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CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns, Admits Extra-Marital Affair

via Mark Hosenball and Tabassum Zakaria, Reuters CIA Director David Petraeus resigned as head of the leading U.S. spy agency on Friday, saying he had engaged in an extramarital affair and acknowledging he “showed extremely poor judgment.” In a letter to the CIA workforce, Petraeus, 60, said he met with President Barack Obama at the … Continue reading

AntiSec’s Claim Of iPhone Hacking Raises Questions About FBI Data

via Ken Dilanian and Salvador Rodriguez, L.A. Times A hacker group’s claim that it obtained from an FBI laptop a file with more than 12 million identification numbers for Apple iPhones, iPads and other devices has set off widespread speculation about why a federal agency would possess such information. But the FBI disputed the allegation … Continue reading

FBI Says Hundreds Of Thousands May Lose Internet In July

via The Huffington Post For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer. Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the … Continue reading

Barack Obama Waives Rule Allowing Indefinite Military Detention Of Americans

via Michael McAuliff, The Huffington Post The White House released rules Tuesday evening waiving the most controversial piece of the new military detention law, and exempting U.S. citizens, as well as other broad categories of suspected terrorists. Indefinite military detention of Americans and others was granted in the defense authorization bill President Barack Obama signed … Continue reading

On National Defense Authorization Act, Obama Pulls Veto Threat

via Josh Gerstein, Politico President Barack Obama does not plan to veto a defense bill seeking to direct more terrorism suspects into military custody, the White House signaled Wednesday afternoon. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a statement that changes lawmakers made to the legislation to accomodate White House concerns were sufficient to avoid a veto. The … Continue reading

Battle Looms Over What ‘Defense’ Means For Automatic Cuts If Supercommittee Fails

via Jeremy Herb and John T. Bennett, The Hill A supercommittee failure would trigger at least $500 billion in cuts to national security spending, but there is no consensus on just where they will be made. Lawmakers included the automatic cuts in the debt ceiling deal as an incentive to get Congress to agree to … Continue reading

Meet the Guy Who Snitched on Occupy Wall Street to the FBI and NYPD

via Adrian Chen, Gawker The Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on for a month. And it seems the FBI and NYPD have had help tracking protesters’ moves thanks to a conservative computer security expert who gained access to one of the group’s internal mailing lists, and then handed over information on the group’s plans to … Continue reading

NYC Terror Threat: City Heightens Security To Counter Potential 9/11 Anniversary Threat

NEW YORK — Security worker Eric Martinez wore a pin depicting the twin towers on his lapel as he headed to work in lower Manhattan on Friday, unfazed by a report of a credible but unconfirmed terror threat before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. He worked downtown then and lived through it. … Continue reading

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