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counter-terrorism

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IBM sees big opportunity in sequencing microbes

We're trained to think microbes are bad. But researchers are gathering this week to discuss uses of massive ecosystems of the micro-organisms, many of which are beneficial.

By May 6, 2014

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Teen signs for neighbor's online package, gets arrested

A UK diplomat's son is arrested after a delivery driver asks him to sign a package thought to have been bought on the Web. It allegedly contained a deadly toxin called Abrin.

By January 30, 2014

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Obama: Tech a 'tool for individual empowerment, not government control'

In his speech on recommended changes to the NSA, the president's rhetoric is in the right place. But are his efforts at reform?

By January 17, 2014

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CIA collecting bulk data on money transfers, reports say

Secret program involving counter-terrorism collects and stores data on cross-border money transfers handled by firms like Western Union, according to reports. Some Americans' data is swept up.

By November 14, 2013

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NSA job post for 'Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer' goes live

The scandal surrounding the US National Security Agency is no laughing matter, of course. But it's hard not to look for telling lines in the agency's new job listing.

By September 20, 2013

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White House defends snooping of Verizon phone records

The Obama administration calls the NSA's practice of gathering phone records "a critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats," reports the AP and Reuters.

By June 6, 2013

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Manning confesses: I leaked to WikiLeaks to 'spark a debate'

Army soldier admits to being WikiLeaks' source for confidential government files and says he hoped leak "might cause society to reconsider" the U.S. government's antiterrorism efforts.

By February 28, 2013

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U.S., U.K. caught in middle of huge Swiss spy data leak -- report

The countries had been trading counter-terrorism information, but a data analyst allegedly stole it and tried to sell it to commercial buyers and foreign officials, according to a report.

By December 4, 2012

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U.N. calls for 'anti-terror' Internet surveillance

United Nations report calls for Internet surveillance, saying lack of "internationally agreed framework for retention of data" is a problem, as are open Wi-Fi networks in airports, cafes, and libraries.

By October 22, 2012

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TSA wants to buy $3 million worth of Macs and iDevices

Transportation agency says it needs 1,000 Apple computers and 1,000 Apple handheld devices to support its counter-terrorism mission.

By May 24, 2012