Egypt: Deaths In Police Custody, Once A Spark For Revolt, Now Met By Shrugs – Csmonitor.com

The guards panic. In another clip, apparently shot on a cellphone through the window of a cell door, asecondman can be seen lying prone on the stone floor of a dark corridor. The guy is dying, shouts a voice in the background. There is no immediate police response. Impunity for cops Rights groups say the deaths will continue as long as Egypts security forces are able to operate with impunity. The only police officer jailed for his part in the deaths of protesters since the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi last summer had his conviction quashed on appeal. The rise in deaths in custody takes us back to the darkest hours of Mubarak rule, says Mohamed Elmessiry, Amnesty Internationals Egypt researcher. This will continue as long as police officers are not held responsible for these deaths. Egypts interior ministry could not be reached for comment. In an interview on July 2, a senior ministry official, Maj.
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nuclear forces are designed to deter a hostile Russia. The nuclear dimension of this crisis, therefore, is muted but not insignificant. It is important to keep nuclear modernization programs on track and to make them be seen by all to be demonstrably on track. This will help to assure new NATO members who have experienced Soviet occupation and are worried by recent Russian behavior. We must fully engage allies in dialog about their security concerns and respond appropriately as President Obama did in Poland in June 2014. As a result of Putins actions, the B61-12 warhead life extension program, our plans to introduce nuclear capability to the Joint Strike Fighter, and the ability to forward deploy such dual-capable aircraft (DCA) have risen in importance.
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In a blog post written the same day Zdziarski stated his concern that some of these services may have been used by the NSA to collect data. Apple’s response to Zdziarski’s claims arrived on Monday in a statement to iMore , saying that the backdoors are”diagnostic functions” and “do not compromise user privacy and security.” After Apple’s response, Zdziarski made a cogent and pointed response on his blog, noting that “these services break the promise that Apple makes with the consumer when they enter a backup password; that the data on their device will only come off the phone encrypted.” “I dont buy for a minute that these services are intended solely for diagnostics,” he wrote. “The data they leak is of an extreme personal nature. There is no notification to the user. A real diagnostic tool would have been engineered to respect the user, prompt them like applications do for access to data, and respect backup encryption.” The security issues stem from the “pairing” process that occurs when a user decides a certain computer or device is trustworthy and connects their device to it. Once the trusted connection is set up, a huge amount of personal data can be accessed. “Pairing records can be stolen a number of different ways, ranging from a shared coffee shop computer to an ex-lover whose computer you used to trust,” Zdziarski explains.
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