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Feds Find Millions in Cash in Massive Money-Laundering Raid

Money Laundering

Prisoners kept handcuffed in park in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It was a day in the park for about 40 prisoners — handcuffed to each other, a fence and even a children's slide.<p>Authorities …

China tells villagers to fight terror by frowning

Communist Party officials advise villagers in China’s violent-hit west that “stern looks” can be used to defeat terrorists as well as wooden clubs<p>Communist Party officials have told residents of China’s violence-stricken west to add a new weapon to their armoury for fighting the country’s war on …

U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

<i>Update at 4:05 p.m. ET.</i><p>The U.S. State Department has released satellite images it says back up the assertion by Washington and Kiev that Russian forces are firing artillery into eastern Ukraine in support of separatists.<p>In a four-page document titled <i>Evidence of Russian Shelling into Ukraine</i>, …

Germany cancels Verizon contract over snooping fear

The German government has cancelled a contract with Verizon over concern that US firms may be giving data to US authorities.<p>Verizon has provided internet services to a number of German government departments and the current contract was due to run out in 2015.<p>The firm did not comment on the …

NSA Records All Calls in 2 Countries, Report Says

The NSA collects and stores practically all phone calls — including both metadata and content — inside the Bahamas, according to a new report by <i>The</i> …

China Suspends Cybersecurity Cooperation After US Charges

Barely a month after the two countries agreed to work together on cybersecurity, China suspended cooperation with the U.S. on Monday after the Justice Department charged five Chinese military hackers with cyberespionage.<p>The "deliberately fabricated" charges put U.S.-Chinese relations in jeopardy, …

Colombia says uncovered spying aimed at disrupting peace talks | Reuters

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia said on Tuesday it had uncovered spying aimed at disrupting peace talks with leftist rebels that might have included hacking the e-mail of President Juan Manuel Santos and that is linked to the staff of an opposition leader.<p>Colombia’s prosecution service raided an office …

White House looks at how 'Big Data' can discriminate | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is preparing to release a report next week that will outline concerns that current U.S. privacy laws and regulations do not do enough to protect consumers from potential discrimination due to “big data” algorithms that crunch through information …

Make No Mistake, You're Being Targeted, Profiled And Mined

Big brother is watching you and his siblings, Mom, Dad and likely his Uncle Fester too. Did you really think Google was the only one “Scroogling” you? Microsoft is definitely doing it; they’re just more subtle about it. Facebook, LinkedIn, and that favorite website you hit every morning are getting …

9 Animated Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

We put countries and continents in a unique geographical perspective.<p><i>Produced by Sam Rega. Research by Christina Sterbenz and illustrations by Mike Nudelman.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's …

Obama reportedly lets NSA keep some security flaws secret

While President Obama has decided that the National Security Agency should reveal most major flaws it discovers in Internet security, a loophole exists that could allow the agency to exploit flaws for surveillance purposes, The New York Times reported Saturday.<p>After a three-month review of …

Surveillance

Report: Russia Withheld Intelligence on Boston Bombing Suspect

Russia did not share some intelligence that could have subjected one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects to greater scrutiny before the attacks, …

Boston Marathon Bombing

EU court cites “constant surveillance,” strikes down data collection law

Europe’s highest court declared on Tuesday that a directive requiring phone and internet companies to retain data for up to two years violated …

EU Legislation Ordering Operators to Retain User Records Ruled Invalid

Service operators in Europe may no longer be forced to keep records of their users’ communications activity for up to two years, following a ruling by the European Union’s Court of Justice that Data Retention Directive is invalid under European law. The rules meant that telecoms providers had to …

No-fly nightmare! Proof that American anti-terror strategy is an illogical, Kafkaesque quagmire

In 2005, a woman studying at Stanford was incorrectly added to the no-fly list — and her life was never the same<p>Rahinah Ibrahim is a slight Malaysian woman who attended Stanford University on a U.S. student visa, majoring in architecture. She was not a political person. Despite this, as part of a …

Google says Turkey is intercepting web traffic to spy on users

Turkey's decision to block access to popular websites has prompted many citizens to evade the ban using Google's domain name service. Now Google reports that most Turkish internet service providers are masquerading as Google DNS, presumably to spy on users. The move comes a week after reports …

Obama's proposal on NSA phone records draws support

WASHINGTON — President Obama's proposal to balance national security and privacy concerns by stopping the government from storing records of millions of phone calls from the U.S. — on condition the data remain accessible from the telecommunications companies — won diverse backing on Sunday.<p>Two …

Surveillance

NSA reportedly targeted as many as 122 world leaders for surveillance

New leaked NSA documents published in <i>Der Spiegel</i> and <i>The Intercept</i> appear to reveal more details about how that agency targeted a list of world leaders that is larger than previously thought. The documents, leaked to the publications by Edward Snowden, contain a list of 11 world leaders that have …

NSA chief Keith Alexander avoids Snowden in retirement speech

With minimal reference to Edward Snowden, the former contractor who ushered in a new and unwelcome era for the National Security Agency, General Keith Alexander ended his NSA directorship and his 39-year army career on Friday.<p>Feted at a retirement ceremony attended by intelligence colleagues, …

Obama formally proposes end to NSA's bulk collection of telephone data

The Obama administration on Thursday formally proposed ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of all US phone data.<p>Nearly 10 months after the Guardian exposed the controversial program, based on leaks from Edward Snowden, President Obama announced that he would seek legislation that …

Researchers find Android apps that covertly mine Dogecoin, one of them with more than a million downloads

Two apps in the Play Store, one of them with more than a million downloads, are mining cryptocurrency whenever the device is plugged in for charging.<p>Identified by the researchers of security firm Trend Micro, the apps are some of the first malware found in the Play Store that uses virtual currency …

Apps

Obama to set out proposal to end NSA's mass collection of phone data

The Obama administration is to set out how it proposes to end the mass collection of Americans' phone call data this week, as legislators in the House of Representatives prepare to unveil a bill that would significantly curtail the practice but lower the legal standards for the collection of such …

Snowden: Obama's NSA Reforms 'Incomplete'

Edward Snowden said Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s proposed reforms to National Security Agency surveillance programs are a “turning point” …

Surveillance

Wrist Power!

When you’re on the go and need some extra juice for your devices, an external battery is your best friend. That is, if you’ve remembered to pack it. …