Guess what poor greece really needs these days, you won´t believe it!
Greece has ´unblocked´ €30m so it can build a motor racing circuit capable of hosting a Formula One Grand Prix.…
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The US Naval Surface Warfare Center has created an Android app that secretly records your environment and reconstructs it as a 3D virtual model for a malicious user to browse
The power of modern smartphones is one of the technological wonders of our age. These devices carry a suite of sensors capable of monitoring the environment in…
Added by helmut on September 29, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twenty-six big U.S. companies paid their CEOs more last year than they paid the federal government in tax, according to a study released Thursday by a liberal-leaning think tank.
The study, by the Institute for Policy Studies, said the companies, including AT&T, Boeing and Citigroup, paid their CEOs an average of $20.4 million last year while paying little or no federal tax on ample profits, according to regulatory…
Added by helmut on August 17, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments
Students traditionally have a soft spot for their alma maters. But as growing numbers of students run up debt in the high five and even six figures to pay for college, that may change. Especially when they discover their old school is actively blocking them from getting a job or going on to a higher degree.
That's what increasing numbers of students are finding when they try to obtain an official transcript to send to potential employers or graduate admissions…
Added by helmut on May 8, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments
Taliban militants armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades battled their way into a prison in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, freeing close to 400 prisoners, including at least 20 described by police as "very dangerous" insurgents, authorities and the militants said.
The raid by more than 100 fighters was a dramatic display of the strength of the insurgency gripping the nuclear-armed country. The escaped prisoners may now rejoin the fight, giving momentum…
Added by helmut on April 16, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments
Spain has been accused of planning "draconian" new laws against street protests by curbing the use of social networking.
Jorge Fernandez Diaz, the Spanish interior minister announced in Congress on Wednesday…
When Tom Cruise had to break into police headquarters in Minority Report, the futuristic crime thriller, he got past the iris scanners with ease: He just swapped out his eyeballs.
CIA agents may find that just a little beyond the call of duty. But meanwhile, they’ve got to come up with something else: The increasing deployment of iris scanners and biometric passports at worldwide airports, hotels and…
Added by helmut on April 12, 2012 at 1:45pm — No Comments
The European Union is continuing a push to criminalize the production or sale of “hacking” tools, a move that civil liberties advocates argue could make criminals out of legitimate security researchers.
The proposal is intended to create stiffer penalties across Europe for hacking and denial of service attacks, imposing a maximum sentence of up to five years for hacking into a site or using a botnet to flood a site with fake traffic.
Added by helmut on April 10, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will announce he will suspend his campaign on Tuesday at an event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a senior adviser to the campaign told CNN.
Santorum spoke to GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney prior to his expected announcement, according to a Republican source.
An additional source told CNN that Santorum, his wife, and campaign manager held a conference call with staff Tuesday, advising them not to grow…
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OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - A gunman killed at least three people and wounded others at a private Christian college in Oakland, California, on Monday, and a suspect has been taken into custody, authorities said.
Local television reports showed police evacuating students at Oikos University and loading them into a SWAT vehicle as armed officers took up positions around the school.
"We're still evacuating the interior of the school. Our first priority is to…
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And thus it appears that the government's…
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A new camera technology from Hitachi Hokusai Electric can scan days of camera footage instantly, and find any face which has EVER walked past it.
Its makers boast that it can scan 36 million faces per second.
Added by helmut on March 28, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Bad time to be unemployed...
SEATTLE—When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password.
Bassett, a New York City statistician, had just finished answering a few character questions when the interviewer…
Added by helmut on March 27, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments
NEW statistics show an ever-more-startling divergence between the fortunes of the wealthy and everybody else — and the desperate need to address this wrenching problem. Even in a country that sometimes seems inured to…
Added by helmut on March 27, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments
Craig Monteilh describes how he pretended to be a radical Muslim in order to root out potential threats, shining a light on some of the bureau's more ethically murky practices
Craig Monteilh says he did not balk when his FBI handlers gave him the OK to have sex with the Muslim women his undercover operation was targeting. Nor, at the time, did he shy away from recording their pillow…
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The incidence of HIV/Aids among intravenous drug users in central Athens soared by 1,250% in the first 10…
Added by helmut on March 19, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments
Great one, let the people pay for getting spyied by the government. Are they kidding??? Please people of Canada, don´t let his shit untouched. If it works they may want to try the same in my country. LOL.
One of the major unanswered questions about Bill C-30, the lawful access/online surveillance bill, is who will pay for…
Added by helmut on March 18, 2012 at 7:56am — No Comments
It´s one f***ing year now and still no one helps the people in Syria, can´t believe it. Who are these people calling themselfes politicans, elected by me, to represent my interests? Of course no one believes they can change anything if they don´t even manage to get the Red Cross into affected cities for example.…Continue
Added by helmut on March 15, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments
In a 2007 speech at New York’s Columbia University, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told his audience that, “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country.”
He later clarified to CNN, “Perhaps there are those who engage in [homosexual] activities … but these are not…
Added by helmut on March 14, 2012 at 2:47pm — No Comments
Now that the FBI has lopped off a few of Anonymous’ tentacles, expect the US government to begin an aggressive legal, rhetorical and national brainwashing campaign to classify hacktivists as terrorists.
FBI director Robert Mueller has even made comments to that effect at both a January Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and a San Francisco cyber-security conference…
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