27 Jul 2013

Interview with Jim Rogers – China, energy, and economy

“Fusion MarketSite was fortunate to interview Jim Rogers, co-founder of the Quantum Fund with George Soros. Legendary investor, author and world traveler, Jim is one of the world’s most admired and respected investors in the agriculture, metals and mining, and energy sectors.” Source:Interview with Jim Rogers | The Big Picture

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27 Jul 2013

Email ‘phishing’ attacks by hackers growing in number, intensity

At least 2 million people received the email May 16 notifying them that an order they had just made on “Wallmart’s” website was being processed, though none of them had done any such thing. These sorts of “phishing” attacks are not only becoming more common but also are getting more

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27 Jul 2013

Egypt crisis: ‘Scores killed’ at Cairo protest

More than 100 people have been killed at a protest by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in the capital, Cairo, doctors say. via BBC News – Egypt crisis: ‘Scores killed’ at Cairo protest.

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27 Jul 2013

Pakistan violence: Deadly bombings in Parachinar market

At least 57 people have been killed after two bombs exploded in a market in northern Pakistan, reports say. The explosions took place in Parachinar, the main town of the Kurram tribal region, near the Afghan border. via BBC News – Pakistan violence: Deadly bombings in Parachinar market##.

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27 Jul 2013

Blast kills six, wounds dozens in Philippine southern city

A powerful blast ripped through a crowded popular nightclub in a southern Philippine city late on Friday, killing six people and wounding dozens, police said on Saturday, a reminder of the security challenges despite rising economic growth. via Blast kills six, wounds dozens in Philippine southern city | Reuters.

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27 Jul 2013

Russia demands Interpol explain refusal to track down financier

Interpol must explain why it has rejected Moscow’s two requests to put British hedge fund head and anti-corruption campaigner William Browder on its search list, the Russian Interior Ministry said on Saturday. via Russia demands Interpol explain refusal to track down financier | Reuters.

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27 Jul 2013

China military urges vigilance over Japans defense plan

Chinas Defence Ministry on Saturday urged international vigilance of Japans military plans after it unveiled an interim report calling for strengthened armed forces, including the possible acquisition of the ability to hit enemy bases. via China military urges vigilance over Japans defense plan | Reuters.

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26 Jul 2013

Skid Row Terrorist

The rubric of terrorism studies embeds terrorist TTPs (Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures) within the overall context of motivations and intent that a terrorist are/is presumed to have. This is further fundamentally subordinate to the over-arching al-Qaeda framework. However, if we consider characters such as the ‘dishevelled or nihilist terrorist’ (Flaherty,

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26 Jul 2013

Pentagon Says Asian Spies Are Targeting Radiation-Hardend Electronics

“The Pentagon has documented a sharp increase in military espionage from the Asia-Pacific region that focuses on specialized electronics designed to withstand radiation, such as that caused by nuclear warfare or accidents, according to an official review released last week. For a number of years, foreign entities from East Asia

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26 Jul 2013

Spy agencies reportedly have a long-standing ban on Lenovo PCs due to back-door vulnerabilities

“Spy agencies in the UK, Australia and the US have internally banned using Lenovo PCs because of remote access vulnerabilities that were discovered during testing, a new report from the Australian Financial Review alleges. Chinese technology firms have long attracted suspicion from international governments, with telecommunications firms Huawei and ZTE

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