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#Vault7: CIA, MI5 turned Samsung TVs into spying devices, even when switched off

#Vault7: CIA, MI5 turned Samsung TVs into spying devices, even when switched off

The CIA and MI5 have the ability to hack certain Samsung smart TVs which can then be operated as a listening device even when the televisions are switched off, the latest WikiLeaks dump has revealed, raising privacy questions for homes across the world. The high-tech cyber espionage capabilities were detailed in WikiLeaks’ latest data release […]

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs. The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in the modern era, and escalated tensions in the already fraught relationship between […]

African Union criticises US for ‘taking many of our people as slaves’ and not taking refugees

African Union criticises US for ‘taking many of our people as slaves’ and not taking refugees

The head of the African Union has criticised Donald Trump’s ban on immigration from some Muslim-majority countries, saying it presents “one of the greatest challenges” for the continent. As representatives of the AU’s 53 member states met in Addis Ababa for a two-day summit, the chief of its commission said the bloc was entering “very […]

Amazon Turns Against Donald Trump’s Order On Immigration

Amazon Turns Against Donald Trump’s Order On Immigration

NEW YORK: Joining the battle against the US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said that the company does not support the order. According to a report in The Verge, Bezos reacted to Trump’s executive order in an internal mail to employees. “This executive order […]

Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Other Tech CEOs Slam Trump On Immigration Ban

Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Other Tech CEOs Slam Trump On Immigration Ban

Several Silicon Valley CEOs have strongly criticised US President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban against people from seven Muslim-majority countries, extending support to their employees affected by the order. Google CEO Sundar Pichai criticised the controversial immigration order, saying it will create “barriers” to bringing great talent to the US, as the Internet search giant […]

Black Americans fear racism, police violence post-Trump

Black Americans fear racism, police violence post-Trump

It’s been about 48 hours since Donald Trump’s surprise win in the US presidential election, but Alicia Scotland-Smalls still cannot shake off a feeling of shock and fear. “Given that racism was part of Trump’s campaign, I am afraid that racists might feel emboldened to commit acts of violence and discrimination against our community,” Scotland-Smalls, […]

Sanders: If Donald Trump takes people’s anger and turns it against Minorities, we will be his worst nightmare

Sanders: If Donald Trump takes people’s anger and turns it against Minorities, we will be his worst nightmare

Senator Bernie Sanders says his camp will become President-Elect Trump’s worst nightmare if he goes after minorities in America. The former Democratic presidential hopeful says he’s prepared to work with Trump to improve working people’s lives. Sanders, who endorsed Clinton after she beat him at Democratic presidential primary and campaigned for her against Trump, warned […]

Muslims stage protest prayers near Rome’s Colosseum

Muslims stage protest prayers near Rome’s Colosseum

Organisers staged demonstrations after authorities closed down five makeshift mosques on administrative grounds Hundreds of Muslims offered Friday prayers near Rome’s Colosseum to protest at the closure of mosques and other places of worship in Italy. The prayer demonstration was staged over what they see as unfair restrictions on freedom to practise their faith in […]