11 May 2012

Anarchists claim Italy attack, target Finmeccanica

“An Italian anarchist group claimed responsibility for shooting and wounding the head of a nuclear engineering group earlier this week and said it would go after its “murderous octopus” parent company, a letter published on Friday said.” (Source: Anarchists claim Italy attack, target Finmeccanica | Reuters.)

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11 May 2012

Blasts, gunshots ‘rock Nigeria’s Maiduguri’

“Two explosions and gunshots rang out around a church in Nigeria’s restive city of Maiduguri, the hotbed of deadly Islamist insurgency, but it was unclear if anyone was hurt, a security source said Friday.” (Source: Blasts, gunshots ‘rock Nigeria’s Maiduguri’ – Yahoo! News.)

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11 May 2012

Central America’s gangs: A meeting of the maras

“Members of El Salvador’s maras, or street gangs, make little effort to hide their affiliations: they can be spotted easily thanks to their head-to-toe tattoos. Formed in Californian jails and exported back to Central America by deported migrants, the mobs have made El Salvador one of the world’s most violent

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11 May 2012

Megacorps accuse Chinese fab workers of pilfering designs

“Multinationals based in China are increasingly worried about their local workforce stealing valuable intellectual property but many are failing to act in a timely and proactive manner to combat information security threats, according to a panel of security experts.” (Source: Megacorps accuse Chinese fab workers of pilfering designs • The

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11 May 2012

Terrorism at NATO summit viewed as unlikely, not impossible

“Terrorism has scarcely been mentioned as event organizers make final preparations with the NATO summit now a little more than a week away, though federal agents have worked behind the scenes to confront the stark possibility that hosting dozens of world leaders could make Chicago a bigger terror target —

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11 May 2012

Al Qaeda in Yemen has “whole outfit” devoted to attacking U.S.

“The Yemeni branch of al Qaeda now has “a whole outfit designated to target the U.S. homeland,” according to a source closely working with U.S. intelligence agencies and the military.” (Source: Al Qaeda in Yemen has “whole outfit” devoted to attacking U.S. – CNN Security Clearance – CNN.com Blogs.)

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11 May 2012

More spies in U.S. than ever, says ex-CIA officer

“A former top CIA covert officer who ran one of the spy agency’s secret domestic networks says there are now more foreign spies on U.S. soil than at the peak of the Cold War” (Source: More spies in U.S. than ever, says ex-CIA officer – CBS News.)

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11 May 2012

Jihadism on the web, a breeding ground for jihad in the modern age

“In the past decade a wide variety of counter-terrorist measures and actions have been taken to ensure that jihadist organisations are left with fewer possibilities to target the West. Nonetheless, the appeal of the jihadist ideologies adhered to by these organisations remains as great as ever. These ideologies continue to

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10 May 2012

Venezuela’s narco-state

“Another day, another deeply damaging whistle-blowing by a former Venezuelan Supreme Tribunal magistrate. Soon after Magistrate Eladio Aponte fled the country last month and aired a terrifying amount of dirty chavista laundry on TV, his one-time colleague Luis Velásquez Alvaray (above) did him one better, releasing detailed evidence about a

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10 May 2012

Al-Qaeda threatens to strike back American, Saudi and Yemeni interests

“Al Qaeda threatened to strike the interests of the American , Saudi and Yemeni governments in retaliation for the killing of Fahd Al Qusu, said relatives tribal leaders on Thursday. “ (Source: Al-Qaeda threatens to strike back American, Saudi and Yemeni interests.)

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