The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and its managing director Mark Scott are caught in a perfect storm. Critics variously driven by ideology, commercial interests or a combination have found in the ABC's decision to partner with Guardian Australia to publish the Indonesia spy story a big opportunity for the broader attack on the public broadcaster that is their recurring ...
On Tuesday afternoon Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott stepped in front of the cameras and reflected on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's reporting of the Indonesian phone tapping revelations. "I think the ABC were guilty of poor judgment in broadcasting that material which was obviously difficult for Australia's national security and long-term best interests," he said. It was ...
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walks past the Presidential seal in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) | ASSOCIATED ...
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BOSTON (Reuters) - Security experts have uncovered a trove of some 2 million stolen passwords to websites including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo from Internet users across the globe.Researchers with Trustwave's SpiderLabs said they discovered the credentials while investigating a server in the Netherlands that cyber criminals use to control a massive network of compromised computers ...
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Koko: A Talking Gorilla is a slim, but intriguing documentary about a gorilla who can literally talk. Koko, a gorilla who was six years old at the time the film was made in 1977, had been taken from the San Francisco Zoo and was being taught how to communicate with American s ... ...
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When I was a fourth grade student in Southfield, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, we studied the country of Norway, in depth. To facilitate this, my teacher and school arranged for us to become acquainted with a similar fourth grade class in Norway. Each of us was assigned a student and we exchanged mailing addresses. We dutifully corresponded and asked many questions to learn more about our ...
Over at the Columbia Journalism Review , political science shaolin warrior Brendan Nyhan takes up a matter that various pundits tend to obsess over: Would this age of partisan backbiting end if our lawmakers just hung out together more, and had drinks or steak dinners with one another? Sorry, no. Nyhan ...
During a Monday interview on CSPAN, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said "it is part of the Middle Eastern culture" to lie. "In the Middle Eastern culture it is looked upon with very high regard to get the best deal possible, no matter what it takes, and that includes lying," Hunter said. When asked if he meant that "all Middle Eastern countries are this way," ...
WASHINGTON Dec 4 (Reuters) - The National Security Agency gathers nearly 5 billion records a day on the location of mobile telephones worldwide, including those of some Americans, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing sources including documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.The records feed a database that stores information about the locations of "at least ...
With two months left to go before the big game, Fox has already sold out all of its TV commercial inventory for Super Bowl XLVIII to be played on February 2, 2014. A Fox executive said that the network has filled all 65, 30-second slots allotted to them by the National Football ...
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been on the horizon since the NSA leaks began: the agency is tracking the location of hundreds of millions of cellphones, including many owned by Americans. The location tracking is supposed to be targeted at foreigners, but in practice the agency is unwilling or unable not to pick up many American's data as ...
As the virtual currency rockets toward a trading value of $1,200, Tony Vaughn of tiny Kentucky town Vicco is trading in his bank account for a Bitcoin ...
* IPO priced at A$2.05 a share, bottom end of A$2.05-2.35 range* Raises A$631 million, making it second-largest IPO behind Pact* Prices Nine at a multiple of 8.3 times EBITA* Listing scheduled for FridayBy Jackie RangeSYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Australia's Nine Entertainment Co Pty Ltd , saved from going into receivership by two U.S. private equity funds a year ago, raised A$631 million ...
NEWARK, N.J. Dec 4 (Reuters) - Concert promoter Live Nation Worldwide Inc. must provide free tickets and discount vouchers to hundreds of thousands of customers to settle claims that it overcharged for shows at a New Jersey arts center, a judge has ruled.The settlement stems from a 2009 lawsuit alleging that concertgoers at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, were overcharged for ...
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When it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing, Rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.
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Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt took part in a series of hitting challenges with Sydney Sixers cricketers at the SCG to promote their historic series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which will open the MLB season at the same ground in March.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, while there are bigger names with bigger pay packets in MLB currently, none is better performed.
The 26-year-old has just claimed the Hank Aaron Award for the best offensive player in the MLB, adding to the Golden Glove award he received as the best defensive player, the report said.
It makes him one of the favourites to take out the most prestigious gong of the lot, the MLB's coveted Most Valuable Player, the report added. (ANI)
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