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  1. A radio punch-up over David Cameron’s surveillance backdoor

    In which I get into a "heated discussion" with someone who advises the government on national security issues.

    http://grahamcluley.com/2015/01/listen-bbc-radio-punch-david-camerons-surveillance-backdoor/

    —Huffduffed by jeffhammett

  2. Jeremy Scahill on Paris Attacks, the al-Qaeda Link & the Secret U.S. War in Yemen | Democracy Now!

    The gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo staff, Chérif and Said Kouachi, were killed by French police on Friday following a three-day manhunt. Shortly before his death, Chérif Kouachi told a French television station he received financing from the late Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed by a U.S. drone in Yemen in 2011. Both brothers reportedly traveled to Yemen that same year and had weapons training in the deserts of Marib, an al-Qaeda stronghold. Meanwhile, a video released over the weekend shows Amedy Coulibaly — the gunman who killed four hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris — pledging allegiance to the Islamic State. In a statement to The Intercept, a source within al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack, saying: "The leadership of #AQAP directed the operation, and they have chosen their target carefully as a revenge for the honor of Prophet … the target was in France in particular because of its obvious role in the war on Islam and oppressed nations." We speak to the reporter who broke this story, The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill, about al-Awlaki’s background and the Paris shooters’ claims of militant ties.

    http://www.democracynow.org/2015/1/12/jeremy_scahill_on_paris_attacks_the

    —Huffduffed by jeffhammett

  3. Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns : All Tech Considered : NPR

    Advocates say tools that cloak online identities are needed to protect activists. Prosecutors say they hinder efforts to police all kinds of crime, from child pornography to illegal gun sales.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2015/01/05/375193167/prosecutors-say-tools-for-hiding-online-hinder-cybercrime-crackdowns

    —Huffduffed by jeffhammett

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