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Top commander of fearful Haqqani network killed in US drone strike
A US drone strike in the South Waziristan region of Pakistan on Thursday killed at least seven militants, including Abdullah Haqqani, a top commander for the Haqqani Network, an Islamist insurgent group allied with the Afghan Taliban.

31.10.2014 14:09

UK police slammed for using anti-terror laws to uncover secret sources
British police have come under heavy criticism from MPs and journalists, who accuse them of using controversial laws to identify anonymous sources, despite such communications being ‘privileged’ and protected under common law.

31.10.2014 10:31

Psychopaths to maintain order after massive nuke attack – Home Office docs
A clandestine Home Office experiment in 1982 tested Britain’s capacity to rebuild after a catastrophic nuclear assault. Previously secret files, made public by the National Archives, document proposals to keep order using psychopathic recruits.

30.10.2014 15:30

FBI pushing for new domestic and global internet hacking powers
In a move that watchdog groups are calling an unconstitutional power grab, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly looking to rewrite the espionage rulebook, giving it the authority to hack into computers at home and abroad.

30.10.2014 14:22

Bypassing encryption: Italian firm ‘sells global spyware to police, govts’
The latest encryption measures adopted by Google and Apple to beef up users’ security seem futile in light of firms like Hacking Team, which are offering software that allows authorities to bypass encryptions on personal devices, The Intercept reported.

31.10.2014 04:06

Unidentified drones flying over French nuclear power plants, probe launched
France is on alert over unidentified drones flying over the country’s state-operated nuclear power plants, the interior ministry said.

30.10.2014 14:10

‘US intelligence needs prosecutions to get more budget dollars’
There is competition among 17 US intelligence agencies - they catch people whether it is within the law or not to get part of the multi-billion ‘black budget,’ George Mapp, an investigative journalist, said on RT’s In the Now show.

30.10.2014 10:18

FBI impersonates repairmen in Las Vegas hotel to bust gambling ring
Like a scene out of a Hollywood thriller, the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] allegedly cut internet service at a Las Vegas hotel to enable agents, posing as technicians, to enter villas and gather evidence against a gambling ring.

30.10.2014 08:44

Google data collection worries Americans more than NSA
Americans may not like the fact that the National Security Agency is collecting data on their phone calls and emails, but it turns out they are even more concerned over another surveillance threat: Google.

30.10.2014 03:46

Top 10 ways Barack Obama has muzzled American media
After US President Barack Obama entered office in 2009 pledging transparency and open government, it was a refreshing wind of change from the locked-down Bush years. The reality, however, has fallen dramatically short of the promise.

29.10.2014 14:26

‘Whistleblowers do incredible damage to US intelligence’
When it comes to dealing with terrorism US intelligence community feels like it operates with one hand tied behind their back because of whistleblowers like Snowden and Manning, intelligence analyst Glenmore Trenear-Harvey told RT.

29.10.2014 09:12

UK forced to admit GCHQ can access foreign-gathered data without warrant
The UK government has admitted for the first time that its spy agency, GCHQ, can access raw data mined by America’s NSA and others without a warrant. It was made to comply following post-Snowden legal action from rights organizations.

29.10.2014 07:30

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