Bill O’Reilly busted, take four: Fox News admits his tall tales about Irish terrorists

In his 2013 book, ‘Keep It Pithy’, O’Reilly wrote, “I’ve seen soldiers gun down unarmed civilians in Latin America, Irish terrorists kill and maim their fellow citizens in Belfast with bombs.” Asked about O’Reilly’s statements Friday, a Fox News spokesman told the Washington Post that O’Reilly was not an …read more

Via: RT

Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt nuclear work for at least a decade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that Iran should commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on its nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but said the odds were still against sealing a final agreement.

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Via: Reuters

Is Your Firmware Hardwired For Betrayal?

It’s an interesting time to be a computer security researcher. Last week, Kaspersky Lab released a report about a new family of malware from an entity they called “The Equation Group”. The report demonstrated for the first time that firmware-based attacks, previously only demonstrated in lab settings, have been used …read more

Via: EFF

Dutch embassy smokes DC mayor’s office over pot remark

As of last week, adults in the United States capital could legally possess up to two ounces of marijuana but are still barred from smoking up in public. In preparing the city for the shift in policy, Mayor Muriel Bowser said last week that DC won’t become “like Amsterdam,” where …read more

Via: RT

​New iOS app encrypts communications between major smart phones

Revelations about government-sanctioned surveillance operations, not unlike the activities of the United States’ National Security Agency as exposed by former contractor Edward Snowden, have given way to rise in demand for applications and technologies that help users evade snooping, state-sponsored or otherwise. Now nearly two years after Snowden-supplied documents …read more

Via: RT

​Police losing technology race to criminals as austerity bites – Europol

Europe’s policing agency said Monday that criminal gangs will in future do business in a “virtual criminal underground”, using virtual currencies like Bitcoin, which are much harder to trace as well as using communication structures to make themselves more decentralized and looser and thereby harder for police to keep track …read more

Via: RT

Cuba signals readiness to fast-track U.S. diplomatic ties

MIAMI/HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba is willing to restore diplomatic relations with the United States as soon as the Obama administration declares its intent to take the country off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, according to a senior Cuban official.

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Via: Reuters

Former Guantanamo prisoners find freedom is fraught with difficulties

Resettled in Uruguay three months ago, former prisoners waiting to be reunited with their families …read more

Via: AlJazeera