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FBI chief Mueller says spy tactics could have stopped 9/11 attacks

The FBI has shrugged off growing congressional anxiety over its surveillance of US citizens, claiming such programs could have foiled the 9-11 terrorist attacks and would prevent "another Boston".<p>The FBI director, Robert Mueller, also revealed that US authorities would be taking action against …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company's own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.<p>The files provided by Edward …

NSA surveillance: narrow defeat for amendment to restrict data collection

The first major legislative challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records from millions of Americans was defeated by only a narrow margin on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to the Obama administration that congressional anger about the extent of domestic …

The US Surveillance Court Hasn't Turned Down an NSA Request This Decade

It has been four years since the FISC court turned down a government request to conduct surveillance.<p>The National Security Operations Center. Image: NSA<p>Last year, the federal government asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for the authority to conduct electronic surveillance 1,588 …

The US government is using social media to battle terrorist regimes

The United States government puts hundred of billions toward military spending to fighting terrorism each year, but it's also putting social media to work combating Al-Qaeda and other extremists. In a report released today, the US State Department revealed that its Center for Strategic …

Anonymous OS reportedly used by Snowden reaches version 1.0

The operating system reportedly favored by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to keep his conversations with journalists secret has graduated to 1.0 status.<p>The OS known as The Amnesiac Incognito Live System, or Tails, reached the milestone on Tuesday after nearly five years in development, …

Ocean Exploration

Australian PM 'Confident' Signals are From 'Black Box'

The painstaking search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 got a vote of confidence Friday that the effort is headed in the right direction, but officials noted that much work remains.<p>"We have very much narrowed down the search area, and we are very confident that the signals that we are detecting are …

11 Aircraft, 5 Ships Resume Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Eleven aircraft and five ships began another round of search efforts for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, as searchers aim to cover roughly 30,115 …

MH370: search fleet grows as 'everything thrown at this riddle'

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 would not be open-ended, the Australian prime minister has said, while stressing that the multinational hunt in the southern Indian Ocean "will not be lightly abandoned".<p>Tony Abbott said Australia was pressing on with efforts to locate the …

Flight MH370: Unmanned submarine will scour Indian Ocean for missing plane

Underwater investigation experts in the US explain how unmanned submarines will search for missing flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean<p><b>For latest updates on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 visit our liveblog</b><p>After weeks of searching high above the ocean, the key to solving the mystery behind Malaysia …

Associated Press News

U.S. Navy sends underwater drone to help in Malaysia plane search

The<p>U.S. Navyis sending an advanced underwater drone outfitted with sonar equipment to the southern Indian Ocean as part of search efforts to find missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>The 16-foot, 1,650-pound unmanned submarine is currently aboard the Seahorse Standard, a Royal Australian Navy ship …

Airplanes

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: French satellite images show “most credible lead”

<b>Graphic summarizes the events and search efforts of Malaysian flight MH 370; 4c x 7 inches; 195.7 mm x 177 mm; (AP)</b><p>A French satellite image shows 122 objects, a possible debris field. A Chinese special envoy arrived in Malaysia<p>Sarah Gray<p>March 26, 2014 2:30pm (UTC)<p>A newly released French satellite …

MH370: Thai Satellite Spots 300 Objects Near Suspected Crash Site

More than 300 floating objects have been spotted close to the spot where investigators believe Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 crashed, the owner of a Thai satellite said Thursday.<p>The objects were spotted by the Thaichote - or Thailand Earth Observation Satellite, the executive director of the Geo …

Malaysia Airlines MH370: the black box explained

The black box that investigators are searching for is about the size of a shoe box, weighs around 10kg, and is actually orange<p>Aviation experts warned in March last year that the crucial moments of doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may never be discovered, as the 'black box’ which records …

Airplanes

MH370’s Pilots Behaved As They Should in an Emergency, Not as Sinister Killers

New information shows the aircrew was trying to bring the Boeing 777 to safety, not commit mass murder as the Malaysian government implied.<p>Have the …

Scientists believe they know where MH370 crashed

A research team at University of Western Australia also believes the cabin is in once piece, improving the chances the black box could be found<p><b>• Follow latest coverage of the search for MH370: live</b> <br>• <b>Why does the MH370 search area keep moving?</b><p>Scientists on Thursday said they believe they know where …

Missing Jet Search Area Shifts After 'Credible Lead'

The search area of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has shifted northeast of where a multinational team of investigators had been looking for debris because of a "new credible lead," Australian authorities said Friday morning local time.<p>The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said it shifted the …

One thing we’ve learned from the search for Flight MH370: There’s a lot of trash in the ocean

<b>(Lionel B/Shutterstock)</b><p>Rescuers are ” confounded by the detritus of civilization”<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>March 27, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Search planes and experts scouring satellite images for the remnants of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have so far turned up nothing -- nothing, that is, but a whole lot of junk.<p>…

Missing MH370: How Do You Sue When There's No Wreckage?

A U.S. law firm claiming to represent several of the Flight 370 families said Thursday that it hopes to prove that the Boeing 777 fleet has a design defect – even as investigators struggle to locate a single piece of wreckage.<p>Monica Kelly, head of global aviation litigation at Ribbeck Law, told NBC …

All Over the Map: Jet Search Marred By False Leads

The abrupt decision to shift the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane by 700 miles is the latest turn in an investigation defined by false hope.<p>From the first hours of the mystery, lead after lead has gone nowhere. It has left investigators under pressure, the clock ticking before the plane’s black …

Five Airplanes Spot Debris In New Search Zone

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Aviation

Some Objects Found in Search Area Not Related to Jet

Objects retrieved by Chinese and Australian ships on Friday are not related to missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Chinese state media said. But more objects found Saturday have not been ruled out as having a connection to the plane.<p>Objects were retrieved by a Chinese ship during Friday’s search …

Associated Press News

MH370: New last words from cockpit: 'Good night Malaysian three seven zero'

They were words heard around the world as investigators searched for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.<p>Weeks ago, Malaysian authorities said the last message from the airplane cockpit was, "All right, good night."<p>The sign-off to air traffic controllers, which investigators said was spoken by the …

Another Dead End, But Malaysia Airlines Searchers Not Giving Up

The first objects fished out of the Indian Ocean that searchers hoped would give them a clue about the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out to be …