Turkish courts get it right on punishing hackers
American courts are so weak about prosecuting hackers. Aaron Swartz’s defenders had a freak-out when he was at risk of getting up to 50 years, after turning down a 6 month plea, because he willfully disrupted a major university’s access to important, expensive data. But when online attackers hurt many people all at once, the law is wrong when if doesn’t take into account each | Read More »
Employers Monitoring Employees’ Weight & Habits – Just One of the Ways Obamacare Intrudes Into Your Privacy
Beginning in 2014, patients’ overall health, eating habits and body mass index (BMI) will be part of an electronic record, shared with various government bureaucracies, in addition to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Doctors will be required to record your BMI, which measures whether or not you are overweight. This will be done every you receive any type of medical treatment. This | Read More »
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, Health Care
Tech at Night: Beware, hackers and pirates!
Hackers and pirates! Kim Dotcom says he’ll be back and revive his copyright infringement empire, while infringement haven Pirate Bay’s co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm has been arrested in Cambodia and faces deportation, related to his conviction in Sweden.
Also, Anonymous’s Antisec claims to have broken into FBI servers and gotten data about iPhones. FBI says pics or it didn’t happen. Theory: they installed a trojan app in the App Store and are blaming the FBI as cover.
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How Does Knowledge Accumulate When The Scientists All Lie?
Tony Kane wrote of the recent email hack aimed at Britain’s Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia. In today’s Huntsville Examiner, his article “ClimateGate emails provide unwanted scrutiny of climate scientists” describes the professional practices rampant among the Western World’s scientific elite. On the surface, the emails seem to indicate scientists modified data to fit the anthropogenic global warming theory, tried to silence dissenting | Read More »
The Lefties Discover Their Inner Mafioso – O’Reilly Website W-Hacked
h/t Drudge Apparently the hackers couldn’t abide O’Reilly’s criticism of Wikileaks and assorted pundits who were spreading the fairy tales about Sarah Palin: On Friday, Wikileaks issued the following press release : “Fox News demagogue, Bill O’Reilly, has been hacked and the details passed to Wikileaks. Wikileaks has been informed the hack was a response to the pundit’s scurrilous attacks over the Sarah Palin’s email | Read More »
Treason Media celebrate Dem hacking crime – Manuel Miranda was run out of town for less
My, my, my. Neither surprising nor really disappointing anymore. Just add this little item to the veritable MOUNTAIN of Treason Media antics that prove that they are tireless cheerleaders for the left. Consider two events, two different situations, and two different outcomes. I give you (1) MemoGate of 2003 — when Republican Senate staffer Manuel Miranda accessed (and eventually acted upon) unprotected data on a | Read More »
Welcome to the Dark Side
–-* Apologies for the formatting – not sure what is wrong! –-* Welcome back my friends to the show that never endsWe’re so glad you could attendCome inside! Come inside!(Emerson, Lake & Palmer – out of the fog of my youth) You know, I just can’t make this stuff up. Really. I couldn’t if I tried. Head down work-wise, so there isn’t a lot of | Read More »