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The National Security Act Turns 75 

The National Security Act Turns 75 

from the non-profit National Security Archive Today, on the law’s 75th anniversary, the National Security Archive publishes a compilation of key declassified U.S. documents that show the run-up to its enactment, the debates surrounding the unification of the military departments, and the establishment of three major national security organizations: the National Security Council (NSC) and the...

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Behind Zelensky’s Security Shakeup 

Behind Zelensky’s Security Shakeup 

From SpyTalk Zelenskyy said that his decisions were based on the sheer volume of treason cases and cooperation with Russia that had been uncovered. He said that “651 criminal proceedings have been registered in Ukraine on charges of treason and collaboration activities of employees of the prosecutor’s office, pre-trial investigation, and other law enforcement agencies....

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Pegasus Project: What Has Happened Since the Revelations About Israeli Spyware

Pegasus Project: What Has Happened Since the Revelations About Israeli Spyware

The biggest cyber surveillance scandal since the Snowden revelations, the conclusions of the investigation published in July 2021 were promptly confirmed by forensic analyses conducted by French and Belgian authorities. Protests erupted in several countries and a number of investigations were opened by various international authorities, including by the European Parliament, which in May 2022...

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DHS Scrambles to Counter Violent Extremism in America

DHS Scrambles to Counter Violent Extremism in America

Federal efforts to counter violent extremism “aim to educate and prevent radicalization before a crime or terrorist act transpires, and differ from counterterrorism efforts such as collecting evidence and making arrests before an event has occurred,” according to the Government Accountability Office, or GAO. In 2017 GAO noted the programs had suffered from a lack of...

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Saudi Intelligence Agency Runs 20 Secret Prisons, Activists Say

Saudi Intelligence Agency Runs 20 Secret Prisons, Activists Say

From the European-Saudi Organization for Human Rights. The Presidency of State Security runs nearly twenty prisons and detention centers across Saudi Arabia, in addition to major prisons with high-security measures such as Al-Ha’ir Prison, Dammam Investigation Prison, Dhahban Prison, and Al-Tarfiya Prison. Monitoring by the European-Saudi Organization confirmed that detainees were subjected to various types...