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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

 

British Politicians for Sale—and They Say They’ve Done Nothing Wrong

  Another reminder this week that schadenfreude is a pleasure best avoided by the political class:   Two of Britain’s most senior politicians, one Labour, one Conservative, both former foreign secretaries, have been caught in an embarrassing media sting. When the same fate befell three of Jack Straw’s colleagues before the last election, he chided them for their “stupidity in allowing themselves to be suckered in a sting like this.”Read More


Privacy Watchdog Challenges Samsung Over Home Surveillance

    The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a federal complaint against Samsung in response to the company’s alleged recording of private conversations. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Washington-based watchdog group Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a federal complaint against Samsung in response to the company’s alleged recording of private consumer conversations, the group said in a statement. “EPIC has filed a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission about Samsung’s SmartTvs,” the statement said. “Samsung routinely interceptsRead More


US Plans to Separate Kurdistan from Iraq

    The Middle East faces the vicious circle of US-incited changes of regimes and the established borders of Arab states. Perhaps Americans are guided by the view expressed four decades ago by former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir: «Except for Egypt and Israel, which are the true states, the rest of the Middle East – it’s just tribes waving their flags». The plundered Libya has ceased to be aRead More