Facial recognition tech is rocketing ahead of laws that can control it

“Many Americans don’t realize they’re already in a facial recognition database,” Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said Wednesday in a hearing on the technology. Addressing Senator Al Franken and the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, Lynch pointed out that there is a painful disconnect between how little personal […]

Pro-Taliban militants threaten to kill former Pakistani president

ShareThis Pro-Taliban militants threaten to kill former Pakistani president –Bush ally Musharraf has been charged with several offences, including involvement in the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister, Benezir Bhutto. 23 Mar 2013 In a newly-released video, the pro-Taliban militants have threatened to kill former President Pervez Musharraf upon his arrival in Pakistan. On Saturday, […]

US pledges to go ahead with missile shield plan in Europe

ShareThis US pledges to go ahead with missile shield plan in Europe 11 May 2012 Objections from Russia notwithstanding, the US has said that it along with NATO would go ahead with a European missile defence programme. The United States and NATO have been wanting to launch a missile shield in Europe by 2020 to […]

Tension Ahead of Pyongyang Missile Test

Nile Bowie | UN Resolution 1874 was passed unanimously following the underground detonation of a nuclear device conducted on May 25th, 2009 in North Korea, imposing further economic sanctions on the country and authorizing UN member states to inspect North Korean cargo and destroy any materials suspected to be involved with the Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons […]

Afghan villagers told they would pay for bomb days ahead of massacre of 16

ShareThis Afghan villagers told they would pay for bomb days ahead of massacre of 16 21 Mar 2012 Residents of an Afghan village near where an American soldier is alleged to have killed 16 civilians are convinced that the slayings were in retaliation for a roadside bomb attack on US forces in the same area […]

3 doomsaying experts who foresee economic devastation ahead

By Adam Shell, USA TODAY Behind the mainstream Wall Street happy talk about more stable financial markets and an improving economy are grim warnings of tough times ahead from a small cadre of doomsayers who warn that the worst of the financial crisis is still to come. Harry Dent, author of the new book The […]

City Mayor Gives Endorsement to Soviet-style Checkpoints in South Carolina

Brandon Turbeville | Soviet style checkpoints get the go ahead in Kershaw County despite outcry.              

Ahead of caucuses, major Colorado tea party group promotes Ron Paul

By John Tomasic, The Colorado Independent In advance of the Colorado Republican caucuses tonight, the Northern Colorado Tea Party– perhaps the most influential of the state’s many tea party groups– isn’t backing away from its constitutional conservative mission. Far from recommending members warm up to presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney, the group has unofficially thrown its […]

Euro zone loses patience with Greece

Euro zone finance ministers told Greece on Saturday it could not go ahead with an agreed deal to restructure privately-held debt until it guaranteed it would implement reforms needed to secure a second financing package from the euro zone and the IMF. Euro zone ministers had hoped to meet on Monday to finalize the second […]

Santorum finished 34 votes ahead of Romney in new Iowa tally; votes from 8 precincts missing

ShareThis Santorum finished 34 votes ahead of Romney in new Iowa tally; votes from 8 precincts missing 19 Jan 2012 Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum edged Republican front-runner Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses by 34 votes, but can’t be declared the winner because results from eight precincts are missing, officials said Thursday. Romney was […]