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COMPUTERS/INTERNET/SECURITY

Aug 27 02:04

How to secure Windows 10: The paranoid's guide

For example, while Windows 10 doesn't have a keylogger it does collect your keystrokes and voice to improve spell-checking and voice recognition. Before having a fit about this, keep in mind that every cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) program does this to one degree or another. Google Docs, Apple's Siri, Office 365, whatever -- they all collect not just your final words but every keystroke and spoken syllable that went into making those words.

Aug 26 15:28

AT&T reportedly playing dirty tricks to serve extra ads through airport hotspot

AT&T's "free" Wi-Fi may be too good to be true. One of the company's Wi-Fi hotspots, in Virginia's Dulles airport, is reportedly using an ad-injection platform to tamper with the web traffic of users and bombard them with more ads. Jonathan Mayer, a computer scientist and Stanford lawyer, says he discovered ad-injecting code while using the AT&T hotspot in the airport. Mayer noticed ads appearing on educational, government, and ad-supported sites such as The Wall Street Journal, and decided to take a look at the web source, discovering that it was adding lines of code that would pull in promotional materials from outside companies.

Mayer said that the hotspot was making three edits to his traffic. First, he says it added an advertising stylesheet, before injecting a back-up ad, just in case the browser didn't support JavaScript. The hotspot also added two scripts for controlling ad loading and display, code that allows the platform to import the ads themselves from third parties.

Aug 26 15:23

The Way GCHQ Obliterated The Guardian’s Laptops May Have Revealed More Than It Intended

The track pad controller, they said, can hold up to 2 megabits of memory. All the different “chips” in your computer — from the part that controls the device’s power to the chips in the keyboard — also have the capacity to store information, like passwords and keys to other data, which can be uploaded through firmware updates. According to the public documents from other members of Five Eyes, it is incredibly difficult to completely sanitize a device of all its content. New Zealand’s data deletion policies state that USB memory is only destroyed when the dust is just a few millimeters in length. “This wasn’t a random thing,” said Tynan, pointing to a slide displaying a photo of a completely destroyed pile of USB chip shards.

These hidden memory storage locations could theoretically be taken advantage of, Tynan and Al-Bassam said, by a computer’s owner, hackers, or even the government itself, either during its design phase or after the computer is purchased.

Aug 26 13:45

NSA SPYING ON YOU !!! MICROSOFT WINDOWS NO PRIVACY !!!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So if the NSA is that good, why didn't they come up with Hillary's or Lois Lerner's missing emails? Why can't they hunt down the ransomware authors? Why can't they catch the identity thieves?

I am starting to think all this "we are spying on everything" is a hoax to scare people into silence, much as the Nazis promoted the image that the Gestapo heard and saw everything to keep the German people silent.

Aug 26 12:36

WHAT IF YOUR NAKED EYE COULD SEE WIFI SIGNALS?

In order to show you cell phone signals, the Architecture of Radio app parses wireless tower locations via OpenCellID, a ground mind mapping of cell towers. It uses NASA and JPL’s Ephemeris software to zero in on the locations of in-orbit satellites. There are hidden signals all around us. We can’t see them, but they, in a manner of speaking, can “see” us.

Aug 26 11:43

Microsoft Increases Secrecy; Expands Spyware to Windows 7 and 8

So, now that Microsoft has convinced some 50 million users to "update" to Windows 10 (with more than 14 million of them doing it in only the first 24 hours the download was available), it seems to have its sights set on those who have heeded the warnings about Windows 10 being spyware. By sending these Windows updates — many of which will be downloaded and installed by default — Microsoft is expanding its spyware empire.

Aug 26 09:57

Should Hillary Clinton Suspend Her Campaign?

Growing national security questions about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her time as secretary of State are drowning out much of her message as a presidential candidate and causing many of her fellow Democrats to worry about the future of her campaign. Is it time for Clinton to put her campaign on temporary hold?

Voters are almost evenly divided on that question: the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Clinton should suspend her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination until all of the legal questions about her use of the private e-mail server are resolved. Nearly as many (44%) disagree. Nine percent (9%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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Aug 26 09:56

Down Hillary Clinton’s Email Rabbit Hole

Hillary Clinton’s released emails contain information that could have damaged U.S. national security if disclosed at the time they were written.

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Aug 26 09:52

State Dept.-released Clinton email had classified intel from 3 agencies, in possible violation

One of the emails that triggered the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s server contained classified intelligence from three different agencies, Fox News has learned – which could mean the State Department violated a President Obama-signed executive order by authorizing its release.

That 2009 order, EO 13526, lays out the rules for "classifying, safeguarding and declassifying national security information." It states that the authority to declassify rests with the intelligence agency that originated the information.

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Aug 26 00:11

Media Pushing for TSA Security on Trains

You can always expect the busybodies in our society to exploit a crisis, no matter how remote the future risks may be.

Read on the Daily Sheeple

Aug 26 00:09

Transit System Puts up New High Tech Surveillance Cameras That Can Tell if You’re Drunk

In the ever increasing big brother society we all find ourselves attempting to hide from, now a new camera system that’s supposed to protect drunk people from being hit by transit trains at the station can “tell if you are drunk”.

Read on the Daily Sheeple

Aug 25 17:47

Windows 10: Microsoft's 'evil spy services' can be disabled with this simple trick, hackers claim

The European Digital Rights Organisation summed it up with the following statement:

"One can say that Microsoft basically grants itself very broad rights to collect everything you do, say and write with and on your devices in order to sell more targeted advertising or to sell your data to third parties.

"The company appears to be granting itself the right to share your data either with your consent 'or as necessary'."

Aug 25 15:02

Download openSUSE 13.2

Choose an installation medium by clicking it and hit the Download button to start the download. Optionally choose your computer type or an alternative download method.
Need help?

More information on downloading openSUSE is available from the Download Help and Network Installation pages in our Documentation Wiki. User manuals are available from activedoc.opensuse.org, for example the Official Start-Up Guide.

Aug 25 14:59

Download Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela

Choose your favorite edition below. If you're not sure which one is right for you, "Cinnamon 64-bit edition" is the most popular.
Download links

Aug 25 14:57

Manjaro Installation Media

Welcome to the official Manjaro Linux ISO-image page. Here you will find the latest releases for download as ISO images.

Both 32 and 64 bit versions of Manjaro are available in the following flavours (i.e. with the following desktop environments pre-installed):XFCE KDE NET GNOME LXDE MATE and more…
XFCE is the best desktop. Manjaro is a flavor of Arch Linux.

Aug 25 09:41

Sites saving deleted tweets of politicians from 30 countries blocked by Twitter

In a blow to government transparency, Twitter, the social media network, has shut down websites which tracked politicians from 30 countries by preserving their deleted tweets. Government watchdog groups said the move erases the public record.

Aug 25 08:36

The irony: Ashley Madison plotted hacking rivals to stay ahead of the game

Leaked emails in the Avid Life data breach suggest the site's CEO was more than happy for employees to steal emails from rival companies.

Aug 25 08:35

Here's what Clinton's classified emails discussed

For example, Huma Abedin, Clinton's former deputy chief of staff, forwarded a summary of a high-level Sept. 2009 meeting to Clinton in which she detailed the "embassy security issues" that were discussed.

The issues had been raised by Eric Boswell, a diplomatic security official who was later forced to resign in the wake of the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi.

Aug 25 08:23

Updates Make Windows 7 and 8 Spy On You Like Windows 10 17

It is now a known fact that Windows 10 user data is being sent back to Microsoft servers back in Redmond, Washington. Well, now new updates that are being deployed to all Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 machines will turn their computers into a big piece of spyware, just like their predecessor, Windows 10.

The updates in question are KB3075249 and KB3080149. if installed, these updates are known to report your data back to Microsoft servers, without user interaction. KB3075249 Microsoft Update adds telemetry points to ‘consent.exe’ in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, allowing for remote monitoring of everything that happens within the operating system. KB3080149 ensures that all “down-level devices” receive the same updates and treatment as Windows 10 boxes get.

Aug 25 08:21

Hillary’s Email Defense Strategy Was Just Hammered To Bits By These Unlikely Critics

While you might think that MSNBC’s Morning Joe would provide a refuge for Hillary Clinton as she comes under increasing attack for her controversial email practices and her reaction to criticism, the panel on the left-leaning cable net show was particularly brutal toward the Democrat front-runner on Monday. TheWashington Free Beacon points out that words such as “condescending” and “dismissive” were used to describe Hillary’s approach to defending herself against those who say she broke government rules and possibly even broke the law.

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski was stunningly direct in her criticism of Clinton’s strategy for trying to blow past the burgeoning email scandal. “This is a strategy that is basically dependent on people not being smart, which I think is really condescending,” the MSNBC anchor charged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks like the system is going to dump Hillary, rather than risk exposure of the real scandals that lie behind the issue of the server.

Will Hillary go quietly?

I hope not! :)

Aug 25 08:20

UK surveillance “worse than 1984,” says new UN privacy chief

The newly appointed UN special rapporteur on privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has called the UK's oversight of surveillance "a rather bad joke at its citizens’ expense," and said that the situation regarding privacy is "worse" than anything George Orwell imagined in his novel 1984. Speaking to The Guardian, Cannataci said: "at least Winston [a character in Orwell's 1984] was able to go out in the countryside and go under a tree and expect there wouldn’t be any screen, as it was called. Whereas today there are many parts of the English countryside where there are more cameras than George Orwell could ever have imagined. So the situation in some cases is far worse already."

Cannataci is also concerned about the routine surveillance carried out by Internet companies as a key part of their business model. "They just went out and created a model where people’s data has become the new currency," he said.

Aug 25 07:42

President Bill Clinton's top spy blasts alleged Hillary email cover up

Hillary Clinton is facing a serious debacle of her own making claims a man who worked for her husband when he was President of the United States. And unlike most of the Bill and Hillary Clinton's political friends and supporters, that man is well trained and experienced in handling literally tons of classified data. General Michael Hayden, the former director of both the CIA and NSA, told news media outlets on Sunday. that former Secretary Hillary Clinton, despite what Democratic Party talking-points indicate -- is facing a serious situation that exceeds just losing her party's nomination for president.

Aug 25 07:20

Deadly Reliance on Tech: “If Internet Goes Down… Preppers Will Be Last Ones Standing”

The general public has no clue what to do if the Internet stops... and survival kicks in. Are you ready?

“If anything to do with the internet goes down, half the planet will come to a standstill,” Steve told Mirror Online, citing the fact that we work, bank and socialise online in the 21st century. “99% of your life relies on technology.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Aug 24 12:50

Facebook Accused of Censoring Hundreds of Prisoners by Purging Profile Pages Without Cause

In a recent article for The Daily Beast, "Facebook Now a Place for Prisoners, Too," Sarah Shourd looked at the growing debate on prisoners using social media. Facebook has been accused of being too willing to delete profile pages of prisoners at the request of U.S. authorities.

Aug 24 07:10

Business Insider: Hillary Clinton’s ‘Best Argument’ in Email Scandal ‘Destroyed’

A Reuters story on Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, previously reported on by Breitbart, quoted national security experts who said that information shared on her private server was “born classified” even if it was not marked so.

Business Insider, hardly a right-wing publication, takes the Reuters story a step farther and posts a headline saying that this revelation “destroyed” what would have been her “best argument” against criminal investigators.

Aug 24 07:09

Hillary Clinton campaign scrambling to control damage from ongoing email server investigations

Clinton’s campaign has shifted into high gear on new messaging and outreach efforts following a rocky press conference last week and new accusations from a judge that she did violate government policy by using a private server. Frustrated allies admit that earlier attempts to stonewall what they see as a partisan witch hunt didn’t work.

“The campaign made several really significant mistakes in the way they handled it and the tone they took," former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a longtime Clinton ally, said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mistake number 1: Choosing Hillary in the first place!

Aug 24 06:55

Obama Should Charge Clinton With Espionage

Hillary Clinton should be charged with espionage. Not really. And I don't think she will be. But if the Obama administration is going to be consistent in its treatment of those who leak classified information, Clinton ought to face charges under the Espionage Act.

The Espionage Act was written in 1917 to combat German saboteurs during the First World War. Between 1917 and 2008, it was used three times to charge Americans who had passed classified information to the press. Since Barack Obama became president, however, his Justice Department has charged eight Americans with espionage. I know. I'm one of them. And none of us gave classified information to a foreign government. In fact, most of us were whistleblowers, exposing evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse, or illegality.

The Espionage Act is actually pretty simple. It says that a person is guilty of espionage if he provides "national defense information to any person not entitled to receive it."

Aug 24 06:48

Windows 10 market share growth slows to just ten per cent

Windows 8.1 took the hit: its share went from 14.39 per cent to 13.84 per cent. Windows 7 grew a little, from 52.91 per cent to 53.3 per cent.

Aug 24 06:46

Sm?r? Špionam! BAN Windows 10, it SPIES too much, exclaim Russians

Russian lawyers have filed a complaint calling for an outright ban – or at least tight restrictions – over the sale of Windows 10 in Russia.

The complaint to the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office argues that Windows 10 collects user information in a way that violates Russian laws. Moscow-based Bubnov and Partners contended that the collection of passwords, location data, typed texts and browsing history and the uploading of the information to Microsoft’s cloud violate Russian privacy legislation.

Aug 23 16:35

Libreoffice 5 review

How much should you pay for a full suite of office applications? The nightmare scenario for Microsoft is that the answer to this is “nothing”, and LibreOffice is one of the products making that nightmare more of a reality.

LibreOffice is a free, open-source office suite that includes a word processor, a spreadsheet and presentation software. It’s derived from the old OpenOffice code base but is much improved over it and its successor products. And, as you’d expect from an open-source product, it’s available on a range of platforms: Windows, Linux, OS X, and (of course) anything you can get the source code to compile on yourself.

Aug 23 10:45

Best Friends Forever? Terrorist Groups Benefiting From Clinton Support

While democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton vows to continue the US' longstanding "war on terrorism," it is Rodham Clinton who has undisputedly worked for the benefit of international terrorism, US analyst Caleb Maupin claims.

Aug 23 08:22

Man Takes Down Drone With T-Shirt, Ends Up in Jail

By Joe Wright

A bizarre story from Encinitas, California spotlights the increasing number of drones in public space ... and what some people are doing when confronted with them...

Aug 22 20:15

Terms And Conditions Are The Biggest Lie Of Our Industry

For instance, keeping things vague lets Google collect basically everything on your hard drive.

“We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches,” Google writes.

While the company gives us examples about how it plans to store data on your computer, it doesn’t say what data it is going to collect.

Aug 22 20:03

Dating gets even more dangerous after PlentyOfFish suffers tainted ads

Miscreants managed to squirt malware at users of dating site PlentyOfFish after planting malicious code in tainted ads.

Users of PlentyOfFish are targeted by an array of fake adverts via the site’s ad network (as.360yield.com). This malvertising serves up content from booby-trapped sites.

The Nuclear Exploit Kit hosted on these sites takes advantage of browser vulnerabilities and unpatched Flash flaws to push malware onto the computers of surfers, net security firm Malwarebytes warns.

Aug 22 09:31

David Miliband dragged into Hillary Clinton email scandal after it emerges confidential British intelligence was sent to presidential hopeful's private account

David Miliband was dragged into the Hillary Clinton email scandal today, after it emerged that confidential information which he had provided ended up in her unsecured private account.

Mrs Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election, has come under fire over revelations she had a secret email account as Secretary of State.

She has repeatedly insisted that she did not send or receive any classified information on her private account.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that the office of Secretary of State involves large amounts of classified data, if Hillary insists she did not use her private server to handle that classified data and never used a US Government server ... then what server WAS she using for classified information?!?

That only one of the huge holes in Hillary's lies!

Aug 22 09:09

HILLARY CLINTON IS A LIAR, CORRUPT TO THE BONE, & A CRIMINAL WHO SHOULD BE IN JAIL

Aug 22 05:46

Comcast releases username that suggested U.S. politician molested children

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children. Comcast turned over the name of the subscriber on Aug. 14, attorney Andrew Smith said Thursday, almost two months after the Illinois Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings that Internet service providers have no obligation to withhold the identity of a commenter if their comments could be considered defamatory.

Aug 21 19:28

Spotify climbs down on new terms and conditions

Founder says the whole thing was just a BIIIIIIIIIIG misunderstanding. Right

Aug 21 18:30

Predictive Medicine Apps In Development to Judge Mental Health

By Nicholas West

Updated research into predictive medicine combined with apps to achieve “mental health intervention.”

Predictive technology is exploding. The arrival of Big Data initiatives by government, as well as a massive industry of data brokers is not only putting privacy at risk, but is offering those with access to the information unprecedented ways to micromanage our lives...

Aug 21 16:46

David Miliband dragged into Hillary Clinton email scandal after it emerges confidential British intelligence was sent to presidential hopeful's private account

She has repeatedly insisted that she did not send or receive any classified information on her private account.

However it has emerged that among a host of emails sent and received by Mrs Clinton from her private account include at least 30 relating to 'foreign government information'.

Experts said any information from foreign governments – including the UK – is 'presumed classified' and should never be sent to private email accounts to protect national security and the integrity of diplomatic relations.

Aug 21 15:06

Democrats fret over lingering questions about Clinton's use of private email

Lawmakers say turning over server hasn't kept the issue from being a distraction.

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You WISH it was just a distraction!

Aug 21 14:54

North Korean Internet Goes Down

North Korea’s Internet went down twice in the past 12 hours as Pyongyang talks about going to war with South Korea. Dyn Research reported the Internet outages, but it is not clear whether they were intentional or not.

Aug 21 14:53

Microsoft has no plans to tell us what’s in Windows patches

Each update is a black box, and they're going to stay that way.

Aug 21 14:52

Google ordered to remove links to stories about Google removing links to stories

Google faces fines from the UK's ICO if it does not comply with ridiculous recursion.

Aug 21 14:05

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

Windows 10 is amazing. Windows 10 is fantastic. Windows 10 is glorious. Windows 10 is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any Windows operating system that has come before it. Windows 10 is everything Windows 8 should have been, addressing nearly all of the major problems users had with Microsoft’s previous-generation platform in one fell swoop.

But there’s something you should know: As you read this article from your newly upgraded PC, Windows 10 is also spying on nearly everything you do.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Microsoft says is reading and accessing all the content in your computer, mail, movies, data, audio,excel files,pictures,porn,pirated items,torrents,illegal speech, etc. and if they find something illegal,you will be accused as a criminal to FBI and local Police

Here is the statement:

"We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to."

Aug 21 14:03

Here We Go: Information in Hillary Clinton’s Emails ‘Born Classified’

Dozens of emails that passed through Hillary Clinton’s server during her time as secretary of state reportedly contained information automatically considered classified by the U.S. government and State Department’s own regulations.

According to Reuters, at least 30 e-mail threads dating from as far back as 2009 contained what the State Department describes as “foreign government information.” That number represents scores of individual emails that have already been made public, including 17 sent by Clinton herself. At least one of those emails was sent to longtime supporter Sidney Blumenthal, who did not hold a government position at the time.

Aug 21 13:19

The Puritanical Glee Over the Ashley Madison Hack

High school students have long read The Scarlet Letter, the 1850 novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne set in a Puritanical Massachusetts town in the mid-17th Century. It chronicles the life of a woman who is found to have committed adultery (on her long-presumed-lost-at-sea husband); as punishment, she is forced to stand before her village with the letter “A” attached to her dress. The intent is to forever publicly shame her for her moral transgression. As The Atlantic noted in 1886, “the punishment of the scarlet letter is a historical fact.”

Aug 21 11:20

What Can Be Hacked That You Don’t Know About But Should

In this video Luke Rudkowski and Journalist Tim Pool discuss all the insane world of revelations at Defcon and Blackhat in Las Vegas Nevada this year.

Aug 21 11:06

FLASHBACK - Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing' database and 'stealing White House military advisers' phone numbers'

The Internet company used by Hillary Clinton to maintain her private server was sued for stealing dozens of phone lines including some which were used by the White House.

Platte River Networks is said to have illegally accessed the master database for all US phone numbers.

It also seized 390 lines in a move that created chaos across the US government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of being someone's espionage operation, and the fact that Hillary went all the way to Colorado to hire this company, which was not vetted by the DSS per her own husband's executive order, strongly suggests Hillary was engaged in selling secrets for "donations" to the Clinton Foundation.

Aug 21 10:49

Now Hillary Is Blaming The Government’s ‘Ridiculous Classification Rules’

Last week Hillary Clinton was blaming Republicans for her email scandal woes; this week she’s blaming the federal government and its “ridiculous classification rules.”

The Democratic presidential candidate sent a tweet early Friday morning which linked to a Politico article and called the government’s classification protocols “the real problem.”

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Aug 21 09:16

Ex-Prez Bush, Cheney sued for email, phone spying during Olympics

Ex-US president George W Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and senior law enforcement officials have been named in a class-action lawsuit for authorizing blanket phone, email, and text message surveillance of Utah citizens during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

In 2013 the Wall Street Journal reported that the FBI and NSA had done a deal with telco Qwest Communications for blanket surveillance coverage for Salt Lake City during the Winter Olympics. Then-mayor Ross "Rocky" Anderson has now taken up the case and has filed the class action suit.

"This is the first time anyone knows of that a surveillance cone has been placed over a specific geographical area in the United States," he told The Register on Thursday.

"What was so alarming was that they were reading the contents of the text messages and emails."

Aug 21 08:57

UK wants to create world’s largest honeypot of centralised personal financial data

Addresses, tax details, mortgages, pensions, bank accounts: what could go wrong?

Aug 21 08:54

Amazon joins in on killing Flash, stops accepting Flash ads

Webmaster addition: FINALLY! :)

Aug 21 08:53

Pentagon wants to ramp up drone flights by 2019

Ever since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan started to wind down, the American public has gained a revulsion towards sending troops to combat zones overseas. Granted, public support for a ground invasion against Isis or Syria has teetered back and forth in recent years, but gone are the days when a US president could easily drum up support for a “Gulf War” style invasion. This means that when the Pentagon wants to go to war, all they can do is throw more drones at the problem.

Aug 21 08:38

Spotify Is Now Tracking Your ‘Online Activity’ Even When You’re Not Using Spotify

I. You’re now being tracked even when you’re not on Spotify, often through Spotify ‘business partners’.

II. In addition, Spotify is now even tracking your friends’ profiles.

Aug 21 08:19

Federal Judge: Clinton ‘Violated Government Policy’

A federal judge declared today that Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server and e-mail account for government work “violated government policy,” contrary to the Democratic frontrunner’s claims.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan presided over a hearing Thursday afternoon meant to determine whether the State Department was sufficiently forthcoming about Clinton’s e-mails and e-mail policies. “We wouldn’t be here today if this employee had followed government policy,” Sullivan, a Bill Clinton appointee, said at the hearing. “There was a violation of government policy.”

Aug 21 08:02

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You

Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone and look through your contacts too. And it may share that information with its partners, so a whole load of companies could know exactly where you are and what you’re up to.

This has all been made apparent by a rather significant update to the Spotify privacy policy, pushed out to users today. Upon opening the Spotify app up this morning, your reporter was greeted with a request to agree to the new conditions. A quick comparison with the previous privacy policy using the Wayback Machine showed some major changes had been made. I’m now considering whether the £10 I pay for a premium membership is worth it, given the amount of privacy I’d be giving away by consenting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I never signed up!

Aug 21 07:57

FBI: Yep, We Can Recover Data on Clinton's Server "Someone" Tried to Delete

But it turns out whoever tried to scrub Clinton's server didn't do a very good job. The FBI is confident agents will be able to recover at least some of the data that was "erased." When Clinton was forced to turn over her server last week, which she said in March would never happen, it was blank.

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Aug 21 07:46

YOU’VE BEEN WARNED – SPOTIFY WANTS TO SPY ON YOU IN EVERY WAY IMAGINABLE

I clearly remember the moment several years ago when my closest friend from NYC was at my place pleading with me to download and use Spotify.

The pitch was compelling and I was open minded about the concept, until I learned that you had to login through Facebook to use it (no longer the case I believe). I immediately found this creepy and refused to use it.

Fast forward to 2015, and Forbes has come out with a very important article highlighting the incredible creepiness factor in Spotify’s new “privacy policy.” Here’s some of what it found:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever service of this kind you are using, please read the User's Agreement very, very carefully.

Aug 21 07:38

Social engineering 2.0 Google algorithm poses “serious threat to democratic system”

Did democracy just get downgraded (yet again)?

Social engineering is now a dated practice, that has undoubtedly influenced nearly all our lives for the past century in ways that many of us perhaps don’t notice.

Aug 21 07:32

Social Engineering 2.0 – Google Algorithm Poses “Serious Threat to Democratic System”

Things are now so advanced, that Politico is blowing the whistle on how much influence technology has gained in its ability to steer a “democratic” society that believes in the illusion of choice, elections and voting.

A simple algorithm could allow Google to swing popular opinion on election candidates or issues by as much as 20%, and beyond according to this report. That’s more than enough to alter the outcome of democracy… and make our voices something of a moot point.

Aug 21 07:28

Ashley Madison leak 2.0: new dump is twice as large, and includes CEO's emails

Self-proclaimed Ashley Madison hackers the Impact Team today released what looks like another 20 gigabytes of ill-gotten data. The just-dropped “other shoe” includes emails from the cheater-dating website's CEO.

Just two days ago, the Impact Team posted a 10-gigabyte file said to be from ashleymadison.com.

The second release, accessible initially only for Tor users, includes more personal information about the dating website's users--but notably, this one also includes what look like email folders for several of the company's top executives.

Aug 20 18:58

Website to search for people with Ashley Madison accounts

If your information is on the internet, assume it is not safe or discrete.

Aug 20 15:23

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You

Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone and look through your contacts too. And it may share that information with its partners, so a whole load of companies could know exactly where you are and what you’re up to.

This has all been made apparent by a rather significant update to the Spotify privacy policy, pushed out to users today.

Aug 20 15:21

Software update borked radar, delayed hundreds of flights, says US FAA

The problem occurred in the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system that the FAA is installing across its US radar network. The ERAM system coordinates high-altitude radar readings and allows controllers to track 1,900 aircraft at a time, compared to 1,100 with the older Host radar system.

A new software update, installed on Saturday, allowed air traffic controllers to set up windows of frequently accessed information when needed, but the new code wasn't deleting this data when the operator changed the data, and instead stored it in memory. As a result the entire system overloaded and caused massive delays.

Between 11am and 4pm, flights over the nation's capital were either delayed or cancelled. In all, there were 476 cancellations and 492 delays at Washington's three airports before the fault was identified and fixed.

Aug 20 15:16

The Ashley Madison files – are people really this stupid?

Analyzing the email addresses is fraught with dangers. Many are obviously spoofed – foxmulder@fbi.gov and i-trust-you-not@nsa.gov are clearly fakes, and it's unlikely that Tony Blair really is signed up using his official email address.

But we've done some checking up, and it's likely that some of these work emails are legitimate. Five British police officers using their .police.uk email accounts have details that check out, as does one address for a senior member of the British civil service in a position that would make him a ripe target for blackmail. In all we've found nearly 100 .gov.uk email addresses, many of whom do seem to be the real deal.

It seems astonishing that IT departments are letting sites like Ashley Madison through web filters. Having a relatively open access policy to internet use at work is all well and good – and studies suggest is helpful to productivity – but dating sites? It seems a lot of filters need to be checked again.

Aug 20 15:14

Yet another Android app security bug: This time 'everything is affected'

Yet another potentially serious security flaw has been revealed in Android.

This time the problem involves the mobile operating system's ability to run more than one app at once – as opposed to its handling of multimedia messages, which was the crux of a cyber* of vulnerabilities last month.

The latest security blunder opens the door to criminals who want to spy on device owners, steal login details, install ransomware, and so on, it is claimed.

We're told the vulnerability can be exploited to show a spoofed user interface, controlled by an attacker, when someone starts an app: the owner will not be aware that they are typing into another program masquerading as a legit application.

Aug 20 14:31

They are trying to rescue Hillary and I bet she WILL be "President"

Just watch the trends on Drudgereport. As the articles progress, what she did becomes less and less . . . . . yet the 17,800 classified mails plus other odds and ends is actually the same. Someone stepped in and started messing with the team that is doing the analysis of her hard drive, the entire investigation has been usurped and those who were initially on the project called the Michael Savage radio program to say what is going on. They are calling Hillary's actions the same as I have called them - the worst case of espionage in America's history BY FAR, nothing else even comes close.

Aug 20 14:15

Nature Takes on Tech As Lightning Strikes Google FOUR TIMES Erasing Cloud Data

In an iconic moment of the data-driven society, a Google data-center in Belgium was struck not once, but four times by lightning during a storm.

The old adages apparently don't apply in this modern age, as a power outage temporarily took down the computing facility after the repeated strikes of lightning hit its power grid.

The string of incidents resulted in a loss of a relatively small amount of cloud computing information, that nonetheless underscore the vulnerability of customer data. The London Telegraph reports:

Repeated lightning strikes have caused a Google data centre in Belgium to lose a small amount of data after the company was unable to restore some information.

Four successive strikes on the electricity grid that powers facilities in Saint-Ghislain, near Mons, affected 5 per cent of persistent, or non-virtual disks in the zone that powers Google Compute Engine, its cloud computing platform.

Aug 20 13:11

VIDEO: Hillary spox stumbles and mumbles over deleted emails

The Clinton campaign is still groping for two sentences to put together to explain why Hillary’s email server was wiped clean. Campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri appeared on CNN moments ago to try again to come up with an answer. Instead, it was largely rambling and incoherent.

Aug 20 13:03

The Deceptions of Hillary Clinton

selective enforcement snip : Consider this. In the past month, the Department of Justice indicted a young sailor who took a selfie in front of a sonar screen on a nuclear submarine and emailed the selfie to his girlfriend. It also indicted a Marine who sent an urgent warning to his superiors on his Gmail account about a dangerous Afghani spy who eventually killed three fellow Marines inside an American encampment. The emailing Marine was indicted for failure to secure classified materials. Gen. David Petraeus stored top-secret materials in an unlocked desk drawer in the study of his secured and guarded Virginia home and was indicted for the same crimes. And a former CIA agent was just sentenced to three years in prison for destroying one top-secret email.

Aug 20 12:58

Jeb Bush calls for full-scale NSA surveillance dictatorship in America

2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush has gone on the record with his belief that the massive and overpowering National Security Agency actually needs more power.

Aug 20 12:40

Why Obama is torpedoing Hillary Clinton

The president craves a successor who will preserve his legacy

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama is not torpedoing Hillary. He has the FBI working to cover up the story of the emails and the link to Benghazi (which is what started the whole email issue) the way the FBI provably covered up the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster.

Hillary sent weapons to the US' declared enemies Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria during the declared war on terror. That is treason. I don;t think Hillary took that step on her own, and Obama knows that if Hillary goes down, so does he!

Aug 20 12:10

Court says Clinton emails broke ‘government policy’

A federal judge said Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unique email arrangement broke “government policy” and prodded the department to talk to the FBI about getting a look at the computer server and flash drives used to store her emails.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan was surprised the State Department hadn’t even made that request, and poked at the administration’s claim that the FBI needed to be left alone to conduct its investigation.

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The FBI is being left alone to cover up the email scandal, just like it covered up the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster!

Aug 20 10:39

Ashley Madison: The Internet’s Greatest COINTELPRO Honey Pot?

Anyone employed by the state who was stupid enough to join this site should by now realize that this whole hacking affair was a staged exercise in mass entrapment, and blackmail. The media are making a big deal about how this hack is somehow a “goldmine” for cyber criminals, but do not dare mention what this kind of information could do in the hands of the deep state via covert agencies like the NSA, the FBI or the CIA, Canada’s CSIS, or overseas spook houses like Britain’s MI5, or Israel’s Mossad.

Aug 20 10:15

Hillary Clinton Campaign Says Classified Emails Were on Server

Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Wednesday that emails on the private server she used when she was secretary of state contained material that is now classified, the clearest explanation thus far of an issue that has roiled her bid for the presidency.

At the same time, the campaign sought to play down the disclosure by saying the material had been retroactively classified out of an abundance of caution by U.S. intelligence agencies.

“She was at worst a passive recipient of unwitting information that subsequently became deemed as classified,” said Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton’s campaign.

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Now here is a real problem for Hillary. When information becomes classified, those people known to be officially in possession of that information are notified of the change in status. So either Hillary ignored the change of status, or had copies of the information outside normal channels.

Another point; much if not most of the information the Secretary of State deals with is classified. When Hillary set up her own server, there is no way she could assume no classified information would not land on it. So, weak security, NO encryption, set up by as company not cleared by DSS, both management and the company itself in serious legal trouble.

And, while Hillary may try to deflect the scandal by saying the information was not classified when she received it (unlikely) it certainly was classified when it was deleted, by Hillary personnel without the necessary security clearances to destroy classified information.

One more point. Nobody is going to believe that the United States Secretary of State isn't handling classified material. That is why Hillary has the security clearance, after all. So, if Hillary did not use her private email server to handle classified information ... what server DID she use for classified material? Certainly none provided for her use by the US Government!



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Aug 20 09:22

FLASHBACK - Clinton Approves Technology Transfer to China

President Clinton said in a letter to Congress that the transfer would not harm national security or significantly improve China's military capability in space. The President was required under a 1998 law to certify that all such technology exports are in the national interest.

The certification was the first such notice to Congress under the law, which was passed in the aftermath of a Congressional uproar last year over the transfer of sensitive missile technology to China.

Mr. Clinton's notification also follows by less than a week the release of a report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which concluded that lax monitoring of the launching of American-made satellites aboard Chinese rockets had enhanced the accuracy of China's ballistic missile arsenal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As Judicial Watch later uncovered, the Clintons were well rewarded for allowing China access to this technology, repaid with campaign donations funneled in through people like John Huang, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations.

So ...

What if Hillary's weak server was their delivery system for more sold secrets, a far better solution than having to tape packages of documents underneath a bridge (Robert Hanssen's preferred method).

Aug 20 08:23

Drawing a blank: Devices from Clinton, aides wiped clean

The web of investigations into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server that held classified information and her inner circle's dealings is being hampered by revelations that their computer devices have been wiped clean or destroyed -- despite the Democratic presidential candidate claiming earlier this week she doesn't know "how it works digitally at all."

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Aug 20 07:41

Hackers Finally Post Stolen Ashley Madison Data

Keep in mind the site is a scam with thousands of fake female profiles. See ashley madison fake profile lawsuit; 90-95% of actual users are male. Chances are your man signed up on the world’s biggest affair site, but never had one. He just tried to. If that distinction matters.”

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This is so funny! I would love to see a statistical breakdown of the data; how many are Republican or Christian, for example. :)

Aug 20 07:32

Do YOU trust your partner? Millions of suspicious spouses crash websites set up to find names of Ashley Madison 'cheaters' as map reveals locations of men and women registered with the adultery website

Millions of panicked Ashley Madison members and their suspicious spouses have crashed websites hosting the 'cheat sheet' of 37million users worldwide including more than a million Britons.

Several searchable databases of names and sexual fantasies linked the data hack had to shut down within minutes of going live because they could not cope with demand, MailOnline can reveal.

A series of world maps plotting where the Ashley Madison members live have also been plotted and posted online.

Aug 19 15:15

THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING! YELP adds TSA reviews… (Go give YOUR review!)

Yelp announced in a blog post that they had reached an agreement with the federal government that allows federal agencies and offices to claim their Yelp pages, and even respond to reviews with the possibility of incorporating that feedback.

Aug 19 13:43

Ashley Madison hack could mean trouble for some feds, troops

The release of personal information reportedly belonging to more than 36 million members of adultery-focused dating site AshleyMadison.com contains 15,000 email addresses with military or federal government domains, according to a separate online data dump.

Aug 19 10:27

State Department destroyed Clinton aides’ BlackBerrys

The State Department destroyed the BlackBerry devices issued to two top aides of former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, and never issued Mrs. Clinton a device at all, officials told a federal court Wednesday.

The filing came a day before officials will have to appear in court to detail the steps they took to try to track down Mrs. Clinton’s emails, and whatever computers or other devices she may have used to send them.

Aug 19 10:21

Clinton pulls plug on testy presser over server questions

Asked if the server, which has been turned over to the Department of Justice, had been wiped clean, Clinton initially shrugged and later joked, "Like with a cloth or something?

"I don't know how it works digitally at all," she added.

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Aug 19 10:19

David Petraeus Prosecutor on Hillary’s Tail

One of the federal prosecutors who helped bring down former general David Petraeus is now leading the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email use.

Of the two prosecutors in the Department of Justice’s National Security Division tasked with investigating Clinton’s emails, one of them worked on the Petraeus case, according to the Washington Post. Petraeus, pled guilty to giving his biographer and mistress classified information.

Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, has turned over thumb drives containing Clinton’s emails from her tenure as Secretary of State. The thumb drives are now in the possession of the Department of Justice, which is just one part of an inter-agency government task force, including the FBI, that is investigating Clinton’s emails.

Aug 19 09:33

Probe of Clinton's private server could find more than just emails, including hints of hacking

A forensic examination of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her emails. It could answer lingering questions about the security of her system, who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to crack its contents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You are a little behind the times. A famous hacker who calls himself "Guccifer" already released emails he got from breaking into Hillary's server!

Aug 19 09:31

Microsoft issues emergency patch for all versions of Windows

Microsoft has released an emergency out-of-band patch for a "critical"-rated security vulnerability, affecting all supported versions of Windows.

The software giant said in an advisory Tuesday that users visiting a specially-crafted website can lead to remote code execution on an affected machine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Once again the NSA strikes out!

Aug 19 09:28

In contentious exchange, Clinton insists anything she did with email server was 'legally permitted'

In a contentious exchange with reporters after a Las Vegas Town Hall event Tuesday, Hillary Clinton insisted anything she did with her email server was "legally permitted" and said the media were the only ones asking about it.

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P.S. Hanging traitors who give American weapons to Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria while we are in a state of war on terrorists is also legally allowed!

Aug 19 08:36

How to remove the Windows 10 GWX upgrade nonsense

The story goes as follows. Several days ago, on one of my Windows 7 boxes, I did some updates. Cool beans, Then, a couple of days later, I suddenly noticed a Windows 10 like icon in my system tray. Turns out, this one belongs to a process called GWX.exe, and it is a part of Windows update KB3035583, which is deceptively labeled as an important one and preselected, intended to give Windows 7 and 8.X users an option to freely upgrade to Windows 10. Well, so far so good.

But then, I decided I was not interested. However, removing this thing off proved to be a very difficult task.

Aug 19 08:29

Theft of Unencrypted Laptop Exposes 100,000 Social Security Numbers

Background check provider SterlingBackcheck recently began notifying 100,000 people that their names, birthdates and Social Security numbers may have been exposed when an unencrypted laptop was stolen from an employee's car on May 29, 2015, CBS46 News reports.

Aug 19 08:26

Google loses data as lightning strikes

Google says data has been wiped from disks at one of its data centres in Belgium - after it was struck by lightning four times.

The strikes resulted in permanent data loss in a small fraction of Google Compute Engine (GCE) storage systems.

Some affected disks later became recoverable. But some hardware which is more susceptible to power failure suffered irreversible data loss.

Aug 19 08:15

SHIPMENT NOTICE – safilo.com – fake PDF malware

SHIPMENT NOTICE pretending to come from serviceuk@safilo.com with a zip attachment is another one from the current bot runs which try to download various Trojans and password stealers especially banking credential stealers, which may include cridex, dridex, dyreza and various Zbots, cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment. A very high proportion are being targeted at small and medium size businesses, with the hope of getting a better response than they do from consumers.

Aug 18 19:10

MasterCard trials selfie payments in the Netherlands and US

MasterCard is embarking on two pilots, one in the US and one in the Netherlands, which use facial recognition technology for payment verification. The card giant is working with International Card Services (ICS) on a trial that will see 750 ABN Amro credit card users ditch passwords, PINs and confirmation codes and instead pay online through fingerprint and facial recognition.

Aug 18 16:01

VIDEO : Clinton pulls plug on testy presser over server questions

Hillary Clinton dismissed the controversy surrounding her private email server and defended her conduct as legal during a press conference in Las Vegas.

Aug 18 15:11

Windows 10 still contacts Microsoft even when told to stop

Even if you have privacy options disabled, Internet-based services like Cortana, OneDrive, the News and Weather apps in the Start menu, and others still send telemetry data back to Microsoft. Information like what buttons were clicked, where, and how often isn't so bad, but the fact that the machine ID of the system is sent is a little concerning.

Microsoft tracks network use and processor time of specific network-oriented services. The accuracy of this tracking is another matter. Open up the Task Manager, go into full view, then go to the App History tab, and you can see the metrics. On my machine, with two days of uptime, Cortana has used 29.2MB of network traffic even though it is disabled, while the Store app has used 14.7MB even though I never used it.

Aug 18 15:08

Microsoft issues emergency patch for all versions of Windows

The zero-day flaw (classified as CVE-2015-2502) works by exploiting a flaw in how Internet Explorer handles objects in memory. If successfully exploited, an attacker could "gain the same user rights as the current user," the advisory said. Those running administrator accounts are particularly at risk, it said.

Simply put: this flaw could allow an affected Windows machine to be taken over by an attacker.

Aug 18 13:21

IRS estimate of stolen tax records balloons to over 300,000

In May, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – the US government agency tasked with collecting taxes – suffered a data breach in which attackers got away with the personal information of an estimated 100,000 taxpayers. Fast-forward a few months and scratch that number...

Aug 18 12:51

THE US WILL MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE WORLD’S INTERNET (FOR NOW)

The US Commerce Department has announced it would keep its hold on the global internet domain system for at least another year. Assistant Commerce Secretary Lawrence Strickling wrote in a blog post Monday that the US government would renew its contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) until September 30, 2016.

Aug 18 12:46

EVEN WHEN TOLD NOT TO, WINDOWS 10 WON’T STOP TALKING TO MICROSOFT

For example, even with Cortana and searching the Web from the Start menu disabled, opening Start and typing will send a request to www.bing.com to request a file called threshold.appcache which appears to contain some Cortana information, even though Cortana is disabled. The request for this file appears to contain a random machine ID that persists across reboots.

Aug 18 12:36

Economists Brace for September: “Building Up to Catastrophe of Historic Proportions”

An outright panic has taken hold over many who see September 2015 as a convergence of ominous events. RT profiled several who are bracing for next month’s signposts of doom:

Jeff Berwick, Canadian entrepreneur and editor of The Dollar Vigilante, recently told Gordon T. Long in an interview: “There’s enough going on in September to have me incredibly curious and concerned about what’s going to happen.”

[…]

Doug Casey, [head of Casey Research said] “With these stupid governments printing trillions and trillions of new currency units,” Casey, describing the US Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program, “it’s building up to a catastrophe of historic proportions.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Aug 18 11:22

Watergate journalist compares Hillary Clinton's emails to Nixon's tapes

Watergate journalist Bob Woodward thinks Hillary Clinton's private email account controversy shares some similarities with Richard Nixon's infamous Watergate scandal. Woodward, who was one of the Washington Post reporters who helped break the story that eventually led to President Nixon's resignation, compared Clinton's emails to the Nixon tapes in an interview Monday, as Nixon thought that the tapes he kept documenting conversations were "exclusively his."

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Aug 18 10:55

New Clinton email count: 305 documents with potentially classified information

More than 300 of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails — or 5.1 percent of those processed so far — have been flagged for potential secret information, the State Department reported to a federal court Monday as the political furor continued to grow for the Democratic presidential candidate and her aides.

Aug 18 09:38

Hillary's email firm was run from a loft apartment with its servers in the BATHROOM, raising new questions over security of sensitive messages she held

The IT company Hilary Clinton chose to maintain her private email account was run from a loft apartment and its servers were housed in the bathroom closet, Daily Mail Online can reveal.

Daily Mail Online tracked down ex-employees of Platte River Networks in Denver, Colorado, who revealed the outfit's strong links to the Democratic Party but expressed shock that the 2016 presidential candidate chose the small private company for such a sensitive job.

One, Tera Dadiotis, called it 'a mom and pop shop' which was an excellent place to work, but hardly seemed likely to be used to secure state secrets. And Tom Welch, who helped found the company, confirmed the servers were in a bathroom closet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This just gets better and better!

Aug 18 08:29

Windows 10 Warning: Latest Updates Are Crashing PCs

Welcome to some unwanted deja vu. Last week Microsoft MSFT +0.01% released a cumulative bug fix for Windows 10 which caused endless crash loops. Now Microsoft has released a cumulative bug fix to address it and guess what? Yes, it is also causing Windows 10 computers to crash over and over again…

Aug 18 08:20

Anti-privacy unkillable super-cookies spreading around the world – study

At least nine telcos around the world are using so-called super-cookies to secretly monitor citizens' online behavior, according to a new study.

A super-cookie is a token unique to each subscriber that is injected into every HTTP request made through a telco's cellphone networks. They can't be stripped by the user: every time a subscriber visits a website from his or her smartphone, the telco's system places the super-cookie in the HTTP headers, so that the site's servers can identify the visitor.

This super-cookie allows ad networks and media publishers to follow people across the internet even if they clear their cookies. It allows the networks to build up profiles on users' habits, and pitch them targeted advertising, while the telcos take a cut.

Aug 18 08:17

You CAN'T jail online pirates for 10 years legal eagles warn UK govt

The UK government plan to jail online copyright pirates for up to 10 years has been attacked by legal boffins in a public consultation that ended yesterday.

The British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA), said the idea was “unacceptable, infeasible and unaffordable”.

Aug 18 08:00

IRS Underestimated By 200% The Number Of Taxpayer Victims Of Identity Theft By Hackers Who Gained Access To Tax Returns Through IRS Website

Three months ago, the IRS disclosed that hackers gained access on the IRS website to tax returns for 100,000 taxpayers (more here). Yesterday, the IRS disclosed that the true number is 330,000.

Aug 18 07:06

Donald Trump calls out Mark Zuckerberg on immigration

Donald Trump has a new target for his criticism of the nation's immigration policies - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg is one of the leading tech executives who has called for a more open immigration policy. Specifically, he wants to make more H-1B visas available to tech employers so they can hire foreign skilled workers.

Trump said he wants to require employers to pay H-1B workers much more money, which he said would discourage companies from hiring them and boost job prospects for Americans. He also wants to have tech jobs offered to unemployed Americans before they can be filled by workers with H-1B visas.

Aug 17 15:30

Boom! Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton Should Be Going to Prison For What She's Done

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The man is fearless, and telling the truth, which is why he is leading in the polls.

Aug 17 15:28

Botched Google Stagefright fix won't be resolved until September

According to security company Rapid7, Google needs to rethink how it patches Android in the wake of initial botched attempts to resolve the Stagefright vulnerability.

The criticism comes as Google itself confirmed users of its Nexus devices – who are the first to get security fixes – won't be fully protected until September.

The Stagefright vulnerability for Android phones creates a means to infect devices simply by sending a booby-trapped MMS message. An estimated 950 million devices that run Android versions 2.2 through 5.1 are at risk. Version 4.1 and later have defences that mitigate, without eliminating, the possibility of a successful attack.

Aug 17 15:18

FLASHBACK - Hillary Clinton's 'hacked' Benghazi emails: FULL RELEASE

On the back of widespread public interest RT has decided to publish in their entirety a series of memos which were allegedly sent from a one-time White House aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Hillary Clinton, Terrorism, Internet, USA, Libya, Hacking

The emails, which were allegedly sent by former political adviser Sidney Blumenthal to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were forwarded to RT by a hacker using the alias “Guccifer.”

Guccifer was credited with hacking the AOL email account of Blumenthal last week, though the authenticity of the emails has not been verified.

The purported memos appear to contain sensitive information regarding the September 11, 2012 attacks on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, as well the January 2013 hostage crisis in In Amenas, Algeria.

Blumenthal has been refraining from comments so far. RT reached Blumenthal's son Max, who confirmed that his father will not be making any remarks about the leak.

Aug 17 15:16

EXCLUSIVE: Jailed hacker Guccifer boasts, "I used to read [Clinton's] memos... and then do the gardening"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so we have a confirmation Clinton's email server was hacked and classified information exposed.

Aug 17 15:15

Chicago, Los Angeles Police Departments Have Been Using 'Stingrays On Steroids' For Over A Decade

More evidence has surfaced showing local law enforcement agencies are using high-powered surveillance equipment -- equipment originally designed for the military and highly-recommended by the NSA. Ali Winston and the Center for Investigative Reporting have obtained documents showing both Chicago and Los Angeles have used "dirt boxes" (DRT -- Digital Receiver Technology "boxes:" high-powered cell site simulators) since 2005.

Aug 17 13:28

Was a Major Air Traffic Control Center Near Washington Just Hacked?

Just yesterday, The New York Times reported that a “technical problem” an an air traffic control center in Leesburg, Virginia near Washington was responsible for 462 flight delays and 476 cancellations at airports all over the East Coast this weekend.

The Air Route Traffic Control Center is one of 22 in the country. According to Wikipedia, this particular center covers the Washington/Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas just to name a few. It handles some five million flights a year and is the third busiest air traffic control center in the U.S.

Throughout the story, NYT continually refers to the “problem”. Other outlets covering the story called it a “malfunction” or a “glitch”. The FAA’s official Facebook page referred to it as an “automation problem” to be more specific.

At the time of writing this, they are still “continuing to diagnose the cause” of the “problem”.

So… is it another hack?

Aug 17 12:40

IT firm hired by Hillary Clinton: It's 'highly likely' there's a backup of emails she deleted

The IT firm hired by Hillary Clinton to oversee her private server has told ABC it is "highly likely" a backup copy of the server was made, meaning any emails Clinton deleted before she handed the server over to investigators may still be accessible.

Being able to access the deleted emails via a backup server would most likely make investigators' job much easier, cybersecurity expert Alex McGeorge of Immunity Inc. told Business Insider on Friday.

"The reason you back up a server is fairly straightforward, and it would be standard practice to do so," McGeorge said.

Aug 17 12:37

Report: State officials hiding extent of classified info on Clinton servers

State Department officials tasked with screening Hillary Clinton's emails for release under the Freedom of Information Act are using exemptions in the transparency law to mask the extent of classified information they encounter.

Intelligence community officials who were brought into the FOIA review process amid concerns over potentially classified material have alerted their inspector general that State FOIA officers are altering classification decisions, according to a report by the Washington Times.

After intelligence officials have flagged parts of emails as classified, State Department employees have instead redacted those same passages under one of nine exemptions permitted under FOIA.

Aug 17 12:34

State Dept. uncovers 17,000 missing emails

State Department officials have uncovered 17,855 emails sent between a former Hillary Clinton spokesman and reporters that the agency long claimed did not exist.

The trove was among more than 80,000 emails belonging to Philippe Reines, a Clinton aide, that were discovered on his State Department account, officials said in court filings Aug. 13.

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As it turns out, the State Department is sanitizing these emails before turning them over!

Aug 17 10:41

Hillary Clinton violated her own husband's executive order

As each new day brings to light another aspect of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's alleged email shenanigans, during Sunday morning's cavalcade of news shows a story that was reported and analyzed was Mrs. Clinton's entrusting her email server, that allegedly contained classified emails, to an IT firm that was never vetted or cleared to access or handle classified materials. What makes the report even more disturbing to those in the military, intelligence and law enforcement communities is the fact that Mrs. Clinton may have violated a regulation created by her own husband when he was President and she was the First Lady.

Aug 17 10:41

Police Using Biometrics on Americans… Without Consent in Unaccountable Database

Aaron Dykes, Guest
Waking Times

Biometrics are designed for use in mass populations here in America and throughout the Western world, not just war torn locales.

Aug 17 09:58

Some Germans Are Microwaving Their ID Cards to Stifle Surveillance

Ever since 9/11, most Americans have become quite complacent in regards to surveillance. We’re so used to being spied on by corporations and our government, that we’ve accepted it as an unavoidable fact of life. But in countries like Germany, there is still a deep-seated and widespread cultural fear of being spied on.

This became apparent in 2010, when the German government issued microchiped ID cards, which was widely protested at the time. Despite claims that these cards can’t be used to spy on someone, many Germans are still very wary of the device. This fact was demonstrated earlier this week, when a 29-year-old man was arrested at the Frankfurt airport, after it was discovered that he had microwaved his ID card to destroy the microchip (according to German law, ID cards are government property, and can’t be destroyed).

Aug 17 09:56

The Life & Death of GADDAFI’S LIBYA – A Study of the Libya That No Longer Exists (1969 – 2011)…

In 2008 or 2009, the BBC made a documentary on life inside Libya: I remember it because I watched it at the time of its broadcast. Up until the beginning of 2011, that video was available on You Tube.
Once the international community had made up its mind – after years of back and forth – that Gaddafi was ‘evil’ and a war had to be waged on Libya, all versions of the documentary were removed from the web.

Aug 17 09:19

Fears Windows 10 will blow data caps

Consumer groups have slammed Microsoft for its policy of forced updates for Windows 10, which is hitting customers in remote locations with massive bill shocks by blowing out their data caps.

But they warn bill shock may affect many more customers, regardless of where they are located. And, with many customers yet to receive their monthly internet bills, the full extent of the problem may not yet be apparent.

Maureen Hilyard, an internet user in the Cook Islands, an autonomous region associated with New Zealand, claims she faces a bill as much as $NZ600 ($A532) for the month of August, thanks to Windows 10 automatic updates.

Aug 17 09:15

VIRGINIA FINALLY DROPS AMERICA'S 'WORST VOTING MACHINES'

If you voted in a Virginia election any time between 2003 and April of this year, your vote was at serious risk of being compromised by hackers. That’s the assessment reached by Virginia’s board of elections, which recently decertified some 3,000 WINVote touchscreen voting machines after learning about security problems with the systems, including a poorly secured Wi-Fi feature for tallying votes.

Aug 17 08:00

Tablets are fast becoming the next tech dinosaur

A while back I wrote about how I inherited my son's Kindle Fire and the joys of accessing my digital newspaper subscription on my Samsung Galaxy Tab. While it was a novelty to have two tablets to play with, I quickly found it was a burden keeping my documents on both devices and switched largely to using the newer, more modern Galaxy Tab. Even that has somewhat fallen by the wayside; as I've gone on several trips this summer I've found I rely almost exclusively on my laptop - which has the full physical keyboard I prefer - and smartphone, which is always with me thanks to its portability.

Aug 17 06:44

No One Is Better at Twitter Than Trump

According to PolitiTrends data, Trump has been the most tweeted-about candidate by a wide margin for the last month, frequently becoming the subject of 70,000 tweets per day while his competitors flounder in the 20,000 range. He has 3.43 million Twitter followers, surpassed by Hillary Clinton’s 3.97 million, but according to an analysis by Vocativ he has a much higher percentage of authentic, non-robot Twitter followers (90 percent) than the Democratic front-runner (65 percent). The Talkwalker report provided to The Daily Beast also shows that he has been retweeted 1.86 million times since he first stepped off of that escalator on June 16.

Aug 16 22:44

Exposed: Big Brother's 'Unique and Productive' Relationship with AT&T

Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents show that the U.S. government's relationship with telecom giant AT&T has been considered "unique and especially productive," according to a joint investigation by the New York Times and ProPublica published Saturday.

Aug 16 16:38

Hackers can access EVERY call and message you send: The moment computer expert shows just how easy it is for them to eavesdrop on your smartphone

Hackers are able to spy on smartphone users anywhere in the world.

In one of the biggest threat to privacy breaches the world has ever seen, Australians may have their names, addresses, bank account details and medical data stolen due to a security vulnerability.

Channel Nine's 60 Minutes has uncovered a security hole in modern telecommunications that enables cyber criminals to listen in on phone conversations and read text messages.

The program reveals just how easy it is for German hackers, who are based in Berlin, to be able to intercept, steal data and geo-track someone's location by using a signalling system, known as SS7.

Criminals, commercial spies and suspected terrorists are allegedly exploiting the security loophole for their own benefit by accessing the system, which is being used by major Australian providers.

Aug 16 16:11

175 MILLION websites still powered by Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 support ended a month ago today, but there are still 175 million websites on the public internet – about one in five – that are powered by the operating system.

Plenty of the machines also run Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0, a version of Redmond's web server that has primitive security compared to its successors.

The 175 million number comes from Netcraft's regular count of the world's websites and the web servers behind them. The company's August survey found 874,408,576 sites running on 5,391,301 web-facing computers. Of those, the company is satisfied that 609,000 are running Windows Server 2003. And of those, 73 per cent are running IIS 6.0.

Aug 16 12:33

Hillary's emails WERE backed up to another server – and it may still exist – as the FBI works to figure out how well the data was scrubbed

Tens of thousands of emails once housed on former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's private computer server were moved to another device after a Colorado company took possession of the device in 2013, leaving open the possibility that copies of messages Clinton later chose to delete might still exist.

The FBI seized the server this week in a stunning move, signaling a new intensity in the investigation into whether Clinton knowingly send or received top-secret classified information through her private address while she was America's top diplomat.

Bloomberg reported Thursday night that Barbara Wells, an attorney for Platte River Networks, Inc., confirmed that while the server hardware now controlled by the FBI 'is blank and does not contain any useful data,' its contents could still be safe and sound elsewhere.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The mere fact that Hillary's people blanked the disk shows an intention to destroy evidence.

Aug 16 12:30

Amazon takes workplace surveillance to the next level by incentivizing employees to report on each other

Amazon's corporate offices encourage white collar employees to use an electronic reporting tool to tell their managers how their colleagues are doing on the job. Unsurprisingly, this practice results in some bad outcomes for workers.

Aug 16 10:31

Siri "Butt Dial" Saves Murfreesboro Man's Life After Truck Falls on Him

iPhone users know "Siri" can do plenty of things at the touch of a button. Add saving a life to the list.

18-year-old Sam Ray was working under his truck on July 2nd when the jack gave way, sending the nearly 5,000 pound truck crashing down on top on him. With his arms trapped, Ray yelled for help, but nobody was able to hear him.

That's when he heard the familiar Siri activation coming from his phone that was in his back pocket. Realizing it was a chance for help, the man was able to "push up on his hip" to activate Siri and requested a 911 call. He finally heard dispatchers on the line and received the help he needed.

Aug 16 10:12

TOP EXECUTIVE AT HILLARY'S SERVER COMPANY WAS SUED FOR 'FRAUD' AFTER 'RECEIVING PROCEEDS' FROM $500M PONZI SCHEME RUN BY BACKSTREET BOYS IMPRESARIO

A top executive at the Internet company hired by Hillary Clinton to manage her private email server is an alleged fraudster who was an executive for one of the most notorious Ponzi fraudsters in recent history.

David DeCamillis is said to have been paid $1.5 million as a director of a company run by Lou Pearlman, the disgraced music impresario who discovered The Backstreet Boys and NSync.

DeCamillis was accused of 14 counts of fraud and one count of unjust enrichment when Pearlman’s business was exposed as a $500 million scam.

DeCamillis then got a job at Denver, Colorado, based Platte River Networks as their vice president of sales and marketing whilst Pearlman began serving a 25 year jail term.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This guy was obviously more crooked than a dog's hind leg.

And that brings to mind two questions; how could Hillary, or her staff, NOT have done the "due diligence" to recognise how crooked this guy was, or did they know, and feel he would be "perfect" as the manager for Hillary's email accounts?!?

Either way, having to ask these questions of a woman running for President is troubling, indeed.

Aug 16 09:19

AT&T Helped NSA Spy on an Array of Internet Traffic

he National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T.

While it has been long known that American telecommunications companies worked closely with the spy agency, newly disclosed N.S.A. documents show that the relationship with AT&T has been considered unique and especially productive. One document described it as “highly collaborative,” while another lauded the company’s “extreme willingness to help.”

Aug 16 03:38

Microsoft Stands Accused

Microsoft stands accused of deleting Windows 10 Insider feedback it doesn't like

Aug 15 20:54

Firefox stealthily loads webpages when you hover over links -- here's how to stop it

Pre-fetching or caching of web pages is a technique used by many web browsers to improve perceived performance -- it's nothing new. But Firefox takes a slightly sinister and stealthy approach. Simply hover your mouse over a link and the browser fires off requests to the associated website in the background.

While this sounds potentially helpful, it is also something of a privacy and security concern -- not to mention a waste of bandwidth. You might hover over a link simply to check out the destination in the status bar; if there is a link to a malicious or unsavory website, you probably don’t want these stealthy connections being made in the background. If you're worried about your security or privacy, or just want to be back in control of your web connection, there are steps you can take.

Aug 15 20:50

AT&T helped U.S. NSA in spying on Internet traffic: N.Y. Times

Telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc (T.N) has provided extensive assistance to the U.S. National Security Agency as the spy agency conducts surveillance on huge volumes of Internet traffic passing through the United States, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing newly disclosed NSA documents.

The newspaper reported that the company gave technical assistance to the NSA in carrying out a secret court order allowing wiretapping of all Internet communications at the headquarters of the United Nations, an AT&T customer.

The documents date from 2003 to 2013 and were provided by fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the Times reported.

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Aug 15 17:11

Hillary's emails WERE backed up to another server – and it may still exist – as the FBI works to figure out how well the data was scrubbed

Tens of thousands of emails once housed on former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's private computer server were moved to another device after a Colorado company took possession of the device in 2013, leaving open the possibility that copies of messages Clinton later chose to delete might still exist.

The FBI seized the server this week in a stunning move, signaling a new intensity in the investigation into whether Clinton knowingly send or received top-secret classified information through her private address while she was America's top diplomat.

Bloomberg reported Thursday night that Barbara Wells, an attorney for Platte River Networks, Inc., confirmed that while the server hardware now controlled by the FBI 'is blank and does not contain any useful data,' its contents could still be safe and sound elsewhere.

Aug 15 10:46

Top executive at Hillary's server company was sued for 'fraud' after 'receiving proceeds' from $500m Ponzi scheme run by Backstreet Boys impresario

A top executive at the Internet company hired by Hillary Clinton to manage her private email server is an alleged fraudster who was an executive for one of the most notorious Ponzi fraudsters in recent history.

David DeCamillis is said to have been paid $1.5 million as a director of a company run by Lou Pearlman, the disgraced music impresario who discovered The Backstreet Boys and NSync.

DeCamillis was accused of 14 counts of fraud and one count of unjust enrichment when Pearlman’s business was exposed as a $500 million scam.

DeCamillis then got a job at Denver, Colorado, based Platte River Networks as their vice president of sales and marketing whilst Pearlman began serving a 25 year jail term.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The story gets even better. Platte River Networks is in legal trouble for stealing US Government phone numbers and in some cases actually interfering with the phone lines themselves, suggesting an espionage operation! Possibly as a means to reduce their own legal difficulties, Platte River Networks has informed officials that the Clinton email server had a clone, to which the entire contents of the server in Clinton;s house were copied before the "sanitation" and deletions began.

Aug 15 10:00

Poll: Majority believe Clinton lied about emails

A majority of Americans believe Hillary Clinton lied about having sensitive national intelligence on her private email server, a new poll finds.

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Aug 15 09:15

Windows 10 Sucks - UPDATED!

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And updated, and updated , and updated ...

Aug 15 08:01

CHINA SENDS IN CHEMICAL WARFARE TROOPS, ORDERS TIANJIN BLAST SITE EVACUATION AFTER TOXIC SODIUM CYANIDE FOUND

“Right now, we don’t know anything,” said Sun Meirong, 52, an office cleaner who descended 13 flights of stairs with her 1-year-old grandson after the explosions blew in her apartment windows and front door.

… According to the Tianjin Tanggu Environmental Monitoring Station, calcium carbide was one of several toxic industrial chemicals stored by the company. The others included sodium cyanide, which can produce hydrogen cyanide, a volatile and flammable liquid; and toluene diisocyanate, which can also react violently in the presence of water.
We were quite skeptical the Chinese government can maintain the charade for long: unlike radiation whose effects take years to materialize, and thus afforded the Japanese government free reign to lie to the people with impunity for years, the effect of the Chinese toxic gases manifest themselves quickly, and usually with a combustible or deadly outcome.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Chinese government did the right thing in ordering the evacuation, but they will have to come clean with the Chinese people as to how this happened in the first place.

Intelligent chemical storage has be underpinned with a real protocol, so that this kind of accident (if it was, in fact an "accident") doesn't happen again.

Aug 14 17:47

My browser visited Weather.com and all I got was this lousy malware (Updated)

The malvertising campaign worked by inserting malicious code into ads distributed by AdSpirit.de, a network that delivers ads to Drudge, Wunderground, and other third-party websites, according to a post published Thursday by researchers from security firm Malwarebytes. The ads, in turn, exploited security vulnerabilities in widely used browsers and browser plugins that install malware on end-user computers. The criminals behind the campaign previously carried out a similar attack on Yahoo's ad network, exposing millions more people to the same drive-by attacks.

Update: A few hours after Ars published this article, Malwarebytes updated the blog post to say the campaign had moved to yet another ad network, which happens to be associated with AOL. Visitors to eBay were among those who were exposed to the malicious ads distributed through the newly discovered network.

Aug 14 17:12

VW Has Spent Two Years Trying to Hide a Big Security Flaw

Thousands of cars from a host of manufacturers have spent years at risk of electronic car-hacking, according to expert research that Volkswagen has spent two years trying to suppress in the courts.

“Keyless” car theft, which sees hackers target vulnerabilities in electronic locks and immobilizers, now accounts for 42 percent of stolen vehicles in London. BMWs and Range Rovers are particularly at-risk, police say, and can be in the hands of a technically minded criminal within 60 seconds.

Security researchers have now discovered a similar vulnerability in keyless vehicles made by several carmakers. The weakness – which affects the Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) transponder chip used in immobilizers – was discovered in 2012, but carmakers sued the researchers to prevent them from publishing their findings.

Aug 14 15:17

Is Microsoft snooping on your computer? Analysts claim Windows 10 sends identifiable information to tech giant EVEN when told not to

Microsoft has previously said it does not collect data without users' consent, but work by Ars Technica could be interpreted as contradicting the statement.

The technology website's report seems to show that Windows 10 still contacts Microsoft even when certain internet-reliant features such as Bing and its Cortana personal assistant are are turned off.

While this is partly to test for an internet connection, OneDrive data seemed to be transmitted even when the feature is not active, said Ars Technica.

Data sent and requested from Microsoft to its OneDrive cloud storage service has a user ID attached,The Guardian reported.

The experts used a local login to Windows 10 rather than a Microsoft account and had every privacy protecting setting switched on.

'Windows 10 seems to transmit information to the server even when OneDrive is disabled,' Peter Bright writes.

Aug 14 15:16

State Dept. confirms Clinton aides had other unreported email accounts

Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s top aides, used personal email accounts to conduct government business in addition to a State Department email and an account on the controversial server Mrs. Clinton kept at her New York home, the State Department confirmed to a federal court Friday.

The State Department admitted to the judge that it doesn’t have control over those documents, and can’t be sure it has all of the records from their time in the administration.

Aug 14 15:03

American cops wonder why Clinton not indicted for alleged email fraud

The allegations against Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that she had at least two top-secret classified information emails stored on her private server are the latest in a long and tedious process involving the Clinton family and their depiction of themselves as being victimized by Republicans, according to a growing number news reports on Thursday. And many American law enforcement officers are wondering why the Justice Department is dragging its feet to investigate and indict Mrs. Clinton when they regularly imprison Americans for the same types of alleged offenses.

Aug 14 13:56

Government Wants to “Implant Recipients of Welfare Assistance with Satellite-Tracked Chips”

Sold on public fears, an RFID chipped population could only be years away.

Otherwise the "terrorists" will win. Oh my!

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Aug 14 13:45

Turns Out Personal Assistants Siri and Cortana Aren't As Personal As You Think

Whatever you say to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) personal assistants Siri and Cortana may not be as private as you think.

Both companies store data input into their voice assistants including voice commands, location information, and, well, basically everything you say. Apple explains its recording and storage policy in its privacy policy for OS 8.1. The policy, which is easy enough to find if you are looking for it, but nothing anyone would ever stumble across if you aren't, spells out every manner in which your interaction with your phone is used by Apple, but bolds the following in order for it to stand out:

By using Siri or Dictation, you agree and consent to Apple's and its subsidiaries' and agents' transmission, collection, maintenance, processing, and use of this information, including your voice input and User Data, to provide and improve Siri, Dictation, and dictation functionality in other Apple products and services.

Aug 14 11:59

Where did Hillary's personal emails go?

The Denver company tasked with managing Clinton's controversial email system believes there is "no useful data" left on the server it helped wipe clean, according to Barbara Wells, an attorney representing the firm.

"Platte River Networks does not have any data from the old server that is available on any of the servers or devices that they currently have in their control," Wells told the Washington Examiner.

But that data was "migrated" — or transferred electronically — onto another server around the summer of 2013, Wells noted. That server has not yet been identified.

Aug 14 11:07

Top secret Clinton emails include drone talk

The two emails on Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that an auditor deemed "top secret" include a discussion of a news article detailing a U.S. drone operation and a separate conversation that could point back to highly classified material in an improper manner or merely reflect information collected independently, U.S. officials who have reviewed the correspondence told The Associated Press.

The sourcing of the information in the emails could have significant political implications as the 2016 presidential campaign heats up. Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, agreed this week to turn over to the FBI the private server she used as secretary of state, and Republicans in Congress have seized on the involvement of federal law enforcement as a sign that she was either negligent with the nation's secrets or worse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember how Kenneth Starr distracted America from the real Whitewater scandal of government-sanctioned drug running with Monica Lewinsky and the stained blue dress?

That is what all this talk about satellites and drones is about, the "blue dress" to distract America from what happened at the Consulate in Benghazi, which is the reason Congress demanded Hillary's emails in the first place!

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