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US citizens among fatalities in Kabul hotel attack – official

Published time: 23 Jan, 2018 13:55 Edited time: 23 Jan, 2018 13:59 American citizens were killed and wounded in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, according to a US official cited by AFP. “We can confirm that there were US citizen fatalities and injuries,” the official said. He did not specify how many Americans were ...

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German far-right ‘Reich Citizens’ planning own army, preparing for 'Day X' – reports

Germany’s far-right Reichsbuerger movement has grown to almost 16,000 members, while some of them are eying their own armed wing and are preparing for ‘Day X’, Focus magazine reports, citing intelligence sources. The stunning revelation came into the spotlight earlier this week after Germany’s Focus magazine published a report citing an assessment of the domestic intelligence agency, the BfV. Read ...

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Twitter ridicules State Dept. after it urges US citizens to ‘reconsider travel’ to Russia

The US State Department found itself the focus of social media jibes after an overhaul of its travel safety warning system downgraded Russia to the same category as Mauritania, Sudan and other trouble spots. The move, explained as “due to terrorism and harassment,” comes at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow and just five months before Russia ...

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Trump orders limits on ‘unmasking’ of US citizens snagged in surveillance

President Donald Trump has ordered the intelligence community to develop new rules to handle requests from government officials who want to reveal the identities of US citizens collected through foreign surveillance. Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday, ordering Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats to create a policy requiring each branch of the intelligence community to create their own procedures ...

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Billion people at risk? Indian citizen’s ID data selling for $8

India’s government has denied reports in a newspaper that its personal ID database, one of the biggest in the world, has been compromised by hackers selling access for as little as $ 8. The Tribune, which is based in Chandigarh, reported that one of its correspondents was able to buy a login ID and password for the Aadhaar system via ...

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‘NSA backdoor spying on US citizens requires stringent controls & accountability’

It’s time to push back on the US government’s “backdoor” spying on its citizens under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and introduce stricter controls to protect civil liberties, attorney Michael Flanagan believes. Last week, leaders of the US intelligence community urged Congress to reauthorize FISA section 702 before it expires at the end of the year, warning the US would become ...

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Russian attitudes to US and EU deteriorate, but more citizens want relations mended

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 12:35 Attitudes to the US and EU in Russia are getting worse, and fewer people are worried about their country’s supposed international isolation, a recent opinion poll has shown. The proportion of Russians who expressed a negative attitude towards the United States had risen to 60 percent in early December, compared to 49 percent last ...

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NSA’s Ragtime surveillance program targets US citizens – documents

A newly discovered document has revealed seven hidden variants of the National Security Agency’s Ragtime program. Though Ragtime is intended for NSA’s foreign surveillance, one of the components apparently targets Americans. Ragtime is a NSA surveillance program that collects the contents of private communications of foreign nationals, including emails and text messages. A newly revealed component of the program, called ...

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US police covertly spy on innocent citizens with military hardware – report

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 16:41 Edited time: 26 Nov, 2017 16:45 Dozens of police departments across the US are using special devices to track suspects without warrants. However, the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers also capture data from regular people on the street. The technology, which was developed for the military, mimics cell phone towers and tricks phones ...

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Lower House committee passes bill on protection for citizens reporting corruption

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 15:12 The State Duma Committee for Security and Countering Corruption has approved a draft law offering state protection to those who reveal facts of corruption to law enforcement agencies. The bill will now progress to the first reading in the Duma. Read more The bill, developed by the Labor Ministry and drafted in the Lower ...

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