Foreign Minister Manuel González says the Cuban Adjustment Act, which lets Cubans reaching the U.S. stay there, is largely responsible for tens of thousands of migrants who have come to Central and South America in hopes of getting to the U.S. The U.S., concerned about the record number of Cubans arriving at its border, has asked regional governments for help slowing the tide by tightening their borders and dismantling smuggling rings. But González said the U.S. must do more and that migrants of other nationalities see the Cuban migration as an example of how they, too, might reach the U.S.
Apple issues a security update for iPhones and iPads after researchers discovered spyware that turns a hand-held Apple device into the mother of all snoops, allowing a remote operator to intercept all voice and data communications and pass along every photograph and video.
The U.S. has stepped up its rhetoric as it acknowledges that entrenched Venezuelan leaders are more willing to fight to remain in power than the administration had hoped after the opposition took control of the country’s legislature in voting last year.
Computer code said to be hacked from the super-secret National Security Agency contains digital algorithms known to be used only by the NSA, a Russian cyber security firm says. It marks a major black eye for the U.S. defense establishment.
A mysterious hacker group that calls itself The Shadow Brokers says it has penetrated and stolen cyber weapons and surveillance tools from the National Security Agency. If true, the U.S. and Russia may be locked in an escalating cyber war.
A quarter century of aerial combat missions is taking a toll on the Air Force’s ability to retain pilots, who can make more money in the long term flying civilian aircraft. Air Force officials say that by the end of the year, the Air Force will lack 700 pilots.
$2 million from the Pentagon was the award for a team of computer programmers who won a contest to see which computers could both launch a hacking attack and defend against such assaults, without any human intervention.
At the Black Hat and DefCon 24 conventions in Las Vegas, the premier gatherings for hackers and cybersecurity specialists, the advice is direct: Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, turn off your computer, don’t use ATMs near the convention site, pay for everything with cash and don’t plug any USB drives you find into your computer.
Turns out the State Department already has some of them. The FBI found them during its investigation of Clinton’s email use and turned some of them over to the State Department a week ago. State Department spokesman John Kirby says his staff has begun reviewing them for possible release.
Brazil has used a new anti-terror law to make another detention on grounds that the suspect was an Islamic State sympathizer. His lawyer denied any such connection and said no specific allegations had been made. But the arrest adds to security concerns, with the start of the Olympic Games just days away.
Cyberwarfare is growing among a group of U.S. allies and adversaries that include Britain, Israel, Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. The battles remain largely unseen, except when they result in spectacular moments, such as Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s abrupt resignation before the start of the Democratic National Convention.
Do-it-yourself terrorism may be less organized than what we’d seen from the Islamic State, but it’s very difficult to stop. Recent attacks in Germany and France have involved no heavy weapons, and no professionally assembled bombs.
The Obama administration’s top official overseeing how intelligence agencies handle whistleblower retaliation claims, Daniel Meyer, has lodged his own complaint, alleging he was punished for disclosing “public corruption.” Meyer’s claims add to a barrage of allegations that the federal government’s handling of defense and intelligence whistleblower cases is flawed.
Prosecutors have presented the Sept. 11 judge with about half the evidence they think defense lawyers should get on the CIA’s ‘black sites’ — and the judge has considered ‘virtually all’ of it inadequate, requiring fixes.
The inter-agency parole board announced Monday that it approved the transfer of Guantánamo’s last Russian prisoner, a one-time Red Army ballet dancer whose lawyers are trying to help him resettle in England.
The Islamic State claims a Syrian refugee who triggered a bomb outside a music festival in Ansbach, Germany, killing himself and wounding 12 people. It was the second apparent Islamic State attack in a week. Local and federal police officials differed sharply on the import of the explosion.