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U.S. Case Offers Glimpse
Into China’s Hacker Army

New York Times, by Edward Wong

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/23/2014 12:40:24 AM

Beijing - One man accused of being a hacker for the Chinese military, Wang Dong, better known as UglyGorilla, wrote in a social media profile that he did not “have much ambition” but wanted “to wander the world with a sword, an idiot.” (Snip) Many hackers working directly for the Chinese government are men in their 20s and 30s who have been trained at universities run by the People’s Liberation Army and are employed by the state in myriad ways. Those working directly for the military usually follow a 9-to-5 weekday schedule and are not well paid, experts and former hackers said. Some military and government employees

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Article says that some hackers work for less than minimum wage. Maybe McDonald´s has a better job offer for these mercenaries.

      


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U.S. Case Offers Glimpse
Into China’s Hacker Army
New York Times, by Edward Wong    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2014 12:40:24 AM     Post Reply
Beijing - One man accused of being a hacker for the Chinese military, Wang Dong, better known as UglyGorilla, wrote in a social media profile that he did not “have much ambition” but wanted “to wander the world with a sword, an idiot.” (Snip) Many hackers working directly for the Chinese government are men in their 20s and 30s who have been trained at universities run by the People’s Liberation Army and are employed by the state in myriad ways. Those working directly for the military usually follow a 9-to-5 weekday schedule and are not well paid, experts and former hackers said. Some military and government employees

   

 

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/23/2014 12:32:40 AM     Post Reply
Four gunmen attempted to attack the Indian consulate in Afghanistan´s western Herat province early Friday, a spokesman for the governor´s office said. The insurgents were surrounded by Afghan security forces as they approached the consulate, according to spokesman Abdul Rauf Ahmadi. They were armed with machine guns and grenades. Two of the gunmen have been killed, Ahmadi said. The consulate was not damaged and no one there was injured.

OJ Submits New Appeal
in Vegas Robbery Conviction
Associated Press, by Ken Ritter    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/22/2014 2:48:25 PM     Post Reply
Las Vegas - O.J. Simpson’s lawyers have submitted a supersized appeal asking the Nevada Supreme Court for a new trial in his 2007 Las Vegas armed robbery case. Simpson attorneys met a midnight Wednesday deadline to submit an appeal claiming Simpson’s 2008 trial in Las Vegas was tainted by his football fame and his notoriety following his 1995 acquittal in Los Angeles in the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend. But the document is some 43 percent longer than the length limit the court set. That means the justices have to decide whether to accept it for filing. The appeal stems from arguments rejected last year by Clark County

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Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Ariel Ben Solomon    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/22/2014 2:38:55 PM     Post Reply
US President Barack Obama called King Abdullah of Jordan on Wednesday and spoke about the Syrian war and how it is affecting the region. Abdullah emphasized the need for a political solution to the conflict as his country has already taken in 600,000 registered Syrian refugees. They also spoke about ways to increase strategic cooperation and Obama complimented the king’s efforts to achieve regional peace and stability as well as its absorption of Syrian refugees, The Jordan Times reported. On Tuesday night, Abdullah met with Secretary of State John Kerry and discussed the crisis in Syria and the peace talks between the Israelis and

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Reuters, by Ben Klayman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/22/2014 2:21:09 PM     Post Reply
Detroit - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said on Thursday it is recalling 466,000 minivans and cars globally, mostly in the United States, for possible faulty brakes and loss of a spare tire. The Japanese automaker said it is recalling about 16,000 Lexus GS sedans from model year 2013 because a switch in the braking system could cause the system to activate while driving, which could cause unexpected deceleration of the vehicle. Toyota said it was not aware of any accidents, injuries or fatalities related to the issue. Dealers will replace the brake pedal support assembly. Of the affected cars, about 10,500 were sold in the United States, 1,900 in Europe,

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Reuters, by Doina Chiacu    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/22/2014 2:13:17 PM     Post Reply
A bill to end the government´s bulk collection of telephone records cleared the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday in the first legislative effort at surveillance reform since former contractor Edward Snowden disclosed the program a year ago. The measure, which passed 303-121, would end the National Security Agency´s practice of gathering in bulk information on calls made by millions of Americans and storing them for at least five years. It would instead leave such records in the custody of telephone companies and they could search those databases at the NSA´s request. The "USA Freedom Act" would allow the NSA to collect a

   

 

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No signs Syria is handing over
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Reuters, by Anthony Deutsch    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/22/2014 2:06:10 PM     Post Reply
Amsterdam - Syria has made no progress in relinquishing a last batch of chemical weapons it says is inaccessible due to fighting, making it increasingly likely it will miss a final deadline to destroy its toxic stockpile, Britain said on Thursday. The British deputy representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) told delegates in The Hague that packaging material had arrived for the 100 metric tonnes (110 metric tons) of toxic chemicals. "But there is still no sign of any movement of chemicals, nor any indications of a time scale for a move," said the statement, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.

Historic hacker attack on
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/22/2014 1:41:31 PM     Post Reply
EBay Inc. said that hackers raided its network three months ago, accessing some 145 million user records in what is poised to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history, based on the number of accounts compromised. It advised customers to change their passwords immediately, saying they were among the pieces of data stolen by cyber-criminals who carried out the attack between late February and early March. EBay spokeswoman Amanda Miller told Reuters late Wednesday that those passwords were encrypted and that the company had no reason to believe the hackers had broken the code that scrambled them.

Senators demand Redskins´ name change
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/22/2014 1:35:38 PM     Post Reply
Half the US Senate has urged National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to change the Washington Redskins´ name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it. In a letter, 49 senators cited the National Basketball Association´s quick action recently to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life after he was heard on an audio recording making offensive comments about blacks. They said Goodell should formally push to rename the Redskins. "We urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA did: that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports,''

Why we’re mad as hell, and we’re
not going to take it anymore
Washington Times, by Steve Deace    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/22/2014 1:27:24 PM     Post Reply
Many inside the beltway sub-culture who rarely, if ever, venture outside the 202 area code, except to venture to the 212 area code, have reactions ranging from disbelief to sneering condescension regarding the primary challenges being mounted against Republican incumbents. (Snip) Obama’s White House Regime has led an unprecedented assault on our liberties, cherished traditions, and prosperity. This president and his sycophantic collaborators are bullies who see no domestic opposition they won’t seek to silence or make surrender. Not even the Little Sisters of the Poor are spared from their anti-constitutional wrath.

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A curfew has begun across Thailand after the army announced it had taken control and suspended the constitution following months of political turmoil. The army chief imposed the 22:00 to 05:00 curfew, along with a ban on political gatherings and suspension of normal television programming. Key political figures have been detained and others ordered to report to the military. The army said it needed to restore order and enact political reforms. It declared martial law on Tuesday but then gathered political leaders together for talks on the crisis. However, army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha went on air on Thursday to announce the coup.

   

 



 
Cuban: I’d cross the street to get
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New York Post, by Howie Kussoy    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/22/2014 1:08:02 PM     Post Reply
Mark Cuban won’t shy away from the NBA’s most controversial subject. The unfiltered Mavericks owner said he could see himself as a hypocrite if he votes in favor of Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban (Snip) “I know I’m prejudiced. I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways,” he said in the interview with Inc. at their GrowCo business conference Wednesday in Nashville. “I’ve said this before: If I see a black kid in a hoodie at night on the same side of the street, I’m probably going to walk to the other side of the street. If I see a white guy with a shaved head and lots of tattoos, I’m going back to the other side of the street.



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