Fake cell phone ‘towers’ may be spying on Americans’ calls, texts

More than a dozen “fake cell phone towers” could be secretly hijacking Americans’ mobile devices in order to listen in on phone calls or snoop on text messages, a security-focused cell phone company claims. It is not clear who controls the devices.

ESD America, which markets heavily-encrypted cell phones built within the body of a Samsung Galaxy S3, said it was able to locate numerous towers intercepting mobile communications – but does not know who is running them.

Thousands of horrifying Abu Ghraib photos may be declassified

Obama orders 350 additional troops to Iraq

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized the deployment of an additional 350 American troops to Iraq, where they will be charged with protecting US diplomats and facilitates in Baghdad.

According to Reuters, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said the deployment means that 820 American military troops will be operating in Iraq as part of the US effort to beef up diplomatic security against Islamic State militants.

In a separate statement, the White House press secretary added that troops will not serve in a combat role, and that the approval comes after a recommendation made by the Defense Department.

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Yellowstone supervolcano eruption would be disastrous for entire US – study

If the massive supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park erupted again, scientists believe it would blanket much of the United States in ash and potentially sever communication as well as travel between the country’s coasts.

According to a new study published by the US Geological Survey, cities about 300 miles away from the volcano’s location in Wyoming would be covered in up to three feet of ash as a result of a supereruption, the largest kind of volcanic eruption possible. More than 240 cubic miles of material would be expelled into the atmosphere, reaching cities like New York and Los Angeles on both sides of the United States.

Second American journalist brutally executed by ISIS

Gone from CNN, Piers Morgan says he wants his show to be remembered for Alex Jones gun debate

News anchor Piers Morgan’s tenure with CNN officially ended on Tuesday this week, and according to a tweet sent by the British journalist, an exchange with radio host Alex Jones was among the highlights of his career there.

"If I’m to be remembered for anything [at] CNN, I’d like it to be this" Morgan told his 4.23 million Twitter followers on Tuesday along with a link to a YouTube clip of his infamous gun debate with Jones in the wake of the December 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.