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Not Good: 1994 Treaty Has Potential to Pull U.S. and U.K. Into War with Russia

The agreement sees signatories promise to protect Ukraine’s borders It was signed by Bill Clinton, John Major, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kuchma in 1994 Ukrainian parliament has now reached out directly to all the countries who signed the treaty Putin currently has 150,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders and it is reported some have


Iran Becoming Obstinate on Nuclear Development Concessions as their Economy Improves Due to Easing of Sanctions

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Iran’s economy has begun to recover, but experts disagree on whether that will help lead to a comprehensive deal or not.

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (C-L) and Iran Foreign Minister Javad Mohammad Zarif (C-R) attend a meeting with delegations on the last day of talks with Iran at the UN headquarters


Ag-Gag Bill Seeks to Hide Truth About Confined Animal Feeding Operation’s (CAFO)


TWIN FALLS – Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya came out Friday against the so-called “ag-gag” bill, which would ban unauthorized recordings on farms and dairies.

Cows at a Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO)

The bill passed the Idaho House 56-14 on Wednesday and now awaits Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s signature.

In a statement


Busted for Hacking Federal Reserve

Laurie Love

The United States Department of Justice this week unsealed its third indictment in four months against Lauri Love, a United Kingdom resident now accused of hacking into a computer system used by the US Federal Reserve.

Laurie Love

On Thursday, federal prosecutors in New York announced that an indictment filed against the 20-something Stradishall,


LAPD Taking Lessons From NSA

Edward Snowden ripped the blinds off the surveillance state last summer with his leak of top-secret National Security Agency documents, forcing a national conversation about spying in the post-9/11 era. However, there’s still no concrete proof that America’s elite intelligence units are analyzing most Americans’ computer and telephone activity — even though they can.


Has the World’s Largest Cyberattack Been Detected

An internet security firm has stumbled upon a “mind boggling” and “Godzilla-sized” cache of personal data put up for sale on the online black market by hackers.

One of the hacker attacks stole over 105 million records making it the single largest data breach in cybercrime history.

The trove included credentials from


Mafia Had Price on Head of Ex-New York Mayor Giuliani

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The Italian mafia in the 1980s plotted to murder Rudolph Giuliani, the former New York mayor, an informant in Sicily revealed this week.

Rudolph Giuliani, former prosecutor and mayor of New York. Photo: Andrew Bardwell/Flickr

Toto Riina, the jailed Sicilian mafia “boss of bosses”, allegedly ordered the assassination when Giuliani was a state prosecutor


Bitcoin: Mt. Gox Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy in Japan, focusing attention on the digital currency’s risks.

The company, which had revenue of 135 million yen ($1.33 million) in the year ended March, applied in Tokyo District Court today with debt exceeding its assets by 2.7 billion yen, Mt. Gox said


Russia Takes Step Backward: Leading “Free” Journalist Replaced with Party Line Shill

The head of one of Russia’s few remaining independent broadcasters, Ekho Moskvy, has been dismissed and replaced by an editor from state media.

Yuri Fedutinov has been in charge of the radio station since 1992. The new director, Yekaterina Pavlova, worked most recently at Voice of Russia.

Ekho Moskvy is one


1,094 People In Chinese Baby Trafficking Sting

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Chinese police have detained 1,094 people and rescued 382 infants in a nationwide crackdown on four online baby-trafficking rings.

A board showing photos of missing children during a campaign to search for them in Wuhan, in central China’s Hubei province. Photograph: Associated Press

Criminals prey on citizens who live under strict controls on the


Is Russia Saying One Thing But Doing Another?

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An Unmarked Soldier Patrols Airport in Crimea Ukraine

Unmarked soldiers have seized both Sevastopol and Simferopol airports, and have established roadblocks at key locations in the Crimea. The deposed president, Viktor Yanukovych, who still maintains he is the legitimate head of state, is due to give a press conference shortly in Rostov-on-Don in Russia.


New Food Labels May Face Industry Resistance

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Food labels would have larger-font calorie counts and more realistic portion sizes under an Obama administration proposal to significantly revise nutrition labels for the first time in two decades.

The proposal, to be unveiled by first lady Michelle Obama at the White House on Thursday, aims to make it easier for consumers to decipher unhealthy


Yahoo Webcams Hacked by GCHQ

UK spies ‘intercepted webcam images of Yahoo users’

Almost 2 million users’ images were stored in a six-month period, the report said

British spy agency GCHQ intercepted webcam images from millions of Yahoo users around the world, according to a report in the Guardian.

Yahoo denied prior knowledge of the


Phony Bomb Detector now Presented as Cure for AIDS, Hepatitis

This image made from undated video broadcast on Egyptian State Television on Feb. 25, shows a device that the Egyptian army claims will detect and cure AIDS and Hepatitis.

That device, codenamed ADE 651, was later found to be a scam. One that reportedly cost the Iraqi government as much as $85


Supreme Court Meddle’s with 4th Amendment

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Police can search a home without a warrant if one of the occupants consents — and even if an occupant who would object isn’t home at the time, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

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The 6-3 vote, which highlights Americans’ Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures, stems


Self Destructing Top Secret Smartphone

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A smartphone designed for handling top secret communications has been developed by Boeing.

Boeing Black

If the phone is tampered with, it automatically deletes any data and renders itself inoperable.

Better known for its aeroplanes, the firm said it needed to help organisations get “trusted access to data to accomplish their missions”.



Creating Babies from the DNA of 3 People in Question

Genetic experts cautioned the federal government Tuesday that it could take decades to confirm the safety of an experimental fertilization technique that would create babies from the DNA of three people, with the aim of preventing children from inheriting some debilitating diseases.

The Food and Drug Administration heard from supporters and opponents of the


Many Believe Bitcoin on Verge of Collapse

It was supposed to revolutionize the global monetary system. Instead, the bitcoin virtual currency that has captured the imagination of investors and financiers is on the verge of collapse.

In a stunning blow to a novel way to buy products and services, the world’s largest exchange for trading bitcoin currency shut down Tuesday, triggering a


Judge Convicted, Jailed, Threw the Book at Kid’s for Money

Ciavarella Verdict

Hillary Transue, 14, created a fake, humorous Myspace page about her school’s vice principal.

Justin Bodnar, 12, cursed at another student’s mother.

Ed Kenzakoski, 17, did nothing at all.

It didn’t matter.

Sandy Fonzo of Wilkes-Barre screams at former Judge Mark Ciavarella saying that he was responsible for her son’s suicide on the steps


Covert Government Operations Against Websites


According to some of the newest Edward Snowden leaks as reported on by Glenn Greenwald on Monday, government spies are infiltrating websites in an effort to persuade public opinion and discredit opposition.

The documents from the GCHQ (the British equivalent of the NSA), titled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online


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