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  • Home security cameras are now solving crimes in Baltimore

    11/14/2018 7:34:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | November 14, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Well, it’s happening in more places than just Baltimore, but they probably need the help more than most cities. The subject at hand is the trend of police departments solving crimes in greater numbers because of the increasing number of home and business owners who have external security cameras monitoring their property… and the street beyond. As this report from CBS Baltimore indicates, some cases which might otherwise have gone cold wound up being solved in short order. When police needed a break to solve a high-profile murder in Federal Hill this year, they turned to neighbors who protect their...
  • Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

    11/13/2018 7:30:59 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    France24 ^ | 13 November 2018 | AFP
    SAN DIEGO (AFP) - San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge sees smartphones and social media as raising an unhappy, compliant "iGen." QUESTION: What is the iGen? ANSWER: The iGen is the generation born in 1995 and later, and they're the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. They spend a lot more time online, on social media and playing games, and they spend less time on non-screen activities like reading books, sleeping or seeing their friends in face-to-face interactions. Those children are growing up more slowly. By the age of 18, they...
  • The Comprehensive Guide to Quitting Google

    11/08/2018 11:37:03 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2018 | Brendan Hesse
    Despite all the convenience and quality of Google's sprawling ecosystem, some users are fed up with the fishy privacy policies the company has recently Since Google owns some of the best and most-used apps, websites, and internet services, making a clean break is difficult -- but not impossible. We're going to take a look at how to leave the most popular Google services behind, and how to keep Google from tracking your data. We've also spent serious time researching and testing great alternatives to Google's offerings, so you can leave the Big G without having to buy new devices or...
  • ISIS militants suspected in attack on Christians killed in Egypt shootout

    11/04/2018 5:50:22 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, November 4, 2018 | Hamza Hendawi - Associated Press
    CAIRO Egypt said Sunday that security forces have killed 19 militants in a shootout, including the gunmen suspected of killing seven Christians in an attack on pilgrims traveling to a remote desert monastery.The Interior Ministry, which oversees the police, said the militants were tracked to a hideout in the desert west of the central province of Minya, the site of Fridays attack, which also left 19 people wounded.It said the alleged militants opened fire when they realized they were being besieged by security forces. It did not say when the shootout took place. The ministry published photographs purporting to...
  • FreeRepublic being labeled as "Deceptive Site"

    11/02/2018 11:31:00 AM PDT · by Scythian_Reborn · 61 replies
    Deceptive site ahead Attackers on may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, or credit cards). Learn more ... I cannot access the forums any more, can only post, hope somebody fixes this, this could be due to an ad ? but I don't think the FR runs ads?
  • Presidential Proclamation on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2018

    11/01/2018 11:25:05 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 4 replies ^ | 11/01/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Presidential Proclamation on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2018 | The White House Presidential Proclamation on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2018 INFRASTRUCTURE & TECHNOLOGY Issued on:October 31, 2018 ALL NEWS The world today relies on critical infrastructure, such as power grids, water and food supplies, election infrastructure, transportation systems, and communications networks, that is increasingly complex, interconnected, and interdependent. During Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, we emphasize the vital role of strong national infrastructure in the national and economic security of our Nation. By mitigating risks to our critical infrastructure, we can keep America safe,...
  • Judicial Watch Lawsuit Seeks Records on Hillary Clintons Security Clearance

    10/31/2018 11:44:16 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 31, 2018 | staff
    Judicial Watch announced today that it had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department, requesting all records relating to the security clearance status of Clinton, Abedin, Mills, Sullivan and Reines... Judiciary Committee Secretary' Chuck Faulkner said that (at Clinton request) security clearances have been withdrawn from the Clinton(s), Cheryl Mills and four additional secret names. Faulkner suggests that Hillary and her aides may have been cited for valid security incidents. Senate Judiciary Committee has a sorta update from State, of a review of very long duration mishandling of classified information... directly related to New York:...
  • Trump to Act on Border Tuesday, Radical Left Readies Lawsuits

    10/29/2018 2:43:08 PM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 October 2018 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    Tuesday is the day President Trump will announce his plan to stop the migrant invasion force heading north through Mexico toward the U.S. border. According to the Washington Post, the officials are still nailing down the details. But others are working on plans, too. Leftists are gearing up, as The New American reported last week, to file border-busting lawsuits that will stop the president from deporting the illegal aliens. Rather than claim the president doesnt have the authority to declare some immigrants ineligible, the anti-American legal front will claim the migrants are seeking asylum and have a right to apply...
  • Heres why Hillary Clinton losing her security clearance matters for the rest of us (Awan)

    10/21/2018 3:16:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/18 | Frank Miniter
    **SNIP** Hillary Clinton should have lost her clearance back when the government found out she had classified information on her private servers. Actually, they should have done this even before that; she should have lost her security clearance when she left her public position, as secretary of state, for her private quest to get the nations top job. What other employer allows former employees to access their networks? Companies commonly terminate employees email accounts and access before they even tell them theyve been let go. **SNIP** For instance, the group of House IT aides who made up what amounted to...
  • White woman who confronted her black neighbor at St. Louis condo building defends herself

    10/17/2018 10:38:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 137 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 17 October 2018 | By Emily Crane
    White woman who confronted her black neighbor at St. Louis condo building defends herself against accusations of racism and says she was just concerned for her safety Hilary Brooke Thornton, 32, was filmed blocking D'Arreion Toles, 24, from entering the St. Louis loft building where they live Thornton was fired from her job as a luxury realtor after the footage went viral Toles said he was coming home from work on Friday night when the confrontation took place Thornton, who was holding her dog on a leash, demanded to know what apartment he lived in She has since denied that...
  • Hillary Clinton loses security clearance after server scandal

    10/13/2018 3:23:50 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Hillary Clinton has given up her security clearance in the wake of the scandal over her handling of secret information on her email server, the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed Friday. Chairman Charles E. Grassley also revealed top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and four others no longer have clearance [snip]The names of the four additional aides besides Ms. Mills were redacted from the State Department letter that the committee released.
  • NSA Senior Advisor Latest to Question Report Claiming China Hacked Apple's Former Server Supplier

    10/10/2018 8:45:17 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | October 10, 2018 | By Joe Rossignol
    Rob Joyce, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy at the NSA, is the latest official to question the accuracy of Bloomberg Businessweek's bombshell "The Big Hack" report about Chinese spies compromising the U.S. tech supply chain. "I have pretty good understanding about what we're worried about and what we're working on from my position. I don't see it," said Joyce, speaking at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce cyber summit in Washington, D.C. today, according to a subscriber-only Politico report viewed by MacRumors. "I've got all sorts of commercial industry freaking out and just losing their minds about this concern, and nobody's...
  • Apple official statement: What Bloomberg Businessweek got wrong about Apple

    10/05/2018 5:57:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | October 5, 2018 | Apple
    Apple today released the following statement, verbatim: The October 8, 2018 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek incorrectly reports that Apple found “malicious chips” in servers on its network in 2015. As Apple has repeatedly explained to Bloomberg reporters and editors over the past 12 months, there is no truth to these claims.Apple provided Bloomberg Businessweek with the following statement before their story was published:Over the course of the past year, Bloomberg has contacted us multiple times with claims, sometimes vague and sometimes elaborate, of an alleged security incident at Apple. Each time, we have conducted rigorous internal investigations based on their...
  • UK cyber security agency backs Apple, Amazon China hack denials

    10/05/2018 10:50:56 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2018 | Technology News Editors
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britains national cyber security agency said on Friday it had no reason to doubt the assessments made by Apple and Amazon that challenged a Bloomberg story that their systems contained malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence. Bloomberg Businessweek on Thursday cited 17 unnamed intelligence and company sources as saying that Chinese spies had placed computer chips inside equipment used by around 30 companies, as well as multiple U.S. government agencies, which would give Beijing secret access to internal networks. We are aware of the media reports but at this stage have no reason to doubt the...
  • Apple has done extraordinary things to protect user privacy, tech investor says (video at link)

    10/04/2018 11:54:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 3, 2018 | By Chloe Aiello
    Apple is framing itself as better at data privacy and protection than other tech giants and it is, Elevation Partners' co-founder Roger McNamee says.If lawyers, bankers or ministers aren't allowed to share peoples' private information for profit, neither should tech companies, he says. Apple is framing itself as better at data privacy and protection than other tech giants and it is, Elevation Partners' co-founder Roger McNamee told CNBC on Wednesday. "Apple has really done extraordinary things over the last year to protect consumer privacy, but also to create security," McNamee said on CNBC's "Closing Bell." "For implementing...
  • Feds Force Suspect To Unlock An Apple iPhone X With Their Face

    10/01/2018 6:59:16 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 58 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/30/18 | Thomas Brewster
    It finally happened. The feds forced an Apple iPhone X owner to unlock their device with their face. A child abuse investigation unearthed by Forbes includes the first known case in which law enforcement used Apple Face ID facial recognition technology to open a suspect's iPhone. That's by any police agency anywhere in the world, not just in America. It happened on August 10, when the FBI searched the house of 28-year-old Grant Michalski, a Columbus, Ohio, resident who would later that month be charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. With a search warrant in hand, a federal investigator...
  • Facebook reveals 'security issue' affecting 50 million users

    09/28/2018 12:39:24 PM PDT · by upchuck · 16 replies
    Wash Exam ^ | Sep 28, 2018 | Joel Gehrke
    Facebook is still trying to figure out how the hackers who compromised as many as 50 million accounts used them, including whether they obtained private data or made unauthorized posts. "This is a really serious security issue," Mark Zuckerberg, the company's founder and chief executive officer, told reporters on Friday. While Facebook has already patched the flaw that the cyberattackers exploited, "we need to do more to prevent this from happening in the first place," he said. "We're going to keep investigating very heavily in security going forward." The Menlo Park, Calif.-based social media giant, already under scrutiny after the...
  • Apple gives you a TRUST rating based on your call/ email (trunc)

    09/20/2018 10:33:05 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 33 replies
    The Sun ^ | Srptember 20, 2019 | Sean Keach
    "To help identify and prevent fraud, information about how you use your device, including the approximate number of phone calls or emails you send and receive, will be used to compute a device trust score when you attempt a purchase," Apple explained."
  • India-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia first Sikh in Trumps security fleet

    09/13/2018 10:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Ludhiana-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the first Sikh to have been inducted into the security detail of US President Donald Trump. Anshdeep was inducted last week after he completed his grueling training in the United States. His family moved to Ludhiana from Kanpur during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He lost his uncle and a close relative after the frenzied mob stormed their house in Kanpurs KDA Colony in Barra. His aunts marriage was scheduled in second of week of November and the family was busy making arrangement. Anshdeeps father Devendra Singh was also injured in the attack and had...
  • FReeper Input on Home Security Systems

    09/12/2018 5:58:44 PM PDT · by waterhill · 41 replies
    9-12-2018 | Myself
    I am thinking about setting up a wireless security system. I want just the basic plug in and go, no monthly fees.