12 Feb 2016

Falcon Shield Counter-Drone System Safely Captures Rogue Drones

“More importantly from a public safety perspective, the system also packs an electronic warfare capability that can either disrupt the communications link between the operator and the drone or even allow Falcon Shield’s operators to take control of the aircraft and land it safely away from people and property. The

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12 Feb 2016

Glendale, Arizona, school shooting: 2 girls shot dead, police say

“Two 15-year-old girls were found shot dead Friday morning outside an Arizona high school, police said, with a police spokeswoman all but saying investigators believe at least one of the teens may have fired the fatal shots. Investigators aren’t looking for a shooter and have no one in custody after

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12 Feb 2016

Teen allegedly behind CIA Director hack arrested

“The months-long series of hacks and pranks by a group of alleged teenage hackers on the US government and its high-level officials might have finally come to an end. Police authorities in the UK, working in conjunction with the FBI, have arrested a teenager who they believe is behind the

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12 Feb 2016

Fifth of GCHQ intelligence comes from hacking

“A fifth of GCHQ intelligence comes from hacking in to phones and computers, the agency has revealed, as it won a human rights victory over its once secret technique. The spy agency admitted last year that it regularly hacks electronic devices – known as equipment interference – to gather data

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12 Feb 2016

Lawmakers move to abolish the draft

“As Congress begins debate on whether to force women to register for the draft, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers has a compromise solution: Get rid of it altogether.” Source: Lawmakers move to abolish the draft

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12 Feb 2016

Financial institutions on high alert for major cyber attack

“A major financial institution is likely to be hit by significant cyber criminal activity in 2016, according to the latest ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report. Analysis of more than 15 billion transactions in the past 12 months by the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network revealed a 40% increase in cyber criminal activity targeting

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12 Feb 2016

Ukraine sees Russian hand in cyber attacks on power grid

“Hackers used a Russian-based internet provider and made phone calls from inside Russia as part of a coordinated cyber attack on Ukraine’s power grid in December, Ukraine’s energy ministry said on Friday.” Source: Ukraine sees Russian hand in cyber attacks on power grid

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12 Feb 2016

Rwanda seeks to expel Burundian refugees

“Rwanda says it plans to relocate Burundian refugees to other host countries, days after being accused of attempts to destabilise its neighbour. Plans for the relocation of an estimated 70,000 refugees will start immediately, the government says.” Source: Rwanda seeks to expel Burundian refugees – BBC News

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12 Feb 2016

Suspected militants kill three in mortar attack on U.N. base in Mali

“Suspected Islamist militants attacked a U.N. base in the northern Mali town of Kidal with mortars and machine guns on Friday, killing three peacekeepers and wounding 30, United Nations and separatist sources said.” Source: Suspected militants kill three in mortar attack on U.N. base in Mali | Reuters

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12 Feb 2016

Pakistan arrests 97 al-Qaeda and other militants; foils jailbreak plan

“Pakistan has arrested 97 al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants, including three commanders, in the southern city of Karachi and foiled a planned attack to break U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl’s killer out of jail, the army said on Friday.” Source: Pakistan arrests 97 al-Qaeda and other militants; foils jailbreak plan | Reuters

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