28 Jan 2013

Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force

“The Pentagon has approved a major expansion of its cybersecurity force over the next several years, increasing its size more than fivefold to bolster the nation’s ability to defend critical computer systems and conduct offensive computer operations against foreign adversaries, according to U.S. officials.” Source: Pentagon to boost cybersecurity force

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28 Jan 2013

China says concerned by Japan’s move to boost military

“China expressed concern on Monday after Japan unveiled plans to boost the number of its military personnel, as a bitter territorial dispute between the two countries drags on.” Source: China says concerned by Japan’s move to boost military | Reuters

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28 Jan 2013

Violent protests greet Egypt emergency decree

“A man was shot dead on Monday in a fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to end a wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world’s biggest nation.” Source: Violent protests greet

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28 Jan 2013

NATO: Patriot missile battery operational on Syrian border

“The first of six Patriot missile batteries intended to protect Turkey from Syrian threats is operational along the countries’ shared border, NATO said Saturday.” Source: NATO: Patriot missile battery operational on Syrian border – CNN.com

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28 Jan 2013

Scores hurt as Islamists take to Bangladesh streets over tribunal

“At least 50 people including policemen were injured in Bangladesh on Monday as Islamist activists protested against the prosecution of their leaders on charges stemming from a war of independence 40 years ago, police and witnesses said.” Source: Scores hurt as Islamists take to Bangladesh streets over tribunal | Reuters

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28 Jan 2013

Iran launches monkey into space: state news agency

“Iran has successfully launched a live monkey into space, the state news agency IRNA said on Monday, touting it as an advance in a missile and space program that has alarmed the West and Israel.” Source: Iran launches monkey into space: state news agency | Reuters

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27 Jan 2013

FSB’s Cyber Silver Bullet

“President Vladimir Putin recently ordered the Federal Security Service to create a system to allow the state to detect, prevent and disable cyberattacks in Russia and at diplomatic stations abroad. It is an ambitious goal and one that the FSB is well-equipped to tackle with the help of its Information Security Center and Communications Security Center. But the FSB might very well go beyond its immediate mandate

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27 Jan 2013

Watch out for foreign agents: Authorities say spies eye U.S. troops in hopes of gleaning intelligence

“So intelligence authorities are reminding Soldiers to be on their guard against foreign intelligence agents. And that if they think someone might be a foreign agent, to report their suspicions to the authorities right away. ‘Soldiers may go out and have a good time and not realize that they’re being

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27 Jan 2013

Anonymous targets US agency site

“Hackers claiming to be from the activist group Anonymous have hacked a US government website in response to the death of Aaron Swartz. Activists embedded a video statement on the homepage of the United States Sentencing Commission, an agency of the US government. The statement referred to the death of

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27 Jan 2013

Brazil landless leader Cicero Guedes shot dead in Rio

“A leader of the landless movement in Brazil, Cicero Guedes, has been killed in Rio de Janeiro state. The MST campaigns for land reform and the rights of landless workers and is considered the best organised social movement in Brazil.” Source: BBC News – Brazil landless leader Cicero Guedes shot

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