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Aug 26, 2014

Hackers prey on Russian patriotism to grow the Kelihos botnet

The cybercriminal gang behind the Kelihos botnet is tricking users into installing malware on their computers by appealing to pro-Russian sentiments stoked by recent international sanctions against the country. Researchers from security firms Websens...

Aug 19, 2014

Overstock to Allow International Customers to Pay in Bitcoin

The move by popular retailers like Overstock to accept Bitcoins for international transactions could lead to more widespread adoption of the virtual currency...

Aug 12, 2014

Egypt's leader in Russia for talks on arms, trade

(AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi focused on boosting trade and military cooperation on his first presidential visit to Russia, where he was greeted with a display of weapons right upon arrival. Russia has signaled its desire to expand... #Egypt #Vladimir Putin #Middle East #Human Rights Watch

Aug 17, 2014

Kim Dotcom: from playboy entrepreneur to political firebrand

He was the flamboyant founder of the popular Megaupload site. But when the US got New Zealand police to arrest him on charges of internet piracy, Kim Dotcom began a remarkable fightback There are no hot-tubs. No super-yachts. No models in bikinis. My... #Hollywood #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Auckland, NZ #Christchurch #Kim Dotcom #New Zealand

Aug 12, 2014

HRW: Likely crimes against humanity in Egypt

(AP) -- The New-York based Human Rights Watch called Tuesday for an international commission of inquiry into mass killings by Egyptian security forces last summer, saying they likely amount to crimes against humanity. Based on a year-long investigati... #Cairo #Egypt #Human Rights Watch #Mohamed Morsi

Aug 15, 2014

United Nations security council unanimously blacklists Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria video

The United Nations security council votes unanimously to adopt a resolution to blacklist those who finance, recruit or supply weapons to Islamic State (IS) insurgents. The resolution currently places six members of IS, including the spokesperson Abu ... #Syria #Iraq #United Nations

Aug 08, 2014

New Yorkers fall in love with puppies on Tinder

New Yorkers on Tinder are falling in puppy love, literally. Last week, dogs started to pop up on the popular dating app in the New York City area, and residents are swiping right. Social Tees Animal Rescue , a no-kill shelter in the East Village, tea... #Syria #Iraq #United Nations

Aug 03, 2014

Sonenshine: Moscow isn't lovin' it

Happy meals may be on the chopping block in Moscow. Reports from Rospotrebnadzor -- the Russian Consumer Protection Agency say Russian officials have filed a claim accusing McDonald's of violating consumer-safety and labeling regulations. If accepted... #Vladimir Putin #McDonald's #Soviet Union #Thomas Friedman #Mikhail Gorbachev #New York Times Company #Good Housekeeping

Aug 05, 2014

Gaza blockade must end

The UN should mandate an end to the siege of Gaza as a first step towards a settlement Israelis and Palestinians are still burying loved ones killed during Gazas third war in six years. Since 8 July, more than 1,800 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives h... #Israel #Europe #Hamas

Aug 29, 2014

Can international law protect the Yazidis?

After the Islamic State's recent incursion into Iraqi Kurdistan and its targeting of minorities, and particularly Yazidis, the response of major world powers has been remarkably contradictory and undermining. Hundreds of thousands of Yazidis have had... #Iraq #The Pentagon #Barack Obama #Rwanda #Iraqi Kurdistan