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Are People Becoming Dumber? Reasons Behind Low Human IQ

A new documentary broadcast by Arte TV Channel has revealed that the average human IQ is gradually decreasing. The authors explain this trend by the hazardous impact of the chemicals in our environment. Anthropologist Edward Dutton, however, is confident that the negative trend has been triggered by much more unwelcome factors.

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NSA spied on German Chancellors for 10 yrs, tapped 125 govt phone numbers – WikiLeaks

America,s National Security Agency has spied on German chancellors and their offices for more than 10 years, a new WikiLeaks report says. The three leaked NSA intercepts indicate that the US targeted 125 phone numbers of top German officials. The National Security Agency’s (NSA) intercepts published on Wednesday show that Washington has been tapping the […]

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Merkel & Co: NSA also spied on top German ministers – Wikileaks

Chancellor Angela Merkel was not the only NSA target in the German government, as WikiLeaks has released a new tranche of documents containing a list of the phone numbers of German ministers and officials whose privacy was breached by the US spy agency. Sixty-nine high-ranking members of the German government, including the economy and finance […]

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NSA’s XKEYSCORE spy program is “as easy as typing a few words in Google”

The National Security Agency’s infamous XKEYSCORE program, revealed by leaker Edward Snowden, makes searching the world’s private communications as easy to use as Google, according to training documents published by the Intercept. XKEYSCORE was one of the first programs that the Guardian wrote about when Snowden began leaking NSA documents in 2013.

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“US 4th-class allies France, Germany should cipher everything they have”

France and Germany seem to have a servile attitude towards the US and its foreign policy which has to do with their “anti-terrorism” collection capabilities. They felt they had not to upset the collection arrangements says former CIA officer Ray McGovern. The latest documents published by WikiLeaks suggest that America’s snooping activities in France are […]

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Snowden destroyed files before going to Russia – Greenwald debunks Sunday Times report

Glenn Greenwald, a US journalist who published the first reports on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, says allegations in the British press that Russian and Chinese spies accessed Snowden’s documents are lies aimed at smearing the whistleblower. Greenwald, writing in the Intercept, said that reports by the BBC and the Sunday Times that claimed Chinese […]

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Snowden will remain criminal for revealing that US spied on its own people

It’s unlikely that Snowden will ever be removed from the US wanted list, as he told the truth about the “bastion of freedom” that lectures other states while spying on its own citizens, said Matteo Bergamini, director of Shout Out UK. It’s been two years since the publications of the NSA documents by Edward Snowden. […]

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Snowden still on the lam 2 years after blowing whistle on illegal NSA activities

A lot has changed in the two years since Edward Snowden decided to let the world know about the NSA’s illegal activities, ranging from the mass collection of surveillance data, to tapping German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phones. Despite having his world turned upside down, Snowden says he has no regrets about the life changing […]

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Fate of Freedom Act surveillance reform in Senate’s hands

The United States Senate on Tuesday will decide which direction to go next with regard to the USA Freedom Act, the supposed surveillance reform bill that already has passed the House and been endorsed by the president. According to its backers, passage of the Freedom Act would ensure that critical counterterrorism tools remain at the […]

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Ex-Royal Navy sailor to RT: Trident whistleblower’s security allegations true

As Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly remains in military custody for criticizing Trident nuclear safety procedures, an ex-Navy sailor who backs many of his allegations has spoken at length to RT. Euan Bryson, 25, served in Britain’s Royal Navy for 4 1/2 years as a communications and IT specialist. Among his leading roles were positions […]

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German govt actively assisted NSA in mass surveillance – WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has released new documents showing the German government and the country’s intelligence agency, the BND, were actively helping the NSA to spy on European citizens and companies. Berlin had previously denied these allegations. Papers leaked by WikiLeaks, which revealed transcripts from the first 10 months of the inquiry (started in May 2014), showed that […]

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NSA ‘asked’ Germany’s BND to spy on Siemens over alleged links with Russian intel

The NSA has reportedly sought the help of Germany’s intelligence agency in spying on Munich-based Siemens over the company’s suspected business with Russian intelligence, Bild am Sonntag newspaper revealed. Siemens has denied any connection with Russia. The revelation came from an unknown US intelligence source speaking to Germany’s Bild am Sonntag, and is the latest […]

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Snowden says Australia watching its citizens “all the time,” slams new metadata laws

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden accused Australia of undertaking mass surveillance of its citizens and passing laws on the collection of metadata that he says do not protect society from acts of terrorism. Snowden, addressing the Progress 2015 conference in Melbourne via satellite link, criticized Australia’s new metadata laws, which allow the government and intelligence agencies […]

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White House psychologist implicated in CIA torture now helping FBI

Before the dust has had a chance to settle on the report detailing the American Psychologists Association’s complicity in the CIA torture program, the psychologist found to have violated the ethics code now appears to be helping the FBI do the same thing. In late April, a 60-page report entitled ‘All the President’s Psychologists’ pointed […]

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German govt accused of lying to parliament about NSA spying

Angela Merkel’s government has been accused of lying to the country’s parliament after it was alleged that it knew German spies were conducting economic espionage for the NSA. Revelations show that some spooks were even spying on German companies. Germany’s interior minister, Thomas de Maiziere, who is a close ally of Chancellor Merkel denied on […]

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