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why you should care. hackers are poised to gain full access to personal data on hundreds of millions of . party talks to these cyber experts who detected the threat. and each report claims one in five victims of u.s. . civilians as the pentagon looks to expand operations in the country's tribal zone . the lawyer representing edward snowden says the n.s.a. whistleblower wants to settle down in russia. one month since landing at the moscow airport where he's still waiting for his asylum papers. and the think tank of a dramatically wide gap in britain due to welfare reforms described. naturism.
this is r.t. with the twenty four hour a day hackers have the ability to hijack one in every eight. with a single text message that alert has come from a leading german cyber security expert he claims the trick gives criminals instant control over mobile devices and can even provide them with access to personal banking data. explains how. turns out that as many as seven hundred fifty million cell phones around the world could be carrying flawed sim cards that could potentially leave their owners vulnerable to financial fraud and surveillance now sim cards hold key user data and have up until now been generally known to be one of the most secure parts of a mobile phone however the recently discovered bugs could allow hackers to access
personal information and carry out illegal transactions and this was researched and announced by thirty one year old ethical hacker and we're now in german code break of course to know after repeated attempts to hack into sim cards over the last three years you know says a shocking number of them can be hacked within minutes no has discovered a way to essentially get complete control of an individual's phone by finding out the unique encryption key of each sim card with just one hidden text message allowing whoever breaks into the system to do whatever the user of the phone is able to do and what this means is if there is credit card information or pay-pal data on that given cell phone being broken into that information becomes acceptable and could easily be used often without the cellphone user realizing that this is being done before it's potentially too late artie's video agency abruptly spoke exclusively with cars to know who described in more detail the threats that this could all lead to. short term threat when criminals finally. take
method trought they will abuse the cards to send a message for instance they could also. from different countries where this use looking at the midterm surveillance questions because to do encrypt hold the voice communications originating from a phone as well as data communication so all of this could be intercepted and decoded by a well equipped surveillance team now are no less known for his activity and exploiting vulnerabilities of secure systems and then providing companies with his findings so vague. and fix these issues before criminal hackers lay their hands on these technical flaws and he estimates that roughly a quarter of the total three billion sim cards using the data encryption standard throughout the world could be impacted by this research study is now conducted it's important to note that there has been no pattern identifying exactly which sim cards manufacturers are more more vulnerable than others but the security expert
says it will take hackers about six months to figure out how to do what he has done and releasing this information now gives manufacturers enough time to catch up and fixing this problem at the u.n. international telecommunications union has dubbed these latest revelations quote highly significant and is now in the process of notifying agencies in almost two hundred countries. u.s. drone strikes have caused a lot of civilian death toll in pakistan that's according to leaked documents from officials in islam about the so-called precision strikes resulted in a total of seven hundred forty six deaths between two thousand and six and two thousand and nine and one fifth of those victims were civilians children made up a shocking twelve percent of casualties however washington is showing no signs of scaling back its drone warfare program is going to check on reports. u.s. intelligence services want to have the world covered on top of spying on the world
communications washington is expanding its drone surveillance operations as you know under the umbrella of fighting terror the u.s. now operates a host of bases in the middle east and africa a lot of these operations seem to have little or nothing to do with u.s. national security like the work that u.s. spy drones do for the turkish military so u.s. camera equipped predator drones hover above the rugged border with iraq and stream high resolution imagery to the turkish armed forces helping them pursue fighters from the kurdistan workers party or p.k. kate here you see a kurd to got hold of some pieces of a u.s. drone that either crashed by itself or was shot down not clear so there's this synergy between the u.s. and turkey where the turks host the u.s. drone base and the u.s. does surveillance for them the u.s. is making other trade offs in the region and thanks to such favor exchanges it gets to increase its presence there oftentimes against the will of the people in some of those countries for example the pew research center has just released
a survey showing that eighty two percent of turks disapprove of the obama administration's international campaign of drone attacks but regardless of the backlash the march of drones continues an expense for beyond known combat zones the commander of u.s. forces in africa told congress in february that he needed a fifteen fold increase in surveillance recorded songs sending televisions gathering on the continent fifteen fold that's in africa the pentagon says the u.s. is also committed to increasing its surveillance in asia and the pacific. which effectively means be where china at the other end of the world in south and central america u.s. military commanders say they need drones for counter-narcotics operations so in every region on every continent there were something to keep an eye on but everybody understands that it's not just an eye wherever there are the spy drones there will be the predators waiting right behind to go on a kill mission and washington's request and that's where america's world policing
or just often clash with international law in washington i'm going to show them. political activists medea benjamin believes the american government is finding ever more uses for its drones including the territories of close allies i think the u.s. is adding more places for using the drones particularly for the use of surveillance drones and that is expanding into other parts of asia into places around the pacific as well as into africa and you can surely into south and central america it's almost like the u.s. manufacturers of drones have produced so many of these products that now the u.s. government is in search of a place to use them and of course it means that the u.s. will be spying on friends info alike already the u.s. is using the drones to search for surveillance purposes in iran in northern mali
in turkey to support the turkish government in its fight against kurdish rebels so it's an ever expanding empire of the united states and ever expanding involved in other countries internal conflicts. no one month since the n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden landed in moscow which turned out to be a very long he's filed a request for temporary saw him in russia but there's been no official response on that just yet snowden's lawyer says he's ready to remain here and even find a job overseas lindsay from. the federal migration service is slated to hand over a piece of paper to edward snowden stating whether or not it is willing to review his case that means that the government is then going to consider his bid now that process can take up to three months and in that time he will be allowed to walk around this city moving freely and within russia then the temporary asylum if it is
accepted it can last will last one year and then must be renewed every year after that now his lawyer has made a statement about mr started wanting to make russia his home and if the russian federal migration service denies mr snowden's request we still have the option of appealing against his decision in court i explained all the legal aspects to edward and he intends to use this right of appeal should there be your fusil mr snowden's planning to settle down here or find a job and just add to the circumstances. now not only as the lawyer said does he plan to settle but he also plans to work here and possibly call russia home even in the very long future at something that many people may think comes as quite a surprise we will probably be knowing a much more tomorrow morning when he hopefully receives that piece of paperwork that the federal migration service says it plans to hand over to him now his lawyer
also says that for his clients at this point security is number one. e.-k. think tank has warned that nationwide wealth inequality is set to skyrocket over the next few years unless the government rethink its policy of slashing welfare the fabian society predicts that david cameron's economic strategy will cause the gap between rich and poor to widen even more than it did jury the nine hundred eighty s. and inhofe the time that margaret thatcher was in power they branded the situation a speeded up action replay of fatuous and malaria we spoke to the author of the report economist howard reid who said the country's economic recovery is being pursued at the expense of the least well off in society obviously the u.k. has a pretty hard deficit in the property finances and we've been told that the austerity measures that the coalition government has introduced are kind of necessary to get
the public finances back on track about how to really manage that much of that so far but the point is that the y. axis rises and benefit cuts be introduced as the court records families harder than people long sort of moving or hiring but next round are cuts kinds of being mainly sort of social security benefits and tax credits which we grow our incomes we save including we grow our incomes. you know so people who we should be trying to encourage and that we're seeing being hit hardest is going to mainly be families with children especially and so the young younger on employed. britain's unemployed face the law solve those benefits they're also coming up against growing competition on the job market from foreign workers and according to a new study eastern european migrants actually stand a better chance of being given jobs in the u.k. than locals as parties to reports. long term unemployment in the u.k.
hitting a seventeen year high long lines of job centers have become a typical and while many britons are struggling to find a job a recent report by to finish academics says that immigrants from eastern europe are seven percent more likely to be employed and this trend generally holds true in the agriculture business on this berry farm here in kent to workers spend about eight to nine hours a day picking berries in the sun in the heat it is physical work now under the seasonal agricultural workers scheme of the u.k. it's estimated that there are thousands of foreigners working on the u.k. farms. robert pascoe who runs this farm says there are between three hundred and three hundred fifty immigrant workers during the harvest season mostly coming from eastern europe remaining probably in the majority we need supply of people who come in for the summer season and that's not so popular amongst the
english people because they they want continuity it's not considered to be. a profession and the same time you've got a lot of keen enthusiastic and bright eastern europeans to come for six months and we see how bright they are they enjoy doing what they're doing and wish to stay longer and of course they're becoming more permanent like a volley or maybe he's been working on this farm for nine years do you mind do we all this physical hard work and i think i'm doing that if i was moving during that i was not here. for fishing in office somewhere in back in my country the report comes on the one hand amid the government's goal of decreasing the net immigration to the tens of thousands and concerns that cheap migrant labor is decreasing local wages and on the other hand widely unpopular cuts to the u.k.'s welfare system which your work and pensions secretary says is in order to restructure the culture
to discourage people from living off the dole and find work instead i think most british people are strongly hardworking and you know industrious we've also got an element it's true i think we've got an element of privilege i want to work on the question i have big but then you've got another problem which is the benefits trap and that's what we should be concentrating on how do we get our people back into work how do we motivate young motivated and you don't do that by bringing wives and wives of cheap labor who just get on the cut them by the end of the year the e.u. is temporary work and travel restrictions of bulgaria as a rumanians will be lifted giving them the same rights to work in the u.k. as other e.u. citizens farm owners speared. this would lead to bulgarians and romanians leaving farm jobs for hotels and offices and are calling for more temporary workers from countries others fear this will bring in an influx of immigrants accessing not only jobs but welfare benefits as well. just. can't
and while europe's unemployment problem continues to deepen the fiscal debts are hitting record highs head to our website. and europe's economic challenges still to come in the program. a nation politics the supporters of rival groups face off in cities across egypt if the country can escape its vicious cycle of street bloodshed. in the great. british sun it's time to let. market. to the global economy
and around current the situation has remained chaotic making casualty figures hard to verify test as a bolt several major roads and dozens of vehicles have been smashed and on monday the army intervene to prevent thousands of islamist demonstrators from storming carter's tahrir square which has been occupied by morsy crowds for weeks kind of show me who's the editor of out to be based newspaper told me earlier that he thinks the muslim brotherhood is to blame for the violence that is undermining its own credibility. the violence the brotherhood is committing daily now is undermining their ability to actually what they are going while they are already in the hole the refuse to stop digging every day we have. not actually between the. police or the army actually. between the
brotherhood and the people. are getting frustrated and angry over what the brotherhood. so that's why i think we are going their own action. i would dare to say that what we are seeing now is the end of not only the brotherhood. in egypt and eventually in the whole region. so with egypt locked in seemingly never ending protests politically the country's gone full circle and is about where it started that's left many feeling they paid far too high a price in the struggle for changes audi's paula slip reports. it was egypt is in sadness he brought not feeling safe anymore from the day the revolution started we have not seen a happy day everything has gone from bad to worse. fifty one people died in clashes
on one day one of them my mom and elsa noisy son. this was the moment of his death captured on film by the twenty six year old photographer he aims his camera towards a military sniper the sniper fires and then suddenly turns the rifle and points towards the camera lens the film ends and so too does homage to life. just so used to think about these children that die and wonder what happens to their mother now i'm one of those mothers we used to say our country is the country of peace and security but all of that has changed. son of siloed was one of those who fought for that change he quit his job in saudi arabia to return to egypt to be part of the revolution that overthrew president mubarak these are the ideals they fought and died for but more and more it seems they failed simple demands i think egyptians want to see quick wins they want to see people who are
really keen on change but if that doesn't come i think i think you know with like well like you know going to the street in i think it's becoming like a ritual you know what we need to get away from it to start building. for how long can you just go to the street is a popular joke doing the rounds in the country right now egyptians don't topple a president every day only once every two years but underlying the humor a glam reality a new pew research center poll has found that only thirty percent of egyptians think the country is headed in the right direction roughly three in four say the economy is in bad shape and fifty six percent are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working we want we deserve a better life we didn't get a hold on the twenty fifth of john to get. believe the brotherhood talk. or think they can only benefit from egypt without getting any scraps of the people for two years egyptians have been on the street more than
two thousand people have been killed for the families left behind is a growing sense the deaths will invade. the revolution did not produce a positive outcome for the people it's like the revolution has a new and started no one in egypt is happy if you walk in the street everyone is depressed everyone is talking about the problems that egypt is going through. and so two revolutions later egypt it seems has come full circle the army's back on the street for the second time in as many years i want to be it's the only institution that continues to get positive ratings seventy three percent of egyptians believe it has a good influence on the country but with the threat of street battles just around the corner if it doesn't play its cancer even that is set to change the r.t. cairo. on our website at the moment we've got plenty more stories for you including
artie's investigation into the health costs faced by iraqis after the u.s. led coalition's use of depleted uranium in military operations a correspondent went to a former war zone in the communities torn apart by an epidemic of birth defects and cancer check out this report dot com. also a lot of the moments rivers of booze and earthquake in new zealand clears supermarket shelves of all the whole force of the drinking competition and then a birthday party check out the video footage in motion page and also on you tube channel. israel's prime minister is pushing for legislation that would require any peace deal with the palestinians be put to a nationwide referendum and when netanyahu made the announcement after the u.s. secretary of state announced progress in relaunching the peace talks which have stalled for the past five years and senior correspondent at the newspaper in israel told me that netanyahu is trying to reconcile the contradictory pressures he faces
at home and abroad. this is a political ploy by mr netanyahu who is working under counter pressures he couldn't say no to president obama and to secretary kerry when the palestinians said yes we are coming to talks about mr netanyahu tries to get some insurance policy from his own constituents trying to reassure them that before he makes any real concessions he will come back to the country and ask for what what about eight peace deal which is on the table now pushed by the americans if there is a referendum or not amongst the people if they say yes we want to peace deal do you think actually we will see talks resuming or is this deadlock going to continue well that's the irony or fear because
a peace deal is to everybody's liking it's deprived of the peace which some people don't like their. territory and netanyahu wants peace prize to be paid at the end not the tickets for the talks themselves but only once they reach a formula in which israel must pay the surprise this is not going to derail the talks most of the parties in the coalition are going just to vote for this idea of a referendum not a referendum itself this is going to be held sometime in the far future but this is going to give it some breathing space some time in order to conduct talks which in his heart of hearts he may wish to fail. coming up to twenty five minutes past the hour here in moscow more international news in brief this in brazil protests with live visionaire overnight as pope francis arrived on his first foreign trip angry
crowds poured into the city center to voice anger over the government's fifty million dollars spending on the pontiff physick the day before francis arrived homemade bomb was found at the shrine that he was due to visit and he's used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse demonstrators who had been holding street rallies for over a month. so people have been injured after a passenger jets landing gear collapsed at an airport in new the news of the boeing seven three seven flying from tennessee hit the runway hundred fifty passengers and crew were on board the jet and most escaped unharmed but that accident comes just two weeks after the deadly crash of an asiana airlines jet in san francisco. so that brings up to date for the moment i'll be back with a news team with more news for you in just over half an hour from now in the meantime max and stacy expose the dark secrets of the rich and powerful in the report that's coming your way after the break.
i talk with your many times about the absurd things going on all around us like kids being thrown out of school because they had a gun that shoots bubbles or various people getting punished for their tweets and facebook posts it's all really abstract it's hard to truly get angry over until you see the results or played a stupid video game just carter sarcastically said to someone to call them crazy oh yeah i'm real messed up in the head i'm going to go shoot a bunch of kids at school l.o.l. j k and for this bit of sarcasm be. spent quite some time awaiting trial in a texas prison not only that according to his father he was being attacked brutally on many occasions leading to bowl to poor concussions and black eyes and in the end
he had to be thrown into solitary confinement for his own good you see this is the ugly reality of those who follow the bad side of political correctness you know i don't talk about these stories just for fun the main thing i'd like to say is that it wasn't for some anonymous coward in canada turning him into the authorities for doing absolutely nothing this young man would not have to live with the memory and possible injuries from numerous assaults to the anonymous canadian who turned him in i sarcastically wish you a horrible fate but you probably get me arrested for it so just say that it's people like you who allow tyranny to exist but that's just my opinion.
welcome to that has a report max kaiser hey last week an anti counterfeiting raids across the world interpol arrested six thousand people and seize one hundred thirty three million was a fake that not one of those arrested or whatever was a central banker had conjured up fictional national wealth by fiddling with q.e. buttons on a quantitative keyboard nor were any of those arrested supposed trading high frequency algo bots generating fake liquidity with a very real front running. no banker a broker trafficking in bogus to rivet is backed by delusional collateral no naked short selling silver manipulator and not a single robo signing mortgage forger nor afic libel rate giving banker was
seized by interpol no it appears interpol made the world safe from one hundred thirty three million in fake shampoo but failed to spot the trillions in the sham financial transactions destabilizing global labor currency and bond of equity markets ah now we get some more on this stacy well max we know financial regulators apparently refused to do anything about all those fake derivatives and bogus transactions happening globally and i thought maybe interpol might be someone we could you know appeal to to arrest all these fake derivative wielders interpol operations that millions of fate goods so they netted tens of million dollars in fake shampoo phony cigarettes and turkey and bogus booze and chill a and interpol said the reason why they did this is it's about quality and expectations you're buying a particular electrical component part you have to trust because it's a brand you know when.