Lingering problems threaten image of a 'new Brazil'
As Brazil prepares to host the World Cup and Olympics, it still faces logistical, infrastructure and security issues. RIO DE JANEIRO — After 2 1/2 years of renovations, Rio's legendary Maracana soccer stadium reopened to much fanfare in late April. Brazilian legends including Ronaldo played in a test match before an audience composed mostly of the workers who rebuilt the 78,000-capacity temple to futebol that will be the flagship venue for next year's World Cup.
Brazil Official: World Cup, Olympics Will Be Safe
Brazil's foreign minister says "all necessary measures" are being taken to ensure security at next year's soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics following the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon.
Brazil Arrests Third Suspect in Rape, Kidnap of Foreign Student
Police in Rio de Janeiro have arrested a third suspect after the weekend rape and kidnapping of a foreign student that shocked residents and once again raised concerns about security in Brazil ahead of the World Cup, Olympics and other major international events in the coming years.
Suicide bomber kills three police in Russian Caucasus
MOSCOW - A suicide bomber killed three policemen and wounded another six in Russia's North Caucasus on Thursday, hours before President Vladimir Putin was to meet with officials to discuss security ahead of next year's Winter Olympics.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Reuters
Facebook Wants You To Snitch On Friends Not Using Their Real Name
Qedward writes "Freedom to go under a pseudonym is, miraculously, one freedom to survive the security lock-down of the previous decade. Now Facebook wants to change this. James Firth shows Facebook is clamping down on pseudonyms, with an interesting screenshot of being asked whether a friend is using their real name."
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot