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  1. Hard Rock's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino HackedRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Credit.com

    Las Vegas casinos are renowned for their stringent physical security. Security cameras and bouncers don't necessarily discourage cyberattacks, however, and a major Vegas property disclosed this weekend that hackers had spent the past seven months stealing credit card data from its systems.

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  2. Which were the signs anticipating that George Maior would be sent as Ambassador to the U.S.?Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Nine O'Clock

    What a few days ago was just a rumour, was confirmed on Thursday, when President Klaus Iohannis accepted the proposals for the appointment of new ambassadors. After three months of his resigning his post as Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service , George Maior is President Klaus Iohannis' proposal for Ambassador of Romania to the United States of America.

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  3. North Korea holding NYU student, claims he entered illegallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Los Angeles Times

    South Korea confirmed Sunday that North Korea had detained a New York University student for illegally entering the country across the border with China. The North's official state Korean Central News Agency identified the student as Joo Won-moon, a South Korean national, resident of New Jersey and a U.S. green card holder.

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  4. Magical thinking in surveillance circlesRead the original story

    Yesterday | Memex 1.1

    The power of magical thinking - the notion that you can make something happen merely by thinking about it - has been much in evidence in the current election campaign. And that's not entirely surprising, because as politicians get desperate, rationality goes out of the window.

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  5. Take Cuba off the State Sponsors of Terrorism list?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Babalu Blog

    Left: Panama Canal inspectors discovered an illegal arms shipmen being smuggled on a ship from Cuba to North Korea, hidden under thousands of tons of sugar, in July 2013. Right: Cuban dissident Digna Rodriquez Ibanez was pelted with tar by agents of the regime, in February 2015.

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  6. Is the threat of cyberattack hyped?Read the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | Politico

    Two former high-ranking U.S. officials presented different perspectives Wednesday on the current risk of a serious or catastrophic cyberattack against the U.S. Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander said the danger of such attacks is growing. He laid out scenarios where a bad actor might take down the power grid and mount a cyberattack on the financial sector at the same time, causing a high degree of panic, confusion and economic damage.

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  7. Another CIO retirement, Lerner's email and an unpatched software alertRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Federal Computer Week

    Al Tarasiuk retired as CIO of the intelligence community on April 28 after more than four years at the helm. In a statement, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper credited Tarasiuk with advancing the IC Information Technology Enterprise, an ongoing quest for a single, standards-based IT architecture across intelligence agencies.

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  8. The case against predator dronesRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Washington Times

    Something is rotten in President Barack Obama's classified, programmatic use of predator drones to target suspected international terrorists for death anywhere on the planet. The killings pivot on a principle that will haunt the United States in the future as predator drone capability spreads to China, Russia or otherwise.

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  9. The Architect Behind the Intelligence Community's Cloud Move RetiresRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Government Executive

    Less than half of people polled would like the federal government to focus its energy on creating more digital services, according to a new study. Roscosmos, Russia's space agency, made attempts to contact the spinning ship and regain control of it, but those efforts have failed.

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  10. Bill to rein in NSA phone data collection reintroducedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | InfoWorld

    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced legislation aimed at ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone records across the country. Four senior members of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee planned to reintroduce the USA Freedom Act late Tuesday.

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  11. Expected Attendees at Tonight's Japan State DinnerRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 28 | San Diego NewsCape

    The Honorable Earl Blumenauer, U.S. Representative , Washington, DC The Honorable Suzanne Bonamici, U.S. Representative , Washington, DC Ambassador William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC Ambassador Kristie Kenney, Career Ambassador, United States Foreign Service, Washington, DC The Honorable Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, DC Mrs. Stephanie D. Carter, Washington, DC The Honorable James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Fairfax, VA Mrs. Susan Clapper, Fairfax, VA The Honorable Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Washington, DC Ms.

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  12. Rand Paul Blames 'Lack Of Fathers' For Baltimore ProtestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Switched

    Sen. Rand Paul spoke out on the protests surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, linking the violence to a "lack of fathers" in an interview with right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday. "I came through the train on Baltimore [sic] last night, I'm glad the train didn't stop," Paul said, laughing.

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  13. US puts Burgas bombing suspects on special terror blacklistRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | The Times of Israel

    These head-shots provided by the Bulgarian Interior Ministry shows Canadian citizen Hassan El Hajj Hassan, right, and Australian citizen Meliad Farah, also known as Hussein Hussein, left, both suspected of being involved in the July 2012 Burgas bombing. Three Hezbollah operatives - two of whom are accused in a deadly 2012 bombing targeting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria - were placed on a special US terror watch list, Washington announced Tuesday.

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  14. Obama: think twice before taking Cuba off terrorist listRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Spero News

    Let us not give Castro the resources he needs to continue his regime's 56-year reign of terror on his own people, and his continued support for terrorists and terrorist states. To enrich and solidify that dictatorship at this time only prevents the Cuban people from being able to forge a better life through elections in a few years, now that they are finally "on the one-yard line," when the Castro brothers, now in their eighties, could simply be left to their natural, un-bankrolled, ends.

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  15. Why The New York Times Is Naming Names In CIA Drone StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Switched

    The New York Times reported across the top of Sunday's front page that Congress is doing little to oversee the CIA's targeted killing program. In the process, the paper identified three high-ranking CIA officials with key roles in secret drone operations.

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  16. Why Obama Wants to Lift Sanctions on IranRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | OpEdNews

    "It is essential to recognize that Iran does not currently have a nuclear weapons program, nor does it possess a nuclear weapon. On February 26, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Ayatollah Khomenei, the supreme leader of Iran, ended his country's nuclear weapons program in 2003 and 'as far as we know, he's not made the decision to go for a nuclear weapon.'

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  17. Here's how the NSA is trying to get kids interested in a career in spying on innocent AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | FreedomWorks

    Government goes to those who show up. FreedomWorks makes it easy to hold your elected officials accountable in our fully interactive Action Center.

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  18. U.S. updates travel warning for North KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | Korea Herald

    The United States has updated its warning against traveling to North Korea, saying American citizens could face arrest and lengthy detention due to Pyongyang's inconsistent application of its criminal law. U.S. citizens have often been detained in North Korea on charges of anti-state and other unspecified crimes.

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  19. Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | The Las Vegas Sun

    President Barack Obama holds up a jar full of paper clips while speaking at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's 10th anniversary at ODNI headquarters in McLean, Va., Friday, April 24, 2015. Obama was making a joke about Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper and used the jar to help illustrated the point.

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  20. Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Houston Chronicle

    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper before speaking at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's 10th anniversary at ODNI headquarters in McLean, Va., Friday, April 24, 2015. The president told members of the intelligence community that he appreciates their service and understands they don't take their work lightly.

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