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UK intelligence watchdog says MI5 spies broke dozens of privacy rules… by ‘mistake’
British spies have been censured by the government’s intelligence watchdog for breaking dozens of agency rules last year, including failing to obtain authorization to conduct surveillance and plugging cell phones into computer systems. Read Full Article at RT.com
94 points by Russia Today | Secret Intelligence Service Computer security Authorization Error MI5 Spooks National security Access control
Does body language really give Trump insight into intelligence operatives' thoughts? Um, no.
"I'm pretty good with the body language," he insists.
58 points by The Washington Post | Security clearance Classified information Espionage Secrecy Need to know National security Central Intelligence Agency Information sensitivity
Candidates still deal with 9/11
Memories of 9/11 are fading into history, but the political world it created is still very much with us.       
-1 points by USA Today | United States National security President of the United States Barack Obama Al-Qaeda Security Central Intelligence Agency Hillary Rodham Clinton
Mexico drug war fuels private security boom
Business has been booming since 2006, yet insiders and security experts warn that the industry is rife with corruption.
935 points by Al Jazeera English | Security Security guard Police Surveillance National security Security police Risk Human security
Missed opportunities to stop OPM cyber breach spelled out
WASHINGTON (AP) - It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government's computers. After secretly monitoring the hacker's online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information and devised a plan, dubbed "the Big Bang," to expel him. Trouble was, with all their ...
8 points by The Washington Times | Security Security clearance National security United States Department of Homeland Security Computer security Classified information Background check United States Department of Defense
CEO of Va. security firm tried boarding plane at Kennedy with gun
The CEO of a Virginia security firm tried to board a plane at Kennedy Airport with a loaded gun in his carry-on, Port Authority police said.
16 points by Daily News | Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Crime Democratic Party New York John F. Kennedy International Airport National security Gun
Missed opportunities detailed ahead of personnel agency hack
WASHINGTON — It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government's computers.After secretly monitoring the hacker's online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information, so they devised a plan, called the "Big Bang," to expel him.Trouble was, with all their attention focused in that case, they missed the other hacker entirely.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Security National security Security clearance Computer security United States Department of Homeland Security Federal government of the United States Classified information United States Department of Defense
Tom Ridge: 15 years after 9/11, a gaping security gap
Nearly 1 million packages are shipped into the U.S. daily through the U.S. mail. Most go unchecked.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | United States Postal Service United States Mail National security Police Internet Military mail The Postal Service
When does a crime become an act of 'terrorism'?
The attack on the UK parliament has been called 'terrorism'. Who decides whether a crime is a 'terror' act?
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | United Kingdom Professor Terrorism Crime London Counter-terrorism National security Mercer University
Mark Galeotti: Trump's WH looking a lot like Putin's Kremlin
Critical media voices denounced as "enemies of the people."
-1 points by CNN | Russia Prime minister Policy Minister National security President Foreign policy Moscow
Leon Panetta blasts Trump for handling of national security
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta blasted President Trump's approach to handling national security as "dysfunctional."
333 points by Daily News | Russia United States United States Department of Defense George W. Bush Robert Gates United States National Security Council National security Leon Panetta
Ex-SEAL bails on interview after turning down security role
WASHINGTON — Retired Navy Vice Adm. Robert Harward bailed Sunday on a scheduled ABC “This Week” interview, just days after turning down President Trump’s offer to be National Security Adviser. “Harward had committed to appearing on this program, but just an hour ago he told us he was unable to join,” ABC’s Jonathan Karl announced...
205 points by New York Post | President of the United States United States National Security Council Associated Press National security Vice President of the United States Fox Broadcasting Company Franklin D. Roosevelt Mark Kellogg
‘Machine’s’ latest loss
President Trump’s second pick for National Security Adviser, to replace the ousted Michael Flynn, who lasted less than a month, has now also turned down the job.Robert S. Harward, a retired vice admiral and former Navy SEAL, issued a statement explaining, “This job requires 24 hours a day, seven days a week focus and commitment to do it right. I currently could not make that commitment.”Harward is currently a top executive at Lockheed.
-2 points by Boston Herald | United States Navy United States National Security Council National security President of the United States White House Security Canada Franklin D. Roosevelt
Britain attempts to brand journalists as spies
The UK government is considering new laws that target journalists who obtain or share state secrets.
10 points by Al Jazeera English | The Guardian Law Journalism United Kingdom Mass media National security Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Alan Rusbridger
Petraeus no longer a candidate to replace Flynn
Retired general and former CIA chief David Petraeus is no longer a candidate to be President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, thwarted by differences over who controls staffing decisions within the White House’s National Security Council. Petraeus did not make the cut of those invited to Florida for an interview with the president this weekend,...
189 points by New York Post | President of the United States United States United States Army Franklin D. Roosevelt Central Intelligence Agency Thomas Jefferson National security Iraq War
Vice admiral turns down offer to be Trump's national security adviser
Vice Admiral Robert Harward has turned down an offer to be President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, the latest blow to a new administration struggling to find its footing. Harward told The Associated Press that the Trump administration was "very accommodating to my needs, both professionally...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | George W. Bush United States National Security Council United States Navy F-35 Lightning II United Arab Emirates National security George H. W. Bush President of the United States
Harward refuses national security adviser role
Ret. Vice Admiral Bob Harward has turned down President Donald Trump's offer to be national security adviser, sources told CNN Thursday.
5754 points by CNN | George W. Bush President of the United States National security White House United States National Security Council Termination of employment Thomas Jefferson Executive Office of the President of the United States
Harward turns Trump down for national security adviser job
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice Admiral Robert Harward has turned down an offer to be President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, the latest blow to a new administration struggling to find its footing. Harward told The Associated Press that the Trump administration was "very accommodating to my needs, both professionally ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | George W. Bush United States National Security Council F-35 Lightning II United States Navy United Arab Emirates National security George H. W. Bush President of the United States
Reports: Harward declines national security adviser post
Doug G. WareFeb. 16 (UPI) -- Retired Navy Vice Admiral Robert Harward on Thursday reportedly declined an opportunity to become President Donald Trump's national security adviser.
1 points by UPI | National security President of the United States United States National Security Council United Press International Vice Admiral White House Security Donald Trump
#NeverTrumpers fight back, with the help of the deep state
The #NeverTrumpers are at it again, cheering on the "deep state" in the bureaucracy and politicized members in the intelligence community as they try to undermine and delegitimize President Trump. Their actions are disturbing, destructive and — as the president himself correctly tweeted — deeply "un-American." Former third-party presidential candidate ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | George W. Bush President of the United States Classified information Central Intelligence Agency President National security Secrecy Islamic terrorism
Republicans ask DOJ to probe illegal leaks of classified Flynn info
House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz has requested that the Department of Justice launch a formal investigation into the possible leak of classified information following the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Read Full Article at RT.com
-2 points by Russia Today | National security Secrecy United States House Committee on the Judiciary Espionage Classified information Bob Goodlatte Donald Trump United States House Judiciary Task Force on Judicial Impeachment
President Trump blasts ‘low-life’ leakers in Flynn Russia fiasco
Drip … drip … drip …
844 points by Daily News | President of the United States Classified information Republican National Committee National security People from New York City Republican Party James L. Jones George H. W. Bush
Harmful leaks: Republicans seek probe
Two top House Republicans asked the Inspector General on Wednesday to investigate leaks surrounding the ouster of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
6364 points by CNN | President of the United States Ivanka Trump Donald Trump White House Police Ivana Trump Trump Organization National security
House asks Justice Department to investigate Flynn leaks
Stephen FellerFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Congressmen Jason Chaffetz and Bob Goodlatte have asked the Department of Justice to investigate leaks that led to the resignation of Michael Flynn.
8 points by UPI | United States House Committee on the Judiciary Jason Chaffetz National security Executive Office of the President of the United States United Press International Bob Goodlatte United States House Judiciary Task Force on Judicial Impeachment Donald Trump
How Trump can hold more secure conversations, from tablecloths to specialized concrete
A look at SCIFs and SCIF-like set-ups, then and now.
37 points by The Washington Post | Barack Obama Security National security Democratic Party United States United States presidential election 2008 Bill Clinton Computer security
Twitter continues court fight for right to disclose government surveillance requests
Twitter attorneys told a federal judge that the US government restricted its First Amendment rights by barring the social media giant from publishing a transparency report on surveillance requests of its users. Twitter sued the US over the matter in 2014. Read Full Article at RT.com
61 points by Russia Today | First Amendment to the United States Constitution National security Surveillance Gag order Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Judge United States district court U.S. state
Contractor accused of stealing top-secret documents pleads not guilty
A former government contractor accused of stealing reams of top secret government documents has pleaded not guilty. Harold T. Martin was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Tuesday. A federal grand jury indicted Martin last week on 20 counts of willful retention of national defense...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Classified information Jury Grand jury National security Agency Intelligence agency Government agency Federal government of the United States
The seriousness of Michael Flynn's sin
Mike Flynn had to go. The former national security adviser's resignation over reports he had discussed...
211 points by Daily News | Espionage Central Intelligence Agency Military intelligence Classified information United States National Security Council Joint Special Operations Command National security Intelligence
Who might replace Michael Flynn as national security adviser?
His administration dealt a significant blow after not even a month in office, President Donald Trump must now fill a vital national security post after the resignation of embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn.
2 points by The Denver Post | George W. Bush President of the United States United States Management occupations Saddam Hussein Vice President of the United States National security United Arab Emirates
White House names national security adviser candidates after Flynn resigns
President Donald Trump must now fill a vital national security post after the resignation of embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn, who stepped down late Monday night.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | George W. Bush President of the United States United States Management occupations Vice President of the United States National security Chief executive officer Saddam Hussein
Trump guest sparks security concerns after posing with 'nuclear football' at dinner with Abe
US security experts are voicing alarm after one of President Donald Trump’s businessman friends posted a photo of the ‘nuclear football’ to Facebook after an event for the Japanese prime minister. Read Full Article at RT.com
152 points by Russia Today | Bill Clinton Washington D.C. President of the United States Security National security White House George W. Bush September 11 attacks
How a Trump national security meeting ended up on social media
The Post’s David A. Fahrenthold looks at how President Trump’s approach to national security compares with his campaign rhetoric.
1193 points by The Washington Post | Security National security
Republicans railed against Clinton's 'extremely careless' behavior. Now they've got a Trump problem.
Republicans said Clinton's negligence on information security was disqualifying.
12655 points by The Washington Post | Classified information George W. Bush National security President of the United States John McCain Security President Democratic Party
White House names possible shortlist for Flynn replacement
Trump named retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg as acting national security adviser, and an official said he was one of three candidates to replace Flynn.
383 points by Chicago Sun-Times | George W. Bush President of the United States United States Management occupations National security Vice President of the United States Chief executive officer Saddam Hussein
Mar-a-Lago planning pics raising security concerns
WASHINGTON — Photos snapped at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida showing him engaged in what appeared to be an international security meeting over dinner — in full view of members of a swanky exclusive club on the property — only added to the list of problems for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn before his resignation last night.
46 points by Boston Herald | National security George W. Bush Nancy Pelosi Human security The Washington Post Steny Hoyer Security Washington D.C.
Trump presidency gets social with detailed posts, photos
There was President Donald Trump, in the middle of his Mar-a-Lago resort, conferring with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on decisions with national security implications over iceberg wedge salads. The Florida club members snapped photos and posted them to Facebook with detailed narratives about...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Bill Clinton President of the United States Donald Trump White House Prime minister Hillary Rodham Clinton Palm Beach Florida National security
Stephen Miller's audacious, controversial declaration: Trump's national security actions 'will not be questioned'
Miller's voter fraud claims have gotten all the attention. This was bigger.
48452 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Separation of powers Executive Judiciary National security Judge Franklin D. Roosevelt United States
Trump ran a campaign based on intelligence security. That's not how he's governing.
The president reportedly discussed a national security incident in a public room, with phone flashlights lighting the way.
32143 points by The Washington Post | Security National security Mobile phone Classified information Computer security Donald Trump Espionage Palm Beach Florida
Deputy to Michael Flynn forced off National Security Council
The report comes amid growing concerns over Mike Flynn's alleged ties to Russia.
2267 points by Daily News | Central Intelligence Agency Defense Intelligence Agency National security Russia Intelligence President of the United States George W. Bush Vladimir Putin
Trump rips 'disgraceful' court decision in immigration ban
President indicated he will appeal adverse ruling on travel ban case.       
10567 points by USA Today | Appeal United States Appellate court Law National security Security United States Constitution Court
Explosive combination: Drunken arsonist causes havoc at fireworks shop (VIDEO)
Dramatic CCTV footage has emerged from China of a drunken arsonist setting a fireworks shop alight, leading to an inevitable explosion and massive blaze. Read Full Article at RT.com
202 points by Russia Today | Surveillance Closed-circuit television National security Shaanxi Crime Mass surveillance Law enforcement Crime prevention
Former NSA contractor indicted for hoarding classified documents
Stephen FellerFeb. 9 (UPI) -- A former national security contractor was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury on charges he illegally collected thousands of classified documents at his home.
6 points by UPI | Classified information National security Espionage Grand jury Secrecy Indictment Jury Security
Claremont supermarket guard shoots man suspected of breaking into a car, police say
A security guard at a Claremont supermarket shot and wounded a man Tuesday night after confronting him for allegedly breaking into a car, police said. The shooting was reported about 8:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Super King Market in the 400 block of Auto Center Drive, according to Claremont...
33 points by Los Angeles Times | Security guard Security Automobile Police Surveillance National security Security police Shopping mall
Courts rarely second-guess the president on national security. But that doesn't mean they can't, experts said
Live updates: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments over restoring Trump's travel ban Feb. 7, 2017, 3:37 p.m. What to expect today in the legal fight over President Trump's order to block all refugees from around the world and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries: There has...
29 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States George W. Bush National security Security Judge Habeas corpus Supreme Court of the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camp
DHS security report gravely worried that would-be terrorists could be among US airport insiders
A fresh report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) voices concern that lone-wolf attacks could be carried out at US airports by individuals with access to secure areas, such as employees, who currently number around 900,000 people. Read Full Article at RT.com
218 points by Russia Today | Security Terrorism Airport security Infrastructure security Delta Air Lines National security Airline Transportation Security Administration
Federal prosecutors seek to indict ‘2nd Snowden’ this week
Prosecutors in Baltimore, Maryland say they are seeking to indict one of the biggest thieves of classified information in US history. It could happen as early as this week. Read Full Article at RT.com
409 points by Russia Today | Classified information The Washington Post Secrecy National security The Washington Post Company Washington D.C.
Ex-NSA contractor expected to be indicted as early as this week
A former NSA contractor accused of stealing top secret information is expected to be indicted in Baltimore as early as this week.
54 points by Daily News | Classified information Federal Bureau of Investigation Booz Allen Hamilton United States Department of Justice National security United States Department of Defense Federal government of the United States Lawyer
Russian Arrests Spur Questions Over Links to U.S. Hacking
Russian news media have described the arrests—including at least two intelligence officials at the FSB and an employee at Russia’s most prominent cybersecurity firm—as being part of a treason case.
4457 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States Counter-intelligence Foreign Intelligence Service National security Intelligence agency Federal government of the United States Atlantic Ocean Russia
Norway blames ‘Russian hackers’ after defense & security officials fall victim to phishing attack
Government officials in Norway have been breached by a phishing attack which authorities promptly pinned on 'Russian hackers,' claiming the hack was allegedly traced back to the same culprits that compromised the DNC servers in the US last year. Read Full Article at RT.com
545 points by Russia Today | Norway National security Security Counter-intelligence Central Intelligence Agency Computer security E-mail Russia
Norway says Russians hacked defense, security agencies
Doug G. WareFeb. 3 (UPI) -- Norway's top police agency said Friday that several of the country's government agencies have been targeted by Russian cyberattacks.
14 points by UPI | Vladimir Putin United States Russia Norway Intelligence agency Central Intelligence Agency National security United Press International