News tagged with civilization

Technology firms urge changes to US spying (Update)

A coalition of leading U.S. technology firms joined an international protest Tuesday against the U.S. government's spying programs, urging more limits on collections of Americans' electronic data and greater ...

Feb 11, 2014
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Details of the Plague preserved by Warwick historian

Details of how to bury those who died from the plague and parish council notes and accounts are just two of the intriguing documents uncovered by Dr Stuart Jennings from the University of Warwick during his ...

Aug 17, 2012
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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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CAPTCHA evokes sympathetic (aka correct) response

(Phys.org)—CAPTCHAs by definition (stands for Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) are gotcha tools that are used to spot automated-attack attempts posing as people. ...

Oct 09, 2012 report
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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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