White House Updating Online Privacy Policy

White House Updating Online Privacy Policy
A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. "Information you choose to share with the White House (directly and via third party sites) may be treated as public information," the new policy says. The Obama Administration also promises not to sell the data of online visitors. But it cannot make the same ...

Views Differ Of Imam Accused In US Terrorism Case

An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense attorney. The openings Thursday at the trial of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa came after U.S. District Judge Katherine ...    Full Story »

NJ: Pulaski Skyway Commuters Urged To Use Mass Transit

NJ: Pulaski Skyway Commuters Urged To Use Mass TransitOfficials are advising commuters who use the Pulaski Skyway that this past week was the exception, not the norm. No major traffic problems have been reported since northbound lanes were closed on Saturday to repair the 81-year-old span on which 74,000 vehicles travel daily between Newark with Jersey City. Officials say that's because Jersey City schools were closed and traffic was ...    Full Story »

Transcript Shows Ferry Captain Delayed Evacuation

Transcript Shows Ferry Captain Delayed EvacuationA doomed ferry's captain delayed evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, raising more questions about whether quick action could have saved scores of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, according to a transcript of the ship-to-shore exchange and interviews with a crewmember. The order by an ...    Full Story »

PA Residents Use Violence to Mark Prisoners Day

PA Residents Use Violence to Mark Prisoners DayThousands of PA (Palestinian Authority) residents on Thursday, 17 Nissan 5774 marched in Ramallah in observance of Prisoners Day, a day of solidarity with terrorists imprisoned in Israel. Similar protests involving thousands of residents were held in Shechem and Hebron as well. In Hebron where over 2,000 people took part in events pelted Israeli security troops with rocks. Marchers ...    Full Story »
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Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years To Find

Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years To FindSecret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40 million debit and credit card numbers of Target shoppers and other personal information from as many as 70 million people in the pre-Christmas ...    Full Story »

Toronto: Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Acknowledges 'Rocky Moments' at Rally

Toronto: Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Acknowledges 'Rocky Moments' at RallyEmbattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged "rocky moments over the past year" but vowed to fight harder than ever to win re-election at a rally he dubbed the official launch of his campaign. Ford, who was the first to register as a candidate in January, invoked the spirit of second chances during a speech in front of supporters on Thursday. Ford is seeking re-election on Oct. 27 ...    Full Story »

US: Forfeiture Deal Over Iran Assets Sets Record

US: Forfeiture Deal Over Iran Assets Sets RecordA federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Judge Katherine Forrest approved the deal between the U.S. government and 19 holders of more than $5 billion in terrorism-related ...    Full Story »

Israeli Arab Journalist Arrested Upon his Return from Lebanon

Israeli Arab Journalist Arrested Upon his Return from LebanonThe ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) arrested Israeli Arab journalist Majd Kayyal on Shabbos, 12 Nissan 5774 when he returned to Israel from Lebanon. He was in Beirut for three weeks according to reports. He was taken into custody for visiting a hostile country. Majd, a resident of Haifa, was imprisoned and prevented from meeting with his attorney. There was a gag order on ...    Full Story »
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New Israel Transportation Payment App

New Israel Transportation Payment AppHopon is Israel’s new smartphone app that will permit payment and ticketing for public transportation. The app is currently available for iPhone and promises to soon be available to android users as well. Persons interested in becoming the first to use the application may register and download it. (YWN – Israel Desk, ...    Full Story »

Search Continues for the Murderer of Baruch Mizrachi HY"D

Search Continues for the Murderer of Baruch Mizrachi HYAuthorities are continuing the search for the terrorist who opened fire near the Tarkumiya Checkpoint on erev Pesach, murdering Israel Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi HY”D. Officials are looking at PA Chairman Mahmoud ...    Full Story »

Israeli Remains in Prison in India Due to Bullet (1 opinions)

Israeli Remains in Prison in India Due to BulletSteve Silvenchev was heading to India for his post-IDF service hike but his dream vacation quickly became a nightmare. Security at Ben-Gurion International Airport failed to detect a single bullet that was in his backpack from his IDF service days but security in India did. He was imprisoned for carrying the bullet and remains in prison for months, awaiting trial. Speaking with Galei ...    Full Story »

Suspected Price Tag Defendant Remanded without Bail

Suspected Price Tag Defendant Remanded without BailBinyamin Richter, who is suspected of taking part in a price tag arson attack in the village of Farata, has been ordered held without bail. The Supreme Court on Thursday, 17 Nissan 5774 accepted an appeal from the state. The prosecution sought to overturn a district court ruling permitting Richter’s release on bail. Among the charges being filed against Richer are conspiracy, ...    Full Story »
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Obama: 8 Million Signed Up for Health Care (2 opinions)

Obama: 8 Million Signed Up for Health CareEight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million people. Equally critical: ...    Full Story »

iNakba App to Spread the Propaganda Message

iNakba App to Spread the Propaganda MessageUsing smartphone technology to spread the propaganda message, the Zochrot organization is announcing the launch of its new iPhone app called I Nakba. Nakba is the term used by Arabs to mark the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, hence the app details the areas destroyed by Israel as a result of the creation of the state. The app, which will be free of charge, operates in three ...    Full Story »
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Next Phase Of Lincoln Tunnel Helix Work To Begin

Next Phase Of Lincoln Tunnel Helix Work To BeginMotorists will face detours as work continues on the Helix leading to the Lincoln Tunnel. The next phase of the roadway improvement project is set to begin on Tuesday when westbound lanes will be closed. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says commuters will still be able to travel westbound through the tunnel and onto Route 495 by detouring onto eastbound lanes. ...    Full Story »

Report: IDF Soldiers Operated in Lebanon

Report: IDF Soldiers Operated in LebanonAccording to a report released from the Hizbullah affiliated al-Manar agency, IDF soldiers operated 100 meters inside southern Lebanon and arrested five shepherds, three women and two men, releasing the women. This reportedly occurred near Sheba Farm. Lebanese media sources on Thursday, 17 Nissan 5774 reported the soldiers crossed into Lebanon on Thursday and made the arrests. The ...    Full Story »

Researcher Finds Flaw in Samsung Fingerprint Check

Researcher Finds Flaw in Samsung Fingerprint CheckA Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben Schlabs, an American who works for German firm Security Research Labs GmbH, says the trick is identical to the one hackers used to unlock Apple's iPhone 5 last year. The flaw is potentially more ...    Full Story »

Schumer Calls On Putin To Denounce Registering Of Jews In Eastern Ukraine (2 opinions)

Schumer Calls On Putin To Denounce Registering Of Jews In Eastern UkraineU.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement calling on President Putin to denounce pro-Russian forces’ push to register Jewish citizens in Eastern Ukraine “President Putin has accused the Ukrainians recently of being anti-Semitic, but now it is pro-Russian forces that are engaged in these grotesque acts. President Putin should strongly denounce these acts and ...    Full Story »

Rep. Nadler on Reports of Anti-Semitism in Ukraine (1 opinions)

Rep. Nadler on Reports of Anti-Semitism in UkraineToday, there are numerous reports from Ukraine that "flyers in Donetsk said all Jews who are 16 years old and above should register at the government building" and that the local Jewish population is "required to report any real estate and automobiles." "The reports coming out of Ukraine about anti-Semitic flyers that make chilling demands of the local Jewish community are deeply ...    Full Story »

Swastikas on Beit Yisrael Shteiblach

Swastikas on Beit Yisrael ShteiblachWas this a prank in poor taste or an anti-Semitic act? Swastikas were drawn on a wall on the Beis Yaakov Shteiblach in the Beis Yisrael neighborhood of Yerushalayim. It should be pointed out the neighborhood is adjacent to an Arab neighborhood in the eastern capital. Police were summoned and interviewed mispallalim. Crime scene investigators operated at the shteiblach as ...    Full Story »

Kerry Confirms Report That Jews In Ukrainian City Told To Register

Kerry Confirms Report That Jews In Ukrainian City Told To RegisterSecretary of State John Kerry confirmed Thursday a report that Jews in one restive Ukrainian city were sent notices telling them to register, a development he called "grotesque." Kerry's comments follow a report in Israel's Ynet News that a leaflet was circulating in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, demanding that Jews register -- as well as provide a list of property they own ...    Full Story »

Pair robs 4 Brooklyn banks in 2-hour span (3 opinions)

Pair robs 4 Brooklyn banks in 2-hour spanThe NYPD is asking for the public's help in catching a pair of bank robbers who struck four times in Brooklyn Monday. Now, they're releasing surveillance photos they hope will lead to arrests. All of the robberies took place between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on April 14. The spree started at a Capital One Bank on Ralph Avenue in the Flatlands section. The pair then hit a Chase Bank ...    Full Story »

Likud Activists: Don't Lend a Hand to Toppling the Right-Wing Government (2 opinions)

Likud Activists: Don't Lend a Hand to Toppling the Right-Wing GovernmentSenior Likud activists are sending a clear message to members of the Bayit Yehudi party, calling upon them not to bring down the right-wing government. Amid threats from Bayit Yehudi leader Minister Naftali Bennett to break from the coalition if a     Full Story »

Samples Collected From Oil Slick Not From Plane

Samples Collected From Oil Slick Not From PlaneInvestigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft. The unmanned sub's first two missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, but the Bluefin 21 finally managed to ...    Full Story »

Ukrainian Jews Told To 'Register' With Goverment Or Face Deportation (4 opinions)

Ukrainian Jews Told To 'Register' With Goverment Or Face DeportationJews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to "register" with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media. Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city's Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a ...    Full Story »
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PHOTOS: Over 60,000 Take Part in Birchas Kohanim

PHOTOS: Over 60,000 Take Part in Birchas KohanimOver 60,000 mispallalim took part in the traditional main birchas kohanim on Thursday, the second day of Chol Hamoed Pesach. The event passed without incident Baruch Hashem amid a very large noticeable police force. Magen David Adom was on hand, standing by in the event of any medical related emergency. Police were very stringent regarding which direction mispallalim were able to ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: 21 Treated for Injuries in Amusement Park Mishap in Tel Aviv (5 opinions)

PHOTOS: 21 Treated for Injuries in Amusement Park Mishap in Tel Aviv[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Ichud Hatzalah reports that a malfunction of a carousel in the amusement park in the Convention Center grounds in Tel Aviv resulted in injuries. EMS personnel treated 21 children, apparently all with light injuries. The cause of the mishap is under investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, the second day of Chol Hamoed Pesach in Eretz yisrael. ...    Full Story »

NYPD Officer Can't Leave India Until Bullets Case Is Resolved: Court

NYPD Officer Can't Leave India Until Bullets Case Is Resolved: CourtAn Indian court says it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. The NYPD says Manny Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three bullets he had accidentally packed in his luggage. He is out on bail but has been barred from leaving India until the case is resolved. On Thursday, ...    Full Story »

IDF Preliminary Investigation: There Was One Gunman

IDF Preliminary Investigation: There Was One GunmanAccording to the preliminary IDF investigation into the fatal shooting attack in Southern Hebron Hills on erev yomtov, a lone terrorist perpetrated the fatal attack. Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi HY"D, who was traveling ...    Full Story »

Kiryas Joel Land Deal: A Town Divided (6 opinions)

Kiryas Joel Land Deal: A Town DividedThe following is a News 12 article: Nestled in southern Orange County is the picturesque suburban commuter town of Monroe, where working families live in homes with picket-fence lined yards. Also inside its borders lies a very different community, one that's private, ...    Full Story »


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