07.09.2018 - 02:55 [ The Intercept ]

IBM Used NYPD Surveillance Footage to Develop Technology That Lets Police Search by Skin Color

In the decade after the 9/11 attacks, the New York City Police Department moved to put millions of New Yorkers under constant watch. Warning of terrorism threats, the department created a plan to carpet Manhattan’s downtown streets with thousands of cameras and had, by 2008, centralized its video surveillance operations to a single command center. Two years later, the NYPD announced that the command center, known as the Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center, had integrated cutting-edge video analytics software into select cameras across the city.

05.09.2018 - 02:39 [ ]

South Korea’s Moon, Trump to discuss North Korea at U.N.: Blue House

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump plan to discuss North Korea during the U.N. General Assembly in New York this month, Moon’s office and the White House said on Tuesday, amid lackluster progress on the North’s nuclear issues, Reuters reported.

Moon and Trump spoke for 50 minutes by telephone on Tuesday, a day before Moon’s special envoys were due to visit Pyongyang to discuss a third summit to be held this month between the liberal South Korean leader and his North Korean counterpart.

22.07.2018 - 04:05 [ Zero Hedge ]

Big Brother Surveillance Begins: Cuomo Unveils Facial Scanning At New York Toll Plazas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed on Friday that facial recognition cameras installed at bridge and tunnel toll plazas across New York City are scanning every driver’s face and feeding them into a massive database designed to catch suspected criminals.

30.06.2018 - 18:48 [ ]

US-Kongresswahlen 2018: Die nicht vorgesehene Kandidatin

Wie viele Leute in ihrem Alter ist Ocasio-Cortez selbst noch dabei, die Kredite abzustottern, die sie für ihr Studium aufnehmen musste. Damit sich das ändere, forderte sie auf zweisprachigen Postern einen Mindestlohn von 15 Dollar, eine Einheitskrankenkasse und staatlich garantierte Jobs für Menschen, die keine reguläre Arbeit finden. Die umstrittene Abschiebebehörde ICE will sie abschaffen.

30.06.2018 - 18:40 [ ]

Sozialistin besiegt Top-Demokrat

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mitglied der Democratic Socialists of America, hat bei den gestrigen Vorwahlen der Demokraten zum Kongress im 14. Distrikt von New York City (Bronx&Queens) den langjährigen Abgeordneten Joe Crowley geschlagen. Ursprünglich sollte er Nancy Pelosi ablösen und neuer Sprecher der Demokraten im Kongress werden. Er steht für das absolute Establishment der Demokratischen Partei. Ein Schwergewicht.

27.06.2018 - 23:16 [ Cynthia Nixon, running for governor to fight for a better, more fair New York / Twitter ]

@Ocasio2018 led a movement. She rejected corporate donors. She took bold progressive policy positions. She collected petitions in the snow, and knocked on doors in the heat. The future of working people in New York is brighter today, and it’s because of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

27.06.2018 - 08:41 [ CBS News ]

Primary results: Powerful NYC Democratic Rep. loses to progressive challenger — live updates

Crowley had been considered a candidate to become the next House speaker if Democrats win the majority. Ocasio-Cortez, a former Bernie Sanders organizer, whas never held elected office.Ocasio-Cortez ran a low-budget campaign and was outspent by an 18-1 margin. She won the endorsement of some influential groups on the party’s left, including MoveOn.

31.05.2018 - 09:45 [ CBS News / Yyoutube ]

North Korean official Kim Yong Chol arrives in U.S. for summit talks

High-ranking North Korean official Kim Yong Chol landed in New York on Wednesday for talks about a potential summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. He’s the most senior North Korean official to visit the U.S. since 2000. CBS News State Department reporter Kylie Atwood joins CBSN to discuss.

11.05.2018 - 15:31 [ Noa Landau / Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Meets Confidant Sheldon Adelson, Owner of Newspaper at Center of Corruption Probe Against Him, in N.Y. Event

(8.5.2018) The premier warmly shares his appreciation for Adelson, the owner of the paper he allegedly tried to use in a quid-pro-quo exchange seeking better media coverage, while investigations continue in Israel

18.04.2018 - 09:56 [ TBU News / Youtube ]

USA protests against airstrikes “NO WAR ON SYRIA”

(15.4.2018) Protesters gathered in front of the White House in Washington and Union Square, New York City on Saturday to protest against the US-led airstrikes in Syria. Many of the protesters were holding banners and flags against the war on Syria while others used words of civil right activist Martin Luther King Jr., a week after the fiftieth anniversary of his death.

07.04.2018 - 11:25 [ ]

Here’s How New York City Would Look if Stars Were Visible in the Night Sky

Like any other bustling metropolis, it’s impossible to see much in New York’s night sky beyond the Moon and whatever clouds are sulking about.

That’s mainly because of all the light pollution produced by the city, which obscures the stars and other cosmic phenomena until you drive a far enough distance away from the city. And that’s what makes this video from the SKYGLOW project so striking:

05.04.2018 - 07:28 [ Wiener Zeitung ]

Nachrichtenagentur arbeitete mit Nazis zusammen

(29.1.2018) Zu gerne würde der Historiker auch wissen, ob auf der „Bilder-Route“ tatsächlich nur Fotos transportiert wurden oder ob beide Seiten den Kanal auch anderweitig nutzten. Domeier hofft sehr darauf, dass AP „endlich“ ihr Archiv öffnet. Auf seine Forschungsergebnisse hat die Agentur bisher allerdings eher wortkarg reagiert.