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Earth-like planet

NASA discovers Earth-like planet 06 December 2011 | 11:45:06 AM | Source: AAP In another step toward finding Earth-like planets that may hold life, NASA says its Kepler space telescope has confirmed its first-ever planet in a habitable zone outside our solar system. NASA confiscates eBay rocket      engine NASA launches biggest rover to      …

France spys on it own

Saturday 06 July 2013 France accused of spying on its own people in Paris version of Prism The French government spies on its own citizens in the same way as the United States, it was claimed on Thursday. The French authorities do not note the content of the communications, the newspaper claims Photo: Bloomberg   By Harriet Alexander 7:46PM BST …

Who snoops on you

What the government pays to snoop on you Anne Flaherty, Associated Press8:30 a.m. EDT July 10, 2013 (Photo: J. David Ake, AP) STORY HIGHLIGHTS U.S. tax dollars secretly used to pay phone, tech firms for data on citizens Fees that companies charge for wiretaps, email records, other records vary wildly Companies say they don’t profit; privacy advocates …

US big edge

Sydney Morning HeraldJuly 7, 2013-07-07   In worldwide surveillance age, US has big edge Date July 4, 2013   Big brother … and little brother … is always watching. Photo: AFR The saga of Edward Snowden and the NSA makes one thing clear: The United States’ central role in developing the Internet and hosting its most powerful …

Pope Francis visits St. Peter’s tomb under Vatican

In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis, followed by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, right, and Bishop Vittorio Lanzani, partially hidden, visits the necropolis where pagans and early Christians were buried under St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican and where St. Peter is believed to be buried, Monday, …