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  • Wisconsin court: Teens in Slender Man case should be tried as adults

    07/27/2016 2:47:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies
    http://www.aol.com/ ^ | Jul 27th 2016
    July 27 (Reuters) - A Wisconsin appeals court ruled on Wednesday that two teenage girls should be tried as adults on charges they attempted to kill a classmate by stabbing her repeatedly to please a fictional Internet character named Slender Man.The girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, have been in custody since they were charged with attempted first-degree homicide in the May 2014 attack in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee.All three girls were 12 years old at the time of the stabbing. Weier and Geyser are now 14, according to Wisconsin media.
  • HEY GUYS - WE'RE HAVING AN AMA WITH THE NEXT PRESIDENT TONIGHT! (Trump Ask Me Anything Today)

    07/27/2016 2:32:41 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 53 replies
    Reddit ^ | Mod Team of /r/the_donald
    Welcome everyone! If you are here from the media, there is a post right next to this one for you. Please read it. CENTIPEDES, Today is the long awaited day and in about an hour and half from now our next President, Mr. Donald J. Trump will be posting his thread for you to all ask him questions. The mod team wanted to give a short-notice heads-up on how this is going to work: Mr. Trump will be posting from his own account an AMA thread at 6:30ET. It will be stickied immediately. Once the thread is stickied it will...
  • Trump Hijacks the Democrat Convention

    07/27/2016 11:01:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 60 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 7/27/2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I really don't believe that I have ever seen what I just saw. I've been thinking. I've been trying to dig deep into the dark crevices of my memory, and I don't think I've ever seen what I just saw. Donald Trump just hijacked the Democrat convention after the biggest night of that convention so far. Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, just concluded, right in time for this program to begin. (They got the memo.)He just concluded a freewheeling, no-holds-barred, no-controls-on-the-media, "Whatever you want to ask me, ask me," press conference the day after the supposedly biggest event...
  • Radio Hack Steals Keystrokes from Millions of Wireless Keyboards

    07/26/2016 9:08:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    wired.com ^ | 07/26/2016
    You should be able to trust your wireless keyboard. And yet security researchers have been warning people to be suspicious of wireless computer accessories using sketchy radio protocols for years. Those warnings peaked five months ago, when hackers at the security firm Bastille found that millions of cheap keyboard and mouse dongles let hackers inject keystrokes onto your machine from hundreds of yards away. Now, in case you missed that message, the same researchers have extended their attack to millions more devices—and this time, they can not only inject keystrokes, but also read yours, too. On Tuesday Bastille’s research team...
  • Donald Trump to host Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything")

    07/25/2016 12:24:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WTVR-TV ^ | July 25, 2016 | CNN Wire
    NEW YORK — Redditors will get a chance to ask Donald Trump anything they want on Wednesday evening. The Republican presidential candidate is scheduled to host a Reddit AMA (short for Ask Me Anything) session starting at 6:30 p.m. ET, his campaign announced Monday. The questions and answers will be posted on “The_Donald” subreddit, which has over 180,000 subscribers, instead of “IAmA,” where most high-profile AMAs are hosted. (Hillary Clinton’s subreddit page has about 21,000 subscribers.) Moderators of The_Donald subreddit celebrated the news with a post that called the candidate “our God Emperor, the Nimble Navigator, Mr. Donald J. Trump!”(continued)
  • Trump doing a Reddit AMA during DNC

    Donald J. Trump will be doing an AMA on Reddit during the DNC.
  • Hillary Clinton Demanded Passwords to Every Social Media Account of Veep Candidates’ Family Members

    07/23/2016 8:55:39 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 61 replies
    Politico via The Gateway Pundit ^ | 23 July 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who used a secret unsecured private email server to conduct government business during her entire tenure as secretary of State–and deleted of those 30,000 emails before government investigators could review them, demanded the passwords to every social media account of every family member of her potential vice presidential candidates, according to a report in Politico published Saturday evening. How tough was the vetting? Finalists had to turn over every password for every social media account for every member of their families. They had to turn over every password for every social media account...
  • Vanity - How best to put tv / internet into a very rural vacation home for only occasional use?

    07/23/2016 1:25:01 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 80 replies
    FreepWorld ^ | 7/23/16 | Me
    What is the cheapest way to get decent "cable" tv and Internet service in a very rural place, when you only need it a few times a year when there? Has a FReeper solved this problem already? The people going up there will be elderly and/or not at all techie. They just want to turn on a tv and see the regular typical cable channels and they want to surf the web in normal ways as well as use texting etc. The home might be used less than once a month, or even just a few times a year. It...
  • New software to help you ‘time travel’

    07/22/2016 7:22:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Scientists have developed a new system that can let you imagine how you would look with a different hairstyle and colour, or in another time period, age or country. After uploading an input photo, you type in a search term — such as “curly hair,” “India” or “1930s,” researchers said. The software’s algorithms search Internet photo collections for similar images in that category and seamlessly map the person’s face onto the results, they said. The system called Dreambit developed by researchers from University of Washington in the U.S. lets a person imagine how they would look with a different hairstyle...
  • Dell SonicWall GMS comes with hidden backdoor

    07/20/2016 10:25:23 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 21 2016 11:21AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Researchers have discovered a range of vulnerabilities in Dell's SonicWall Global Management System (GMS) console, including a hidden default account with an easily guessable password. US security vendor Digital Defense said the hidden account can be accessed through a command line interface client that can be downloaded from the console of the GMS web application. Non-administrative users can be added with the command line interface; however, they can log into the web interface and change the password for the admin user. By logging in with the admin user account, attackers using this method can get full contol of the GMS,...
  • German Justice Minister Wants Harsher Action Against "Hate Speech" Online [ed]

    07/19/2016 6:22:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    The German Justice Minister Heiko Maas claims that social media sites don’t do enough to combat hate speech online and has threatened sites with further European Union (EU) regulation.
  • Fifteen-year-old server-side bug opens up websites

    07/18/2016 5:37:21 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 19 2016 6:08AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    A remotely exploitable vulnerability in web application code, first discovered 15 years ago, has returned to haunt server admins who are being urged to take action immediately to avoid being hit. Researchers from New Zealand point of sale software company Vend, Dominic Scheirlink, Richard Rowe, Morgan Pyne and Scott Geary, worked with Red Hat product security staffer Kurt Seifried to document the flaw, which they have nicknamed Httpoxy. On vulnerable applications, the Httpoxy flaw is easily exploitable, the researchers said. Attackers can proxy outgoing HTTP requests and direct the server to open outwards connections to arbitrary IP addresses and transport...
  • "Cyberbullying" restrictions -- the path to school tyranny

    07/18/2016 2:01:41 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia ^ | July 18, 2016
    "Any society that would give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserves neither and lose both." -- Benjamin Franklin (paraphrased) Schools demand control over students' social media postings in order to prevent "cyberbullying" - students bullying others online. The problem of "cyberbullying" is certainly a very real problem - and a symptom of a larger cultural collapse in public schools. However, the problem of "cyberbullying" (and other forms of bullying) was largely created by the public schools through the evolutionist curriculum (read more about evolution here) and other factors. How can we expect the same people who...
  • New ‘Ranscam’ Ransomware Lowers The Bar But Raises The Stakes

    07/14/2016 9:41:43 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 20 replies
    DarkReading ^ | 7/11/2016 05:15 PM | Kelly Jackson Higgins
    ... Ransomware variants are multiplying like rabbits: while some are more sophisticated and tougher to combat, others are more about scamming than kidnapping. Take the new Ranscam malware discovered by Cisco’s Talos team, a low-tech but highly destructive attack that demands ransom from its victims but never returns them their files because it actually deleted them. Ranscam isn’t the first ransomware variant to destroy files rather than return them after victims pay up—there’s AnonPop and JIGSAW, for example—but it’s a glaring example of how the ransomware scam itself is so lucrative and easy to pull off that less sophisticated attackers...
  • COURT: US GOVERNMENT CAN'T MAKE MICROSOFT REVEAL CLOUD DATA

    07/14/2016 1:41:33 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2016 | BY LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court delivered a victory to U.S. companies housing customer data overseas, ruling Thursday that prosecutors cannot force Microsoft to reveal content from a customer's email account stored in Ireland. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan overturned a lower court order finding the company in civil contempt for not handing over the data. Microsoft offers storage through its "public cloud," which places data from over 1 billion customers and over 20 million businesses on servers in over 40 countries, the court noted.
  • Cancel, Deactivate or Delete your Account [Pandora Instructions]

    07/14/2016 2:07:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    I want to permanently delete my Pandora account If you would like to permanently deactivate, cancel, delete your account, or remove the data associated with your account.... Delete a Free Pandora Account Log into your account from a computer (not a mobile device) at www.pandora.com. Click on your name (or email address) in the upper right corner of the screen, select Settings > Account > Delete Account. Follow the prompts to delete your account by confirming your password. Delete a Pandora One Account If you would like to delete your account completely, you will first need to cancel your Pandora...
  • Here's a Password: Crony Crime Fighting

    07/14/2016 7:56:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    When is it a crime -- punishable with time behind bars -- for citizens to access a company's database with someone else's password? For years, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has wrestled with that question. This month, a three-judge panel ruled that under a 1986 federal law, using other people's work passwords with their permission, but not their employers' authorization, could land you in prison. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Judge Margaret McKeown wrote, "does not make the millions of people who engage in this ubiquitous, useful, and generally harmless conduct into unwitting federal...
  • Fed. Gov. Authorizes Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to Censor “Anti-Islam” Speech; Lawsuit Filed

    07/13/2016 8:13:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 44 replies
    Today the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) under the First Amendment. Section 230 provides immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, thereby permitting these social media giants to engage in government-sanctioned censorship and discriminatory business practices free from legal challenge. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and Jihad Watch. As alleged in the lawsuit, Geller and Spencer, along with the organizations they run, are often...
  • Pandora warn users change passwords after data releases online [Drop the bigoted app]

    07/13/2016 6:46:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Route Note ^ | 7/7/16 | Jacca
    Radio-based music streamer Pandora is warning it’s users to change their passwords thanks to a breach in a different service leading to hacking risks.
  • Germany: Married couple sentenced for anti immigration Facebook group

    07/12/2016 9:19:04 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    An original translation by Nash Montana Vlad Tepes Blog ^ | July 12, 2016 | An original translation by Nash Montana Eeyore
    A Vierkirchen couple was in front of the district court in Dachau being accused of sedition. The husband had created a group that was hostile towards refugees.
  • Families of Victims of Hamas Terror Sue Facebook for $1 Billion

    07/11/2016 4:09:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 11, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Facebook is being hit with a $1 billion lawsuit after allegedly allowing the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas use its platform to plot attacks in Israel and the West Bank that killed and wounded Americans. According to Bloomberg News: "Plaintiffs include the families of Yaakov Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old abducted and murdered in June 2014 after hitching a ride in the West Bank, and 3-year-old Chaya Braun, whose stroller was struck intentionally by a Palestinian driver in October 2014 at a train station in Jerusalem." “Facebook has knowingly provided material support and resources to Hamas in the form of Facebook’s online...
  • Facebook Deletes Meme Page Mocking Hillary Clinton

    07/11/2016 4:35:45 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/11/2016 | Lucas Nolan
    Admins of the lighthearted political page “Liberty Memes” have been suspended from Facebook and had images mocking Hillary Clinton deleted from their page. The Facebook page, boasting over 100K likes, has had multiple images removed as they apparently don’t “follow the Facebook Community Standards”. One of the most recent images removed was one that poked fun at Hillary Clinton and the recent recommendation by the FBI not to press charges following Clinton’s email scandal. The image received approximately 10K likes, 50K shares and 4 million views before it was promptly removed from the page for violating community standards. The image...
  • Ruling could make sharing passwords for subscription services a federal crime

    07/11/2016 11:12:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-11-2016 | FoxNews.com
    A new federal court ruling could make sharing your passwords for subscription services -- covering everything from Netflix to HBO GO -- a federal crime punishable by prison time, according to a judge who opposed the decision. The ruling, issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week, pertained to a trade-secrets case and found that certain instances of sharing passwords are prosecutable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) - legislation predominantly concerned with hacking. The case involved David Nosal, a headhunter who left his former company Korn/Ferry and then used the password of an employee to...
  • Apple devices held for ransom, rumors claim 40M iCloud accounts hacked

    07/08/2016 10:46:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    CSO ^ | July 8, 2016 | By Steve Ragan
    p>Since February, a number of Apple users have reported locked devices displaying ransom demands written in Russian.Earlier this week, a security professional posted a message to a private email group requesting information related a possible compromise of at least 40 million iCloud accounts.Salted Hash started digging around on this story after the email came to our attention. In it, a list member questioned the others about a rumor concerning "rumblings of a massive (40 million) data breach at Apple."How to respond to ransomware threatsThe message goes on to state that the alleged breach was conducted by a Russian actor, and...
  • A curious thing happened today with my Paypal account.

    07/09/2016 9:18:07 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 53 replies
    7-9-16 | Mad Dawgg
    A curious thing happened today with my Paypal account. I was trying to add money to Paypal from my bank account and I got an Error message that said I cannot add funds at this time. So I called Paypal and the young lady that answered the phone apologized and told me I would need to talk to a specialist. The specialist came on the line and informed me that I did not need to add funds to my account because Paypal would go ahead and pay whatever charges I made on my Paypal debit card and just pull the...
  • Twitter Trending: #More Trusted Than Hillary

    07/06/2016 1:43:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/6/16 | various
    #JohnnyManziel as the designated driver. #MoreTrustedThanHillary...
  • Federal regulation of Internet coming, warn FCC, FEC commissioners

    06/30/2016 11:18:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    Democrats targeting content and control of the Internet, especially from conservative sources, are pushing hard to layer on new regulations and even censorship under the guise of promoting diversity while policing bullying, warn commissioners from the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Election Commission. “Protecting freedom on the Internet is just one vote away,” said Lee E. Goodman, a commissioner on the FEC which is divided three Democrats to three Republicans. “There is a cloud over your free speech.” Freedom of speech on the Internet, added Ajit Pai, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, “is increasingly under threat.” Pai and Goodman...
  • This malware pretends to be WhatsApp, Uber and Google Play

    06/29/2016 10:38:17 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    CSO ^ | Jun 29, 2016 4:56 AM PT | Michael Kan
    Hackers are stealing credit card information in Europe with malware that can spoof the user interfaces of Uber, WhatsApp and Google Play. The malware, which has struck Android users in Denmark, Italy and Germany, has been spreading through a phishing campaign over SMS (short message service), security vendor FireEye said on Tuesday. Once downloaded, the malware will create fake user interfaces on the phone as an “overlay” on top of real apps. These interfaces ask for credit card information and then send the entered data to the hacker.
  • Hillary Clinton proposes broadband for all by 2020

    06/28/2016 6:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    UPI ^ | June 28, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    DENVER, June 28 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton pledged Tuesday she would bring "affordable" broadband Internet access to all U.S. homes by 2020 as part of a series of proposals to increase web access and bolster the tech sector of the economy. Presently, the Federal Communications Commission reports 10 percent of Americans, roughly 34 million people, do not have access to broadband Internet. The vast majority of them are people living in rural areas, where tech companies have declined to install the infrastructure necessary to bring high-speed Internet to a small number customers due to the cost.
  • Prankster Dad Recreates Daughter's Sexy Selfies With Hilarious Results.

    06/28/2016 11:39:53 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 51 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 6/28/16 | Lauren Ingram
    Many fathers like to play pranks on their children, but not many will go far enough to mock them for all of the Internet to see. One father though, has no problem with mocking his teenage son and daughter online, much to the enjoyment of his fans. So my daughter has been posting sexy selfies of herself and instead of telling her to stop, well, I thought of something better,' the comedian and pod-caster wrote on Instagram.
  • US Healthcare records offered for sale online

    06/28/2016 9:00:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/27/2016
    Three US healthcare organisations are reportedly being held to ransom by a hacker who stole data on hundreds of thousands of patients. The hacker has also put the 650,000 records up for sale on dark web markets where stolen data is traded. Prices for the different databases range from $100,000 (£75,000) to $411,000. ... The organisations that data was stolen from are known to be based in Missouri, Georgia and the midwest. The attacker told Motherboard that he would not name the organisations, to give them a chance to pay up. The news site said it had checked 30 records...
  • Trump Starts Tracking, Targeting Fans With Web Ad Software

    06/27/2016 8:09:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 27, 2016 | Ari Levy, CNBC
    Donald Trump is finally acknowledging that his online activity has to go beyond just posting on Twitter and Facebook. The Republican Party's presumptive nominee for president has started using online advertising software from ad-tech company Rocket Fuelthat can help the campaign track user behavior, send targeted messages to prospective supporters and engage with fans. CNBC.com learned of the addition by using Ghostery, a browser plug-in that shows all the data tracking tools running on a website. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders turned to ad-tech software early on in the Democratic primary, as did Ted Cruz and others on the Republican...
  • Hillary Clinton Blames ‘Certain Corners Of The Internet’ For Eroding Her Trustworthiness Ratings

    06/27/2016 5:16:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 129 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/27/16 | Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is blaming internet websites for eroding her trustworthine
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is blaming internet websites for eroding her trustworthiness poll numbers. “A lot of what people read about me in certain corners of the internet and a lot of what Donald Trump says about me is just that same nonsense,” she said during a speech at the International Women’s luncheon, referring to a long history of political attacks. Clinton said she was troubled by polling numbers which show that voters didn’t trust her, and she put the blame on political opponents and conspiracy theories about her. “I could say that political opponents and conspiracy theorists...
  • Google searches Clinton crimes are scared away from visiting FR -vanity

    Visitors who try to use Google to search for "Clinton suspicious deaths", are warned to NOT visit Free Republic. The following Google search returned THREE levels of warnings which is enough to scare away most people from visiting the FR link... (1)Most of the returned links to FR articles were marked: "This site may harm your computer." If you click on the link anyway, you get a 2nd warning... IF You still are intent on clicking the FR link, you get a 3rd warning...
  • Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

    06/25/2016 6:37:03 AM PDT · by AU72 · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 24, 2016 | By Joseph Menn and Dustin Volz
    Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate, from Syria to Belgium and the United States. YouTube and Facebook are among the sites deploying systems to block or rapidly take down Islamic State videos and other similar material, the sources said. Lisa...
  • Chrome Bug Makes It Easy to Download Movies From Netflix and Amazon Prime

    06/24/2016 7:39:32 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Today 10:51am (24 June 2016) | Michael Nunez
    For the past decade, Hollywood’s battle against online pirates has been mainly been focused on leaked DVD screeners and illegal streaming sites. Now a pair of security researchers say they’ve discovered a vulnerability in the Google Chrome browser that allows people to save illegal copies of movies from streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime. The vulnerability, first reported by Wired, takes advantage of the Widevine EME/CDM technology that Chrome uses to stream encrypted video from content providers. Researchers David Livshits from the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University and Alexandra Mikityuk of Telekom Innovation Laboratories discovered a way...
  • Facebook unavailable

    06/24/2016 9:34:44 PM PDT · by Beer30 · 42 replies
    self
    I use facebook sparingly, just don't care for the site. Posted last nite concerning Brexit(just to tweak the family that love going there). Went to add to comments tonite. First told me unable to post comment, then was booted and cannot access site. Don't know the site well enough. Am I being edited?
  • USA Losing to ISIS: Obama's Defense Official Defends ISIS' "Right" to Internet Services in Raqqa

    06/24/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | June 22, 2016 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Thornberry Fears Bureaucracy Hamstrings Cyber Vs. ISIS WASHINGTON: Why does the internet still work in Raqqa? That simple question about the Syrian capital of Daesh, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, posed today by retired fighter pilot Rep. Martha McSally, goes to the heart of how the military will use — or refrain from using — cyber weapons. It goes to deep suspicions that President Obama’s swollen National Security Council staff is micromanaging the military. No less a figure than House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry voiced deep concern that we are bureaucratizing the cyber force at birth. All too often...
  • It appears Facebook is now a franchisee of the NSA

    06/24/2016 9:22:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 102 replies
    2016-06-24
    I have a facebook account under a silly name that I use to log into other sites to make political comments. Today facebook has demanded that I upload a photo ID from a state-issued driver's license, passport, military ID card, etc. before I can log in again. I have screen shots of the demands that I will upload to this thread when I get home. It may be time to go dark on the Interwebs. My spidey sense is tingling.
  • This is just too much fun.

    06/23/2016 6:26:35 PM PDT · by mountn man · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Today | Me
    So...I'm over at Yahoo, expanding my capacity for stupidity. When I come across a live one. You know the type. Liberal with absolutely NO critical thinking skills. ... Oops...I guess I'm being redundant.So, I'm on this article Family Plans to Destroy Stockpile of Inherited Guns and Ammo Worth Millions, Lawyer Says And my live one makes this comment "They best guard the weapons closely, if Teas get ahold of them they will kill many innocent people...Teas are anarchists, terrorists and murderers! NO more GOP/TP tyranny and tyrants forevermore! So, after bait like that, I bit. It wasn't long after that...
  • Pressure mounts against Rule 41 – the FBI's power to hack Tor, VPN users on sight (Privacy Alert)

    06/22/2016 10:24:06 AM PDT · by dayglored · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 21, 2016 | Iain Thomson
    The campaign against Rule 41 – which will give cops and Feds in America the power to hack people's computers around the world – has kicked up a gear. Leaders of the US House of Representatives and Senate got a letter today urging them to block the rule change before it becomes permanent in December. The proposed legislative tweak, quietly passed by an obscure committee and approved by the Supreme Court in April, would allow a US magistrate judge to grant law enforcement access to any stored data on a computer, phone, or any storage device around the world that...
  • New (Windows) ransomware strain coded entirely in Javascript

    06/20/2016 7:31:04 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2016
    The script is disguised as a document Security researchers have discovered a new strain of ransomware coded entirely in Javascript, which could increase its chances of being activated. Unlike executable program files, Javascript documents do not always trigger a security warning on Windows or require administrator access to run. Named RAA, the malware is disguised as a document and starts encrypting files immediately when opened. One security expert said the approach was likely to fool many victims. "It's an interesting approach to ransomware," said Ken Munro of security company Pen Test Partners. "Using Javascript as an attachment to an email...
  • HOW COVERT AGENTS INFILTRATE THE INTERNET TO MANIPULATE, DECEIVE, AND DESTROY REPUTATIONS

    06/19/2016 12:36:54 PM PDT · by sourcery · 24 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Feb. 24 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the...
  • Kill Flash now. Or patch these 36 vulnerabilities. Your choice

    06/18/2016 10:08:56 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | 16 Jun 2016 at 18:50 | Shaun Nichols
    Adobe has released an update for Flash that addresses three dozen CVE-listed vulnerabilities. The update includes a fix for the CVE-2016-4171 remote code execution vulnerability that is right now being exploited in the wild to install malware on victims' computers. Adobe is recommending that users running Flash for Windows, macOS, Linux, and ChromeOS update the plugin as quickly as possible, giving the update the "Priority 1" ranking, a designation reserved for flaws that are, according to Adobe, "being targeted, or which have a higher risk of being targeted." Adobe credited security researchers at Cisco Talos, Google Project Zero, FireEye, Microsoft...
  • How Facebook Enables Islamic Jihad - radio interview with author Joe Newby

    06/18/2016 7:37:37 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | June 18, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    GUEST AUTHOR JOE NEWBY & REPORT ON ORLANDO LIVE Saturday (6/18) 8 AM EST!!! Listen to the interview, which begins at 27:30 into the program. http://usatransnationalreport.org/2016/06/16/usa-transnational-report-june-18-2016-guest-author-joe-newby-report-on-orlando/ Prior to the interview, the Orlando terrorist attack is discussed, including the fact that the Obama administration will not allow the FBI to do their job and protect US citizens from jihadis. Join us Saturday June 18, 2016 as we interview journalist and author Joe Newby. Newby is co-author with investigative journalist Adina Kutnicki of the upcoming book “BANNED: How Facebook Enables Militant Islamic Jihad.” He will discuss the book and the potential implications...
  • Reddit Will Adjust Algorithm To Censor Trump Supporters Following Orlando Shootings

    06/16/2016 3:28:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Reddit has announced a change to its algorithm on /r/all, the page that is meant to rank the most popular posts trending across the site’s user-run communities. According to Reddit, the algorithm will be changed to promote more “diversity” on the subreddit. The change is an explicit response to the Islamic terrorist attacks in Orlando, Florida. In their aftermath, /r/all was dominated by posts from /r/The_Donald, the primary community for Trump supporters on the site. /r/all collects and ranks posts on Reddit according to how many “upvotes” they receive from users. A post typically requires several thousand upvotes to reach...
  • [US internet giveaway!] Commerce Dep't Approves Dropping U.S. Role at ICANN

    06/15/2016 5:53:16 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 12 replies
    http://www.gigalaw.com/2016/06/09/commerce-dept-approves-dropping-u-s-role-icann | Jun 9, 2016 | Doug Isenberg
    Senior officials from the Commerce Department announced that they’ve approved a pending proposal aimed at offloading oversight of the Internet’s name-and-address system to an international body made up of technologists, businesses, governments and public interest advocates. It’s a move that’s filled with symbolism: Supporters say it reflects the fulfillment of a longstanding promise by the United States to keep the Web an open place where no single government, corporation or other entity can singlehandedly influence how the Internet evolves.
  • Anderson Cooper interviewee: Killer mentioned Obama's bombing raids [NOT Trump's Ban!]

    06/14/2016 6:49:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    6/14/16
    Just watched the local Fox Miami station. It ran a story about how some people survived the shooting. One of the people was on Anderson Cooper's show. He was in the bathroom with the Muslim terrorist. Guy says the Muslim terrorist told them to turn off their cell phones and not talk. But then he says the Muslim terrorist said the reason he was killing people was because the US was bombing his people, and the USA needed to stop doing that.
  • Reddit Turns to ‘The Donald’ for News—In Record Numbers

    06/13/2016 5:38:43 PM PDT · by orchestra · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 6/13/2016 | Ben Collins
    Reddit users crying ‘censorship’ over the Orlando shooter’s religion fled to a Trump subreddit in record numbers. Now they’re petitioning for the removal of Reddit moderators. After the terror attacks in Orlando, Reddit users seeking details about the shooting instead found a blanket ban on mentioning the shooter’s religion on the site’s primary news subreddit. Claiming “censorship” and citing “PC” culture, a record number of Reddit users unsubscribed from one of the site’s largest communities and joined r/The_Donald instead, the largest subreddit for Donald Trump supporters on the site.
  • Help with Firefox

    06/13/2016 11:21:26 AM PDT · by VA Voter · 21 replies
    Firefox has gone nuts by rejecting the certificates from many legitimate websites including YouTube and Gmail. The instructions say to go to Advanced and create an exception for each website. This is still a problem because some websites cannot be added and others only last for one time only. I have been to the Settings tab and there is no security setting that I can find that addresses this issue. IE doesn't have this issue at all, just Firefox. Thanks for any suggestions? Internet Explorer doesn't have