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Massive Playstation Data Theft: What are the stakes?

The hacking of Sony Corp’s PlayStation Network has earned a place in the annals of Internet crime. Reuters April 28, 2011 That’s partly because of the massive size of the data breach — information about 77 million customer accounts was stolen. It is also because Sony bothered to disclose the attack at all. The bulk of attacks on corporate and governmental computer networks go unreported because victims want to ...Read full article...

Windows phones also collect user location data

CNET.com April 28, 2011 Like Apple and Google, Microsoft collects records of the physical locations of customers who use its mobile operating system. Windows Phone 7, supported by manufacturers including Dell, HTC, LG, Nokia, and Samsung, transmits to Microsoft a miniature data dump including a unique device ID, details about nearby Wi-Fi networks, and the phone’s GPS-derived exact latitude and longitude. A Microsoft representative was not immediately able to ...Read full article...

Obama’s “new” birth certificate a Forgery?

Why would the government put out a fake document? Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com April 28, 2011 Our investigation of the purported Obama birth certificate released by Hawaiian authorities today reveals the document is a shoddily contrived hoax. Infowars.com computer specialists dismissed the document as a fraud soon after examining it. Check out the document released by WhiteHouse.gov for yourself. Upon first inspection, the document appears to be a photocopy taken ...Read full article...

Top Mexican Drug Lord Trafficked Cocaine For The U.S. Government

Infowars.com April 27, 2011 The “logistical coordinator” for a top Mexican drug-trafficking gang that was responsible for purchasing the CIA torture jet that crashed with four tons on cocaine on board back in 2007 has told the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago that he has been working as a U.S. government asset for years. Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla is the son of Ismael ...Read full article...

Military Industrial Complex puppets on the move

AP April 27, 2011 President Barack Obama plans to name CIA Director Leon Panetta as the next secretary of defense and move Gen. David Petraeus, now running the war in Afghanistan, into the CIA chief’s job in a major shuffle of the nation’s national security leadership, administration and other sources said Wednesday. The changes would probably take effect this summer. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has already said he will ...Read full article...

Italy and France now want to close borders

Sarkozy and Berlusconi want passport-free travel within the EU suspended as north African migrants flee north UK Guardian April 27, 2011 France and Italy have thrown down the gauntlet over Europe’s system of passport-free travel, saying a crisis of immigration sparked by the Arab spring was calling into question the borderless regime enjoyed by more than 400 million people in 25 countries. Challenging one of the biggest achievements of ...Read full article...

Majority of Human Race Does Not See Global Warming as Serious Threat

CNSNews.com April 26, 2011 Most of the human race does not see global warming as a serious threat, according to a Gallup poll released last week that surveyed individuals in 111 countries. Respondents were asked: “How serious of a threat is global warming to you and your family?” They were given the options of answering: not at all serious, not very serious, somewhat serious or very serious. Worldwide, only 42 percent told Gallup ...Read full article...

U.S. Feds get warrants to mine Facebook accounts

As if Facebook wasn’t already enough of a data mining operation, judges are allowing Feds to access account information such as addresses, telephone numbers, friends’ lists in order to… you guessed it: ‘fight crime’. By Robert Snell The Detroit News April 25, 2011 Federal investigators in Detroit have taken the rare step of obtaining search warrants that give them access to Facebook accounts of suspected criminals. The warrants let ...Read full article...

Pediatricians call for stricter laws for chemicals

The U.S. is not doing enough to protect kids from exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals, pediatricians said in a new statement released today. Reuters April 25, 2011 The policy paper from the American Academy of Pediatrics explains that a law meant to inform the public about the risks of different chemicals, and to give the government the right to intervene to keep dangerous chemicals off the market, has largely ...Read full article...

Apple’s legal council: We ‘must have’ comprehensive user data

Guidelines for user spying are written under United States Telecommunications Act of 1996. International Business Times April 25, 2011 Security researchers unveiled this week that Apple’s iPhonewas actively logging the whereabouts of users, storing location data into an easily assessable file on the device. But it’s not just iPhones that are keeping track of their users. Apple’s iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4, and iPad models are also ...Read full article...

U.S. Aerial Bombing of Libya Resumes

Reuters April 23, 2011 The United States launched its first Predator drone strike in Libya on Saturday, the Defense Department said in a statement. It did not provide details on the target of the strike, saying only that it occurred in the early afternoon local time in Libya. Gates announced on Thursday that the unmanned aircraft would be used in Libya for Hellfire missile attacks on the forces of ...Read full article...

Lâmpadas fluorescentes compactas contêm produtos químicos cancerígenos

Temores sobre a segurança das lâmpadas compactas reapareceram após que um grupo de cientistas advertiram que as mesmas contêm substâncias químicas que causam câncer. Adaptação Luis R. Miranda London Telegraph 23 de abril de 2011 O relatório recomenda que as lâmpadas não sejam deixadas acesas por longos períodos, especialmente perto da cabeça de alguém, porque elas emitem gases tóxicos. Peter Braun, que realizou os testes no Alab, o Laboratório ...Read full article...

Iphone Espia e Registra dados de localização do Usuário

O aparelho da Apple grava em tempo real o paradeiro das pessoas Adaptação de Luis R. Miranda The Guardian 23 de abril de 2011 Pesquisadores de segurança descobriram que o iPhone da Apple mantém um registro de onde os usuários vão e têm a capacidade de estabelecer com alto grau de precisão o local onde o usuário está a qualquer momento. Uma vez detectados os dados, o iPhone armazena ...Read full article...

How Humans Manipulate the Planet For The Sake of Anything

Corporations have been engineering the Earth’s weather with remote-controlled clouds, artificial snow, and trained monkeys — without regards for human health. PopSci April 22, 2011 It only takes one rained-out Little League game to make a sports lover resent Mother Nature. Now some of today’s scientists and other bigwigs have taken it upon themselves to say: “no more.” Not content to stand idly by and let something as mundane ...Read full article...