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Security

​NSA officials ignored own expert advice to end total eavesdropping on Americans
NSA experts advised the agency’s top executives to ax the mass collection of domestic landline phone conversation records as crossing a previously sacrosanct red line. The experts questioned its effectiveness and said it could lead to risks if exposed.

20.11.2014 10:20

Putin urges tougher measures to counter extremism, color revolutions
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that forces willing to reshape the world often used extremism as a tool in so-called “color revolutions” and urged law enforcement to use international experience to fight such tendencies in Russia.

20.11.2014 13:52

Offices, kids’ bedrooms: Hackers access 500 UK webcams, thousands worldwide
The British public has been warned about an obscure website that streams live feeds from thousands of private webcams worldwide.

20.11.2014 09:28

‘Racist’ Israeli mayor bans Arab workers from kindergartens
An Israeli mayor says he will stop Arabs from working at kindergartens due to the rising tensions between Israel and Palestine. He also said guards would be placed at 40 pre-schools which are located next to construction sites where Arabs are working.

20.11.2014 11:07

Secret Service wants ‘more confident’ agents, higher White House fence
Following a series of high-profile security failures the US Secret Service will be focusing its energy on training, boosting morale and hiring new agents, as well as erecting a higher fence around the White House, head of the agency Joseph Clancy said.

20.11.2014 03:46

​Missouri police reportedly beat 80yo hearing-impaired veteran
Police in Lone Jack, Missouri allegedly beat an 80-year-old veteran to the point that he suffered broken ribs and a bloodied face – all for apparently refusing to get off his tractor.

20.11.2014 04:21

Pentagon needs Russian rocket engines to guarantee access to space till alternative is found
​Until a viable alternative is available to bring “sensitive” US satellites into orbit, the US military does not envisage a speedy abandonment of the Russian RD-180 rocket engines as sought by politicians motivated by US national interests.

20.11.2014 02:09

WhatsApp starts encrypting user messages on Android devices
WhatsApp, the world’s most popular mobile messaging application, is adding a default encryption service for messages sent on its platform, what is said to be the largest encryption service of its kind.

19.11.2014 19:22

Navy vet to RT: I was fired, called ‘terrorist’ for posting photos of DHS vehicles near Ferguson
Mark Paffrath, a Navy veteran, was fired and branded a “terrorist” for taking pictures of dozens of Homeland Security vehicles parked at the hotel where he used to work in Ferguson, as grand jury decision on Michael Brown shooting is due, he told RT.

19.11.2014 17:53

The Cult of ISIS
No, we’re not talking about any ancient Egyptian religious lore, even though geographically, we’re in the same general area.

19.11.2014 11:43

‘US policy - number one driver of terrorism in the Mideast, around the world’
If the US was serious about re-evaluating not only how it fights terrorism but how terrorism is spread, it would begin by looking in the mirror as its counter-terrorism strategy that foments terrorism abroad, geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told RT.

19.11.2014 09:57

US to open detention facility for women, kids illegally entering country
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it will open a detention facility for illegal female immigrants with children in Texas. It will open its doors in December, but has drawn criticism from rights groups who label it ‘inhumane’.

19.11.2014 09:31