Terrorism

Student jailed for three weeks awaiting trial over Facebook posts

Student jailed for three weeks awaiting trial over Facebook posts

A Boston-area teenager remains in custody on $1 million bond nearly one month after being arrested over what he said on the Internet. Eighteen-year-old Cameron B. D’Ambrosio of Methuen, Massachusetts was arrested on May 1 after police were alerted to “disturbing verbiage” on his personal Facebook page discovered by a fellow student at Methuen High […]

The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world

The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world

The United States government is investing tens of millions of dollars each year on offensive hacking operations in order to exploit vulnerabilities in the computers of its adversaries, Reuters reports. According to an in-depth article published Friday by journalist Joseph Menn, the US and its Department of Defense contractors are increasingly pursuing efforts to hack […]

Boston bombing suspects: Tsarnaev brothers from Russia’s Caucasus, long-term US residents

Boston bombing suspects: Tsarnaev brothers from Russia’s Caucasus, long-term US residents

Boston bombing were identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar, 19. The elder brother was killed in the stand-off with the police, while the younger one remains at large. The father of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Anzor Tsarnaev, says his son, who still remains at large, is “accomplished medical student” and “a true angel”, AP reports. He […]

Boston Marathon explosions: LIVE UPDATES

Boston Marathon explosions: LIVE UPDATES

At least three people, including an eight-year-old, have been killed and more than a hundred injured after two explosions hit the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The investigation of two potential suspects is still ongoing. 17:21 GMT: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, became an American Citizen on Sept. 11, 2012, CBS reported.17:20 GMT: The suspects’ sister, 22-year-old […]

FBI releases images of suspects in Boston Marathon bombing (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

FBI releases images of suspects in Boston Marathon bombing (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The FBI released images and video on Thursday of its two suspects in the Boston Marathon attack, who the agent in charge said should be considered “armed and extremely dangerous.” The agency’s website crashed during the press conference. Richard DesLauriers, the FBI agent in charge of the investigation, said the images showed the suspects walking […]

Explosions rock Boston Marathon: 3 killed, 100+ injured

Explosions rock Boston Marathon: 3 killed, 100+ injured

At least three people are dead following twin explosions in Boston, Massachusetts where thousands of runners were participating in the annual Boston Marathon. Local media report over 100 people have been injured as well. Two explosions occurred near the finish line of the 26.2-mile event at 2:50pm local time, and the Boston Globe is reporting […]

China mobilizes military, on ‘high alert’ over N. Korea threats

China mobilizes military, on ‘high alert’ over N. Korea threats

China has started mobilizing military forces around the Korean peninsula in response to rising tensions that follow recent threats by North Korea to launch missile attacks against its southern neighbor and the United States. According to US officials, Pyongyang’s declaration of a ‘state of war’ against South Korea has led to the Chinese People’s Liberation […]

Spam no more: ‘Biggest’ cyber-attack in history grips web

Spam no more: ‘Biggest’ cyber-attack in history grips web

The ‘biggest cyber-attack in history’ has caused a worldwide web slowdown as the battle between an anti-spam group and a Dutch web host continues to heat up. The largest known distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in history was sparked when the non-profit group Spamhaus placed CyberBunker on a real-time blacklist of sites to be blocked for spreading […]

UN demands prosecution of Busha-era CIA crimes

UN demands prosecution of Busha-era CIA crimes

A United Nations investigator has demanded that the US publish classified documents regarding the CIA’s human rights violations under former President George W. Bush, with hopes that the documents will lead to the prosecution of public officials. Documents about the CIA’s program of rendition and secret detention of suspected terrorists have remained classified, even though […]