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Pentagon: A Human Will Always Decide When a Robot Kills You

The Pentagon wants to make perfectly clear that every time one of its flying robots releases its lethal payload, it’s the result of a decision made by an accountable human being in a lawful chain of command. Human rights groups and nervous citizens fear that technological advances in autonomy will slowly lead to the day when robots make that critical decision for themselves. But according to a new policy di ...

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US Building Huge ‘Secret’ Underground Complex In Israel

At an Israeli air force base not far from Tel Aviv, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will supervise construction of a $100 million five-floor underground facility for the Israel Defense Forces termed ‚ÄúSite 911.‚ÄĚ ¬† No one in the press, including The Washington Post‚Äôs national security reporter, seems to know its precise purpose. ¬† ‚Ä® According to construction plans, ‚Äúthe facility is to have classrooms on Leve ...

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Supreme Court To Decide If Human Genes Patentable

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether human genes can be patented, a hotly contested issue with broad practical and ethical consequences for the future of gene-based medicine for millions of people worldwide. The nation's highest court in a brief order agreed to review a case over whether Myriad Genetics Inc may patent two genes linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. In a 2-1 ruling ...

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Guantanamo Inmates Could Be Moved To US Jails

The Guantanamo Bay detention centre could be closed and the 166 inmates could be sent to prisons in the US, according to a new government report. "This report demonstrates that if the political will exists, we could finally close Guantanamo without imperilling our national security," said Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman who released the recommendations. ‚Ä® Th ...

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U-Turn: Senate Moves to Eliminate Indefinite Detention Provision of NDAA

To screams and protests from the American people, Congress overwhelmingly supported passage of the National Defense Authorization Act which, among other things, allowed for the indefinite detention of Americans without charge or trial should they be arrested or held under suspicion of loosely-based definitions for domestic terrorism. A super-majority 86% of Senators supported the measure, which was signed b ...

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CIA Sued Over Death Of Scientist Given LSD

The family of a US government scientist who fell to his death from a New York hotel window six decades ago have launched a lawsuit for damages against the CIA, alleging the agency was involved in his murder and a subsequent cover-up. In one of the most notorious cases in the organisation's history, bioweapons expert Frank Olson died in 1953, nine days after he was given LSD by agency officials without his k ...

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Pentagon To Award Medal To Israel’s Barak

Israeli Minister for Military Affairs Ehud Barak is expected to receive a medal from the US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta only days after announcing his resignation. Barak will receive the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service from his American counterpart on Thursday, when he will visit the Pentagon. 
 The Israeli media consider the medal as “the highest award he could be given b ...

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ACLU Challenges Warrantless Wiretapping

Throughout its history, America always governed extrajudicially. Post-9/11, it became more repressive than ever. Modern technology makes it easy. Big Brother has lots of ways to spy. It can be done from space, eyes in the sky on drones, secret agents, neighborhood snoops, or electronic monitoring of phones, emails, and other personal communications. There's no way to hide. Privacy no longer exists. Constitu ...

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Cyber Corps Program Trains Spies For Digital Age

Jim Thavisay is secretly stalking one of his classmates. And one of them is spying on him. "I have an idea who it is, but I'm not 100% sure yet," said Thavisay, a 25-year-old former casino blackjack dealer. Stalking is part of the curriculum in the Cyber Corps, an unusual two-year program at the University of Tulsa that teaches students how to spy in cyberspace, the latest frontier in espionage. Students le ...

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Broadwell ‘Too Creepy’ For On Camera TV Jobs

During appearances to promote her David Petraeus biography, the author angled unsuccessfully for a regular TV presence -- but, according to a network source: "Something seemed off. She was creepy." The race is on to land an interview withPaula Broadwell, the author and Army reservist whose relationship with former CIA chief David Petraeus caused his downfall, and Jill Kelley, the Florida socialite whose com ...

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