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Apple, Amazon Deny China Installed Tiny Spy Microchips on Their Servers, But We’re Still Freaked Out

In what could be the most important national security story of the decade, a new report alleges that China has been installing tiny microchips, roughly the size of a grain of rice, on the motherboards of countless servers imported into the U.S. Read More >>

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US Officials Suspect Russian Involvement in Mystery Attacks Against American Diplomats in Cuba and China: Report

What made US diplomats in Cuba and China severely sick over the past two years? We still don’t know for sure. But US officials now suspect that the Russian government might have had something to do with it. At least that’s the theory being floated by anonymous sources to NBC News. Read More >>

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British Police Identify Two Russian Suspects in Novichok Poisoning of Former Spy and Bystanders

British police and counterterrorism officials have identified two men they believe are responsible for the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal, his daughter Yulia Skripal, as well as two bystanders. The suspects are Russians, identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, though British authorities say the names are probably aliases. Read More >>

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Google Developing Censored Search Engine For China: Report

China has an army of internet censors who comb through the web and block information that the government doesn’t want its people to see. But the job of the censors is about to get easier if Google has its way. The tech giant is planning to release a new censored version of its search engine and apps in the land of 1.3 billion people. Read More >>

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American Suffers Mysterious Brain Injury in China Similar to ‘Sonic Attack’ in Cuba

The U.S. State Department issued a health warning yesterday to U.S. citizens in China after an American government worker was diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury. The unnamed worker reported “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure.” Read More >>

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China Bans Peppa Pig Videos on Social Media For Being Associated with Gangster Culture

Few people would think of cartoon character Peppa Pig as a subversive icon. But don’t tell that to the Chinese government. China has started to ban Peppa Pig from social media for being too “gangster,” deleting over 30,000 videos of the cartoon pig on one platform alone. Read More >>

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Blow Up Your House With the Prettiest Nuclear Bomb Simulator 

What would happen if a nuclear weapon fell in your back garden? You and everything around you would be destroyed, of course. But how many casualties would there be in the surrounding area? And what would it look like if it was a North Korean nuke versus a Russian nuke? Read More >>

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Russian Embassy in London Trolls Twitter by Being Pedantic About Poisoned Spy

The Russia's UK Embassy is known for being a troll online. So it’s no surprise that it’s being pretty flippant about the recent news that a Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent in London. Make that a British spy who was poisoned with a nerve agent in London. Because being pedantic about headlines is clearly what’s important in this story. Read More >>

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US NSA Sent Coded Messages From Its Official Twitter Account to Communicate With Foreign Spies

During the first Cold War, American and British spies would sometimes place coded messages in newspaper classified ads to communicate with each other. And depending on how you interpret a new report in the New York Times, the National Security Agency (NSA) has possibly updated the tactic, using its public Twitter account to send secret messages to at least one Russian spy. Read More >>

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters

If you had to guess the percentage of American households that had a fallout shelter in the 1960s, what would you say? 50 percent? 25 percent? As low as 10 percent? In reality, just 1.4 percent of Americans had a nuclear fallout shelter in 1962. And the study that gave us that figure provides a fascinating look into the mindset of Americans during the Cold War. Read More >>

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Reports of Cuba’s Deafening ‘Covert Sonic Device’ Are Only Getting Stranger

The State Department has remained tight-lipped about the strange circumstances in which US diplomats to Cuba reportedly suffered permanent hearing damage from an “inaudible covert sonic device.” But new details reveal that “a deafeningly loud sound similar to the buzzing created by insects or metal scraping” was also used to harass the American envoys. What’s more, the number of people who were harmed is reportedly even greater than was previously known. Read More >>

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North Korea Preparing For New Nuclear Tests in April According to Experts

With each passing week, the rhetoric about nuclear war between the United States and North Korea becomes more bold from each side. And this weekend was no different. Read More >>

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North Korea Has a Hard Time Getting One Up

North Korea was pretty proud of itself earlier this month when it was able to perform four times in a single day. But much of that enthusiasm has waned overnight as North Korea has found it hard to get one up. Read More >>

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Fox News Says Assange Had No ‘Soviet Source’ For DNC Leaks 

Tonight, US network Fox News will air Sean Hannity’s interview with Julian Assange—the Wikileaks founder who’s currently hiding in Ecuador’s embassy in London. Fox & Friends talked about the interview earlier today, but if you take a look at the banner above, it’s pretty clear we’re deep into the second Cold War. Read More >>