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Doubt cast over US torture investigation as more CIA detainees come forward

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More lawyers for men allegedly tortured by the CIA are coming forward to say that the major US criminal investigation into torture never interviewed their clients. The Justice Department inquiry, concluded in 2012 without charging anyone involved in the CIA’s

Libyan former CIA detainees say US torture inquiry never interviewed them

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As the US government prepares to defend its record on torture before a United Nations panel, five Libyan men once held without charge by the CIA say the main criminal investigation into allegations of detainee abuse never even interviewed them.

Swiss govt tightens computer security amid NSA spying concerns

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Citing worries about foreign surveillance efforts, the government of Switzerland has ordered tighter control methods on its own computer and phone technology systems in order to prevent Swiss communications from being monitored. The Swiss Federal Council, a seven-member committee that

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

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In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website,

After NSA leaks, businesses seek security in quantum physics

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Cryptography is having a rough few months. On September 5th, leaked NSA documents revealed a systematic effort by the agency to undermine encrypted communications across the board, breaking accepted standards like SSL and systematically weakening others. But while the news

US to Resume Talks With North Korea

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U.S. officials will travel to China this month to hold talks with North Korea on nuclear issues, resuming a dialogue put on hold last year by the death of leader Kim Jong-Il. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Glyn Davies,