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Hungarian Right-Wingers Evoke Nazi-Era Militia

Black-booted Hungarian Guard stirs fears

(Newser) - A far-right group reminiscent of Nazi-era fascist militias is causing alarm in Hungary and echoing nationalist movements across Eastern Europe, the Los Angeles Times reports. Members of the Hungarian Guard march wearing black uniforms that resemble those of the Arrow Cross, a militia that helped Nazis kill thousands of Hungarian... More »

Congressman Lantos Dead at 80

Californian was the only Holocaust survivor in Congress

(Newser) - Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, has died at 80. The California Democrat disclosed his cancer last month and announced that he wouldn't seek reelection. His widow said in a statement that his life was "defined by courage, optimism, and unwavering dedication to his principles... More »

Families of Jailed Chinese Dissidents Slam Yahoo

Hope Congressional hearings will bring pressure for men's release

(Newser) - Families of two jailed Chinese dissidents who appeared at Congressional hearings on the matter yesterday say they hope hearings would pressure China to release the men, who were imprisoned after Yahoo released information about them to their government. After the hearing, Yahoo execs met with the family members privately, apologizing... More »

Yahoo Takes Heat for Role in Chinese Case

Congressman calls company 'spineless' for surrendering email

(Newser) - Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang suffered intense criticism from a senior Democratic congressman today for not being entirely forthcoming about the search engine's role in the imprisonment of a Chinese dissident, the Financial Times reports. Yahoo had told the House foreign affairs committee it didn't know why Chinese authorities wanted information... More »

Wall Street Funds Chinese Spy Upgrade

Hedge funds offer $150M helping hand to Beijing Big Brother

(Newser) - Wall Street money is fueling the high-tech upgrade of China's police state, the New York Times reports. US hedge funds have poured $150 million into Chinese surveillance companies that are developing the latest in government spookware, from face-recognition technology to behavior-recognition software that can spot a disturbance before it begins. More »

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