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 […]

Bradley Manning lawyers accuse prosecutors of misleading judge

ShareThis Bradley Manning lawyers accuse prosecutors of misleading judge 24 Jun 2012 The US government is deliberately attempting to prevent Bradley Manning, the alleged source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of state secrets, from receiving a fair trial, the soldier’s lawyer alleges in new court documents. David Coombs, Manning’s civilian lawyer, has made his strongest […]

How hearing aids reveal the soundtrack of our emotions

Our sense of hearing is truly remarkable, all the more so when you understand the rich layers of information that exist within even a single spoken sentence. Of course this is something most of us take for granted, until you discover what life is like for people who don’t have the benefit of fully functioning […]

1500 year-old ‘ Syriac ‘ Bible found in Ankara, Turkey : Vatican in shock!

The bible was already in custody of Turkish authorities after having been seized in 2000 in an operation in Mediterranean area in Turkey. The gang of smugglers had been charged with smuggling antiquities, illegal excavations and the possession of explosives and went to trial. Turkish police testified in a court hearing they believe the manuscript […]

McCain: Cybersecurity Bill Ineffective Without NSA Monitoring the Net

By Kim Zetter | Wired.com After three years of haggling to produce bipartisan cybersecurity legislation that addresses the security of the nation’s critical infrastructure systems, the Senate finally got a bill this week that seemed destined to actually pass. That is, until a hearing on Thursday to discuss the bill in which Sen. John McCain […]

Mossad Chief Secretly Met With Top U.S. Officials Including Sitting Senators

The Intel Hub February 1, 2012 A clandestine Washington visit by Mossad Chief Tamir Pardo, in which he privately met with multiple Senators and other top officials, was revealed in testimony  during a hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence attended by CIA director David Petraeus and Intel Chief James Clapper. Apparently Pardo and the […]

Georgia Hearing: Judge Wanted To Immediately Enter Default Judgment Against Obama

Update: Obama’s Georgia Ballot Hearing: Judge Wanted To Immediately Enter Default Judgment Against Obama Dean Haskins on the Scene at Hearing As we are trying to get a quick lunch, and then do some interviews, this is just a very brief synopsis of what happened today. Before the hearing started, the judge called the attorneys […]

WikiLeaks suspect attorneys seek reduced charges

ShareThis WikiLeaks suspect attorneys seek reduced charges 23 Dec 2011 FORT MEADE, Md. – Lawyers for WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning called for the charges against the US Army private to be reduced as a hearing to decide if he should face a court-martial ended on Friday. The defence appeal came during closing arguments at the […]

Bradley Manning comes to face to face with the man who alerted the authorities

ShareThis Showdown in the courtroom: Bradley Manning comes to face to face with the man who alerted the authorities –‘Lamo has a history of psychological disorders and drug abuse.’ 21 Dec 2011 Bradley Manning came face to face in the same room on Tuesday with the man who alerted the authorities about his alleged leaks. […]

Los Angeles City Council Approves $250 Fines for Barking Dogs

(FOXNEWS)    Barking dogs can lead to a hefty fine in Los Angeles. The City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that fines owners of excessively barking dogs $ 250 for a first offense, $ 500 for a second and $ 1,000 for a third if a Department of Animal Services hearing officer decides the pooch is barking too much. […]