Guillermo Leblanc

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Navy’s Long-Range Drone Will Patrol The Oceans Of The Future

Fixed wings for the high seas<p>DARPA’s latest drone program just took a turn for the better. The Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) is designed as a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) flyer for the U.S. Navy. Like their avian namesake, TERN will be a sea-based flyer. (It is unlikely …

China's DDoS Attacks Used Unencrypted Websites to Hijack Browsers

Over the past few weeks, China has been using its country’s Internet infrastructure to attack political opponents by turning normal users’ web …

Information Security

Will the Boston Bombing Trial End Before Marathon Day?

Sentencing could be reached before the marathon unless defense bolsters its case during penalty phase.<p>Closing arguments in the first phase of the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev are expected to begin Monday, April 6. With the trial moving along at a faster pace than some …

Boston Marathon Bombing
South Asia

Yemeni implosion pushes southern Sunnis into arms of al-Qaida and Isis

Tribal militias compete with extremist groups for young recruits to resist advance of Shia Houthis who have taken power in Sana’a, and now Taiz<p>In a hollow in the sands of eastern Yemen, a line of pickup trucks carrying tribal fighters idled. A squat man with a shock of black hair, dressed in an …

Middle East

Catching Spies: James Bond's Body Language

All governments strive to answer such questions. American spooks think studying body language may help.<p>Spooks are seldom as easy to spot as Leslie Nielsen in "Spy Hard" (pictured). A diplomat who doubles as a spy will typically become agitated when he stops doing humdrum work and switches to the …

Body Language

FX Networks

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Al-Qaeda Group Claims Responsibility for Paris Terror Attack

An al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen claimed responsibility late Friday for the deadly attack on a satirical newspaper in France this week, not long after …

Terrorism

French Woman Believed To Be Gunmen's Associate Is Still At Large

A manhunt continues in France for a woman officials believe was part of the attacks that rocked Paris this week.<p>French officials released a photo of Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, who they say was involved in the killing of a policewoman in Paris on Thursday, and who possibly was involved in the hostage …

Terrorism

ISIS comes to Libya

<b>(CNN) —</b> The black flag of ISIS flies over government buildings. Police cars carry the group's insignia. The local football stadium is used for public executions. A town in Syria or Iraq? No. A city on the coast of the Mediterranean, in Libya.<p>Fighters loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are …

Ukraine crisis: Russia demands guarantees from Nato

<b>Russia has called for "a 100% guarantee that no-one would think about Ukraine joining Nato", President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has told the BBC.</b><p>Dmitri Peskov added that Nato's gradual approach towards Russia's borders had made Moscow "nervous".<p>Earlier, Mr Putin said the US would never "subdue" …

Russia

The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose

It's been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack he called BadUSB to a standing-room-only crowd at the Black Hat …

How a Profession Went From Zero to Hero

Supply chain management (SCM) is no longer the Rodney Dangerfield of corporate functions.<p>While sales and marketing wins customers, SCM keeps them …

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Everything about Apple Inc is the talk of the town. For example, the new iPad, iPhone, Apple Map or even the environmental and labor issues at its …

How the F.B.I. Cracked a Chinese Spy Ring

In the magazine earlier this month, I wrote about Greg Chung, a Chinese-American engineer at Boeing who worked on <i>NASA</i>’s space-shuttle program. In 2009, Chung became the first American to be convicted in a jury trial on charges of economic espionage, for passing unclassified technical documents to …

US durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain for the second straight month in March. A key category that signals business investment plans increased at the fastest pace in four months.<p>Orders for durable goods increased 2.6 percent in March …

Facebook Received 28,147 Government Requests in H2 2013

Facebook today revealed the number of data requests it received from various law enforcement agencies around the world in the second half of last year: 28,147. Those requests impacted a potential 38,256 accounts, according to the company.<p>Since Facebook only released its first report in August 2013, …

UK urged to admit that CIA used island as secret 'black site' prison

Human rights group representing Gaddafi opponent rendered to Libya via Diego Garcia says Britain must 'come clean' over role<p>The government is under mounting pressure to "come clean" about the role of an overseas UK territory leased to the US and allegedly used as a secret "black site" detention …

Google may boost search results of sites that use encryption

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/ photobank.kiev.ua<p>Google(s goog) may soon give greater prominence in its search results to websites that …

Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer prize for NSA revelations

Pair awarded highest accolade in US journalism, winning Pulitzer prize for public service for stories on NSA surveillance<p>The Guardian and the Washington Post have been awarded the highest accolade in US journalism, winning the Pulitzer prize for public service for their groundbreaking articles on …

Modernizing the Entertainment Industry Supply Chain in the Age of Streaming

The old business model: Make it, show it, stick it on a shelf.<p>Twenty years ago, monetizing content meant releasing it to a sizable audience at the multiplex or on VHS, DVD, pay-per-view or cable television. Under that industry release model, it made sense to ignore most of the catalog and to focus …

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Boston Marathoners vow to take back New England's sacred race | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - “Left on Boylston” in this American city means only one thing on marathon day.<p>David Chorney and Mike Burnstein (L) train for the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder<p>It means you’re in the home stretch of the Boston Marathon, and all of the …

The Feds Cut a Deal With In-Flight Wi-Fi Providers, and Privacy Groups Are Worried

Gogo, the inflight Wi-Fi provider, is used by millions of airline passengers each year to stay connected while flying the friendly skies. But if you …

Angela Merkel denied access to her NSA file

The US government is refusing to grant Angela Merkel access to her NSA file or answer formal questions from Germany about its surveillance activities, raising the stakes before a crucial visit by the German chancellor to Washington.<p>Merkel will meet Barack Obama in three weeks, on her first visit to …