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Muslim community survey planned as rights groups question NYPD’s CIA ties

The connections between the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), revealed by an investigative report published this week by The Associated Press, are coming under heavy fire by a coalition of civil rights groups, who are demanding the city council immediately investigate the department. “Despite…

CIA aided New York police in spying on Muslims: report

Despite a prohibition on spying within the United States, the Central Intelligence Agency played a key role in transforming the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit into a cutting edge spy shop dedicated to gathering information on Muslims, and not just in New York. That’s according to a new report…

Hacker group AntiSec declares ‘war’ on U.S. police

A hacker group on Saturday claimed it has “defaced and destroyed” websites at scores of US police agencies in retaliation for the arrest of suspected peers accused of hacking into the CIA, British crime agency SOCA, and Sony. The group called AntiSec — in reference to “anti-security” — said in…

CIA veteran: Cold War gives way to Code War

LAS VEGAS — A US counterterrorism expert warned Wednesday that the Cold War has given way to a “Code War” in which cyber weapons can be unleashed with devastating consequences. Nations will launch online attacks and extremist groups will add cyber attacks to their tactics, according to Cofer Black, who…

Murdoch paper The Sun warns website users data stolen by LulzSec

LONDON — Britain’s Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun has sent a message to readers warning them that computer hackers may have published their data online after an attack on the paper’s website last month. The paper’s publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) said in an email late Monday that details of…

Court sanctions CIA for destroying torture tapes

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was sanctioned by a federal court Monday and ordered to reimburse the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for legal fees expended trying to obtain evidence that the agency tortured terror war prisoners during the Bush administration. Though a minor victory for the ACLU, the case…

ACLU asks court to hold CIA in contempt for destroying torture tapes

Despite a court order, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) destroyed hundreds of hours of video tape showing the alleged torture of two terror detainees, and now the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is asking a New York judge to punish them for it. In a case being heard Monday, attorneys…

Teenager gets bail in LulzSec hacking case

An 18-year-old British man arrested on suspicion of being a spokesman for hacking groups LulzSec and Anonymous was granted bail when he appeared in a London court on Monday. Jake Davis is charged with hacking into websites, including that of Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), which was out of service for…

CIA’s Pakistan chief leaves country

The CIA’s Islamabad station chief, who oversaw the intelligence team that uncovered Osama bin Laden’s hideout, has left Pakistan for medical reasons, a US official said. The CIA declined to comment on the matter. “The chief of station is a respected, senior officer who had the full faith and confidence…

Police arrest suspected LulzSec spokesman ‘Topiary’

LONDON — Police said they had arrested a 19-year-old man in a remote Scottish archipelago on Wednesday on suspicion of being a spokesman for the Lulz Security and Anonymous computer hacking groups. Officers from a London-based cybercrime unit detained the man in a “pre-planned intelligence-led operation” on the Shetland Islands,…

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