Masked men storm Moscow screening of film about Stalin-era famine

Authorities question staff of Russian NGO Memorial after mob disrupts screening of Mr Jones at its office A group of masked men stormed the offices of a renowned human rights organisation in Moscow on Thursday to disrupt the screening of Mr Jones, a British co-produced film about the Holodomor, the Stalin-era famine that killed millionsContinue reading “Masked men storm Moscow screening of film about Stalin-era famine”

Robot Dogs Now Have Assault Rifles Mounted On Their Backs

Robot dogs have been met with equal parts fascination and fear by the public, but their utility for military applications is becoming undeniable. Ghost Robotics and SWORD International have teamed up to create a rifle-toting “robot dog.” Called the Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle, or SPUR, the system adds a 6.5mm Creedmoor rifle from SWORD to one ofContinue reading “Robot Dogs Now Have Assault Rifles Mounted On Their Backs”

North Carolina Republicans Threaten to Use Police Force to Inspect Voting Machines

Despite the elections board stating there was no evidence of fraud in the state Trump easily won, the state’s House Freedom Caucus is demanding the right to conduct their own investigation A group of Republican lawmakers in North Carolina who call themselves the House Freedom Caucus are conducting their own investigation into election fraud, saying they willContinue reading “North Carolina Republicans Threaten to Use Police Force to Inspect Voting Machines”

Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters

Enbridge picked up the tab for police wages, training and equipment – and let county police know when it wanted demonstrators arrested The Canadian company Enbridge has reimbursed US police $2.4m for arresting and surveilling hundreds of demonstrators who oppose construction of its Line 3 pipeline, according to documents the Guardian obtained through a publicContinue reading “Revealed: pipeline company paid Minnesota police for arresting and surveilling protesters”

Facial Recognition: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver takes a look at facial recognition technology, how it’s used by private companies and law enforcement, and why it can be dangerous.

European Parliament calls for a ban on facial recognition

Non-binding resolution also asks for AI-based predictive policing ban. The European Parliament today called for a ban on police use of facial recognition technology in public places, and on predictive policing, a controversial practice that involves using AI tools in hopes of profiling potential criminals before a crime is even committed. In a resolution adopted overwhelmingly inContinue reading “European Parliament calls for a ban on facial recognition”

Russia extends ‘foreign agents’ law to critics of military and security

Legislation now covers citizens who study and report on those agencies and people working within them Russians who study and report on the problems faced by the country’s military, space agency and security services, as well as the millions of people who serve in those agencies, can now be named foreign agents, as Russia expands restrictions onContinue reading “Russia extends ‘foreign agents’ law to critics of military and security”

DA ‘Nearly Certain’ Officers Returning Gunfire Killed Girl During H.S. Game

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer revealed the update in a statement on Monday.  Investigators have concluded with “near certainty” that bullets fired by Sharon Hill police officers who were shooting back at gunmen during a high school football game last month struck and killed 8-year-old Fanta Bility and injured three others.  Delaware County District AttorneyContinue reading “DA ‘Nearly Certain’ Officers Returning Gunfire Killed Girl During H.S. Game”

Man killed by Belarus security forces worked for U.S.-based EPAM -firm

A man shot dead by Belarusian security forces in a raid on an apartment block was an employee of EPAM Systems, a U.S.- based software firm, the company said on Thursday. Belarusian authorities reported that KGB officers shot dead a 31-year-old man and arrested his wife on Tuesday after he resisted law enforcement officers. TheyContinue reading “Man killed by Belarus security forces worked for U.S.-based EPAM -firm”

Belarus leader: change constitution to prevent opposition from taking power

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko called on Tuesday for changes to the constitution that would prevent an opposition movement that rose up against him in mass street protests last year from taking power, the state news agency Belta reported. President since 1994, Lukashenko has touted constitutional reform as a way out of the political crisis followingContinue reading “Belarus leader: change constitution to prevent opposition from taking power”

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