Let’s talk about something other than Israel potentially attacking Iran, shall we?
Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. “announced plans for the construction of a cybercrime lab, which will centralize efforts to target crimes and criminals involving the use of technology,” according to the New York Times’s City Room blog.
Good news! Pakistan says it has plans to launch combat operations in areas along its border with Afghanistan that serve as a haven for Taliban and the Haqqani network. The Wall Street Journal has the story. The Hill also reports.
More good news! (This doesn’t happen very often in preparing these roundups). National Public Radio informs us that the Taliban is more willing to negotiate the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan, and that peace talks with the group have “found new momentum.”
The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that a drug dealer by the name of Melvin Skinner did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in his cell phone data, reports the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog. Read the ruling here.
The Wall Street Journal says that border patrol officials are teaming up with the military for some lean, mean gadgets that will come back stateside as American troops drawdown overseas. For example, the surveillance blimps used to track insurgents in Afghanistan might be deployed along the southern border to catch drug dealers and illegal immigrants.
Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s trial will not be delayed further, ruled military judge Col. Gregory Gross. The judge also rejected a defense request “to exclude the testimony of one of the government’s [controversial] experts, Evan Kohlmann, a New York-based consultant who has testified for the government in more than two dozen terrorism cases.” The Los Angeles Times has the news.
CNN reports that the TSA is investigating claims that members of its Behavior Detection Program have been engaging in racial profiling at Boston’s Logan International Airport.
As Paul mentioned yesterday, Iran is looking to sue the parties that have launched cyberattacks against it, according to the Hill. Also, the Associated Press says that the relatives of “Iran’s slain nuclear scientists have filed a lawsuit against Israel, the U.S. and Britain accusing them of involvement in the assassination of their loved ones.”
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