Smart Gadgets Could Severely Compromise Privacy, Says FTC Chair

The “Internet of Things” has the potential to be very damaging to the individuals using it, she outlined Smart gadgets of the future could put together a“deeply personal” view of a person’s lifestyle based on the data they gather, the chair of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission warned on Tuesday. Edith Ramirez said during her speech at the International Consumer […]

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White House Says Obama Would Veto Keystone Pipeline Bill

President lays down early marker against GOP Congress It hardly took the White House more than an hour into the first session of the new Republican-controlled Congress to issue its first veto threat of the year:against forthcoming Republican bill to a approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The controversial infrastructure project, which would carry Canadian oil to the Gulf of Mexico, […]

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Kurdish Fighters Push Back ISIS in Kobani

Kurdish troops now control at least 80% of the Syrian city’s territory Kurdish troops fighting militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have captured an important district in the city of Kobani in northern Syria, a Syria-monitoring group said Monday. Kurdish troops now control at least 80% of the city’s territory, according to the Syrian Observatory for […]

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