NSA 'collected details of online sexual activity' of Islamist radicals. The NSA has been collecting details about the online sexual activity of prominent Islamist radicals in order to undermine them, according to a new Snowden document published by the Huffington Post.
The American surveillance agency targeted six unnamed "radicalisers", none of whom is alleged to have been involved in terror plots. One document argues that if the vulnerabilities they are accused of were to be exposed, this could lead to their devotion to the jihadist cause being brought into question, with a corresponding loss of authority. Raw meat diet is rare. Warning: This link contains some rather distasteful imagery.
I’m OK with raw meat but this goes WAY too far. This Guy’s Eaten Nothing but Raw Meat for Five Years | VICE Canada. After feeling poorly on other diets, Derek Nance gives this unconventional diet a try. VICE: Hi, Derek. Can you tell me more about this diet? Car key immobiliser hack revelations blocked by UK court. 29 July 2013Last updated at 08:06 ET Megamos Crypto transponders are built into car keys to disable the vehicles' engine immobilisers A High Court judge has blocked three security researchers from publishing details of how to crack a car immobilisation system.
The United States Once Planned On Nuking the Moon. Today I Found Out the United States once planned on shooting a nuclear bomb at the moon.
The Story of the Tsar Bomba. The Tsar Bomba, or “Big Ivan” as the Soviets nicknamed it, is the single most powerful man-made explosive device in human history.
But why was such a device even made? Well, for similar reasons as to why the U.S. once thought it would be fun to nuke the moon- basically, the bomb was little more than Russia demonstrating its military might and ingenuity; it was simply too massive to be easily deployed in regular warfare, particularly nearly impossible for the Soviets to effectively deploy against the U.S. The bomb itself was so powerful that the survival rate for the pilot and crew aboard the plane that dropped it was estimated at 50%, and they were 10 km (about six miles) in the sky and 45 km (28 miles) away when the parachuted bomb detonated at an elevation of about 4 km (2.5 miles). Please Spy On Us: Poll Finds Public Support For 'Snooping' Plans Despite NSA Prism Scandal. A majority of Britons support the government's controversial 'snooping' proposals - despite the growing NSA/Prism data-sharing scandal, an exclusive poll for The Huffington Post UK reveals.
And more than four in 10 people think the security services should be able to break data laws in order to prevent terrorism. The first major survey carried out since the leaking of details of the US Prism surveillance programme found that 51% of voters either backed the coalition's draft Communications Data Bill, or thought it did not go far enough. The Bill would allow the security services access to mobile phone and internet records. Girl fakes kidnapping for iPad. A 12-year-old girl from Abu Dhabi, UAE calls her father and claims that she has been kidnapped, the kidnappers want iPad as a ransom.
The father in shock contacted the police immediately after the girl’s call which took the case in its hands. The father tried to call the girl a number of times but found her cell switched off. Department Of Defense Is Spending Millions Trying To 3D-Print Weapons. SAN MATEO, Calif.
(AP) -- Invisalign, a San Jose company, uses 3-D printing to make each mouthful of customized, transparent braces. Mackenzies Chocolates, a confectioner in Santa Cruz, uses a 3-D printer to pump out chocolate molds. And earlier this year, Cornell University researchers used a 3-D printer, along with injections of a special collagen gel, to create a human-shaped ear. “The Woman With the iPad” Disrupts Epic Mountain Gorilla Trek. By Doris Schaffer After flying to Uganda, making my way to Rwanda, and actually trekking twice to visit mountain gorillas, I thought I’d be writing a travelogue describing the lush country of a thousand hills and the difficulty of getting to the gorilla habitats.
I was certain I’d be explaining that mountain gorillas are endangered with only 700 or so left in the world; that they’re vegetarians, susceptible to human illnesses, have 97% of the same DNA as humans, are highly social, have an average life span of 35 years, and live in families governed by the oldest male, the silverback. Exclusive: GSA failed to pay thousands of small government contractors since 2008. The U.S.
General Services Administration failed to fully pay more than 1,300 small contractors since 2008, shorting them a collective $3 million. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES) The General Services Administration has failed to fully pay 1,334 federal contractors, shorting them by more than $3 million since 2008, according to a House committee report released Thursday. The amount may not be large, but lawmakers on the Republican-led House Small Business Committee emphasized the importance of such companies. “Contracting with small businesses is good for the economy and it’s good for the taxpayer because small companies bring cost-savings to the federal government,” Sam Graves (R-Mo.), the committee chairman, said in a statement. Rat meat and Chinese food safety. 12 May 2013Last updated at 20:16 ET By Martin Patience BBC News, Beijing The latest food scandal in China - which has seen rat meat passed off as lamb - has raised more questions about food safety in the country.
It seems that barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal. But the latest case - even by Chinese standards - was truly stomach-churning. Hundreds of people were arrested after passing off rat meat as lamb. Syria 'working to repair internet' after blackout. 8 May 2013Last updated at 11:10 ET Activists and journalists in Syria rely on the internet to get out news and footage to the wider world The internet in Syria appears to have returned after a nationwide blackout knocked the country offline for more than 19 hours. Monitoring company Renesys noted signs of activity at around 14:30 GMT (17:30 local time) on Wednesday. Syria 'cut off from the internet' 8 May 2013Last updated at 06:08 ET The cause of the latest internet outage in Syria is not known Internet services have halted across Syria, in what appears to be the second shutdown in six months.
Web monitoring companies reported regular traffic on the internet plummeted to zero just before 19:00 GMT on Tuesday (22:00 local time). Hybrid Flu, Created In Lab From Swine & Bird Influenza Genes, Can Go Airborne. By Ed Yong. Nicaragua cloud forest 'under siege' by illegal loggers. 3 May 2013Last updated at 05:38 ET By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News. Giant snails on advance in Florida. 15 April 2013Last updated at 09:26 ET. Why cyberattacks will never really be regulated. How to buy Bitcoins: A dispatch from inside the digital currency bubble. Courtesy of Casascius/Wikimedia Commons Update, 3:13 p.m.: The bitcoin market is extremely volatile today, with the price ranging from a low of $120 to a high of $266. The Real Problem with Education Today? Kids Hate School. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Suzanne Tucker April 8, 2013 | Hamas Police Condemned For 'Arresting & Beating Young Palestinians For Indecent Hairstyles'
WikiLeaks: Vatican Dismissed Pinochet Massacre Reports As 'Communist Propaganda' Here's the most controversial military document that Best Defense has ever run. Is This a Pandemic Being Born? - By Laurie Garrett. Here's how it would happen. Children playing along an urban river bank would spot hundreds of grotesque, bloated pig carcasses bobbing downstream. Hundreds of miles away, angry citizens would protest the rising stench from piles of dead ducks and swans, their rotting bodies collecting by the thousands along river banks. A Disastrous Year for Bees. Amazon's fees hike for third-party traders provokes fury. Amazon is facing a revolt from small traders as the internet retailer – which describes itself as "Earth's most customer-centric" company – plans to impose a wave of fee rises on third parties who use its network to sell consumer electronics, automotive parts and other goods in the UK and across Europe.
Trader fees on millions of electronic accessories listed on Amazon – including popular items such as memory cards, headphones and printer cartridges – will jump from 7% to 12% for the busiest traders in the UK and four other major European markets from 4 April, just after the Easter weekend. The 147 People Destroying the World. JPMorgan Chase's board "strongly" endorsed Jamie Dimon, pictured June 19, 2012, to continue serving as both chairman and chief executive despite last year's embarrassing $6.2 billion trading loss in the "London Whale" debacle.
March 25, 2013 | A Way to Force Sane Gun Laws—Boycott Starbucks. Despite its reputation for global consciousness and socially aware customers, Starbucks is actually a huge ally of the NRA by welcoming lethal weapons in its stores. ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ slips silently through US Congress. The US House of Representatives quietly passed a last-minute addition to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill for 2013 last week – including a provision protecting genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks.
Human Stupidity Is Destroying the World. March 20, 2013 | Homeless Man Gets Ticket for Digging Through Trash for Food. Africa’s Genital-Stealing Crime Wave Hits the Countryside. Bangladesh Kicks Our Butt on Agriculture. Austrians Believe Nazi Party Could Win Parliament Seats Today; Some Say Hitler's Rule 'Not All Bad' The 10 Craziest Ways People Have Tried to Get High. The “Wall of Severus” Bill Moyers: Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly and Unfair. Who are the Kashmir militants?