Tag Archives: Latin America

Hughes Installs 1,000th Satellite-Enabled Express Wi-Fi Hotspot Under Facebook Connectivity Partnership; Bhanu Durvasula Quoted

Hughes Network Systems has partnered with Facebook Connectivity to integrate Express Wi-Fi hotspots in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The company has announced today that it has implemented 1,000 Express Wi-Fi hotspots, providing affordable internet access to rural communities. 

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Reuters: Leaked Docs Show Alleged NSA Hacking of SWIFT Money Transfer Network

The hacker group called “Shadow Brokers” has released documents that it says describe National Security Agency techniques to exploit commercially available software in order to access the SWIFT money-transfer system, Reuters reported Sunday. Clare Baldwin and Joseph Menn write that Comae Technologies Founder Matt Suiche indicated in the company’s analysis of the documents that NSA …

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Adm. Kurt Tidd: Latin America Threat Networks Can Affect National Security, Regional Stability

Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, chief of the U.S. Southern Command, has said that transregional and transnational threat networks across Latin America pose a challenge to U.S. national security and affect stability in the region, DoD News reported Tuesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Tidd told a maritime security forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies …

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Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd: Southcom Seeks Help to Disrupt Illicit Networks in Latin America & Caribbean

U.S. Southern Command leader and U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd has outlined the security challenges posed by illicit networks in Latin America and the Caribbean, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes criminals and terrorists use illicit networks for smuggling drugs, wildlife, bulk cash, weapons, people, illegal logging and mining activities to raise money. The report said the U.S. …

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