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NSA claims legal grounds for international cellphone tracking

The US National Security cited a sweeping presidential executive order on surveillance as justification for its massive cellphone tracking program, recently revealed from the Snowden leaks.

Building walls in the cloud

LONDON — When former NSA Edward Snowden leaked secrets of the US agency’s massive surveillance operations this summer, he prompted a global review of just how secure electronic data is. For all of the outrage over the US government’s collection of data from global Internet companies, at least one sector cheered the news: providers of cloud computing services located outside the US.

Boston airport apologizes for holding realistic drill on 9/11

September 11 is a sensitive day of remembrance for many in America — and also happened to the be the day that Boston's Logan International Airport chose to conduct a realistic safety drill, complete with smoke.

Former TSA employee arrested after making threats to LA airport

A former Transportation Security Authority employee has been arrested, after he allegedly made threats against Los Angeles International Airport following his Tuesday resignation.

How A GED-Holder Managed To Get 'Top Secret' Government Clearance

One frequent question we're hearing about Edward Snowden's NSA leaks: how did this GED-holder get access to such a slew of classified information?

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Egypt's army outgunned by extremists in Sinai

AL MUQATTA, Egypt — Egyptian troops are outmanned and outgunned by a formidable consortium of extremists, armed with heavy weapons and artillery from Libya and Sudan, in the restive and mountainous Sinai Peninsula.

Norwegian man falls asleep on baggage belt - and other embarrassing security breaches (VIDEO)

Oslo-bound man fell asleep on luggage conveyor belt and went for a 15-minute ride. Here's some other impressive security fails in recent history.
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A TSA agent waits for passengers to use the TSA PreCheck lane being implemented by the Transportation Security Administration at Miami International Airport on October 4, 2011 in Miami. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Ever wondered what it's like to ride around on a luggage conveyor belt, deep into the bowels of the aiport? Wonder no more - a 36-year-old Norwegian man has done it. Of course, he was asleep at the time.
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Porn password heist puts millions of users at risk

YouPorn was hacked in one of the largest breaches of online security ever.
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In one of the largest porn password heists in the history of the internet, up to one million users’ email addresses and passwords from YouPorn, one of the most popular websites on the internet, were hacked and made accessible to the general public.

While the size of the security breach was originally unknown, cyber security specialist Anders Nilsson suspects that it left the personal information of “well over a million” users open and accessible until the YouPorn server was eventually shut down yesterday. 

YouPorn blames a third party adult chat service that was hosted on their website for failing to make user data secure. 

"YouPorn continues to ensure that all appropriate measures and tools are in place to maintain the security of its infrastructure, and to safeguard the privacy of its users," said Kate Miller, spokesperson for YouPorn’s parent company and porn giant Manwin Holding SARL.

An analysis of the passwords showed that perhaps a hack wasn’t even necessary, with the majority of passwords being 123456, followed by the second-most common password: 123456789.

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