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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Web activist, Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, found dead at age 26

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 10:04am by Associated Press in New York

    ... gurus, Swartz was considered a pioneer of efforts to make online information freely available. “Playing Mozart’s Requiem in honour of a brave and brilliant man,” tweeted Carl Malamud, an Internet ... more information publicly available. The prosecution “makes no sense,” Demand Progress Executive Director David Segal said in a statement at the time. “It’s like trying to put someone in jail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1126942/web-activist-reddit-co-founder-aaron-swartz-found-dead-age-26
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Architect of CIA interrogation programme, James Mitchell, defends use of torture against terror suspects

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:39am by The Guardian

    ... rapport-building techniques he used in interrogations were far more effective. Mitchell said: "You're asked to believe he [Soufan] was getting all of this great information and the CIA said, 'Well, never mind. We're not interested in that information. We're not interested in the truth. We're going to do this other thing. Why? Because we're mean?' I worked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1489660/architect-cia-interrogation-programme-james-mitchell-defends-use-torture
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York City police disband Muslim tracking unit

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... of the division by new Police Commissioner William Bratton found that the same information collected by the unit could be better collected through direct contact with community groups, officials said. ... and prayed. Plainclothes officers infiltrated Muslim student groups, put informants in mosques, monitored sermons and catalogued Muslims in New York who adopted new, Western-sounding surnames. After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484500/new-york-city-policedisband-muslim-tracking-unit
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Could Boston bombings been prevented with an arrest?

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:00pm by AP

    ... in Russia, were religious extremists. The Russians were unresponsive when pressed for more details. The FBI didn't find any derogatory information on Tsarnaev, and a criminal case ... A yearlong federal review into strands of information intelligence agencies had before the explosions found investigators could have asked more questions and shared more. But the review concluded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484499/could-boston-bombings-been-prevented-arrest
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Google’s Larry Page says US online spying threatens democracy

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 05:53pm by AFP

    ... information for beneficial purposes. He noted how shared medical information, on an aggregate scale and made anonymous, could help researchers develop treatments and patients select doctors or map medical care. “We are not really thinking about the tremendous good that can come from people sharing the right information with the right people in the right ways,” Page said. Page gave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1453281/googles-larry-page-says-us-online-spying-threatens-democracy
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    20 hurt in Pittsburgh school knife rampage; boy, 16, arrested

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:32pm by AGENCIES

    ... Twelve of the victims were sent to four hospitals. Hospital officials were still gathering information on their conditions and identities, including the patients' ages. Speaking outside the school, Morris Hundley said his 14-year-old daughter, Morriah, called him in tears. Hundley came to the school still wearing his slippers, hoping for more information. "My first thoughts were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1472222/mass-stabbing-us-high-school-injures-20-students
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Desperate search in Washington state for scores missing after deadly mudslide

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:28pm by AP

    ... dramatically," he said. The number of those possibly missing grew from an estimated 108 earlier on Monday. Pennington said the list was compiled from information provided by the public, and officials ... predicted that the number of missing would decline as more people were found to be safe. The lack of definitive information two days after the massive 1.5 kilometre-wide mudslide destroyed a cluster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457300/desperate-search-washington-state-scores-missing-after-deadly-mudslide
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Skydivers arrested over jump from New York's World Trade Centre

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:42pm by AP

    ... Although defence lawyers confirmed the arrests of the skydivers, the New York Police Department and the Manhattan district attorney's office had no immediate information on any charges. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457186/skydivers-arrested-over-jump-new-yorks-world-trade-centre
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid slams CIA for 'spying on committee'

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:16am by Reuters

    ... Feinstein accused the agency of searching computers used by committee staffers examining CIA documents for information on counterterrorism operations and the use of torture methods like ... to get classified information. Saying the dispute raised concerns about potential violations of the constitution, Reid said he would have Senate authorities begin a forensic examination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1453572/senate-democratic-leader-harry-reid-slams-cia-spying-committee
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US man walks free after 25 years on death row after murder conviction quashed

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 03:08pm

    ... But on Monday, State District Judge Ramona Emanuel quashed Ford’s conviction and sentence based on new information that corroborated his claim that he was not present when Rozeman was killed. His ... and by the unconstitutional suppression of evidence, including information from an informant”. They also cited what they said was a suppressed police report related to the time of the crime and evidence involving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1447083/man-wrongly-jailed-murder-walks-free-after-26-years-death-row

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