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The United States Federal Reserve unveiled the design for the new $100 bill this week and launched a website to show the public how sophisticated the new security features are.
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.
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.
An individual whose balls are apparently the size of watermelons breached a series of email accounts belonging to several Bush family members and posted what they found online. The breach appears to have started with former President George W. Bush’s sister.
This isn’t going to end well for the individual(s) involved. This wasn’t a bright move at all.
The Pentagon just approved an absolutely massive expansion of its cybersecurity force in a bid to defend against – and counter-operate against – foreign hackers and governments.
More than 4,000 positions will be added over the next few years, up from the current 900.
Boy, 2012 was a wild fuckin’ year. Here are the highlights of what happened in the U.S.
A member of the U.S. Navy’s elite SEAL Team Six - the same team that eliminated Osama bin Laden - was killed during a hostage rescue mission in Afghanistan yesterday. Nicolas D. Checque, 28, served as a highly decorated officer in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
The hostage, American doctor Dilip Joseph, was rescued from Taliban forces.
John McAfee, the antivirus pioneer who built security software giant McAfee, is wanted for a murder in Belize. McAfee, 67, apparently killed a man in cold blood this past weekend. The victim, identified as American expatriate Gregory Faull, had been at odds with McAfee.
Details are still emerging but the story involves guns, drugs, and other craziness.
Washington State and Colorado became the first states in the United States to pass bills that legalize the sale, possession, and recreational use of of marijuana this week.
That’s right: Mr. Pink and Mr. Blue will soon be able to legally hit the bong before we post on What The Christ? (We both live in the Seattle area.) Someone pass the Doritos!
There is, of course, the small matter of the sticky icky still being against federal law. I think that Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado put it best when he cautioned voters in his state last night: “Don’t break out the Cheetos or the Goldfish too quickly.” Indeed, sir. Indeed. We’re almost certain to see a Justice Department lawsuit filed here in the next few weeks.
It’s official. Barack Obama just crushed Mitt Romney in the 2012 election. Obama will now move on to a second term as the 45th President of the United States. Big surprise.