom
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ACLU will appeal NY NSA phone surveillance ruling

A civil rights lawyer says the American Civil Liberties Union is very disappointed that a New York judge has found that a government program that collects millions of Americans' telephone records is legal. ...

dateDec 27, 2013 in Other
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Modelling seismics and explosions

Researchers at the University of Sydney are developing mathematical models that can help in reducing rock fracturing and soil liquefaction caused by natural or man-made disasters.

dateNov 26, 2013 in Engineering
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In-flight phones: Others likely to follow FAA lead

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it is relaxing restrictions on the use of smartphones and other electronics inside flights by American carriers. Passengers are still barred from making calls ...

dateNov 01, 2013 in Telecom
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Report: NSA collecting millions of contact listss

The National Security Agency has been sifting through millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world—including those of Americans—in its effort to find possible ...

dateOct 15, 2013 in Internet
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