Feb 3, 2016

U.S. to rework arms control rule on exporting hacker tools

The U.S. government is rewriting a proposal under arms control rules from 20 years ago to make it simpler to export tools related to hacking and surveillance software since they are also used to secure computer networks. The White House said it supports making ...

Following lobbying, Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

Jan 30, 2016

Following lobbying, Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

Facebook says it is cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world’s largest social network. The new policy applies also to Facebook’s photo-sharing service Instagram. It comes after gun control ...

Iran flies unarmed military drone over U.S. aircraft carrier

Jan 30, 2016

Iran flies unarmed military drone over U.S. aircraft carrier

Iran flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and published video of the encounter Friday, the latest in a series of edgy naval incidents between the two countries in the Persian Gulf after the recent nuclear deal. While the U.S. Navy stressed ...

Jan 9, 2016

Dummy U.S. missile mistakenly shipped to Cuba

A dummy training version of a U.S. Hellfire missile was shipped to Cuba after an apparent mix-up by commercial cargo handlers in Europe, a source said Friday, confirming media reports. The source said the shipment was made in 2014. The Hellfire is produced by ...

Dec 17, 2015

Serbs bust gun-running ring linked to arms used in Paris attack

Serbian police have busted a gang smuggling arms to France, arresting two Serbian nationals and seizing guns and explosives, the interior minister said Wednesday. The announcement came just a few days after the head of a state-controlled Serbian weapons factory told AFP that some ...