Edwards

  • England women's captain earns Wisden award 10-04-2014 11:15 AM

    London: The captain of England's women's team has become only the second female to be included among Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year, an annual award by the world's most prestigious cricket publication. Charlotte Edwards was joined on the 2013 list by Australia players Ryan Harris and Chris Rogers, India...
  • Charlotte Edwards to lead World T20 XI for second time 07-04-2014 02:20 PM

    Dhaka: Finalists England and Australia contributed a total of six players to the ICC World T20 2014 women's team of the tournament, which was announced here on Monday, with England's Charlotte Edwards named captain for the second consecutive time. Chosen by a select group of experts, the team was selected...
  • England women cruise to World Twenty20 final 04-04-2014 04:55 PM

    Mirpur: Veteran skipper Charlotte Edwards and young Sarah Taylor batted sensibly to chase down a paltry total and help England women beat South Africa by nine wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women's World T20 on Friday. The English women will meet their Australian counterparts in the final...
  • Obama to propose ending NSA bulk collection of phone records 25-03-2014 11:45 AM

    President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of phone records by the National Security Agency but allow the government to access the "metadata" when needed, a senior administration official said on Monday. If Congress approves, the Obama administration would stop collecting the information,...
  • NSA 'hijacked' criminal botnets as a resource for spying 13-03-2014 07:14 AM

    San Francisco: While US law enforcement agencies have long tried to stamp out networks of compromised computers used by cyber criminals, the National Security Agency has been hijacking the so-called botnets as a resource for spying. The NSA has "co-opted" more than 140,000 computers since August 2007 for the purpose...
  • NSA leaker Edward Snowden says has no regrets for leaks 11-03-2014 10:57 AM

    Austin: National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he has no regrets about revealing the agency's mass surveillance program. Snowden spoke Monday via live video conference to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival. The former NSA contractor, who remains in Moscow living in temporary asylum, faces...
  • Edward Snowden speaks at SXSW conference 11-03-2014 08:31 AM

    Austin: NSA leaker Edward Snowden spoke via live video conference Monday to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival. The former NSA contractor, who remains in Moscow living in temporary asylum, faces felony charges in the US after revealing the agency's mass surveillance program by leaking thousands...
  • Edward Snowden, Julian Assange top bill at SXSW 2014 08-03-2014 01:11 PM

    Austin: Surveillance. Online privacy. Robots. Food processing. Wearable computers. To get a sense of what's on the minds of the tech industry's thinkers, leaders and tinkerers, it's a good idea to head to Austin, Texas, rather than Silicon Valley this time of the year. More than 30,000 people descend on...
  • UK spy agency collected sexually explicit images from Yahoo Messenger video chats 28-02-2014 07:29 AM

    London: Britain's signals intelligence division is stealing screenshots from hundreds of thousands of innocent Yahoo users' webcam videos, according to the Guardian newspaper, which also reported that the years-long operation has swept up a huge haul of intimate photographs. The newspaper said GCHQ has been scooping up the sensitive images...
  • 'Godzilla' trailer: Which city will the monster target this time? 26-02-2014 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: The monster is yet again ready to take over the city of San Fransisco. The makers have revealed the first trailer of 'Godzilla'. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film features Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston in important roles. 'Godzilla' is scheduled to hit the screens on...
  • Australian jailed for killing Indian-origin cabbie in crash 14-02-2014 05:10 PM

    Melbourne: A court in Australia on Friday jailed a man for 11 years for killing an Indian-origin taxi driver and his British passenger by smashing his stolen vehicle into their taxi while being high on drugs. The West Australian Supreme Court sentenced Antony Edward Fogarty, 24, who admitted to unlawfully...
  • Is 'RoboCop' remake relying only on good marketing? 12-02-2014 09:52 AM

    The original 1987 'RoboCop' Dutch director Paul Verhoeven's first Hollywood film, isn't so much a movie to revere as a bit of brutalism to behold. It had a grim comic vibe, satirizing the savagery of both corporate bloodthirstiness and justice-seeking rampages. Paul Weller's RoboCop was a techno-Frankenstein created to tame...
  • Facebook for Android can read your SMSs, other confidential information 03-02-2014 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: Leading social media company Facebook wants to read SMSs and other confidential information of people on the Android mobile phone platform, cyber security firm Kaspersky said today. "Over the last few days there has been a constant scrutiny over Facebook having access to your SMS. Buried within the...
  • Angry Birds website hacked 29-01-2014 08:33 PM

    Helsinki: Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment says the popular game's home pages have been hacked, two days after reports that the personal data of its customers might have been accessed by US and British spy agencies. Rovio spokeswoman says the hacking lasted a few minutes early Wednesday and that end-user...
  • Norway lawmakers nominate Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize 29-01-2014 04:52 PM

    Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Socialist lawmakers Baard Vegard Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said Wednesday the public debate and policy changes "in the wake of Snowden's whistleblowing has contributed to a more...
  • 'Significant threats' to life, says Edward Snowden 27-01-2014 04:06 PM

    Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told German TV on Sunday about reports that US government officials want to assassinate him for leaking secret documents about the NSA's collection of telephone records and emails. In what German public broadcaster ARD said was Snowden's first television interview, Snowden also...
  • Edward Snowden says 'significant threats' to his life 27-01-2014 11:03 AM

    Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told German TV on Sunday about reports that US government officials want to assassinate him for leaking secret documents about the NSA's collection of telephone records and emails. In what German public broadcaster ARD said was Snowden's first television interview, Snowden also...
  • NSA also involved in industrial espionage: Edward Snowden 27-01-2014 07:17 AM

    Berlin: Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claimed in a new interview that the US agency is involved in industrial espionage. In the interview aired on Sunday night on German public television broadcaster ARD, Snowden said if German engineering company Siemens had information that would benefit the US, but had nothing...
  • Snowden denies getting help from Russia in leaking US secrets: Report 22-01-2014 03:45 PM

    Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he acted alone in leaking US government secrets and that suggestions by some US lawmakers he might have had help from Russia were "absurd," a US based magazine reported on Tuesday. In an interview the magazine said was conducted by encrypted means...
  • Obama tells Merkel, Germans he will not wiretap 19-01-2014 09:44 AM

    Berlin: US President Barack Obama told Germans and their leader on Saturday he would not let intelligence work damage relations, and differences of opinion between the two countries was no reason to wiretap. In a rare interview on German TV, Obama set out to mend ties frayed last year by...
  • End surveillance of foreign leaders of friendly nations: Obama 18-01-2014 12:57 AM

    In a bid to allay global outrage after the leak of the US snooping programme, President Barack Obama on Friday put an end to the surveillance of "foreign leaders of friendly nations" but ruled out scrapping the controversial programme altogether. Obama, in a major policy speech, announced a series of...
  • NSA collects 200 million SMS text messages a day globally 17-01-2014 02:28 PM

    Washington: The US National Security Agency has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, gathering data on people's travel plans, contacts and credit card transactions, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday. Code-named "Dishfire," the NSA program collects "pretty much everything it can," the Guardian...
  • Snowden worked at US Embassy in Delhi: report 14-01-2014 12:22 AM

    Washington: Intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden worked at the US Embassy in India and took a course in "ethical hacking" in Delhi, about three years before he leaked the NSA's surveillance programmes that embarrassed the Obama administration. Snowden was in India in his capacity as a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor...
  • EC aborts tie-up with Google for election info over security concerns 09-01-2014 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has decided not to pursue its proposed tie-up with internet giant Google after concerns over national security were raised from several quarters, including major parties. US-based Google had earlier this week made a formal presentation to the Election Commission proposing a tie-up with it for...
  • Win over NZ is WI's biggest ever against a Test-playing nation 08-01-2014 08:03 PM

    After being hammered in two of the three matches of the five-match series, it was not expected that West Indies will spring a surprise in the final match against New Zealand. But they not only won the contest in Hamilton by 203 runs to level the series 2-2, but also...
  • 5th ODI: West Indies hammer NZ by 203 runs to level series at 2-2 08-01-2014 01:14 PM

    Hamilton: Kirk Edwards and Dwayne Bravo made centuries and Kieran Powell struck 73 from 44 balls as the West Indies crushed New Zealand by 203 runs in the fifth one-day international on Wednesday, leveling the five-match series 2-2. Edwards made 123 not out and shared a 211-run fourth wicket partnership...
  • Edward Snowden has more US-Israel secrets to expose: Foreign Media 07-01-2014 12:04 PM

    Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has more secrets to reveal that relate to Israel, the journalist who first brought his leaks to the world's attention said on Monday. Among allegations aired by Snowden last year were that the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ had...
  • NSA developing a quantum computer to crack privacy codes: Report 03-01-2014 02:02 PM

    The US National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether they are used to protect other nations' spying programs or consumers' bank accounts, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The report, which the newspaper said was based on documents leaked by...
  • US spy agency developing computer to crack privacy codes: Report 03-01-2014 12:25 PM

    The US National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether they are used to protect other nations' spying programs or consumers' bank accounts, a media organisation reported on Thursday. The report, which the newspaper said was based on documents leaked by...
  • NSA intercepts computer deliveries: Report 30-12-2013 01:21 PM

    A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft's internal reporting system to spy on their targets. Der Spiegel's revelations relate to a division of the NSA known...