Category Archives: Politics
Apple devices have (finally) joined BlackBerry and Android on the list of devices approved for official use on secure United States military networks according to Bloomberg.
The Pentagon cleared both the iPad and the iPhone for general use as long as the devices run on iOS 6. Apple is now the only U.S. based device maker with a military approval.
Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request by open government collective MuckRock News, the National Security Agency has been forced to make public a really cool guide on how to use the Internet to find… just about anything, actually. It’s fascinating and terrifying.
You can download the complete 643 page PDF file right here.
A group that calls itself the Syrian Electronic Army hacked the Associated Press’ official Twitter feed this morning and posted a fake update that caused a bit of a shit storm.
“Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.”
The White House quickly confirmed that the President is fine and Twitter has suspended the AP account. The same group has also hacked NPR and CBS in recent weeks.
CNN is reporting that an active member of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6 says the story that Esquire published last month about Osama bin Laden’s killing ”complete B-S”. He goes on to say that “The Shooter” was actually kicked off of the team for bragging about his role in the mission at bars around Virginia Beach, Virginia where the team is based.
Esquire says it stands by the story as it was published. Because of course they do.
This is certainly going to be an interesting film.
Matthew Keys, one of Reuters News’ high ranking social media managers, is in deep shit. A federal investigation outed him as a member of Anonymous today. He’s accused of trying to help the group deface several Tribune Company websites, among other things.
Keys faces up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $750,000 if convicted.
A group of hackers “doxed” dozens of politicians and celebrities this week – including United States Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, and rapper Jay-Z to name a few. The group published the data, which includes SSNs and credit information.
These guys (and/or girls) are either stupid, crazy, or a dangerous mix of both.
Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s acting leader, announced to the media today that the embalmed body of Hugo Chavez will be put on “permanent display” at the Museum of the Revolution. Because of course that’s what they’re going to do.
I’m formally requesting that I be stuffed and mounted atop a zebra – naked – when I die.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has decided that sharp objects are no longer a threat to airplanes – so they’re going to let travelers carry small knives again.
Because it’s not like anyone’s ever hijacked a plane with a box cutter before or anything.
Hugo Chavez, the flamboyant and often controversial President of Venezuela, has died. He was 58 years old. Chavez succumbed after a long battle with an unknown form of cancer.