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The Boston Bombers Were Not Refugees -- Neither Was the Paris Attacker

In the wake of the Paris attacks, many are trying to connect refugees to terrorism. I've noted elsewhere that despite millions of refugees having been admitted since the U.S. refugee resettlement program began in its current form in 1980 -- including hundreds of thousands from the Middle East -- …

Paris Attacks Reignite Debate Over Encryption Practices by Apple, Google, Facebook -- Basically, All Tech Companies

The latest attacks are sure to put pressure on tech companies.<p>The terrorist attacks on Paris have reignited the debate over the use of encryption in everyday communications, pitting companies like Apple, Google and Facebook against efforts by law enforcement agencies to detect terrorist threats and …

Privacy

U.S. officials: Paris attackers left little trace

<b>(CNN) —</b> Multiple U.S. officials tell CNN none of the individuals identified so far in the Paris attacks have been on any U.S. watch-lists, raising new questions about how effectively the U.S. and its allies are able to track foreign fighters traveling to Syria and Iraq.<p>U.S. intelligence analysts …

Encryption

After two days of darkness, the Eiffel Tower beams France's national colors

The Eiffel Tower has reopened for visitors after being closed since last Friday's attacks. It was dark for two nights, a symbol of Paris in mourning. …

New York judge denies DraftKings, FanDuel restraining order request

New York Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez denied the temporary restraining order sought by daily fantasy companies DraftKings and FanDuel against …

Fantasy Football

How might Patriots fill void created by Julian Edelman injury?

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There are certain New England Patriots players who simply can’t be replaced when they are injured, as it takes multiple pieces …

NFL

ISIS Has Help Desk for Terrorists Staffed Around the Clock

NBC News has learned that ISIS is using a web-savvy new tactic to expand its global operational footprint -- a 24-hour Jihadi Help Desk to help its foot soldiers spread its message worldwide, recruit followers and launch more attacks on foreign soil.<p>Counterterrorism analysts affiliated with the …

Terrorism

‘Some weapons’ missing from US Army facility in Massachusetts after break-in – FBI

The FBI has confirmed an unknown number of weapons are missing after a burglary at the US Army Reserve center in Worcester, Massachusetts. All law …

Governors From Several States Say They Will Still Accept Syrian Refugees

As several state governors announced on Monday that they would refuse to accept Syrian refugees, governors in Pennsylvania, Vermont, Connecticut, Washington, and Colorado reaffirmed their willingness to resettle them.<p>Governors in Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Connecticut reaffirmed their willingness …

Paris attacks: Terrorists could have used PlayStation4 to plot

American and French officials say the terrorists appeared to have been highly sophisticated in their planning and used encryption to stop their plot being discovered<p>Terrorists plotting the terror attacks could have exchanged encrypted messages on games consoles to hide their conspiracy, it has been …

Patriots downgrade WR Keshawn Martin to out with hamstring injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New England Patriots downgraded wide receiver Keshawn Martin to out for Sunday's game against the New York Giants with a …

NFL