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Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam

CLEVELAND (AP) — Minutes before 6 a.m., Army nurse Martha Green woke with a jolt to a thunderous explosion half a mile away. It was the steamy …

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Experts doubt North Korea was behind the big Sony hack

Sure, North Korea's government despises the movie "The Interview."<p>But when its propagandists say it did not hack Sony Pictures before the original release date of the flick that satirizes dictator Kim Jong-un, they might just be telling the truth.<p>Some U.S. cyber experts say the evidence the FBI has …

Anonymous To 'Lizard Squad': Stop Attacking Tor

Anonymous, which has a long history of hacking and cyber attacking governments, corporations, and religions organizations, says, "We don't give a f--k about corporate bulls--t networks, we do care about 3rd world communications."<p>The Tor Project is one of the most effective sites for encrypted …

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Who’s Behind The Internet Outages In North Korea, Anyway?

North Korea blamed the U.S. and called President Obama a “monkey” today when the country’s Internet and mobile network went down for the third time this week. However, it’s still not clear who’s behind the Internet outages.<p>“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical …

North Korea Insults Obama, Blames U.S. For Internet Outages

North Korea on Saturday accused the U.S. of shutting down internet service to the country in retaliation for its alleged hacking attack on Sony, and referred to President Barack Obama as "a monkey" in blaming him for the release of "The Interview."<p>An unnamed spokesman for the Policy Department of …

Police can create fake Instagram accounts without warrant, says US judge

A significant topic has developed over the last few months over the legality of whether law enforcement can create fake social network accounts to …

NASA wants to build a floating city above the clouds of Venus

A number of agencies, including, of course, NASA, are focusing solar system exploration efforts on Mars. At first glance, though, Mars doesn't really seem like the best candidate. Venus is much closer -- at a distance that ranges between 38 million kilometres and 261 million kilometres, compared to …

Judge says police can create fake Instagram accounts to see photos

Many would argue that cops cross the line when they impersonate people on social networks to catch suspects, but that doesn't mean that fake accounts are always off the table. In a recent opinion, New Jersey district judge William Martini contends that police don't need search warrants to create …

Google slams secret Hollywood attempt to ‘censor the internet’

Search company hits out at the Motion Picture Association of America after claims it is trying to revive the failed Stop Online Piracy Act<p>Google has accused Hollywood of attempting to “secretly censor the internet” by reviving the failed Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) to enable wholesale …

Plans for a secure quantum internet take a leap forward

The ability to ‘sculpt’ individual photons is a crucial step towards a secure network of powerful quantum computers<p>Scientists have created a device that can release a single, precisely shaped photon of light, opening the way to a secure “quantum internet” that is incredibly powerful and …

Is the Year 2038 problem the new Y2K bug?

Not yet been terrified by the Year 2038 problem? Somehow you must have missed reports claiming it poses a threat, as exposed by Gangnam style (yes, you read that correctly), to our computerised future.<p>In fact, it is claimed, Y2038 is so bad it could be worse than Y2k. Well that’s absolutely true. …

CIA lied to Congress, White House and Britain over brutal global torture programme, says US Senate report

Report into techniques authorised by Bush administration after September 11 attacks charges CIA with exaggerating importance of information obtained under torture to justify its actions<p>The CIA lied to Congress, the White House and Britain, as it tried to cover up the scale of global torture …

Senate report on CIA torture claims spy agency lied about 'ineffective' program

The full extent of the CIA’s interrogation and detention programmes launched in the wake of the September 11 terror attack was laid bare in a milestone report by the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday that concluded the agency’s use of torture was brutal and ineffective – and that the CIA …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

If Eric Garner Were White

His death would be a Tea Party crusade.<p><i>Updated on December 4, 2014</i><p>Imagine that Eric Garner had been white. Imagine that he’d been living in Idaho. Imagine that the law-enforcement officers who killed him had been federal agents.<p>His death would be a Tea Party crusade.<p>Think about it. The police …

Martian meteorite may contain evidence of extraterrestrial life

NASA rover Curiosity is beavering away up on Mars, examining rocks, drilling holes, checking out the weather -- but it's not just up there to look at the planet's hospitability for humans. It's also looking for conditions favourable for life; not now, but in the past, when Mars may have been home …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

N.Y. cop not indicted in chokehold death

<b>New York (CNN)</b> -- Protesters poured onto the streets of New York late Wednesday, upset over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.<p>They marched at the same time U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that federal officials were moving ahead with a …

DNA Confirms: Here Lieth Richard III, Under Yon Parking Lot

The king's genes also raise some royally embarrassing questions about the legitimacy of the Tudors who ended his reign.<p>Ancient bones discovered under a parking lot have been confirmed as those of the medieval king Richard III, through a DNA test that also raises questions about the legitimacy of …

U.S. companies supply eavesdropping gear to Central Asian autocrats

American companies are supplying technology that the governments of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are using to spy on their citizens’ communications and …

NSA Chief Warns Chinese Cyber Attacks Could Shut U.S. Infrastructure

2 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Reuters<p>China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of U.S. power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the U.S. National Security …

European parliament set to call for break-up of Google in antitrust case

The European parliament is reportedly poised to call for a break-up of Google in a drastic escalation of Europe’s long-running antitrust case against the tech giant.<p>A draft motion seen by the Financial Times, and expected to be agreed next week, calls for the “unbundling [of] search engines from …

GCHQ whistleblower calls for public interest defence

A public interest defence should be introduced into the Official Secrets Act to protect whistleblowers and prevent governments from hiding politically embarrassing information, a former GCHQ employee has urged.<p>Katherine Gun, a former translator for the monitoring agency who leaked details of an …

Download This Free Tool To See If The US Government's Spying On You

It's been over a year-and-a-half since documents leaked by Edward Snowden shook our sense of privacy to the core. Those documents proved that …

Cleveland police shoot dead 12-year-old boy holding fake 'airsoft' gun

A 12-year-old boy who was shot twice by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds on Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a “probably fake” gun at a playground.<p>Deputy police chief Ed Tomba said one officer fired twice after …