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NBC: All Visitors To Sochi Olympics Immediately Hacked



The major news networks all reported on the hacking threat at Sochi …


CBS: Sochi 2014: Privacy and hacking at the Olympic Games

ABC: The Other Sochi Threat: Russian Spies, Mobsters Hacking Your Smartphones

Forbes: Mobile Hacking Fears Beset Visitors To Sochi Olympics

US News: Olympics Pose Threats of Hacking, Spying


  These reports , on the other hand , suggest that NBC’s report is exaggerated , if not down right wrong …


Yahoo News: Security expert calls out NBC’s whiny report on Sochi Olympics hacking

Latin Post: NBC’s Sochi Hacking Report Misleading, Says Computer Expert From Report and Others

BSN: NBC’s Ironic Mainstream Hacking Sensationalism ‘News’ in Sochi




Wherein lies the truth ? We don’t know . If anyone can offer us a first-hand report we will be glad to publish it .



HT/Western Center For Journalism


Drone Operator Who Helped Kill 1,626 Targets Reveals Trauma Of Watching Them Die On A Computer Screen





” A former drone operator who helped kill 1,626 targets says he’s haunted by the carnage he witnessed from behind his computer screen.

Brandon Bryant, 27, served as a drone operator from 2006 to 2011 at bases in Nevada, New Mexico and Iraq. It was a desk job of sorts, but unlike any other, it involved ordering unmanned aircraft to kill faraway targets while he watched.

In an interview with NBC News‘ foreign correspondent Richard Engel, Bryant recalled one operation where his team fired two missiles from a drone at three men in Afghanistan.

He said he began feeling paranoid that he was killing innocent people, not Taliban insurgents. And he felt that it wasn’t his place to question the people giving him orders to launch the missile attacks

NBC reported Thursday that the CIA does not know the identity of a quarter of those killed in drone strikes in Pakistan.

McClatchy‘s Jonathan S. Landay has also reported that at least 265 of up to 482 people who were killed by drones during a 12-month period ending September 2011 were not senior al Qaida leaders but instead were ‘assessed’ as unknown extremists.”