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27 October, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

If you thought the Europeans were annoyed about American collection activities, it’s about to get even more interesting (if this reporter’s sources are accurate) — Snowden may have gotten upwards of 30,000 JWICS items believed to affect polities “not publicly aligned” but cooperating with American intelligence. As if compromising JWICS isn’t a nightmare enough, this […]

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*updated* NSA website down…

25 October, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

*Update begins* Thanks to Lilly Evans of Nusbacher Associates for her quick work tonight in pinpointing this tweet indicating the root of tonight’s news: @emptywheel2m OK, so the NSA’s own update the day before a protest of them takes them down for 10 hours? Really? So it’s bad timing or incompetency, or maybe both. *update […]

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Handy NSA News Timeline

23 October, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Handy! NSA news timeline. If you’re not on mobile, type “www.” instead of “i.” to begin the url. Interesting reading!

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“The -stan problem” and female terrorists

22 October, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

This is an excellent and concise definition of “the -stan problem” from RIA Novosti (here): “Attacks on security forces, police and civilians generated by ethnic, religious and political rivalries, as well as poverty and corruption, occur regularly in the North Caucasus. The violence is also fed by an Islamist insurgency…” Whoever wrote that deserves a […]

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“Swarmwise” Pirate Party Founder AMA

21 October, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

For those interested in Reddit AMA, Rick Falkvinge is doing the online q+a thing right now.

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Accuracy in Numbers

20 October, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

An interesting article about verifying your source when the pace and the fog of war combine to obscure his sources, and about the bottleneck effect (when a source seems to have what no-one else can get). The Syrian Brit more cited than any other Syrian source.

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20 October, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

The Chief Justice of the SCOTUS appoints the FISA judges, so even though FISA is technically a court of the legislative branch, that fact would imply jurisdiction. The government brief is posted here FWIW, practically screaming “please don’t scrutinize our overreach” between the lines.

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MiG-21 with spares, gently used

19 October, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Remember a few weeks ago the Panamanians stopped that DPRK/Cuban ship for inspection? Apparently two fully-functional MiG-21s with plentiful spares are just the start of what they found — Very brief prelim story here.

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“Probably underestimated”? Really!?

19 October, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Spokesman admits his security service “probably underestimated” this threat. Is that really the best phrasing you can come up with!? Somali-Norwegian Westgate perpetrator self-identified as a terrorist since high school.

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Bad Guy 101: How not to keep a hostage

17 October, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

There’s a show here called World’s Dumbest Criminals and I think these twits would make a fine addition. Kidnapped this UN aid type person and — wait for it — forgot to lock the door.

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