The rise of robot wars: Google chief warns armed drones will soon be in the hands of terrorists and miniature models could be used to spy on neighbors
The head of Google has warned drone technology proves a serious danger to global security and privacy unless an international treaty is put into place controlling the technology fast.
Eric Schmidt today said that the technology for armed unmanned planes will soon pass into [...]
U.S. cited Chinese potential to target satellites at higher orbits
* Non-profit group said new Chinese anti-satellite test likely soon
* United States has conducted its own anti-satellite work
(CNN) – More than two weeks after four Americans — including the U.S. ambassador to Libya — were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, FBI agents have not yet been granted access to investigate in the eastern Libyan city, and the crime scene has not been secured, sources said.
“They’ve gotten as far as Tripoli now, but they’ve never gotten to Benghazi,” CNN National Security Analyst Fran Townsend [...]
Social media websites are flush with death threats for Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the newly unmasked 55-year-old filmmaker behind the anti-Islam film that is being blamed for nearly a week of violent unrest in the Middle East.
Nakoula was detained briefly over the weekend in California after federal officials questioned whether the production of the film violated the terms of his probation, which stemmed from a 2010 arrest for bank fraud. In response to security [...]
Mine closed for Romney event in Ohio and workers lost a day’s wages
The owner of the mine is a regular contributor to Romney’s campaign
Workers said they felt pressured to attend or else they would ‘be fired’
Coal miners who attended a Mitt Romney rally last month in the critical swing state of Ohio are angry are being ‘forced’ to attend the event – and even missed out on a day’s pay.
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Muslim Brotherhood claims draw fierce fire
WASHINGTON — Accusations by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., that an Islamist group has infiltrated the U.S. government are drawing fierce criticism from fellow lawmakers and religious groups.
Bachmann and four other GOP legislators have sent letters to five government agencies citing “serious security concerns” about what Bachmann has called a “deep penetration in the halls of our United States government” by the Muslim [...]
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has told Sky News he is confident troops can deliver a secure Olympics as athletes start to arrive in London for the Games.
Some 3,500 extra troops have been drafted in after security firm G4S admitted it was unable to deliver on its contract.
Speaking on Sky News’ Murnaghan programme, Mr Hammond dismissed security concerns surrounding the event.
“The security required to make the Olympics safe and secure will be in [...]
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A US Airways jet traveling from Paris to North Carolina was diverted to Maine on Tuesday after a French passenger handed a note to a flight attendant mentioning that she had a surgically implanted device, raising security concerns, officials said.
An examination by doctors aboard the plane found that the passenger, a French citizen born in Cameroon, had no scars, said U.S. Rep. Peter King, who was briefed on [...]
AFP: White House officials held talks with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington this week, as the Islamist group threw itself into the fray in Egypt’s presidential election.
The meeting on Tuesday with low-level National Security Councilstaff was part of a series of US efforts to broaden engagement with new and emerging political parties following Egypt’s revolution last year, a US official said.
The White House pointed out that Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain, and other US lawmakers and officials had [...]
TORONTO (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney canceled a Canadian speaking appearance because of security concerns sparked by demonstrations during a visit he made to Vancouver last fall.
Cheney was scheduled to talk about his experiences in office and the current American political situation at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 24.
But Ryan Ruppert of Spectre Live Corp. said on Monday that Cheney and his daughter Elizabeth had [...]
The Ministry of Public Security said search engines including Baidu, Bing, Sogou and Yahoo are now obligated to put the official website links to five state-owned banks at the top of every search page
EIJING ( Caixin Online ) – China’s top search engines are now required to post the links of five state-owned banks at the top of every search page.
The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) issued the requirement [...]
(CNN) Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched by the North American Aerospace Defense Command to intercept a civilian aircraft near Washington, D.C., NORAD said Wednesday.
The incident happened about 12:15 p.m. ET after the aircraft failed to establish radio contact, the agency said in a press release.
“The civilian aircraft re-established communications and was allowed to continue on its way without incident,” NORAD said.
Out of an abundance of caution, officials are being [...]
(Reuters) – The United States has pulled its ambassador out of Syria over security concerns after his cultivation of contacts with protesters led to attacks on his embassy and residence by backers of President Bashar al-Assad, diplomats said on Monday.
Robert Ford left Syria over the weekend, the Western diplomats told Reuters, following a series of incidents that resulted in physical damage but no casualties.
“Articles, more inciting against Ford than usual, have [...]
September 9, 2011
When the high school in Tewksbury, Mass., decided it was going to take a proactive stance on security, they installed one of the most sophisticated integrated security systems.
The idea was precipitated by Police Chief John Mackey in terms of his concern for the welfare and well being of the children.
In conjunction with the Tewksbury Police Department and the Tewksbury Memorial High School(TMHS), Vanguard Managed [...]
HOUSTON — Local 2 Investigates obtained information revealing an area of immigration policy and diplomatic relations that is prompting the federal government to release deported immigrants back into U.S. neighborhoods.
Zadvydas Releases By Citizenship Country, Criminality
Local 2 obtained a database from Immigration and Customs Enforcement showing over the last three years, 12,781 immigrants were released onto U.S. soil even though the government ordered they be deported. ICE’s database shows 68 percent [...]
Earlier this year, the Transportation Security Administration halted a program that allowed airports to privatize their screeners, citing safety concerns, but airport administrators say TSA stopped the program with little warning and without adequate justification.
The Daily Caller spoke with three Montana airports — Glacier Park International Airport, Missoula International Airport and Bert Mooney Airport — which all said they were encouraged by TSA to apply for the privatization program — [...]
TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer apologized to users of its PlayStation Network and other online services, breaking his silence on the biggest Internet security break-in ever.
Stringer’s comments, which did not specify when services would resume, come after criticism of his leadership since Sony revealed hackers had compromised the data of more than 100 million accounts used for accessing games and [...]
By Christian Schneider
After Tuesday night’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election, a computer error in heavily Republican Waukesha County failed to send election results for the entire City of Brookfield to the Associated Press. The error, revealed today, would give incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser a net 7,381 votes against his challenger, attorney Joanne Kloppenburg. On Wednesday, Kloppenburg declared victory after the AP reported she [...]