Tuesday , 24 November 2020

Security

Israel Boosts Missile Defense in South

Israel has boosted its rocket defences near its southern border with Egypt to counter possible attacks from Islamist militants fighting security forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, Israeli officials said on Tuesday. Violence in Sinai has surged since the army ousted elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on July 3, with militants killing at least 20 people in almost daily assaults in …

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German Intelligence Used NSA Spy Program

Angela Merkel and her ministers claim they first learned about the US government’s comprehensive spying programs from press reports. But SPIEGEL has learned that German intelligence services themselves use one of the NSA’s most valuable tools. Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the BND, and its domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), used a spying …

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What is that box? What happens when NSA shows up at your internet provider

When people say the feds are monitoring what people are doing online, what does that mean? How does that work? When, and where, does it start? Pete Ashdown, CEO of XMission, an internet service provider in Utah, knows. He received a Foreign Intelligence Service Act (FISA) warrant in 2010 mandating he let the feds monitor one of his customers, through …

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U.S. Expanding Military Drone Surveillance Operations all over the World

The steel-gray U.S. Air Force Predator drone plunged from the sky, shattering on mountainous terrain near the Iraq-Turkey border. For Kurdish guerrillas hiding nearby, it was an unexpected gift from the propaganda gods. Fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, filmed the charred wreckage on Sept. 18 and posted a video on YouTube. A narrator bragged unconvincingly that the …

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NATO helping Serbia dispose of stocks of surplus munitions

A government-owned demilitarization facility in central Serbia will be further developed to ensure the safe and environmentally responsible disposal of almost 2,000 tonnes of surplus munitions, reducing the risk of explosion from ageing ammunition as well as the risk of proliferation. Seven years ago, an explosion at the ammunition depot in Paracin in October 2006 clearly demonstrated the potential danger …

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Researchers hack #Verizon device, turn it into #mobile #spy station

(Reuters) – Two security experts said they have figured out how to spy on Verizon Wireless mobile phone customers by hacking into devices the U.S. carrier sells to boost wireless signals indoors. The finding, which the experts demonstrated to Reuters and will further detail at two hacking conferences this summer, comes at a time of intense global debate about electronic …

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Not Quite Another “Year of the Spy.”

On June 21, 2013, the Department of Justice charged former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden for violating provisions of the 1917 Espionage Act, an alarmingly popular tactic used by the Obama administration in its attempts to silence whistleblowers. It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when theEspionage Act was actually used against spies and double-agents intent on compromising US national …

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#PLA building new #carrier base in Hainan

A new carrier base is being built by the PLA Navy in Hainan province with the ability to harbor four aircraft carriers, according to Kanwa Defense Review operated by Andrei Chang in Canada. A bridge 600 meters long and 120 meters wide has been spotted by satellite with similar capacity to harbor two aircraft carriers according to the satellite images. This bridge is as …

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