Monthly Archives: October 2014

Google’s Nanotech: RFID dust and socialized medicine

Google is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient’s bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a wrist-worn sensor. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29802581 The idea is to identify slight changes in the person’s biochemistry that could act as an early warning system. The work is still at an early stage. Early diagnosis is the […]

CIA, FBI cover up employment of Nazi war criminals

In the decades after World War II, the C.I.A. and other United States agencies employed at least a thousand Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, as recently as the 1990s, concealed the government’s ties to some still living in America. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/27/us/in-cold-war-us-spy-agencies-used-1000-nazis.html At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, law enforcement […]

Peace prize laureates call out US on CIA torture program

A dozen Nobel Peace Prize laureates are urging President Obama to make “full disclosure to the American people of the extent and use of torture” by the United States, including the release of a long-delayed Senate report about the C.I.A.’s torture of terrorism suspects. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/27/us/politics/peace-prize-laureates-urge-disclosure-on-us-torture.html?_r=0 The laureates told Mr. Obama, who was awarded the Peace […]

Egypt’s Sissi labels jihadist attack a foreign conspiracy

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says a deadly assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a “foreign-funded operation.”  http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/10/25/world/middleeast/ap-ml-egypt.html?ref=world Roaring in front of cameras on Saturday, el-Sissi said there are foreign powers that want to “break the back of Egypt,” without elaborating. He vowed to take drastic measures to […]

Putin details the western conspiracy for russian experts

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Friday unleashed perhaps his strongest diatribe against the United States yet, telling an international meeting of Russia experts about the American meddling that has sparked most of the world’s recent crises, including those in Ukraine and the Middle East.   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/world/europe/vladimir-putin-lashes-out-at-us-for-backing-neo-fascists-and-islamic-radicals.html?ref=world&_r=0 Instead of supporting democracy and sovereign states, Mr. […]

US explores hacking into implanted medical devices

US officials have revealed they are researching examples of medical equipment that are vulnerable to hack attack and could potentially put patients’ lives at risk.  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29737540 The products include heart implants and drug infusion pumps, according to a report by the Reuters news agency. It said investigators were concerned that flaws in the kit could […]

Amnesty says Ferguson police violated protesters rights

The police in Ferguson, Mo., violated the rights of protesters during demonstrations after the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, according to a report issued by Amnesty International on Friday. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/us/amnesty-internation-report-faults-the-police-in-ferguson-mo.html?ref=us The human rights group said the Ferguson Police Department should review its standards, practices and training to ensure that they “conform fully to […]