All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CIA’

CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell Retires After 33 Years at the Agency

After 33 years of service and 3 years at his current title, CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell has decided to step down. The retirement will be official on August 9th. Morell says that it is now time for him to spend more time with his family. “I am passionate about two things in this world – the Agency and my …

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Kim Dotcom Was Subject To Illegal Surveillance From New Zealand’s CIA

It’s been relatively quiet on the Megaupload front for the past few weeks. The last major event saw Kim Dotcom winning $4.83 million in his bid to have funds released to him. For now, he’s still fighting to have the charges against him and his company dropped. That fight may have become a little easier as New Zealand’s Prime Minister, …

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Israel, U.S. Team Up To Create Flame Computer Virus

Back in the mid-2000’s The need to start to keep Iran’s nuclear goals in check was obvious. So the United States, led by George Bush, and Israel started to develop a massive piece of malware that secretly mapped and monitored Iran’s computer networks, sending back a steady stream of intelligence to prepare for a cyber­warfare campaign. This virus, called Flame, …

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Taliban And Polio: Vaccine Drive Halted Due To CIA Fears

The Taliban has halted the polio vaccination campaign that was scheduled to be distributed to over 161,000 children starting on Wednesday, citing worries that the U.S. drone strikes are indicative of a possible undercover CIA operation tied to the vaccine campaign. The fears stem from an operation last year in which the CIA acted with Dr. Shakil Afridi, who used …

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Former Top CIA Spy Dick Stolz Dead at 86

Former CIA spy Dick Stolz, who would become one of the top operatives for the agency, died on Saturday due to complications from a recent fall. He was 86. Richard F. “Dick” Stolz joined the CIA in 1950, and quickly began working his way through the ranks. After serving in Cold War hot spots throughout Eastern Europe, he eventually became …

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Unreal Game Engine Licensed to Government Agencies

The same game engine used to develop games like Batman: Arkham City, and the Gears of War and Mass Effect Series is now being licensed to the FBI and other government agencies for the development of training programs, the BBC is reporting. The licensing agreement is between Epic Games and Virtual Heroes, a division of Applied Research Associates (ARA). Virtual …

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Facebook Privacy Woes Feel Real, Even In The Onion

Sometimes in America, satire that takes us further than fact. We live in a world where comedians sometimes have a better reputation for news analysis than the talking heads in the media. The Onion is not to be mistaken for “real news”. But, sometimes things are funny because they have this ring of truth to them. We stop for just …

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CIA Changing The Way They Buy Software

The CIA is changing the way it buys technology in hopes to stay on top of the constantly evolving technology landscape. Reuters is reporting that in a meeting with software vendors on Tuesday, the CIA’s top tech officer, Ira Hunt, told vendors that the agency was changing the way they do business. The way the CIA had done business before …

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CIA.gov Not Available, Anonymous Takes Credit [Updated]

Update: CNN is reporting that sites affiliated with Mexico’s mining ministry and the state of Alabama were also taken down. They’re also reporting that the CIA’s site was back up by this morning, but cia.gov is currently down from where we are sitting. What you’re seeing is a screenshot of what happens when you try to access the CIA’s website …

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Robot Cockroach Produces Its Own Power

I think we can all agree that cockroaches are pretty gross. Science has always stuck up for the disgusting vermin and are once again championing the little guys as the first step towards cyborgs. Science has found a way, according to MSNBC, to convert the sugars in a cockroaches belly into electricity through a fuel cell. Once fuel cells are …

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