U.S., British spy agencies exploit ‘leaky’ apps for intel

Thanks;(Reporting by Jim Loney; Editing by David Storey, Bernard Orr) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and British intelligence agencies have plotted ways to gather data from Angry Birds and other smartphone apps that leak users’ personal information onto global networks, the New York Times reported on Monday. It was citing previously undisclosed intelligence documents made available…

Google’s Gmail down for users around the world

Thanks;Editing by David Gregorio, Bernard Orr) SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc suffered a service outage on Friday that briefly took down Gmail, the Internet email service used by hundreds of millions of people and many businesses across the globe. Google, which first acknowledged the outage at 11:12 a.m. Pacific Time (19:12 GMT), said roughly…

Life on a ‘Death River’ in Bangladesh

Originally posted on Vaniceseasonal's Blog:
THANKS;Monday, January 20, 2014 | By Sara Distin Springing from the banks of the Buriganga River, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is a burgeoning megacity. Already one of the biggest and most densely populated cities in the world, Dhaka is also among the fastest growing. The teeming metropolis — like so…

Life on a ‘Death River’ in Bangladesh

THANKS;Monday, January 20, 2014 | By Sara Distin Springing from the banks of the Buriganga River, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is a burgeoning megacity. Already one of the biggest and most densely populated cities in the world, Dhaka is also among the fastest growing. The teeming metropolis — like so many ancient cities — initially flourished…

UN: Iran Invited to Attend Syrian Peace Conference

Thanks;TIME WORLD By Associated Press Jan. 19, 2014 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says Iran has been invited to attend a meeting of foreign ministers In Switzerland on Wednesday ahead of internationally brokered peace talks between Syria’s warring factions. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters Sunday afternoon that Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has pledged…

Indian minister’s wife’s death ‘unnatural and sudden’

Thanks;Nirmala Ganapathy The Straits Times Publication Date : 19-01-2014 Doctors said on Saturday that the death of an Indian junior minister’s wife at a luxury hotel was “unnatural and sudden”. Sunanda Pushkar, 52, the third wife of high-profile politician Shashi Tharoor, died just two days after she took to Twitter to accuse him and a…

Putrajaya, a capital belonging to the people

Thanks;June HL Wong, The Star/ANN, Wed, January 15 2014, 6:11 I have a question: Why do some people seem to think Putrajaya only belongs to them? Silly me couldn’t help wondering due to the recent fuss over the mere suggestion of opening a Hard Rock Café there. And here I was thinking this was the…