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Arrest Made Over Vandalism of Berkeley College Republicans’ Sign

An arrest has been made in connection to a series of vandalism incidents targeting the UC Berkeley College Republicans. A Berkeley student was arrested on misdemeanor vandalism charges last Wednesday. He and a peer allegedly crushed and ripped apart a Trump sign on campus. Naweed Tahmas, a member

Amazon Claims Web Shutdown Was Due to Typo

Amazon claims that the shutdown on Tuesday of over one million websites who use the company’s web-hosting service was due to an employee “typo.” “At 9:37AM PST, an authorized S3 team member using an established playbook executed a command which was intended to remove a small

Turkey Detains Opposition Newspaper Intern for Attending Anti-Islamic State Speech

Turkish police have reportedly detained several people, including an employee of the anti-Islamist newspaper Cumhuriyet, for participating in an assembly against the Islamic State and calling for secularism in light of the jihadist attack on Reina nightclub in Istanbul. The individuals in question are members of a Halkevleri (“People’s

U.S. Intelligence Cited Ukrainian Malware as Proof of Russian Hacking

U.S. intelligence agencies cited Ukrainian malware as proof that the Russian government were responsible for cyber-attacks during the presidential election, according to a report from the WordPress security service Wordfence. Following the official accusations from U.S. intelligence agencies against Russia, Wordfence performed an analysis on the malware sample provided by

Four Songs that Rankled Authoritarians in 2016

With freedom of expression increasingly under threat by authoritarian governments worldwide, 2016 yielded a crop of loud, defiant tunes from an assortment of envelope-pushers, political dissidents, and would-be pop icons. While not all the artists on this list intended up upset the global autocrats, they all

Islamic State Planning Chemical Attack on UK, Gov Defence Chief Says

Islamic State terrorists are plotting “mass casualty” chemical attacks in the UK, the government minister responsible for Britain’s national security has warned. Ben Wallace, the minister of state for security, said that while no specific chemical plot has been identified, the terror group had the

Israel Awaits Verdict in Soldier Shooting Case

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Last March, Sergeant Elor Azaria, a 19-year-old Israeli army medic deployed to the West Bank, shot and killed a Palestinian assailant as he lay wounded and motionless on the ground after attempting to stab an Israeli soldier. The shooting, and the tense

Syrian Opposition Groups Suspend Negotiations of Peace Talks

For months, Burma (Myanmar) police and soldiers have been committing ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State by scorched earth attacks, burning down their villages, and committing massacres, rapes and other atrocities that have forced tens of thousands to flee for their lives across