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  • Cloudflare CEO on Terminating Service to Neo-Nazi Site: 'The Daily Stormer Are XXXholes'

    08/18/2017 1:38:05 PM PDT · by palmer · 21 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 8/16/17 | Kate Conger
    .... Here's the email Prince sent to staffers today explaining his decision: Team: Earlier today Cloudflare terminated the account of the Daily Stormer. We’ve stopped proxying their traffic and stopped answering DNS requests for their sites. We’ve taken measures to ensure that they cannot sign up for Cloudflare's services again. ... (He goes on to explain how he got out of bed and decided to nuke the Daily Stormer ... (later he published a blog post which I will link below)
  • Kim Davis Might Get Sued for Unauthorized Public Performance of Eye of the Tiger

    09/09/2015 8:11:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    Kim Davis walked out to Survivors Eye of the Tiger when she was released from jail Tuesday. A judge ruled that Davis should be released from jail as long as she doesnt interfere with the licenses that her deputies have been granting. However, she infringed upon Survivors rights when she played the 1982 rock classic as she walked on stage to give a speech. Record label EMI has considered suing Davis, as well as her supporter Mike Huckabee, for publicly playing the song without permission. They are well within their rights to hold a public rally in support of Kim...
  • Muslim Civil Liberties Group Claims Airline Violated Flight Attendants Constitutional Rights

    09/03/2015 4:32:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | september 2, 2015
    A Muslimflightattendant has filed a complaint with theU.S. Equal EmploymentOpportunity Commission (EEO) claimingshe was suspended from her job for not serving alcohol which is against her religious beliefs. Lena Masri, an attorney for the Council of American Islamic Relations Michigan (CAIR), saysCharee Stanley followed managements directions, working out an arrangement with her coworkersto accommodate passenger requests for alcohol. However, Masri said,ExpressJetAirlines put Stanley on administrative leave after another attendant filedan Islamophobic complaint that referenced Stanleyshead scarf. We notified ExpressJetAirlinesof its obligation under the law to reasonably accommodate Ms. Stanleys religious beliefs,Masri said at a news conference in Farmington Hills...
  • The Case Against Gay Marriage: Top Law Firms Wont Touch It

    04/12/2015 3:53:21 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 55 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/11/15 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON The stacks of Supreme Court briefs filed on both sides of the same-sex marriage cases to be heard this month are roughly the same height. But they are nonetheless lopsided: There are no major law firms urging the justices to rule against gay marriage. Leading law firms are willing to represent tobacco companies accused of lying about their deadly products, factories that spew pollution, and corporations said to be complicit in torture and murder abroad. But standing up for traditional marriage has turned out to be too much for the elite bar. The arguments have been left to...
  • Problem with foxnews.com

    03/06/2015 8:37:38 PM PST · by ealgeone · 26 replies
    vanity | 03/06/15 | ealgeone
    Is anyone else having a problem with foxnews.com? Every time I try to open I receive an error message that causes the site to stop working. Denial of Service??
  • Gay Texas Judge Refuses to Wed Straight Couples

    10/01/2014 7:20:58 AM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/24/2012 | Elizabeth Flock
    Correction: This post initially stated that Judge Tonya Parker was no longer marrying straight couples. Judge Parker has never performed such marriage ceremonies. This version has been corrected. Catholic priests have refused to marry same-sex couples for years. Judge Tonya Parker (Dallas County) Now, a Texas judge has an answer to that, saying she will not marry straight couples until gay marriage is legal in the state. Judge Tonya Parker of Dallas County told the Dallas Voice that she respectfully tells couples why she cant conduct their marriage ceremony: I'm sorry. I don't perform marriage ceremonies because we are in...
  • World's top PR companies rule out working with climate deniers

    08/04/2014 10:44:30 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 4, 2014 | By Suzanne Goldenberg and Nishad Karim
    Some of the worlds top PR companies have for the first time publicly ruled out working with climate change deniers, marking a fundamental shift in the multi-billion dollar industry that has grown up around the issue of global warming. Public relations firms have played a critical role over the years in framing the debate on climate change and its solutions as well as the extensive disinformation campaigns launched to block those initiatives. Now a number of the top 25 global PR firms have told the Guardian they will not represent clients who deny man-made climate change, or take campaigns...
  • Websites Compromised?

    04/05/2014 12:18:07 PM PDT · by defeat_the_dem_igods · 15 replies
    This morning, http://www.drudgereport.com/ would not "resolve"; that is, the request hunts and hunts for a full page load. Now, www.breitbart.com won't load and http://www.wnd.com/ is loading slowly. Yet, http://www.nytimes.com/ and other left wing sites load fine. Hmmm.....
  • Obama File Founder Targeted for Virus Attacks

    02/18/2014 8:14:40 AM PST · by Candor7 · 44 replies
    The Obama File ^ | 18Feb 2014 | Candor7
    Conservative Websites are being subjected to denial of service attacks and worm virus infection. In particular Freeper Beckwith is fighting this battle right this moment. The left is ginning up to limit free speech of Conservatives, treating them as they would terrorists, using sophisticated software likely provided by the Obama Campaign, with hacker research likely funded by Tax Payer dollars for Community Workers. Whether we win in November depends on our success in protecting our internet speech rights.If anyone has techniques which would protect from these attacks, including encryption or the use of alternate OS such as LINUX, and mirror...
  • Application-targeted DDoS attacks increasing: Expert

    11/08/2012 12:00:48 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 3 replies
    ComputerWorld Canada via IT World Canada ^ | 06 Nov 2012 | Howard Solomon
    Brute bandwidth attacks are disappearing in favour of application-layer incursions, a Canadian ISP conference has been told Be prepared for application layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, a security expert has warned Canadian service providers. Jim Deleskie, (pictured) former director of network security for global service provider Tata Communications, told the Canadian ISP Summit on Monday that hackers are turning away from brute bandwidth attacks by infecting hundreds of PCs. The bad guys are getting smarter because those are a lot easier to see coming in and defend against, he said. Instead, increasingly hackers with one PC can generate...
  • LulzSec: the members and the enemies

    06/25/2011 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 10 replies
    Guardian ^ | Friday 24 June 2011 | Josh Halliday
    While Sabu and Topiary are firmly on the inside, the likes of The Jester and LulzSec Exposed are most certainly notInside Sabu Apparent founder and leader of LulzSec, he is a long-time hacktivist associated with senior Anonymous members. Decides who can join the group and who should be targeted. Attempts by rivals to uncover details about his real-life identity suggest he is a 30-year-old IT consultant skilled in the Python programming language who has lived in New York. The timing of some his tweets tweeting "goodnight all" at 0700 BST, or 0200 New York time implies he is...
  • Pro-WikiLeaks cyber army gains strength; thousands join DDoS attacks

    12/09/2010 2:37:11 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 44 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Dec . 9, 2010 | Gregg Keizer
    Volunteers download attack tool, organizers recruit hacker botnets, say researchers Computerworld - The retaliatory attacks by pro-WikiLeaks activists are growing in strength as hackers add botnets and thousands of people download an open-source attack tool, security researchers said today. In recent days, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been launched against several sites, including those belonging to Amazon, MasterCard, PayPal and the Swiss payment transaction firm PostFinance, after each terminated WikiLeaks accounts or pulled the plug on services. As of Thursday, WikiLeaks had posted the full text of more than 1,200 leaked U.S. State Department cables from its trove of over...
  • MasterCard site partially frozen by hackers in WikiLeaks 'revenge'

    12/08/2010 5:44:40 AM PST · by maggief · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | December 8, 2010 | Esther Addley
    The website of MasterCard, the international credit card, has been hacked and partially paralysed by hackers, in apparent revenge for the payment network's decision to cease taking donations to WikiLeaks. A group of online activists calling themselves Anonymous appear to have orchestrated a DDOS ("distributed denial of service") attack on the site, bringing its service at www.mastercard.com to a halt for many users. "Operation: Payback" is the latest salvo in the increasingly febrile technological war over WikiLeaks. MasterCard announced on Monday that it would no longer process donations to the whistleblowing site, claiming it was engaged in illegal activity.
  • Co-op refuses to serve soldier after return from Afghanistan - because he was still in uniform

    08/06/2010 11:42:41 AM PDT · by happygrl · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2010
    A hero soldier who had just arrived home from a tour of Afghanistan was refused service at a supermarket after being told they didn't serve people in army uniform. Sapper Anthony Walls, of the 21 Engineer Regiment, popped into the Co-op in Croydon for some beers after a gruelling 34-hour journey from Kandahar. The 27-year-old, said it was his 'first hour back in the real world' after dodging Taliban bullets for the past four-and-a-half months helping build 'the most dangerous road in Afghanistan'. But when he arrived at the till to pay he was met with a blank stare from...
  • Girl texted pics of herself

    07/30/2010 12:54:21 PM PDT · by frithguild · 34 replies · 2+ views
    The Sun - UK ^ | July 30, 2010 | STAFF REPORTER
    A DESPERATE woman texted photos of herself slowly DYING to her mum as she lay suffering on a hospital bed - being ignored by NHS doctors. Tragic Jo Dowling, 25, sent over forty messages to her mother and best friend including pictures of a deadly rash spreading across her body as her life ebbed away. The pretty youngster was diagnosed by her family GP with suspected Meningococcal Septicaemia after developing a purple skin rash and low blood pressure last November. She was rushed to Milton Keynes Hospital where A&E doctors rejected the diagnosis believing instead her illness was a mild...
  • Woman chronicled her own death from meningitis in phone pictures (NHS ignored her symptoms)

    Woman chronicled her own death from meningitis in phone pictures as doctors told her spreading rash was only a 'minor infection' 30th July 2010 Doctors stopped antibiotics and gave her headache tablets Medics 'didn't see' deadly rash spreading across her limbs Patient died just 14 hours after being admitted to hospital A desperate patient texted photos of a deadly rash spreading across her body to her mother as she lay dying on a hospital bed while being ignored by NHS doctors. Critically ill Jo Dowling, 25, sent more than 40 pictures and messages to her mother and best friend as...
  • An Election Day Dirty Trick to Watch For: Distributed Denial-Of-Service Attacks

    11/04/2008 3:01:00 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 6 replies · 1,231+ views
    e.politics ^ | November 7th, 2006 | cpd
    Im leaving blow-by-blow coverage of election results to the approximately one million sites that will be looking at them in detail all through the night, but in the true spirit of election day, heres a really nasty trick to consider. As an article by Scott Berinato in this months Wired magazine describes, distributed denial-of-service attacks can shut down the web servers of companies and organizations within minutes, even if theyve taken measures to protect themselves. How do they work? Hackers penetrate inadequately protected computers (yours?) and install software (a bot) that hides in the background until its triggered by a...
  • Hackers to Attack Bill O'Reilly? (and Fox News)

    09/19/2008 1:28:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 59 replies · 395+ views
    G4TV ^ | Friday, September 19, 2008 | Stephen Johnson
    We hear on the internet underground that hackers and/or script-kiddies have declared an internet war against Fox News and columnist Bill O'Reilly and plan a cyber-assault for later today. Reportedly, parts of O'Reilly's site have already been compromised. This is serious business, no doubt. To get to the bottom of the issue, we spoke to an insider, a frequent poster on a certain well known online support group for young-adult agoraphobics where these things are planned and executed. He prefers to remain anonymous. (We starred-out the names of internet sites because, apparently, they don't like to be noticed.) G4: What...
  • Obama author Andy Martin says Barack Obama has declared war on the First Amendment‏

    09/18/2008 8:45:19 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 26 replies · 750+ views
    PR Inside ^ | September 18, 2008 | ANDY MARTIN
    Chicago news conference: Obama author Andy Martin says Barack Obama has declared war on the First Amendment and unleashed his "Obamabots" on the opposition "Factually Correct, Not Politically Correct" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE Obama opposition leader Andy Martin says "Obamabots" have launched an unprecedented "cyberwar" against anyone who stands up against or speaks out against Barack Obama Obama author Andy Martin is under attack from Obama's cyberwar minions (CHICAGO)(September 18, 2008) Legendary Chicago Internet columnist, public interest lawyer and Obama opposition leader Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference today to charge...
  • JimRob & John Robinson - GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER - or the Nut Roots will take down Free Republic

    09/17/2008 10:28:43 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 354 replies · 1,787+ views
    <p>Chicago radio station WGN-AM is again coming under attack from the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama for offering airtime to a controversial author. It is the second time in recent weeks the station has been the target of an "Obama Action Wire" alert to supporters of the Illinois Democrat.</p>