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Google accused of spying on schoolchildren in FTC complaint

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission in which they allege that Google has been violating the privacy of students as young as seven years old by mining their data. The EFF’s Tuesday complaint said that Google can track every search term, site, and video students view using a feature that is enabled by default on the Chromebooks that are sold to schools. The data collection is allegedly not used for advertising purposes, but rather to “to improve Google products.”

03.12.2015. 12:23:58 |


New diabetes cases drop for first time in 25 years, but still ‘not time for a parade’

Newly reported cases of diabetes in Americans fell to 1.4 million in 2014, down notably from 1.7 million in 2008. Though the drop is significant, not all demographics are seeing the same results. “It’s not yet time to have a parade,” one expert said.

02.12.2015. 12:52:24 |


Racist Twitter, Facebook users shamed by having their messages posted on giant billboards in Brazil

In an effort to curb intolerance, the racist Tweets of Brazilian citizens are being printed on massive billboards near their homes. The campaign was launched after a black TV weather presenter was the subject of racist taunts online. The “Virtual Racism, Real Consequences” campaign is organized by civil rights group Criola, which uses geotagging data to determine the location of racist Twitter and Facebook users. Those tweets are then printed on billboards in the offenders' communities.

02.12.2015. 12:47:26 |


Bomb threat diverts Turkish Airlines NYC-Istanbul flight to Halifax; plane evacuated

A Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 jet flying from New York City to Istanbul was sharply diverted mid-air and landed in Halifax, Canada due to a bomb threat. Firefighting crews and police have evacuated the aircraft.

22.11.2015. 21:59:57 |


Brussels to remain on highest terror alert on Monday with schools, metro closed – Belgian PM

Belgium’s prime minister says its highest level of alert will remain in effect for Brussels on Monday, with metro and schools closed, as there is still a “serious and imminent” threat of coordinated, multiple Paris-like attacks.

22.11.2015. 21:58:17 |


‘You’re a virus, we’re the cure’: Anonymous takes down 20,000 ISIS Twitter accounts

The international hacking group Anonymous claims to have taken down 20,000 Islamic State-linked Twitter accounts as it wages “total war” against the terrorist organization. Their #OpParis operation is in revenge for the deadly attacks on November 13.

20.11.2015. 18:58:53 |


Radical islamist attacker in Sarajevo - 2 soldiers dead, 3 injured

At least two Bosnian soldiers were killed and three civilians injured in an attack by a gunman in Sarajevo. According to unconfirmed reports, the attacker appeared to be a radical Sunni extremist and shouted “Allahu Akbar” before killing the victims.

19.11.2015. 13:26:38 |


1 million Syrians return home since Syrian army and Russia liberated their cities

Around 1 million Syrians have returned to their home cities liberated by the Syrian military with Russian air support, Syria’s UN ambassador said Monday, adding that Damascus is determined to work with any state that takes combatting terrorism seriously.

17.11.2015. 21:47:38 |


EU must keep borders open to refugees

Amnesty International’s Director for Europe and Central Asia John Dalhuisen said the expanding fences along Europe’s borders only entrenched rights violations and exacerbating the challenges of managing refugee flows in a humane and orderly manner.

17.11.2015. 17:33:55 |



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