Swedish Telecom’s Refuse to Block Pirate Bay

Last week’s landmark ruling compelling a Swedish ISP to block The Pirate Bay won’t spread quickly, despite copyright holders’ wishes. Telecoms giant Telia says that the ruling does not apply to them, so connectivity to the site will continue unless a court orders otherwise. Copyright holders are assessing their options.

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Anti-Trump “Not my President” Marches Across America

Thirteen people were arrested in Portland, Oregon, after a small group protesting President Donald Trump clashed with the police.

The demonstrators, who did not have a permit, spilled out onto the streets outside the Federal Building and failed to heed the warnings of police in tactical gear.

The protest was just one

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Heart Patient Denied Treatment Unless He Spied for Israel

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A heart patient from Gaza has died after he refused an Israeli offer to spy on Palestinian in order to access treatment.

During the meeting, Ahmed was explicitly told that in order to have his operation, he would have to cooperate with the security forces and spy for Israel.

Seventeen-year-old Ahmed was born with

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China Facing Worst Pandemic in a Century

China could be facing the worst bout of bird flu to hit the country in a century, with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) accounting for the deaths of 79 people in January from the 192 human cases reported so far.

Site in China being “de-contaminated” as a potential source of bird flu

The outbreak has been

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Bill Gates Warns of Looming Bio-Terror Threat

The next deadly worldwide epidemic could happen at the hand of a terrorist, employing biotechnology for an attack, Bill Gates has warned at the Munich Security Conference. The Microsoft founder also compared the pandemic to nuclear war and climate change.

The next epidemic could originate on the computer screen of a terrorist intent on

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Aussies Forced to Take Shelter from Deadly 117 Degree Heat

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In Sydney’s baking suburbs, fans have sold out – and fears about the effects of climate change are mounting Bathers cool off at Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Nahid is resting on a bench outside a Target clothing store, her groceries beside her. A cheery, middle-aged woman with a soft Egyptian accent,

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Mexico May Cut Cooperation on Drug and Migration Interdiction if Trump goes Hog Wild on Trade

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If U.S. President Donald Trump attempts to impose unfavorable terms of trade, Mexico may retaliate by ceasing to co-operate on drug enforcement, migration control, security and intelligence, a Mexican cabinet minister told The Globe and Mail in one of his government’s most explicit warnings to date in the rhetorical battle with the new U.S.

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Disastrous U.S. Yemen Raid Scrutinized

The US military has launched an investigation into the scale of civilian casualties in a botched special forces raid against a suspected al-Qaida base in Yemen, the first such mission to be approved by Donald Trump, as questions mount over the operation.

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After initially denying there had been any

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Police Legally Force Pacemaker Data to Incriminate Alleged Arsonist

Police called pacemaker data an ‘excellent investigative tool’ that provided ‘key pieces of evidence’ to charge a man with arson and insurance fraud

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Debate Over Copyright Bots Underway

“Notice-and-Stay-Down” Is Really “Filter-Everything”

The Proposal Is Unfair to Both Users and Media Platforms

There’s a debate happening right now over copyright bots, programs that social media websites use to scan users’ uploads for potential copyright infringement. A few powerful lobbyists want copyright law to require platforms that host third-party content to employ

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U.S. Officially Puts Iran on Notice (Video)

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, said the United States was officially putting Iran on notice on Wednesday over its “destabilizing activity” after it test-fired a ballistic missile over the weekend.

“As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice,” Flynn told a White House briefing, without explaining exactly what that

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Trump Proposed Intercepting Money Mexican Nationals Send Home

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Mexicans living abroad sent home almost $27 billion in 2016, the highest yearly figure on record.

This money sent home is called remittances, remittances rose 8.8 percent, from $24.78 billion in 2015 to 26.97 billion last year.

Mexico’s central bank said Wednesday almost all the money was sent to Mexico by electronic

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Iranian Backed Attack on Saudi Ship Possibly Intended for U.S. Ship

The Iranian-backed suicide attack targeting a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen on Monday may have been meant for an American warship, two defense officials told Fox News.

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The incident in question occurred in the southern Red Sea and was carried out by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

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Hotel Pays Thousands in Ransom Hack

One of Europe’s top hotels has admitted they had to pay thousands in Bitcoin ransom to cybercriminals who managed to hack their electronic key system, locking hundreds of guests out of their rooms until the money was paid.

Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, a luxurious 4-star hotel with a beautiful lakeside setting on the Alpine Turracher

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China Ramps up Opposition to THAAD Missile Interceptors

China is stepping up its efforts to stop South Korea from deploying a U.S. missile defense system on its soil, turning up the pressure on the economic front, while warning of the impact on diplomatic relations if the system is put in place this year.

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is

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Questionable DoD Online Anti-Terror Operation Exposed, Ineptitude, Corruption, Cronyism

A critical Pentagon-funded psychological operations program aimed at countering ISIS online is plagued by corruption and cronyism, while employing people with little or no knowledge of Islam, or Arabic language and culture, an AP investigation reveals.

The WebOps program – launched several years ago by a group of civilian contractors and officers of the information

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Russian Double Agents Arrested for Working with CIA

A top cyber-security specialist and his deputy in Russia’s intelligence service, the FSB, are reportedly being accused by the Kremlin of “breaking their oath” by working with America’s Central Intelligence Agency.

Sergei Mikhailov, allegedly detained at a board meeting last December, and his deputy, Dmitry Dokuchaev, were arrested by the Kremlin on

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Trump Fires Attorney General for Disobeying Orders

President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night after she refused to defend his immigration order and touched off a major drama in the opening days of his presidency.

“The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to

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Israel Depending on Trump to End Worlds Silence on Iranian Threats

At Yad Vashem, PM vows that Israel will never let Tehran get nukes, says Iran should learn that ‘the regime that spawned the Holocaust ended up in the dustbin of history’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meeting at the Trump Tower in New York, September 25, 2016. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

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Overwhelming Number of Brits Sign Petition to Stop Trump Visit

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An online petition to prevent US President Donald Trump making an official state visit to the UK has generated much, much more than enough signatures to warrant it being considered for debate in parliament.

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The petition was initially opened in the immediate aftermath of Trump’s election in November 2016 but following

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