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Android security mystery – ‘fake’ cellphone towers found in U.S.

The fake ‘towers’ – computers which wirelessly attack cellphones via the “baseband” chips built to allow them to communicate with their networks, can eavesdrop and even install spyware, ESD claims. They are a known technology – but the surprise is that they are in active use.The towers were found by users of the CryptoPhone 500, […]

Nobody Knows How Many Americans The Police Kill Each Year | FiveThirtyEight

Some reporting has put forward one of the only figures available: the approximately 400 “justifiable police homicides” each year since 2008, according to the FBI’s annual Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR). That data point has appeared with heavy caveats in a string of media reports, including in USA Today, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Washington […]

Iowa Legislator Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes from #RonPaul’s Campaign | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Sorenson admitted to Justice Department prosecutors that he accepted a total of $73,000 in bribes from Paul’s campaign and lied about it to investigators. In the plea agreement, Sorenson said he received the money in large checks and $8,000 monthly installments from October to December 2011, when he was still named Bachmann’s state chairman, and […]

PressTV – ISIL: We will attack Saudi Arabia during Eid al-Adha

Takfiri ISIL militants have reportedly threatened to attack Saudi Arabia during Eid-Adha the Feast of Sacrifice that marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a report says.According to Syria Alaan news website, ISIL militants will begin an armed operation in Saudi Arabia after being supplied with arms and money by al-Qaeda agents.The report said […]

PressTV – US police force have become militarized: Analyst

Press TV has conducted an interview with Scott Rickard, former American intelligence linguist from Orlando, about American protesters once again taking to the streets in Missouri, demanding justice for an unarmed black teen killed by a white policeman and an end to racial discrimination.What follows is an approximate transcription of the interviewPress TV: Mr. Rickard, […]

Cyber attack reveals data on at least 25,000 workers at the US Department of Homeland Security | The Verge

The data is so complete because the hack targeted a company named US Investigations Services, or USIS, which handles background checks for agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security. The breach specifically included information on employees at the agency’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection departments, according to Reuters. It […]

REPORT: New York City Television Stations Give Lopsided Coverage To Black Crime | Research | Media Matters for America

Coverage Of Cases Involving Black Suspects Outpaced Historical Arrest Rates From NYPD Statistics. In stories where race could be identified, the percentage of African-American suspects in murders, thefts, and assaults covered by WCBS, WNBC, WABC, and WNYW was well above the percentage of African-American suspects who have been arrested for those crimes in New York […]

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe – The Washington Post

The technology works by exploiting an essential fact of all cellular networks: They must keep detailed, up-to-the-minute records on the locations of their customers to deliver calls and other services to them. Surveillance systems are secretly collecting these records to map people’s travels over days, weeks or longer, according to company marketing documents and experts […]

Suspended St. Louis Police Officer: ‘I’m Into Diversity, I Kill Everybody’ – LGF Pages

“I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, but I’m also a killer,” said officer Dan Page, a 35-year veteran, in the video. “I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me. […]

West poised to join forces with President Assad in face of Islamic State – Middle East – World – The Independent

The US has already covertly assisted the Assad government by passing on intelligence about the exact location of jihadi leaders through the BND, the German intelligence service, a source has told The Independent. This may explain why Syrian aircraft and artillery have been able on occasion to target accurately rebel commanders and headquarters.Syrian army troops […]

DoD: Military Equipment Helps Local Police Do Their Job

“By and large — and I’m speaking like any American citizen, and I’m sure you guys would agree with me — that law enforcement all over the country has a hard job to do,” Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters, as quoted by Politico. “And 99 percent of them all do it […]

This Phony ‘Anonymous’ Site Was Set Up to Trap Ferguson Hacktivists | Motherboard

Despite this, people are still logging on. As ihazcandy told me, “There are hundreds of people saying, ‘Hey, this is a honeypot, don’t go here!’, but I have 147 people on the site at this very moment.”As news of the site is spreading, people are clicking in from Facebook, IRC, and Twitter, he said.The creator […]

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