Nov 12 16:27

Facecrime Technology

n late September, there was a modest gathering of law enforcement officers, military personnel, and mental health professionals in the small western New York town of Hamburg. It was totally ignored by the mainstream media, with just a reporter from the Buffalo News on hand to record the proceedings. Lucky for us.

The 120 men and women were attending the International First Responder-Military Symposium, held at Hilbert College, a small “Franciscan tradition” place of learning. Not that St. Francis would have been interested in a military symposium, but if he’d been able to attend, he’d have heard all about a new technology that will help identify and track “terrorists.”

Nov 12 15:12

Stop the Internet Blacklist: S. 3804

Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA)creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. Courts could add sites to the first list; the Attorney General would have control over the second. Internet service providers and others (everyone from Comcast to PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the first list. They would also receive immunity (and presumably the good favor of the government) if they block domains on the second list.

The lists are for sites "dedicated to infringing activity," but that's defined very broadly -- any domain name where counterfeit goods or copyrighted material are "central to the activity of the Internet site" could be blocked.

S. 3804: Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act Link:

Nov 12 08:39

Watchdog Planned for Online Privacy

Julia Angwin
The Wall Street Journal

The Obama administration is preparing a stepped-up approach to policing Internet privacy that calls for new laws and the creation of a new position to oversee the effort, according to people familiar with the situation.

Nov 12 05:38

Our Destiny: Digital Nomads in a Virtual Void

Our Destiny: Digital Nomads in a Virtual Void

November 11, 2010
By David Richards

Britain is a surreal place to be living right now.

The infamous Ministry of Defense trend report for 2007-35 projects the British middle classes 'becoming revolutionary, taking on the role of Marx's proletariat.'

I should be seeing the start of the ferment.

Our living standards are being attacked: people are losing their jobs, there is fast inflation, taxes are increasing and every year hordes of young people leave university to few job opportunities.

And yet there is virtually no anger at all. The conversation between people is as trivial and inane as ever.

Nov 12 01:20

TASERS & Those Who Approve of Their Use

We must:

1. Get rid of NWO sell-out Police Chiefs and the political hacks who put them into office
2. Get rid of sadistic, abusive cops and see to it that they can't join another police department anywhere in the nation.
3. Stop recruiting cops from ex-military Special forces and from similar sadistic/brutalizing background training.
4. Stop accepting the federal dollar bribery of the local police force with equipment and training that is designed to turn them into NWO Robo Cops (with no allegiance to community or its citizens, but rather to the larger NWO police state agenda).
5. Get rid of, and declare a permanent BAN on TASER guns.

Nov 11 07:42

Buckingham Palace forced to remove abusive comments from Queen's Facebook page

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to the 21st Century, your highnessnessness. Rather awkward way to find out your underlings were lying when they assured you the British subjects loved you, isn't it?

As a side note the link to the Facebook page in the source article is incorrect. The correct link is HERE although now that it's nice and sanitary and confined to her Highnessnessness's comings and goings it's not worth the mouse click.

Nov 09 14:00

Magazine lifts from blog, sparks online outrage

A magazine that reprinted a blog article without permission and suggested the author compensate the editors has drawn the ire of thousands of Internet users and prompted at least one other media outlet to lawyer up.

Nov 09 12:53

Computer Issues Plague Several Valley Banks

There were many frustrated bank customers in the valley on Saturday. If you were having problems accessing your banking information or even getting to your money, you weren't the only one.

Several Wells Fargo, Chase and Bank of America customers were saying they had problems.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All THREE banking systems went down at the same time? I have a hard time believing that one!

Nov 09 05:27

Microsoft unveils Window Phone 7, derides rival devices

As its Windows Phone 7 hit the US market Monday, Microsoft launched a unique campaign to dent Apple's iPhone and Google Android system by playing up their 'faulty' design.

The software giant is taking its "Really" commercial on YouTube to the street by roping in TV stars to tell how badly designed smart phones by its competitors have spawned a bad phone behaviour among users.

Under the 'Really Rally Road Trip' campaign launched Monday, Microsoft will take popular TV stars Rob Dyrdek and actress Minka Kelly across the country to show how Windows Phone 7 stands out against rival smart phones.

Nov 08 16:03

Cops bust webcam strippers in sex sting

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Latest online scam

Nov 07 09:32

When Single Moms Are Fined $1.5M, It's Time To Take A New Look At Copyright Protection In The Digital Age

First of all, it infuriates me that the federal government is working as private cops for the RIAA. Think about how they pushed through the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and forced the music and computer industries to use copy protection.

It also maddens me because the Founders only allowed ten year copyrights, after which the rights were turned over to the general public, to benefit from the work.

It's time to come up with a saner version of digital copyright, because this is crazy and wrong:

Nov 07 07:44

Pentagon's Cyber Command seeks authority to expand its battlefield

The Pentagon's new Cyber Command is seeking authority to carry out computer network attacks around the globe to protect U.S. interests, drawing objections from administration lawyers uncertain about the legality of offensive operations.

Nov 06 20:45

EU proposes online right 'to be forgotten'

Websites could be compelled to delete all data held on users at their request, if new European laws come into force.

Nov 06 11:26

All Diebold Touch-screen Voting Systems Fail on Election Day at 110 Polls Across Utah County, UT

Well, it's a good thing last Tuesday wasn't a Presidential Election with really huge crowds of voters in Utah County, UT. As polls opened at 7am, digitally encoded cards used by voters to begin the voting process on the state's oft-failed, easily-manipulated, 100% unverifiable Diebold AccuVote touch-screen voting systems didn't work at all 110 polling locations across the county. A programming error was blamed.

---Story Continues---

Nov 06 08:17

iPhone Glitch Causes Alarms to Sound at Wrong Time on Daylight Savings

Due to a bug, iPhone alarms have sounded an hour early or late for people all over the world on Daylight Savings. Even though the time on the iPhone changes, the alarms don't adjust.

Just last week many iPhone users in Europe woke up an hour late because of the glitch, and this alarm issue could repeat itself here.

Apple published a support document on Wednesday that explained how to get around the problem. It's a simple fix that will save you the agony of waking up at the wrong time: when you set your alarm, make sure your "repeat" interval is set to "never."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is time to ditch daylight savings time. Only an idiot believes you can slice a foot off the bottom of a blanket, sew it to the top, and have a longer blanket.

Nov 06 08:04

Private Security Continues to Invade American Towns

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

A couple nights ago, I was sitting in front of the TV waiting on the local campaign coverage. Amid the mindless programming that passes for entertainment, and the irritating advertisements that follow it, a particular commercial caught my eye.

Nov 06 07:32

The Mainstream Media Is Now Obsolete

f we need anything at this point in history, it is the citizen journalist. We need not one corporately sponsored message, but millions of independent voices all searching for the truth in their own unique way. Only then can we retrieve our American identity, and achieve a legitimate sense of justice in this country. Great changes begin with a revolution of ideas, an individual will, and a multitude of open eyes. The internet is a catalyst for such an event, the kind that occurs perhaps once in a millennium. We cannot allow it to be vilified by swindlers or dominated by tyrants under any circumstance, otherwise, we will lose our initiative, and along with it, our voice.

Nov 06 05:24

Google now restricts Facebook access to Gmail contacts

Google has restricted social networking site Facebook from grabbing information about its users' contacts in Gmail, the search engine giant's email service, a media report said.

Until now, new Facebook users could find out whether their contacts on Gmail also had Facebook accounts, simply by typing in their Gmail user name and password as part of the Facebook signup process, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Nov 05 11:03

Cable TV Companies Lost over 500K Subscribers in Q3

Cable companies have traditionally increased the cost of their TV services each year, often with no improvement in the offerings. As people start looking to save money, many are leaving cable providers. Gigaom reports that it has cobbled together the number of cable subscribers lost for four of the top five cable companies around the country for Q3 2010 and the number of folks leaving cable is growing.

However, Gigaom reports that over the last few quarters the number of subscribers lost from cable and gained at satellite and IPTV firms is not matching up. Many people are just walking away from paying for TV. This is getting easier to do with most major networks offering their programs online free and services like Hulu offering old shows for fans to watch.

Nov 05 08:22

New Zealand P2P proposal: guilty until proven innocent

Say you have a DSL connection at home. Should you be liable for big fines over infringements committed using your connection... even if you had nothing to do with them? And should rightsholder complaints carry the assumption of accuracy? New Zealand politicians say yes.

Nov 05 06:21

CRTC green lights usage-based internet billing

The federal regulator on Thursday gave Bell Canada the approval to implement so-called usage-based billing to wholesale customers — usually smaller internet service providers that rent portions of its network — within 90 days. Under the plan, Bell will charge wholesale service providers a flat monthly fee to connect to its network, and for a set monthly usage limit per each ISP customer the ISP has.

Beyond that set limit, users will be charged per gigabyte, depending on the speed of their connections.

Nov 04 20:54

Independent News Site Fraudulently Blacklisted by Internet Explorer After Negative Bill Gates Article

Activist Post

Is the Internet Blacklist already being enforced via web browsers? Microsoft's Internet Explorer recommended that visitors should not access Activist Post today, claiming the site contains threats to outside computers. First, we want to assure all of our visitors that this is blatantly FALSE. Our site does not contain any viruses, malware, or data-harvesting capabilities. We have a voluntary and confidential sign-up mechanism for our free weekly newsletter, which apparently now falls under the category of illegal data mining according to Microsoft.

What's interesting about the timing of this possible censorship is that it comes on a day when we posted an article that reflects negatively on Bill Gates.

Nov 04 16:36

Global Warming Hoaxters used robot posters on social networks.

Nov 03 11:32

The Software That Stares at Goats? Pentagon Building System For Massive E-Mail Privacy Violation

Here we go again. Earlier this month the Pentagon announced a new effort to build a system aimed at allowing it to scan billions of communications in order to detect "anomalies" in people's behavior that will predict who is about to snap and turn into a homicidal maniac — or, perhaps, leak damaging documents to a reporter.

Nov 03 11:25

Google sends 700,000 Americans to wrong polling stations

Google's Election Centre led 700,000 Americans to the wrong polling stations for Election Day yesterday, potentially skewing results in what was a hotly-contested election.

Nov 03 11:03

Goldman Sachs admits its software manipulates economy!

Nov 03 10:44

When is a Leak "Hacking", Hacking a "Leak" and What is "Espionage?": F-35 Stealth Fighter Cover-Up

On April 21, 2009, the Department of Defense announced the theft of 1.5 terabytes of data on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the platform meant give the United States and her allies air superiority for the next 40 years. In a flash, all that was gone, $300 billion dollars of funding down the drain, every system, defense, offense, stealth, everything needed to build one or shoot it down, all gone. Day one, China was accused but it wasn’t China, it wasn’t Iran, it wasn’t Pakistan. The theft left a clear signature, one identical to the data Wikileaks has been receiving, sources inside the Pentagon repeating the actions of Israeli-Soviet spy, Jonathan Pollard.

Nov 03 08:58

Defeating the New Internet Privacy Threat

It seems some of us have been thinking thoughts not approved by the Prowlers That Be and that something is to be done about it.

It’s no wonder they are concerned: Thoughts can quickly turn into beliefs, and when you put enough sound ones together, consider them for a while and let it all sink in – you end up with something dangerous that is inevitably going to spread. Things are now starting to heat up, because people with all kinds of ideas are beginning to see that they have been hoodwinked.

Nov 02 08:10

Real estate is a bad investment does not show up in Google News and other interesting housing trends – Strategic default searches went viral in 2010. Banks betting against American homeowners.

82 percent of American households have internet access. Of those with internet access, a large number are homeowners. The vast majority use Google to search for many things including foreclosure advice or investigating the real estate market. The online trends give of a sense of what is happening in the collective psyche of our country that really isn’t revealed through the conventional press. The housing market seems to be entering a second leg down and many are now predicting nationwide home prices to fall by 5 to 10 percent in the upcoming year. With that being said, very few articles have made their way to the popular press regarding real estate as a bad investment. Even today, there is still a sense that no matter the price, real estate will always be a good financial choice.

Nov 01 04:50

global governance for internet

global governance for internet

Nov 01 00:48

Finding the 'Cure' for the 'Cyber Epidemic'

Just another day in our collapsing American Empire!

As the "War on Terror" morphs into a multiyear, multitrillion dollar blood-soaked adventure to secure advantage over imperialism's geopolitical rivals (and steal other people's resources in the process), hitting the corporate "sweet spot," now as during the golden days of the Cold War, is as American as a preemptive war and the "pack of lies" that launch them.

Always inventive when it comes to ginning-up a profitable panic, U.S. defense and security grifters have rolled-out a product line guaranteed to scare the bejesus out of everyone: a "cyber epidemic"!

Oct 30 22:24

Internet Killed Israeli PR (must watch)

Oct 29 10:23

Internet Reception Reaches Summit of Mount Everest

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my relief!

Oct 29 08:58

New pat-downs in airport security lines drawing ire

The Transportation Security Administration rolled out a new pat-down technique Friday aimed at boosting security, but it is drawing criticism already for being too intrusive.

Screeners now use the fronts of their hands, instead of the backs, and use a sliding motion along a person's body. In some cases, security workers are now allowed to touch body parts that were previously off-limits.

Oct 29 05:34

'Wireless' humans could backbone new mobile networks

People could form the backbone of powerful new mobile internet networks by carrying wearable sensors.

The sensors could create new ultra high bandwidth mobile internet infrastructures and reduce the density of mobile phone base stations.

Engineers from Queen's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology are working on a new project based on the rapidly developing science of body-centric communications.

Oct 28 11:02

Oracle says Google directly copied Java code: Here's the line-by-line comparison

Oct 27 14:47

NSA’s Newest Recruiters: Teaching Kids to Be East German Stasi

From Cyber/Space/War: Danger Room reports newest recruiters for NSA reside on their kids page. Yes, there exists a kids page. The article "NSA's Newest Recruiters: Cartoon-Leopard Twins," relates how the "...surveillance and cryptology crew at NSA has the right online companions for you: Cy and Cyndi, a pair of anthropomorphic snow leopards now kickin' it with the CryptoKids, the Puzzle Palace's team of cartoon animal hackers...". Cy and Cyndi are known as the Cybertwins wear gaming headgear, talk into hands-free mobile devices and teach youth about proper online hygiene. This would just seem squirrelly if this kind of youth campaign weren't so scary?

Oct 27 11:18

Youtube busted down playing numbers for political videos

Youtube freezes all my vids at 300 then 800 and after a couple a days starts to count hits AFTER major linkers have moved on. I witness this as I am on a 13 hour time zone different from the east coast US in japan and I release my vids on purpose at night here to be on in the morning for US news. A commenter also noticed the 300 mark and posted that on 2 vids. The past 4 videos or so are all over 1900 and yet I know it was really more than that. They are lying about the numbers.
My other name can get 2k easily just from this site and my facebook without any special links.

Oct 27 06:59

Noticed less spam lately?

Since late last month, the world supply of Viagra ads and other email spam has dropped by an estimated one-fifth. You may not have noticed - with 200 billion spam messages in circulation each day, there is still plenty to go around.

Yesterday, police officials in Russia here announced a criminal investigation of a suspected spam kingpin, Igor Gusev. They said he had probably fled the country.

The Moscow police said Gusev, 31, was a central figure in the operations of, which paid spammers to promote online pharmacies, sometimes quite lewdly. suddenly stopped operating on Sept 27. With less financial incentive to send their junk mail, spammers curtailed their activity by an estimated 50 billion messages a day.

Oct 27 05:15

James Corbett on Cashless Control, Awlaki the Fake War on Terror Boogeyman

The Corbett Report on cashless society and fake war on terror.

Oct 26 10:58

Confirmed: PayPal sabotages New Hampshire vote recount

I am informed directly by the Granny Warriors that PayPal did in fact freeze the funds earmarked for the Recount Fees! So, now you know who to blame for the failure to get a recount of the New Hampshire vote count. PayPal.

The application for a recount of the New Hampshire vote required a deposit of $55,600 to the New Hampshire Secretary of State no later than 3:00 P.M. this afternoon, January 15th. A huge and successful effort by the Granny Warriors raised the money and they ordered the transfer to the Secretary. However, at the very last
moment, PayPal FROZE THE ACCOUNT and did not transfer the money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, I guess PayPal are still up to their old tricks! Why is it that people with money think that money bestows a divine right to fuck with people? Suggestions for a reliable alternative welcome.

Oct 26 09:09

I guess I am not the only one having problems with PayPal.

Oct 25 23:00

7 Mega-Cartels That Kill the Free Market and Our Sovereignty

What America has, and what we've had for a long time, is Cartelism. It is becoming increasingly evident that every industry has been infected by "Too-Big-to-Fail" consolidation that has resulted in a near-picture-perfect oligarchy -- a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small segment of society distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, or military control

Each major industry in America, and globally, is predominantly run by a handful of companies who are aided by the corporate-government revolving door. They work in unison to effectively control the direction of their respective industries, the economy as a whole, geopolitics, society, and humanity. Consequently, there is no longer a free market for basic human necessities, or even human thought.

Here are descriptions of 7 mega-cartels that killed the free market and effectively run America's oligarchy beginning at the top of the pyramid and cascading down:

Oct 25 16:20

Google finally admits that its Street View cars DID take emails and passwords from computers

Google was accused of spying on households yesterday after it admitted secretly copying passwords and private emails from home computers.

The internet search giant was forced to confess it had downloaded personal data during its controversial Street View project, when it photographed virtually every street in Britain.

In an astonishing invasion of privacy, it admitted entire emails, web pages and even passwords were 'mistakenly collected' by antennae on its high-tech Street View cars.

Oct 25 09:41

As-Safir: Israel Invaded Alfa Mobile Phone Operator, Nahhas Confirms

The Lebanese daily as-Safir reported on Monday that Israel invaded Alfa mobile phone operator over a period of 32 days during the July 2006 war, few hours before Telecommunications Minister Charbel Nahhas had said that Israel infiltrated the telecommunications sector and managed to alter and manipulate its data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, all evidence collected via telephone and data surveillance anywhere in the world just became inadmissible in a court of law, because its authenticity cannot be guaranteed.

Oct 24 04:37

Mark Glenn's Attack on Jeff Rense

Jeff Rense's website and radio program represent an oasis of truth for countless people around the world who can still think for themselves.

That's why it was both puzzling and painful to witness a vituperative attack on Jeff by his erstwhile friend and ally Mark Glenn.

Both these men are courageous and outspoken opponents of Zionist World Government. What triggered Glenn's attack?

Oct 23 16:46

Wikileaks under doubt as “classified” documents substantiate bogus U.S. claims

The fact that the supposedly damaging leaks are in fact bolstering American accusations against Iran while minimizing American complicity in Iraqi deaths leads some to believe that the leaks are in fact engineered by the Pentagon to either discredit Wikileaks, or are in conjunction with Wikileaks which is a U.S. government outfit.

Oct 23 16:10

Panda: Mac is less secure than Windows, here's an antivirus

The number of Mac OS vulnerabilities has quintupled in less than a year. In 2009, 34 vulnerabilities were detected for Mac OS. So far in 2010, this number has risen to 175 vulnerabilities. Furthermore, the platform can also be affected by 170,000 macro viruses for Windows and there are 5,000 classified strains of malware that specifically target Apple systems, according to Panda Security.

Oct 22 10:45

November 30th Could Be the Day the Government Seizes Control of the Internet

November 30th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could potentially engage in one of the largest federal power grabs we have ever seen.

And what’s worse, the FCC would be doing it without Congress weighing in. At the FCC’s November meeting – note the coincidental date of choice, AFTER the impending election – three unelected bureaucrats (of five) could simply vote themselves rulers of 1/6th of our entire economy – the information and technology sector.

Meaning the Internet that you currently enjoy – that has been a marvel of economic and information innovation and success – will be subject to vast new governmental regulations. You didn’t elect these people – but they are on the verge of electing themselves Internet overlords.

Oct 22 09:26

Facebook conspiracy: Data mining for the CIA

Facebook, however, does what Chairman Mao, Joseph Stalin, or Adolf Hitler could not have dreamt of - it has a half billion people willingly doing a form of spy work on all their friends, family, neighbors, etc.—while enthusiastically revealing information on themselves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It's amazing, sir! After sifting through all this data we have discovered that the vast majority of American males are built like a young Arnold Schwarzenegger (only with longer genitals) while almost every American women looks like a Playboy centerfold model! But despite this, they are all very lonely!"

Oct 22 09:02

First look: HP Slate 500 with Windows 7 Professional

Powered by an Intel Atom Z540 processor, the HP Slate 500 powers up like any other notebook or desktop running Windows 7 by hitting the button pictured above. There aren’t many buttons or ports around surrounding the edges, leaving most of the controls to the touch screen. But here is what you will find on the sides: an on/off switch, a power connector, an SD card slot, a USB port, a Home screen button, an onscreen keyboard tab, a headphones jack and volume controls. (Additional connectivity options can be found on the back of the included docking station, which includes another two USB ports, HDMI and a headphones jack.)

Oct 22 08:52


Webmaster's Commentary: 

As you can see by clicking the donate button to the right, PayPal has once again shut down our account. We do not yet know the reason, but clearly my caution at re-establishing business with them was justified. This article is a record of our first run-in with PayPal and why we chose not to use them for so many years. If this matter is not resolved within a day or so, we will again cancel PayPal and we will never use them again.

You can get a second chance with me, but never a third.

Oct 22 06:38

Google Street View camera cars get lost

The trio of cars appears to be stranded on a remote stretch of road, while a confused man on the left of the photo looks to be frantically checking a roadside map while he calls for help.

The 'Street Viewmobiles', each equipped with nine, 2.5 metre-high multi-directional cameras, silently cruise the streets, taking pictures of city centres, side streets and even residential areas.

Oct 22 06:38

Google ordered to reveal identity of 'cyberstalker'

A New York judge told the company it had 15 days to provide Carla Franklin, 34, with the identities and contact details of people who posted the material to its YouTube video website.

Miss Franklin, a former model with degrees from Duke and Columbia universities, said she was unsettled that video clips taken from a student film had been combined with personal information.

Oct 22 06:02

Pentagon Will Help Homeland Security Department Fight Domestic Cyberattacks

Thom Shanker
The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has adopted new procedures for using the Defense Department’s vast array of cyberwarfare capabilities in case of an attack on vital computer networks inside the United States, delicately navigating historic rules that restrict military action on American soil.

Oct 21 18:20

Snuggly the Wiretap Friendly Bear Snuggly the Security Bear is back! This time he's updating you on Internet privacy and other civil liberty fun. See what happens when you're perfectly safe and secure!

Oct 21 15:51

China stops rare earth minerals to US

Oct 21 09:16

Bill Clinton 'lost vital White House nuclear codes'

For several months during Bill Clinton's administration, a former top military officer says the White House lost the card with a set of numbers for opening the briefcase containing the codes for a nuclear attack.

Oct 21 07:59

Google Alert: Google's Devilish Tax Deals Detailed in Bloomberg News Scoop

The motto for those good Google guys out in Mountain View, CA. is "Don't be evil," but Bloomberg News today details how that pledge stops somewhere short of their tax returns. Bloomberg's Jesse Drucker explains how the world's most successful Internet search engine manages to cut its tax rate on its massive overseas profits by a sleight of hand worthy of a Times Square Three-Card Monte dealer (Ok, they don't have Three-Card Monte games in Times Square anymore, but they did. Just Google it.)

Oct 21 05:50

How many Microsoft employees does it take to change a lightbulb?

One dev to spend five minutes implementing ChangeLightBulbWindowHandleEx.

One program manager to write the specification.

One localization expert to review the specification for localizability issues.

One usability expert to review the specification for accessibility and usability issues.

Oct 20 19:17

The Stuxnet worm, a form of malware, was likely created by a government.

“In terms of preparation, planning and organization, Stuxnet is completely unparalleled to anything we’ve seen before,” Roel Schouwenberg, a Boston-based researcher for Russian internet security company Kaspersky Lab, told GlobalPost.

Schouwenberg said Stuxnet exploits holes in computers running Microsoft Windows, infecting networks and spreading via USB data sticks as it hunts specific software created by German engineering company Siemens for use in power plants and factories.

Once it finds the software, it makes modifications, causing machinery to shut down, “potentially by explosion.” In the meantime, it tinkers with feedback software so engineers running the plant have no idea what is happening.

Oct 20 19:11

Kaspersky hit by cyber criminals?

The Russian-based security firm Kaspersky has fallen victim to the cyber criminals it tries to protect users against, according to reports.

The company, known for its anti-virus software, has supposedly been compromised by hackers who have directed users trying to download Kaspersky’s software to malicious sites. Once they have reached the destination they are then encouraged to download fake anti-virus software, which could compromise their data security.

Oct 20 14:35

Three Maine newspapers stop accepting online comments

Three Maine newspapers have halted online comments on stories posted on their websites.

MaineToday Media CEO Richard Connor said what was aimed as a public forum for civil discourse devolved into "a forum for vile, crude, insensitive, and vicious postings." In his words, "No story subject seems safe from hurtful and vulgar comments."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "We got tired of having BULL BISCUITS shouted at us every time we obediently posted whatever Israel paid us to post."

Oct 20 11:44

Keeping the Bad Guys out of your RFID credit cards

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I was not sure these things really worked, but the owner of this company sent me one for testing, and I attempted to make a purchase using my RFID equipped credit card and while it was in the sleeve, the scanner did not see it! As soon as I took the card out of the sleeve, the scanner saw it and completed the transaction. This thing really does work! With so many hackers walking around malls with portable scanners and laptops hidden in their backpacks, the only real protection is to avoid RFID, or keep the RFID cards in these sleeves.

Oct 20 06:20

In UK, every email and website to be stored by government

Every email, phone call and website visit is to be recorded and stored after the Coalition Government revived controversial Big Brother snooping plans.

Tom Whitehead

It will allow security services and the police to spy on the activities of every Briton who uses a phone or the internet.

Moves to make every communications provider store details for at least a year will be unveiled later this year sparking fresh fears over a return of the surveillance state.

Oct 19 23:40

Interactive Brokers' Peterffy Lashes Out Against The Broken Market, As Nanex Conclusively Proves HFT's Were Cause For Flash Crash

"It is not so much anymore that the public does not trust their brokers. They do not trust the markets, the exchanges, or the regulators either. And why should they, given our showing in the past few years?

Who cares what will happen in the future? Obviously not the banks, for whom each and every day of continued existence is a taxpayer-funded gift from god, or in this case Bernanke and the administration, which allows them to pay another batch of record bonuses for a catastrophe well done. They know the game is over, and it is now just a matter of when. If they can get paid one or two bonuses in the meantime, so much better.

Oct 19 22:38

Israeli lottery Draws the Same Six Numbers as 3 Weeks Ago– A one in Four Trillion chance.

It didn't take long for some viewers to notice that these numbers were exactly the same as those drawn in the September 21st draw.

Yitzhak Melechson, a professor of statistics at the University of Tel Aviv, said that the incident of six numbers repeating themselves within a month is an event of once in 10,000 years.

Oct 19 17:14

Officials Push to Bolster Law on Wiretapping

Charlie Savage
The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials, citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requires phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their networks can be wiretapped, federal officials say.

Oct 19 09:41


The multi-billion dollar Ford Foundation's historic relationship to the Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] is rarely mentioned on Pacifica's DEMOCRACY NOW / Deep Dish TV show, on FAIR's COUNTERSPIN show, on the WORKING ASSETS RADIO show, on The Nation Institute's RADIO NATION show, on David Barsamian's ALTERNATIVE RADIO show or in the pages of PROGRESSIVE, MOTHER JONES and Z magazine. One reason may be because the Ford Foundation and other Establishment foundations subsidize the Establishment Left's alternative media gatekeepers / censors.

Oct 19 09:38

U.S. Pushes to Ease Technical Obstacles to Wiretapping

Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials, citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requires phone and broadband carriers to ensure that their networks can be wiretapped, federal officials say.

The officials say tougher legislation is needed because some telecommunications companies in recent years have begun new services and made system upgrades that caused technical problems for surveillance. They want to increase legal incentives and penalties aimed at pushing carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast to ensure that any network changes will not disrupt their ability to conduct wiretaps.

Oct 19 08:47

Google Street View breached privacy: Commissioner

An investigation by Canada's privacy commissioner has found Google breached privacy laws while it scoured Canadian streets in a specially designed vehicle for its popular Google Street View feature.

The investigation found the technology giant gathered email addresses, passwords, usernames and other personal information from unsecured wireless networks in Canadian neighbourhoods.

Oct 19 08:40


DesertPeace enters its sixth year of publishing today. We started out on Blogspot but after one to many times of being denied access by Google, we moved to a much friendlier ’neighbourhood’.

Oct 19 08:35

"Here you have" or "Just for you" virus/worm warning

This is a new kind of cleverly designed trojan activated virus/worm by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner.

Oct 19 05:52

Facebook apps transmitted personal info, report says

NEW YORK - The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users' personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies.

Oct 18 09:40

Cool! Someone started a second WRH Facebook page!

Oct 18 02:23

Johann Hari: Obama's robot wars endanger us all

Imagine if, an hour from now, a robot-plane swooped over your house and blasted it to pieces. The plane has no pilot. It is controlled with a joystick from 7,000 miles away, sent by the Pakistani military to kill you. It blows up all the houses in your street, and so barbecues your family and your neighbours until there is nothing left to bury but a few charred slops. Why? They refuse to comment. They don't even admit the robot-planes belong to them. But they tell the Pakistani newspapers back home it is because one of you was planning to attack Pakistan. How do they know? Somebody told them. Who? You don't know, and there are no appeals against the robot.

Oct 17 16:12


Charles Freeman recently stated, “Only a peace process that is protected from Israel’s ability to manipulate American politics can succeed.” So, to paraphrase the neocons, the road to Jerusalem leads through Washington. As long as the Lobby holds sway inside the Beltway, Israel can do what it likes in the West Bank and Gaza.

Oct 17 10:24

News Corp. Shuts Off Hulu Access To Cablevision Customers – And Turns It Back On

Editor's Note: In an impressive display of internet censorship power, News Corp has been able to restrict internet access to outside providers to some of its websites. Now that we know that this type of censoring ability exists, we can expect to see much more efforts to strangle internet service providers to comply with the media giants. Not a good sign at all. Also note that the following article is written by a News Corp employee so it surely has the kindest possible spin on this exercise of power.

Peter Kafka
WSJ Digital

Oct 17 09:10

Government Spying via Facebook

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just another propaganda trick to discourage people from communicating with each other; to trick Americans back into psychological dependency on ABCNNBBCBS. But with 300 million angry Americans, it's not like there are enough Federal Agents to spy on us all. 99% of what gets posted to Facebook are clipping from other sources. There is simply too much information out there to correlate.

You think the Feds don't already know we are angry? You think the government is not aware there is open talk of revolution across the land? You think Obama hasn't heard that the people want him charged with high treason for allowing Israel to attack Americans in international waters? You think Congress thinks they got away with holding the Middle Class down while Wall Street gang-banged us all into poverty?

They know it. They know that the interval between now and the guillotines grows shorter every day. All they want to do is hold off the final collapse as long as possible while they loot the nation and skedaddle for the borders! So they play this Booga Booga trick to keep people from sharing their growing rage with each other.

Not gonna work.

Not a chance in Hell.

So to all those government goons reading these words right now; cut your losses. Take what you already looted and leave now while you can. Because you and I both know your bosses will offer you up as a sacrificial lamb in a heartbeat to save their own sorry asses when the final bug-out happens.

P.S. People lie about themselves on Facebook.

Oct 16 22:16

Govt. Spying via Facebook

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Oct 15 11:33

CYBERCOM to Go Operational This Month

In August, the Pentagon revealed information about a cyber attack against the US military’s Central Command in 2008. According to the Pentagon’s account, USB memory sticks were randomly placed in a washroom at a US military base in the Middle East providing support for the war in Iraq. The memory sticks, infected with a computer worm by an undisclosed foreign intelligence agency, were picked up by soldiers who ignored protocol and plugged them into military laptops. The worm took 14 months to kill. In a very similar attack earlier this year, Iran experienced a computer worm (the Stuxnet virus) that infected around 30,000 IP addresses, as well as the computers at the Bushehr nuclear plant.

Oct 14 08:23

Half of wi-fi networks can be hacked in seconds

Nearly half of home wi-fi networks can be hacked in less than five seconds, according to a study carried out across UK cities.

Of the 40,000 networks identified in the six cities, just under 20,000 had no password or the most basic form of security encryption, the research for card protection and insurance company CPP found.

In the ''ethical hacking'' experiment, researchers spent half an hour in each city using freely available software to use as many unsecured wireless connections as possible.

Oct 13 17:32

Microsoft issues its biggest-ever security fix

Microsoft said four of the new patches -- software updates that write over glitches -- were of the highest priority and should be deployed immediately to protect users from potential criminal attacks on the Windows operating systems.

Oct 13 09:16

FLASHBACK - Israeli Foreign Ministry to Hire Shills for “Internet Warfare” Squad

The Foreign Ministry unveiled a new plan this week: Paying talkbackers to post pro-Israel responses on websites worldwide. A total of NIS 600,000 (roughly $150,000) will be earmarked to the establishment of an “Internet warfare” squad.

Oct 12 14:52 Calls For New Cybersecurity Slogan

Hey WRHistas,

Here's something "fun" for you amidst all the tyranny ... is appalled at DHS's new cybersecurity slogan: Stop, Think, Connect.

(We are appalled, too, but for other reasons.)

And they're calling for people to post new slogans. Here are some of the ones SCMLA has come up with so far:

Swipe It Or Wipe It

Fingerscan or Taliban

Don't Hate Surveillance

Fingerscan For Freedom

Have You Iris-Scanned Lately?

You Surf. We Surveil. Questions?

Cyber Surveillance is Cyber Freedom

Relinquish Cyberliberty For Cybersecurity

Watch What You're Watching Because We're Watching Too

Oct 12 11:47

Irish court rules in favour of ISPs in piracy case

The High Court in Ireland has ruled that laws cutting off internet users who have illegally downloaded content cannot be enforced in the country.

It is a victory for Irish internet service provider UPC which took the legal action against copyright owners, including EMI and Sony.

But it will be a blow to the music and film industry, which wants the strict rules as a deterrent against piracy.

It is likely to have a knock-on effect to similar policies in other countries.

Oct 12 04:40

Iranian, Chinese Computers Also Discovered to Have Been Hacking D.C. Internet Voting System

According to testimony given to a D.C. City Council committee last Friday by J. Alex Halderman, asst. professor of electrical engineering and computer science at University of Michigan, hackers from Iran and China were also attempting to access the very same network infrastructure, even as his own team of students had successfully done so, taking over the entirety of the Internet Voting system which had been opened for a first-of-its-kind live test.

Oct 11 12:20

Google’s self-driving car

Google announced this weekend that it’s been building robotic cars that have been driving themselves around California — down curvy Lombard Street in San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge, along the Pacific Coast Highway, around Lake Tahoe and from Google’s Mountain View headquarters to Santa Monica (a 350-mile trip). So far, the cars have logged over 140,000 miles.

The company hasn’t said yet what it’s going to do with the cars, but they should be a good business for Google, because they draw heavily on Google’s data centers.

Oct 11 10:02

Stuxnet Computer Worm–Israel’s Attempt To Silence Iran on 9/11 or Veiled Threat to the Entire World?

The reasons for Israel being fingered as the lone gunman in this crime were several. First, the bug in question–while making its way to other parts of the world, nevertheless was disproportionally concentrated in Iran, and–more importantly–targeted the nuclear facility at Natanz whose destruction is numero uno on Israel’s wish list. Next were two “fingerprints” left on the would-be murder weapon, one of them being a reference to the biblical heroine Esther whose reputed actions (celebrated yearly in the Jewish religious festival known as Purim) saved the Jews of Persia (today’s Iran) from yet another in a seemingly-endless parade of persecution of God’s chosen people.

Oct 11 05:50

When the 'Future' Invades Our Lives. The CIA Funds 'Predictive Behavior' Start-Ups

What do Google, the CIA and a host of so-called "predictive behavior" start-ups have in common?

They're interested in you, or more specifically, whether your online interests--from Facebook to Twitter posts, and from Flickr photos to YouTube and blog entries--can be exploited by powerful computer algorithms and subsequently transformed into "actionable intelligence."

Oct 10 09:32

Cass Sunstein's despicable ideas on regulating the internet

In the past, we have seen Barack Obama and his supporters attempt to chill any sort of scrutiny or criticism of him. Many of his records - whether they are transcripts from Occidental or Columbia - have not been released. He lost his senior thesis (on Soviet nuclear disarmament) from Columbia University (how likely was that to happen, given that he felt his own life was important enough to write an autobiography in his young 20s), and his records from his time in the Illinois state senate were "lost".

Oct 10 09:14

Ryan Dawson - Youtube censored me again

Oct 09 03:21

Fears of a 10.10.10 computer virus hit internet

Fears that a computer virus could be unleased on October 10 – 10.10.10 – are circulating on the internet, with experts warning users to be careful.

Oct 07 19:04

Feds order HSBC to boost money-laundering controls

Eileen AJ Connelly
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Federal regulators on Thursday said HSBC North America Holdings Inc. has been ordered to improve its compliance with money laundering laws.
A federal investigation found the U.S. subsidiaries of the London-based HSBC Holdings PLC do not have tight enough controls over a list of money transfer operations.

Oct 07 15:12

Microsoft Proposes Government Licensing Internet Access

A new proposal by a top Microsoft executive would open the door for government licensing to access the Internet, with authorities being empowered to block individual computers from connecting to the world wide web under the pretext of preventing malware attacks.

Oct 07 07:34

How the Phone Companies Are Screwing America: The $320 Billion Broadband Rip-Off

Since 1991, the telecom companies have pocketed an estimated $320 billion --- that's about $3,000 per household.

This is a conservative estimate of the wide-scale plunder that includes monies garnered from hidden rate hikes, depreciation allowances, write-offs and other schemes. Ironically, in 2009, the FCC's National Broadband plan claimed it will cost about $350 billion to fully upgrade America's infrastructure.

The principal consequence of the great broadband con is not only that Americans are stuck with an inferior and overpriced communications system, but the nation's global economic competitiveness has been undermined.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is becoming a consistent pattern in the US. Pacific Gas and Electric got a rate increase approved because they needed to make repairs on the gas lines, only they took the money and didn't make the repairs and San Bruno blew up. This is more of the same. The phone companies got a rate increase back in 1991 to pay for system upgrades to support broadband, but they took the money and made only token improvements here and there while the rest of the world surged ahead. So, broadband in the US is like our medical care; the most expensive in the world, and lagging in quality.

Oct 07 07:21

Microsoft proposes public health approach to internet infections: Only vaccinated computers can get online

Byron Acohido
USA Today

Microsoft has proposed a bold new Internet security model based on the principles used to preserve public health on a global basis.

Oct 06 15:20

Superbug that hit 6m PCs in China traced to US?

The much-feared new cyber-weapon, the 'Superbug', which has attacked over six million personal and almost 1,000 corporate computers in China has been traced to the US, official media reported.

Oct 06 15:20

Jewish Internet Defense Force: Not so powerful after all

You Tube reinstates David Duke’s Account

Oct 06 13:19

FBI wants revision in telecom law to aid terror probes

WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert Mueller is calling for changes in federal law to help his agents with surveillance of communications in anti-terrorism and other criminal investigations.

Oct 06 11:16

Microsoft: Ban 'sick' PCs from the Internet

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rivero: Shoot the cyber criminals!

Oct 06 10:06

New Phishing Attack Targets Apple iTunes, Security Firm Says

Got iTunes? Be careful, you might get iScammed too.

A new cyberscam has been targeting the tens of millions of users of Apple's iTunes music service, as crooks phish for confidential bank information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How iNnoying!

Oct 06 10:03

REALITY REPORT #64 - Global Warming Battle Turns Bloody

In this edition of the Reality Report, the brutal video about what could happen if you don't reduce your carbon footprint is broken down in the Rant. We the People Foundation Chairman, Bob Schulz, joins Gary Franchi for a special interview to respond the the recent allegations by Time Magazine that he "has reached the brink of calling for war." They also talk about the upcoming Liberty Walks on October 24th. Angie Ress sits in for Nina this week. She talks about the lengths the NYPD is going to to keep terror out of the city, how the Army may be taking control of what you watch on TV, and why the FBI could soon be watching your every move on the internet. All of this plus a dip into the Mailbag to reveal the shocking answers to the previous Question of the Week, and a new Enemy of the State.

Oct 06 08:57

Obama Administration Pressures ISPs To Censor Websites

The Obama Administration IP Czar Victoria Espinel has been holding meetings with ISPs, registrars, payment processors and others in a bid to get them to block access to websites “dedicated to infringing activities”. However, as we have documented, the government deems such infringement to include political opinions which are antagonistic toward the state, leaving the door open for state censorship of free speech on the world wide web.

Oct 06 06:34

Cyber Wars: US Is Stepping Up Defense Against Digital Attacks


Guarding water wells and granaries from enemy raids is as old as war itself. In the Middle Ages, vital resources were hoarded behind castle walls, protected by moats, drawbridges and knights with double-edged swords.

Oct 06 00:48

Programming Kids To Enforce The Police State

Want to earn tons of cool badges and prizes while competing with you friends to see who can be the best American? Download the SnapScouts app for your Android phone (iPhone app coming soon) and get started patrolling your neighborhood.

It's up to you to keep America safe! If you see something suspicious, Snap it! If you see someone who doesn't belong, Snap it! Not sure if someone or something is suspicious? Snap it anyway!

Play with your friends and family to see who can get the best prizes. Join the SnapScouts today!

Oct 06 00:44

Hospital Patient Privacy Sacrificed as State Agency Sells or Gives Away Data

Maybe you, like so many others, couldn't get away on vacation this summer. Never mind. If you were a patient in a Texas hospital in the past ten years, the intimate details of your hospital stay made the trip for you.

Oct 05 14:07

Chipped: school children put into “Smart Badge program”

School children in Santa Fe, New Mexico are being compelled to participate in a “Smart Badge” program. These are RFID chips embedded in an ID badge that the kids are required to have with them at all times. With these tags, the children can be (and are) followed and monitored by administrators of the government school system.

The program is getting mixed reviews, according to an article at KVUE. Some parents love it. After all, this is being done in the name of the children’s safety. Who doesn’t want kids to be safe, right?

Other parents aren’t so sure about this program.

Oct 05 06:47

Some Android apps caught covertly sending GPS data to advertisers

The results of a study conducted by researchers from Duke University, Penn State University, and Intel Labs have revealed that a significant number of popular Android applications transmit private user data to advertising networks without explicitly asking or informing the user. The researchers developed a piece of software called TaintDroid that uses dynamic taint analysis to detect and report when applications are sending potentially sensitive information to remote servers.

They used TaintDroid to test 30 popular free Android applications selected at random from the Android market and found that half were sending private information to advertising servers, including the user's location and phone number.

Oct 04 14:24

Stuxnet Super Virus Also Attacked China

The latest super virus, Stuxnet, which attacked Iran’s Nuclear Facility, is reported to have attacked China too. Some of the industrial computing systems and their hardwares run by the Siemens software were affected by the Stuxnet worm. Now there is a fear shown by the US, that if the virus could hit China, then the United States is not missing on its list.

Oct 04 09:37

Israel's unit 8200: cyber warfare

Israel demonstrated its intent to conquer cyber warfare in the 1990s by presenting the country's legions of hackers with a choice between prison and working for the state.

Oct 04 08:04

Stop the Internet Blacklist!

Just the other day, President Obama urged other countries to stop censoring the Internet. But now the United States Congress is trying to censor the Internet here at home. A new bill being debated this week would have the Attorney General create an Internet blacklist of sites that US Internet providers would be required to block.

This is the kind of heavy-handed censorship you'd expect from a dictatorship, where one man can decide what web sites you're not allowed to visit. But the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to pass the bill this week -- and Senators say they haven't heard much in the way of objections! That's why we need you to sign our urgent petition to Congress demanding they oppose the Internet blacklist.

Oct 04 07:49

CENSORED History of the Slave Trade

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A few days ago, the Jewish Internet Defense Force, a group of hackers who attack websites that criticize Israel for its war crimes, bragged about how they had succeeded in forcing YouTube to delete the channel and videos of David Duke.

Now, regardless of whether you agree with Duke or not, we still have a First Amendment in this nation, and everyone gets to say their point of view, a right Israel's supporters never fail to take constant advantage of, even as they attempt to deny it to others. Frankly, I find the prospect of a foreign nation controlling what we can see on the internet in the same fashion they already control what we see on ABCNNBBCBS far more alarming than anything Duke has to say.

As has historically been the case, the downfall of Israel's supporters is that they cannot resist bragging about how they control America. They could not help but brag how they were in control of YouTube. Thus it comes as no surprise that First Amendment supporters are pouring Duke's videos back onto YouTube where, because of the "Banned in Boston" effect, more people are watching them now than ever before!

Oct 04 06:34

The Israeli threat to global security

A USB memory stick carrying the Stuxnet malware is believed to have provided intruders with access to Iran’s nuclear program. The same technique was used in November 2008 to break into CENTCOM, providing a foreign government with unfiltered access to the Pentagon’s command of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Did both attacks come from the same source?

Oct 04 06:25

Crypto Wars! Obama Wants New Law to Wiretap the Internet

In a reprise of the crypto wars of the 1990s, the U.S. secret state is mounting an offensive that would force telecommunication companies to redesign their systems and information networks to more easily facilitate internet spying.

Touted as a simple technical "fix" that would "modernize" existing legislation for wiretaps, government security officials will demand that telecommunication firms and internet service providers provide law enforcement with backdoors that would enable them to bypass built-in encryption and security features of electronic communications.

Oct 03 22:04

Israel's hackers brag how they control YouTube!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whether you agree with David Duke or not, the idea that the agents of a foreign power are now able to control what you can and cannot see on YouTube should confirm for all observers that Israel is imposing a dictatorship over America.

Oct 02 11:27

Congress Has Plans for an Internet Blacklist in the Works -- Let's Stop This Now

When it really matters to them, Congressmembers can come together -- with a panache and wry wit you didn't know they had. As banned books week gets underway, and President Obama admonishes oppressive regimes for their censorship of the Internet, a group of powerful Senators -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- have signed onto a bill that would vastly expand the government's power to censor the Internet.

Oct 02 08:19

Iran 'detains western spies' after cyber attack on nuclear plant

Iran has detained several "spies" it claims were behind cyber attacks on its nuclear programme.

The intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi, said western "spy services" were behind the complex computer virus that recently infected more than 30,000 computers in industrial sites, including those in the Bushehr nuclear power plant, appearing to confirm the suspicion of computer security experts that a foreign state was responsible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This isn't the USA, where spies from Israel are given a trip to Disneyland then sent back home. Because of the crimes committed at Abu Ghraib, Bagram, Guantanamo, and other torture centers, those spies are in for a very rough time!

Oct 02 06:45

Congress Abandons Net Neutrality Bill

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-California) has given up for the year on an effort to create bipartisan legislation that would prevent broadband providers from interfering with traffic over their networks.

Waxman's net neutrality bill would have prohibited Internet, cable and phone companies from slowing or blocking traffic to legal web sites, protocols and services, which would otherwise allow them to play favorites with online content - and while Internet providers have claimed they would engage in neutral practice with or without a bill, cable company RCN was recently sued for "delaying or blocking" P2P protocols.

Oct 02 05:55

5 Ways to Keep the Internet from Destroying Your Brain

Human beings are creatures of habit, and nowhere is the force of habit more apparent than in the way most of us use the Internet. Few of us are disciplined enough to go online, do one thing, and log off. While it may be fun to keep updating our Facebook profiles or repeatedly accessing our various feeds throughout the day or merrily multitasking round the clock, researchers are beginning to document the emotional and psychological price we're paying for doing so. But the good news is that feeling overwhelmed and lost online isn't an inevitable consequence of living in the Internet Age—we can change how we behave when we go on online and how we interact with the web.

Oct 01 22:12

Stuxnet 'cyber superweapon' moves to China

A computer virus dubbed the world's "first cyber superweapon" by experts and which may have been designed to attack Iran's nuclear facilities has found a new target -- China.

The Stuxnet computer worm has wreaked havoc in China, infecting millions of computers around the country, state media reported this week.

Stuxnet is feared by experts around the globe as it can break into computers that control machinery at the heart of industry, allowing an attacker to assume control of critical systems like pumps, motors, alarms and valves.

It could, technically, make factory boilers explode, destroy gas pipelines or even cause a nuclear plant to malfunction.

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Oct 01 22:07

Stuxnet Malware Mystery Deepens: Another Hint Of Israeli Origins

On Tuesday, a German computer specialist offered a hint that Israel may be behind the sophisticated malware, by demonstrating that a file inside the code uses the word "Myrtus" -- which could be a reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament story about how the Jews prevented a nefarious plot by the Persians, according to the New York Times.

Oct 01 13:31

Computer worm attacking Iran's nuclear facilities 'includes Biblical link to Israel'

Israel has been linked to a complex worm currently attacking computers in Iran, which experts claim may have been designed to target the country's nuclear facilities.

The Stuxnet worm, supposedly aimed at slowing Iran's desire to create a nuclear arsenal, appears to include a reference to a Biblical story in which Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them.

The New York Times reports a file inside the Stuxnet code is named 'Myrtus' - a reference to the Hebrew word Esther, the same name as the Old Testament book in which the story appears.

Oct 01 11:35


I posted the above earlier today. The prospect is frightening…. not only will ‘Big Brother’ be watching YOU, he will be watching the sites you surf on the Internet.

Michael Rivero of What Really Happened has come up with a way to defeat these Internet terrorists and nip their plans in the bud….

Oct 01 10:34

Remove Stuxnet Infection with Stuxnet Rootkit Remover

Stuxnet is a new family of malware that has drawn a large number of attention from security researchers in the mid of this July. By taking advantage of the previously unknown vulnerability in Windows shell, which was discovered lately in most of the current versions of Windows–including Windows Vista, Windows 7, both 32- and 64-bit versions, and Windows Server 2008–Stuxnet is able to run itself without user interaction as soon as the .lnk file in an infected USB drive is read by the operating system.

Oct 01 10:17

It’s the Economy, Not the Bloggers

Americans are angry with the Obama administration, and the Obama administration is angry with—bloggers?

Webmaster's Commentary: 


Oct 01 09:16

Israel Suspected in Worm Sabotage of Iran's First Nuclear Plant

The viral program is very sophisticated and appears designed specifically to attack the plant. It first was released onto workers' computers, designed to try to reach plant's control systems. Unlike other more sophisticated attacks which appeared to be primarily geared for monitoring, this attack was designed to do damage. It contained logic to sabotage nuclear fuel enrichment centrifuges. The centrifuges, made by German equipment electronics giant Siemens, would be made to fail in a virtually unnoticeable way.

another noteworthy event: unit8200 soldier *arrested*

Oct 01 08:48

Israel's unit 8200: cyber warfare

Israel demonstrated its intent to conquer cyber warfare in the 1990s by presenting the country's legions of hackers with a choice between prison and working for the state.

Oct 01 08:43

GNU adns Advanced, easy to use, asynchronous-capable DNS client library and utilities.

adns is a resolver library for C (and C++) programs, and a collection of useful DNS resolver utilities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

S.3804 will attempt to silence Patriot websites by forcing commercial domain name resolution systems to drop the DNS listings for those sites. However, setting up private or community DNS is fairly easy, as this code demonstrates! Once operational, adding the DNS info for the patriot sites is trivial!

Oct 01 08:33


On September 20th, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced legislation — S. 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act — that seeks to give the Department of Justice the power to shut down websites anywhere in the world that are found to infringe on intellectual property rights. This would be accomplished by ordering U.S. domain registrars and registries to stop resolving infringing sites’ domain names. While this bill has the noble-sounding goal of preventing online piracy, handing the federal government authority over the Internet would set a troubling precedent that would imperil Internet freedom in America and across the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This can actually be defeated by amateur DNS servers set up all across the world, especially in those nations now willing to defy the United States, possibly even Iceland! Those who know how can actually set up their own local DNS servers to allow themselves and their friends to continue to access the patriot websites. The copyright infringers and pirates already do this, which means that this new law, like all the others, portrays itself as fighting cr4ime while actually seeking to return the general population to a state of deaf, dumb, and blindness, wholly dependent on ABCNNBBCBS to tell them what is going on in the world.

It won't work and it never has, but the tyrants playing by last century's rules are panicking. My concern is that if the virtual revolution is attacked, it will move from the virtual to the real world (as we are already seeing across Europe).

Oct 01 07:57

Stuxnet worm could have been inside job

Delegates at the Virus Bulletin 2010 conference in Vancouver have heard that the Stuxnet worm could have been an inside job.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, told that the worm may have been written by someone with detailed knowledge of Siemens' computer systems, possibly a current or former employee.

Mikko Hyppönen, chief research officer at F-Secure, told that, based on the evidence he'd seen, the Stuxnet worm looks like a government attack, although conference presentations focused on the technical details of the attack rather than the motive.

Oct 01 07:05

Israeli cyber unit responsible for Iran computer worm – claim

Computer experts have discovered a biblical reference embedded in the code of the computer worm that has pointed to Israel as the origin of the cyber attack.

The code contains the word "myrtus", which is the Latin biological term for the myrtle tree. The Hebrew word for myrtle, Hadassah, was the birth name of Esther, the Jewish queen of Persia.

In the Bible, The Book of Esther tells how the queen pre-empted an attack on the country's Jewish population and then persuaded her husband to launch an attack before being attacked themselves.

Israel has threatened to launch a pre-emptive attack on Iran's facilities to ensure that the Islamic state does not gain the ability to threaten its existence.

Oct 01 06:38

House Democrats shelve net neutrality proposal

Joelle Tessler
Associated Press

House Democrats have shelved a last-ditch effort to broker a compromise between phone, cable and Internet companies on rules that would prohibit broadband providers from blocking or degrading online traffic flowing over their networks.

Oct 01 02:13

DARPA develops Helmet of Obedience

It looks like our ever-diligent friends at DARPA have been busy creating a contingency plan for the OathKeeper movement. Thanks to a newly-developed pain modulator and behavior modification helmet, any US troops who decide they will obey the Constitution rather than the commands of the global puppet masters will now be getting some remote-controlled motivational persuasion.

Oct 01 01:54

Stuxnet & "Cyber Storm III' Cyber Attack Wargame are unrelated, nothing to see here...

New York Times asks: In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue

But first from CyberSpaceWar/defencetalk: US keyboard warriors were doing battle Tuesday with a simulated cyberattack on government and private computer networks that undermines basic trust in the Internet. The "Cyber Storm III" exercise involves participants from seven US government departments, including the Pentagon, 11 US states, 60 private companies and 12 international partners.

Sep 30 18:54

Inside Stuxnet: Researcher drops new clues about origin of worm

The mysterious Stuxnet worm took center stage at the Virus Bulletin 2010 conference with a prominent security researcher dropping a raw hint that Israel may be behind the industrial-strength malware attack.

Sep 30 16:43

In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue

Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at slowing Iran’s race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them.

Sep 30 16:33

Obama Working on Plan to Wiretap Skype, Facebook, BlackBerrys

The Obama administration wants to force all communications companies to make their networks compliable with wiretapping orders from law enforcement, a change that would primarily affect the likes of Facebook, Skype, BlackBerrys and similar encrypted systems.

Phone and broadband companies already are required under the 1994 Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act to ensure their operations can allow for eavesdropping by police and federal agents. But more recent communications like BlackBerrys, which encrypt emails, make it difficult for the government to intercept messages that may involve terrorist plots.

The White House has been working with the FBI, the Department of Justice and the National Security Agency to develop a plan that would be submitted to Congress sometime next year.

Sep 30 10:24

Millions of Computers Hit by Virus Across China

Jakarta Globe

Bejing. A computer virus dubbed the world’s “first cyber superweapon” and which may have been designed to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities has found a new target — China.

The Stuxnet computer worm has wreaked havoc in China, infecting millions of computers around the country, state media reported this week.

Sep 30 09:20

Authorities Plan To Trawl Phone Calls And E Mails For Signs Of “Resentment Toward Government”

Do you resent the government for enforcing Obamacare or raising your taxes? Write about it in an email or talk about it on the phone and you could be placed under surveillance as a potential terrorist, if frightening new technology being shopped to law enforcement agencies is implemented.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since the Republicans resent the Democrats and the Democrats resent the Republicans, that puts pretty much every registered voter on the "terrorist" watch list, doesn't it?

Sep 29 19:24

Internet's creator slams 'blight' of web disconnection laws


Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the world wide web, warned Tuesday of the "blight" of new laws being introduced across the globe allowing people to be cut off from the Internet.

"There's been a rash of laws trying to give governments and Internet service providers (ISPs) the right and the duty to disconnect people," he told a conference on web science at the Royal Society in London.

Sep 29 16:44

FBI agents seek the right to tap texts, emails and websites

US intelligence services would be allowed to tap text messages, emails and networking websites under new powers being considered by Barack Obama's administration.

The FBI says extremists and drug cartels are increasingly communicating online rather than using telephones, leaving US investigators struggling to keep track of them.

A new bill requesting the additional powers to investigate suspected criminals and terrorists will be presented next year. It is likely to face stiff opposition from civil liberties advocates who say the security services have historically abused extensions of power.

James Dempsey, of the pressure group Centre for Democracy and Technology, said: "They are really asking for the authority to redesign services that take advantage of the unique architecture of the internet."