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Snowden leaks: France summons US envoy over NSA surveillance claims

Snowden leaks: France summons US envoy over NSA surveillance claims | Information wars | Scoop.it
Demand follows claims in Le Monde that US agency has been intercepting phone calls of French citizens on 'a massive scale'
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Russia accuses United States of plot to oust President Vladimir Putin via opposition aid

Russia accuses United States of plot to oust President Vladimir Putin via opposition aid | Information wars | Scoop.it
Russia's Security Council has accused the United States of plotting to oust President Vladimir Putin by financing the opposition and encouraging mass demonstrations.
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Egypt closes 27,000 places of worship - Middle East

Egypt closes 27,000 places of worship - Middle East | Information wars | Scoop.it
The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowment has shuttered 27,000 local places of worship under the pretext of fighting terrorism, while awarding 400 preaching permits to Salafists.
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Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats

Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats | Information wars | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other
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China counterterror law strikes fear in foreign tech firms

China counterterror law strikes fear in foreign tech firms | Information wars | Scoop.it
(Repeats item first issued on Friday with no changes to textexcept time reference in dateline and paragraph 2)By Michael Martina and Krista HughesBEIJING/WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - China is weighing
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Three hacking groups you need to know

Three hacking groups you need to know | Information wars | Scoop.it
The shadowy world of hackers is full of unknowns and power is continuously changing hands.
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Alan J. Kuperman | How Obama Failed in Libya | Foreign Affairs

Alan J. Kuperman | How Obama Failed in Libya | Foreign Affairs | Information wars | Scoop.it
On March 17, 2011, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1973, spearheaded by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama, authorizing military intervention in Libya. The goal, Obama explained, was to save the lives of peaceful, pro-democracy protesters who found themselves the target of a crackdown by Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi.
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Ukraine’s Lonely Cyberwarrior vs. Russia

Ukraine’s Lonely Cyberwarrior vs. Russia | Information wars | Scoop.it
He hacks Russian ministries and CCTV cameras in rebel areas, but Eugene Dokunin and his team are up against a horde of Russian trolls.
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Egyptian warplanes launch 'intense strikes' on Islamic State in Lybia

Egyptian warplanes launch 'intense strikes' on Islamic State in Lybia | Information wars | Scoop.it
Egyptian warplanes struck Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday in swift retribution for the extremists' beheading of a group of Egyptian Christian hostages on a beach, shown in a grisly online video released hours earlier.
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€40m of Russian cash will allow Marine Le Pen’s Front National to take advantage of rivals’ woes in upcoming regional and presidential elections

€40m of Russian cash will allow Marine Le Pen’s Front National to take advantage of rivals’ woes in upcoming regional and presidential elections | Information wars | Scoop.it
The financial and political firepower of Marine Le Pen’s Front National (FN) is to be transformed by a €40m (£32m) loan from a bank with links to the Kremlin, it has been alleged.
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Obama Signs Order on Sharing Cyber Info Between Private Sector, US Gov't / Sputnik International

Obama Signs Order on Sharing Cyber Info Between Private Sector, US Gov't / Sputnik International | Information wars | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama has signed a new executive order to promote more information sharing about cyber threats both within the private sector and between government and the private sector.
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I Saw the U.S. Hand Iraq Over to the Iranians. Is the Whole Region Next?

I Saw the U.S. Hand Iraq Over to the Iranians. Is the Whole Region Next? | Information wars | Scoop.it
When MICHAEL PREGENT served with U.S. Forces in Iraq, he never imagined he would be witness to one of the most bizarre foreign policy decisions in American history.
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The NSA Acknowledges What We All Feared: Iran Learns From US Cyberattacks | WIRED

The NSA Acknowledges What We All Feared: Iran Learns From US Cyberattacks | WIRED | Information wars | Scoop.it
A newly revealed NSA document warns that Iran and other adversaries learn techniques from US cyberattacks and use them against us.
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Rapprochement entre l'Iran et l'Occident: quels obstacles géopolitiques? #MiddleEast

Rapprochement entre l'Iran et l'Occident: quels obstacles géopolitiques? #MiddleEast | Information wars | Scoop.it
Lucides quant aux enjeux d’une réintégration de l’Iran, les Occidentaux temporisent, soignent les apparences, ménagent la chèvre et le chou. Ils (...)
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Unleash the Swarm: The Future of Warfare

Unleash the Swarm: The Future of Warfare | Information wars | Scoop.it

Could swarms of low-cost expendable systems change how militaries fight? This is the third article in a six-part...

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For Hamas, Egypt is now the new "Israel"

For Hamas, Egypt is now the new "Israel" | Information wars | Scoop.it
(Photo via Reuters) For the Egyptian leadership and Hamas, February was a particularly bad month. The tension between the two sides has reached tipping point. The cascade of escalating events start...
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Jordanian king urges ‘World War 3’ to defeat ISIS threat

Jordanian king urges ‘World War 3’ to defeat ISIS threat | Information wars | Scoop.it
King Abdullah of Jordan has called the battle against the Islamic State “World War 3” in what is a “generational fight” to overcome these “outlaws of Islam.” Speaking to CNN, he implored all religions to come together, adding “this is our war.”
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King Salman, Sisi mull joint anti-terror force

King Salman, Sisi mull joint anti-terror force | Information wars | Scoop.it
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks in Riyadh Sunday, his visit to Saudi Arabia coinciding with that of his Turkish counterpart, whom Cairo accuses of backing the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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Libya militias capture chemical weapons: army official

Libya militias capture chemical weapons: army official | Information wars | Scoop.it
Saturday 21 February,2015

Militias in Libya have seized chemical weapons from arsenals located in...
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What the Hell Is Going On With the New US Cybersecurity Initiative? | VICE News

What the Hell Is Going On With the New US Cybersecurity Initiative? | VICE News | Information wars | Scoop.it
After two big White House announcements last week, the US now has three separate cybersecurity organizations that all seemingly do the exact same thing.
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If U.S. Arms Ukraine, Russia Could Arm Iran | News

If U.S. Arms Ukraine, Russia Could Arm Iran | News | Information wars | Scoop.it

UkrArming Ukraine could cause Russia to retaliate and start causing problems for the West even outside Ukraine's borders, writes columnist Josh Cohen.

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American retreats and Iran rises in the Middle East, by @hisham_melhem

American retreats and Iran rises in the Middle East, by @hisham_melhem | Information wars | Scoop.it
Everything President Obama has done and/or articulated in the last weeks and days regarding national
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China's 'Code War' attacks on US internet titans

China's 'Code War' attacks on US internet titans | Information wars | Scoop.it
Online security researchers say Beijing has launched major cyber strikes against American IT giants eyeing its market.
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The Mahdi is not coming to Hezbollah’s state

The Mahdi is not coming to Hezbollah’s state | Information wars | Scoop.it
Iran may seem to be winning the region, but there is a general feeling of fear and helplessness among Shiites in Lebanon. ISIS is at the door and Hezbollah can’t do anything about it. Iran is not sending money in bags. And where the hell is the Mahdi?
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Lessons for Sinai from Yemen

Lessons for Sinai from Yemen | Information wars | Scoop.it
Following the recent major attacks by militants that killed at least twenty-seven people, mostly soldiers, in Sinai, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made two important decisions. He has established a unified military command east of the Suez...
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DHS Wants to Plug Holes in Cyber Defenses with Big Data

DHS Wants to Plug Holes in Cyber Defenses with Big Data | Information wars | Scoop.it
Parsing data gleaned from its network-monitoring activities could provide a full-scale, real-time model of the potential cyberthreat agencies face, DHS officials say.
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