Category: Intelligence

Tor stands strong against the NSA, but your browser can bring you down

PCWorld: Another day, another revelation revealed by Edward Snowden’s leaks. Friday, The Guardian reported that the U.S. NSA and its British equivalent, the GCHQ, have been actively trying to defeat the encrypted protection provided by the popular Tor anonymity software.

Libya, Somalia raids show U.S. reach, problems

* Libyan wanted for 1998 embassy bombings seized in Tripoli * Libyan prime minister seeks explanation for “kidnapping” * Somali port raid on al Shabaab fails to take target * Kerry: “Terrorist organisations can run but they can’t hide”

Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria

The Telegraph: The revelations come amid high tension in the Middle East, with US, British, and French warship poised for missile strikes in Syria. Iran has threatened to retaliate. The strategic jitters pushed Brent crude prices to a five-month high…

U.S. Concerned About Pakistani Nuke Security, Secret Budget Reveals

U.S. intelligence officials are far more worried about the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons and materials than the government has publicly admitted, according to a report on the secret budget for U.S. intelligence operations that was leaked to the Washington Post by…

Saudi deputy defence minister replaced again

Riyadh (AFP): Saudi Arabia’s deputy defence minister has been replaced after only four months in the post by a half-brother of powerful intelligence chief Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, in a royal decree. Prince Salman Bin Sultan, son of the late…

Hamas eats humble pie in Tehran

28/08/2013 (IOL)- Deprived of its Egyptian rear-guard since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in early July,Hamas has been desperately trying to re-establish contact with its former ally, Iran. Imad Alami, the leader of Hamas’ pro-Tehran faction, went to Iran earlier this month. Similarly, the leader of…

Terrorists’ Psywar Strikes Fear From Middle East To Mindanao

Forbes: The Ramadan holiday is done and the threat to U.S. diplomats in most of the middle east is over.  Or at least they can return to their embassies and consulates with enough confidence to think the Al Qaeda bombers…