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Guns-for-hire. Pro hackers. Gallup pollsters. Meet the weird shadow army the US is assembling in Yemen. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/07/inside_yemens_shadow_war_arsenal
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A decade ago, a Pentagon research project called "Total Information Awareness" sparked a mass panic because of its seemingly Orwellian interest in categorizing and mining every aspect of our digital lives. If this sounds reminiscent of the current uproar over NSA surveillance, you're paying attention. That's because the NSA monitoring tools are very similar to -- and, in many cases are directly based on -- the technology that Total Information Awareness (TIA) tried to use... 

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/06/19/total_information_awareness_prism_nsa_bush_poindexter
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At the time, TIA was killed, pretty much everyone who paid attention realized that it would emerge under a different guise.
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The creator also compared a hack attack to a +5 sword in World of Warcraft. http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/pentagon-cyberwar-angry-birds/
All it takes is a finger swipe and a few taps of the touchscreen, and the cyber attack is ready to launch.
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And they're almost impossible to fake, intel sources tell me...
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So, Iran was correct in saying America's drones are vulnerable to hacking and don't start trying to deny it, eat humble pie. I hope the USA will develop a more secure code and be will able to send out their drones and not let other countries take control of them, the main culprit being Iran, the world needs this technology to watch over use. Please name the next drone models World Watch
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Everyone assumes NSA leaker Edward Snowden is BS'ing when he insists he'll never give classified data to the Russians. Actually, he may be telling the truth. Here's why: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/07/18/what_if_snowdens_laptops_hold_no_secrets
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I know, I know. It sounds like some tinfoil hat conspiracy. But it's all real.
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gizmodo posted about these some time back, and some have what looks like water facilities
http://gizmodo.com/5859081/why-is-china-building-these-gigantic-structures-in-the-middle-of-the-desert
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    Executive Editor, 2014 - present
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    Executive Editor for News, 2013 - 2014
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