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Miami: Dirty Gold, Clean Cash

January 17th, 2018

I’m ticking Covert Operations on this one, just in case. 😉 Via: Miami Herald: When Juan Granda ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. “I’m like Pablo coming … to get the coke,” he told two co-workers in […]

Does the SR-72 Already Exist?

January 16th, 2018

A missing trillion here, a missing trillion there… Via: Bloomberg: For years, Lockheed Martin Corp. has been developing a successor to one of the fastest aircraft the world has ever seen, the SR-71 Blackbird, the Cold War reconnaissance craft that the U.S. Air Force retired almost three decades ago. Lockheed officials have said the hypersonic […]

Suspect with House Full of Children and Adults Chained to Beds Had Worked for Northrop and Lockheed

January 15th, 2018

Via: Heavy: The family was not without means at one time. At the time of the bankruptcy, the couple was living in Murrieta, California with their then-12 children. Although they had a lot of mouths to feed, the court records indicate that David Turpin earned more than $11,000 a month working as an engineer for […]

Hawaii: False Missile Alert Sent to Mobile Phones

January 13th, 2018

Via: Daily Mail: Anger is spreading in Hawaii after a Civil Defense bungle on Saturday morning, when a mistaken alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile sent thousands fleeing for shelter. Panicked Hawaiians ran for their lives and even lowered loved ones through manhole covers after receiving the alert at 8.07am local time. It read: […]

Florida Monkeys Excreting Rare Disease that Can Kill Humans, Scientists Warn

January 10th, 2018

Never Forget: Dr. Mary’s Monkey by Edward T. Haslam Via: Guardian: Wildlife managers in Florida say they want to remove roaming monkeys from the state in light of a new study published on Wednesday, which finds some of the animals are excreting a virus that can be dangerous to humans. Scientists studying a growing population […]

WD My Cloud NAS Devices Have Hard-Wired Backdoor

January 8th, 2018

Via: Register: If you have a Western Digital My Cloud network attached storage device, it’s time to learn how to update its OS because researcher James Bercegay has discovered a dozen models possess a hard-coded backdoor. The backdoor, detailed here, lets anyone log in as user mydlinkBRionyg with the password abc12345cba. WD mostly markets the […]

The More I Read About Meltdown And Spectre…

January 7th, 2018

The more I wonder: Are these bugs, or features?

Security Flaws Put Virtually All Phones, Computers at Risk

January 3rd, 2018

Update: Security Flaws Put Virtually All Phones, Computers at Risk Update: All Macs, iPhones and iPads Affected Via: The Verge: Apple confirmed on Thursday that all Mac and iOS devices are affected by the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws that have roiled the computing industry for the past 24 hours, resulting in a race to […]

Congressional Investigators Find Irregularities in FBI’s Handling of Clinton Email Case

January 3rd, 2018

Shocker. Via: The Hill: Republicans on key congressional committees say they have uncovered new irregularities and contradictions inside the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server. For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that the FBI believed there was evidence that some laws were broken when the former secretary of State […]

Julian Assange’s Twitter Account Reappears After Mysterious Absence

December 25th, 2017

Via: CBS: The official Twitter account of controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — @JulianAssange — is back online after disappearing from the social media platform overnight. It’s unclear whether the account was suspended by Twitter or deactivated by Assange. Representatives at Twitter did not immediately respond to CBS News’ request for comment.

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