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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"...