Monthly Archives: September 2012

Russian Mafia. Def Minister?

From wikileaks… 1. (C) SUMMARY. This cable, which should be read in conjunction with Septel analysis, details updates over the past year in Spain’s two major operations – codenamed Troika (2008-09) and Avispa (2005-07) – to combat “Russian” organized crime … Continue reading

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Kandahar hijack suspect, Mehrajuddin Dand, arrested

One of India’s most wanted, 48-year-old Mehrajuddin Dand, is now in police custody. His arrest comes 13 years after the audacious Kandahar IC-814 hijack, for which he is suspected to have provided logistical support. The militant, the Jammu and Kashmir … Continue reading

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Websites and hacking issues on Passwords

It’s still a good idea to use different passwords for different sites. I highly recommend using a throwaway password for most sites. Why? Because many websites don’t one-way hash their passwords. If your account is logged in on a computer, … Continue reading

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Voice mining

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/09/20/speechpro_voicegrid_nation_voice_recognition_software_for_use_by_law_enforcement_.html Russia’s Speech Technology Center, which operates under the name SpeechPro in the United States, has invented what it calls “VoiceGrid Nation,” a system that uses advanced algorithms to match identities to voices. The idea is that it enables authorities … Continue reading

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MI5 links to murdered Litvinenko

The Government has ordered potentially vital information about whether murdered former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko had links with the British intelligence services to be withheld from his inquest. Scotland Yard investigated claims that Mr Litvinenko, who was poisoned with radioactive … Continue reading

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US schools track teens by putting chips into students’ ID cards

A Texas school district in the US is putting tracking chips into new, mandatory student IDs to keep tabs on students’ whereabouts at all times. The one-year pilot test is being rolled out in October for some 4,200 students in … Continue reading

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SEAL’s first-hand account of bin Laden killing

Is it Money or ego? Mark Owen: The focus shouldn’t be on me. The focus should be on the book. I’m not trying to be special or a hero or anything. I’m just trying to tell the bigger story. His … Continue reading

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