13 Dead in Navy Yard Shooting

Thirteen people, including a gunman, are dead after Monday’s shooting at the US Navy Yard in Washington, DC. None of the 13 victims have been identified yet, but at least a dozen more are injured including a police officer. The attack was particularly shocking because the Navy Yard is locked down and under surveillance. Only…

N.S.A. Can Now Pass Internet Encryption and Scrambling

The National Security Agency has found a way to crack the encryption and scrambling technologies that safeguard our internet information. Using supercomputers, crafty, technological skills and court orders the NSA now has access to banking systems, private medical records, e-mails,  and Web searches of anyone around the world. In recent months, Edward J. Snowden disclosed…

Obama’s Frosty Welcome at G20

U.S. President Barack Obama faced a frosty welcome from Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit on Thursday in St. Petersburg. At the summit Obama was pressured against an airstrike against Syria. Putin as well as China, the European Union, the BRICS emerging economies and a letter from Pope Francis all warned of the dangers of…