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NSA director: China can damage US power grid

WASHINGTON (AP) — China and “one or two” other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. 528 more words

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Smoke, Mirrors, and Loopholes

Spying On One’s Own

The UK government has finally come out of the closet.  It has reluctantly confirmed publicly, for the first time, that its intelligence agencies conduct warrant-less spying upon its own citizens.  391 more words

Espionage

Indian intelligence agencies constraints on war on militants

When a bomb went off last month in West Bengal state, police at India’s leading counterterrorism organization had to hail taxis to get to the scene because they did not have enough cars. 270 more words

World News

Secrecy

Secrecy is a documentary about the pros and cons of government secrecy justified (allegedly) by national security.

And it does indeed cover both the pros and cons, rather than being a simplistic brief for one side or the other. 1,260 more words

Movie

Transcript: Season 4, Episode 8

WATCH: The full broadcast of The West Block with Tom Clark from Nov. 2.

THE WEST BLOCK
Episode 8, Season 4
Sunday, November 2, 2014… 4,369 more words

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The Ghost of “Dark Alliance”

A new movie, an old story, and a discredited corporate press

By Brian Covert

The newly released Hollywood film “Kill the Messenger,” now showing in theaters across the United States, takes on a subject that some of the mightiest media corporations in the USA no doubt thought they had killed, buried, and delivered the eulogy for a long time ago — the “Dark Alliance” investigation by newspaper reporter Gary Webb. 3,055 more words

Intelligence Agencies

U.S. Had 1,000 Nazi Spies During Cold War

The U.S. government used about 1,000 Nazis as spies during the Cold War, according to a new report, including one who was among the highest-ranking members of the Hitler’s Third Reich. 89 more words