01 May 2012

Five accused of conspiring to blow up Cleveland-area bridge

” Five men have been arrested on suspicion of trying to use what they thought were explosives to destroy a bridge near Cleveland, Ohio, the FBI said Tuesday morning.” (Five accused of conspiring to blow up Cleveland-area bridge – This Just In – CNN.com Blogs)

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01 May 2012

Wells Fargo, Others Get White Powder Envelopes

“Envelopes containing suspicious powder were sent through the mail to at least seven locations in Manhattan, primarily Wells Fargo banks, police officials said. “ (Wells Fargo, Others Get White Powder Envelopes, but Tests Show They’re Non-Toxic – ABC News)

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01 May 2012

Occupy Wall Street Plans Global Protests in Resurgence

“Organizers say they hope the coordinated events will mark a spring resurgence of the movement after a quiet winter. Calls for a general strike with no work, no school, no banking and no shopping have sprung up on websites in Toronto, Barcelona, London, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, among hundreds of

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28 Apr 2012

Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng Escapes House Arrest in China

” The dramatic nighttime escape of a blind rights lawyer from extralegal house arrest in his village dealt a major embarrassment to the Chinese government and left the United States, which may be sheltering him, with a new diplomatic quandary as it seeks to improve its fraught relationship with Beijing.”

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28 Apr 2012

Warfare with Malware: NATO Faced with Rising Flood of Cyberattacks

“NATO cyberwarfare experts suspect that Chinese and Russian intelligence services are behind a recent uptick in cyberattacks against the Western alliance. SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that NATO’s cyberwarfare unit registers up to 30 such attacks each day. Employees have been warned to be on their guard.” (Warfare with Malware: NATO

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28 Apr 2012

Al-Qaeda now ‘incapable of 9/11-scale attack’

“Al-Qaeda’s core organisation is likely incapable of carrying out another mass-casualty attack on the scale of 11 September 2001, US intelligence and counterterrorism officials said on Friday.” (Al-Qaeda now ‘incapable of 9/11-scale attack’ | News24)

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28 Apr 2012

Northern Ireland police find huge unexploded bomb

“An abandoned van containing a device with 600 pounds of explosives was found in Newry, Northern Ireland, near the border with the Republic of Ireland, police said Saturday.” (Northern Ireland police find huge unexploded bomb – CNN.com)

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25 Apr 2012

Mad cow disease confirmed in California

“The nation’s fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, sometimes referred to as ‘mad cow disease,’ was found in a dairy cow in California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.” (Mad cow disease confirmed in California – Eatocracy – CNN.com Blogs)

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17 Apr 2012

Facebook supports Cispa cyber-security bill

“Facebook says it is backing a new cyber-security bill due before US Congress later this month. The HR 3523 Act would enable the government to access web users’ private data on suspicion of a cyber threat. “ (BBC News – Facebook supports Cispa cyber-security bill)

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05 Oct 2011

Anonymous threaten to take down NYSE.com

“Can protesters crash the New York Stock Exchange’s website? Anonymous, a collection of online ‘hactivists,’ wants to find out: It issued a call this weekend for a coordinated attack on NYSE.com.” (Source: Anonymous threaten to take down NYSE.com – Oct. 5, 2011.)

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