Monthly Archives: April 2008

Greyhound and Amtrak Cooperate With Immigration Raids

(New York Times) Amtrak has agreed to cooperate with” Customs and Border Protection inspections on its trains “on a random basis within 75 miles of the border, writes Jennifer Lee in her New York Times blog.  Greyhound also said it … Continue reading

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FBI Wiretaps Track Cellphone Location

(Washington Post) “Electronic connections between telecom firms and FBI monitoring personnel around the country … are used to tell the government who is calling whom, along with the time and duration of a conversation and even the locations of those … Continue reading

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Hacked Coast Guard E-Learning Site Was Down for 45 Days

(Government Executive) Last summer, hackers manipulated the Coast Guard’s E-Learning system so that users were redirected to a Web site operated by al Jazeera, an Arab news organization,” reports Government Executive. “… The Coast Guard took down the E-Learning system, … Continue reading

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Feds Need Help Defending Internet, Says Chertoff

(Computerworld) Cyberattacks directed against critical infrastructure targets pose one of the greatest threats to national security in the post-9/11 era, [Homeland Security Secretary] Michael Chertoff said Tuesday, reports Computerworld. And according to Chertoff, the responsibility for defending systems and networks … Continue reading

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Algerian Counterterrorism Unit Ready to Fight al-Qaeda

(Algiers, Algeria,El Khabar) A new Algerian counterterrorism unit with members trained “in Algeria and abroad in the domain of counterterrorism” is ready to fight al-Qaeda, reports El Khabar. The yet-to-be-named unit ultimately plans to have 200 staff members “from different … Continue reading

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Al-Qaida Planner Dies

(MSNBC) “Senior al-Qaida planner Abu Obeidaal-Masri, believed to be a key figure in the 2005 London subway and bus bombings and a foiled 2006 plot to blow up commercial airliners, has died of hepatitis, intelligence sources told NBC News on … Continue reading

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Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki Vs. Al-Sadr

Basra is back as a city under the control of the state, which “came out with the maximum power, nationalism, popular and national support that expressed itself, and for the first time, the one who is cornered and defeated is … Continue reading

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