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very well. a bomb a town privacy for security and the fans of a massive surveillance network exposed by leaks of web so fast that and secret that even lawmakers who approved it say they're shocked. love hate relationship u.s. presses china over suspected hackers attacks as america's shaky recovery becomes increasingly dependent on chinese investment. and feminist move to get lads' mags with scantily clad women on the cover taken off british shelves but critics call it an attack on free speech.
this is already coming to life from the russian capital i'm marina joshie welcome to the program now there's no way around it as president obama has declared but the sec refine his privacy in the name of security and according to documents he's administration has done just that establishing a surveillance mechanism unprecedented in size and scope when history net have it and the call records of hundreds of millions of americans and people worldwide are reportedly being funneled to u.s. spy agencies and associates you're going to now has more on the revelations. 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 scriber is 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 all 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 powell talk have been used by u.s. officials to monitor photos videos e-mails. ports 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 puja 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 law 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 surveillance activity 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 u.s. 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 a 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 as absolutely stellar. and william binney worked for the national security agency for thirty years and left on the eve of the launch of prism he told us the sweeping nature of the program only serves to encourage abuse. it's a direct violation of the constitution and always has been that's why i left n.s.a. in two thousand and one they started to do this and of course the congress and the
administration at the time was being baboo bamboozled by the intelligence community saying that you have to collect all this data is so we can find the bad guys and if we don't do that we won't be able to achieve that and their budgets have been almost tripled i think since nine eleven so what they're really doing is saying we have to we have to use what we have which was that which is the problem with power when you give power to to an organization or to people they tend to use it and assembling this kind of information about all in all the citizens in the united states or anybody else for that matter gives you power against them you have leverage now and you can use that power against them or you can you can use other agencies of the government like the i.r.s. to investigate people like for example if they needed or they wanted to know who is in the tea party they already have that from the telephone and the e-mail networks that build those social communities communities built from that data will tell them who's participating in the tea parties the central figures and who are not central to the to the to the tea party and then from that if they're asking for tax exempt
status you can send the i.r.s. after them to harass them that's what's possible that's what this power of knowledge does it gives and that power to do that and washington has reacted furiously to the leak and an internal investigation is a reportedly already under way paul rosenberg the author of the free man's perspective newsletter things that a spy this bombshell most americans are still in denial over what's happening. the problem with the people in the u.s. right now is that they're 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 a lot give us all of your privacy and we'll give you security they haven't done it and they can't. now as details emerge of the n.s.a.'s vast spying and tell us how you think americans reaction will change well today we're conducting a site vote on our tea dot com our web site let's see how those of you who already voted voted so far so most believe that apathy will dominate as you can see are over sixty percent here and the people are just too used to it all by now if if the at this point i think it's a clear violation of the constitution and further outrage is inevitable just nine percent and say that all be greeted with relief and about the same think they'll shock a nation that takes its liberty as
a given so let us know what do you think by logging onto our to dot com and leaving your vote there. the news today is once again flared up. these are the images the world seen from the streets of canada. showing corporations rule the day. cyber security issues have been high on the agenda between the chinese and u.s. leaders this weekend president obama already dragged into a spying scandal at home didn't miss a chance to press his counterpart on the matter of online surveillance the second day of their summit is expected to be tough as well as there's plenty the two need to sort out between them are just wrong that 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 stuxnet virus which caused 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 . and china is stirring things up in the u.s. not only over its online actions but also over its trading ambitions beijing as i meet industry deal that could become its biggest savard takeover of an american company the scale of the moves got some business leaders worried but other spa a golden opportunity well this is a quote r.t. got from virginia secretary of agriculture thought hey more if things that he's
stated will actually benefit from the deal by getting better access to a vast chinese market global strategy at all as george who agrees telling us there is no grounds to criticize china there is always going to be a segment of the american politicians and pundits that are always looking for something to criticize when it's involving china and and sometimes the criticism comes from left field with no basis whatsoever certainly in this case that he. has to live in basically that chinese for it's not safe for their dead pig slowly known a river in shanghai and so on so forth the intention is not to supply the american the chinese for that really is to supply american pork in china but to says the
growing market there for for high end meat products so again it's a win for for the american industry and it's a boost for the american economy and later this hour a max geyser in stating her to look closer at who really profits most from trade wars. and you can see them on the shelves of any british newsstand man's magazines with pictures of near naked women plastered across the cover now two prominent feminist groups are calling for them to be removed from public sight or face the legal consequences artie's probably boyko has a story. 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 armed with the support of several prominent british lawyers say that these magazines objectify women and could underpin harmful to cheat that could lead to discrimination reasons why it's against women so that's ruling on high street retailers to stop selling the publications if they don't they say they risk being sued from the raftsman by customers and so what has the light but can you really be harassed by an anonymous old jacked sure they rank hotness of naked ladies and features chauvinist jokes but would removing them lead to lives of censorship we hit the streets of london to find out what the public think shoes i'm older and getting paid for what she's doing and that's what i did and more and more guys are in those pictures and well it's not just girls i post you can be old boyfriends who think it's just a culture that we're in though i don't i don't like seeing them if i walk into my is heading for i walk into my local news agency and i've seen like just boots
everywhere and i have asked them to turn them over and ask me to put them higher i don't want to see and it should be a choice i don't think is harmful is what i mean it's for certain kind of person you reach that sense or any kind of 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 to editors under readers of a lad mags they're up in arms there are arguments against removing them is simple since the magazines became popular in the mid one nine hundred ninety eight 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 deemed to be harassment as well how much to stop men from being offended by pictures of naked males also on the covers of other magazines playboy carry on the law. and. turkey's on the rest is running into a second we later in the program we report a fresh standoff between riot police anti-government activist and
please speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of p.r.p. interviews intriguing story to tell you. troy arabic to find out more visit our big. welcome back here with our street battles in turkey sustainable have stretched into a second week police have used tear gas water cannon and smoke grenades at gants anti-government protesters who were hurling stones and fireworks of them. in the cities so tom as the district you follow is a prime minister's competent speech where he demanded an immediate end to the unrest and accuse the movement of vandalism and provocation amid demands to
investigate excessive police words against activists machetes and i do want to say that they would be treated more harshly if it were a european state nationwide drive against. the not a brutal crackdown of peacefully one man a sitting at a tamils taksim square doctors say at least two protesters and a policeman died and then rest which was sparked by the officers attempts to disperse angry crowds almost five thousand people have been injured nationwide foreign affairs expert barbara slavin thinks that i don't want it should stop and rethink is approach towards his own people. this was a small environmental demonstration which turned into something huge after police used excessive force against the demonstrators it's now spread throughout turkey and what is shown is that there is a great deal of opposition to heir to one personally and to the kind of creeping islamization that he's trying to promote in turkey it comes just
a couple of weeks after he had a trip to washington where he bragged about turkey's economic success and again talked about turkey is a model so i think it has done damage if you look at what's happened to the stock market in turkey to the value of the turkish currency clearly he needs to recalculate i don't think this tough guy approach is going to help turkey we've heard talk about legislation that would limit when people can buy alcohol and consume it in public talk about restricting abortions he's urged women to all have three children of course you know his wife wears a headscarf all the rest there's kind of a question of that. that as well and i think that there are a lot of turks who are still loyal to the memory of auditor and who do not want to have this forced down their throats they want it to be a choice not something that the government tells them to do. still to come in and clear a power plant that can withstand a plane crash but as the locals who are proving to be the tougher challenge we
report from india on a new much needed atomic energy plan and it's hurdles to get online. if you're rosalynn is a deeply divided city and that's clearly evident in a very different lives its people have arab say discrimination against them is rife accusing israel of intentionally keeping them in poverty artie's policy or looks at their claims. is really making jerusalem is the undivided capital of israel but try telling that to the city's two hundred eighty thousand arabs because of man and woman you hold with the rules the law of the do's have everything garden tools 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 like ms ashame astley spend their afternoons playing here in the street in front of his house in the first study of its kind the
u.n. found that 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 israeli 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 city's 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 and 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 municipalities really intention is to kick him out to make their lives so uncomfortable that they eventually leave his our lives here in the shower gel a 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 and it's there israelis say on t.v. that arabs of jerusalem are citizens who are equal when in fact we're not equal that's all. and so far from bemoaning the fact that he's paid ground is just one
street and these are fears he could one day be lifting his home city without any way to call home policy on t.v. he's. an iraqi dot com a computer that fills a need for speed child as well as a wake up call to the world's tech giants unveiled a supercomputer that's apparently twice as fast as an e thing silicon valley has to offer. a bitter experience for the world's chocolate titans nestlé and morris face multi-million dollar lawsuit over claims of a sweet conspiracy it's a lie now to dot com. now
did you hungry and he is about to get a brand new nuclear facility to help ease the country's crippling power shortages but it's faced a few hurdles with construction repeatedly the layover safety concerns from locals balancing their worries and the needs in his rapidly growing economy hasn't been easy as marie finish and our reports. the few has been loaded and the first customers will soon get the first energy from the could on come on nuclear plant a joint indian and russian venture and it seems the moment 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 grain for energy they need of course the station will help without things there. the government estimates that the country's power supply is about ten percent behind
what it actually needs last summer hoffer india's population more than six hundred million people mostly 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 can expect 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 it's 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's not only has active security features but also the most up to date. systems which actually even if the electricity since oyster cards were there is no one to repeat of the fukushima disaster is impossible here. the two thousand megawatts could run columb plant is just phase one delhi and moscow have already signed off on another station to be beauts next to eat to help feed into this insatiable appetite for energy and to keep its economy fully charged money for national t.v. from india. and also go to some other stories from around the world violent clashes have broken out of the city in southeast yeah after the funeral of a member of the militant kurdish workers' party the p.k. k.
the group's sympathizers threw petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas and water cannon the imprisoned leader of the party declaring a cease fire with the turkish government and march. shooting rampage in the californian city of santa monica has left five people dead including the gunmen the attackers started firing into the house before hijacking a car and walking into a university library a word he was shot down by police it's thought the man was and he has a way to twenty's wearing a bulletproof jacket and using an assault style rifle. iraq's sectarian violence has seen two car bombs claimed five lives while leaving many more injured most victims died when a powerful explosion targeted a mainly shiite neighborhood in baghdad several shops were badly damaged in the attack a policeman also died in the northern city of mosul after another blast it out
police convoy. former south african president nelson mandela is said to be in a serious but stable condition after being taken to hospital with a recurring lung infection it's the fifth time the ninety four year old has been in care over the last two years when dell led the fight against apartheid and spent twenty seven years in prison before winning the nobel peace prize in the only ninety's. europe today here in r.t. and coming up as promised it's the latest kaiser report stay with us.
regardless of social class or circumstances of birth of course as the late great comedian george carlin said it's called the american dream because you have to be frickin asleep to believe it right stacy the dream is dead long live the dream of course you know in our first headline really captures quite a bit of this larry ellison has completely screwed up the america's cup by selecting an expression the expense of complicated and fast type of boat a seventy two foot catamaran called ac seventy two ellison has effectively made the two thousand and thirteen cup too costly for many competitors so this is set to begin to lie fourth out of san francisco and only fourteen have signed up where organizers were expecting fifteen teams the norm for an america's cup is between seven and thirteen teams well they should rename it the america's cup to the american douche and there should be.