Now THAT is a face that I would wear on a t-shirt! It’s from a great Sandro Miller series of portraits of actor and icon John Malkovich in costume as various famous portrait subjects. No Queen Elizabeth, but there is… Read More ›
Month: September 2014
Harsh words indeed, but he has a point. They are the architects of their own destruction. As William S. Burroughs says, “Today’s leaders are inept, frightened pilots at the controls of a vast machine they cannot understand, calling in experts… Read More ›
The Monstering of Human Rights
Have the human rights bills we have passed into law become Frankenstein’s monsters? Do we need to start again, how do we fix what is broken, and what will the future look like for legislative support for fundamental human rights?… Read More ›
Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News Digest for September 25
Good morning, kittens! Still recovering from our 34 link dump from yesterday? Well, there there, today we’ll go a little easier on you. And besides, looks like most hackers (or at least most hacker reporters) took most of Tuesday off…. Read More ›
Wal-Mart Surveillance Video of John Crawford III Shooting
Originally posted on LibertasIntel:
WARNING: Graphic content. Wal-Mart surveillance video of John Crawford III before he was shot by Beavercreek police Aug. 5. This video has been edited for time.
Economics Showdown: Billionaires vs The Poors
The stereotype of the “Welfare Queen” actually applies more to the behaviour of Billionaires than to The Poors, according to two recent studies. It’s ironic that these two articles would come across the transom on the same day, but it’s… Read More ›
Here’s What It’s Like To Live With The Zapatistas, 20 Years After Their Attempted Revolution
‘We cover our faces in order to be seen; we die in order to live.’ Twenty years of Zapatista revolution captured in a stunning photoessay.
Interwebbed: Top Cyber and Crypto Headlines for September 23 and 24
Welcome to our late afternoon double-stacked linkdump. The Cryptosphere has finally moved into the new offices, shared with an unnamed community radio station, and they are swank indeed. I could podcast to my heart’s content with this setup, if it weren’t heavy… Read More ›
Sparked: A Drone Ballet from Cirque du Soleil
And now, as they say, for something completely different. Quebec entertainment billion-dollar behemoth Cirque du Soleil has broken out of the three ring ghetto with Sparked, a five minute performance video depicting an old-timey lamp maker and his enchanted lampshades. We’re… Read More ›
Government hackers test Obamacare website
Remember, the government hackers were tested in games against civilian hackers and they went down in flames. So if they can find one vulnerability, assume there are ten they haven’t discovered, and that someone, somewhere, is exploiting it.
Bin Laden’s son-in-law sentenced to life in prison, tells judge he will pay price for trying to ‘bury him alive’
Stanley Cohen loses one, but the ruling was a foregone conclusion, really.
PayPal inches toward bitcoin acceptance by enabling payments for digital goods
Originally posted on Gigaom:
PayPal is dipping its toes slowly into the world of bitcoin. The company announced Tuesday that it will start accepting bitcoin through its payments hub, but only for digital goods like ebooks, music or video games.…
The FOIA Request that Cost Agency Employee Jeffrey Scudder His Job Finally Results in CIA Posting Trove of Studies in Intelligence Articles
Originally posted on UNREDACTED:
Jeffrey Scudder shares his story about how his career unraveled. (Theresa Poulson/The Washington Post) In response to a hard-fought FOIA lawsuit brought by former agency employee and IT specialist, Jeffrey Scudder, the CIA has posted a collection…
‘Maybe we missed something’: Warren Commission insider publicly concedes that JFK assasination was likely a conspiracy
D’ja think??? Better late than never, I suppose.
Interwebbed: Top Crypto and Cyber #News for September 22
Welcome back to the work week, kittens! The Cryptosphere is in recovery from the Cryptoflu, undoubtably a bioengineered virus deployed by a jealous competing website. At least, that’s what my PR tells me to say if the New York Times… Read More ›