Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News for Dec 30

Space Invaders by  marie-ll on Flickr

Space Invaders by marie-ll on Flickr

We’re back (before taking yet another holiday!) kittens! Did Santa/TheBigChiefDruid/Whoever bring you what you wanted this Festivus?

Yeah, us neither.

So full your mug with a bracing beverage with a heapin’ helpin’ of Bailey’s because the way to get in the spirit of the season is SPIRITS, bitches! And settle in with our next-to-last link roundup for 2014. We’ve gone for a holiday motif, and you’re all darn lucky we were just too sick with the flu to do the pre-Christmas links in our preferred form of rhyming couplets paraphrasing A Visit From St Nicholas.

Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses? Oh there ARE??? (PBS)

Another serving of sauce for the goose? Informer rats out his police contacts in fatal SWAT case (TampaBay)

Merry Christ-Meth: Faces of Meth ten years later (Oregonian)

New Year, new job? Take the FBI Field Agent quiz (Playbuzz)

Happy Hatecrime Holidays: FBI releases 2013 hate crime stats (AnonHQ)

Dolphin Square and the Death Eaters: Another Dark Chapter for London’s Most Scandalous Address (VanityFair)

This Year in WikiLeaks (TodayInWikileaks)

Happy Crypto New Year! (RevolutionNews)

Spiegel gifts us the whole NSA spy document collection (Spiegel)

Happy Hanukkah! US software used in attacks on Israel (Reuters)

Ghosts of Christmas Bonuses Past: The Sony Hack Was an Inside Job (GotNews)

Miss Manners to Table Four: Security Company Gives FBI a Pressie: FBI Fails to Gift Them in Return (Politico)

Happy Invisible New Year: A (Kinda) Complete Guide to Privacy Online (GreyCoder)

The Seasoning is Cruelty: evicting a soup kitchen on Christmas Eve (

Unarmed People of Color Killed by Police, 1999-2014 (Gawker)

Homeland for the Holidays: House Republican Majority Whip Spoke at White Supremacist Gathering (FortressAmerica)

Jingle Balls: The Real Secret Behind Manspreading (Tumblr)

Quebec asks handicapped woman on welfare to repay money earned begging (Global)

The Science of Why Cops Shoot Young Black Men (MotherJones)

How Animated Christmas Lights on Your Blog Became Possible (Montulli)

This Cyberweapon Just Leveled Up (TLBlogs)


Featured Image Space Invaders by Marie-ll on Flickr

Categories: Anonymous, Crime, Cyber, Hackers, Hacktivism, Informants, Interwebbed, Media, News, Politics

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