Top Daily Stories for July 2010

Jul 22 2010

Report: Political Appointees Vetted DHS Public Records Requests

Threat Level - Thu, 2010-07-22 02:13

EFF lawyers Marcia Hoffman and Nate Cardozo celebrate the arrival of two large boxes full of government documents relating to telecom immunity. Photo: hughelectronic/Flickr

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Jul 19 2010

Blog Platform Shut Down as FBI Probes al-Qaida Posts

Threat Level - Mon, 2010-07-19 17:29

Blogging platform Blogetery.com was cut off by its hosting company last week after the authorities said al-Qaida “terrorist material” was found on one of its servers, said a statement from web host BurstNET Technologies Monday.

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Jul 19 2010

SCADA System’s Hard-Coded Password Circulated Online for Years

Threat Level - Mon, 2010-07-19 16:29

A sophisticated new piece of malware that targets command-and-control software installed in critical infrastructures uses a known default password that the software maker

Jul 19 2010

USCG Researches New Offshore Patrol Cutter

Maritime News - Vessels - Sun, 2010-07-18 23:11
The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to conduct market research for the Offshore Patrol Cutter acquisition. The Coast Guard invites U. S. shipyards to participate
Jul 19 2010

USCG Researches New Offshore Patrol Cutter

Maritime News - Vessels - Sun, 2010-07-18 23:00
The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to conduct market research for the Offshore Patrol Cutter acquisition. The Coast Guard invites U. S. shipyards to participate
Jul 14 2010

NSA Executive Leaked After Official Reporting Process Failed Him

Threat Level - Tue, 2010-07-13 23:00
A former NSA executive who is fighting government charges of leaking classified information was part of a group that pursued several sanctioned paths to report concerns about an agency spy program, but was repeatedly frustrated by the government’s inaction,
Jul 13 2010

Corps Gets First Female Chaplain

Marines and sailors gathered at the Memorial Chapel aboard Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall to witness the first female chaplain of the Marine Corps assume her post July 9.
Jul 9 2010

NSA Denies It Will Spy on Utilities

Threat Level - Thu, 2010-07-08 23:00
The NSA is denying a report from the Wall Street Journal that a secret program code-named “Perfect Citizen” will be monitoring civilian networks. That’s from a rare public statement by the ultra-secret agency responsible for spying on outsiders and defending
Jul 8 2010

Gen. Mattis Picked to Head Central Command

The Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com - Wed, 2010-07-07 23:00
Just three weeks after Gen. Stanley McChrystal was relieved as commander in Afghanistan, the Pentagon today completed its high-level shuffle of generals by announcing one of the Marine Corps? most seasoned battlefield commanders would become head of U.S.
Jul 8 2010

U.S. Seeks an Albatross ? or 3 ? for Afghanistan

The Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com - Wed, 2010-07-07 23:00
To bolster the Afghan air force, the U.S. Navy is in the market for three Czech-made L-39C Albatros jets.

 
 

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