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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘national security’

Ashley Madison Hack Might Have National Security Repercussions?

The Ashley Madison hack could have repercussions that go far beyond the basic questions of security and privacy. While the breach of the company’s security measures reportedly did not reveal any credit card information, it has threatened to expose the secrets of many thousands of people. Back when Adult Friend Finder went through a similar situation as Ashley Madison in …

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Adult FriendFinder Breach Could Be a Matter of National Security

AdultFriend Finder got hacked. And people are scared. This could be far bigger than The Fappening. In fact, there may be reason for our own government to be concerned about the sexual secrets of millions of people being at risk. The popular adult dating site was the target of a breach by a hacker who calls himself ROR[RG]. The alleged …

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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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Man Found with Knife Hidden in Shoe at Airport

On the heels of the Transportation Security Agency’s announcement that uncharged electronic devices will be banned from certain international flights, security agents found a knife concealed inside of a passenger’s shoe Sunday morning. During a standard security check at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan, TSA agents found that a man had concealed a knife in the sole of his …

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Jeh Johnson: Controversial Lawyer To Be Nominated as Head of Homeland Security

According to an unidentified White House official, President Barack Obama will nominate criminal trial lawyer Jeh Johnson on Friday 18, 2013, to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The official made the following remarks on Johnson, “He is one of the most highly qualified and respected national security leaders, having served as the senior …

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LinkedIn Challenges Government Secrecy in Court

With the recent revelations surrounding the U.S. National Security Agency’s (NSA) widespread surveillance of the internet, online privacy concerns have become more widespread in recent months. This is especially true for social media, as the open nature of websites such as Twitter and Facebook makes it even easier for governments to compile information about citizens. LinkedIn this week released its …

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Facebook, Like Google, Urges Transparency for National Security Data Requests

Like Google, Facebook was quick to deny any involvement in the so-called “PRISM” program, which leaks indicated involved high-profile tech companies providing the National Security Agency a “backdoor” to all of their user data. And like Google, Facebook is now calling for more freedom to publish national security data requests they receive from the U.S. government. In a statement from …

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Porn Rebuke: Missile Defense Employees Caught Testing The Wrong Kind Of Missiles

The guys tasked with knocking a missile out of the sky (the ol’ hitting a bullet with a bullet approach), and finding other ways to protect our country from a ballistic missile attack, have been tending to the wrong kinds of launches. According to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg, there’s a porn problem in the Pentagon (albeit a small …

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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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Kentucky’s Rand Paul Is Calm During Patdown

Recently, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul was held by the TSA for refusing a full body pat-down and becoming irate with airport staff, but recent video seen here says otherwise. In the video Sen. Paul is seen acting very normal even talking on his personal phone at one point. In the security video released by The Metro Airport Authority, Paul …

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U.S. Gov’t Wants To Censor Twitter

EFF published an article earlier today detailing the U.S. government’s growing demand that Twitter shut down accounts that are affiliated with alleged terrorists. Citing several recent incidences in which government officials have pressured Twitter to censor tweets and accounts, EFF applauds Twitter’s resistance to comply with the demands: Twitter is right to resist. If the U.S. were to pressure Twitter …

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