by on August 3, 2019
ANTALYA, Turkey Air-to-surface missiles developed for the F-35 fighter jet could be used with Turkey’s locally-developed national combat aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the country's industry and technology minister said on Saturday. Two countries developed the SOM-J cruise missile, said Mustafa Varank during a press briefing at the 22nd National Sky Observation Festival in Antalya. "If the countries in the F-35 program want to buy this type of cruise missile, we can easily sell...
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by on July 30, 2019
The “Five Eyes” intelligence chiefs are demanding backdoor access to encrypted messaging apps, arguing Big Tech should give up users' privacy to combat terrorism and child predators. “Tech companies should include mechanisms in the design of their encrypted products and services whereby governments, acting with appropriate legal authority, can obtain access to data,” the Five Eyes – an alliance of intelligence agency directors from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand – declared in an...
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by on July 30, 2019
Warning against fake news, which is made up and circulated in social media, Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) Director General Ibrahim Eren said Tuesday the mainstream media was regaining its space thanks to its reliability. ''The most important thing that the people seek is a reliable news source,'' he said. ''For this reason, the mainstream media and journalism have started to return to the center stage,” Eren told Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of the 5th Global News Forum (...
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by on July 30, 2019
The expansion of home tech products to make life increasingly convenient requires consumer privacy sacrifices, the full extent of which won’t be revealed for years to come, but have been hinted at through a slew of missteps. This past week Amazon hit headlines after its virtual assistant Alexa was caught passively recording couples arguing, having intimate family discussions and even having sex (apparently sex noises can trigger Alexa-activated Echo speakers).
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by on July 27, 2019
Google’s smart speakers are recording users when they least expect it, according to temp worker language experts hired by the company to listen to the snippets – which include some of users’ most private moments. Google is able to claim it does not listen to the recordings Google Home devices are constantly generating only because it contracts the job out to temp workers. These “language experts,” as they are called, use a collaborative system built by the company to share and analyze sound sni...
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by on July 27, 2019
TECH guru Steve Wozniak has recommended that Facebook users ‘figure out a way to get off’ the social network due to ongoing privacy concerns. Wozniak deleted his Facebook account in 2018 after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. “There are many different kinds of people, and some [of] the benefits of Facebook are worth the loss of privacy,” Wozniak told TMZ tabloid, which spoke with the tech guru at Reagan National Airport in DC. “But to many like myself, my recommendation is – to most people – yo...
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by on July 27, 2019
Apple’s Siri AI assistant sends audio of sexual encounters, embarrassing medical information, drug deals, and other private moments recorded without users’ knowledge to human ‘graders’ for evaluation, a whistleblower has revealed. Recordings from Apple’s Siri voice assistant are fed to human contractors around the world, who grade the AI based on the quality of its response and whether its activation was deliberate, according to an anonymous contractor who spoke to the Guardian. They claimed acc...
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by on July 25, 2019
MOGADISHU, Somalia At six people including two district commissioners were killed, in a suicide bomb attack on a government building, in Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday. The mayor of the capital and governor of Benaadir administrative region were wounded, officials said. Somali Information Minister Mohamed Abdi Hayir Mareye, told reporters that the killed included commissioners of Waberi and Abdi Asis districts and three directors of Benaadir regional administration. “Governor of Ben...
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by on July 25, 2019
The delivery of the first batch of Russian S-400 defense system equipment to Murted Air Base in capital Ankara has been completed on July 25, the nation’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday. The 2nd batch of Russian S-400 missile defense system equipment is expected to be delivered to Turkish capital Ankara, Colonel Tamer Zincir said during a press conference on Thursday. The delivery of S-400 components began on July 12 and is set to continue through April 2020. Turkey and the U.S. have be...
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by on July 25, 2019
ANKARA President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that Russia’s move allowing visa-free travel to Turkish citizens was a fruit of their friendly relations. "The Russian move allowing visa-free travel to Turkish citizens is a result of warm relations and dialogue," Erdogan said addressing a joint news conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad. Under a decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish holders of special and service passports paying short-term...
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by on April 30, 2019
The president first visited last Tuesday 12 march 2019, Djibouti, which is the last colony to gain independence from France in 1977. The president pledged a “respectful” partnership in the face of growing African indebtedness to China, which is fast expanding its foothold on the continent. Djibouti, the smallest east African countries has a paramount role to the region due to its strategic location along a key shipping lane leading to the Suez Canal. Djibouti is going to be the new Dubai in the...
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by on April 24, 2019
Sri Lanka experienced intense terror attacks that led the world to panic on Sunday. As many as 290 people lost their lives as bombs went off in churches and hotels. A total of 84 bomb detonators were discovered yesterday in the country. After the attack that turned the Islamic Friday prayer in New Zealand into a massacre, this is the second phase of the terror storm that hit Asia, and it is going to intensify. There will be more to follow; there will be new terrorist attacks aimed at escalating...
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