Security Pros – by Lisa Vaas

Four cyber security experts have delivered to the US Congress a unanimous opinion: Americans shouldn’t use, given its security issues.

David Kennedy, CEO of information security firm TrustedSEC and former CSO of Diebold, was one of those who testified on Tuesday before a House Science, Space, and Technology committee hearing on security concerns surrounding the woebegone, very large attack target that is the government’s new healthcare website.   Continue reading “Security pros: If hasn’t been hacked already, it will be soon”

A fresco is pictured inside the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome November 19, 2013. The catacomb, used for Christian burials from the late 2nd century through the 4th century, reopened on Tuesday to the public after years of restoration. The complex will also be viewable in a dedicated section of Google Maps, according to a Vatican press release. REUTERS/Max RossiYahoo News – by Philip Pullella | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) – Proponents of a female priesthood say frescoes in the newly restored Catacombs of Priscilla prove there were women priests in early Christianity. The Vatican says such assertions are sensationalist “fairy tales”.

The catacombs, on Rome’s Via Salaria, have been fully reopened after a five-year project that included laser technology to clean some of the ancient frescoes and a new museum to house restored marble fragments of sarcophagi.   Continue reading “Restored Rome catacomb frescoes add to debate on women priests”

corn monsanto text 263x164 Failed Monsanto GMO Corn Pushed on African Countries with Help of Bill GatesNatural Society – by Elizabeth Renter

Even if you aren’t opposed to genetically modified crops (with all this information, how couldn’t you be) and even if you like Bill Gates and his ventures (but with all this information, how could you), this latest should be enough to get you perturbed. And if you are anti-GMO and knowledgeable of the shady and questionable ways of the Gates Foundation, this latest story out of Africa will truly make your blood boil.   Continue reading “Failed Monsanto GMO corn pushed on African countries with help of Bill Gates”

RT News

The price of America’s drone war is normally borne in silence by nameless victims in distant lands left to pick up the pieces. RT’s Lucy Kafanov visited Yemen to put a human face to a community forever changed by yet another anonymous strike from above.

“One drone changed this sleepy farming village forever. Less than an hour from Yemen’s capital, Khawlan is far removed from Al-Qaeda’s operations. But without warning it was thrust into the war on terror,” RT’s Lucy Kafanov, who visited the community ravaged by a drone attack, reports.   Continue reading “US drone strike rips Yemeni community apart”

walmart checkout Business Insider – by ASHLEY LUTZ

A Cleveland Wal-Mart store is holding a food drive — for its own employees.

“Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner,” reads a sign accompanied by several plastic bins.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer first reported on the food drive, which has sparked outrage in the area.   Continue reading “Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees”

Youtube homepage screen address barThe Guardian – by Stuart Dredge

YouTube’s comments section will now be more tied in to the Google+ social network. Photograph: Alamy

The comments section below YouTube videos is an infamously troll-ridden Wild West of abuse, ignorance and spam. But possibly not for much longer.

Google’s online video service is rolling out changes to the way comments work on YouTube, giving creators more power to moderate and block comments, and adding new sorting mechanisms to ensure better, more relevant discussions appear at the top.   Continue reading “YouTube aims to tame the trolls with changes to its comments section”

WMTV 15 News

They’ve spent the past few months sawing, painting, and now just the finishing touches remain.

“Everybody did a part. It’s been a community effort” says Betty Ybarra, who will be moving into the first of many tiny homes being built by Occupy Madison.

“It’s exciting. I’ve never owned my own house” says Ybarra.   Continue reading “UPDATE: First tiny home for homeless complete”

The Crime Report – by Waldo D. Covas Quevedo

When defense lawyer Fermín L. Arraiza-Navas sat down with a prospective client in San Juan, Puerto Rico last April, he casually asked the man about the Global Positioning System (GPS) ankle bracelet that he was wearing as a condition for his bail.

The reply was just as casual.

“They speak to me through that thing,” the man said.   Continue reading “Caution: Your GPS Ankle Bracelet Is Listening”

Scott HartleyComputer World – by Sharon Gaudin

American soldiers patrolling dangerous streets will soon be accompanied by autonomous robots programmed to scan the area with thermal imaging and send live images back to the command center.

Likewise, squads of infantrymen hiking through mountains will be helped by a wagon train of robots carrying extra water, ammo and protective gear.   Continue reading “U.S. military may have 10 robots per soldier by 2023”

Yahoo Sports – by Cameron Smith

When thinking of large running backs, William “Refrigerator” Perry and Jerome Bettis probably come to mind. Perhaps David Fangupo, a prep star Prep Rally helped introduce in February, might earn a thought. None of them can come close to Tony “Big Tone” Picard, a Washington teen who is toting the ball at 400 pounds.   Continue reading “400-pound Washington running back Tony Picard is an unstoppable force”

One less career criminal.

Kansas City Star – by CHRISTINE VENDEL

A woman in her late 60s told Kansas City police she shot and killed an intruder who sexually assaulted her early Thursday.

Officers responding to the shooting call about 1:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of East 68th Street found a man’s body in the home. Police later identified him as Paul J. Williams, 24, of Kansas City.   Continue reading “Man killed by homeowner after alleged sexual assault identified”

If they had been into banking, they could of stole money without fear of prosecution.


FARMINGTON, Mo. — An eastern Missouri brother and sister have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for growing marijuana in their apartment.

The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Mo. reports that 24-year-old David DePriest was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison, and his 36-year-old sister, Natalie DePriest, received a 15-year sentence. Both lived in Farmington at the time of their arrest.   Continue reading “Siblings get long sentences for marijuana”

Wired – by Nicholas Weaver

The internet backbone — the infrastructure of networks upon which internet traffic travels — went from being a passive infrastructure for communication to an active weapon for attacks.

According to revelations about the QUANTUM program, the NSA can “shoot” (their words) an exploit at any target it desires as his or her traffic passes across the backbone. It appears that the NSA and GCHQ were the first to turn the internet backbone into a weapon; absent Snowdens of their own, other countries may do the same and then say, “It wasn’t us. And even if it was, you started it.”   Continue reading “Our Government Has Weaponized the Internet. Here’s How They Did It”


WASHINGTON — U.S. agencies collected and shared the personal information of thousands of Americans in an attempt to root out untrustworthy federal workers that ended up scrutinizing people who had no direct ties to the U.S. government and simply had purchased certain books.

Federal officials gathered the information from the customer records of two men who were under criminal investigation for purportedly teaching people how to pass lie detector tests. The officials then distributed a list of 4,904 people – along with many of their Social Security numbers, addresses and professions – to nearly 30 federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the CIA, the National Security Agency and the Food and Drug Administration.   Continue reading “Americans’ personal data shared with CIA, IRS, others in security probe”