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washington defends its reaping surveillance of millions of internet users over seven years of saying it only spied on foreigners outside the country. america and china are ready for an informal meeting in california amid fingerpointing over cyber attacks and their intention over washington's military build up in china's backyard. and president putin is set to become officially single after he and his wife announce their marriage is over what they call them amicable split after thirty years of being together.
live from moscow this is our do you are with me to one would say let's take a look at your international stories this hour u.s. intelligence confirms is collecting the private to messages of internet users but defense the move claiming the mass of aliens was targeting only none u.s. persons outside the country earlier british and american papers reported that the u.s. was tapping directly into the service of leading american internet companies getting access to personal e-mails photos and documents leaked a court order has become of the first a hard evidence of washington's a sweeping data collection program argues an associate should has more. after eye popping news that america's national security agency has been collecting information on millions of customers of one of the country's biggest telecommunications providers of arisan further information of the extent of surveillance conducted by u.s. officials has leaked out nine major internet companies they include google facebook
yahoo microsoft skype you tube apple a.o.l. and pal talk have been used by the f.b.i. and the national security agency to monitor photos videos e-mails audio and all other sorts of information tracking a sweeping scope of individuals online activity as reported by the guardian and the washington post a highly classified program dubbed prison accounts for almost one in seven intelligence reports made by the n.s.a. to the u.s. president and congress this is of course the first time that this prison program has been publicly brought to light u.s. officials in particular members of congress aware of this program have been keeping quiet about the sweeping activity of violating the privacy of american citizens and of course so all of this comes after a secret court order was obtained by the guardian and uploaded online this document revealed that u.s. telecom giant of arise and has been giving the n.s.a. information on absolutely all of the phone calls being made within the united
states as well as between the u.s. and foreign countries according to the secret court order which was issued as we know in april and expires july nineteenth phone calls of millions of americans are being traced through horizon absolutely regardless of whether or not there is reason to suspect that subscribers are involved in any criminal activity and it's also been disclosed that this operation has actually been ongoing since two thousand and six and renewed every three months. and the activists full these civil rights organization the coalition says the scope of the surveillance my not only have to best but also global implications. make a barely very good massive database of millions of citizens of almost all of their activities what they're doing and there's quite a bit you can construct from knowing every single place you go every day who you talk to and how you talk to them i can tell you quite a bit about and this is being collected on millions and millions of citizens
completely indiscriminately which means there's a chinese database of american citizens activities on a daily basis that the government has records control and is keeping under secret lock and key and we are no idea how they can use it to give us a million are where there's a wide range of people around who could be affected by this i mean imagine something as simple as your college and roommate was from russia and you stay in contact and you continually talk to each other that can be something every government could decide. create some sort of matter about you given what happened in the boston bombing then they can use that as a pretext to search your entire house and so i think certainly that not only international search. turkey's prime minister seems on shaken by the protests against his rule that have swept the country and. added one a brand that the demonstrations on a roll full and accuse them of turning it into vandalism calling for an immediate end to the under arrest it was cheered by thousands of supporters of hundred
turning home from a trip abroad and those who gathered at the airport chanting that they are ready to die for add one meanwhile tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators packed cities across the country again calling for his resignation began as a peaceful sit in against a plant demolition in istanbul's taksim square has turned into the worst unrest in decades consistently filled by accusations of the police's heavy handed dispersal of protesters at least three people were killed and thousands injured in the week of clashes some already voicing fears ada might not be long before the military is called in to quell the unrest. many generals and even former chief of staff of turkey are in prison now i mean this is a very special situation when they are waiting for the developments because the army will take control although if there will be more serious disturbances their way they may be the prime minister and the president
will start negotiating with the demonstrators maybe a piecing process i mean they're still waiting for something good to happen but if instead of negotiating with his own people the prime minister will keep conveying to them he's tough message even storing them up more then the you will see next week a week after some saying from the army and turkey as you know it has a culture all kind of fiction military regime democracy democracy military regime these things happen to them in the past and nobody will be surprised that it will happen again now. one of the main things the protesters accuse the government of is forcing conservative conservative islamic values and turkey that has been. a century in the auto to cultural center. also said to be demolished as part of the development plans has become a symbol of the current struggle. it's been
a week since the violent dispersal of protests here in taksim square and then goes the park and let's take a look at one of the most important fixtures or other structures that have been here for quite some time and it's right behind me the ataturk cultural center now it's decorated with posters and slogans but that's not how it was a week ago in fact it was slated for demolition so why is it important for people in taksim what kind of significance does it carry for turkish people not just in istanbul but all over the country well let's go inside and take a look and find out the a cam used to house ballet and opera and was essentially a source of pride for the turks people for them it was a representation of the cultural and political heritage left over by kemal ataturk but everyone said ballet is not an arch worthy of the turkish people not something that turkey should be looking and inspiring to and decided to demolish this art house you can see in order to make way for a new op or house a lot of people are seeing this demolition as an attempt by anyone to go backwards
instead of going forwards to do away with the with the ideas that were brought here by the church and to bring in early one's own ideas into reality basically you can say that at this point a key am is sort of assistance for the protesters be you can say took this fortress by force on saturday evening or the protesters in istanbul this really was a pivotal moment this was the moment when they felt that they are at least for that particular moment to remove the bottle it's a symbol of resistance it's a symbol of protest it's a symbol really of the turkish people coming together and saying we will not let go of our heritage we will hold on to it even if it is dilapidated and is slated for demolition doesn't matter what the prime minister wants in the symbol. r t. r we're closely following the situation in turkey as we have been from the very beginning the timeline of the unrest and live of days of anable twenty full seven on our website our team dot com.
today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing corporations throughout the day. smiles and warm handshake signs spectate in california later in the day where the u.s. and chinese leaders meet for their first summit but behind the diplomacy there's a range of prickly subjects between the two with washington accusing beijing of launching a cyber war against it and as artie's monopod mayor reported the u.s. is come to measures go well beyond being purely defensive. after months of muscle flexing comes the handshaking u.s. president barack obama and chinese president xi jinping will likely play nice for
the cameras but behind the closed california mansion doors of this first bilateral summits a tense talk over a cyber espionage hacking and rules of virtual engagement think of it as well as the jumble of biological weapons convention so one can make those sorts of weapons most countries agree not to do so or to use the. same thing is true of cyber everyone's going to be asked nations or knowledgeable we can agree perhaps not to attack the children's interests or at least not start doing however the u.s. has repeatedly accused the rising asian giant of widespread computer hacking just last week a report by the defense science board said nearly forty pentagon weapons programs and almost thirty other defense technologies were compromised by hackers some directly tied to the chinese military and government u.s. manufacturers have also accused china of stealing patents and designs of high
technology we're also clear eyed about the challenges in china. united states has expressed concern about the growing threat of cyber intrusion some of which appear to be tied to the chinese government and military china's defense ministry has consistently denied claims that its military is engaged in hacking and in turn pointed the finger at washington the country's top internet security official recently claimed to have mountains of data pointing to extensive u.s. hacking aims at china later this month the country will be holding unprecedented military drills with special i.t. units and even nato is debating whether it needs a manual on cyber wars while washington casts china as the world's most dangerous virtual threat the u.s. has been cementing plans to take down the enemy billions have reportedly been spent to create forty teams of cyber agents that will allegedly serve to thwart hackers while simultaneously launching offensive attacks against adversaries
a cyber battlefield that many believe the u.s. can't affectively control you have a government with many secure security holes in it you have a corporate sector that can't keep its information secure i am seeing this as a war in which the united states is not winning no matter the amount of resources it is putting in or the tough talk and even experts at home say now is the time for the u.s. to be working together with leading nations like china to establish norms for cyber space activity we want a global resilient open and secure internet if the u.s. and china fail to reach consensus on how to cooperate in cyberspace the consequence many believe could lead to a virtual cold war between the world's two largest economies and charted territory that could inevitably turn the internet into
a dangerous platform where friends become foes reporting from new york marina are today. still to come to think twice before becoming a modern day robin hood in the u.k. the desert policy might end up in jail for decades sharing movies and songs full sleepless. balancing the scales of justice we look at any israeli know all that some claim gives us sets the scene up by hand over palestinians in the west bank wall after the break. i would rather ask questions of people in positions of power instead of speaking on
their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on r.t. question more. well the british summer. time to. go back to. the. market. can find out what's really happening to the global economy for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines. was a report on our. thanks
for staying with us you're watching our team president vladimir putin has announced that his marriage is over up and in months of speculation about his private life the announcement came in a joint interview with his wife on russian state television where they called it an amicable split for more on the high profile divorce let's cross live to our cheese alexy you know sestina. let's see this was why a surprise confession i think everybody walked up and told what is going on what can you tell us about this. well if we can say that this news came as absolutely shocking a way that we would say nothing at all because hardly anyone had ever expected that the country's first and top official while he made a point would announce his decision to divorce with his wife and miller which are not of course there has been mounting speculation about the couple and the way things are going between them because for many months even i would say several
years they have never been. going anywhere publicly they have rarely been appearing at public events together and the news came especially shocker because putin has been seen as a man of traditionalist views and traditional approach to family values so definitely everyone who woke up in the morning and read the news were was quite shocked by what happened but ironically their decision to divorce to split up was made public not by means of a press release but at a public event after a bally show when the couple spoke together to state television let's listen how they explained their decision. to zuma sort of with this isn't. my job and all my activities mean i'm an absolutely public figure some people enjoy this and some don't but some people simply incompatible with such a lifestyle my wife has done
a nine year shift by my side basically the decision was mutual. appreciation. club like saddam i said it was in fact initial decision on marriage is over because we barely see each other his job keeps him completely busy our children have grown up they live their own lives now we oldies i really don't like being in the spotlight all the constant travelling is difficult for me we simply don't see each other. a public confession is shocking and it is also quite unusual for a russian leader to divorce isn't it well this something like this completely and typical for the rulers in russia something like this happened for the last time almost three hundred years ago with peter the first the very well known russians are when he divorced so of course this created literally a storm on the internet with the president getting
a lion's share of criticism for voicing this decision some of the people just cannot understand how come president announces his divorce decision when this is completely and typical of any couples on the highest level anywhere across the globe while there were so of course those people as well who have been saying that this is a rather brave step to make this decision public especially given the fact that it's always being kept in the secret of anything any problems happening within the presidential families and this is the sign of an open leader as some people on twitter have been saying this morning regardless of what you think of how good or bad this decision was or and how good it was or bad it was to make it public of the couple has made their decision and we now know that there are some from allergies left to be resolved until their divorce will officially become established by law and they have already said that they will remain friends after they split up as
a family you know let's say i think maybe they just want to do have some kind of control over the media frenzy after the. duel we'll keep following this story obviously in the next couple of days surely more information will come out. correspondent. right there's more on that story on our website here's what else you can find on our dot com russia airport stop a stall wave that dead body in the landing gear of the planet it was apparently there for days and made several journeys wind up way. and is a big loser for spanish lawmakers up to public outrage to put a stop to this counted strong drinks in the parliamentary cafeterias the politicians will have to content themselves with b.l. wine and coffee saying they don't want to show a frivolous image. want to make
a living showing movies and music be prepared to pay a hefty price in the u.k. owners of moneymaking torrent websites are facing up to ten years behind bars for cutting copyright holders out of profits artists are for it has the details. well there is one single favorite d.v.d. listening to music or maybe sharing that music with a friend file sharing is growing ever more popular and as its popularity so you too does the file sharing site the torrent sites that. link it as they great in popularity we've seen in the u.k. authorities alone with record company labels launching an precedented and torrent site campaign for the first sign of the count down by the u.k. authorities came in the form of a letter from the national intelligence and then it was that they found guilty of certain offenses to face ten imprisonment all see if you can see the founder of one
of the torrent sites that received and publish the less a sense of them by the. now he's asked to remain anonymous but let's take a listen to what he said i think it will i mean maybe also. part of the strategy that they're trying to make it is difficult as possible for people to end this threatening as possible for people to start the site but on the whole i don't think it's going to stop well here to talk torrents with us on to invite this little policy blog to thank you for joining us i think of you first of all let's clear up because you can see here you know people on earth. on their computers listening to music watching videos when it comes to torrents and power sharing fights what's the legality what's legal what's not well that's one of the problems it's a completely gray area. if you take a copy of somebody else's picture or music and stick it on your website that's
copyright infringement i would if you provide a link to somebody else's storage of that same content then providing that lead on the u.k. law is technically not illegal however if you create a website with thousands of such things and sizing around to make money. from that website under british law under u.k. law there has been a prosecution for fraud it's a ratcheting up of the rhetoric and researching nothing more because nothing is turning in the mall since these letters of been issued so anybody running a tour of websites are prosecuted under similar legislation could expect to receive a sentence which is four years in prison ok well we're certainly going to be keeping our eye very closely all what happens with the best vacation will bring you updates as well. to other international news now the number of hunger strikers at guantanamo bay detention camp who have been all spared has risen
to forty one in nearly a quarter of all the inmates according to the military the total number of protesters is now at one hundred and three that's despite president obama's pledge last month to shut down the camp and move the detainees that have been cleared for transfer the process of force feeding has been condemned by the un and many times described as inhumane by the international medical community. hundreds of left wing activists have staged a protest in paris of following the death of a teenager allegedly beaten to death by members of a far right group with the men to marry in one thousand year old student to belong to the empty fascist action movement the french interior ministry announced that four suspects have already been arrested. south korea has accepted an invitation from north korea to open talks on restarting joint projects negotiations are expected to include the closed case song industrial
zone where production came to a halt in april the closure left tens of thousands of people without work as pyongyang pulled all stuff from the area seen as one of the last symbols of cooperation between the north and south the date of all the talks has yet to be announced. the united nations human rights agency is reportedly working on a plan to compensate palestinians by israeli settlers in the west bank and this follows an increase of violence recently with attacks resulting in injuries and damage to property and a new un plan could help offset the apparent by is of israeli low concerning settlers and palestinians policy has more on the story. in the wild west bank gunslinging israelis and palestinians do not stand equal before the law they never did but even less so now a settler and a palestinian living side by side who commit the same crime put their entirely
different legal systems the settlers have when they fight to have the so-called gloomy law apply in the west bank shai dromi was an israeli farmer who in an act of self-defense shot and killed a trespasser and wounded thirteen others he was eventually acquitted of manslaughter and the law that was later named after him supports the notion that any action taken against an intruder is considered self-defense but until now it wasn't clear if it applied in the settlements it's an issue that's now back on the table the limits of when a septic can and cannot use a gun to protect himself or his property jacob taylor lives in the disputed hebron hills he moved here from south africa two decades ago with seventy four members of his family jacob claims more than six hundred of his pedigree sheep have been stolen by palestinians from his farm the rifle that the army supplied me but they don't even go out and walk with that i feel like shit night time when like when
they stole my ship i took their i float went out i mean for self-protection but the palestinians have a different version. i was in the mountains feeding my sheep in our land and the settlers attacked me and hit me on my back they did not just attack me they attacked everybody every day they are trying to take our lands but we will not let them. the law says jacobs case gets who'd in an israeli civil court in a military one the palestinian could be barred from seeing a lawyer for up to thirty days the palestinian could be held and interrogated for eight days before being brought to a judge after which the detention could be extended and extended and extended by comparison the settler would immediately be allowed to consult with his lawyer he would have to be brought before a judge in order to continue interrogating him within twenty four hours and he would have all the sets of due process that we don't see in the military court
almost a day doesn't go past without at least one violent act between citizen palestinians being reported many fear a third intifada might be on the cards all the more possible now that cities have been given the green light to shoot and ask questions later policy r t in the way spend. stay with us for our new special report love the best medicine coming up after this. the school board in batavia illinois has decided to punish one teacher for his bad behavior by putting him on a strict probation play or what did he do to be deserve be part of this probation plan to do so like punch a student in the face or to go on some sort of horribly racist or sexist ranted for
the class no he just reminded the students that as americans they have the right to not incriminate themselves to put it more simply he told the students that they didn't have to answer a questionable survey about drug and alcohol use and their emotional state since the data from this questionnaire would be sent back to the private company that created it this raises even more privacy issues than just the school knowing about the students personal lives i would like to commend this teacher john dryden for actually going above and beyond and telling the children something they need to know you know if you're going to live in a society based on individual rights it would help to actually teach children what those rights are but that's just my opinion.
that law and i have eleven children. nine of them are adopted seven of the adopted kids hiv positive along with. nikita was our first adopted child. the only one that we chose personally who. didn't select any of the others. didn't really consider it a normal. thing this isn't just shopping where you can go and take things off the shelf. i think all children really should have a family. and it doesn't matter if he's healthy or sick or pretty or ugly black hair all red hair or whatever all of them need a mom and a dad on.