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Security

Dragnet: Justice Dept gets airborne to spy on thousands of American cellphone users
New disclosures show the Justice Department is engaged in dragnet surveillance using aircraft equipped with a device that mimics a cellphone tower and scoops up data from thousands of mobile phone users to hunt for criminal suspects.

14.11.2014 02:31

California police spent $45mn on spy gear with little oversight
Police departments across California spent more than $45 million on surveillance equipment over the course of a decade with little to no legislative or public oversight – and without the public's knowledge, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

14.11.2014 00:05

Quake Alert! California company readies earthquake warning app
It may only provide a tiny heads up, but even a few seconds could be crucial when it comes to earthquakes. The new QuakeAlert app can give users a warning about impending tremors which could save lives, avoid injury, and cut losses to businesses.

14.11.2014 00:04

Drone surge: Predators patrol nearly half of US-Mexico border
Predator drones are silently patrolling almost half of the United States’ border with Mexico, looking for illegal immigrants, human traffickers and drug cartels in desolated areas the government agents can’t realistically patrol.

13.11.2014 20:29

Stuxnet patient zero: Kaspesky Lab identifies worm’s first victims in Iran
Nearly four years after the notorious worm Stuxnet wreaked havoc on Iranian nuclear centrifuges, Kaspersky Lab has identified patient zero for the world’s “first cyber weapon.”

13.11.2014 14:31

US government warns iOS users their devices may be in danger
​Apple customers are being warned by computer security experts, including the United States government’s own cyber squad, to watch out for a new bug affecting iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad.

13.11.2014 20:31

​European security: Ukrainian stress test
25 years after the Cold War ended it’s clear that something is wrong with the European security architecture. Otherwise we would have no Ukraine crisis on our lap.

13.11.2014 13:13

80% of Americans concerned about govt surveillance online - survey
In the first major study since NSA contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the government’s domestic spying programs, Americans are wary about online invasions of privacy, according to a national survey.

13.11.2014 06:16

Israel refuses cooperation with UN Gaza war probe, calls it ‘one-sided’
Israel has officially declined to cooperate with the UN Human Rights Council committee’s investigation into the country's 50-day 'Operation Protective Edge' over possible war crimes committed, saying it is obvious the probe will find it guilty.

13.11.2014 04:01

Kiev not fully committed to ceasefire, amasses troops along E. Ukraine frontline – Russia
Kiev is not fully committed to the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, Russian deputy UN ambassador Aleksandr Pankin said during Wednesday's UN Security Council meeting. He added that the Ukrainian military is amassing forces along the front line.

12.11.2014 20:40

US bans S. Korea from sending jet to Chinese airshow, sends its own plane instead
​The Pentagon’s decision to send a Boeing-made cargo plane to a Chinese airshow is raising questions amidst tensions between not just the United States and China, but now perhaps America and South Korea.

12.11.2014 15:17

Kiev’s army should gear up for winter warfare – Ukraine Defense Ministry
Ukrainian troops are preparing for a winter campaign against the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, stocking up supplies, re-locating units and placing orders for more weapons and battle vehicles, reports the defense minister.

12.11.2014 11:21