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The U.S. Nuclear Secret They’re Trying to Protect

Ever since the Fukushima nuclear meltdown the US has taken a close interest in Japan’s nuclear program, and wields its geopolitical mite to influence that program as much as possible.

As Mitsuhei Murata, the former Japanese ambassador to Switzerland, said in August last year: “In the US there are 31

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Secret Court Widely Broadens NSA Powers

WASHINGTON — In more than a dozen classified rulings, the nation’s surveillance court has created a secret body of law giving the National Security Agency the power to amass vast collections of data on Americans while pursuing not only terrorism suspects, but also people possibly

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Anonymous Strikes N. Korean Secret Documentation

Individuals claiming to be from the collective hacker group, Anonymous, claim to have hacked into North Korea’s intra-net and stolen secret military documents, which they say will be released on June 25.

In a press release posted on the website Pastebin, the hackers said: To the tyrants of the North Korean Government…

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Ed Snowden: Imprisoned or Pardoned?

Early opinions vary on Edward Snowden, the former spy who just leaked confidential national security documents and accused the U.S. of building an intelligence machine that records nearly all human communications.

Some people think Snowden is a traitor.

Some people think he’s a hero.

Some people are reserving judgment until they

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Secret Court Order Exposed, NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

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Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama.

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The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largesttelecoms providers, under a

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Secret Drug Testing Done on Unsuspecting Germans

Western drug companies tested pharmaceuticals on more than 50,000 people in the former communist East Germany, often without the knowledge of patients, several of whom died, the Spiegel news weekly reported Sunday.

Some 600 clinical trials were carried out in more than 50 hospitals until the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, the report

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Quantum Network Running Secretly for 2 Years

A national laboratory has been running a quantum network that could make perfectly secure Internet communications a reality.

Though the new technology, described May 1 in the preprint journal arXiv.org, is still being run in a test network, the technology could be the first economical and scalable More…

Cheney Kept Bush in Dark on Covert Tactics

On Sept. 12, 2001, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said that “what we are seeing is the definition of a new battlefield in the world, a twenty-first century battlefield.”

 

On Sept. 16, 2001, Vice President Dick Cheney said that America would have to “spend time in the shadows” and work

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Discovered al Qaeda Document Reveals Attack Plans on U.S., Europe

A previously secret document found at Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan sets out a detailed al Qaeda strategy for attacking targets in Europe and the United States.

The document — a letter written to bin Laden in March 2010 by a senior operational figure in the terror group — reveals that tunnels, bridges,

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U.S. Contractor Arrested for Passing Secrets

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US defense contractor Benjamin Pierce Bishop, 59, was arrested for supplying confidential information to a Chinese woman with whom he was involved in a romantic relationship. He has been charged for passing national defense secrets and secret nuclear information to the Chinese woman, authorities

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“Vatileaks” to Remain Secret Says Pope

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A potentially explosive report into embarrassing leaks from the Vatican will be seen by only two people — Pope Benedict XVI and the man who succeeds him.

Italian newspapers have already angered the Vatican by suggesting that the report found evidence of corruption, blackmail and a gay sex ring, and that it triggered the Benedict’s

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Secrecy Behind the Drone Memos

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Sources say Obama won’t release them because of classified agreements with foreign governments.

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Despite President Obama’s pledge in his State of the Union address to make the drone program “even more transparent to the American people and to the world,” his administration continues to resist efforts by Congress, even from fellow Democrats, to

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No Meteor, U.S. Tested Secret Weapon Says Russian Liberal Leader

The firebrand Russian Liberal Democrat leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky claims that no meteor fell in the Urals on Friday, but rather the US was testing a new weapon.

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“You’re like some primitive tribe. What meteorite?” he said, arguing that space is a “universe that has its own laws.”

Zhirinovsky,

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Secret Documents Americans Should be Aware of

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Many documents produced by the U.S. government are confidential and not released to the public for legitimate reasons of national security. Others, however, are kept secret for more questionable reasons. The fact that presidents and other government officials have the power to deem materials classified provides them with an opportunity to use national security as

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Obama: Secret Presidential Directive on Cybersecurity Signed

While we’re hearing that the Senate is likely to take up (though not pass) the Cybersecurity Act yet again either today or tomorrow, and the White House is still sitting on a cybersecurity “executive order,” in the meantime it’s being reported that President Obama has signed a “secret directive”

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Iran’s Secret Environmental Attack Plan Exposed

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have developed plans to damage an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf to create an environmental disaster, German magazine Spiegel reported on Sunday. Citing Western intelligence sources, the weekly said the top-secret plan, codenamed “Dirty Water”, is aimed at blocking the oil-rich Gulf to shipping and forcing Western

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Secret Order for Syrian Rebel Support Signed

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President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said.

Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an

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Disinformation: Feds Using Fog-Computing to Bait Leakers

Pentagon-funded researchers have come up with a new plan for busting leakers: Spot them by how they search, and then entice the secret-spillers with decoy documents that will give them away.

Computer scientists call it it “Fog Computing” — a play on today’s cloud computing craze. And in a recent paper for Darpa,

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Chinese Planning Secret Detention

A proposed change in the Chinese criminal code that would allow authorities to detain suspects for up to six months in a secret location is a dangerous step backward for the country, activists charged Saturday.

The change would essentially enshrine what has become a common practice for silencing dissidents, many of whom have disappeared for

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Wikileaks Under Attack Just Before Secret Document Release

“We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack,” it said on its Twitter feed earlier today… 11/28/2010.

It added that several newspapers will go ahead and publish the documents released to them by Wikileaks even if the site goes down.

The US state department has said the release will put many lives

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