Private firms selling mass surveillance systems

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE GUARDIAN) — Private firms are selling spying tools and mass surveillance technologies to developing countries with promises that "off the shelf" equipment will allow them to snoop more…

Fight to unplug NSA heads to court

by Garth Kant -- WASHINGTON — U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon recognized the gravity of the situation Monday, as he considered whether to bring an end to the federal government's more…

Family of 8 massacred in Mexico

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="w1czFmaDoMSJ2nuYys1_ICUDfPsbHgEj" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (LOS ANGELES TIMES) MEXICO CITY -- For the second time in two months, the Mexican border city of Juarez is reeling from a harrowing massacre, more…

Snowstorm greets global-warming protest

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CALGARY SUN) — Dozens of anti-pipeline and oilsands activists gathered Saturday in downtown Calgary as part of a nation-wide protest focusing on climate change. The peaceful gathering in more…

'Pope Francis effect' boosting congregations

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE GUARDIAN) — Hundreds of thousands of Italian Catholics have flocked back to church since the election of the pope, according to a study published on Mondaythat credits more…

Fresh call for universal police DNA database

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — Belgium needs a universal DNA database to fight crime with samples to be taken from every newborn baby or foreigner who enters the country, a senior more…

Islam has no basis for claim to Jerusalem

by Focus on Israel -- Rabbi and scholar Avraham Greenbaum states that "in the Bible, God promised this land to Abraham and his seed forever and ever." Moreover he says that "we see more…

Dozens dead in Russian plane crash

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC) — A passenger plane has crashed at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people on board. The Boeing 737 had taken off more…

California officials protecting violent criminals

by -NO AUTHOR- -- California's Santa Clara County has been highlighted in the "Corruption Chronicles" maintained by Judicial Watch, a Washington watchdog and corruption-fighting organization, for its decision to protect violent criminals more…