David Allen Neron

David Allen Neron

PALM BEACH, Fla. Former U.S. Republican presidential contender Ben Carson "buried the hatchet" and endorsed party front-runner Donald Trump on Friday, saying he believed the billionaire's pugnacious campaign style hid a more thoughtful private side.

"There are two different Donald Trumps: there's the one you see on the stage and there's the one who's very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully," Carson said as he became the second former Republican candidate to back Trump in the White House race.

The soft-spoken retired neurosurgeon, who dropped out of the race last week, addressed the issue of Trump's combative and sometimes crude public image, saying the American people would be "comforted" when they discover a gentler side.

By Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Technology companies could face civil penalties for refusing to comply with court orders to help investigators access encrypted data under draft legislation

In China, it's not easy to become a “living Buddha.” First come the years of meditation and discipline. Then comes the bureaucracy.

“The highest level of living Buddhas must be approved

A tourist has killed a swan — by dragging it out of a lake for a picture.

The woman, reportedly from Bulgaria, was snapped grabbing the bird by its wing before

Apple has refused to cooperate, on the grounds of privacy.

Snowden declared that Apple’s stance is “a good example” of technology’s ability to turn the tables on government.

“The FBI would not be as pissed off as they are if it was not effective,” he said.The global technological consensus is against the FBI. Why? Here's one example: https://t.co/t2JHOLK8iU#FBIvsApplehttps://t.co/mH1ZXOOQ1E

— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) March 8, 2016

Other technological experts have maintained that the FBI could have accessed the contents of the iPhone via its last iCloud backup, but agents working with San Bernardino County chose to reset the iCloud password, effectively locking them out.

“Throughout Europe, all the hearts are enthused with hatred toward Muslims. They wish that we were dead, but they have lost their fertility, so they look for fertility in our midst,” he added.

A Syrian refugee interviewed by an Arabic television channel also spoke of his goal to “Islamize” Europe by converting its citizens to Islam. As Robert Spencer explains, the concept of Hijrah, or jihad by emigration, is celebrated in the Qur’an as a meritorious means of spreading Islam to new territories. “And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance,” states the Qur’an (4:100).

A new FBI initiative based on Britain’s “anti-terror” mass surveillance program instructs high schools across America to inform on students who express “anti-government” and “anarchist” political beliefs.
“High school students are ideal targets for recruitment by violent extremists seeking support for their radical ideologies, foreign fighter networks, or conducting acts of targeted violence within our borders.
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Facebook buys selfie face-swap app

Facebook has bought photo-editing app Masquerade, which lets people change their appearance in real-time.

The app can transform faces - often in a cartoon-like fashion - and overlay make-up, animal features or accessories on live video.

Masquerade's filters have been compared to those in rival Snapchat, which Facebook tried to buy in 2013.

One expert said Facebook was responding to competition from Snapchat, which streams millions of videos daily.

Face-changing apps gained popularity after instant messaging app Snapchat added live filters called lenses in 2015.

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German police probe 'haul of IS files'

German counter-terrorism police are investigating documents said to reveal the identities of a large number of fighters of so-called Islamic State.

The files, obtained by German and British media outlets, are said to be recruitment questionnaires that identify thousands of supporters of the IS group from 50 countries.

They appear to contain names, addresses and phone numbers.

German officials say they are working on the belief the files are genuine.

A German interior ministry statement said the papers offered "a great chance to identify Germans taking part in terrorist activities of the so-called IS" and to understand the group's structure.

Jurors are expected to hear testimony today from Robert Burns, the uncle of Dellen Millard, one of the two men accused of murdering Hamilton resident Tim Bosma in 2013.

Burns will follow testimony delivered Wednesday by forensic video analyst Michael Plaxton. Plaxton testified that a flame shooting out from a trailer illuminated the outside of the MillardAir hangar just hours after Bosma disappeared.

Plaxton returned to the witness box Wednesday and showed security camera footage detailing key moments in the Crown's case — starting with the early-morning hours of May 7, 2013, in and around the hangar.

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