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US and Turkey to finalize agreement to train Syrian rebels

US and Turkey to finalize agreement to train Syrian rebels

By End the Lie The United States and Turkey are planning to finalize an agreement this month to equip and train Syrian rebels, according to a senior foreign ministry official who spoke to Reuters Monday. Read more: “Researchers predicted Social Security numbers using facial recognition” and “DARPA seeking to create tiny, autonomous drones for urban […]

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Researchers predicted Social Security numbers using facial recognition

Researchers predicted Social Security numbers using facial recognition

By End the Lie Researchers were able to demonstrate something that seems like pure science fiction: accurately predicting the name and social security numbers of students using facial recognition technology. Read more: “DARPA seeking to create tiny, autonomous drones for urban operations” and “New year brings 23 air strikes on Islamic State targets by US […]

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DARPA seeking to create tiny, autonomous drones for urban operations

DARPA seeking to create tiny, autonomous drones for urban operations

By End the Lie The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is now seeking to develop drones small enough to fly through an open window and fly up to 45 mph indoors, part of a larger push toward smaller autonomous drones. Read more: “New year brings 23 air strikes on Islamic State targets by US […]

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New year brings 23 air strikes on Islamic State targets by US and allies

New year brings 23 air strikes on Islamic State targets by US and allies

By End the Lie The new year brought 23 air strikes on Islamic State targets in both Syria and Iraq, carried out by the United States and allied states. Read more: “Growth of smart grid in US brings new privacy concerns” and “Simple infographic reveals just how much of your private data Android apps collect” […]

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Growth of smart grid in US brings new privacy concerns

Growth of smart grid in US brings new privacy concerns

By End the Lie While the smart grid grows across the United States with 38 million smart meters already installed, critics are pointing to a host of concerns about the potential breaches of privacy enabled by the technology. Read more: “Simple infographic reveals just how much of your private data Android apps collect” and “BP […]

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Simple infographic reveals just how much of your private data Android apps collect

Simple infographic reveals just how much of your private data Android apps collect

By End the Lie While many people may be aware that apps like Facebook collect private information by the truckload, seemingly innocent apps similarly mine a great deal of deeply private data. Read more: “BP traders got insider tips through secret financial chat room” and “Russia’s new military doctrine sets sights on NATO expansion, Ukraine” […]

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BP traders got insider tips through secret financial chat room

BP traders got insider tips through secret financial chat room

By End the Lie According to a new report, traders with BP received insider tips of major trades minutes or even hours before they happened through a secret chat room called “The Cartel” that involved traders from JPMorgan, Citigroup and more. Read more: “Russia’s new military doctrine sets sights on NATO expansion, Ukraine” and “Protests […]

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Russia’s new military doctrine sets sights on NATO expansion, Ukraine

Russia’s new military doctrine sets sights on NATO expansion, Ukraine

By End the Lie The new military doctrine signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin states that NATO expansion is a key risk to Russian interests, just days after Ukraine made a major step toward joining NATO. Read more: “Protests erupt after officer shot and killed armed teen near Ferguson, Mo.” and “Ukrainian parliament moves toward […]

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Protests erupt after officer shot and killed armed teen near Ferguson, Mo.

Protests erupt after officer shot and killed armed teen near Ferguson, Mo.

By End the Lie After a police officer shot and killed an unarmed teenager on Tuesday just two miles away from Ferguson, Missouri, protests erupted and led to clashes between demonstrators and police. Read more: “Ukrainian parliament moves toward joining NATO, Russian officials slam decision” and “NY Times editorial board calls for investigation of Cheney […]