TIME/CNN Poll Shows Increasing Number Of Americans Won’t Give Up Civil Liberties To Fight Terrorism

May 6, 2013 in News

Tim Cushing | When discussing NYPD Police Chief Ray Kelly’s assertion that “privacy is off the table” as a result of the Boston bombing, I mentioned I hadn’t heard any public outcry demanding the government and law enforcement step in and do something (i.e., curtail civil liberties) in response to the tragedy.

Lighting the Fuse: What Do We Know About the Tsarnaev Brothers?

April 27, 2013 in TOR Blog

Danny Benavides | A comprehensive review of key events relating to Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that preceded the horrific bombing of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

‘Security Theater’ in Aftermath of Boston Bombings

April 16, 2013 in News

John Glaser | According to the authorities, there were no other explosive devices found and all the abandoned bags and belongings left by people fleeing the scene have proved not to contain additional bombs or anything that can carry out more violence…

PlaneSploit: German app developer claims smartphone can hijack commericial airplanes

April 12, 2013 in News

The Telegraph | A German internet consultant has claimed to be able to hijack commercial airlines using an app on a smartphone. Hugh Teso, a 30-year-old trained pilot, said he was able to exploit gaps in an aeroplane’s data system and take it over…

Local Solutions: After Banishing State Police, Mexican Town of Cherán Experiences More Security

March 13, 2013 in News

Christian Science Monitor | About two years ago, citizens in Cherán, Mexico decided to battle illegal logging and drug violence by kicking out the police and running the town according to indigenous tradition.

Cybersecurity Bubble Already Bursting for U.S. Contractors Lacking Pentagon Ties

March 6, 2013 in News

Defense News | “I think we can liken it almost to the dot-com bubble,” said Harry Raduege, former commander of the Defense Information Systems Agency and chairman of The Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation.

Hacker In Chief: Obama Claims Authority to Initiate Preemptive Cyberwarfare

February 7, 2013 in News

RT News February 7, 2013   A secret review has concluded that US President Obama has the authority to launch a preemptive cyber attack on any country on the basis [...]

Can Vigilante Justice Save Mexico?

February 7, 2013 in News

Borderland Beat February 7, 2013   AYUTLA DE LOS LIBRES, Mexico — For almost a month now, hundreds of masked men wielding old shotguns, rifles, revolvers and machetes have claimed [...]

Drones “of All Sizes and Shapes” to Watch Over US Highways

February 4, 2013 in News

Jeremy Hsu Livescience.com (via Yahoo News) February 4, 2013   Drones could help human workers safeguard the 4 million miles of U.S. highways crisscrossing the country. The flying robots could [...]

Super Bowl XLVII to Receive Enhanced Security Including NORAD

February 2, 2013 in News

Joe Wright Activist Post February 2, 2013   When the 47th Super Bowl commences tomorrow evening at the New Orleans Superdome, it will receive full security coverage from the North [...]