News tagged with surveillance

US senators seek information on FBI phone tracking

Leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday they were seeking answers from the Obama administration about federal law enforcement's use of surveillance technology that sweeps up basic cellphone data.

dateJan 01, 2015 in Security
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Web inventor says Internet should be 'human right'

The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says affordable access to the Internet should be recognized as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government ...

dateDec 11, 2014 in Internet
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To reduce rhino poaching, take demand for horns seriously

Poaching rhinos for their horns is one of the most publicized conservation issues worldwide. From global trade bans and surveillance drones, to the involvement of celebrities such as British royal Prince Charles and NBA star Yao Ming, it seems no effort has been spared to win the so-called "rhino wars." Yet, 2014 ...

dateDec 04, 2014 in Ecology
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Legal loophole lets Germany spy on own citizens

German lawmakers probing the surveillance activities of the U.S. National Security Agency have uncovered a legal loophole that allows the country's foreign intelligence agency to spy on its own citizens.

dateNov 29, 2014 in Security
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Technology to help farmers protect crops

New technology to tackle biosecurity challenges down the track is one of the five megatrends identified in today's CSIRO report Australia's Biosecurity Future: preparing for future biological challenges. ...

dateNov 25, 2014 in Ecology
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Sen. Wyden: NSA tech spying hurts economy

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and other Silicon Valley executives say controversial government spying programs are undercutting the Internet economy and want Congress to step up stalled reform.

dateOct 08, 2014 in Business
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