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LulzSec leader Sabu reportedly worked with the FBI to turn in other members

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In what looks to be a massive blow to the loose-knit online collective LulzSec, the FBI has reportedly been working with the so-called leader of the group ‘Sabu’ to bring down its other members, Fox News reveals. This morning, police and law enforcement agencies worked together to apprehend five top-ranking members of...
LulzSec leader Sabu reportedly worked with the FBI to turn in other members

Anonymous says it’s taken the CIA website offline again with new DDoS attack

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Hacker group Anonymous has claimed to have taken down the CIA website once again following a new DDoS attack on the US secret service. Anonymous member Havittaja announced the action which, though not a hack that endangers data or leaves a message from the group, does leave the CIA website...
Anonymous says it’s taken the CIA website offline again with new DDoS attack
Leaked documents show the extent of America's drone war
CIA Cannot Find Its Own Regulations On How To Declassify Documents
ACLU appeals for greater transparency on drone killings

Unbelievably Cheap Amazon Cloud Prices Get Even Cheaper (AMZN)

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When was the last time your utility  company told you they were reducing fees? For gazillions of startups and enterprises using Amazon's cloud for storage, that's the news they got today. As of February 1, Amazon is reducing fees by 12-13%. Usually, a company will reduce prices to attract...
Unbelievably Cheap Amazon Cloud Prices Get Even Cheaper (AMZN)
Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings

This billionaire wants to use dinosaur DNA to build a real-life Jurassic Park

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According to the Sunshine Coast Daily, Australian billionaire Clive Palmer – the same guy that wants to build a duplicate version of the Titanic– is rumored to be searching for a way “to clone a dinosaur from DNA so he can set it free in a Jurassic Park-style area at his new...
This billionaire wants to use dinosaur DNA to build a real-life Jurassic Park

Once Again, The Administration Vindictively Charges A Whistleblower As Being A Spy

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This is getting ridiculous. When President Obama was campaigning and even when he first took office, he claimed that it was a priority to support whistleblowing activities. And yet, as President, he has been ridiculously aggressive in pushing vindictive criminal lawsuits against whistleblowers -- often by abusing the Espionage Act....
Once Again, The Administration Vindictively Charges A Whistleblower As Being A Spy

Sources say Amazon scored a multi-million dollar contract with the CIA

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FCW, a federal IT blog, reported yesterday that its sources confirmed that the CIA has inked a deal with Amazon, agreeing to a cloud computing contract “worth up to $600 million over 10 years.” These sources suggested to FCW that Amazon Web Services will help the intelligence agency build...
Sources say Amazon scored a multi-million dollar contract with the CIA

Petraeus reportedly used draft e-mails to converse with mistress

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The former CIA director used a trick often used by terrorists and teenagers to make e-mails harder to trace, the Associated Press reports....
Petraeus reportedly used draft e-mails to converse with mistress

CIA dragonfly drone almost beat modern UAVs by 40 years, was swatted (video)

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US intelligence agencies were just as obsessed with drone spying 40 years ago as they are nowadays -- only then, it was pipe-smoking entomologists and watchmakers who were in charge of building prototypes. Back in the '70s, the CIA needed some kind of miniature flyer to deliver an audio...
CIA dragonfly drone almost beat modern UAVs by 40 years, was swatted (video)

Petraeus e-mail affair highlights U.S. privacy law loopholes

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Because of the wording of an obscure 1986 federal law, the former CIA director -- and the rest of Americans -- receive less privacy protection than we would for love letters stored under a mattress. [Read more]...
Petraeus e-mail affair highlights U.S. privacy law loopholes
No, ABC Denver, Paula Broadwell's Book is Not Titled 'All Up In My Snatch'
Now, Amazon Is Reportedly Working On A Spotify-Killer (AMZNAAPLGOOG)

Prediction Startup Recorded Future Raises $12M From Balderton And Google Ventures

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There’s a lot of talk these days about what you can do with “big data.” Here’s one of the more eye-catching uses: A startup called Recorded Future pulls data from around the Web to give customers a better handle on — that’s right — the future. The company just announced...
Prediction Startup Recorded Future Raises $12M From Balderton And Google Ventures

Government requests to remove content from Google have nearly doubled, driven by Turkey

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Google received 1,791 requests from government agencies to remove content in the first six months of 2012, an 89% jump from the same period a year ago, according to the company. The spike is unusual; takedown requests from governments had been flat since Google began disclosing the data in 2009....
Government requests to remove content from Google have nearly doubled, driven by Turkey
Petraeus affair offers unintentional lesson on password reuse

Petraeus used draft emails to communicate with mistress

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The former CIA Director used an email trick usually used by terrorists and teenagers to make emails harder to trace, the AP reports. [Read more]...
Petraeus used draft emails to communicate with mistress

With Entity Graph, Facebook Calls On Users To Improve Its Search

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Coming soon after Search Graph, the social network continues hunting Google. The MIT Technology Review has an interview with the man heading the team behind the search feature that Facebook hopes will shake rival Google's searching supremacy. The Entity Graph will take Facebook users' data and use it to...
With Entity Graph, Facebook Calls On Users To Improve Its Search

Google’s Knowledge Graph shows it doesn’t just want you to search, it wants you to stay

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Earlier today Google announced its Knowledge Graph product, which it says will allow users to get information about things, people or places, instantly. It’s essentially an enhancement for Google Search that gives you, at least initially, a couple of tools right in the sidebar of your search results that give...
Google’s Knowledge Graph shows it doesn’t just want you to search, it wants you to stay

Email lessons from Gen. Petraeus' downfall

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Email is at the center of the scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus, one of the country's most decorated generals....
Email lessons from Gen. Petraeus' downfall

Attorney General won't rule out drone strikes within US borders

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In a letter to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Attorney General Eric Holder said that the President could theoretically order lethal strikes within American borders under "extraordinary circumstance." In February, Paul had written to proposed CIA director John Brennan, asking whether the Obama Administration could order drone strikes or other...
Attorney General won't rule out drone strikes within US borders

Bing map shows CIA's secret Bin Laden compound mock-up

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Nearly 8,000 miles from Osama bin Laden's lair, Navy Seal Team Six trained in a mock-up of the compound at a North Carolina Defense Department facility. [Read more]...
Bing map shows CIA's secret Bin Laden compound mock-up
Cyber threats at the top of US intelligence report for the first time

Petraeus competency

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The scary thing about the Petraeus affair: The CIA director and a Phd in counterterrorism are too incompetent to secure their own email. –Greg Koenig via Twitter...
Petraeus competency
Learn how to fly a U-2 spy plane with the CIA's declassified manual
US and Israel reportedly developed Flame malware to attack Iranian nuclear program
The CIA Is About To Sign A Game-Changing $600 Million Deal With Amazon (AMZN)
Why is this ex-CIA whistleblower going to prison?
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