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An Intelligence test
Authored by: SpaceLifeForm on Monday, July 01 2013 @ 02:58 PM EDT
See if you can determine some of the redacted parts before reading the article at the link below. No cheating with a mouseover on the link!

[Redacted] is the codename for a special program in which NSA recieved copies of most international [redacted] the United States between August[redacted] and May [redacted]. Two of the participating [redacted] companies - [redacted] and [redacted] - provided virtually all their [redacted] traffic to NSA. The third, [redacted], only provided copies of certain foreign traffic from [redacted] until [redacted]. [Redacted] was probably the largest governmental interception program affecting Americans ever undertaken. Although the total number of [redacted] read during its course is not available, NSA estimates that in the last two or three years of [redacted]'s existence, about 150,000 [redacted] per month were reviewed by NSA analysts.



You are being MICROattacked, from various angles, in a SOFT manner.

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Cosi fan tutte
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 01 2013 @ 04:59 PM EDT
I saw the incredible double act of Obama and Kerry speaking.
Thus do they all.
Possibly. But most are not using The Keystone Kops as spies.
Cosi fan tutte!

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appeals court hints that Google Books is fair use?
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 01 2013 @ 05:06 PM EDT
techdirt article

Appeals Court Hints VERY Strongly That Google Books Is Fair Use, Even Though It Wasn't Asked About That

So, I guess it should come as little surprise that today's ruling on the matter barely even mentions the class action issue, other than to say that Google's argument "may carry some force." Instead it sends the case back to the district court, saying that it should do the fair use analysis first, suggesting that this might make the whole question of whether or not a class should be certified entirely moot. In other words, the Second Circuit is basically screaming to the district court: "what Google is doing is fair use, full stop, so we're wasting time arguing about whether or not this is a class action: just end the thing by saying it's fair use." The ruling is short and sweet and is a huge victory for Google.

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Keep This Toy Way From The Kids
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 01 2013 @ 05:14 PM EDT
Android Hack-Tool Steals PC Info

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The Reddit sleuths who brought down a meme empire
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 01 2013 @ 05:59 PM EDT
Quickmeme was now netting the brothers around $1.6 million a month, according to independent analytics site Worth Of Web. The traffic came largely thanks to referral traffic from Reddit's homepage—the self proclaimed "front page" of the Internet, which collects more than 71 million monthly visitors. Quickmeme was a fundamental part of the Reddit ecosystem.

You could even call the Miltzes Reddit-made millionaires.


The Miltz brothers learned the hard way that cheating Reddit doesn’t pay.

Fernando Alfonso III, The Daily Dot

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Media Hypocrisy
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 01 2013 @ 06:29 PM EDT
Media Hypocrisy: When DC Insiders Leak Gov't Talking Points About NSA, No One Has A Cow
If you haven't seen it yet, Glenn Greenwald gave a fantastic speech last week about all of the NSA surveillance leaks. The whole speech is about an hour long, but I wanted to highlight one key point, in which Greenwald discusses how the leaks haven't just outed the NSA surveillance, but the subservience of the DC press to the government they cover.

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Apple paid no UK tax last fiscal year, despite millions in profits
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 01 2013 @ 07:47 PM EDT

Despite generating pre-tax profits of 68 million pounds ($103.6 million) during its last fiscal year that ended in September 2012, Apple didn't pay a single dime in taxes to U.K. authorities, The Financial Times reported Sunday, citing corporate filings with the U.K. government. In the prior year, Apple paid 11.4 million pounds.

So, how did Apple sidestep those taxes? According to The Financial Times, the company awarded millions in stock awards to employees. Since those awards are deductible, it was able to completely eliminate all of the taxes it would have been required to pay on its profits.

Does these generous laws apply to the average Joe?

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The Justin Carter Case
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 01 2013 @ 10:52 PM EDT
Anything groklaw, or anyone reading groklaw can do to help Justin Carter?

In short, he made a silly, and dumb, remark on Facebook; however, since
March he is in jail, and looking at years of imprisonment in the U.S.A.

There are many mentions on the internet about this case such as this one:

Shudder, it is reported that he was put in solitary confinement,

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Attack of the cyberbullshit ..
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 01 2013 @ 11:04 PM EDT
"If I could, I would repeal the Internet. It is the technological marvel of the age, but .. it brings with it a terrifying danger: cyberwar .. By cyberwarfare, I mean the capacity .. to attack, disrupt and possibly destroy .. power grids, pipelines, communication and financial systems, business record-keeping and supply-chain operations, railroads and airlines, databases of all types (from hospitals to government agencies). The list runs on" ... link

Is it a coincidence that a number of these cyberscare stories are appearing in the aftermath of the Snowden revelations regarding PRISM

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Why the theme change with option? Fine the way it was...
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, July 02 2013 @ 07:37 AM EDT
I liked the old theme, which one is it on the option list?

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Snowden was a hacker for the NSA?
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, July 02 2013 @ 09:07 AM EDT
`What was Edward Snowden's job when he worked for Booz Hamilton as a contractor to the NSA? .. in the video interview that introduced him to the world, he actually said that he was an "infrastructure analyst" .. an infrastructure analyst at the N.S.A., like a burglar casing an apartment building, looks for new ways to break into Internet and telephone traffic around the world'. link

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Go Forth for the Fourth on the 4th
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, July 02 2013 @ 10:44 AM EDT
Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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Women's true maths skills unlocked by pretending to be someone else
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, July 02 2013 @ 11:46 AM EDT
Women who took the test under someone else's name, be it male or female, performed better than women who performed under their own name, and they did just as well as the men. The effect was stronger for women who cared more about maths.

By separating their performance from their own identity, it seems the women performing under an alias no longer felt pressure to avoid being seen as an example of the harmful gender stereotype.

Christian Jarrett, Research Digest, British Psychological Society

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