Dec 16, 2013 -The United Nations has requested $6.5 billion in aid for Syria and neighboring countries, the largest such request for a single crisis ever. Forbes has published an article detailing Edward Snowden from a coworker's perspective, who describes him as a "genius among geniuses." Two Lebanese soldiers are shot after an Israeli soldier was killed along the border.
Dec 13, 2013 -North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders execution of his uncle for traitorous acts, a presidential advisory committee says NSA can continue to collect phone metadata, and a budget deal passes in the House of Representatives.
Dec 12, 2013 -The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial suffered from a schizophrenic episode during the service, raising questions about vetting and security. A report on the July DOE cyberattack revealed the department did not set up proper precautions to prevent such attacks. New legislation is designed to protect critical infrastructure from attack.
Dec 11, 2013 -Violent clashes between protesters and riot police in Ukraine's capital; the NYPD releases a report showing how easy it would be for an attack like the one on the mall in Nairobi, Kenya to occur in the United States; FireEye uncovers a hack on the computers of European officials that occurred ahead of this year's G20 summit; and more.
Dec 10, 2013 -The NSA infiltrated online gaming sites in search of terrorists. The CIA has gained little from a massive business spying program. Tech companies are seeing revenue losses because of NSA spying. And more.
Dec 09, 2013 -The law enforcement practice of requesting data from cell phone towers has raised privacy concerns. The statistics collected on sexual abuse in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention facilities are incomplete. Eight major tech companies are launching a public relations campaign against NSA spying tactics.
Dec 06, 2013 -Officials release death toll numbers for yesterday's attack on Yemen's Defense Ministry headquarters; the Department of Homeland Security faces new scrutiny on overtime compensation; and Microsoft disrupts an organized cybercrime ring.
Dec 05, 2013 -A car bomb and ensuing firefight at Yemen's Defense Ministry complex has killed 25 people; a cargo truck containing dangerous radioactive material has been found; and more than 2 million social media accounts have been compromised due to Pony malware.