Month: April 2013

Pentagon leaning on Chinese satellite for Africa Command communications : ” sparked outcry by disclosing its lease of bandwidth from a Chinese satellite “

    On the heels of a new presidential resolution for US government agencies to avoid Chinese IT hardware over security concerns, the Pentagon has sparked outcry by disclosing its lease of bandwidth from a Chinese satellite. According to Pentagon spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Monica Matoush, the US Africa Command has decided to lease space on…

Egypt said it quits Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty talks

Israel in the room? Egypt quits nuke talks over ‘inefficiency’ in Middle East Published time: April 30, 2013 12:49    Edited time: May 01, 2013 00:38                            An Egyptian soldier stands near the Egyptian national flag and the Israeli flag at the Taba crossing between Egypt and Israel, about 430 km (256 miles) northeast of Cairo (Reuters/Mohamed Abd…

In rare public Q-and-A with reporters, Obama denies knowing Benghazi terror-attack survivors have been forbidden from talking to Congress

At least four career officials have hired  lawyers as they prepare to share sensitive information with Congress Would-be State Department whistle-blowers  claim harassment, intimidation Obama: I’m not familiar with this notion  that anybody’s been blocked from testifying’ By  David Martosko In Washington PUBLISHED: 11:14 EST, 30  April 2013 |  UPDATED: 15:43 EST, 30 April 2013…

Smart Meters Easily Hacked and can shut down whole neighbourhoods

  Crap computers in a crap box: Smart-meter blackouts risk to UK Sniff a device’s wireless, pwn a power plant, warns Brit biz By John Leyden Posted in Security, 30th April 2013 09:06 GMT Free whitepaper – Hands on with Hyper-V 3.0 and virtual machine movement Analysis You’d be forgiven for thinking this is the plot…

Muslims targeted during more violence against Burma’s minority community

Reports of armed gangs and looting after a Muslim woman apparently bumped into a Buddhist monk Andrew Buncombe Tuesday, 30 April 2013 Muslim businesses and a mosque have come under attack in the centre of Burma in the latest outbreak of violence directed against the minority community. Reports said that gangs armed with bricks smashed…

Czech President: EU Can’t Regulate Everything

      Monday, 29 April 2013 Czech President Miloš Zeman has criticized the EU for what he sees as the organization’s excessive desire “to regulate everything.” “The dear EU does not decide what kind of light bulbs I use in my house,” Zeman told Vienna’s Profil weekly in reference to EU’s directive to phase…

UFO conspiracy hearing boosted by former congressmen and senator

Only little green men at National Press Club are dead presidents on $20,000 honorariums paid to committee members Dan Roberts in Washington guardian.co.uk,  Monday 29 April 2013 14.00 EDT There are more than 10,000 UFO sightings in the US each year. Photograph: Digital Art/Corbis If there are extraterrestrial rewards for perseverance, the organisers of the UFO…

Report: OPEC costs Americans hundreds of billions of dollars

Posted By Michael Bastasch On 3:35 PM  04/26/2013 In Daily Caller News Foundation | No Comments Depending on oil from nations in the oil cartel OPEC is costing Americans hundreds of billions of dollars every year, according to a new report that claims domestic consumers paid a $335 billion premium for OPEC oil in 2011.…

Callous Indifference From Military Contractor in Iraq, Family Says

  By CAMERON LANGFORD   HOUSTON (CN) – A military contractor in Iraq shipped a worker’s body home in pieces, without the heart, then after “painful negotiations” but “no apology,” tried to charge his family for shipping home the heart, the family claims in court. In addition to the insult and agony, the family of…

Egyptian students protest mass food poisoning at university

Source: Reuters – Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:39 PM Author: Reuters   CAIRO, April 29 (Reuters) – Hundreds of students from Egypt’s top Islamic university protested on Monday to demand investigation and punishment of those responsible for a second mass food poisoning on campus this month. Ninety Al-Azhar University students were hospitalized on Monday after…

Serial killer hack threat to gas pipes, traffic lights, power plants

‘You could shut down the electricity grid’ warns security biz By John Leyden Posted in Security, 29th April 2013 09:04 GMT Free whitepaper – Hands on with Hyper-V 3.0 and virtual machine movement Analysis Medical systems to traffic light boxes are apparently wide open to hackers thanks to a lack of authentication checks in equipment exposed…

“We have a corrupt politics to the core” Top economist Jeffrey Sachs says Wall Street is full of ‘crooks’ and hasn’t changed since the financial crash

The IMF adviser also blamed ‘a docile president, a docile White House and a docile regulatory system’ James Legge Monday, 29 April 2013 In a cutting attack on America’s financial hub, one of the world’s most respected economists has said Wall St is full of “crooks” and hasn’t reformed its “pathological” culture since the financial…

The real cancer killer: rip-off prices for drugs

Doctors say industry ‘profiteering’ threatens lives Jeremy Laurance Sunday, 28 April 2013 An influential group of cancer experts has warned that the high prices charged by pharmaceutical companies for cancer drugs are effectively condemning patients to death. The group of more than 100 leading cancer physicians from around the world, including nine from the UK,…

Al-Jazeera banned by Iraq over ‘sectarian bias’ in coverage

Qatar-based channel and nine other stations have licences revoked as government claims they fuel bloodshed Associated Press in Baghdad guardian.co.uk,   Sunday 28 April 2013 09.56 EDT The newsroom at the headquarters of al-Jazeera, in  Qatar. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images The Iraqi authorities announced on Sunday that they had revoked the operating licences of the broadcaster al-Jazeera…

Scientists genetically modify cows to remove their horns in health and safety bid to cut the risk of injury to farmers and other animals: Program starts in the Midwest of America, within weeks.

Genetically  modified cow will be same as other livestock minus the horns Scientists  to use sophisticated gene-editing technique to add extra DNA Will mean  farmers no longer have to burn off horn buds in young  animals By  James Rush PUBLISHED: 19:58 EST, 27  April 2013 |  UPDATED: 20:06 EST, 27 April 2013 Scientists are genetically…

Ex-SAS officer to sue Met for unlawful arrest

Soldier detained ‘at gunpoint’ over claims he had leaked information Jonathan Owen Sunday, 28 April 2013 Scotland Yard faces a legal battle over claims of unlawful arrest of a senior Special Air Service (SAS) officer said to have been “treated like a terrorist” by armed police. The individual, who cannot be identified for legal reasons,…