Voice Of America
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The lawsuit further accuses Iran of trying to deceive Levinson’s family by creating a “false scenario” in which he was being held by an entity other than the Iranian government. It says a proof-of-life video received by the family in 2010, showing a gaunt Levinson pleading for help, and photos received in 2011, showing him wearing an orange jumpsuit, were part of such a ruse. In 2013, an Associated Press report quoted U.S. intelligence officials as saying they believed a professional intelligence service like Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security produced the images and sent them anonymously to the Levinson family. No comment from Iran Iran did not respond to VOA Persian requests for comment on the lawsuit. Requests sent to Iran’s U.N. mission in New York and its interests section office in Washington went unanswered. In a Wednesday phone interview with RFE/RL, which like VOA is supervised by the U.
Global Research
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I dislike Trump and his policies. I dislike Merkel and her policies. Both are my political enemies. But what I dislike even more are lying media which try to deceive for undeclared political aims. A recent example: In awkward exchange,...
Daily Mail - USA
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Washingtons Blog
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This is not justified since the latter categories of data are at least as revealing of a person’s individual activity as the actual content of a conversation. [ Correct .] Hence, appropriate safeguards must also be in place for these measures. *** It is important that government authorities carrying out surveillance, as well as civil society and other stake-holders, have a clear view on what they actually mean when they use these terms relating to surveillance .... [Otherwise, the intelligence agencies will play word games to deceive Congress the public and oversight agencies.] What is necessary is a more comprehensive and harmonized use of terms and their understanding in exchanges between governmental authorities carrying out surveillance. However, also oversight bodies of the judicial and political branch, civil society, security research and corporations should be able to understand and use these terms appropriately.
Washingtons Blog
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*** It is important that government authorities carrying out surveillance, as well as civil society and other stake-holders, have a clear view on what they actually mean when they use these terms relating to surveillance .... [Otherwise, the intelligence agencies will play word games to deceive Congress the public and oversight agencies.] What is necessary is a more comprehensive and harmonized use of terms and their understanding in exchanges between governmental authorities carrying out surveillance. However, also oversight bodies of the judicial and political branch, civil society, security research and corporations should be able to understand and use these terms appropriately. *** The Snowden revelations and their aftermath have clearly shown that there is a pressing need for government authorities to explain their work. This may partially be achieved through ex post notification of those individuals who are subject to surveillance.
BBC Parliament
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themselves and taking care of their future by taking out insurance. Of course, there are already received yours in place to reduce the potential for fraudulent claims being successful. I am all in favour of taking the strongest possible action to root out those who try to deceive and con the system. But.
BBC News 24
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They may have been naive but no intent to deceive. But Newsnight has a significant development on the story, we've spoken to a senior Tory figure who has told Newsnight there is going to be trouble for the party but not fatal trouble.
BBC News 24
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I'm told for that to happen you would have to prove intent, intent to deceive. And this source told me on the central thing, this point about national buses going locally and not being declared locally, it would be difficult to say an MP intended to deceive on that.
Slate
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Michael Flynn’s registration as a foreign agent raises questions about his work for Turkish interests and who knew about it. Did Flynn completely deceive leaders of the Trump transition team and the White House? Or did they look the other way? This is a reconstruction of what was reported about Flynn’s work at the time, either publicly or directly to the Trump team.
Futurity
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Critical sensors in lots of cars, phones, and medical devices could be vulnerable to hacks from sound waves. The sensors involved in the research are known as capacitive MEMS accelerometers. They measure the rate of change in an object's speed in three dimensions. It turns out they can be tricked. Researchers used precisely tuned acoustic tones to deceive 15 different models of accelerometers into registering movement that never occurred. The approach served as a backdoor into the devicesenabling the researchers to control other aspects of the system. If autonomous systems can't trust their senses, then the security and reliability of those systems will fail. The fundamental physics of the hardware allowed us to trick sensors into delivering a false reality to the microprocessor, says Kevin Fu, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, who led the team.
The Event Chronicle
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Our nightmare will then be fated to continue with ever-alarming intensity until we receive its message. Wetiko can easily trick and deceive us by materializing itself in, as, and through the medium of the outside world, which we then assume—as if entranced—is distinct from our psyche. Once the ever-increasing sociopolitical insanity plays itself out on the world stage, we have all the proof we need that the conflict is outside of ourselves. It then becomes nearly impossible to convince anyone that the source of the conflict is to be found within the psyche of every individual. The psyche has then become exteriorized, as an internal psychic conflict takes place by way of projection in the outside world in living (and dying) flesh and blood. The sponsor of the whole project(ion), the wetiko bug remains behind-the-scenes, invisible and unnoticed.
BBC Two England
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Walcott, you know, he has flattered to deceive at times. There have been moments where you have thought he is turning a corner and the penny is dropping, but he falls short. Aaron Ramsey, very gifted, but hasn't really, sort of, dominated in a way that they would have hoped.
The Hill
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The Event Chronicle
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Authentic spirituality is not some little flicker or buzz of knowingness, not a psychedelic blast-through or a mellow hanging-out on some exalted plane of consciousness, not a bubble of immunity, but a vast fire of liberation, an exquisitely fitting crucible and sanctuary, providing both heat and light for the healing and awakening we need.” – Robert Augustus Masters, Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters Spiritual Bypassing also ties into Spiritual Materialism, coined by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and defined as “ a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality ” where we “ deceive ourselves into thinking we are developing spiritually when instead we are strengthening our egocentricity through spiritual techniques .” It relates to getting “addicted” to spiritual teachings and practices, with people continuously looking for the next workshop, the next teaching, the newest guru in town, going from one seminar to the next, traveling all over the world to find “truth”, going from healer to healer, “master” to “master”, in the hopes of someone healing them or bringing them “enlightenment”.
The Free Thought Project
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The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) does not operate like Ali Baba and would never resort to trickery to deceive the voters, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He said it was because Umno and BN worked transparently and with mutual respect for one another within the coalition. "We also do not make U-turns just to suit the political needs of certain individuals at the expense of the party or the coalition like what the opposition leaders do. "The perception that the opposition tried to create is that Pakatan is a Malay-led coalition and not a DAP-led coalition," he posted in his blog sskeruak.blogspot.my today. On Sunday, Najib regarded the opposition in Malaysia as "Ali Baba" as there was no consensus among them on the person to be appointed as prime minister should they win in the coming general election. — Bernama
ABC News - Technology
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PC Pro
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Vaughn Highfield 2 min 39 sec ago Uber Uber is getting negative headlines again. The latest Uber controversy? It has been revealed that the ride sharing company has been using a piece of custom software to avoid law enforcement authorities. The application, known as Greyball, doesnt help drivers avoid police or evade capture, but it does protect them from authorities performing sting operations on unsuspecting drivers. Depending on where a user requests an Uber pickup, Greyball is designed to work out how likely that person is to be violating Uber’s terms of service and show either no available Ubers or “ghostcars to show how busy the service currently is. Its purpose is to deceive authorities who opposed Uber in a particular city or so its drivers can operate without disruption – even in cities the company hadnt been approved in. Uber confirmed the existence of Greyball on Friday and claimed that the system was still in use, albeit in a lesser form than it had previously been used as the company expanded into new cities.
Beijing Bulletin
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Politico
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Daily Mail - Science
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Uber has for years used a secret tool to deceive the authorities in markets where its service faced resistance by law enforcement or was banned, the New York Times has claimed.
The Sun Daily - World News
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SAN FRANCISCO: Uber on Friday acknowledged the use of a secret software program to steer drivers away from trouble, including sting operations by local authorities to catch law-breakers. In the latest in a streak of damaging news for the ridesharing giant, Uber came forward about its "Greyball" software after a New York Times report which said the program aimed to deceive authorities in markets around the world. According to an Uber statement, the tool was used in cities where it was not banned from operating, and the main intent was to protect drivers from disruption by competitors using the smartphone application to interfere instead of summon legitimate rides. "This program denies ride requests to fraudulent users who are violating our terms of service," an Uber spokesperson said in an email reply to an AFP inquiry. "Whether that's people aiming to physically harm drivers, competitors looking to disrupt our operations, or opponents who collude with officials on secret 'stings' meant to entrap drivers.
The Week
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How good are Ferrari? Looking at the lap times, it would appear Ferrari are in the same league as Mercedes. "Ferrari showed impressive pace throughout the week," says website Planet F1 . "The Scuderia’s SF70H also demonstrated good reliability with Vettel and Raikkonen hitting the 500-lap mark." However, the optimism could be short-lived, says Sky. "There is, though, no way of knowing what the teams' true performance actually is," it warns. "Engine settings, fuel loads and run programmes are a closely-guarded secret, making the timesheets a notoriously unreliable barometer. And Ferrari, who were fastest of all at Barcelona 12 months ago, have a habit of flattering to deceive in winter testing." More misery for McLaren After two years of building, two years of teething and two years of immense pain, this was supposed to be the season that McLaren-Honda gelled, the year that podiums and maybe even a win would finally come their way.
BBC News 24
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Dame Ben Te'o defended it in court. He served as acting Attorney General. Said his answer have to have intent to deceive. For him to say he did everything he could to be honest and open, did not intend to deceive or mislead the investigators Bourdy interrogating senators, I think it is a very carefully chosen word to picture he doesn't open himself up to any allegations of perjury.