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snooping on a fresh meat from edward snowden reveals u.s. intelligence endlessly mind the world wide web with all of your e-mails and your online footprints. still. shipments to syria with mounting fears that lifting of the embargo was not such a good idea as the conflict in the war torn country fuels extremism on european soil. and the piracy law comes into force right here in russia raising questions whether it's actually protecting property rights or threatening.
a very good morning to you from all of us here at eight am here on. a search engine for all of your private information n.s.a. program called x. keyscore is that's according to the latest revelations from edward snowden freshly leaked documents detail what's described as the widest reaching intelligence gathering system used in the world. can explain. remember when edward snowden said he could wiretap anyone at any time be the president or a federal judge if he had their personal e-mail that he could see the content of everyone's communications without a warrant the n.s.a. came out and said snowden was lying nobody can do that without a warrant snowden's latest revelation shows yes they can and i say training materials that he had provided to the guardian show that the analysts use a program called x. keyscore to mine and norma's agency databases by filling in a simple onscreen form giving only
a broad justification for the search no warrant needed just type in the e-mail address and click search same with your facebook it's another internet activity it can all be easily searched how convenient analysts can also search by name telephone number ip address keywords the language in which the your negativity was conducted or the type of browser used the presentation claims the program covers nearly everything a typical user does on the internet including the content of emails web sites visited and searches as well as their meditator x. keyscore boast global coverage it uses more than seven hundred servers at one hundred fifty sites around the world show me all the encrypted word documents from iran no problem or this part of the top secret training material shows that language is not a problem x. keyscore can do different languages obviously x. his core is not the only data mining program that the n.s.a. uses earlier we learned about the prism program which the agency uses to gain
access to the private communications of users of nine popular internet services x. keyscore kind of like looks like their search engine it's their google of course as an ordinary non terrorist citizen you may be perfectly fine with the fact that some analysts say analyst may know more about you than your wife or your husband does but there are those who are genuinely concerned about the growing power of the n.s.a. . what if they don't want to certain person in office someone who would cut their funding or something this country has a history of weren't happy scandals after all president richard nixon resigned after a whistleblower whistleblower revealed that nixon's office had wiretapped his opposition what makes anyone think that or something like that can't happen today in washington i'm going to check that and with mounting public skepticism about u.s. security methods the director of national intelligence has declassified several top
secret documents detailing data collection of the discussion about surveillance tactics is meanwhile taking center stage right on capitol hill with lawmakers questioning the efficiency of such wide scale operations and more on the story right now that's why it's easily as well. well the leaks fired where it's noted have led to a renewed national debate on government spying and privacy rights the revelations of the leaks prompted the senate judiciary committee to hold a hearing on five the foreign intelligence surveillance act that allows the government program to happen now top obama administration officials are facing questions from congress at the heart of the debate is how to strike a good balance between privacy and national security week of these leaks the president said this is not producing revenue put in time for debate about these issues and i want in a statement because this is a debate over some of this committee. have been trying to have for yours a debate government leaders wanted to have for years but it's not happening until
now high profile leaks by snowden and bradley manning of what the role of government surveillance in the national spotlight so it and leaks reveal the vastness of the program that collects phone records on millions of americans on a daily basis now f.b.i. and n.s.a. officials are in damage control mode the eleven judges on the far as a court are far from a rubber stamp instead they review all of our pleadings thoroughly the questioners and they don't approve an order until they are satisfied that we have met all statutory and constitutional requirements in an effort to appear more transparent director of national security james clapper has just released some documents from two thousand and nine to two thousand and eleven that were previously classified but many civil rights and privacy advocates remain troubled by how broad the government surveillance program is and worry about the ability of the government to track innocent citizens at the senate hearing government officials discuss the possibility of changing the place the process to make it more transparent another
sign that the leaks are making waves is happening over in las vegas at the annual def-con hacker conference although it happens every year this year and i say security agency to. director keith alexander was the keynote speaker and we're hearing the participants of the event were to say the least now i happy about alexander's presence there proving that there is tension between the government and be computer hacking community but it's clear for the obama administration cybersecurity is now a priority and washington liz wahl r.t. . all right now to the trial of u.s. army whistleblower bradley manning into its sentencing phase where he could get one hundred thirty six years behind bars for releasing secret documents to wiki leaks former u.s. brigadier general was the first witness to testify he said that manning's revelations about what the military did in iraq and afghanistan certainly did
endangered troops would have made it the no deaths resulted from those leaks after a lengthy hearing on money when it was found guilty on twenty out of twenty two counts against him a large portion of them falling right under the espionage act but he was acquitted of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy one of the most shocking thing mr manning disclosed was a video showing the motor of civilians by u.s. soldiers in iraq with troops expressing no remorse about their own sions norman solomon is the founder and executive director of the institute for public accuracy he says while manning's releases did not result in any loss of life at the same cannot be said about u.s. officials starting wars overseas. when wiki leaks released the trobe interim ation giving insights to what u.s. policy for instance has been over the years in iraq and afghanistan we had been share of the joint chiefs of staff mike mullen saying and i'm quoting here. had
blood on their hands well it turns out that according to pentagon testimony on wednesday there is no blood even by their own account fishel account of testimony on the hands of wiki leaks or bradley manning when leaders go to war there is a lot of blood on the hands of those leaders we need whistleblowers who speak out with truth for human rights. and of those sentencing procedures are expected to last until the end of the month if you're looking for more details on those a witness testimonials and how they're on folding it's all about for you this hour right now that on t v dot com. what's good to have you with us here today on our team today is the day after which e.u. leaders pledged themselves to start arming the syrian rebels this unofficial deadline was set in may when e.u. ministers led by britain and france agreed to end the arms embargo since then
though they seem to have had a change of heart regarding weapons supplies to the syrian opposition over that of extremism concerns more foreigners are now fighting in syria with many coming in from e.u. states experts say that most of the westerners of radicalized and join the terrorist dryness of al-qaeda and the al nusra front a french official said this flow was unprecedented as in one year alone more than one hundred jihad it came from france to syria and while in nine years of conflict in afghanistan they've identified fifty she harvests who went to the country tests are syria has more now on europe's involvement. what are you ok on the syrian rebels or not that's a question that's been answered a number of different places a conflict began a mostly in varying degrees of light but ultimately always sending signals of support for the opposition it will be no political progress unless the opposition is able to withstand the stroke and put pressure on assad so he those there is no
military victory so we will also increase our efforts to support and to shape the moderate opposition we are prepared to amend palms and bulk of people for fuel. we must ensure that these arms go to the syrian national coalition into no one else to one half years on syria continues to pay the delicate complex picture a battleground constantly shifting as it is with western leaders rhetoric in american twelve hour meeting in may the need was agreed to disagree on syria and the u.k. and france successfully getting their way even though they were at odds with the twenty five other member states the european union has agreed to bring to an end their arms embargo only syrian opposition this is the outcome of the united kingdom and wanted rhetoric in the middest sense of the need up to the libyan intervention also led by the same players it's remarkable there you go they could simply try and
override the experience of libya because as a recent report cited by supermarket for the entirety of the of the middle east and if they were to go into syria that would be true to the power of tenet on august first e.u. countries can reassess their positions on syria and those who wish to arm the rebels may do so but as that day drew closer hesitation grew louder with david cameron acknowledging that there are quote unquote a lot of bad guys amongst the rebels and recent reports from syria show all kind of affiliated groups wanting to establish an islamic caliphate and dissolution rebels and defecting back to the government side before the war in afghanistan and before the attack on iraq there was no al qaida in iraq there was no al qaida in yemen there was no al-qaeda in somalia there was no al qaida in syria but there is not an idea that's not lost on the british prime minister there's too much extremism among
some of the rebels but frankly we do need to do more to help promote those parts of the opposition that want a free purchased a democratic syria and so we're not all being the rebels this are cilia r t london . and jonathan steele guardian columnist of international affairs author believes it's not likely the u.k. government will proceed with arming the syrian rebels ultimately because of staunch political opposition to the measure. i don't think the british government will arm the rebels at all because there just suffered a major political defeat in the british parliament because there was a backbench motion and a huge number of conservative backbenchers labor backbenchers and lib dems backbenchers voted against the issue they're actually voted for sorry to say that the government should bring the issue to parliament before sending any weapons to syria we'll never get that vote through parliament they will not agree to it they feel that they were cheated over libya they feel that britain went in on
a military intervention with france against libya against going to gadhafi without coming to parliament and they feel that it's not worked out very well in libya and they don't want the government to try and get this sort of decision through through without coming to parliament. so at the moment the western allies of the syrian opposition look reluctant to arm them and my colleague kevin aoun challenge to the heart of the of the free syrian army spokesman who said that despite calls for more weapons opposition fighters i don't know how to stop arms from falling into the hands of extremists you said you want more arms than from the west but what would you say to the extremely worried politicians in both europe and the us that have raised concerns that extremist elements within the opposition could get hold of those sophisticated western arms what guarantee can you give them that that won't happen. we're talking about extremists or terrorists that event in syria those
terrorist groups didn't karishma to syria they cross borders and we must find out how more than a thousand taliban fighters into syria and how well kind of members escaped from iraqi prisons and entered the country so there's international will to get all the islamists and terrorist elements into syria to change the military and political equation of the country downplay the syrian revolution we asked the foreign fighters al qaeda and down the nursery front to syria we won't allow any extremists or terrorists to dictate their agenda on the future of syria. are you certain that the f.s.a. really can control the extremist elements fighting alongside your movement we need help and that we need help to get rid of the syrian regime an extremist elements are against terrorism and massacres we don't want to kill people supporting the government because there syrians we want all extremists to get away from syria it posthaste syria there is no place for islamists in the country. and in the meantime
damascus has agreed to allow the un to investigate three syrian science where chemical weapons have allegedly been used at the u.n. secretary general has urged the inquiry to start as soon as possible now earlier this year the u.k. and france presented to the un reports with detailed evidence the weapons were used on several occasions consequently the us said its intelligence agencies believe the syrian government used the chemicals including the nerve gas sarin against the opposition causing up to one hundred fifty deaths russia though has said that it had evidence it was the rebels who were using the chemicals the u.n. investigation will be aimed at establishing whether the weapons were deployed in the country which side is responsible for their use stephen sonnenberg from the stanford law school he believes washington's should seek an international coalition of before it intervenes in yet another middle eastern country. the u.s. . his reputation in the middle east is not that of
a neutral arbitrator and so just should think very carefully before intervening in yet another middle eastern conflict when we're well into serious civil war i think it's somewhat disingenuous to suddenly. act as though. you know it is somehow our mission or the united states his mission or mandate to democratize syria so i would look with suspicion on a four on a us foreign policy that's centered around democracy promotion and much more interesting i think is the opinion of the syrian people and how they express their preferences in terms of how the syrian people wishes to be governed and what kind of polity they prefer to have. it's good to have you with us here today many more stories ahead for you in the program including the greek bailout certainly burning a hole in european we gauge the mood of german taxpayers obliged to chip into the greek rescue package as it emerges athens is facing to get the indian euro
financial gap that's coming your way in just a few minutes with the rest of the world's top. judges a sense on some. children the streets. that women kidnapped and converted to islam by force will be another year of moses for the coax the christians of egypt to the cross touching its future victims. the way of the cross and see. if the main competitor girl on the market is mother nature. may customers struggle with good. fight for each drop from an old turkey supplier.
live from moscow it's our team with me rory solution and thanks for joining us this morning here starting today websites with content infringing copyright in russia could be shut down that's according to a new anti piracy set of regulations which have been certainly stirring controversy lawmakers amy to curb online piracy and critics claiming it's opening the doors to censorship as good an explanation with artie's alexia ships despite that statistics on piracy in russia has improved over the last decade dropping from ninety three percent in two thousand and one to a little more than sixty percent last year it is still a huge problem and it is grated among the top five countries in the world in terms of piracy let me demonstrate what you can do on the russian web for instance you
want to watch a freshly released movie but you don't want to pay for it then you go to one of the famous social network websites and russia find the movie you want which is always a loaded by the users. and. there you have it credit to the owners of an administration of the website they're trying to fight this problem they're blocking the users uploading the illegal content but with fifty million users and even more than that registered for this website alone it is an uphill task something the new legislation is about to mend from now on if any website is having illegal content on it then it will be reported to a special governing body a watchdog body called who will then tell the website owner to remove this content within seventy two hours if the person refuses to do that then his web site will be shut down will be suspended until the trial in court it will be then decided whether the person is innocent whether his conduct is legal and he may relaunch the
site or the site will be shut down for good now this law even before it became a reality even before it passed the russian parliament caused the fury online and even some minor street protests with people believing that this will lead to censorship on the web this will lead to blocking of websites only on suspicion of having illegal content so some people believe that this new law will significantly suppress freedoms online and lead to online prosecution which is not quite the case if you read into this law but now let's compare how other countries worldwide are fighting the very same problem with piracy in two thousand and nine france passed the so-called adultery law which stipulates that anyone violating granting distribution rules is given two warnings on e-mails before the internet service provider is forced to cut off the use the internet access if the culprit persists he risks a fine of up to three hundred thousand euros or prison time of up to three years the most liberal anti-piracy lloyd is believed to be in the netherlands torrent
websites are technically outlawed but still downloading planted for noncommercial use is not illegal uploading it means breaking the law and possible prosecution japan adopted its anti-piracy law last year and it was immediately branded as draconian quite understandably some may say because. violating it would lend you a fine of one million yen that's roughly ten thousand dollars and a two year prison term often violators punished with both it's worth mentioning that none of the above mentioned countries have registered an increase in purchases of legal content since adopting these laws how the new legislation works in russia which stands in between not only geographically but in terms of the law strictness but has a far more serious piracy issue will become clear very soon meanwhile dot com right now four million dollars that's what i'm getting get softer for get him in a prison cell for five days without food or water. for the bus brain uprising where yet another top activist has been arrested details are
right now on the website for you to click away at r.t. don't. write. her straight. and i think that your. orders. are just a moment on the r.t. want update for the meantime just days after paying yet another bailout loan to greece the international lenders have found out athens is going to need billions more the i.m.f. says the debt ridden greek economy is facing an additional financial shortfall of nearly eleven billion euros over the next two years and that's really bad news for german taxpayers who lost part of the euro zone strongest member there
a large burden of the greek rescue this report now to peter. germany's politicians are being accused of keeping the country's taxpayers in the dark when it comes to just how much they going to be asked to fork out trying to get greece its feet financially the international monetary fund is highlighted in almost eleven billion euro black hole in the plan to try and get greece greece's economy back working it also highlighted the need for the writing off of of many loans that have been given to the mediterranean country now all of this comes against the backdrop of the german finance minister being in athens talks there in amongst there will be giving a one hundred million euro gift to the greece to greek people this is a one hundred million euro beef that supposed to help the development of. small businesses in the country and not near the news that they are well almost eleven
billion euro short of what's going to be needed for fiscal renewal well that's not going to come is great news to the greek people or to the german people who are going to of course be voting in a general election in september they're going to be told that more were of their taxes are going to be going to the neighbors in the south. is almost assured that she will get the money that it's required however the german people that will be giving it that money best pleased about having to do it i think. will still manage to convince people without any proper explanation they would just trust her i don't think that's a good thing because we forgot about one of the paramount principle softer more prosy people controlling the budget but unfortunately i think this will happen. i'm sick and tired of this you know my money but the taxes are paid to go to greece those guys the retired forty enough to pay for it i'm absolutely tired of it it
shouldn't happen this report from the i.m.f. also goes to show that some of the more positive signs regarding greece that we've seen in recent times like the leveling off of unemployment figures is really telling the whole story that there's still an awful lot of work that needs to be done before greece can officially say that it's on the comeback trail when it comes to its finances. far straight to libya now to open up the artery wall it's where a court has sentenced to death row minister to death. but he was found guilty of inciting violence kidnapping and murder during the two thousand and eleven uprising it was called while government supporters in the town of sirte to fight against the insurgency are just days ago another regime official was also sentenced to death of gadhafi son saif al islam is due in court later this month. to egypt where
in order to put an end to protests in cairo by backers of ousted president mohamed morsi and have no authority to say their citizens are a national security threat at all necessary measures will be taken three top muslim brotherhood leaders will also stand trial for inciting violence opposed to crackdown on morsy supporters has not deterred the protesters in saturday's clashes in the capital left more than seventy people dead. and vote counting is on the way after zimbabwe's presidential and parliamentary polls yesterday and the results should seal the fate of eighty nine year old president robert mugabe after three decades in power is declared he will step down if he's not reelected hours away from those of us were barred from the polling offices results due in five days the police also are threatening to take any action against. or i'm back in half an hour's time with more of the top world headlines here on r.t.
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that afternoon welcome to prime interests i'm perry i'm boring and i'm bob english let's get to our headline it's bad day and true to form chairman bernanke evil everday baffling or is it wall following message that pretty much gives him authority to do whatever the fed once on the fly all the while pretending to hear it is some sort of plan that even the plan or otherwise tapering might be tabled or nods get as zero hedge points out that fannie and freddie also have a hand in all that is now because the government mortgage giants who are supposedly being wound down paid the treasury sixty six billion dollars in profit so the billions uncle sam doesn't need to borrow as much next quarter which means a fed's eighty five billion dollars per month bond buying plan will monetize nearly seventy percent of all u.s. issued in the near future so just to reiterate because our heads are swimming to seven.