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celebrity phones, the fbi now on the case. >> agents will be interviewing the alleged victims and will likely be in touch with apple in an effort to find out who the hacker or hackers are. >> the mystery man hacker reportedly called original guy on the run this morning. also -- >> they've got to go. >> reporter: wage war. nationwide protest, civil disobedience, demanding to double their salary to 15 bucks an hour. >> we don't want handouts. we don't want pity. we just want everyone to understand our reality. >> reporter: let's talk, live in "the newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. new this morning the u.s. military launches clandestine
strikes and the target is thousands of miles from the hot spots that have dominated the headlines in recent weeks. regional governor in southern somalia says an apparent drone struck a small village held by the terrorist group al shabaab. [ gunfire ] that militant group linked to al qaeda carried out the brazen dayside attack on a shopping mall in nairobi, kenya, last september, killing more than 60 people. you remember that. the u.s. military offensive comes just a day after al shabaab fighters disguised as government troops laid siege to a prison where dozens, possibly hundreds of their comrades are being held. our global affairs correspondent elise labott joins us from washington. elise, the. the is taking heat for not taking decisive action in ukraine and syria, so why does
somalia, and why now? >> well carol, officials say they're kind of sensitive to that saying we can walk and chew gum at the same time if you will and they've been watching al ka shab bore some time. they pose a growing threat to not just the region but the world as al shabaab is planning attacks outside somalia, and senior u.s. officials are telling me listen, we had a target of opportunity that presented itself, this meeting of the leader of al shabaab, ahmed godain and his some of his top commanders were meeting in this rebel-held village where the strike took place to talk about this growing, this offensive, how to fend off this offensive by the somali military and the african union and they were all meeting and this target of opportunity presented it self and carol, they don't present themselves that often so they're constantly watching. this is a continuing threat and they saw the target and they went after it.
>> elise labott reporting live from washington this morning. president obama is not just facing critics on capitol hill, he's taking heat from everyday americans. "usa today" pew research center poll shows widespread dissatisfaction with the president's handling of crises in the ukraine and middle east. more than half feel the president is not tough enough on foreign policy and national security. it is the quandary much of the country remains divided over america's exact role in the world, the same poll shows 39% of americans feel the united states does too much in helping to solve the world's problems. 31% say the united states does too little. so let's head to the white house now and cnn's michelle kosinski. today the president leaves for europe to shore up alliance answer meet with fellow members of the nato military coalition. tell us more. >> right, carol. nato no longer has the identity crisis everybody was talking about. that was back before russia
suddenly effectively invaded ukraine, and now there's talk about expanding nato membership, and building a rapid response military force. how is president obama ending up in the sleepy baltic capital of estonia this afternoon? just take a look at its neighbor, and russia' unceasing actions down the road in ukraine. suddenly this added often meeting is at the heart of what the nato alliance is for, as the white house put it to reaffirm our ironclad commitment to collective defense. now once again just as we commemorate the start of world war ii, nato matters. ukraine is looking to join. nato's secretary-general is proposing creating a rapid response military force ready for emergency defense in 48 hours, something the white house supports. this summit now will also look
at what to do next about russia, as europe draws up new sanctions. yet another crisis looms to be discussed by the west and that is isis. with thousands of foreign fighters, with western passports currently fighting in syria, britain's prime minister now europe has vowed to act. >> a firm security response with the military action to go after terrorists, international cooperation on intelligence or uncompromising action against terrorists at home. >> reporter: president obama at home, while air strikes on isis in iraq continue, had a bit of a rough, long weekend in the press following those words on syria. >> we don't have a strategy yet. >> reporter: with some head-turning reaction from both parties. >> the russian bear is encountering the obama kitty cat. >> he's very cautious, maybe in this instance too cautious. >> reporter: the president has made clear he is loath to use military force unless it is well
thought out and will work, has repeatedly emphasized the need for a strong international coalition on both russia and isis. now this nato summit has plenty on the table. like it or not nato has plenty to do now and among the goals of the summit will be assessing the effectives of the international response to both russia and isis, and seeing what more can be done, carol. >> all right, michelle kosinski reporting live from the white house this morning. checking some other top stories for you at seven minutes past the hour, jury deliberations begin today in the trial of four former blackwater guards who killed 17 iraqi civilians in 2007. at issue is whether they were justified in opening fire. the guards say they acted in self-defense after coming under attack by militants but iraqi witnesses say the guards fired without provocation. police in ferguson, missouri, are starting to wear body cameras. most of the cameras were donated by security companies following the shooting of that unarmed
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so i'm thinking yesterday maybe? ooh. >> okay, yeah, yeah that's funny, right, except it's really not. because the whole concept of leaked photos, naked photos online is creepy. it's sick. as you know, some creep hacked into hundreds of personal photos, nude photos of celebrities including jennifer lawrence and kate upton and then that creep posted them on what's known as the ahole of the web, hadchan, a website so dark the "new york times" called it the ninth circle of hell. the fbi along with apple is investigating the act. in a now deleted sweet comedian ricky gervais wrote "celebrities make it harder for hackers to get nude picks of you by computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on the computer. "but lena dunham says "the don't take naked pics if you don't
want them online argument is the same argument as she was wearing a short skirt of the web. ugh." truthfully i am torn. you have every right to take nude picture of yourself and share them with your loved one and you have a right to privacy, too. as mama always told me take a nude picture of yourself, give it to someone else and you lose control of your own body. so let's talk about all of that with cnn's senior media correspondent brian stiller it and entertainment correspondent nischelle turner. >> i love your mom. >> she is a wise woman. but it's a double edged sword. i can understand you wanting to take a nude picture of yourself. as you said during the break i'm' grown woman. i can do what i want. >> i land square on the side of lena dunham. i was surprised people were saying if you don't want nude pictures out there don't take them well yeah but at the same time i don't expect some, you
know -- >> creep. >> -- disgusting hacker creep to steal my pictures but i will say there is a little bit of, you know second thought of oh, god, maybe i shouldn't have done that and celebrities are probably having that second thought today but i feel like it's a blaming the victim thing. >> the focus should be on the creep, not on the victims. since when are men up in arms about people taking nude photos? i've seen these anchors on television on another network that shall remain nameless saying what ricky gervais say. that's a first time i've ever heard a man say that. there is hypocrisy and an expectation to privacy we're understandably concerned about and the interest shouldn't be don't do it because it won't be secure. the answer should be make this stuff more secure, have a safer, stronger password. >> it's a form of sexual assault really. that's really what it is. >> you're right it is, because
you're exploiting a woman's body for everyone to see without her consent. so i think that you're correct in that resolve and i agree with brian. my thought when i saw all this was not even so much for oh these poor celebrities but what do they have for every person like you and me out there? what information do they have of mine? what information do they have of yours? i almost got hacked the other day. my bank just contacted me and said someone tried to login and get to my bank. >> my credit card a few weeks ago for the same reason. there are businesses at stake. if people don't trust the cloud that emerged over our heads in the last few years, if we collectively don't trust it then a lot of the business plans start to go, start to fall apart. i don't think that's going to happen. that is the risk. >> going back to the original premise, you can't trust the internet and can't trust your privacy on the internet. everybody knows that. >> shouldn't you be able to and take steps to make it better? >> you can't now, it's just a fact so maybe the old-fashioned
way is better, take the polaroid, put it in an nfl and send it snail mail baby, right? >> not a bad idea. >> maybe that's the answer. >> or just go in person. just go over in person. why not? >> real world, we're not virtual reality? >> how about that. >> we could talk about this forever. thanks so both of you, nischelle turner, brian stelter, i appreciate it. you can't talk about hacking without talking about how easy of it of to have your online information available in all kinds of plays. what is on your phone is also on your tablet, your computer and so on, and that's not always a good thing. cnn tech correspondent samuel burke is live in london with more on that side of the story. good morning. >> carol, your files are supposed to be available anywhere, any time. the cloud is supposed to make life that much easier. sometimes it makes it that much harder. >> it pops up when you least expect it, and certainly when you least want it.
those risque photos that, job-seeking resume, the text message you'd rather no one else read. this is where the accidental sync can happen, you think you're in the privacy of your own home texting, googling, facebook messaging, you put in one thing here and the cloud has it show up in another unexpected unwanted place. take the i-message, sharing with friends and photos from last night's wild party. it can display what you're sending on all your other devices which of course you may have left out your prying eyes. imessage may be dangerous but it gets worse. >> i think photo stream gets people in the most trouble because it's something that's there on all of your devices and if you're saving photos, they're all going to come to your photo stream. so it's pretty easy to forget that they're there. >> reporter: in this era of apps syncing your content and even
your web browser asking you to login, a simple search can come back to haunt you. back at home you google something personal on your laptop, the next day that search appears on your work computer. in this world where you never quite know what or where something will pop up, there's one piece of digital etiquette we should abide by. >> if you're show meeg a photo and hand me your ipad i'm going to look at the photo and hand your device back. don't swipe. >> reporter: because in the era of the accidental sync, you'd never know what will pop up next. so carol, right now, go to your phone and make sure this isn't happening to you. check out your icloud photo stream, go to photos on your iphone and instead of clicking camera roll, click my photo stream and check all the photo there is. you may have deleted them from your device, but they could still be on the icloud and could be hacked that way. you might just want to turn off
icloud on your phone all together. >> i think i'll do that. samuel burke, thanks so much. we appreciate it. coming up in the next hour of "the newsroom," we will answer your questions on the cloud and if your data is truly safe, so send your questions to me @carolcnn on twitter and facebook.com/carolcnn on facebook. the three americans detained in north korea are pleading for a high-profile envoy to help them out. we'll hear from the state department about that option next. narrator: summer. you know it can't last forever. but that's okay. because a fresh start awaits. with exciting worlds to explore, and challenges yet unmet, new friendships to forge, and old ones to renew. it's more than a job. and they're more than just our students. so welcome back, to the students, and to the educators.
u.s. officials are saying they will do all they can to secure the release of three americans detained in north korea. kenneth bae, matthew miller and jeffrey fowle gave separate interviews from cnn's will ripley, each urging the u.s. to send an envoy to help them get home. will ripley took the cell phone picture as his team was diverted by north korean minders covering a story on sports diplomacy to a secret location for the interviews. jen psaki appeared on cnn's "new day" last hour and was zd about sending a high rchb profile envoy to north korea. >> i'm not going to rule out options here but i think it's important for people to understand that there have been a range of steps that we've taken. we have had an offer on the table to end ambassador king to negotiate and discuss the release of these individuals, that trip has been canceled in the past. we're going to do everything we can but it's also important for
people to understand we're not going to outline all of that public hisly base because our on jekive it to bring them home. we can't tell you everything we're working on. >> back in february bae's family talked with reverend jesse jackson to see if he could help. he said yes but as of now it's a no go. reverend jackson jones me live. good morning sir. >> good morning. >> did you reach out to north korea back in february about kenneth bae? >> well, as a matter of fact, carol, several times we have written the swedish embassy through our state department making moral and humanitarian appeals to north korean leadership to release at that time kenneth bae. we said we are willing to go to north korea to engage in the conversation about releasing him on humanitarian grounds after all he has been there two years, he is a sick man, and does not
represent any harm to that government, so, so far those appeals have not been responded to. >> you heard what jen psaki says. the u.s. sent an envoy a few mounts ago and north korea rescinded the offer. why did it do that? >> i don't know but things do change. if we take the mantra leave them behind as in the case of bowe bergdahl in afghanistan, then these are three americans we could not leave behind so things may have changed since february. for example, this outstanding cnn interview with the three who are held hostage is obviously a gesture but of course by making it directly to our government they raised the stakes, that is, they want to trade some kind of consideration. the case of bergdahl they traded five taliban prisoners for mr. bergdahl. in this case, the discussion since it would be official in fact, give us something as basic
as the nuclear program, the relationship to north korea, the annual missile testing versus our annual and the korean basin it's a little different because of the direct appeal to the government. >> do you think the united states should play? >> absolutely. i think that the option is to leave them there. the president had been on a lot of attack about the isis situation, but is appeared to be pulling back. you cannot do foreign policy on live television. if he telegraphed that we'd never have gotten bin laden. while he gives the appearance of being laid back there's vigorous activity going on the isis crisis for example and here in the case of north korea, i'm sure, because i've met with state department officials are working diligently. the reason we want to try to go outside is because sometimes we
have a humanitarian plea in not through the government. i think what north korea has done now is to raise the stakes by saying, send an official envoy, that can only come you think through the president. i would not want to leave it to the president because it would be undercutting our foreign policy. >> reverend jesse jackson thank you for your insight. coming up in "the newsroom," the u.s. military strikes a terrorist group and it's not isis and not in one of the hot spots dominating the news. why the united states decided to target al shabaab in somalia, next. hi. i'm henry winkler.
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good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. the pentagon is extremely tight-lipped today about a u.s. military strike on terrorists in southern somalia. we know the targeted group is al shabaab. they're the al qaeda-linked militants who carried out a braze an tack on a shopping mall in kenya last september. more than 60 people were killed. the air strike comes amid a busy time for u.s. involvement in the world hot spots as you can see in red, there it is, air strikes in somalia and iraq. the yellow marks the u.s. surveillance of syria, and in green the conflicts that demand
strict attention from the united states, nigeria, libya, ukraine, israel and gaza. so as the white house faces criticism of not doing more against russia's involvement in ucrepe or the growing strength of isis in iraq and syria, we were wondering why is the united states going after this offshoot of al qaeda, al shabaab? paul kruk shampg is cnn's terrorism analyst. good morning, paul. >> good morning, carol. >> good morning, so why al shabaab now? >> al shabaab is seen as a regional threat by the united stat states. this is the group responsible for the westgate attack against a shopping mall in nairobi last year, the leader of the group who may have been targeted in this strike has signaled that the group wants to carry out more attacks again western and american interests in the region, so this may have been a targeted opportunity a chance to take out some of the top leadership of the group. we don't know if the top leadership was indeed killed in
this strike. carol? >> the leadership of the group, did they seek to create an islamic state just like isis is trying to do in iraq? >> yes, they were trying to do much of that in somalia, and succeeded in controlling much of southern and central somalia several years ago. they've now been sort of pushed back from some of their strongholds, there's been an advance by african union troops, but the group responded by sort of trying to transform itself into a regional terrorist outfit rather than the sort of big any la militia group in somalia. it's been responsible for major terrorist attacks in east africa, in uganda 2010 and attack against a restaurant popular with westerners in djibouti in june. americans see this as very serious regional terrorist threat, carol. >> was there ever a direct threat from this group to the you state? >> there's been some fiery rhetoric from the group's
leaders one day they might want to strike the united states. 'not really yet had the capability to do that but there has been concern because there have been maybe around 20 americans who over the last several years joined the group, some concerned that they may be able to train some of these people and send them back but we haven't seen that happen, carol. >> and if the leadership was killed especially this godain character, would that in effect, i don't know, destroy the group's strength? >> it would certainly weaken the group. ahmed godain dominates the group. you could see a leadership struggle emerge if indeed he was killed. this is a group very much on the defensive within somalia, but the problem is it's now lashing out with terrorist attacks across the region especially in kenya, because of kenya's involvement in military operations against him in somalia, carol. >> paul cruickshank, thanks for
your insight, with he appreciate it. vladimir putin talking tough over russia's actions in ukraine warning his country is one of the most powerful nuclear nations in the world. is that a threat is this we'll talk about that next. [announcer] play close-good and close. help keep teeth clean and breath fresh with beneful healthy smile snacks. with soft meaty centers and teeth cleaning texture,it's dental that tastes so good. beneful healthy smile food and snacks.
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handle russian agreece in the regi region. reza sayah is in kiev, ukraine. tell us more about that. >> reporter: carol, with he should point out technically nato is not directly involved in the conflict in ukraine, even though it weighs in on the conflict frequently. it says these units are part of a broader plan for nato to bolster its capacity in the region, these units would be able to display in about 48 hours to hot spots in crisis situations and this is important, they would be supported by additional bases in the region and in eastern europe. if you know this conflict, if if you know what irritates and angers moscow and russian president vladimir putin, you know that that's their big concern. nato expansion towards the russian border, many say that's the crux of this conflict here in ukraine. moscow believes this is an encroachment in their security zone, a provocation they don't want it, even so, nato says
they're going to talk about it in the summit in wales. so it's going to be very interesting to see what the reaction will be from moscow. they see this as a provocation. carol? >> what about the ukrainian forces on the ground, an international monitor says they appear to be at a disadvantage in terms of weapons. tell us more about that. >> not only are they at a disadvantage, they've been taking a beating over the past several days, hundreds of ukrainian forces either retreated or entrapped or encircled, many injured, many killed and they're losing significant turf battles, one of the significant losses, the luhansk airports that fell into the hands of the rebels, the ukrainian forces retreated after they said the rebels attacked the airport, backed allegedly by russian troops and tanks. of course, moscow still insists they don't have tanks and troops on ukrainian soil.
we're also watching the developments at moaruipol, russian troops seemingly poised go in and whether they go in depends on what happens in the negotiating table in the coming days and summit in wales. >> we'll keep an eye on the talks, reza sayah in kiev thank you. joique me gordan shank, author of "nuclear show down: north korea takes on the world." thanks for being here. >> thank you. >> i want to read you a quote from vladimir putin because it concerns many people. he recently warned, vladimir putin, "russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations. this is a reality, not just words." he went on to add "potential enemies should be aware it is better not to come against russia as regards to a possible armed conflict." why is he bringing up nuclear weapons exactly? >> i think what he wants to do is intimidate the west, wants to intimidate ukraine, because also
when he talked about this, which was friday, he also said he used a term for eastern ukraine, which really meant new russia. so what he's saying is i'm going to keep ukraine and if you come at me, i'm going to use nuclear weapons. really what he has done is changed the world with one statement, because up until this time, everyone thought that nuclear weapons were defensive in nature, they were the instruments of deterrence. what he's now done is he's made them appliances of aggression. >> he's serious about this? >> i think that he's relatively serious, because also on august 14th, he talked about russia unveiling a new series of offensive nuclear weapons, and he's talking about renouncing the intermediate range nuclear force agreement, which is a cornerstone of peace, since the end of the cold war. so you put all this together and you got to say look, this guy means business. >> i don't know, part of me thinks it's really stupid to bring up nuclear weapons because wouldn't that bring more force to bear on vladimir putin and
russia? >> well that shows how out of touch is he. i certainly agree with you. really what he's doing is creating a coalition against him. putin is sort of very conspeartory iconspee conspiratorial. this is what we have to deal with nonesless. the statements like this are of concern. aggressors around the world say if putin gets away with nuclear blackmail, why won't i? we know the north koreans and chinese vaguely talked about nukes. putin has talked directly about them and that really makes really things quite different from going forward now. >> i know, i'm having a feeling of deja vu all over again. last question for you. what can be done? what should be done in ukraine to stop russia? because nothing seems to have worked. >> two things. i think we really need to tighten the sanctions much more. the russian economy is vulnerable. last year it was a disaster and we really can squeeze it. we see a lot of money coming out
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oil spill more than four years ago. that money will settle most of the plaintiffs' class claims. the company designed and built the oil well that led to the largest oil spill in u.s. history, nearly 5 million brls of crude oil poured into the gulf until the leak was capped three months later. what's worse, 11 workers died in that accident. in other news for the first time an experimental ebola vaccine will be tested on humans. the vaccine will be administered at the national institutes of health to three healthy volunteer this is week, after being fast-tracked by the food and drug administration. some pre-clinical trials for the vaccine were waived amid growing concerns of the rapid ebola spread in west africa. in march there were 1 2 confirmed and suspected cases with all but ten confined to guinea. that number soared to more than 3,000 people infected and more than 1,a00 deaths. cdc dr. tom frieden appeared on
cnn's "new day" and told michaela pereira the ebola crisis is worse than he thought. >> we've seen >> we've seen outbreaks of ebola before. this is the first epidemic spreading widely throughout country and many countries and it's spiraling out of control. it's bad now, much worse than the numbers show. it's going to get even worse in the very near future and our window of opportunity to turn it around is closing, but it's not yet closed. the crucial thing we need to do is to act fast. action today is worth much more than action in a couple of week or a month or two. >> explain why the window is closing. >> what we're seeing is a spiraling of cases, really a hugely fast increase in cases that's harder and harder to manage. the more we can get in there and tamp that down, the fewer cases we'll have in the weeks and months to come. right now, the epidemic is completely out of control.
>> you spoke -- you said the world cannot isolate liberia and west africa. it would not help and make it harder to stop the epidemic. what do you mean by your comments? >> whether we like it or not, we are all connected. even if we wanted to, we couldn't seal these countries off. the measures is that have been taken to make it harder to fly in and out, have made it harder to get help in there and control the epidemic and have increased risk to other places. i had to scramble to leave a day early, to get to another country to another, i had to hop on to a u.n. plane because my flight was canceled. this is making it hard to get help in and respond to the outbreak. we can't reject these countries. they are part of the world. the longer the epidemic and outbreak goes out there, the more all of us are potentially at risk. >> further testing of the ebola
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get ready for possibly long lines and delays at your favorite fast food spots. on thursday, thousands of fast food workers are threatening nationwide walk-outs, massive protests and even some civil disobedience in their fight to get their wages doubled. new york workers rising says they are committed to do whatever it takes to win $is 15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation. cnn chief business correspondent christine romans joins me now. things have ratcheted up. >> you are right. coming back from summer and going to work. they made the median pay for fast food worker is $9 an hour.
that's $18,500 a year, assuming full-time. a lot of these people are working part-time, three different places, trying to cobble together a living. places like seattle, the minimum wage has been raised to $15. 26 different states, you've got minimum wages raised. you can see the minimum wage has been rising. >> speaking of national inaction, the president yesterday talked about raising the minimum wage again but he hasn't been able to do anything at the federal level. >> they haven't. there's been a big lobby from the restaurant groups, the last time you raised the minimum wages, they had to raise prices and cut workers and hours. the white house has not been able to push this through with congress. congress hasn't been able to do it. in the interim, you've seen these cities and states doing it
instead. >> i know it's sort of controversial whether the minimum wage actually costs jobs or raises the quality of life for the middle class. >> the people who you are seeing protest, they say this is a human rights issue. this is what they say what an hour of life is worth, it's not worth $7.25, $9 an hour. wages overall, everyone, stagnant or falling. something is happening, corporate profits are doing well, companies are coming back, the economy is growing, but the worker's share of that is stagnant to declining. >> are you talking about economic patriotism? i thought that was interesting and probably won't fly with at least half the country, right? >> look, companies do what's best for their shareholders, right? that's what their job is to do. their job is to return value to
their shareholders. if you want to, you know the beneficiaries of low wages in a growing economy are shareholders, not workers. >> all right. thanks so much. i appreciate it. the next hour of cnn "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom," terrorists targeted. the leader of al shabab were holding a meeting of their top commanders. >> breaking overnight, a secret drone strike over somalia. why are we attacking an al qaeda off shoot when isis is such a clear threat? also, hacker hunt. nude pictures stolen from celebrity phones. the fbi now on the case. >> agents will be interviewing the alleged victims and we'll likely be in touch with apple to find out who the hackers are. >> the mystery man hacker
reportedly called original guy on the run this morning. also, this woman sitting next to me knitting just tried reclining her seat back. >> a seat back spat at 30,000 feet. she said something to the effect i don't care about the consequences, but put this plane down now. >> yet another inflight fight forces a plane to land. are these people out of line or overcramped? let's talk live in the cnn "newsroom." good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. new this morning, the u.s. military launches clandestine strikes and the target is thousands of miles from the hot spots that have dominated the headlines in recent weeks. a regional governor in southern somalia said an apparent drone struck a small village held by a terrort