By John Irish and Nicholas Vinocur Warning: story contains graphic content TOULOUSE, France — Mohamed Merah, the 23-year-old gunman who said al-Qaeda inspired him to kill seven people in France, filmed his three shooting attacks with a camera hung from his body and could have posted the clips online, it was revealed Thursday. Mohamed Merah's Toulouse killing spree videos may have been posted online
It's Time to Take Cybersecurity Seriously | Threat Level <img class="aligncenter" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/dangerroom/2009/06/080429-f-2907c-222.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="399" /> <img class="alignright size-full wp-image-38924" title="guest_column_bug_busseri" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2012/03/guest_column_bug_busseri.jpg" alt="" width="189" height="297" /> The list is long, and growing: It seems that a week doesn’t go by that some major company or agency isn’t breached for fun or profit. WikiLeaks and Anonymous, once known only to a subset of cyber geeks, are now household names. The Stratfor hack poured thousands of e-mails into the public domain.
It's one of Britain’s most baffling spy mysteries... and in a throwback to the dark days of the Cold War, a worrying theory has emerged about the death of body-in-the-bag spy Gareth Williams. The expert codebreaker’s decomposing body was found locked in a large sportsbag in the bath of his London flat in 2010. There were no obvious signs of how he died or who was responsible – with many claiming a “wall of silence” surrounding his death points to a cover-up at the very heart of the British establishment. Was body-in-the-bag spy Gareth Williams betrayed by a double agent?
BREAKING: TSA Threatens Mainstream Media Not To Cover Story « TSA Out of Our Pants! I’ve been on the phone all day for the last 2 days with reporters and journalists of all kinds, including the big bad MSM, and one South Florida reporter told me that he had been “strongly cautioned” by the TSA to cover my viral YouTube video showing TSA nude body scanners to be completely worthless . Absolutely unbelievable: The name of the TSA spokeswoman who attempted to intimidate this journalist is Sari Koshetz. Second journalist comes forward in comments on this post:
China Tried to Steal Secret of Titanium Dioxide: Feds - California-based couple targeted DuPont pigment: officials
The government responded angrily Wednesday to a YouTube video allegedly showing a 27-year-old Florida man sneaking a metallic object through two different body scanner devices at American airports. The Transportation Security Administration, though, refused to directly address whether Jonathan Corbett, of Miami Beach, has discovered a method to beat the machines, which number 600 and are in about 140 U.S. airports. The brief video allegedly shows Corbett, who has sewn a pocket to his side, get through two body scanners with a metallic object in that pocket. TSA Pooh-Poohs Video Purporting to Defeat Airport Body Scanners | Threat Level
Huge death toll doubles in Yemen 'slaughter'
Bin Laden document trove reveals strain on al-Qaeda Toward the end of his decade in hiding, Osama bin Laden was spending as much time exchanging messages about al-Qaeda’s struggles as he was plotting ways for the terrorist network to reassert its strength. Over the past year, the al-Qaeda leader fielded e-mails from followers lamenting the toll being taken by CIA drone “explosions” as well as the network’s financial plight, according to U.S. officials who have completed an exhaustive review of the trove of bin Laden files collected at his compound after the May 2 U.S. raid that killed him . Bin Laden approved the creation of a counterintelligence unit to root out traitors and spies, only to receive a complaint in mid-2010 from the unit’s leader that it was losing the “espionage war” and couldn’t function on its paltry budget. Just months before the Arab Spring took hold, bin Laden warned affiliates in Yemen and elsewhere that it was too soon to create an Islamic state.
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