A.M. Links: Military Sexual Assault Reports Up 46 Percent, Questions About CBS Benghazi Segment, Google Encrypting Traffic Between Data Centers

  • contradicted by anonymous government sourcesReports of sexual assault in the US
    military are up 46 percent this year,
    to the Pentagon, which says the rise is a credit to
    “victim confidence in our response system”.
  • A security officer who worked at the US mission in Benghazi
     and was featured in a CBS “60 Minutes” segment
    to have given the FBI a different account of events the
    night of the 9/11 attack in the city than he did in his book or to
    CBS. The officer insists he did not write the FBI statement and
    hadn’t even seen it. CBS says it will correct the story if it finds
    its reporters were misled.
  • Edward Snowden may have
    the log-in credentials of up to 25 coworkers at the NSA
    base in Hawaii to access the classified information he’s disclosed
    to the media. He may have told the employees he needed their
    passwords for his work as a systems administrator.
  • In an effort to thwart the NSA’s surveillance, Google is
    beginning to
    traffic between its data centers.
  • The Florida Supreme Court
    a new trial for death row inmate Roy Swafford just two
    hours before his scheduled execution.
  • A Tampa Bay teacher who was suspended for trying to force a
    child to recite the pledge of allegiance is now
    at work.
  • A thirteen-year-old boy in Kansas says he was
    from school for carrying a purse.
  • John Kerry will be
    negotiations between Iran and Western powers over that
    country’s nuclear program. The talks had seemed to be going
  • The strongest typhoon of the season
    the Philippines, killing at least four people as well
    as knocking out power and telephone lines and causing several

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/08/am-links-military-sexual-assault-reports

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