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Pin Up Girl Clothing | Retro Clothing, Vintage Reproduction Fashions, Rockabilly Clothing and More! Tiny Off-Grid Cabin in Maine is Completely Self-Sustaining | Liberty First Via Dwell Living on one of the outermost inhabited islands on the American eastern seaboard requires a vigilance in numbers, and the villagers of the community of Criehaven (technically Ragged Island) take their record-keeping seriously, but not too seriously. The library—–still littered with evidence of a raucous game of Texas hold ’em—–is a fine example. In addition to portraits of the Crie and Simpson families, early residents of the 0.7-square-mile island 20 miles off the Maine coast, one mile south of Matinicus Island, there are photo albums dating back to the early 1970s documenting island life. Bruce Porter, a journalist and retired professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has owned a roughly three-quarter-acre lot on this remote, off-the-grid island for years, but it’s taken nearly a lifetime for him to build anything. Time, it seems, has had a curious effect on Criehaven. In their defense, the water was—–and is—–quite clean. Total Views: 4520 ,

Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security When Christmas approaches, the spies of the Five Eyes intelligence services can look forward to a break from the arduous daily work of spying. In addition to their usual job -- attempting to crack encryption all around the world -- they play a game called the "Kryptos Kristmas Kwiz," which involves solving challenging numerical and alphabetical puzzles. The proud winners of the competition are awarded "Kryptos" mugs. Encryption -- the use of mathematics to protect communications from spying -- is used for electronic transactions of all types, by governments, firms and private users alike. But a look into the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden shows that not all encryption technologies live up to what they promise. One example is the encryption featured in Skype, a program used by some 300 million users to conduct Internet video chat that is touted as secure. For the NSA, encrypted communication -- or what all other Internet users would call secure communication -- is "a threat".

Rapport mondial 2015 : Syrie En 2014, le conflit armé en Syrie est devenu de plus en plus sanglant, les forces gouvernementales et les milices qui sont leurs alliées ayant intensifié leurs attaques contre les zones peuplées de civils et continuant de recourir à des armes qui tuent sans discernement. Les forces gouvernementales ont également continué de se livrer à des arrestations arbitraires, à des disparitions forcées et à des actes de torture sur des prisonniers, dont beaucoup sont morts en détention. Les groupes armés non étatiques opposés au gouvernement ont eux aussi commis de graves exactions, notamment des attaques délibérées et sans discernement contre des civils, l'utilisation d'enfants soldats, des enlèvements et des actes de torture sur des prisonniers. En août 2014, le nombre de morts dans le conflit syrien a dépassé 191 000 personnes, selon la Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme de l'époque, Navi Pillay. Exactions commises par Jabhat al-Nusra et par l'EIIL Zones sous contrôle kurde