• Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook in Menlo Park, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.
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    08:16 17.07.2019

    Facial Recognition: Why Facebook's 'Alt Text' Feature Can be Abused by Spooks & Hackers

    Facebook's "automatic alternative text" feature silently implemented by the IT giant on its social media platforms may be used to track users and could potentially be abused by hackers and intelligence agencies, say cyber security experts, suggesting that EU authorities may roast the tech giant for violating the bloc's data protection rules.

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    Pros & Cons of Quantum Computing: Will Huawei's 'Unhackable' Networks Leave US Spies Unemployed?

    Huawei is spearheading the quantum communication technology in a bid to build "unhackable" networks. Cyber security experts have discussed whether the tech giant's efforts would make US eavesdropping techniques, once described by Edward Snowden, obsolete.

  • People attend a news conference with Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, following the decision to not prosecute NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo at City Hall in New York, U.S., July 16, 2019
    Last update: 04:02 17.07.2019
    04:02 17.07.2019

    No Charges in Eric Garner’s Death ‘Part of a Historical Continuum’ of State-Sponsored Violence

    A day before the five-year anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced it would not pursue federal charges against a New York Police Department (NYPD) cop whose chokehold is said to have caused an unarmed Garner to go into cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, this delayed ruling comes as no surprise to many.

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, and national security adviser John Bolton, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Office of Government Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Hanoi
    Last update: 03:45 17.07.2019
    03:45 17.07.2019

    Trump ‘Could Be a Hero’ if he Fires Bolton for ‘Undermining’ DPRK Peace Process

    Pyongyang issued a statement Tuesday saying it would consider rethinking its moratorium on missile and other tests if the US goes forward with the “terrible decision” of joint military exercises with South Korea, Kevin Zeese, co-coordinator of Popular Resistance, told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Tuesday.

  • South Korean merchants attend a rally to denounce Japanese government's decision on export to South Korea in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul
    Last update: 03:12 17.07.2019
    03:12 17.07.2019

    Seoul Domestic Economy Issue is 'Fertile Environment' for Spat with Tokyo Over North Korea - Pundit

    The crisis between Japan and South Korea has moved on to a new level. Seoul responded to Japanese sanctions by accusing Tokyo of supplying Pyongyang with sanctioned strategic goods, including hydrogen fluoride.

  • Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange block the traffic on Marylebone Road to protest against the extradition hearing of Julian Assange at Westminster Magistrates Court, in London. File photo
    Last update: 00:25 17.07.2019
    00:25 17.07.2019

    What's Behind CNN's 'Spy Novel' on Assange-Russia Conspiracy to Ruin Hillary's Presidential Bid

    On 15 July, CNN released a story on how WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London conspired with "Russian hackers" to thwart Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential bid. Academics and political analysts have not bought into the CNN narrative, ridiculing the "Russians did it" claim.

  • Last update: 23:50 16.07.2019
    23:50 16.07.2019

    No Big Impact on Turkey-EU Relations From Gas Drilling Spat - Pundits

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The conflict between Ankara and Brussels over Turkey’s drilling operations off the coast of Cyprus is unlikely to affect the EU-Turkey relationship in a critical way, and yet a decision of the European Union to impose sanctions is a strong message warning Turkey against pursuing similar policies in the future.

  • German dressage rider Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on her horse Dalera competes during the World Equestrian Festival CHIO in Aachen Germany on July 21, 2018
    Last update: 18:01 16.07.2019
    18:01 16.07.2019

    Dark Side of EU Dressage: How Rollkur & LDR Ruining Horses' Health at Equestrian Competitions

    by Ekaterina Blinova

    Animal rights groups are sounding the alarm over horse abuse at equestrian dressage tournaments. Horse trainers Hector Carmona Jr and Carel Eijkenaar have shed light on brutal practices used by European athletes overlooked by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI).

  • Iran Semnan oil tankerker
    Last update: 09:03 16.07.2019
    09:03 16.07.2019

    ‘If US Decides to Sanction China for Buying Iran’s Oil It Would Impact Them As Well’ – Scholar

    The United States is considering the possibility of imposing sanctions on China due to its importing Iranian oil. In June, China imported more than one million barrels of Iranian crude despite Washington not extending the grace period during which countries can buy Iranian oil without fear of being hit by US sanctions.

  • A man holds the flags of India and the U.S. (File)
    Last update: 08:22 16.07.2019
    08:22 16.07.2019

    US Reluctant to Share AI Tech With Other Countries - Security Analyst

    New Delhi (Sputnik): India should tread cautiously with the US in areas of bilateral engagement notwithstanding recent interactions with President Donald Trump and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an Indian security analyst has said.

  • Russian S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems
    Last update: 04:51 16.07.2019
    04:51 16.07.2019

    Russian S-400 Systems to Increase Ankara's Defence Capability - Turkish Lawmakers, Retired Officers

    The first batch of Russian S-400 air defence system components was brought to Turkey last week. Moscow and Ankara signed a loan agreement for the delivery of S-400 systems in December 2017.

  • An investor looks at a stock price monitor at a private securities company Thursday Sept. 10, 2009, in Shanghai, China.
    Last update: 04:07 16.07.2019
    04:07 16.07.2019

    Trade War Targets Foreign Investments in China, Beijing Should Prop Up Economic Confidence - Pundit

    The growth of China’s gross domestic product (GDP) decelerated to 6.3 percent from the year earlier in the first half of 2019, in line with the 6-6.5 percent target span, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement on Monday.

  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, laughs as he speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
    Last update: 04:06 16.07.2019
    04:06 16.07.2019

    ‘Amazon’s a Job Killer’: Tech Giant Shrewdly Using Strikes, Layoffs to Prepare for Automation

    Trillion-dollar e-commerce company Amazon’s “Prime Day” has become a major digital holiday over the years, but employees at the company’s Minnesota and German facilities used the internet craze to amplify their grievances with the company. By the looks of Amazon’s plans for automation, however, their outrage may already be accounted for.

  • Hundreds of people arrive in Corona Plaza in the Queens borough of New York at the end of a march in opposition to the Trump administration's plans to continue with raids to catch immigrants in the country illegally, Sunday, July 14, 2019.
    Last update: 03:40 16.07.2019
    03:40 16.07.2019

    ‘Vile, Abusive’ ICE Raids Stifled by Communities, But Succeed at ‘Sowing Fear’

    While communities in cities across the US came together to make sure “nobody opened the doors” for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents over the weekend, the continued threat of such raids serves to instill fear in immigrant communities as well as among would-be migrants.

  • Three F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron taxi after landing at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 15, 2019. The F-35A Lightning II is deployed to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility for the first time in U.S. Air Force history.
    Last update: 01:47 16.07.2019
    01:47 16.07.2019

    F-35 Program to Be at Risk if Turkey Removed Over S-400 Row - Former US Congressman

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The entire F-35 fighter jet program could be at risk if Turkey is excluded following Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 missile systems, according to a Monday statement from former US congressman and co-founder of Turkish Caucus, H.E. Edward Whitfield.

  • F-35 Lightning aircraft from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., prepare for takeoff at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 12, 2018. The aircraft evacuated to Barksdale to avoid possible damage from Hurricane Michael.
    Last update: 01:39 16.07.2019
    01:39 16.07.2019

    F-35 Jets in Turkey Will Alter Regional 'Balance' - Retired Turkish General

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States will not provide fifth-generation F-35 jets to Turkey, as the move will change the balance of power, former deputy chief of the Turkish general staff, retired Gen. Ergin Saygun, said Monday.

  • Turkey
    Last update: 00:43 16.07.2019
    00:43 16.07.2019

    Washington-Ankara Ties at Lowest Point in 40 Years - Former Turkish Deputy Chief of General Staff

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Relations between Turkey and the US are currently at the lowest point in at least 40 years amid tensions over the purchase of Russian S-400 air defence systems, as well as Washington's refusal to hand over Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, Former Deputy Chief of the Turkish General Staff Retired Gen. Ergin Saygun said Monday.

  • Censorship
    Last update: 19:47 15.07.2019
    19:47 15.07.2019

    UK Conference Ban on Sputnik, RT Symptomatic of Broader Issues in Media - Think Tank

    LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK decision to ban Sputnik and RT from the recent Global Conference for Media Freedom is reflective of the fact that Western journalism has become hostage to the "fake news" debate, stigmatising any media outlet whose views differ from its own, President of the Solonian Democracy Institute Roslyn Fuller, has told Sputnik.

  • Protesters against Brexit and the possible imposition of any hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland  gather with a banner at the border (marked where the tarmac changes and the lines change between white and yellow) between Derry (Londonderry) in Northern Ireland and County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland near the Irish village of Bridge End on April 18, 2019
    Last update: 19:03 15.07.2019
    19:03 15.07.2019

    'It Could be End of Conservative Party Unless Brexit Delivered by October the 31st' – UKIP

    Prime Ministerial candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are set to participate in another live debate, as they vie to replace Theresa May in number ten Downing Street. But will the race for the top job in British politics turn out to be much closer than previously thought? Sputnik spoke on the issue with UKIP’s Graham Eardley.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen with military honours at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
    Last update: 15:45 15.07.2019
    15:45 15.07.2019

    Merkel's Tremors Leave Europe Speculating About German Chancellor's Health

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has had three bouts of shivering in a month, triggering a frenzy of speculation about her health.