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G20 Syria divide: World’s largest nations speak out against US-led strike

G20 Syria divide: World’s largest nations speak out against US-led strike

As leaders of countries making up half of the world’s population firmly opposed military action against Syria without a UN mandate, the US kept pushing for a strike, claiming that many countries represented at the G20 summit were “comfortable” with it. Although discussion of the Syrian conflict was never officially on the G20 agenda, world […]

NSA leaker Snowden stops over in Moscow en route to ‘third country’ with WikiLeaks help

NSA leaker Snowden stops over in Moscow en route to ‘third country’ with WikiLeaks help

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has stayed overnight at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. The former CIA contractor, who left Hong Kong in a bid to elude extradition to the US on espionage charges, is on his way to a ‘third country’ via Russia. The plane allegedly carrying Edward Snowden landed in Moscow shortly after 5pm local time on […]

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 […]

Pentagon creates 13 offensive cyber teams for worldwide attacks

Pentagon creates 13 offensive cyber teams for worldwide attacks

The head of the United States Cyber Command says the US is developing 40 new teams of cyber-agents that will both protect America’s critical infrastructure from hackers and as well as launch attacks against the country’s adversaries. Gen. Keith Alexander, who leads both the Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, told the US Senate […]

China Hacked NY Times’ Computers

China Hacked NY Times’ Computers

Chinese hackers repeatedly penetrated The New York Times’ computer systems over the past four months, stealing reporters’ passwords and hunting for files on an investigation into the wealth amassed by the family of a top Chinese leader, the newspaper reported. Security experts hired to investigate and plug the breach found that the attacks used tactics […]

US programmer outsourced own job to China, spent workdays on Reddit and Facebook

US programmer outsourced own job to China, spent workdays on Reddit and Facebook

A programmer at a US company outsourced his job to a Chinese contractor for a fraction of his six-figure salary. After handing over his login information, he spent his days on Facebook and perused cat videos while the Chinese firm worked in his name. ‘Bob,’ as he has been dubbed in the media, had his […]

Satellite Wars: China unveils ‘cheaper’ answer to GPS

Satellite Wars: China unveils ‘cheaper’ answer to GPS

China’s rapidly-expanding rival to GPS, called BeiDou, has become available to customers across Asia-Pacific for the first time. It aims to claim a fifth of the satellite services market in the region in just three years. Previously, the satellite constellation was only used by the country’s military and government services. Now, it is being commercialized. […]