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Obama: 'We Tortured Some Folks' After 9/11

WASHINGTON (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — The United States tortured al Qaeda detainees captured after the Sept. 11,2001 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office. 410 more words


Barack Obama: 'Full confidence' in CIA director

President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.
His comments come as the Senate prepares to release a report on the CIA’s interrogation programme. 10 more words

Al Qaeda gets serious about mobile and encryption -- reportedly thanks to Snowden

Edward Snowden’s leaks of some of the National Security Agency’s darkest secrets have benefitted the group responsible for blowing up New York’s World Trade Center: Al Qaeda. 430 more words


Report: Google's Android the 'preferred platform' for terrorists

“Security researchers announced Friday that they have found new evidence to bolster claims from the National Security Agency that terrorists have altered their countermeasures in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations,” David Kravets reports for Ars Technica. 459 more words


The all-American al Qaeda suicide bomber

By Peter Bergen

Seconds before he detonated the massive truck bomb that killed him and a number of Syrian soldiers two months ago, Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha radioed other fighters in al Qaeda to say, “I see paradise and I can smell paradise.” 1,140 more words


Report: Yes, Snowden's NSA revelations changed how terrorists behave

Ever since last summer when Edward Snowden began releasing a trove of NSA mass surveillance documents, the “Snowden’s a traitor!” crowd has been claiming his disclosures constitute a blow to national security. 480 more words


Bill Clinton on Sept. 10, 2001: ‘I could have killed’ bin Laden

Alex Seitz-Wald reports for MSNBC:

‘Ten hours before the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001, Bill Clinton allegedly told a group of businessmen in Australia that he had a chance to kill Osama bin Laden, but passed because it would have meant killing hundreds of innocent civilians. 91 more words