28 Mar 2014

Japan to send phone alerts for incoming missile strikes

“Residents of Japan are used to receiving phone notifications of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, but from next week the government will be able to warn them of a whole new threat. On Tuesday, the country’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) will flip the switch on a

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28 Mar 2014

U.S State Department updates Niger Travel Warning

“The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger.  U.S. citizens in Niger, and those considering travel to Niger, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing threats to safety and security. On June 13, 2013, the Department of State approved authorized departure

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28 Mar 2014

Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea

“Hackers have been busy causing service interruptions, breaching databases, and defacing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian websites, as the crisis between the two countries plays out in cyberwarfare.” Source: Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea – CNN.com

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28 Mar 2014

Report: Hackers Would Rather Steal Your Twitter Account Than Your Credit Card

“The report is the first in a series released by the RAND Corporation, reports ZDNet, called ‘Markets for Cybercrime Tools and Stolen Data: Hacker’s Bazaar.’ A Twitter account can be used to provide access to other users’ accounts — possibly by way of spamming your pals once your credentials are

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28 Mar 2014

China angrily denounces Japan for Russia-Crimea analogy

“China denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday for drawing an analogy between Russia’s behaviour in Crimea and China’s actions in the disputed East and South China Seas, accusing Abe of hypocrisy. Japan’s Kyodo news agency said Abe raised the issue at a G7 meeting in The Hague this

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28 Mar 2014

Kazakhstan halts Russian missile tests on its land after rocket crash

“Kazakhstan said on Friday it had suspended rocket and missile tests by Russia at military testing sites rented by Moscow on Kazakh territory after a Russian rocket crashed near a village.” Source: Kazakhstan halts Russian missile tests on its land after rocket crash | Reuters

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28 Mar 2014

Ukraine: UN condemns Crimea vote as IMF and US back loans

“The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution describing the Moscow-backed referendum that led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea as illegal.” Source: BBC News – Ukraine: UN condemns Crimea vote as IMF and US back loans

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28 Mar 2014

Obama: Russia must pull back troops

“US President Obama has urged Russia to stop ‘intimidating’ Ukraine and cut the number of troops it has on its border. Russia is believed to have massed a force of several thousand troops close to Ukraine’s eastern frontier. Mr Obama told CBS News it may ‘be an effort to intimidate

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28 Mar 2014

US lawmakers to vote on secret CIA interrogation report

“A US Senate committee will vote next week on whether to declassify its report on a CIA interrogation program, potentially shedding light on some of the most objectionable tactics of America’s war on terror.” Source: US lawmakers to vote on secret CIA interrogation report

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28 Mar 2014

Commander resigns, 9 commanding officers removed, 100 missileers could be punished in cheating scandal

“Ten officers have resigned or been relieved of command at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., following multiple investigations into cheating and morale problems among missile launch crews.” Source: Commander resigns, 9 commanding officers removed, 100 missileers could be punished in cheating scandal | Air Force Times | airforcetimes.com

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