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Turns out a lot of people using Twitter Sunday night asked "Who is Osama Bin Laden?" as the site went nuts with news of his death. Really? Even if you've been living under a rock (or cave in Tora Bora) or without internet service (like, in a compound in Abottabad), you know who "OBL" is, right? Not so.
The orders started coming in just minutes after President Obama formally announced the death on Sunday night. People wanted their flags.
You'll hear a lot this week about Twitter's news value. However, I'm blogging about its flip side. If Twitter has changed the flow of information to us, it has also changed the flow of information from us. Never before have people had such a platform to react.
Last night, President Obama went on air to announce the killing of the United States enemy number one, Osama Bin Laden. Given this volatile and uncertain world we inhabit, how should we view this event? In the short run when it comes to terrorism, the best news is usually no news meaning no attacks.
Sharing his loss and his personal views on Osama bin Laden's death, with John Duffy, KBW chairman/CEO.
The question remains as to whether we are safer now than we were yesterday. Insight with Rich Miniter, "Mastermind: The Many Faces of 9-11 Architect" author and Michael Balboni, former Obama Homeland Security advisor.
As anti-aircraft fire rang out across Tripoli for the third night in a row and US airstrikes yet to slow, one analyst told CNBC that there is a very real chance of Libya being divided between the Gaddafi-controlled West and rebel-controlled East.
New York City police say a suspicious letter sent to a midtown Manhattan bank turned out to be a greeting card from a headhunting firm.
It's only Monday, and I'm thinking of calling in sick the rest of the week. Here are just a few of the headlines which greeted me this morning.
Here are the two best plays right now on cyber security.
Behind an unmarked door, in a cluttered break room of half-eaten lunches and morale-boosting posters, a dozen Transportation Security Administration officers listened to their airport supervisor deliver another much-needed pep talk that contained the reminder: “I get paid to be paranoid, and so do you.” The New York Times reports.
The TSA full body scanners are the last straw. She's breaking up with air travel.
I need to stop shaking my head over this whole TSA thing and start making some money. Others are way ahead of me.
New scanners allow TSA officers to basically see you naked, and there are concerns about radiation. Critics allege this is the worst kind of funny business.
Officials are defending new anti-terrorism security procedures at the nation's airports that some travelers complain are overly invasive and intimate.
Teams of U.S. anti-terrorism and security experts are headed to Yemen to help search for suspects in the mail bomb plot and to train cargo screeners at the San'a airport.
As Chinese companies enter into more sophisticated businesses, security concerns make telecommunications a delicate industry in the United States. The NYT reports.
Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone.
While the rest of the world was watching BP and Europe this week, some U.S. lawmakers were working on a plan for a “kill switch” for the Internet.
Investigators have spoken to the registered owner of a sport utility vehicle that contained a homemade bomb in the failed Times Square terrorist attack, but he is not considered a suspect, officials said Monday.