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Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Google eavesdropping toolPrivacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer.

First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium browser – the open source basis for Google’s Chrome – began remotely installing audio-snooping code that was capable of listening to users.


Chuck Blazer agreed to go undercover at Fifa to avoid potential 75-year sentence

Chuck BlazerFormer Fifa executive Chuck Blazer agreed to go “undercover” to help the US government expose widespread corruption across world football in order to avoid spending the rest of his life in prison, according to details of his plea bargain made public on Monday.

Blazer, 70, pleaded guilty to 10 charges, including bribery, money laundering and tax evasion, in 2013. The charges carried a maximum concurrent imprisonment term of 75 years, but Blazer agreed to become an informant for the FBI and US justice department – and collect evidence implicating other Fifa executives – in return for immunity from prosecution.


Unapologetic Rachel Dolezal resigns from NAACP chapter over race 'storm'

Rachel DolezalRachel Dolezal, the civil-rights leader in the middle of a firestorm over accusations that she has been misrepresenting herself as black, has resigned unapologetically from her post at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The story of Dolezal “passing” for a different race quickly went viral on Friday after her parents told a local news station that their daughter, who had publicly cited her African lineage, is actually of Czech and German heritage – with “traces of Native American ancestry”.


New Michigan law lets adoption agencies decline referrals

Rick snyderGov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed a law letting private adoption agencies with state contracts decline to participate in referrals against their religious beliefs, despite criticism that it amounts to government-sanctioned discrimination against gay couples.

The Republican told The Associated Press that the legislation codifies an existing practice within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which relies on private agencies to help find temporary or permanent homes for 13,000 children in foster care at any given time.


Pope sets up bishops' tribunal in pedophile cases

Pope opens tribunalPope Francis has authorized a tribunal to deal with accountability of bishops in pedophile priest cases, the Vatican announced Wednesday.

He approved the creation of a tribunal under the Vatican agency Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with "adequate resources" so bishops can report cases of alleged child abuse by priests, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said. The move is unprecedented and establishes a permanent body to make bishops more responsible for reporting cases of abuse, as recommended by the Pope's new panel of advisors on clerical sex abuse.


Lawyer reveals Snowden meeting with Argentine president

snowdenAn attorney for ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said Saturday that the whistleblower met Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner in April and discussed US surveillance operations.

The meeting with Kirchner, Snowden's first with a head of state, took place when the president visited Russia at the end of April, Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, told Blue FM.


Vets, visitors return to Normandy to mark D-Day anniversary

D-DayAllied veterans and families of their fallen comrades gathered Saturday at the U.S. cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach to mark the 71st anniversary of the D-Day invasion that helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.

Visitors and cadets from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland watched as a bagpipe band paraded at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, amid the thousands of white marble crosses and Stars of David of servicemen and women who lost their lives during the invasion.


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