The Russian government has forbidden the use of Apple’s iPad tablets across government agencies for security reasons including concerns over possible US spying. According to reports, security concerns prompted the Russian government to switch from iPads to Samsung tablets to guarantee data security amid revelations of massive US spying activities. Nikolai Nikiforov, Russia’s minister of communications and mass media, said on Wednesday that the ministers have swapped their iPads for Samsung tablets to ensure tighter security. He added that the changeover “took place not so long ago” and that the “new tablets are specially protected to work with confidential information.” “Some of the information at government meetings is confidential in nature and these devices fully meet these demands and have gone through the strictest system of certification,” the minister said. Nikiforov also denied that Russia was clamping down on US technology in response to sanctions imposed after Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula rejoined Russia. “We are not proposing any sanctions,” he said. But he did mention reading reports that “American special services… will significantly increase the volume of information they intercept (which) of course causes serious concern to many governmental clients.” “This obviously orientates Russian clients, primarily state ones, to be very choosy about their partners in IT,” Nikiforov said. He added that South Korean firms such as Samsung, along with Chinese ones, could be interesting to Russia in this respect. US intelligence services and the military are reportedly scrambling to expand spy satellite coverage and communications-interception efforts across Russia amid heightened ... Read More »
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This filth came from Japan to kill the Syrians!! From all filthy walk of life, they bring them, pay them and give them Islamic names and off to destroy Syria and show the world how bad Islam. Then they ( the masters) convince their people that they need to intervene in Syria. « # Erdogan » lift the logo« # fourth » after the victory of his party in the municipal elections(this logo that was used by the muslim brotherhood that supports mursi the ex Egyptian president ) Marshal Sisi on a Bike Read More »
The newspaper ” Foreign Policy” quoted from the American intelligence agencies to officials in the country , said that ” there is growing evidence that Russia # preparing for the invasion of eastern Ukraine # ”. The newspaper wrote , ” said American intelligence agencies to U.S. officials said there is growing evidence that Russia is to conquer the east of Ukraine , and that he could not exclude the possibility of an imminent attack , according to informed sources . Number of soldiers near the Russian border with Ukraine rises steadily . , And near the borders of Eastern Ukraine , it was reported that soldiers have been provided with food and medical equipment, has what they need in the event of additional operations . U.S. intelligence agencies indicated that the probability of invasion is increasing rapidly . ” The agency : ” Two officials said that the warnings intelligence has taken the tone of the most powerful in part because of the failure of the CIA to predict the entry of Russia Crimea . Some officials felt that leaks about the methods of intelligence gathering gave the Russians a roadmap to avoid surveillance networks of America. Whether the intelligence agencies, the U.S. has abused previously the skills of Russia , they look today determined not to repeat the same mistake . “ Read More »
Italians have held a demonstration in the capital to express discontent with US President Barack Obama’s visit to their country. The demonstrators gathered outside the US Embassy in Rome on Thursday, chanting slogans against the US president. The protesters criticized Washington for its military policies abroad, accused Obama of being a warmonger, and called on him to stop dividing the world. On Thursday, Obama met Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to discuss a range of issues including the crisis in Ukraine. Earlier in the day, Obama met with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinal Palace. The US president is on a six-day tour to Europe, where he is seeking to consolidate a common position among allies on a response to the crisis in Ukraine. On Wednesday, Obama called on Russia to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine or face the consequences of more sanctions, claiming that the Western world is united against Moscow’s actions in Crimea. Via AL MANAR WEBSITE Read More »
Saudi Arabia’s 90-year-old King Abdullah on Thursday appointed his half-brother Moqren, 69, as the next heir to the throne of the world’s largest exporter of crude oil. The decision, announced in a royal decree, comes as a source close to the circle of power told AFP that current Crown Prince Salman, 79, was sick and “may decide not to claim the throne” because of his ill health. The decree did not mention Prince Salman, who is also defense minister of the strategic Gulf state. Under the rules of succession in Saudi Arabia, power passes from brother to brother under the right of primogeniture among the sons of Abdul Aziz bin Saud, the kingdom’s founder. The king made public his decision on the eve of a visit by US President Barack Obama, who is expected in Riyadh late on Friday afternoon. Under Thursday’s decree, Prince Moqren, currently second deputy prime minister, is named the next crown prince. Prince Moqren will be proclaimed sovereign “if the posts of crown prince and king become vacant,” according to the decision taken by “more than three-quarters” of the 34-member Board of Succession, the princes of the royal family. The decision is irrevocable, the decree said, stipulating that “nobody can change this decision” which takes effect from Thursday. “King Abdullah wants to assure a smooth succession by this internal reorganization of power” within the family, another source told AFP, adding that the decision had been “taken in agreement with Crown Prince Salman”. “It was passed by ... Read More »
A leaked conversation between Turkey’s intelligence chief and the war room reveals plot to create a casus belli for war with Syria by using ISIL, an alQaeda offshoot, to threaten a turkish shrine Suleiman Shah Tomb. Turkey has blocked youtube in order to cover up the leaks. Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed the recording of planning for a military incursion into Syria adding that a ‘network of treason’ was responsible for leak. Part two of the leaked conversation implicates John Kerry US secretary of state in the plot. The leaked recording if a press conference between Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Turkish intelligence agency’s undersecretary Hakan Fidan, and the Chief of the Turkish General Staff Necdet Özel.Ahmet Davutoğlu is suggests that the Turkish Army must enter Syria on the pretext of protecting the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the godfather of the Ottoman Sultanate. He suggests that he can send 2-3 agents and blow up the tomb of Suleiman Shah then claim it was an attack by ISIL. They would then have the justifiable reasons to convince their allies they must enter Syria to protecting what is commonly considered as Turkish heritage. Interestingly the leaked recordings do not include any discussions concerning the up-coming elections or the Turkish opposition. Some damning excerpts from part one: Ahmet Davutoğlu: “Prime Minister said that in current conjuncture, this attack (on Suleiman Shah Tomb) must be seen as an opportunity for us.” Hakan Fidan: “I’ll send 4 men from Syria, if that’s what it takes. I’ll make ... Read More »