21 May 2015

NSA planned to use the Play Store to implant spyware on target smartphones

“It’s no (longer a) secret that the NSA has planted its feelers deep into the very foundation of the Internet. Allegedly, the US spy agency has even obtained access to Google’s data centers, though it’s not clear whether this happened with Google’s cooperation. When it can’t legally force its way

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21 May 2015

Cybercrime Cost Americans $800,492,073 Last Year

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) tallied 269,422 complaints in 2014, totaling $800,492,073 in losses, according to a new report. The center has received 3,175,611 complaints since its establishment in May 2000.” Source: Cybercrime Cost Americans $800,492,073 Last Year

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21 May 2015

Data Belonging To 1.1 Million CareFirst Customers Stolen In Cyber Attack

“Data belonging to 1.1 million CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield customers in the Washington D.C. area was stolen in a cyber attack last year, the healthcare insurer announced Thursday.” Source: Data Belonging To 1.1 Million CareFirst Customers Stolen In Cyber Attack – Forbes

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21 May 2015

Man held in Italy over Tunis museum attack

“Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of taking part in an attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis in March in which 21 tourists were killed. Abdel Majid Touil, 22, was arrested on an international warrant by Italy’s anti-terror police in the northern town of Gaggiano, officers

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21 May 2015

Street clashes, gunfire erupt again in Burundi capital

“Street battles and gunfire erupted again in the Burundi capital on Thursday as protesters against President Pierre Nkurunziza rejected his calls for calm in the east African nation, an ethnic tinderbox with a long history of civil war and genocide.” Source: Street clashes, gunfire erupt again in Burundi capital |

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21 May 2015

NATO’s Involvement in Afghanistan Beyond 2016

“On May 13th NATO announced a plan to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2016. The announcement came during the NATO’s foreign ministers meeting in the city of Antalya, Turkey. The Afghan foreign minister Salahudin Rabani was invited to the meeting and confirmed the plan after his return to Kabul. NATO Secretary

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21 May 2015

Islamic State seizes Syria’s ancient Palmyra

“Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have entered the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra after seizing the town next to the ancient ruins, reports say. Unesco says its destruction would be ‘an enormous loss to humanity’, but no damage has been reported there yet.” Source: Islamic State seizes Syria’s

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21 May 2015

US Military Rescuers End Operations After Nepal Earthquake

“The 300 U.S. Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel involved in rescue operations in Nepal since a major earthquake struck last month concluded their work Wednesday, officials said.” Source: US Military Rescuers End Operations After Nepal Earthquake | Military.com

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21 May 2015

France Says Troops Killed Qaeda Commander in Mali

“‘In the night of May 17 to 18, French special forces carried out an operation in northern Mali. Four terrorists were killed during the ensuing combat. Among them was Amada Ag Hama, who used the alias ‘Abdelkarim the Tuareg,’ ’ the ministry’s statement said, using an alternative spelling of Targui.”

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21 May 2015

South Sudan: Casualties as UN Compound Is Bombed

“Four civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed on Tuesday when two mortar bombs exploded inside a U.N. compound in the town of Melut in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, the U.N. reported on Wednesday as rebel forces and government troops battled for control of a strategic oil

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