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'Green News Report' - April 22, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's our 500th episode of the Green News Report ...coincidentally on Ea...

Here's How A Teen Stowaway Got Past Several Layers Of Airport Security

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD and OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 04.22.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed...

They Are Watching You

Todd Miller | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Todd Miller

At the Border Security Expo, Mark Borkowski, assistant commissioner for the Border Patrol's Office of Technology, Innovation, and Acquisition, isn't talking about the deaths and abuses along the border, or the firestorm of criticism about the Border Patrol's use of deadly force.

'Green News Report' - April 17, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: One year since the deadly West, TX fertilizer explosion: has anything c...

'Green News Report' - April 15, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on C...

For Energy Security, Bring a Gun to the Knife Fight

Anne Butterfield | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Anne Butterfield

Communities should think about threats to our giant, centralized grid and tell utilities, "Don't just protect the grid - help us fortify our essential services with distributed generation."

'Green News Report' - April 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rightwing Heartland Institute says 'climate change will be good for you...

From Government to Googlement: How to Protect Data

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Key players in the public and private sector are now working to protect their interests in a world that is shifting from government to "Googlement"-- driven by the unprecedented ability of companies to gather, store, and evaluate vast amounts of personal data. Adding to the challenge will be unabated progress on more invasive technologies such as biometrics, household robotics, smart homes, and connected cars, coupled with widespread adoption of cloud computing.

More Money for Diplomacy

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

I am concerned not only for the safety of our diplomatic corps, but also from the growing perception that they are not a priority concern. Right now we are busily chopping the Pentagon's budget, which in my view is long overdue, but at the same time we need to beef up our diplomatic budget.

'Security' Is Not 17,000 Nuclear Weapons

Derek Johnson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Derek Johnson

There's no debating we would all be better off if there were less and better-guarded highly enriched uranium and plutonium. But the summit missed an essential point: "Nuclear security" is an absurd proposition in a world bristling with more than 17,000 nuclear weapons.

'Green News Report' - March 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly -- and predicted -- landslide disaster in Washington State; Meet...

Jimmy Carter Sends Secure Messages Via Snail Mail

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that U.S. intelligence monitoring has run out of control since the 9/11 terror attacks, an...

Obama, the CIA, Congress, and the Constitution

Michael Brenner | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The issue of the CIA's spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee stands out from other abuses by the United States' intelligence agencies directed at private citizens and groups insofar as the core Constitutional principle of separation of powers is at stake.

Open Diplomacy, Wartime, and the Modern Surveillance State

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

The amorphous nature of wars since at least the dawn of the Cold War in the mid-1940s has meant that the U.S. has more or less been at war for generations. This, in turn, has precipitated the ever-burgeoning war-industrial-intelligence complex.

'Green News Report' - March 20, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Greenland is melting, and sea levels are rising; It's official - Winter...

Dear America: "Will You Marry the Future?"

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Who would go on a blind date, flub it like crazy -- and expect a second chance? The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In an...

Private Science and National Security

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Like government or hate it, in the 21st century no other organization can provide the coordination required to develop new knowledge about the nature of the universe at the most basic level, knowledge that is now a matter of global competition.

'Green News Report' - March 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Secret federal memo warns entire nationwide electric grid could be knoc...

Obama Administration Cites 'National Security' More Than Ever To Censor, Deny Records

AP | JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIS | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S....

Incognito Soldiers

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

I have seen little outrage over Putin's use of incognito soldiers running amok in an independent country on furtive missions. This strikes me as an issue bigger than Ukraine versus Russia. It is a serious affront to one of the most basic precepts of international law.

Let Americans Never Have to Ask Ourselves, 'Who Lost Egypt?'

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

If Americans are still interested in playing a major role in the Middle East, or even just the Gulf region, strong relations with Egypt are not optional. Egypt, too, can hardly expect to find a more valuable strategic partner.

Martin Dempsey: NSA Leaks Will Cost Billions

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says it will take two years of study and billions of dollars to overcome the loss of security to mil...

Warming Up to Future Drivers of Terrorism: Climate Change and its Impact on Militant Extremism

Jacob Glass | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Jacob Glass

Changing environments exacerbate the social and economic conditions that provoke violence and provide fertile ground for militant recruitment. Appreciation of this nexus can help forestall a potential wave of climate-fueled terror.

Obama, Advisers Discuss Ways To 'Further Isolate' Russia

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama met for over two hours on Monday with his national security advisers and discussed ways the U...

This Smartphone Is Straight Out Of James Bond

Reuters | Alwyn Scott | Posted 02.27.2014 | Technology

Boeing Co(BA.N) on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone that appears to come straight from a James Bond spy movie. In addition to encrypting calls, any ...