Watching You While You Browse: How the CIA has been Hacking Your Router

Wi-Fi routers typically sit in dusty corners of homes and offices, quietly transmitting internet accessibility to computers, tablets and phones in its immediate vicinity. However, these unpretentious devices are a goldmine for hackers – and were specifically targeted by the US Central Intelligence Agency, the latest Wikileaks release has revealed. The release is the latest …

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Trump to Germany: Go Jump in the Rhine

Germany: ‘bad, very bad.’ Trump tweet. France’s brainy new president, Emmanuel Macron, said it was too bad that Donald Trump was not part of the Enlightenment.  Few Americans would have understood what he meant but Europeans certainly did. The Enlightenment was the glorious epoch in the mid-1700 and 1800’s that gave birth to modern science, …

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Funding Corruption: Why the World is ‘Better Off’ Without Western Aid and NGOs

Around the world, Western aid is failing to fulfil its stated objectives. Nowhere is this more flagrant than Haiti, where despite billions flowing in to the ravaged country, little progress has been made since the 2010 earthquake. A former UN development expert has suggested the country – and others – may well fare better without. …

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Manchester, Berlin, Paris, Nice, London, New York: Passports and IDs Mysteriously Discovered in the Wake of Terror Attacks

This article reviews the “mysterious” phenomenon of IDs and Passports of terror suspects routinely discovered (often in the rubble) in the wake of a terrorist attack. In most cases the alleged suspect was known to the authorities. Is there a pattern? The ID papers of the suspect are often left behind, discovered by police in …

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Donald Trump’s Unhappy NATO Visit as US and Europe Drift Apart

European leaders annoyed by Trump's calls to increase defence spending, making NATO look too obviously like a protection racket. Having been showered with compliments in Saudi Arabia and Israel, Donald Trump’s visit to Europe where he has met the US’s formal allies in the NATO and G7 formats, have gone unhappily. Despite efforts on both …

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‘Nodding like Bobbleheads’: Putin Slams NATO’s Support for US Violation of International Law in Syria

The missile strike on Syria was a clear breach of international law, while Washington’s claim that Damascus carried out the chemical attack that the US used as its casus belli is yet to be proven by any hard evidence, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “What was the reaction of the NATO allies? All of them …

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