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  • How Does the FBI Watch List Work? And Could It Have Prevented Orlando?

    06/19/2016 6:32:18 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 30 replies
    Wired ^ | 6/17/2016 | Kim Zetter
    Of all the details investigators have uncovered about Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen, perhaps the most infuriating is the fact that he spent 10 months on a government watch list, yet had no trouble buying an assault rifle and a handgun. Authorities placed Mateen on a watch list in May 2013 after coworkers at the Florida courthouse where he was a security guard told authorities he boasted of connections to al Qaeda and other terrorists organizations. He remained on the list for 10 months, and FBI Director James Comey told reporters this week that during that time the agency placed Mateen...

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • WWII Memorial Barricade Wired Shut

    10/04/2013 7:54:51 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 228 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 4, 2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Tuesday morning, seven National Park Service employees were seen erecting and tending to a barricade around the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. One NPS employee was operating a forklift. There usually aren't any NPS employees working at the World War II memorial. A couple hours later, when an Honor Flight of World War II veterans arrived, accompanied by Democratic and Republican members of Congress, the fences blocking the memorial were easily moved away, allowing the veterans to enter. But the barriers are still at the memorial, and they've been reinforced. This morning, I walked by the memorial and...
  • We Are This Far From A Turnkey Totalitarian State (Must Read - The NSA's Secret Utah Data Center)

    06/15/2013 7:17:32 PM PDT · by xzins · 106 replies
    Blacklisted News ^ | 5 Jun 13 | Zero Hedge
    <p>George Orwell was right. He was just 30 years early.</p> <p>In its April cover story, Wired has an exclusive report on the NSA's Utah Data Center, which is a must read for anyone who believes any privacy is still a possibility in the United States: "A project of immense secrecy, it is the final piece in a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade. Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks.... Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.”... The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013." In other words, in just over 1 year, virtually anything one communicates through any traceable medium, or any record of one's existence in the electronic medium, which these days is everything, will unofficially be property of the US government to deal with as it sees fit.</p>
  • Five key senators abandon online piracy bills amid Web protests

    01/18/2012 3:08:55 PM PST · by abb · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2012 | Brendan Sasso and Gautham Nagesh
    Congressional support for controversial online piracy legislation eroded dramatically on Wednesday in the face of an unprecedented online protest supported by tech titans such as Google, Wikipedia and Facebook. Several key senators withdrew their support from the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), including Tea Party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), an elected member of his party's leadership. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who leads the Senate GOP's campaign team, said the legislation should be put on hold, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a sponsor and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, retreated from the...
  • Rambunctious Dogs (cool video)

    02/27/2010 9:33:18 AM PST · by FredJake · 8 replies · 738+ views
    Take a break from the depressing news and laugh a little bit while watching this cool video dogs just doing funny and unexpected things. Follow this link to see the video of the Rambunctious dogs.
  • Senator Hutchison Pushes to Allow Prisons to Block Inmate Cell Phone Calls

    07/17/2009 6:13:02 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 31 replies · 693+ views News ^ | 7/16/2009
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Ranking Member on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today during a Commerce Committee hearing pushed to allow prisons to block calls from smuggled inmate cellular phones. Senator Hutchison earlier this year introduced bipartisan legislation, the Safe Prisons Communications Act of 2009 (S. 251), that would prevent prison inmates from using smuggled cellular phones by allowing states to petition to operate wireless jamming devices in particular correctional facilities. "We are seeing a dramatic rise in the number of ongoing criminal enterprises orchestrated from prison via cell phones including drug trafficking, credit...
  • Wikipedia Becomes Almost Useless

    08/16/2007 10:25:32 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 18 replies · 552+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/16/07 | Purple Mountains
    For a few years the internet site Wikipedia has provided a research source that millions use and rely on. Some time ago, it became widely understood that just about anyone could provide information for Wikipedias database, and also edit it, which made it a site one relied on with a certain amount of caution. Just last week, however, just how unreliable Wikipedia is has become all too obvious.
  • Pet Matchmaking and Socializing !!!! Doggie style on the internet

    05/25/2007 9:18:16 PM PDT · by jason5960 · 2 replies · 384+ views
    Stuff New Zealand ^ | Tuesday, 15 May 2007 | RANI TIMOTI
    One of the coolest websites for pet owners that I just read about on the internet. Matchmaking Doggie style on the internet. Pet Socializing !!!
  • Watt a mess! Power lines hit homeowner with financial jolt(Stupidity alert)

    12/28/2006 5:17:17 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 126 replies · 3,682+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 28, 2006 | Jay Fitzgerald
    A North Attleboro man faces financial ruin because he built a new home so close to dangerous high-voltage transmission lines that fluorescent bulbs inside the house light up without even being plugged in. The electric currents running through the two-story home are considered so potentially harmful that the towns fire department has strung caution tape around the house while an electrical inspector has refused to issue a final permit out of fear someone might get electrocuted. The homes metallic door knobs and exterior shingles give off mild electric jolts when touched, while flowing currents are strong enough to light up...
  • In South Korea, an online game led to identity theft

    02/21/2006 7:27:21 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 3 replies · 268+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | 2/21/06 | Jae-Soon Chang
    <p>SEOUL, South Korea -- More than 220,000 South Koreans have been victims of online identity theft in connection with a popular Web-based game, the site's operator said Monday.</p> <p>The case reveals the growing problems with information protection in the world's most wired country.</p>
  • Region To Get W.I.R.E.D.

    02/02/2006 1:48:10 PM PST · by PissAndVinegar · 2 replies · 178+ views
    R-News ^ | 2-1-2006 | Rich Turner
    Nine counties in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region will receive $37 million dollars to help diversify the economy, and move beyond its reliance on the struggling manufacturing sector. Rochester was one of thirteen regions selected nationally for the new Workforce Innovation Regional Economic Development -- or W.I.R.E.D. initiative. The area will get $15 million over three years from the Department of Labor. Another $22 million has been pledged by twenty one local partners, including the Greater Rochester Enterprise, Monroe County, U of R and RIT. The money will be used to attract companies and to train workers in several...
  • Hardwired To Seek Beauty

    01/21/2006 5:59:01 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 614+ views
    The Australian ^ | 1-13-2006 | Denis Dutton
    Same source: Persistent themes in art suggest an evolutionary adaptation. We, as well as the ancient Greeks, admire the Hermes of Praxiteles, above Hardwired to seek beauty Denis Dutton January 13, 2006 THROUGHOUT history and across cultures, the arts of homo sapiens have demonstrated universal features. These aesthetic inclinations and patterns have evolved as part of our hardwired psychological nature, ingrained in the human species over the 80,000 generations lived out by our ancestors in the 1.6 million years of the Pleistocene. The existence of a universal aesthetic psychology has been suggested, not only experimentally, but by the fact that...
  • Aurora, Ill. Marine gets wired into the Corps

    11/17/2005 9:48:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 298+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 17, 2005 | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 17, 2005) -- Lance Cpl. Grant A. Paschali, a native of Aurora, Ill., spent his childhood playing with G.I. Joes and camping in the woods. He had a BB gun and knife collection and wore camouflage clothes, so it wasnt a big surprise when he joined the Marine Corps seven days after his 19th birthday. Since he left for Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif., Paschali has been living his childhood dream, and found the reality of life in the military to be a gratifying experience. Ive always been in shape, and...
  • Wired subscriber gets a jolt [magazine's collection agency: re-subscribe and nobody gets hurt]

    07/09/2005 6:27:44 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 30 replies · 2,060+ views
    Wired magazine, the bible of the tech set, may have its finger on the pulse of all that's cool. But the San Francisco publication has been using decidedly uncool tactics when it comes to getting some people to renew their subscriptions. San Francisco resident Bob McMillan discovered this after choosing to allow his longtime subscription to lapse late last year. "I like the magazine, " he told me. "I just didn't have time to read it anymore." First came the usual letters warning McMillan, 36, that his subscription was up and that he wouldn't get any more copies of Wired...
  • Probe Can't Confirm Sources in Freelancer's Stories for 'Wired News' (Michelle Delio, "Journalist")

    05/09/2005 6:03:17 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 17 replies · 691+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2005
    Probe Can't Confirm Sources in Freelancer's Stories for 'Wired News' Published: May 09, 2005 4:55 PM ET updated 8:00 PM SAN FRANCISCO An investigation into the sourcing and accuracy of news stories by a freelance journalist at a leading Internet news site concluded that the existence of dozens of people quoted in the articles could not be confirmed. Wired News, which publishes some articles from Wired magazine, paid for the review of stories by one of its frequent contributors, Michelle Delio, 37, of New York City. It was expected to disclose results late Monday. The review determined that dozens of...
  • Who Invented G.S.? (Is Wired News' Michelle Delio the new Jayson Blair?) (FR Mentioned)

    03/25/2005 9:00:38 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 2 replies · 1,647+ views
    Gelf Magazine ^ | March 22, 2005 | David Goldenberg
    Who Invented G.S.?Technology Review retracted two articles after deciding a key source was fictitious. The troubling question: whether this is a one-time screw-up by the writer, or a recurring David Goldenberg on March 22 at 06:13 PM Michelle Delio is a journalist based in New York City. That much we do know. Whether her articles are accurate or not has become unclear. Two of Delios articles for the website of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's magazine, Technology Review, were disputed by their subject, Hewlett-Packard, which claimed it had found that an anonymous source she described within the company couldn't...
  • Technical expert: Bush was wired

    10/12/2004 9:28:23 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 190 replies · 5,753+ views ^ | Oct. 13, 2004 | Dave Lindorf
    Oct. 13, 2004 | Speculation continues to run wild about President Bush's mystery bulge. Since Friday, when Salon first raised questions about the rectangular bulge that was visible under Bush's suit coat during the presidential debates, many observers in the press and on the Internet have wondered aloud whether the verbally and factually challenged president might be receiving coaching via a hidden electronic device. Now a technical expert who designs and makes such devices for the U.S. military and private industry tells Salon that he believes the bulge is indeed a transceiver designed to receive electronic signals and transmit them...
  • Bush's mystery bulge (Was the President wired during the first debate?)

    10/08/2004 2:17:55 PM PDT · by meow · 118 replies · 6,032+ views ^ | Dave Lindorff
    Oct. 8, 2004 | Was President Bush literally channeling Karl Rove in his first debate with John Kerry? That's the latest rumor flooding the Internet, unleashed last week in the wake of an image caught by a television camera during the Miami debate. The image shows a large solid object between Bush's shoulder blades as he leans over the lectern and faces moderator Jim Lehrer. The president is not known to wear a back brace, and it's safe to say he wasn't packing. So was the bulge under his well-tailored jacket a hidden receiver, picking up transmissions from someone offstage...
  • Bush Aides Deny Internet Rumors He Was Wired

    10/10/2004 2:00:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 141 replies · 3,462+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/10/04 | Carl Limbacher
    CHANHASSEN, Minnesota -- Bush campaign aides are laughing off widespread Internet suggestions that President Bush was wired during his first debate with John Kerry, to get help from advisers. A photo taken during the September 30th event appears to show a small, boxy shape between the president's shoulder blades. Musings on various Web sites suggest it could have been a radio receiver so the president's aides could feed him answers during the debate. Spokesman Scott Stanzel calls the idea "ridiculous," and adds, "Some people have been spending too many hours looking at left-wing conspiracy Web sites." He adds, "Did you...