02 Nov 2012

China internet cafe worker Cao Haibo jailed

It will be interesting to see what happens when someone gets jailed for subversion of state power while operating from their Internet connection provided by a Western company for their Chinese employees. What liability will the employer face for providing the means of circumvention if their connection directly (or inadvertently)

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02 Nov 2012

Morocco ‘dismantles terrorist cell’

“Morocco says it has dismantled a terrorist cell that planned to set up a training camp in the Rif mountains. The interior ministry said police had arrested nine suspects and seized several items, including black flags symbolising al-Qaeda.” Source:BBC News – Morocco ‘dismantles terrorist cell’

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01 Nov 2012

Hit by crisis, Greek society in free-fall

“Life in Athens is often punctuated by demonstrations big and small, sometimes on a daily basis. Rows of shuttered shops stand between the restaurants that have managed to stay open. Vigilantes roam inner city neighborhoods, vowing to ‘clean up’ what they claim the demoralized police have failed to do. Right-wing

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01 Nov 2012

Sweden pays jobless youth to move to Norway

“Under a scheme organised by the local authorities in the town of Soderhamn and by Sweden’s national employment office, anyone aged between 18 and 28 can volunteer to take a ‘Job Journey’ to Oslo and attempt track down gainful employment.” Source: Sweden pays jobless youth to move to Norway –

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01 Nov 2012

West Colombia ‘FARC attack’ kills 2, injures at least 17

“A suspected attack by Colombia’s largest insurgency group FARC has killed two people and injured at least 17 more, local media reported Wednesday. A grenade blast in the town of Pradera, located in the southwestern Valle de Cauca department, has reportedly left two people dead and 31 injured, including 14

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01 Nov 2012

New terrorist group may have links to the ‘usual suspects’

“The recent arrest of several terrorist suspects may be associated with efforts by groups linked with top figures of the Jamaah Islamiyah (JI) to diversify the scope of their attacks, according to the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT).” Source:New terrorist group may have links to the ‘usual suspects’: BNPT | The

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01 Nov 2012

Algerian hackers attack vital govt websites

“India’s vulnerability to cyber attacks is once again out in the open. Hackers from Algeria carried out a successful attack on websites run by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, the Prime Minister’s Office and five other government departments.” Source:Algerian hackers ATTACK vital govt websites – Rediff.com Business

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01 Nov 2012

Kenya’s main port hobbled after workers go on strike

“More than half of the workers at Kenya’s main port of Mombasa went on strike on Thursday demanding better working conditions, halting operations of the east African region’s main trade gateway, union and management officials said. The union said 3,500 workers, most of whom are loaders, had worked at the

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01 Nov 2012

Report Blames DOE for Compromised Security Test

“The plant came under scrutiny after it took hours for guards to respond July 28 when three anti-nuclear protesters cut perimeter fences, made their way to the building that houses the nation’s bomb-grade uranium and defaced it with spray paint and blood.” Source:Report Blames DOE for Compromised Security Test –

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01 Nov 2012

Myanmar unrest could develop into ‘terrorism’

“Communal bloodshed in western Myanmar risks developing into ‘armed terrorist acts’, the government said Wednesday, after homemade firearms were used in the latest deadly fighting. The government said 180 guns were seized during the new wave of conflict between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state, which has killed dozens and

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