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Battlefield 4 announced, launching this fall

It seems like only yesterday when <i>Battlefield 3</i> was announced and launched, but Electronic Arts has announced that the next installment in the series,</i> …

FBI Pushing Hard for Realtime Email, Gchat, Skype, and Dropbox Spying Powers

The FBI wants more power. That's not any particular kind of surprising, since the FBI always wants more power, but this push is notable for what's …

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The Biggest Cyber Attack In History Is Taking Place Right Now

These DDoS attacks bombard targeted web servers with so much dummy traffic that people trying to access a site for legitimate purposes are unable to do so. It's most analogous to a traffic jam on a highway with no one able to move.<p>The BBC says that security experts are describing it as "the biggest …

North Korea warns of 'simmering nuclear war'

North Korea has again threatened war against South Korea and the United States, saying conditions "for a simmering nuclear war" have been created on the peninsula.<p>The communist state's foreign ministry said it will inform the UN Security Council of the latest situation, as tensions continue to …

Suu Kyi attends Myanmar military parade

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader who had been under military detention for more than 15 years, has attended a military parade for the first time.<p>The Nobel Peace Prize laureate had a front row seat during Wednesday's annual celebration marking Myanmar's uprising against Japanese …

China 'fired flares' at Vietnam boat in South China Sea

<b>China says it fired flares, not weapons, at a Vietnamese fishing boat in the South China Sea last week.</b><p>The defence ministry said the flares were fired after four boats near the disputed Paracel islands did not heed warnings to leave, Xinhua reports.<p>Vietnam on Monday said a Chinese boat had set one …

Julia Pierson: veteran agent becomes first woman to lead US secret service

Barack Obama appointed the first woman to lead the US secret service in its 148-year-old history on Tuesday.<p>Julia Pierson, a secret service veteran …

Joint operation kills Afghan fighters

Afghan and NATO military officials say they have killed more than 20 armed fighters in a joint operation in the east.<p>Din Mohammad Darwesh, spokesman for the government of Logar province, said the two-day operation that ended on Tuesday night also killed a local Taliban commander.<p>Darwesh said two …

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Abu Qatada: Theresa May loses latest attempt to deport Islamist cleric

The home secretary, Theresa May, has lost her latest legal attempt to deport the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada back to Jordan.<p>The three appeal …

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