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  1. 2 Chinese Schools Said to Be Linked to Online Attacks - NYTimes.com | SAN FRANCISCO — A series of online attacks on Google and dozens of other American corporations have been traced to computers at two educational institutions in China, including one with close ties to the Chinese military, say people involved in the investigation. | 2010--0-2-
  2. The age of 'celebrity terrorism' | Quite apart from the scores murdered and the hundreds injured, what the Mumbai terrorists really wanted was an exaggerated - and preferably extreme - reaction on the part of governments, the media and public opinion. | 2008--1-1-
  3. Huge System for Web Surveillance Discovered in China | A group of Canadian human-rights activists and computer security researchers has discovered a huge surveillance system in China that monitors and archives certain Internet text conversations that include politically charged words. (NYT) | 2008--1-0-
  4. Russia’s armed forces: Advancing, blindly | A more aggressive Russian army is still no match for NATO, but is strong enough to scare some neighbours. (Economist) | 2008--0-9-
  5. Niger Delta rebels ratchet up oil-related violence | LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's main militant group said Wednesday that it had destroyed an oil-pumping station and a pipeline crossing southern Nigeria in a rare daylight attack extending violence in the restive region into its fifth day. (CNN.com) | 2008--0-9-
  6. Chertoff: I'm Listening to the Internet (Not in a Bad Way) | Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff sat down with Threat Level on Monday in Silicon Valley to talk about laptop searches at the border, the government's new-found interest in computer security, and the continuing saga of overeager terrorist watch lists. (wired.com) | 2008--0-8-
  7. Russian Gang Hijacking PCs in Vast Scheme | A criminal gang is using software tools normally reserved for computer network administrators to infect thousands of PCs in corporate and government networks with programs that steal passwords and other information, a security researcher has found. (NYT) | 2008--0-8-
  8. Policing the world with remote-controlled aircraft | An article discussing the use of 'drones' in the Middle East. (Slate.com) | 2008--0-7-
  9. Gordon Brown aide a victim of honeytrap operation by Chinese agents | A top aide to Gordon Brown has been a suspected victim of a “honeytrap” operation by Chinese intelligence agents. The aide, a senior Downing Street adviser who was with the prime minister on a trip to China earlier this year, had his BlackBerry phone stolen after being picked up by a Chinese woman who had approached him in a Shanghai hotel disco. The aide agreed to return to his hotel with the woman. He reported the BlackBerry missing the next morning. | 2008--0-7-
  10. BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Bird flu: Indonesia's trial run | Bali runs the world's largest simulation of a bird-flu outbreak, from Friday to Sunday. Involving 1,000 people and over 20 institutions, including the military, Indonesia--the site of half the bird flu deaths in the last outbreak--aims to show the world it is ready should the flu break out again. | 2008--0-4-
  11. German warship helped fend off pirate attack - CNN.com | A German warship responded to a distress call from the Japanese tanker Takayama off the coast of Yemen on Monday, helping to fend off pirates who were attacking the tanker. The attack has been blamed on Somali pirates, who have been involved in a number of incidents in recent months. This type of crime affects global trade networks as trade routes are disrupted or abandoned due to threat of piracy. | 2008--0-4-
  12. Georgia denounces Russian \'harassment\' - CNN.com | -Georgia claims Russia is "harassing" it over breakaway regions; -Simmering tensions due to be discussed before U.N. Security Council; -Russia accused of shooting down Georgian unmanned spy plane; -Alleged incident took place in skies above breakaway Abkhazia region (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  13. World Bank tackles food emergency | World Bank head Robert Zoellick warned that 100 million people in poor countries could be pushed deeper into poverty by spiralling prices. The crisis has sparked recent food riots in several countries including Haiti, the Philippines and Egypt. "As we know, learning from the past, those kind of questions sometimes end in war," he said. He said the problem could lead to trade imbalances that may eventually affect developed nations, "so it is not only a humanitarian question". (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  14. Middle East water crisis warning | Governments in the Middle East and North Africa need to invest now if they want to avoid severe water shortages in the future, the World Bank has warned. The amount of water available per person in the arid region will halve by 2050, a report from the bank estimates. It blames climate change and population growth for new pressures on supplies. Governments in the region should tackle water waste, build more efficient networks and reduce water use, the World Bank says. (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  15. Cyber risk 'equals 9/11 impact' | The US homeland security chief has made a heartfelt plea to Silicon Valley workers to stand up and be counted in the fight to secure the cyber highway. Michael Chertoff invoked the attacks of 9/11 as he sought to galvanise IT professionals and security experts. He told the world's biggest IT security conference that serious threats to cyberspace are on "a par this country tragically experienced on 9/11". (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  16. NDTV.com: Al-Qaida nuclear attack in planning stages | Al-Qaida's nuclear attack against the US is in planning stages, top American intelligence officials have said. This hearing was followed by another classified session wherein other details about the possible nuclear attack by the Al-Qaida terrorist network were possibly explained to the US lawmakers in details. (NDTV.com, India) | 2008--0-4-
  17. Europeans poised to bolster Web shield | On Wednesday, NATO will present a strategy for countering computer attacks at a meeting for heads of state in Bucharest, with a proposal to create a central cyberdefense authority. "The attacks on Estonia - directed at services on which Estonian citizens rely - could happen anywhere," said James Appathurai, a NATO spokesman. "The only way to defend against them is through multinational, multilateral cooperation." Paet, the foreign minister of Estonia, said he hoped that more countries would support the various international agreements to create "a legal, concrete framework." But it may not improve matters in the long term with Russia, which, along with nations like Georgia, Turkey and Liechtenstein, has not signed the Council of Europe's cybercrime treaty. (International Herald Tribune) | 2008--0-3-
  18. 'Slaves' saved from Italy circus | The case of a Bulgarian family subjected to poor treatment by an Italian circus has highlighted the plight of people caught up in human trafficking networks in Europe. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  19. Pentagon bans Google map-makers | The US defence department has banned the giant internet search engine Google from filming inside and making detailed studies of US military bases. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  20. BBC enters a crowded marketplace as it unveils new Arabic TV channel | BBC Arabic's flagship evening news show, Hassad al-Yom al-Ikhbari, is the BBC World Service's new a controversial new satellite channel, aimed at re-establishing its pre-eminence in one of the world's most competitive news markets. As it promised to take on al-Jazeera and its rivals head-on, BBC Arabic faced accusations that it was little more than a British foreign policy tool and doubts over whether it could establish itself in an overcrowded sector. (Guardian) | 2008--0-3-
  21. US seeks terrorists in web worlds | The US government has begun a project to develop ways to spot terrorists who are using virtual worlds. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  22. Pakistan blocks 'objectionable' YouTube | Pakistan has become the latest country to block access to the video-sharing Web site YouTube on the grounds that one or more videos on the site offend Islam, authorities said Monday. (CNN) | 2008--0-2-
  23. 'Al-Qaeda boys' in training video | US and Iraqi forces have issued video footage which they say shows children under the age of 11 being armed and trained by al-Qaeda. (BBC) | 2008--0-2-
  24. Al-Qaeda: How jihad went freelance | Al-Qaeda has evolved from a single group to an amorphous movement. Does that make it less dangerous or more so? (Economist) | 2008--0-2-
  25. Ask al Qaeda: Questions for terrorist network posted online | Al Qaeda's media arm, Al-Sahab, announced last month that Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, would take questions from the public in an "online interview." After receiving 900+ posts by the January 16 deadline, many are waiting for al-Zawahiri to post his online responses. (CNN) | 2008--0-1-
  26. What We Know | In a podcast for the New Yorker, Lawrence Wright writes about Mike McConnell, the director of National Intelligence. Here Wright talks with Matt Dellinger about McConnell’s ideas for reform, his views on privacy issues and torture, and the threats the intelligence community may confront in the future. (the New Yorker) | 2008--0-1-
  27. Al Qaeda taps cell phone downloads | Al Qaeda video messages of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri can now be downloaded to cell phones, the terror network announced as part of its attempts to extend its influence. (CNN) | 2008--0-1-
  28. Treat flood risk like terror threat, says report author | The torrential downpours that caused billions of pounds worth of damage to thousands of houses this summer should be seen as a "wake-up call" for the country, an interim report said. The report warned that England only narrowly avoided "several near disasters of an even greater magnitude" with an "even greater loss of essential services". (Guardian UK) | 2007--1-2-
  29. Climate Change and National Security | Recent actions and statements by members of Congress, members of the UN Security Council, and retired U.S. military officers have drawn attention to the consequences of climate change, including the destabilizing effects of storms, droughts, and floods. Domestically, the effects of climate change could overwhelm disaster-response capabilities. Internationally, climate change may cause humanitarian disasters, contribute to political violence, and undermine weak governments. (Council on Foreign Relations - PDF) | 2007--1-2-
  30. Brazil Announces Size of Tupi Oil Field | The sudden November 8 announcement of the size of the Tupi oil field has pushed Brazil into a delicate and potentially powerful economic and political position in the Americas. The oil field is supposedly large enough to make Brazil a liable rival to Venezuela and some smaller Arab countries, garnering the interests of Venezuela and, particularly, the U.S. | 2007--1-2-
  31. Bin Laden message 'to be aired' | A new video of Osama Bin Laden on an Islamic jihadist website (as promoted by the leader's media group As-Sahab) is reported to promote the idea of driving a 'wedge' between Western citizens and their leaders. The article also discusses Bin Laden's interest in global media. (BBC) | 2007--1-1-
  32. Nigeria makes 'al-Qaeda' arrests | Given that Nigeria is a major oil producer yet its population is poor and equally split between Muslims and Christians, British and American officials have long been obsessed that Nigeria was ripe for al-Qaeda-style groups. (BBC) | 2007--1-1-
  33. In Pakistan, a Fight to Stay Connected on the Web | A collection from the New York Times' Lede Blog of articles and pieces written on the web in response to General Musharraf's crackdown in Pakistan. (NYTimes) | 2007--1-1-
  34. America Should Hire al-Qaeda’s PR Agent | An opinion piece that examines al-Qaeda's use of IEDs and other attacks in order to give the impression to both domestic and foreign audiences that America is losing the war. (Good Magazine) | 2007--1-1-
  35. The Iraq war has become a disaster that we have chosen to forget | Discussing the roles of both the media and the government in their inability to accurately report the war in Iraq, this article also touches on the broader affects of the war that are, as it points out, not being broadcasted in mainstream media. (Guardian America) | 2007--1-1-
  36. Pulling the Plug: A Technical Review of the Internet Shutdown in Burma | This bulletin examines the role of information technology, citizen journalists, and bloggers in Burma and presents a technical analysis of the abrupt shutdown of Internet connectivity by the Burmese government on September 29, 2007, following its violent crackdown on protesters there. The shutdown of Internet connectivity was precipitated by its use by citizens to send photographs, updates and videos that documented the violent suppression of protests in Burma, information that contributed to widespread international condemnation of the Burmese military rulers’ gross violations of human rights. (OpenNet Initiative) | 2007--1-1-
  37. U.S. Government Seeks To Deny The Internet To Its Enemies | A newly published government document 'National Strategy for Homeland Security' places greater emphasis on the ab/use of the Internet than the 2002 version, also keeping with the government's 2006 National Infrastructure Protection Plan. | 2007--1-0-
  38. An Internet Jihad Aims at U.S. Viewers | An article about 'Islamic jihadi media.' The NYTimes article discusses the growing constellation of apparently independent media operators who are broadcasting the message of Al Qaeda and other groups, a message that is increasingly devised, translated and aimed for a Western audience. | 2007--1-0-
  39. U.S. pulls plug on 6 al-Qaeda media outlet | The U.S. military says it has captured at least six al-Qaeda media centers in Iraq and arrested 20 suspected propaganda leaders since June. The seizures of the centers underscore the importance al-Qaeda has placed on media, primarily the Internet, as a tool to communicate to its members and use against U.S. forces in Iraq. The group's media emphasis continues to increase, intelligence analysts say. | 2007--1-0-
  40. Proving That Seeing Shouldn't Always Be Believing | An interview with Hany Farid, head of the Image Science Laboratory at Dartmouth College. Farid is a founder of a subdiscipline within computer science: digital forensics. The purpose of his work with image manipulation is to discover how computerized forgeries are made. Intelligence agencies, news organizations and scientific journals employ Dr. Farid’s consulting services when they need to authenticate the validity of images. (NYTimes) | 2007--1-0-
  41. Junta tightens media screw | As Burmese soldiers fire bullets and tear gas to disperse anti-government protests in Rangoon, the military rulers have taken the offensive in the battle to control the flow of information in the country, by blocking media/material that could damage the image of the Junta by the international community. | 2007--0-9-
  42. Internet 'bigger threat' in terrorism spread | Television transcript of an interview conducted concerning how the Internet is becoming an increasingly important tool for terrorists. | 2007--0-9-
  43. Yahoo! sued over torture of Chinese dissident | A Chinese political prisoner sued Yahoo! in a US federal court, accusing the internet company of helping the Chinese government torture him by providing information that led to his arrest. The suit, filed under the Alien Tort Claims Act and the Torture Victims Protection Act, is believed to be the first of its kind made against an American internet company. | 2007--0-4-
  44. UN outlines global e-waste goals | With the world's annual volume of "e-waste" expected to exceed 40 tonnes, the UN has launched a global initiative to tackle the growing mountain of electrical and electronic waste, hooping to create a global recycling standard, extend the life of products and improve the market for second-hand goods. (BBC) | 2007--0-3-
  45. German Court Issues Warrants for C.I.A. Agents | BERLIN — Prosecutors in the southern German city of Munich today obtained warrants for 13 CIA agents they say were involved in the kidnapping of a German citizen, Khaled el Masri. (NYTimes) | 2007--0-1-
  46. 'Beheading plot' behind terror raid | A major anti-terrorism raid in the UK was intended to foil a plot to kidnap a Muslim soldier serving in the British Army, and behead him, according to a security source. | 2007--0-1-
  47. Space Supremacy | Article discusses how the U.S. has revised its space policy for the first time in ten years in order to achieve "space supremacy" for the future. | 2007--0-1-
  48. Open-Source Spying | National defense agencies are doing an extreme makeover on their computer systems with plans to use wikis and blogs to capture terrorists and terrorist plots. | 2006--1-2-
  49. Civilian and Humanitarian Security in Darfur: Final Concessions to Khartoum | Article talks about how the international community has all but abandoned Sudan, with many humanitarian organizations pulling out of the region and leaving much of the population unprotected and susceptible to the Janjaweed. | 2006--1-1-
  50. Al Jazeera enters the 'information war' | Article examines how the launch of Al Jazeera English is shaking up the traditional stronghold of major international media outlets on the market for news. | 2006--1-1-
  51. U.S. Pursues Tactic of Financial Isolation | In an attempt to control international funding of terrorists, the U.S. is enacting rules and regulations to prevent banks associated with terrorists from making any deals or transactions with American banks. | 2006--1-0-
  52. Can America Rein in North Korea and Iran? | Questions America's unilateral foreign policy by highlighting the need for both Chinese and Russian support. | 2006--1-0-
  53. Al-Qaeda's Far-Reaching New Partner | How al-Qaeda is aligning itself with the Algerian group Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (SGPC). | 2006--1-0-
  54. Anti-U.S. Attack Videos Spread on the Internet | On terror/insurgent networks, the internet as a force multiplier, and infowar. | 2006--1-0-
  55. The Growing World of Google Earth | Interesting article about how something as innocuous as Google Earth can be a threat to (inter)national security with up to one-third of the world's population being covered by high-resolution imagery. | 2006--1-0-
  56. Conflict Diamonds | Although this article is from 2001, it shows how conflict diamonds are a key factor in resource conflict. | 2006--1-0-
  57. Diamond Trade Fuels Bloody Wars | | 2006--1-0-
  58. Bush Disagrees That Iraq War Raises Threat of Terrorism | How does this relate to the matrix? Still a test, but a good article. | 2006--0-9-