June 9, 2013 |
A 29-year-old man who says he is a former undercover CIA employee said Sunday that he was the principal source of recent disclosures about top-secret National Security Agency programs , exposing himself to possible prosecution in an acknowledgment that had little if any precedent in the long history of U.S. intelligence leaks. Edward Snowden, a tech specialist who has contracted for the NSA and works for the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, unmasked himself as a source after a string of stories in The Washington...
July 23, 2012
Vertigo is an unsettling yet common condition, similar to seasickness but without the sea. With its illusory sense of spinning, vertigo can be frightening and lead to nausea, vomiting, headaches and other symptoms. But a solution is often more simple than you might think. Vertigo has been linked to anxiety, a drop in blood pressure, migraines, multiple sclerosis and Meniere's disease, a disorder of the ear that can also cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and...
April 18, 2013 |
Terrorism is speech — speech that gathers its audience by killing innocents as theatrically as possible. The 19th-century anarchist Paul Brousse called it "propaganda by deed. " Accordingly, the Boston Marathon attack , the first successful terror bombing in the United States since 9/11, was designed for maximum effect. At the finish line there would be not only news cameras but also hundreds of personal videos to amplify the message. But what message? There was no claim of responsibility, no explanatory propaganda.
May 29, 2013 |
KABUL — For the second time in five days, insurgents staged a combined suicide bombing and gun assault against an international aid agency in Afghanistan late Wednesday, this time targeting a guest house used by the International Committee of the Red Cross in the eastern city of Jalalabad. Officials said one attacker detonated a bomb at the front gate of the building at dusk, then two more stormed inside and began exchanging fire with security guards. There were reports...
April 20, 2013 |
The Taliban fighters who blew up a half-dozen U.S. Marine fighter jets on a sprawling NATO base last fall were able to walk easily onto the encampment because patrols of the perimeter had been scaled back and watchtowers left unmanned, according to senior military officials. After the attack, which resulted in the deaths of two Marines and the largest loss of allied materiel in the 11-year-long Afghan war, the top U.S. commander on the base did not order a formal investigation into the security...
April 19, 2013 |
The social news site Reddit is being hit with what the company called a "malicious" denial of service attack, first disclosed via its official Twitter account Friday. The company first disclosed that it was being targeted with an attack on Friday around 6:30 a.m. Eastern. As of mid-morning on Friday, most users were able to access the site, though some site functions have been disabled . The company has not said if it has any indication of who is behind the attack. Reddit did not immediately respond to...