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the as. president obama defends the recently revealed massive aliens program that monitors almost every aspect of people's internet and phone activity same security goals just of by invasion of privacy. a love hate relationship by the u.s. press is china it was suspected hackers attacked as america's shaky recovery becomes increasingly dependent on china's invests. and lads' mags in the u.k. may soon be going under the counter as feminist groups descend upon the industry to have them removed from the high street.
you're watching already live for mom also headquarters i'm to bomb would say it's good to have your company with us. president obama has defended his administration's a sweeping surveillance program in response or is paulson revealing the m president a scale of spying on america's cell phone and internet activity in the u.s. lead us i think meant on people's privacy was modest and necessary for the country's security his remarks however led to some congress members accusing him of betraying the values you once advocated and associates have now reports from the u.s. . and a massive leak on the extent of surveillance on hundreds of millions of people dubbed breathtaking by civil rights groups and outraged americans more revelations on what exactly u.s. officials have been popping into the light america's national security agency has been using three of the biggest u.s. telecom companies verizon and sprint to monitor all phone calls made by subscribers
now combined keep in mind these three companies have a staggering almost three hundred million customers and the spying is reportedly done regardless of whether or not there is reason to suspect describers of any criminal activity and this is of course shocking this includes all of the phone calls being made within the united states as well as between the u.s. and foreign countries making really the scope of this tracking system even wider than american territory and of course this comes at a time after the obama administration acknowledges the existence of an n.s.a. and f.b.i. program dubbed prism in a nutshell this program what it entails is nine major internet companies that include google facebook yahoo microsoft skype you tube apple a.o.l. and pal talk have been used by u.s. officials to monitor photos videos e-mails and audio to all other sorts of information tracking a really sweeping scope of individual's online activity and the n.s.a. is of course you know traditionally understood to gather foreign intelligence so
the tracking of hundreds of millions of americans online accounts on u.s. territory through american companies is certainly a pugil revolution to put it mildly but because of the popularity of these web companies such as google and facebook for instance it's absolutely obvious that communication spied upon does not just include americans and overall just staggering all consuming monitoring of personal data that is a major eye opening example of what obama's administration has been up to we have heard comments from europe mainly germany for example about the need to clarify the scope of this u.s. program on questions are also being asked about the extent of the knowledge of the british government in terms of what kind of knowledge it had on the survey. city and how it might have cooperated and dealt with the u.s. on this as well and it's important to note that online freedom fighting group anonymous has leaked a total of thirteen documents curiously one of them the us department of defense so-called strategic vision for controlling the internet and on an intelligence sharing network which shares data with partners around the world and obama's
comments on this major scandal have also been pretty curious basically the us president in a nutshell says that absolute security cannot walk hand in hand with privacy and lack of inconvenience and you know putting aside the claim of absolute security in the u.s. certainly something that has reason to be widely questioned this seems to be a statement completely opposing a belief voiced by our founding father benjamin franklin the those willing to give up liberty for some safety don't deserve either one but apparently the roots of the american history that the country prides itself in now irrelevant as obama's administration tries to wash off the amount of dirt released under a leader who swore by transparency as well as present of u.s. practices of democracy to the rest of the world absolutely stellar well this is not the first time the national security agency has come under fire for meth is infringing people's rights we spoke to william binney who worked for the agency for thirty yes and help explain some of its practices he told us that the sweeping
nature of the program can in fact make ensuring security more difficult. it's a direct violation of the constitution and always has been that's why i left in a say in two thousand and one they started to do this exact it is it adds more more of a problem because what that means quite simply is if you go into a larger database you get more data back to matter what the query is it's like making a query with google if you go in with a google querrey you can get tens of thousands or hundreds of trial were even a million returns where there's no way you can go through that all of that to see what what you're really interested in so what that does it complicates in that way makes them really a less less proficient at doing their jobs well all of that's being borne by the taxpayer the u.s. government does likely to a pineta criminal investigation into the leak that revealed to the scope of the surveillance operation to british and american newspapers paul rosenberg of the author of the siemens perspective newsletter things despite this bombshell most
americans are still in denial of the state of things the problem with the people in the u.s. right now is that they are not emotionally prepared to deal with the possibility of an electronic police state it's just something that they've never that that's something that happened in east germany something that happened in china but they never think such a thing is possible in america and it's a good question over how many people will just find a reason to pass it off there was terrorism one hundred years ago there was terrorism thirty years ago these organizations spent billions before nine eleven they spent billions before the seven seventh's bombings they spent additional billions before the boss boston bombings and they occurred just the same there's going to be terrorism one hundred years from now too so it's a fallacious trade the sale give us out give us all of your privacy and we'll give you security they haven't done it and they can't. right as always we're interested
in your take on the issue you can vote in our online poll to let us know how you think u.s. citizens will react to the mess of surveillance revelations let's take a look at how you know what you've been saying say father sixty eight percent of you write they say that they think that the government surveillance was a new secret for most americans a little over there and twenty two percent say that. people must be outraged and a backlash is in evitable only nine percent believe that it shows that the government isn't doing its best to protect the population and the same number are questioning why their online lives have been looked into adult what do you think have you say at our t.v. dot com. today violence is once again. these are the images the world is seeing on the
streets of canada. during operation throughout the day. while barack obama is facing scrutiny at home over large scale spying on americans he's still pressing his chinese counterpart over the suspected hacking off if you were secrets or any issues like cyber wars and the u.s. military buildup in china's backyard a search to dominate the second day of a historic summit in california artie's around one calendar reports. president obama and chinese president xi are marking on a historic meeting in the sunnylands retreat here in the desert of southern california one of the main topics during this meeting will be cyber security now the u.s. government has been highly critical of china accusing it of hacking into u.s.
military weapon systems and getting information from private companies here in the united states now china has denied that it is responsible for state sponsored hacking and in fact internet insiders within china have said that they have also been victims of cyber attacks which have come from the united states now the united states has been very secretive about its cyber weaponry however it has been noted that the u.s. was behind the stuck in a spiral which cause major damage to iran's nuclear facilities it is also known that u.s. cyber command is trying to recruit thousands of hackers in order to create cyber warfare or to protect the united states from hackers themselves and even president obama has proposed in his next defense budget nearly five billion dollars for cyber security one of the hot topics during this historic meeting which will also touch
on trade and on the conflict on the korean peninsula chinese president xi is also likely to raise concerns over the u.s. military buildup in the pacific something that has caused great concern in beijing . there's also another issue straying concern in washington china is about to complete a deal which could become its biggest takeover of a u.s. company beijing's expansion has drawn a lot of criticism from some quarters in america some are actually welcoming the deal right now on your screen right now you can see an exclusive response to our team from todd hable the secretary of agriculture in the virgin yet he believes that the agreement is going to be beneficial for the state as it will provide american producers with more access to the chinese market george costanza of international city to alliance and says the criticism towards china is in many cases simply unjustified there is always going to be
a segment of the american politicians and pundits that are always looking for something to criticize when it is involving china and sometimes the criticism comes from left field with no basis whatsoever certainly in this case the stations of the cure to. just like in this deal they point out that chinese fork is not safe for their dead pig slowly now in a river in shanghai it's also for the intention is not to supply the americans with chinese port but really is to supply american pork in china to satisfy the growing market there for for high end products so again it's a win for the american industry and it's a boost for the american economy by later today makes them stacy herbage and look
a closer at who profits the rights from trade wars. turkey's prime minister has accused the e.u. of hypocrisy and double standards say the demands for an investigation into the use of excessive force to disperse protests in turkey. as police in europe and the u.s. using the same methods to deal with vine and demonstrate his jerky seeing anti government running into a second gathering in the capital. this time there was no police into few areas in stark contrast to previous nights when authorities used tear gas and water cannons against protesters the clashes have left at these a three day thousands in git foreign policy expert says everyone's defiance and refusal to address criticism is
on the mind in the country's image internationally. so far i don't think he's doing a very good job and this is a huge blow to him personally to his image and also to the turkish model which he has been touting around the middle east as something that arab countries should emulate he wants to change the constitution to create a sort of imperial presidency and then run for two terms as president this kind of behavior is alienating people who are religious as well as those who are secular so i think he's taking a big big risk by deepening divide among turks and he really should i think quit while he's ahead because obviously the longer he's there the more people even people who are predisposed to like him at the beginning begin to tire of his manner of governing he's somebody who lectures who sermonize is he doesn't listen very well in my experience and i think this is really not a good model for a country that purports to be a modern islamic democracy i think this is left
a lasting damage to him personally and to turkey which of course has been you know very successful economically it's attracted many many tourists from around the world people may think twice now about going to istanbul if there's tear gas going . up and down to call avenue and in taksim square. coming up israeli arabs a feel they're being walled off from the country's economy the latest on choice of all power to help them live people below the poverty line israeli authorities claim the arabs just don't want to be helped. and india is said to launch a nuclear reactor shrugging off massive protests over safety concerns while its russian manufacturers claim it could withstand a passenger jet crash that story and more coming up shortly.
altie spanish find out more visit. welcome back you're still with us here on our team men in the u.k. could soon be about to do some of their favorite magazines shop citing the so-called unless mags could face a legal action for sex discrimination based also take them off the shelves as a result our days put a boy who has. you're allowed mags it's a booming industry aimed at young men featuring lots of pictures of scantily clad women here in britain you can buy them in your local high street shop well that could be about to change because two feminist groups on to the support of several prominent british lawyers say that leaving magazines objectify women and could underpin harmful to choose that could lead to discrimination or even violence
against women so that's ruling on high street retailers to stop selling the publications if they don't they say they risk being suitable ruslan by customers and so what has the light but can you really be harassed by an anonymous old ject sure they rank hotness of naked ladies and features chauvinist jokes but would removing them lead the line of censorship we hit the streets of london to find out what the public thinks choose a model and getting paid for what she's doing and that's what i did and more and more guys are in those pictures as well as not just girls i post you can be all quiet and sees things just a culture that we're in no i don't i don't like seeing them if i walk into my is having for i walk into my local news agency and i've seen like just boobs everywhere and i have asked them to turn them over and ask me to put them higher i don't want to see it should be a choice i don't think is harmful is who i mean it's for certain kind of person who reads that so it's really fun to press whether it's political or images or whatever within reason obviously there's a legal issues. is a dangerous is
a dangerous route to go down editors under readers of a lad mags they're up in arms their argument against removing them is simple since the magazines became popular in the mid one nine hundred ninety s. incidents of domestic violence in the u.k. have actually gone down and if lads' mags a deemed to be harassment then how long before fashion magazines and advertising images are deemed to be harassment as well i'm not stop men from being offended by pictures of naked males also on the covers of other magazines playboy carry on the law. and. there are more stories on our website at r.t. dot com including the rage of thousands in front serious protests as i follow the death of a teenage girl left we activist as a random attack or a case of liberal politics of british far right extremism read the details on our website. bob dole your there's some parts of the world who may have to brace
themselves for months long blackouts as the sun could soon reach a peak of activity flying electric lights all over the planet but on the bright side spectacular a world also for. now violence between palestinians and israelis has become a common occurrence in the occupied lands on the west bank meanwhile inside israel authorities say citizens of any nationality a treated equally arabs beg to differ saying not enough is being done to economically integrate them and record poverty numbers seem to support their claim artie's policy or reports is really leaders may claim jerusalem is the undivided capital of israel but try telling that to the city's two hundred eighty thousand arabs who deserve one and whom you hold with the rules. the jews have everything gardens children go to camps in the summer but we did not have these things. this school sports ground is typical of
facilities for jewish children but a stone's throw away arab children. spend their afternoons playing here in the street under his house in the first a study of its kind the u.n. found the palestinian poverty in jerusalem has risen steadily over the last decade eighty two percent of arab children live in squalor three times as many arab families live below the poverty line compared to the jewish neighbors part of the problem is this war that israel started building a decade ago israelis say it's necessary for security and to separate israel from palestine but what it's also done is isolate arab jerusalemites from their traditional economic sphere in the west bank and so whereas once you had daily visitors coming from palestinian cities to shop in jerusalem that's all but dried up add to that the discriminatory policies which see the cities arabs paying high municipal taxes for poor services and it's no wonder arab jerusalemites are
suffering the worst poverty rate of all time the jerusalem municipality has an arab affairs department but critics say it pays less attention and money to the very citizens it's meant to serve something the municipality acknowledges but refuses to shoulder the blame alone yes. it is very difficult for us to get services to those communities behind the wall there is a security issue with sending city employees or contractors into those neighborhoods in the past our men were attacked while trying to provide the residents and services but many arab jerusalemites feel it's a smokescreen they say the municipality's real intention is to kick them out to make their lives so uncomfortable that they eventually leave and is our lives here in the shell java neighborhood on the border between east and west jerusalem jewish groups say his family's house like many others was once owned by jews and they want them back but. they are doing everything they can to kick us out of the city. their
goal is to make it just a jewish city with no palestinians in it there israelis seem to be that arabs of jerusalem are citizens who are equal when in fact we're not equal at all. and so far from promoting the fact that he's paid ground is just one street and these are fears he could one day be left in his home city without any way to call home policy or our east jerusalem so more news from around the world to him brief now on a deadly shooting spree in the california and city of us center monica has ended with at least five people killed including the gunman several others were also injured in the incident report the first emerged after a fire officials recovered two bodies from a burning house before discovering a wounded woman at the scene the suspect apparently made his way to the city college firing at passers by he was then cornered into the library by officers and then shouted. police have opened
a criminal investigation after forty seven people were killed in a bus fire in southwestern china early reports say there were traces of petrol found on the diesel run vehicle if proven this that would not be the first awesome attack on a bus in china in two thousand and nine twenty six people were killed i mean point man in a similar incident. where u.s. drone strike has killed at least seven people in pakistan days after the country's new prime minister vowed to stop such attacks intelligence officials claimed the victims were militants but there has been no disclosure of the identities of drawing strikes which according to reports have killed more than five hundred civilians including women and children began in two thousand and four. under new clear power plant is online in india and it would seem a welcome relief for countries suffering from critical power shortage construction
was repeatedly delayed by protests balancing the public safety concerns and the needs of a growing economy has not been easy as artie's maria fanaa reports. the few has been loaded and the first customers will soon get the first energy from the could nuclear plant a joint indian and russian venture and it seems the launch of the station thought to be the biggest in both india and the world couldn't have come at a better time defeats it a little in that there is a huge energy deficit in this particular part of the country in the tamil nadu province and across all of india industries are suffering there already crying for energy they need of course the station will help with things there. the government estimates that the country's power supply is about ten percent behind what it actually needs last summer half of india's population more than six hundred million people lost their electricity for two days major indian cities are still often
plunged into darkness right now india gets fifty five percent of its energy from coal but the fossil fuels future is bleak state owned coal india the largest producer here is under pressure to sell below market price and spec production one of the world's fastest growing economies is struggling to meet his increased energy demands and he's trying to diversify its coal dependent energy sector experts estimate that india needs around four hundred billion dollar investment into the industry to reach is developing. the station has been under construction for a decade but could have been launched earlier thousands of protesters outside couldn't columb mainly fisherman here in environmental damage have delayed the launch for more than a year those protests grew louder after japan's fukushima disaster in two thousand and eleven but couldn't gloms designers insist its one point five meters thick protective concrete could withstand the impact of
a large passenger jet. is the only nuclear station in the world that not only has active security features but also the most up to date safety system. which activate even of the electricity supply scalds or there is no one to control them repeat of the fukushima disaster is impossible here it's humid there's opposing the two thousand megawatts could run columb plant is just phase one deli in moscow have already signed off on another station to be next to eat to help feed into his insatiable appetite for energy and to keep its economy fully challenged may finish not t. from quote unquote in india. you're watching ard see every mountain takes a look at president obama's defense of sweeping surveillance programs run by the n.s.a. that's on breaking the sat next to. wealthy
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