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Mobile apps and smartphones pose a clear and present danger*

Most people don’t realize that the mobile phone is being ‘weaponized. New revelations show that Iran has posted apps found on Google’s Play Store which give the Iranians the ability to easily spy on anyone who downloads them to their smartphone.  Some say these are “weaponized” smartphone apps. Most people don’t realize that the mobile phone is probably the most dangerous device ...

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Weekly Review, June 1-5, 2015

Pic Credit: Saul Loeb, the Atlantic — Fueling the ISIS Fire – Rachel Ehrenfeld – Under growing criticism of handling the war against ISIS, the Obama administration decided to send more weapons to the Iraqi army and has already sent the first shipment of the 2,000 AT4 anti-tank missiles to be used against ISIS driven American tanks and armored vehicles that the withdrawing Iraqi army left ...

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Fueling the ISIS Fire

Left: U.S. Humvee captured by ISIS in Mosul, June 11, 2014.  According to Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken, the international coalition forces against ISIS succeeded in the past nine months, mainly through the United States air-campaign, to kill more than 10,000 ISIS fighters. This, according to Blinken, caused ISIS to lose control over 25 percent of the territory it ...

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