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Ollie Phillips: Opportunity knocks loudly against Samoa.

Opportunity knocks for a host of England players against Samoa on Saturday but it perhaps knocks considerably louder for five of Eddie Jones’s nine changes – and for different reasons. Looking through the prism of the 2019 World Cup, the majority of positions in the pack appear to have been decided and tomorrow ...

- City AM - UK

Call for Amnesty Turkey head's release as trial resumes.

Amnesty says musicians Sting and Peter Gabriel and whistle-blower Edward Snowden signed open letter making the call.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Prisma adds new artificial intelligence bot into its stable of features.

Will be used to make memes and quotes on users' pictures - almost instantly While many people look at the photo editing app, Prisma, as nothing more than a photo app with fancy filter options, their is actually much more going on under the hood that powers the photo manipulating service - way past filters and color changes. ...

- VatorNews - US

US Sleepwalking into Renewing Vast NSA Surveillance Law.

Expand People arrive to commute to New York at the Hoboken Terminal in New Jersey, U.S. July 10, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Several bills that would extend the US government's ability to grab and search vast numbers of communications without a warrant – including users' data from companies such as Google and Facebook – are ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Indira Gandhi: Fearlessness in the national interest.

'Fearlessness, courtesy, humour, wide interests and wisdom, deep commitment to science and technology, passion for the environment, objectivity and the ability to see many things through not only a national but also an international prism.'

- - IN

Russian investigative journalist: Snowden is 'a sort of ghost'.

Russian investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov discusses how Snowden has not been seen in Russia during his exile.

- Yahoo! News - US

Beyond the buzzword: big data and national security decision-making.

Damien Van Puyvelde, Stephen Coulthart and M. Shahriar Hossain This article explores the role big data plays in the national security decision-making process. The global surveillance disclosures initiated by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have increased public and academic discussions about big data and national ...

- Chatham House - UK