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Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News for October 2

It’s hump day, kittens! Have you been humping along well so far this week? Terrific. Now get off my leg.

It’s your favorite time of day; no, not beer o’clock. 265 more words


FBI Director “very concerned” with smartphone encryption

With Apple, Google and other tech companies responding to users’ demands for privacy with further smartphone encryption options, not everyone is happy. FBI Director James Comey is “very concerned” about increased mobile OS encryption, … 304 more words

Security News

Radical Michigan Cleric Linked To ISIS

“We called the police department in the city where the teen’s university is located. A police spokesperson says the student we identified had “potentially put out questionable messages through social media.” The spokesperson says at the very moment we’d called, members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force—which consists of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement—were meeting to determine the threat level posed by the student: “I am sitting here right now with a couple of agents who have received some information and begun working on something.” 63 more words

Police State

FBI moves to fire 11 whistleblowers, key senator fears retaliation - By Phillip Swarts Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Eleven whistleblowers in the FBI say the bureau is targeting them for termination in retaliation for their revelations about FBI wrongdoing, the top Republican on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary announced Wednesday. 275 more words


Minneapolis Community Fights Recruiters For Jihad

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The nation’s largest community of Somalis is on a mission to stamp out recruiting for Syrian extremist groups in Minneapolis after a handful of people left to join militants. 113 more words


FBI: Hackers stole $100 million of U.S. military and Xbox tech

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Federal officials have accused four men of hacking into computer networks of the U.S. military and Microsoft and stealing more than $100 million worth of software. 195 more words


Hundreds still missing in Arkansas - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

LITTLE ROCK (KATV)–After several days of covering missing realtor Beverly Carter’s case, Channel 7 found out that around 400 others are still missing in Arkansas. 107 more words