Monthly Archives: September 2011

Stingray Phone Tracker

For more than a year, federal authorities pursued a man they called simply “the Hacker.” Only after using a little known cellphone-tracking device—a stingray—were they able to zero in on a California home and make the arrest. Stingrays are designed … Continue reading

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DigiNotar Files for Bankruptcy in Wake of Devastating Hack

A Dutch certificate authority that suffered a major hack attack this summer has been unable to recover from the blow and filed for bankruptcy this week. DigiNotar, which is owned by Illinois-based Vasco Data Security and was the primary provider … Continue reading

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Are private contractors undermining the intelligence community?

There is broad public agreement that the government must take measures to respond to the explosive growth of contracting in the intelligence community during the past decade. The government tends to contract out services when it does not have employees … Continue reading

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Eight in the Elevator

Ma’am “get out of the elevator, we need to use it” the SWAT team leader said. The eight SWAT team members all dressed in black were in a hurry to get to the Senator’s office. The NSA GPS tracking program … Continue reading

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Very generous of FOX to show the Redskins Wi-Fi password on national tv

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Brother, can you spare some plutonium?

DOE, NRC, and State Are Not Able to Fully Account for U.S. Nuclear Material Located at Foreign Facilities http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11920.pdf DOE, NRC, and State are not able to fully account for U.S. nuclear material overseas that is subject to nuclear cooperation … Continue reading

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Facial Recognition Technology

Post-9/11, many airports and a few cities rushed to install cameras hooked to facial recognition technology, a futuristic apparatus that promised to pick out terrorists and criminals from milling crowds by matching their faces to biometric data in large databases. … Continue reading

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