Israeli mobile phones-hacking spy van scandal triggers privacy breach probe in Cyprus

Israeli mobile phones-hacking spy van scandal triggers privacy breach probe in Cyprus

Cypriot police are deepening their probe into a high-tech ‘spy van’ spotted on the island, owned by an Israeli surveillance firm and capable of hacking into any smartphone from a kilometer away. Its exact purpose remains unknown. The mysterious vehicle...
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Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler to cut 10,000 jobs and Audi to cut 9,500

Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler to cut 10,000 jobs and Audi to cut 9,500

Daimler, the German carmaker that owns Mercedes-Benz, has said it will shed at least 10,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to fund the switch to electric cars. Daimler personnel chief Wilfried Porth told journalists the number of jobs lost would...
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Oil Service Stocks – Uninvestable

Oil Service Stocks – Uninvestable

Interest In Oil Service Stocks At A “Career Low”, Piper Warns. Collectively, the consensus view is that the oil service sector remains un-investable. There have been few sectors dripping with apathy of late quite like the oil services sector. On ...
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German Navy in Hot Water as 18 Endangered Maritime Mammals Found Dead After NATO Baltic Drills

German Navy in Hot Water as 18 Endangered Maritime Mammals Found Dead After NATO Baltic Drills

The German Defence Ministry has insisted that there is “no direct link” between demining and the porpoise deaths, but that if such a link is found, “we obviously regret it”. A German animal rights organisation has pointed the finger at...
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French luxury giant LVMH buys iconic American jeweler Tiffany for over $16 Billion

French luxury giant LVMH buys iconic American jeweler Tiffany for over $16 Billion

The world’s leading luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy a 182-year-old US jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $135 per share in cash. The $16.2 billion deal will become the largest luxury-goods deal ever. “The acquisition of Tiffany will strengthen...
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‘Delete WhatsApp unless you’re OK with surveillance,’ founder of rival Telegram messenger warns

‘Delete WhatsApp unless you’re OK with surveillance,’ founder of rival Telegram messenger warns

WhatsApp is a “Trojan horse” exploited to snoop on millions of users naive enough to believe that the Facebook-owned messenger differs from its parent company, long beset by privacy scandals, Telegram founder Pavel Durov said. In a lengthy post on...
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Bridgewater Bets $1.5 Billion That Market Will Crash By March

Bridgewater Bets $1.5 Billion That Market Will Crash By March

At the beginning of 2018, Ray Dalio said during one of his annual speeches at Davos that investors would feel “pretty stupid” if they were holding cash. Over the following 11 months, one of the biggest market blowups since the...
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Israeli PM Netanyahu Charged With Bribery And Fraud In Corruption Probe

Israeli PM Netanyahu Charged With Bribery And Fraud In Corruption Probe

No, this time Mileikowsky “Netanyahu” was not investigated for war crimes, ethnical cleansing and other crimes against humanity. Netanyahu, a four-time premier, indicted on charges of bribery, in one case, and with fraud and breach of trust in all ...
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Corruption-Ridden UAW President Gary Jones Resigns

Corruption-Ridden UAW President Gary Jones Resigns

Corruption-Ridden UAW President Gary Jones Resigns After Union Moves To Expel Him From Office. Just weeks after the UAW struck a deal with General Motors, ending one of the longest labor strikes in history, the union’s corrpution-ridden President, Gary...
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Hydrogen Truckmaker NIKOLA Claims It Has Breakthrough Hydrogen Battery Tech

Hydrogen Truckmaker NIKOLA Claims It Has Breakthrough Hydrogen Battery Tech

NIKOLA Motor, the Phoenix-based startup that wants to disrupt trucking with futuristic electric semis powered by hydrogen, says it’s developed a new type of battery cell with double the energy density, only 40% of the weight and half the cost...
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Airbus wins orders for 170 aircraft

Airbus wins orders for 170 aircraft

Airbus has won $30bn (£23bn) worth of orders for 170 aircraft in another sign of the continued expansion of Middle East airlines. On the second day of the Dubai Air Show, Emirates announced the purchase of 50 Airbus A350-900 XWBs...
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‘War On Terror’ Has Killed Over 801,000 People & Cost $6.4 Trillion

‘War On Terror’ Has Killed Over 801,000 People & Cost $6.4 Trillion

The so-called War on Terror launched by the United States government in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks has cost at least 801,000 lives and $6.4 trillion according to a pair of reports published Wednesday by the Costs of War Project at...
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Trump just issued multiple war crime pardons

Trump just issued multiple war crime pardons

Trump, as a number of other draft dodgers, loves the military. But he doesn’t seem to respect its justice system. American Officers are Taught they are Above the Laws of Man and God. In fulfillment of a controversial pledge he made earlier...
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There Is No Such Thing as a Free Press

There Is No Such Thing as a Free Press

Udo Ulfkotte’s amazing book, Gekaufte Journalisten (Bought Journalism) was published by Kopp Verlag in 2014. The book was a sensation and sold 1,500,000 copies in Germany, but no major US publisher would bring out an English translation. Finally, last mont...
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Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional

Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional

  GOVERNMENT MUST HAVE REASONABLE SUSPICION OF DIGITAL CONTRABAND BEFORE SEARCHING ELECTRONIC DEVICES AT THE U.S. BORDER  In a major victory for privacy rights, a federal court in Boston today ruled that the government’s suspicionless searches of int...
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