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The director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Robert Mueller, told lawmakers in a hearing today that the data collected through its and the NSA’s mass surveillance of Verizon customers, and other US phone carriers, can only be used in FBI investigations into terror plots, not for separate domestic criminal investigations.
The director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Robert Mueller, told lawmakers in a hearing today that the data collected through its and the NSA’s mass surveillance of all Verizon customers, and other US phone carriers, can only be used in FBI investigations into terror plots, not for separate domestic criminal investigations.
President Obama addressed the US government’s controversial domestic surveillance programs on Friday, justifying them in part because of his assessment that “they helped us prevent terrorist attacks.” Now, Reuters and The New York Times cite anonymous government officials who claim that the PRISM program helped foil one attack in particular.
In 2010, Najibullah Zazi pled guilty to plotting an attack on the New York subway system using explosive devices. He was arrested in September 2009, after emailing the phrase “The marriage is ready” to an accomplice to signify that an attack was in the offing. The US and UK governments reportedly intercepted Zazi’s email, leading to his arrest shortly after that message. According to New York Times a…
Paulo Shakarian, a teacher at West Point’s Network Science Center, has established an algorithm intended at shutting down decentralized terrorist organizations like al Qaeda. Wired takes an appearance at the paper, which proposes utilizing social-network analysis to tactically oblige the organization to become more centralized, rather than merely targeting leaders like Osama bin Laden or Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi. This method is inefficient, states Shakarian, because these amorphous teams “regenerate their leadership.” For more on Shakarian’s theory and algorithm, examine out the complete article at the source link below.
After years of progression and billions of dollars in investment, the fate of NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity will ultimately hinge upon simply a few moments– 7, to be exact. That’s the quantity of time it will definitely take for Curiosity to make the voyage from Mars’ environment to the planet’s surface, and according to NASA, it’s bound to be fraught with tension.
Today, the agency published a short online video clip that describes this landing process in dramatic information, putting a particular focus on the degree of trouble involved. As soon as the craft gets in Mars’ ambience, it will definitely have merely seven minutes to go from 13,000 miles per hour to no, as part of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL). To do this, Interest will have to follow a thoroughly calibrated …
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A drill involving a SWAT team at a Denver area elementary school subjected children as young as first grade to a traumatic and frighteningly realistic school shooter scenario involving simulated gunshots, explosions and loud alarms. Part of the Homeland Security-led Operation Mountain Guardian, it was only one part of a drill that took place at more than 10 locations, including Sports Authority Field @ Mile High Stadium, where local, state and federal agencies practiced relocating children and other potential victims, a contingency planned for real events, including terrorism or other emergencies. While the SuperDome in New Orleans became a symbol of the nightmare of federal emergency control– blocking organic local relief efforts while ‘mismanaging’ its own actions– it is seen as a place of refuge for authorities in Denver under a scenario is planned with more than 100 agencies over more than 18 months. The plan to use sports stadiums is in keeping with HR 645, the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act and other related martial law plans. Infowars.com reporters traveled there Friday to cover the drill.
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Lucasfilm has been teasing us for years about a 3D release of the Star Wars saga, and apparently Lucas has decided to come back to the trough one more time. All six movies are due to get their time in the theater, starting with The Phantom Menace, due in early 2012.
Lucasfilm as said that they are going to make sure that the conversion process looks as close as possible to a film shot on 3D originally. Variety reports that while ILM is overseeing the process, the conversion will be done by outside vendors. The spokesman from Lucasfilm went on to say that there are no plans to change or fix any of the visual effect on the movies for this release. I don’t know about you, but I’m not entirely sure I want to see Jar-Jar in 3D.
2 with ties to Detroit area held in terror plot
Two men with ties to Metro Detroit are being held in Amsterdam after one was suspected of making a trial run in preparation for a terrorist attack, federal authorities said.