Daily Archives: September 6, 2014

WIRED – Out In The Open: Hackers Build A Skype That’s Not Controlled By Microsoft – 6 September 2014


Screenshot: WIRED/Source: Tox

The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images. But it’s also the birthplace of one of the latest attempts to subvert the NSA’s mass surveillance program.

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‘Expansionism And Destabilization’: Russia Lashes Out Over NATO Spearhead Force In E. Europe – 6 September 2014

RT logoMoscow has accused NATO of using the Ukrainian crisis as a “pretext” to “push its military presence closer to Russia’s borders,” and says that plans for a new rapid response force will sabotage the peace process in eastern Ukraine.

READ MORE: At least 4,000 troops: NATO approves new E. Europe-based spearhead force

“The [expansion] plans have been harbored by NATO for a long time, and recent events have served as a pretext to put them into action,” said a statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website, following the wrapping up of the NATO summit in Wales.

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UK Royal Navy’s HMS Prince Of Wales To Enter Service – 6 September 2014

Bow bulb of HMS Prince of Wales at Rosyth, May 2014 (Image from wikipedia.org)

Bow bulb of HMS Prince of Wales at Rosyth, May 2014 (Image from wikipedia.org)

Aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales is to enter service and make sure Britain “always has one carrier available,” UK Prime Minister David Cameron said. The fate of the ship has been in doubt ever since a defense review in 2010. Continue reading