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Guantanamo shrinking but Obama goal of closing prison still elusive

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GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) – Observed from behind a one-way mirror and heavy chain-link fence, a handful of bearded detainees in baggy t-shirts mill around inside a communal cellblock at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, vastly outnumbered by U.S. troops guarding them… Source: Guantanamo shrinking but Obama goal of closing prison still elusive – World | The Star Online Read More »

Jewish extremist cell uncovered in West Bank: Israel

Jerusalem:  Israel said it had uncovered a new network of Jewish extremists in the Israeli-occupied West Bank that was responsible for several recent attacks against Palestinians, including the attempted arson of at least one home as people slept inside. The announcement, by the police and Shin Bet, the country’s domestic security agency, on… Source: Jewish extremist cell uncovered in West Bank: Israel Read More »

Nato raises ‘justified concern’ that Isil is plotting nuclear attack on Britain

Isil terrorists are plotting to carry out biological and nuclear attacks on Britain and Europe, EU and Nato security chiefs have warned. There is a “justified concern” that Islamist fanatics in Syria and Iraq  are… Source: Nato raises ‘justified concern’ that Isil is plotting nuclear attack on Britain Read More »

CIA behind Panama Papers leaks, says ‘most significant financial whistleblower of all time’

Financial whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld, who helped expose American tax evaders hiding assets in Swiss banks, has little doubt the Panama leaks scandal was crafted and orchestrated by the CIA… Source: CIA behind Panama Papers leaks, says ‘most significant financial whistleblower of all time’ — RT News Read More »

Arms Official Tried to Sell Weapons Secrets to US Firm, Turkey Says

A top official of Turkey’s state-run arms company was arrested this week while trying to sell weapons production plans to a U.S. firm owned by a Turkish national, Turkish authorities said… Mustafa Tanriverdi, manager of the Mechanical and Chemical Industry… Source: Arms Official Tried to Sell Weapons Secrets to US Firm, Turkey Says Read More »

Lebanon ex-minister jailed for 13 years on ‘terror’ charges

A Lebanese military court sentenced former information minister Michel Samaha to 13 years in prison with hard labour on April 8 for attempting to carry out “terrorist acts”, a judicial source told AFP.. Samaha was convicted of transporting explosives to carry out attacks and assassinations of political and religious figures in Lebanon with the help of Syrian security… Source: Lebanon ex-minister jailed for 13 years on ‘terror’ charges – MIDEAST Read More »

The Islamic State in Turkey: A Deep Dive into a Dark Place

The Islamic State’s attacks in Paris and Belgium have demonstrated key vulnerabilities in European law enforcement and intelligence agencies. For several years, members of the Europe-based Islamic State network responsible for the attacks had moved through Turkey to join with the group in Syria. From the outset… Source: The Islamic State in Turkey: A Deep Dive into a Dark Place Read More »

Britain spends £40mn on cyber security center to protect military networks

More than £40 million will be spent on a new cyber security center designed to protect Ministry of Defense (MoD) networks and systems from “malicious actors,” Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has said. The Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) will be a dedicated facility using advanced cyber defense capabilities to shield the MoD’s cyberspace from threats, enabling it to operate more safely. “Britain is a world leader in… Source: Britain spends £40mn on cyber security center to protect military networks — ... Read More »

Can we replace politicians with robots?

If you had the opportunity to vote for a politician you totally trusted, who you were sure had no hidden agendas and who would truly represent the electorate’s views, you would, right? What if that politician was a robot? Not a human with a robotic personality but a real artificially intelligent robot. Futures like this have been… Source: Can we replace politicians with robots? Read More »

After Brussels, a new challenge for Defence

Our military is unprepared for 21st century threats and shows little sign of changing. The hellish destruction in Brussels strikes at the very heart of our conceit that government can protect us. It can’t. Not any more. The terrorists have learnt to hit, hard, the myriad of vulnerabilities that exist everywhere in modern societies. Each offers the opportunity for… Source: After Brussels, a new challenge for Defence Read More »

Chinese media laud hacker for US spying

Spying on the US is a service to China, state-run media said on March 24, singing the praises of a man who confessed to hacking American defence contractors on Beijing’s behalf. Chinese national Su Bin, 50, pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets from the companies, including plans for transport planes and fighter jets… Source: Chinese media laud hacker for US spying – ASIA Read More »

FBI ‘may be able to unlock San Bernardino iPhone’

The FBI says it may have found a way to unlock the San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone without Apple’s assistance. A court hearing with Apple scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed at the request of the US Justice Department (DOJ), Apple has confirmed. The DOJ had ordered Apple to help unlock the phone used by San… Source: FBI ‘may be able to unlock San Bernardino iPhone’ – BBC News Read More »

NATO deployment in the Aegean Sea and Greek issues of concern

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The recent decision by the Greek and Turkish governments, albeit after much political pressure been applied by the EU, to allow deployment of a NATO fleet in the Aegean Sea should raise some fundamental territorial issues of concern for Greece. The NATO fleet is said to conduct… Source: Vasilis Giavris: NATO deployment in the Aegean Sea and Greek issues of concern Read More »

Facebook Is Already Using Its Artificial Intelligence On You

Mark Zuckerberg explains how it affects your life. You probably don’t realize it, but if you use Facebook, you’re working with artificial intelligence every day. The social network is able to recognize patterns in how you interact with things and deliver content in response. If you often “like” updates from a… Source: Facebook Is Already Using Its Artificial Intelligence On You Read More »

The privacy fight that Apple CEO Tim Cook needs to win

Mobile phones contain almost everything about their owners there is to know. Banking apps show their spending. Photos reveal their narcissism. Dating apps make their sexuality plain. Health apps record their vital signs. Music apps reveal embarrassing trivialities, like Air Supply being their second most played artist… Source: The privacy fight that Apple CEO Tim Cook needs to win Read More »

CIA chief invokes Paris attack to justify breach of privacy

The terrorist attack in Paris happened because perpetrators used encrypted Internet communications that intelligence services couldn’t break, CIA director John Brennan said. Source: CIA chief invokes Paris attack to justify breach of privacy — RT News Read More »