News Stories relating to "Michael Hastings"
Friday, June 28, 2013
In November of 2010, the existence of the Stuxnet virus was disclosed to reporters. The virus had been used by the US in a hacking attack to cause centrifuges in Iranian uranium enrichment facilities to fail, setting their nuclear weapons program back years. It turns out that this particular leak wasn't carried out by a low-level individual, but...
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Senator Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy introduced a bill yesterday that is designed to place controls over intelligence agency snooping without compromising security. The 72-page bill combines parts of proposals from other senators who have long sought to control the extended government reach that comes from provisions of the Foreign...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Michael Hastings, a contributor to Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed, died on Tuesday morning in a fiery automobile accident in Los Angeles at the age of 33. The engine of the 2013 Mercedes he was driving was found a hundred feet from the burned out ruin of the car itself. When the accident took place, local residents thought a bomb had exploded. ...