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UPDATED! PRISM: Data Mining

Posted: June 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CHINA!, Hack!, ONLINE SECURITY, UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATED! PRISM: Data Mining

PRISM

The Guardian’s revelations that our privacy is no longer our own has caused huge public outcry, the tinfoil-hat brigade is in a furore, normal folk have become concerned at what governments are peering at, and most importantly the nefarious are sat  back gobsmacked. PRISM, if your at all shocked that such government devices  exist, your naive; if your angry, then your possibly delusional.

RANT WARNING! Our freedom, our ability to stroll the streets or fly the airways, is almost entirely reliant on a – very real – war on terrorism. As news flashes across our television sets – Syria – and our soldiers return from the fronts of war – Afghanistan – we perhaps need to pause and consider what price that freedom has cost. If we aren’t thankful that we weren’t one of the 3 thousand troops who gave their lives in the name of democracy in Afghanistan then perhaps we’ve become disconnected.

Exagerated outcries like, “Even if your not doing anything wrong, your being watched.” aren’t helpful

The graphic images of war and death beamed to us by television networks isn’t an example of what we face, it’s what we face. And what privacies have we given up – in order that our streets don’t look like a Boston Bombing – someone reading our emails, a government employee checking over our social media posts or an analyst trawling though our text messages, again, what have you lost? Certainly not your life – unlike the 3000 lives lost on September 11 2001, you can surely be thankful that you weren’t one of the 20,0000 patriots who were wounded in the line of duty, defending our freedom to like on Facebook and plus on Google.

No, it seems that the cost of surveillance on the general population is naught! Unless of course you have something to hide, or wear a tinfoil-hat. While I don’t disagree that The Guardian has done a splendid job revealing PRISM, and presenting the world with another anti-espionage proponent – Edward Snowden – what have they truly given us, a safer community, more freedom? This author thinks not. Truth and lies, are very personal, we tend to take a lack of trust – or being lied to – as an infringement on our own integrity. Being deceived isn’t what this is about, it’s much much bigger than our individual integrity, it’s about our safety as a society :: Read the full article »»»»


SPAIN: Anonymous Hackers Arrested

Posted: February 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Hack!, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on SPAIN: Anonymous Hackers Arrested

SPAIN Anonymous Hackers ArrestedSpain and three South American countries have arrested 25 suspected hackers associated with the Anonymous activist group on accusations of defacing government and corporate websites, officials said. Spanish police also accused one of four suspects picked up in the cities of Madrid and Malaga of releasing personal data about police officers and bodyguards protecting Spain’s royal family and the prime minister.Other arrests were in Argentina, Chile and Colombia, and 250 items of computer equipment and mobile phones were seized across 15 cities, Interpol said.

It said Colombia’s Ministry of Defence and presidential websites as well as Chile’s Endesa electricity company were among the targets of the hackers. The loosely organised group Anonymous is suspected of being behind coordinated computer hacking against institutions, multinationals and government organisations across the world.

“These cyber attacks were sometimes individual actions but they were supported by many people who joined forces and knowledge to commit them,” Spanish police said in a statement. “Those arrested … had a high level of knowledge of information technology.”

Earlier this month, anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks began publishing more than 5 million emails from US-based global security analysis company Stratfor believed to have been obtained by Anonymous supporters. Read the full article »»»»


The Sony Play Station Nightmare

Posted: April 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Hack!, Sony-Hack, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Sony Play Station Nightmare

Did the Playstation Network become self-aware at 17:00 hours on April 19, realizing the incompetence of those it worked for it quickly tried to bug out. According to the Terminator TV Series, “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” April 19 was the date that Skynet became self-aware, a little spooky maybe.

The Play Station Nightmare goes a little something like this, Sony on the 19th April took the PSN and Qriocity services completely offline. For clarity’s sake we need to say that this was just the date Sony took the services offline, no one is sure exactly when the PSN servers were first hacked. Sony is saying officially that sometime between April 17 and 19 they became aware of external intruders on the PSN. For 6 days after taking the servers down – April 19 – Sony made no comment, on the seventh day there was light and explanation.

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