Spain To Track Every Smartphone Across Country In Controversial Study

Spain To Track Every Smartphone Across Country In Controversial Study By Tyler Durden Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) will begin tracking smartphone locations of millions of people this week in preparation for the 2021 census, raising privacy concerns, reported RT News. INE will track every smartphone in the country over a series of tests that will extend through 2020, and the government has assured Spaniards the project is completely “anonymous.”  INE partnered with Spain’s three largest mobile carriers – Movistar, Orange, and Vodafone, which account for approximately 80% of all smartphone users…

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Military Police Deployed As 500,000 Catalan Independence Protesters Shut Down Barcelona

Military Police Deployed As 500,000 Catalan Independence Protesters Shut Down Barcelona By Tyler Durden Central Barcelona has reportedly been paralyzed as mass protests which international reports estimate to number over a half-million people are driven by outrage at harsh prison sentences for pro-independence leaders handed down by the top Spanish court. Protest leaders are vowing “the streets will be ours” as they push for Catalan independence, and as riot police have begun clashing with stone-throwing activists, who are also in some places of the city setting makeshift roadblocks ablaze. With night fall, reporters on the…

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Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request

Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — In a move that threatens to hugely escalate tensions between Iran and the US, British Royal Marines raided and seized an Iranian oil tanker at Gibraltar on Thursday. The tanker was accused by British officials of heading to Syria in violation of EU sanctions. Iran’s Foreign Ministry confirmed summoning the British Ambassador to express “very strong objection to the illegal and unacceptable seizure” of the ship. Analysts expressed surprise at the unusually aggressive move against a…

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