A university in Istanbul has announced plans to develop a new lie detector, designed especially for Turkish people. The usual polygraph test requires alterations, as some statements considered to be false in Western cultures might be not a lie for Turks.
N. Korea has demanded an apology from the US for “recklessly” circulating an unsubstantiated rumor about Pyongyang’s culpability in the recent Sony hack, warning the “proportional” response promised by Obama will be met with the “toughest counteraction.”
Wikileaks has released two classified documents instructing CIA operatives how best to circumvent global security systems in international airports, including those of the EU, while on undercover missions.
Unknown hackers have inflicted ‘serious damage’ to a German steel mill this year by breaking into internal networks and accessing the main controls of the factory, the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) revealed in its annual report.
Boeing has joined forces with BlackBerry to develop a high-security ‘black phone’, running on Android software. Designed for government agencies, it will encrypt calls, as well as destruct all its data if it is tampered with.
The FBI knew of secret negotiations with two jihadist clerics conducted to try and save American hostage Peter Kassig, The Guardian reports. The discussions lasted for weeks before the aid worker was beheaded by ISIS militants.
Weaknesses in the Secret Service mean key reforms are needed to ensure it effectively protects the president and other high ranking officials, a panel of outside experts found, adding that it is stretched beyond its limits and is too insular.
A step of reconciliation with Cuba was inevitable, as the US was becoming increasingly isolated in its failed attempts to isolate Cuba while their competitors were building closer ties with the island, Cuban intelligence agent Rene Gonzalez told RT.
A bill that’s expected to soon be signed into law by President Barack Obama will codify rules for collecting the communications of Americans, and privacy activists are split over whether it’s a step forward or back for reining in surveillance.