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UAE rules set off BlackBerry storm. Planning to take your faithful BlackBerry along on a trip to the United Arab Emirates?

UAE rules set off BlackBerry storm

Think again. The showdown between the Middle Eastern nation and the makers of the popular electronic devices escalated Monday, with Research in Motion (RIM) assuring its customers that it would not alter its security methods, while the United Arab Emirates said its BlackBerry ban, though it won’t cover phone calls, also will apply to Americans and other foreign visitors. Cell Phone Stalking. According to the Wall St.

Cell Phone Stalking

Journal, “more than 25,000 adults in the U.S. are victims of GPS stalking annually, including by cellphone.” The article notes that a cell phone account holder can track everyone on the account. Users are notified by text message but can’t stop it. This tracking policy might work well with a pesky teenager, but what about cases of domestic violence? The article provides a harrowing story: Freedom Watch July 31st, 2010 - Part 1 of 5.‬‎ Update: Ex-Hacker Denies Alleged WikiLeaker Gave Him Classified Documents. An Army intelligence analyst who is charged with leaking classified documents to the secret-spilling site WikiLeaks also allegedly sent classified documents to the hacker who turned him in to the feds, according to a friend and associate of the hacker who helped connect him with federal agents.

Update: Ex-Hacker Denies Alleged WikiLeaker Gave Him Classified Documents

Note: Adrian Lamo has now denied this. See the update at the bottom of this post. Chet Uber, director of Project Vigilant, the volunteer, non-profit arm of a corporate security firm, was one of the first people former hacker Adrian Lamo called after Army private Bradley Manning contacted him and disclosed that he had leaked classified documents and videos to WikiLeaks. AFCEA International - The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Gsm afluisteren kan nu heel goedkoop. Obama Signs Law Authorizing Suppression of Torture Photos « The Washington Independent. Pentagon bars staff from visiting WikiLeaks.

The U.S. armed services are issuing internal messages to all personnel barring them from visiting the WikiLeaks website, which recently posted 77,000 classified diplomatic and military messages on the long war in Afghanistan.

Pentagon bars staff from visiting WikiLeaks

Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman confirmed Thursday for The Washington Times that all four services “have put out such messages” after The Times had obtained copies of Navy and Marine Corps messages banning troops from accessing WikiLeaks. Mr. Whitman later told The Times that the Army and Air Force had not yet issued such statements. The orders seem to be the most far-reaching effort by the Pentagon in its ongoing effort to stop the release of classified information. The military is telling the troops they cannot even view what is publicly available, even though the WikiLeaks documents are on hundreds of websites. TNO testte bodyscanners met opslag naaktbeelden.

Government-Sanctioned Assassinations - Video - Unlocking the knowledge society. Pentagon's DARPA Unit Goes Wiki With Crowdsourced Tech Project. 5 Gevaarlijke Black Hat demo's - Techworld. Libel Reform Campaign - Free Speech Is Not For Sale. Technology Review: Technology Lessons from the Wikileaks Saga. There’s already debate about whether Wikileaks’s release of 92,000 classified documents on the war in Afghanistan was more of a milestone in the annals of national security and the press than the 1971 leak of the Pentagon Papers, the U.S. government’s classified report on the Vietnam War.

Technology Review: Technology Lessons from the Wikileaks Saga

It’s clear enough, though, that today’s technological landscape severely limits the government’s range of options to fight back against such leaks, but also provides a range of tools to protect against future ones. Op zoek naar verzoening. De militaire junta van Birma (Myanmar) heeft voor 2010 verkiezingen beloofd en de start van een verzoeningsproces. United States Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina : Press Room. WASHINGTON – U.S.

United States Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina : Press Room

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today said the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) court challenge to the regulation restricting their ability to contest the Obama Administration’s authorization of a ‘Kill or Capture’ policy against Anwar Al-Awlaki should be rejected. Graham further stated that the Treasury Department should reject the ACLU and CCR request for a license to provide legal services to Al-Awlaki’s benefit. Al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric with strong ties to Al-Qaeda, is believed to be hiding in Yemen. Al-Awlaki is an American citizen. WikiLeaks in Baghdad. One by one, soldiers just arriving in Baghdad were taken into a room and questioned by their commanding officers.

WikiLeaks in Baghdad

"All questions led up to the big question," explains former Army Spc. Josh Stieber. "If someone were to pull out a weapon in a marketplace full of unarmed civilians, would you open fire on that person, even if you knew you would hurt a lot of innocent people in the process? " About the Author Ryan Harvey. DEF CON® Hacking Conference - The Hacker Community's Foremost Social Network. Time to Stop Reading George Orwell? - GOOD Blog - GOOD.

Darryl Campbell's essay for The Millions, "Orwell and the Tea Party," examines the legacy of the increasingly misquoted George Orwell.

Time to Stop Reading George Orwell? - GOOD Blog - GOOD

Campbell is fairly upset that the pamphleteer has been co-opted (with what he sees as insufficient attention to context) by the likes of the Tea Party. If a lot of people are misreading Orwell, Campell wonders, does that mean it's time to stop reading him? Orwell’s works are ephemeral too, in the sense that they cannot really be understood without some semblance of historical and intellectual context. Plugging the Leaks - News & Features. On New Year’s Eve in 2005, a small group of CIA officials had their evening plans cut short by an urgent message from the White House. President Bush’s advisers had learned that James Risen, a reporter at the New York Times, was about to blow the lid on the CIA’s five-year-long plan to derail Iran’s nuclear-weapons program.

Risen had devoted a chapter in his new book, State of War, to a covert operation called Merlin, which involved a high-stakes gamble to feed the Iranians blueprints for a nuclear-triggering device. Technology Review: Dissent Made Safer. “Sokwanele” means “enough is enough” in a certain Bantu dialect.

Technology Review: Dissent Made Safer

It is also the name of a Zimbabwean pro-democracy website whose bloggers last year published accounts of atrocities by Robert Mugabe’s regime and posted Election Day updates describing voter intimidation and apparent ballot stuffing. You can visit Sokwanele’s “terror album” and see photographs: of a hospitalized 70-year-old woman who’d been beaten and thrown on her cooking fire (she later died, the site says); of firebombed homes; of people with deep wounds carved into their backs. You can find detailed, frequently updated maps describing regional violence and other incidents. You will be confronted with gruesome news, starkly captioned: “Joshua Bakacheza’s Body Found.” Because this horrific content is so readily available, it is easy to overlook the courage it took to produce it. Meer landen overwegen BlackBerry-verbod. Hadopi's Secret Internet Spying Spec Leaked.

It's official: Saudi Arabia bans BlackBerrys. The rumors are true: Saudi Arabia has become the second country inside of a week to block access to Research in Motion's BlackBerry devices on grounds of national security.

It's official: Saudi Arabia bans BlackBerrys

The ban goes into effect on August 6 after a "grace period" in which local wireless companies were unable to bring BlackBerry devices (and their encrypted e-mail) into compliance with kingdom rules. Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission said that it informed local providers STC, Mobily, and Zain yesterday that they would need to terminate BlackBerry service in a few days. Zain Saudi Arabia, which is headed by His Royal Highness Prince Dr. DEFCON (_defcon_) Facebook blokkeert zelfmoordmachine. Adhocracy. Adhocracy is a flexible, adaptable and informal form of organization that is defined by a lack of formal structure.

It operates in an opposite fashion to a bureaucracy. The term was first popularized in 1970 by Alvin Toffler,[1] and has since become often used in the theory of management of organizations (particularly online organizations). The concept has been further developed by academics such as Henry Mintzberg. Reporters Sans Frontières - Search for total online control.

Reporters Without Borders condemns the latest escalation in the Chinese government’s Internet censorship and control system in the Tibet Autonomous Region. In order to monitor and restrict the volume of information available to Tibetans, the authorities are insisting that all Internet cafés and companies that make computers available to the public in Tibet install the sophisticated filtering and surveillance software that was recently imposed in Beijing and other parts of China. The Chinese government is cutting off Tibet from the rest of the world. China’s highly developed surveillance software is being used to stifle free expression. Censorship in Tibet is reaching alarming levels. As in Xinjiang, the authorities are trying to obtain total control over news and information in order to be able to nip any unrest in the bud. Facebook Offers Mobile Privacy Settings.

Net Neutrality Brawl: FCC Is Not Happy with Google and Verizon. The Google-Verizon net neutrality saga has taken yet another strange turn as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ended closed-door talks with several companies over the future of net neutrality and has lashed out against the practice of paying for faster transmission of data over the Internet. "Any outcome, any deal that doesn't preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet for consumers and entrepreneurs will be unacceptable," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski told reporters earlier today. His remarks were in reaction to reports that Google and Verizon are about to strike a deal that would charge some Internet content providers more than others for the transmission of their data to users across the world.

Clearly Genachowski is opposed to such an arrangement. The entire affair has blown up into a PR nightmare. Google and Verizon have both denied they are attempting to end net neutrality, but they have confirmed that they are talking to one another. United Nations Crime and Justice Research Inst. - The Institute. Mental health: The invisible illness. "I have of late – but wherefore I know not – lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercise; and, indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory". Black Hat ® Technical Security Conference // Home. DERMALOG - ensuring your uniqueness. Ban on cell phones in slammer getting closer. The nation is one step nearer to a law that would ban Federal prisoners from using mobile phones.

GetGlue: Find Your Next Favorite Thing. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Home Page. UNICRI (UNICRI) Minister gaat privacyvoorwaarden Apple toetsen. Black Hat Briefings (BlackHatEvents) BBC - Bath entrepreneur 'holds the key' to internet security. Regionaal EPD stopt vanwege privacyschending. Losing Control. Incubate Blog » Blog Archive » Pirate Talk: Charles Leadbeater. YC-Funded Whereoscope Gives Parents An Easy Way To Track Where Their Kids Are.

UNICRI at a glance‬‎ BBC Radio 4 Programmes - Desert Island Discs, Dr Gwen Adshead. 360 Panorama brings real-time panoramic photography to the iPhone. An Order of Seven Global Cyber-Guardians Now Hold Keys to the Internet. GGZ WNB vangt ZonMW-subsidie voor spoedzorg. America's Got Net: Is Net Neutrality a Communist Plot? (Satire: "Declassified DoD Film")‬‎

Google, Verizon Deny NYT Story On Their Undermining Of Net Neutrality. UNICRI - Security Governance / Counter-Terrorism Laboratory. The Hacker in Your Hardware: The Next Security Threat. “When you hit the delete button, it’s never really deleted:” Why cops love iPhone. Community DNS. Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. Google Apps aangepast voor de overheid. Dick Morris and Eileen McGann - WikiLeaks Afghan Papers Killing Obama. Erving Goffman. A Fox On A Fishing Expedition. FBI director Mueller says the bureau is assisting the Pentagon in the WikiLeaks probe. Bradley Manning Support Network. Op-Ed Columnist - The Great (Double) Game. Recorded Future - Temporal & Predictive Analytics Engine, Media Analytics & News Analysis. Operations security. On Wikileaks (V): Losing Control.

New Petition Gains Prominent Signatures: “Defend WikiLeaks – End the Secret Wars” Stowe Boyd - Google Is Now Officially Evil. Hackers brengen staatsgeheimen Minobet in gevaar. Vrijgevestigde psychiaters winnen zaak tegen NZa. Google, Twitter and Facebook build the semantic web - tech - 02 August 2010. OGA. Thuiszorg Emile begeleidt cliënt via twitter. Father demands $7.5 Million because school officials read daughter's text message.

Geen verplichte dbc’s meer voor vrijgevestigde psychiaters en psychotherapeuten. Stichting PVP, vertrouwenspersonen in de zorg. Vrijgevestigde psychiaters winnen zaak. The huge scale of Pakistan's complicity. How to hide yourself from Google and cell phone carriers. RUSI - Christopher Soghoian. 'Vergroot veiligheid door moderne samenwerking gemeente en politie' Hong Kong E-Payment Firm Admits Selling Customer Data. Over In Therapie. Doorbreek het isolement van uw client. U.S. Military Scrutinizes Leaks for Risks to Afghans. Surveillance Commissioner issues whitewash report. Monitoring Elderly Parents.

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