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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

 

Corporations Monitor Your Movements – Off Work

It comes to no surprise to most people that corporate Human Resources departments work in conjunction with IT to monitor employee activities at the workplace. They monitor your movements with keycards and video cameras; they register when you log in and out of your work computer; and they even track your keystrokes, your email (including your personal account) and web browsing on their workstations. It can be argued that they have the right, as it is their equipment and you are on company time. However, more and more workers are being spied on andRead More


Casual greeting or Nazi salute? Prince Edward’s tour of Hitler’s Germany in pictures

Following the release of a home video of Queen Elizabeth II and her royal siblings performing a Nazi salute, photos have emerged of King Edward VIII on a tour of Germany in the 1930s, where he met Adolf Hitler and other senior Nazis. The photos, from the Morgane Evans Antique Auction, show the monarch arriving at official meetings and giving an ambiguous wave to the crowds, prompting questions about Edward’s feelings toward the Nazi regime. The home video of the young Elizabeth sparked controversy when it was revealed by theRead More


Thousands of Ukraine ultranationalists gather on Maidan, announce ‘new revolution’

Up to 6,000 supporters of Ukraine’s ultranationalist Right Sector movement gathered in central Kiev on Tuesday, calling on authorities to resign. The rally marks a “new stage of Ukrainian revolution,” the extremists’ leader Dmitry Yarosh announced. The radicals marched through the center of the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday evening, gathering on Maidan (Independence Square). The rally largely consisted of people wearing camouflage clothes, waving the red and black flags of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). They were chanting “death to enemies,” TASS reported. Speaking on Maidan, Right Sector (Pravy Sektor)Read More


McCain and the POW cover-up

John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and theirRead More


The DOJ is investing millions of dollars in research to spy on students at public schools nationwide

The Department of Justice’s National Institute for Justice funds law enforcement research to the tune of tens of millions of dollars each year. The full list of grants, posted each year, is a valuable insight into future of law enforcement trends in the United States. NIJ funding for 2014 appears to have primarily focused on two issue areas: school safety and clearing DNA backlogs at police departments across the country. Among the dozens of projects that focus on school safety, there are some that appear progressive, at least judging fromRead More


470,000 Vehicles At Risk After Hackers “Take Control & Crash” Jeep Cherokee From A Sofa 10 Miles Away

In what is being called “the first of its kind,” Wired.com reports that hackers, using just a laptop and mobile phone, accessed a Jeep Cherokee’s on-board systems (via its wireless internet connection), took control and crashed the car into a ditch from 10 miles away sitting on their sofa. As The Telegraph details, the breach was revealed by security researchers Charlie Miller, a former staffer at the NSA, and Chris Valasek, who warned that more than 470,000 cars made by Fiat Chrysler could be at risk of being attacked byRead More