UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the country’s intelligence agencies should have access to the encrypted content of messaging applications as it would help them prevent terror attacks. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with Dr. Heather Anson, a consultant at the UK's law firm specializing in data protection, privacy and cyber security.
The Festival of Chocolates, Sweets and Cakes was held for the first time on March 24-26 at the Military Museum in Harbiye, Istanbul. According to festival organizers, 42 confectionary companies presented their sweet products at the festival; but all eyes were on Angela Merkel and Donald Trump, whose figures were made of cake icing.
The US Marines will begin testing some 50 new technology platforms in April at their main base in California. Technologies that do well will be put to the hard test during a major Bold Alligator drill on the US East Coast slated for this fall.
Noted artificial intelligence skeptic Elon Musk, co-founder of driverless car pioneer Tesla Motors and space exploration firm SpaceX, is attempting to combat the rise of AI with the launch of a new venture, Neuralink. The business aims to facilitate the interface of human brains and computers.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has been slammed in a new report for a "a lack of political leadership," little "democratic oversight and accountability" leading to a "marked decline in public trust" at a time when the eurozone is facing crisis.
A man in Stockholm is now on trial for harassing a group of women with bacon on a commuter train. While the accusations may sound ridiculous, for the defendant, who ended up being prosecuted for incitement to racial hatred, it's no longer any fun at all.
The unemployed in Berlin get more government money than the police each month, André Grashof, head of the fraud department at the Berlin police told Sputnik Germany, adding that the police are going to file a lawsuit with the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe.
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