HOW THE NSA BUILT A SECRET SURVEILLANCE NETWORK FOR ETHIOPIA

The Intercept “A WARM FRIENDSHIP connects the Ethiopian and American people,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced earlier this year. “We remain committed to working with Ethiopia to foster liberty, democracy, economic growth, protection of human rights, and the rule of law.” Indeed, the website for the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia is marked by press…

Cyberwar: A guide to the frightening future of online conflict

ZDNet With cyberwarfare, the battlefield is going online. Here’s everything you need to know. Cyberwar: Here’s what you need to know. Getty Images/iStockphoto What is cyberwar? At its core, cyberwarfare is the use of digital attacks by one state to disrupt the computer systems of another in order to create significant damage or destruction. What…

CIA’s Plan If Nuclear War breaks out

Declassified CIA documents reveal a secret plan if nuclear war breaks out By SARAH K. BURRIS 1956 Operation Redwing bombing at Enewetak Atoll. (National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Field Office) If Kim Jong Un launches a nuclear weapon there’s an extensive plan in place thanks to the CIA, the military and former President Jimmy Carter.…

Which Country Has More Nuclear Arsenal?

By Tom O’Connor International Business Times President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin both expressed their support for expanding their respective nations’ nuclear capabilities in separate statements on Thursday. The Russian leader told an annual meeting with his chiefs of defense that the Russian arsenal was already capable of overcoming any potential aggressors, but that nuclear expansion…

This Is Why You Still Can’t Get a Vaccine for HIV?

By @acsifferlin Elizabeth Renstrom—TIMEThe region of the Americas is the first in the world to be declared measles-free, after 22 years of work to banish the highly contagious infection that can result in pneumonia, blindness and death (stock photo) The most ambitious HIV vaccine trial is now underway. Will it work? The first HIV vaccine trial…

Why Is NASA Putting Its Research Papers Online For Free?

NASA announced that it’s making most of its publicly-funded research available online free of charge. It’s using a site called Pubspace where you can search peer-reviewed papers resulting from NASA-funded research on a wide variety of topics. Do you want or need to read studies about the origins of life on Mars? Maybe you’d like…