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Attacks in Havana hit U.S. spy network in Cuba

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Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America’s spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, The Associated Press has learned. It wasn’t until U.S. spies, posted to the embassy under diplomatic cover, reported hearing bizarre sounds and experiencing even stranger physical effects that the United States realized something was wrong, individuals familiar with the situation said.

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Blake Dowling: WikiLeaks, cherry blossoms and pandemics

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WikiLeaks is at it again. They are dropping new information (unverified) on the web about the Engineering Development Group. Who are they? They are the CIA, specifically its elite hacking unit. Not too cool for national security potentially but good to know if you care about your digital privacy, or if you are an enemy of the state with something to hide. If you have never checked out the site, it is very interesting. The part that grabbed me was…

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Blake Dowling: The Russian (hackers) are coming

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We hear about the Russian mob and Russian hackers all the time, especially in politics and technology. The Russian mob is all over the dark web selling ransomware toolkits and fake credit cards. The Russians created ransomware, a threat that continues to wreak havoc all over the world in various forms. We can’t all be comedian Bert Kreischer and be friends with the Russian mob. Nice work, Machine. See the Showtime special about Bert in Russia if you dare. I…

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Donald Trump picks Rex Tillerson to lead State Department

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President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has picked ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, calling him “among the most accomplished business leaders and international dealmakers in the world.” “Rex Tillerson’s career is the embodiment of the American dream. Through hard work, dedication and smart deal making, Rex rose through the ranks to become CEO of ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest and most respected companies,” the billionaire real estate mogul said in a pre-dawn news release from…

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Donald Trump taps conservative Kansas congressman for CIA

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Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump‘s pick to be director of the CIA, is a hard-line Republican congressman who shares the president-elect’s pugnacious worldview and, like Trump, spent years as a businessman before becoming a politician. Pompeo has heavily criticized the landmark Iran nuclear deal, blasted Hillary Clinton over the attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya and her use of a private email server, and believes Edward Snowden is a traitor who deserves a death sentence. He also supports restoring…

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