All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Espionage’

Chelsea Manning to Begin Gender Treatments

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, born Bradley Edward Manning, the United States Army soldier convicted last July of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, is set to start a basic treatment for her gender identity condition. Manning was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment after being found guilty of 17 espionage-related charges, and is eligible for parole after eight years served. …

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Edward Snowden Appears At SXSW; Calls For Better Online Security Measures

In a rare public appearance, fugitive and National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed the audience of the SXSW conference regarding Internet privacy and surveillance. The conference, which was held on Monday in Austin, Texas, put the controversial U.S. intelligence leaker through via Google Hangouts all the way from Russia, where Snowden currently resides. The U.S. Constitution backdrop gave a …

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Edward Snowden Elected Rector At University Of Glasgow

Edward Snowden, who made headlines last year for revealing details about U.S. phone and Internet surveillance, is now the student rector at UK’s Glasgow University. The post is a symbolic one, and is decided by a student election. As rector, Snowden represents the student populace and is expected to work with the student representative council, bring student concerns to the …

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Former Sub Sailor Sentenced For Espionage

Former Navy sailor Robert Patrick Hoffmann II was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison. Hoffmann, 40, was convicted last fall of attempted espionage. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Hoffmann had attempted to pass on top secret information to agents he believed to be working for Russia. In fact, those agents were part of an FBI investigation …

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F-35 Program: Stolen Secrets and Lockheed’s “Exaggeration”

An employee of one of Lockheed’s suppliers was arrested en route to Iran last week on suspicion of attempting to smuggle secret F-35 Joint Strike Fighter documents there. Back in November, the investigation initiated when customs officials and homeland security agents said they intercepted a shipment Mozaffar Khazaee was sending to Hamadan, Iran. The 59 year old engineer was said …

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Day Z Developers to be Released From Greek Prison

The Czech media is reporting that Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar will be released on bail and allowed to return to their home in the Czech Republic. The video game developers have been imprisoned in Greece since September 2012 on charges of espionage. The two were vacationing in Greece and were arrested for allegedly photographing military installations on the Greek …

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Time Warner Cable Sinks To New Low Over Fear Of Google Fiber

I’m lucky that I live in a city with a locally owned ISP. I don’t have to put up with the monopolistic ambitions of the big dogs like Time Warner and Verizon. Read any online message board regarding Time Warner Cable and you’ll see story after story of customers being fed up with them. They want something better like Google’s …

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Stuxnet Debate Continues: How Should Cyberweapons Be Used?

When the revealing news regarding the Stuxnet computer worm came out, much controversy pursued as a result. David Sanger of the New York Times exposed the information as part of the much larger U.S. “Olympic Games” initiative and has now even written a book on it. Since that time, information regarding another form of malware called Flame has also been …

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FBI White Report Claims That Spies Have Infiltrated American Universities

A report was made by the FBI’s Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership Unit to “provide awareness to administrators, senior researchers, export control offices, and technology transfer offices at higher education institutions about how foreign intelligence services and non-state actors use US colleges and universities to further their intelligence and operational needs.” They have decided to make the report open to the general …

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Is Cyber Warfare Imminent, Or Is the Hype Overblown?

Is cybersecurity one of your top concerns? Whatever your opinion might be, the government has taken a particularly strong interest in it lately, as security breaches appear to be on the rise. In recent years, the U.S. has seen corporations such as Sony and Citibank hacked as well as various divisions of the government including the Senate and the Pentagon. …

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