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  • Oak Ridge National Lab halts email after sophisticated cyber attack over the weekend

    04/19/2011 11:24:24 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 2 replies
    WHNT ^ | 04/19/11 | AP
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — The Oak Ridge National Laboratory hopes to restore limited email on Tuesday after a cyber attack over the weekend. Laboratory Director Thom Mason says officials shut down electronic access to the lab Friday night after a highly sophisticated cyber attack, known as Advanced Persistent Threat, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel. Closing access ensured that no data was extracted from ORNL computers.
  • Mr. Prudent: Obama Preaches Deficit Sanity (Ard's Call To Arms Thread)

    04/14/2011 6:35:39 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 13 replies
    Time via Yahoo! News ^ | 04/14/11 | JOE KLEIN
    "This is one of the most important debates that we can have," President Obama said at the close of his much anticipated speech about the federal-budget deficit. He is absolutely right, although his speech didn't add much to the conversation in terms of specifics. Unlike Republican Congressman Paul Ryan's recent budget plan, Barack Obama's proposed no radical restructurings or curtailments of brontosaurus-size programs like Medicare or Medicaid. Unlike some of the other plans floating about, and there are scads of them, his didn't propose gimmicky new revenue-raising schemes like a national sales tax. Indeed, Obama didn't add much to the...
  • Justice Department opposes digital privacy reforms (as does Sen Grassley)

    04/09/2011 6:23:31 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 5 replies
    CNET ^ | April 6 | Declan McCullagh
    The U.S. Justice Department today offered what amounts to a frontal attack on proposals to amend federal law to better protect Americans' privacy. James Baker, the associate deputy attorney general, warned that rewriting a 1986 privacy law to grant cloud computing users more privacy protections and to require court approval before tracking Americans' cell phones would hinder police investigations. This appears the first time that the Justice Department has publicly responded to a set of digital privacy proposals unveiled last year by a coalition of businesses and advocacy groups including AT&T, Google, Microsoft, eBay, the American Civil Liberties Union, and...
  • Email Threats Giffords-Style Attack on New York Lawmakers

    04/03/2011 11:16:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 62 replies
    WBEN 930 AM News ^ | Rachel Kingston Reporting
    Albany, NY (WBEN) -- State Police in the Capitol region are investigating a series of threatening emails that were sent to numerous state and local lawmakers in Albany on Friday. The emails are "similar in content," according to investigators. Troopers are not officially releasing any further information, citing the sensitivity of the investigation. But an Albany-area television station obtained a copy of the email Friday evening, from Assemblyman James Tedisco. (Click here read the entire text of the email, courtesy of WTEN-TV). [email Text near the bottom of the WTEN page that opened] In it, the writer expresses outrage over...
  • Massive Breach at Epsilon Compromises Customer Lists of Major Brands

    04/02/2011 8:46:19 PM PDT · by brytlea · 48 replies
    Security Week ^ | April 2, 2011 | Mike Lennon
    Due to the growing list of brands disclosing that they have been compromised as a result of this breach, I’m going to go ahead and tag this as a massive breach. And I only expect it to get bigger as more announcements come out from Epsilon customers. Last night we reported on a breach at marketing services provider, Epsilon, the world’s largest permission-based email marketing provider. Initially we wrote that the breach had affected Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer. There is a list of companies at the link (but I don't know if that is going to be...
  • Man Loses Gun Rights Over Alleged Defamation of Wife

    03/29/2011 5:15:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 28 March, 2011 | Eugene Volokh
    The case is In re Marriage of Mendlowitz. The alleged slanders were an e-mail and a letter to the estranged wife’s business associates that seemed likely to interfere with her business relationships. They might indeed have led to a successful defamation lawsuit, and a lawsuit for interference with business relations. But a trial court judge went so far as to issue a domestic restraining order against such comments: [Y]ou are disturbing the peace of the petitioner.... You have, by your own testimony, admitted to the defaming comments that you have made in these emails. And so therefore, the court is...
  • Daily Kos, Using Gun Imagery: Tea Party "Behind," Wisconsin Protests "Amazing"

    02/19/2011 1:32:56 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 52 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/19/11 | Aurelius
    Remember when liberal morons tried to blame Sarah Palin for the horrific shooting in Arizona, claiming that because she once mentioned a gun that she may have well shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords herself? Well, the Daily Kos, well-known for skewing stories and pushing lies, not only does not care that they are hypocrites, but they are pushing their agenda at the same time. In a mass-forwarded email, Daily Kos is desperately trying to praise the union strikes in Wisconsin while at the same time putting down the Tea Party. According to the email, progressives have shot the "opening salvo," and...
  • Staying in Touch With Home, For Better or Worse

    02/17/2011 4:28:41 PM PST · by chargers fan · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | 17 February 2011 | James Dao
    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — Forget the drones, laser-guided bombs and eye-popping satellite imagery. For the average soldier, the most significant change to modern warfare might just boil down to instant chatting.
  • Help! I think a virus has attacked my Netscape email, where do i go for help?

    02/11/2011 3:33:44 PM PST · by Stayfree · 13 replies
    Vanity | February 11, 2011 | Stayfree
    Can anyone suggest a forum where I can go to find out how to fix my Netscape email so that I can access it from my provider?
  • White House suffers e-mail outage (Whoops! Verizon is working on the problem)

    02/04/2011 4:18:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/11 | Michael O'Brien
    White House suffers e-mail outageBy Michael O'Brien - 02/03/11 12:05 PM ET The White House suffered an outage in its unclassified e-mail Thursday morning, communications director Dan Pfeiffer said Thursday. The administration lost e-mail shortly before 8 a.m., Pfeiffer said on Twitter, and crews are on the spot to solve the problem. He tweeted: FYI: WH unclassified email went down shortly before 8 AM. Verizon is working to solve the problem. Pool reports will be avail in press office. In the meanwhile, the press corps will have to revert to tactics from the 1990s: They'll have to gather their pool...
  • Justice Department seeks mandatory data retention

    01/25/2011 12:11:43 PM PST · by FromLori · 67 replies
    CNET ^ | 1/24/2011 | Declan McCullagh
    Criminal investigations "are being frustrated" because no law currently exists to force Internet providers to keep track of what their customers are doing, the U.S. Department of Justice will announce tomorrow. CNET obtained a copy of the department's position on mandatory data retention--saying Congress should strike a "more appropriate balance" between privacy and police concerns--that will be announced at a House of Representatives hearing tomorrow.
  • Natural Selection: Can The Postal Service Escape Extinction?

    01/18/2011 3:34:44 PM PST · by neverhome · 58 replies
    Burkhart's Blog ^ | 01.18.11 | Alan Burkhart
    The US Postal Service has been bleeding money for a number of years and revenue shortfalls are in the billions. While no one I know is predicting immediate collapse, the obvious fact is that the Postal Service is becoming outmoded. Why would I bother with "snail-mail" when I can just send an e-mail and know that the recipient will have the correspondence within seconds instead of one to three days? From what I've seen, most younger people use the Postal Service far less than older Americans. I'm no spring chicken, but I pay all of my regular bills electronically. I've...
  • A Simple Device for Email With Elderly Folks in Mind?

    01/16/2011 6:55:08 AM PST · by Don@VB · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Me | 1/16/11 | Don
    Just trying to find a device that is more user friendly for elderly non technical folks trying to send/receive email and little more. PCs tend freak them out with pop ups, redundant warnings etc. Any suggestions appreciated!
  • Mich. man faces charges for reading wife's e-mail

    12/27/2010 2:19:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 26t, 2010 | AP
    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — A Rochester Hills man who says he learned of his wife's affair by reading her e-mail on their computer faces trial Feb. 7 on felony computer misuse charges. Thirty-three-year-old Leon Walker used his wife's password to get into her Gmail account. Clara Walker filed for a divorce, which was granted this month. .....Privacy law writer Frederick Lane tells the Detroit Free Press the law typically is used to prosecute identity theft and stealing trade secrets. He says he questions if a wife can expect privacy on a computer she shares with her husband.
  • Does the Fourth Amendment Apply to Emails?

    12/21/2010 6:38:32 AM PST · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 21, 2010 | Dan Miller
    In U.S. v. Warshak, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held [on December 14th] that email correspondence enjoys substantially the same expectations of privacy and therefore of Fourth Amendment protections as do snail mail and telephone conversations. Warshak was a criminal case involving many millions of dollars and substantial fraud against numerous customers. Electronic communications, including some twenty-seven thousand emails, were important to the prosecution’s case. The court held that: The government may not compel a commercial ISP [internet service provider] to turn over the contents of a subscriber’s emails without first obtaining a warrant based...
  • Great 4th Amendment News from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (No warrantless e-mail seizures)

    12/14/2010 2:57:51 PM PST · by Smogger · 9 replies
    Reason Online ^ | 12/14/2010 | Brian Doherty
    Your emails should be safe from warrantless search, says 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, again. From an Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) press release today: In a landmark decision issued today in the criminal appeal of U.S. v. Warshak, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the government must have a search warrant before it can secretly seize and search emails stored by email service providers.... EFF filed a similar amicus brief with the 6th Circuit in 2006 in a civil suit brought by criminal defendant Warshak against the government for its warrantless seizure of his emails. There, the...
  • Appeals Court Holds that Email Privacy Protected by Fourth Amendment

    12/14/2010 7:56:06 PM PST · by Raymann · 28 replies
    EFF ^ | DECEMBER 14TH, 2010 | Kevin Bankston
    In a landmark decision issued today in the criminal appeal of U.S. v. Warshak, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the government must have a search warrant before it can secretly seize and search emails stored by email service providers. Closely tracking arguments made by EFF in its amicus brief, the court found that email users have the same reasonable expectation of privacy in their stored email as they do in their phone calls and postal mail.
  • Suicide bomber in central Stockholm

    12/11/2010 1:50:06 PM PST · by La Lydia · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Stockholm News ^ | December 10, 2010
    First exploded a car at the busy shopping street Drottninggatan in central Stockholm. Then came another explosion some distance away and one man died. According to news agency TT, the man had blown himself to death. There was a bag on the ground filled with nails, according to newspaper Expressen. Alarm calls poured in to the Emergency Services from concerned residents about the explosions in central Stockholm on Saturday afternoon. But the initial info from the police was extremely unclear. First there was talk of two cars that exploded, later it proved to be just one... At Bryggargatan a man...
  • Planned Parenthood Uses "Choice on Earth" Theme for Fundraising Email

    12/09/2010 8:42:29 AM PST · by julieee · 10 replies ^ | December 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Uses "Choice on Earth" Theme for Fundraising Email New York, NY -- The national Planned Parenthood abortion business is at it again, using a sacrilegious Christmas theme to raise money for its efforts to promote and perform abortions.
  • Calling all System Administrators: Google Apps lost an email account! (VANITY)

    12/06/2010 11:42:12 AM PST · by ROTB · 3 replies
    ROTB | 12/06/2010 | ROTB
    I'm working at a company where our email is handled by Google Apps the usual way. Where we open browsers to and then we type in usernames (tied to our domain) and passwords. My non-technical supervisor came to me and asked me why he can no longer log into the account with the username of "sysadmin", which has important info we need. After confirming that the username and password did not fail as a result of a typing error, I then sent email from INSIDE our domain to the administrator account at I got the first "hard bounce"...
  • Biased Defense Department Findings Re DADT

    11/30/2010 5:16:20 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 10 replies · 4+ views
    Email Appeal to Liberty Council Members | November 30, 2010 | Matthew Staver/Liberty Counsel
    The Defense Department released its findings today on the impact of the possible repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy. To no one's surprise, there was a "leak" and public opinion about what this report actually contains is already being manipulated! We must support our troops and stop this agenda-driven form of social engineering. See my urgent message below - Mat. The fate of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is likely riding within the pages of a Defense Department Report released today to Congress. The Senate Armed Services committee will take up their findings on the...
  • Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen After Car-Bomb Sting at Oregon Christmas Tree Ceremony

    11/26/2010 10:39:29 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 149 replies ^ | 11/26/2010 |
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  • Vanity question - What is Linkshare?

    11/26/2010 9:25:03 AM PST · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 10 replies
    LINKSHARE™ Corporation E-mail | Nov. 26, 2010 | Linkshare Corporation
    LINKSHARE™ is presently recruiting a "limited" number of Mystery Shoppers. POSITION TITLE: Regional Mystery Shopper Needed AVAILABILITY: Open Yadda yadda...
  • Obama "Thanksgiving" Message: Organize and Fight

    11/26/2010 6:45:24 AM PST · by norwaypinesavage · 31 replies
    email | 11/25/2010 | Barack Obama
    When Michelle and I sit down with our family to give thanks today, I want you to know that we'll be especially grateful for folks like you. Everything we have been able to accomplish in the last two years was possible because you have been willing to work for it and organize for it. And every time we face a setback, or when progress doesn't happen as quickly as we would like, we know that you'll be right there with us, ready to fight another day. So I want to thank you -- for everything. I also hope you'll join...
  • Charges dropped in Obama e-mail threat case

    11/23/2010 6:37:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 11/22/10 | Bob Egelko
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO - Federal prosecutors on Monday dropped charges that a Northern California man threatened to kill President Obama after a jury deadlocked on whether his racist, violent e-mail was an actual threat or an empty rant.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of San Francisco ordered John Gimbel released from custody after Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Barry said the government would not retry him. Patel said jurors reported Nov. 1 that they were split 6-6 on his guilt.</p>
  • President Obama has made it clear: He wants Congress to deliver the DREAM Act

    11/19/2010 3:17:18 PM PST · by jessduntno · 59 replies · 3+ views
    Organizing for America | Today | Email from Obama
    "Friend -- President Obama has made it clear: He wants Congress to deliver the DREAM Act to his desk before the year is out. This important step forward on immigration reform would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented youth willing to work for a college degree or serve in our armed forces -- people who are Americans in every way but their legal status. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have supported this change for years -- and it would be law today if it weren't for political posturing in Washington. The American people showed this...
  • Pentagon blows up thousands of homes in Afghanistan [ANSWER barf]

    11/19/2010 9:02:26 AM PST · by upchuck · 20 replies
    email | November 19, 2010 | Brian Becker
    Borrowing a page from its infamous “pacification” effort in South Vietnam, where peasant villages were napalmed and burned to the ground to “save them from the communists,” the Obama-ordered surge in Afghanistan has been secretly blowing up thousands of homes and leveling portions of the Afghan countryside. As tens of thousands of U.S. troops have surged into southern Afghanistan, villagers have fled. Then the Petraeus-led occupation forces have determined which homes will be destroyed. “In Arghandab District, for instance, every one of the 40 homes in the village of Khosrow was flattened by a salvo of 25 missiles, according to...
  • Funny Nigerian Scam Email Exchange - R.I.P. Pualina

    11/09/2010 6:57:12 PM PST · by toma29 · 17 replies
    The ShadowLands ^ | 11/09/2010 | Gavin Atkins
    The ShadowLands blog received this terrible news in our email recently... Dear friend, I am Mrs Pualina Benito. and i have been surffering from ovarian cancer disease and the doctor says that i have just two days to leave.I am from (Malaga) Spain but based in Africa Burkina Faso since eight years ago as business woman dealing with gold exportation.Now that i am about to end the race like this,without any family members and no child.I have 3 Million US DOLLARS in Africa Development Bank (ADB) Burkina Faso which i instructed the bank to give St Andrews Missionary Home in...
  • Email Reveals ABC News Walked Back ‘Bigs’ Publisher Participation in Election Night Coverage

    11/01/2010 9:11:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 11/1/10 | Andrew Breitbart
    In response to the announcement that I would provide my analysis on ABC News from Arizona on election night, like-clockwork, from the George Soros-funded Media Matters to Keith Olbermann to Huffington Post to Daily Kos to Talking Points Memo to Twitter (#boycottABCNEWS), the institutional left began on Friday to inundate ABC News with a wave of partisan objections and unfounded allegations against me. Make no mistake: this is a calculated “astroturf“ intimidation campaign by the well-funded and frightened-for-their-political-lives institutional left to quash dissenting voices. It’s what they do.What was ABC News’ response?
  • Google admits that its Street View cars DID take emails and passwords from computers

    10/24/2010 6:52:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Monday, October 25, 2010 | Vanessa Allen
    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... The Information Commissioner's Office said it would launch a new investigation. Scotland Yard is already considering whether the company has broken the law. Google executive Alan Eustace issued a grovelling apology and said the company was 'mortified', adding: 'We're acutely aware that we failed badly.' ...Google sent a fleet of specially equipped cars around Britain in 2008, armed with 360-degree cameras to gather photographs for its Street View project... Privacy fears followed when it...
  • "Racist" Email Flap Blows Up Virginia Beach GOP

    Virginia Beach is the biggest city in Virginia, and the hometown of the state's current Republican Governor, Bob McDonnell. Now it's also home to the latest example of a racist email forward destroying a prominent conservative's political credibility and possibly career. As the progressive Blue Virgina blog reported Monday -- and I independently confirmed from one of the recipients Tuesday -- Virginia Beach Republican Party chair Dave Bartholomew forwarded a racist email comparing African Americans to dogs. The email, subject line "my, dog," consists of a racist parable about African Americans and welfare. In the first 24 hours since the...
  • Should the Government Be Allowed to Read Your E-Mails?

    10/10/2010 10:24:38 AM PDT · by FromLori · 18 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/8/2010 | LESLIE HARRIS
    FBI Wants Expanded Wiretap Access to Texts, Social Network Postings, Skype and More Research In Motion is locked in a struggle with several countries, including India and the United Arab Emirates, which are demanding the company hand over the keys to the encrypted messages flying back and forth between BlackBerry users. For most U.S. citizens the travails of RIM were little more than a sideshow, playing out in sidebar stories of mainstream media. But last month I cautioned readers here about something I called the "BlackBerry Butterfly Effect," where, "in this era of a globally interconnected world, the clash between...
  • Motorists on N.J. Turnpike, Garden State Parkway to get high-tech traffic 'forecasts' (TEXTING)

    09/30/2010 10:14:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 9-29-2010 | Mike Frassinelli
    The traffic version of Willard Scott and Al Roker will be coming soon to the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. Motorists on the state’s two biggest highways will be provided high-tech traffic "forecasts" to alert them about potential bottlenecks before they happen. Using complex computer models that have been said to predict traffic flows with up to 93 percent accuracy, the Turnpike Authority plans to put its new "Traffic Prediction Tool" into use early next year. Drivers would see the forecasts on existing highway message signs or via e-mail or text. Motorists get real-time alerts now, but...
  • Customers be aware of fraudulent package delivery messages sent by email

    09/28/2010 9:48:16 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 7 replies
    Customers may be receiving email messages that allege to be from the U.S. Postal Service that contain fraudulent information about attempted or intercepted package delivery. If opened, the messages instruct customers to click on a link to find out more about when they can expect delivery of their "package." Simply delete the message without taking any further action. The Postal Service Inspection Service is aware of the problem and working hard to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious program. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers. For additional information on the virus or to report...
  • Email worm traced back to cyber-jihad group

    09/16/2010 9:20:57 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 8 replies
    SC Magazine ^ | Sept. 13, 2010 | Dan Kaplan
    The person responsible for the "Here you have" email worm, which wreaked havoc last week on businesses across the United States, may be part of a cyber-jihad group upset over American military presence in Iraq. The malware author, who uses the handle "iraq_resistance," is believed to be part of the cyber-jihad organization "Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad," whose goal is to digitally infiltrate U.S. Army agencies, Joe Stewart, director of malware research at SecureWorks, a network security company, told on Monday. Researchers concluded this after determining that a worm launched last month, but on a much smaller scale, was...
  • Warning: E-mail virus spreading (DHS investigating?)

    09/09/2010 1:57:15 PM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09/09/2010 | Jason Ryan
    "Here You Have" Virus Email spreading. DHS US-CERT Computer Emergency Readiness Team looking into issue. will issue bulletin.
  • Undelivered E-Mail Notice for Mail Never Sent? Whats Up?

    09/06/2010 8:36:26 PM PDT · by Don@VB · 38 replies
    9-6-10 | Don
    I just started getting notices from my email service for failure to deliver mail I didn't send; to addresses I dont recognize and apparently (according to Yahoo mail) dont exist. Is this a scam? All the addresses that are reportedly non existant are to Yahoo email addresses. Any Ideas appreciated!
  • Exclusive: U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski -- You Lie!

    08/30/2010 7:55:43 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Red County ^ | 8/16/10 | By Thomas Lamb
    From the House congressional chamber; who could forget that famous and honest statement made by Rep. Joe Wilson: Borrowing the line spoken by Rep. Joe Wilson, the same can be said about our U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski: You Lie!! Here is a politician who is going around telling everyone that she is a conservative, while flip-flopper, radio talk show host Dan Fagan previously called out Murkowski in his earlier commentary: If the group Tea Party Express comes through on its promise to spend a half million on Miller, voters will hear commercials exposing Lisa Murkowski for opposing a bill that...
  • Have Windows 7. Now need good email client. Suggestions?

    08/24/2010 6:56:40 PM PDT · by Blogger · 61 replies
    Don't like the idea of Windows potentially being able to look at all my private info. Thoughts on a good email client that would work with Windows 7?
  • Journolist veers out of bounds (Ok to print Afghan War Plans, not OK to print Leftwing E-mails)

    07/28/2010 7:34:42 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/28/10 | Roger Simon
    This may be the most embarrassing thing I have ever written — and looking back on my writing, there is a lot of competition for that dubious distinction — but when I became a reporter, it was almost a holy calling. We really believed we were doing good. We informed the public and helped make democracy work. We exposed wrongdoing wherever we found it. We reported without fear or favor. As a columnist, I tried to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. I warned you that this would be embarrassing.
  • House Dems Block White House Witness in Google Email Breach

    07/28/2010 6:52:57 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 4 replies · 2+ views
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | 23 JULY 2010 | Alana Goodman
    House Dems Block White House Witness in Google Email Breach By Alana Goodman Created 07/23/2010 - 15:00 The effort by House Republicans to investigate email practices at the White House hit a wall yesterday, when a motion to subpoena the White House deputy chief technology officer was blocked by Democrats during a House Oversight subcommittee hearing. Subcommittee Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC) demanded a recorded vote on a motion to subpoena White House technology officer Beth Noveck, after saying that the absence of a White House witness “undermines the purposes of the hearing and prevents us from doing our job...
  • Great American Email (Vanity)

    07/27/2010 5:57:32 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 8 replies
    Email | 7/27/2010 | Unknown
    At a time when our president and other politicians tend to apologize for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country. JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk , was in France in the early 60's when De Gaulle decided to pull out of NATO . De Gaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible. Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are buried here?" De Gaulle did not respond.. You could have heard a pin drop. When in England, at a fairly...
  • FICTITIOUS FEMME FATALE FOOLED CYBERSECURITY Intel, Defense Specialists Fell For Ruse in Test

    07/24/2010 12:21:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON ^ | 8:07 p.m., Sunday, July 18, 2010 | By Shaun Waterman
    SNIPPET: "But Robin Sage did not exist. Her profile was a ruse set up by security consultant Thomas Ryan as part of an effort to expose weaknesses in the nation's defense and intelligence communities - what Mr. Ryan calls "an independent 'red team' exercise."" SNIPPET: "Another person involved at a senior level in the U.S. military's cybersecurity efforts, who asked for anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the case, called it "an object lesson in the dangers of social networking." "People feel they are safe" on the Internet, he said, but in reality, "it is a perfect...
  • Jihadist Group Trying to 'Invade' Facebook Gets Shut Down [Fursan Ghazawat Alnusra]

    07/21/2010 12:53:44 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 2+ views
    FOX ^ | Friday, December 19, 2008 | By Joel Mowbray
    SNIPPET: "The site's contents included three graphic videos: — A so-called "martyr" statement from a soon-to-be homicide bomber;" SNIPPET: "Facebook Jihadist Group Gets Shut Down "Maybe the day will come when one of the martyrs is asked [by Allah] who urged you to Jihad, so he answers saying: a message came to me from Facebook asking me to support the Mujihadeen. The message impacted me therefore I went to Jihad to destroy the places of the cross worshippers."" SNIPPET: "To protect identities, members of Fursan Ghazawat Alnusra were told to use fake names and new e-mail accounts to avoid detection....
  • Is Your E-mail Conservative Enough?

    07/15/2010 10:41:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    AppScout - Stalking the Killer App ^ | July 15, 2010 | Brian Heater
    You're a card carrying member of the Tea Party. You've got your Palin 2010 bumper sticker on the back of your Hummer. You've signed all of those online petitions to add Ronald Reagan's face to Mt. Rushmore and the nickel. But are you really conservative enough? The first thing people see when they receive e-mails from you is your domain name. What are you using? Gmail? Yahoo? San Francisco hippies, the lot of them. Microsoft? Forget about it. Real Republicans have the domain name of their favorite dead president. And now, for the low price of $34.95, you too can...
  • US officials: Al-Qaida operative tied to NY plot

    07/01/2010 3:50:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 57 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via ^ | June 30, 2010, 4:48 pm | Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    SNIPPET: "U.S. counterterrorism officials have linked one of the nation's most wanted terrorists to last year's thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system, authorities said Wednesday. Current and former counterterrorism officials said top al-Qaida operative Adnan Shukrijumah met with one of the would-be suicide bombers in a plot that Attorney General Eric Holder called one of the most dangerous since the 9/11 terror attacks."
  • Arab Journalists Come Out in Support of Israeli Flotilla Actions

    For The Record - The IPT Blog "Arab Journalists Come Out in Support of Israeli Flotilla Actions" by IPT News • Jun 29, 2010 at 6:01 pm SNIPPET: "Journalists in the Arab world have come out in support of Israel in the aftermath of last month's flotilla incident, which left 9 dead after Hamas-tied "humanitarian activists" attacked Israeli commandos with clubs, knives, and other weapons. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) released excerpts from an interview with Magdi Khalil, an Egyptian-American writer, aired on June 15 on Al-Jazeera TV. Khalil explains: "The Turkish ship, however, was organized by a...
  • Reporter released by Taliban still gets threats here

    06/30/2010 1:05:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    Washington - SPY TALK ^ | June 25, 2010; 3:18 PM ET | By Jeff Stein
    SNIPPET: "Jere Van Dyk, a freelance CBS reporter and author held by the Taliban for 45 days last year, still gets threatening messages from the Islamic militants on his answering machine in New York City. “I am wary,” Van Dyk says. “I have received about 40 to 50 calls since I returned." He also gets threats via e-mail. "I have been threatened. I think most, maybe all, of the calls have come from my interpreter. He has called my family.”"
  • Philadelphia man indicted for using right to free speech

    06/27/2010 12:17:07 PM PDT · by Palter · 64 replies · 4+ views
    Reading Eagle ^ | 24 June 2010 | Nat Hentoff
    This is a story that should be a warning to Americans, regardless of political party, because it dramatically illustrates what pre-eminent civil liberties attorney Harvey Silverglate documents in his book, "Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent" by means of the ever-increasing broad and vague federal laws that allow prosecutors to pin arguable federal crimes on any one of us, even for the most seemingly innocuous behavior. Consider what happened to an unemployed American, Bruce Shore, because of e-mails he sent to the Web site of U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky. As reported by Arthur Delaney on...
  • Texas Man Indicted for Attempting to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

    06/03/2010 4:32:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 251+ views
    FBI Houston ^ | June 3, 2010
    HOUSTON—A federal grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas returned an indictment today charging Barry Walter Bujol, Jr., with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno and FBI Houston Special Agent in Charge Richard C. Powers announced today. “Protecting the American public from the threat of terrorism, both international and home-grown, is the highest priority of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas,” said U.S. Attorney Moreno. “Proactive investigative efforts and cooperation between the...