At War Blog: Battlefield Update: The Fight for Isolated Government Outposts in Northern Syria
As world leaders and commentators of every stripe have debated President Obama’s “red line,” there have been significant developments on the ground.
Syria’s Unrest Puts Israelis on Alert
A stepped-up military presence along a 43-mile stretch of border in the Golan Heights demonstrates Israel’s growing anxiety over developments in Syria.
Will Harper's oil tanker safety convince BC to approve pipeline
The Harper government is under fire for its environmental policy, pulling out of Kyoto and for putting resource development and the economy ahead of the environment. Yesterday the government rolled out steps to improve oil tanker surveillance and safety.
Should we learn to live with Total Surveillance?
One of the biggest worries of civil liberties groups over many decades has been the development of a total surveillance state. But there are benefits too, and total surveillance works both ways.
Raytheon's Riot Program Mines Social Network Data For Intelligence Agencies
Shipud writes "Raytheon> has secretly developed software capable of tracking people's movements and predicting future behavior by mining data from social networking websites according to The Guardian. An 'extreme-scale analytics' system created by Raytheon, the world's fifth largest defense contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Raytheon says it has not sold the software – named Riot, or Rapid Information Overlay Technology – to any clients. But the company has acknowledged the technology was shared with US government and industry as part of a joint research and development effort, in 2010, to help build a national security system capable of analyzing 'trillions of entities' from cyberspace. The power of Riot to harness popular websites for surveillance offers a rare insight into controversial techniques that have attracted interest from intelligence and national security agencies, at the same time ...
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