Happy Christmas Eve, Kittens! It’s the last day before our winter vacation starts, and we have more news than we know what to do with, so buckle up, pour yourself a saucer of cream, and prepare to wet your whiskers with these juicy headlines!
Costa Rica Government Website Hacked by Pro-ISIS Group (EsecPro) Always good to see old friends this time of year!
William S. Burroughs Narrates a Claymation of His Grim Holiday Story “The Junky’s Christmas” (OpenCulture) Random, but amazing
Truck that! Stratfor misuses secretly collected government surveillance intel to find rich man’s truck (NewsRevo) Speaking of old friends, there’s Douglas Lucas with the story!
RIP Madame Claude, world’s most famous madame (AFP) Now you’ll have to warm your OWN chestnuts!
Banksy has done it again! (Gawker) A holiday tableau from Mall of Murrica!
Hyatt Hotels data hacked (CNN) Always pay cash, people!
Man Charged With Hacking Celebs’ Emails, Stealing Scripts (THR) So, that fappened.
Leaked documents that were not attributed to Snowden (TopLevelTelecommunications) It gives one a seasonal glow to know there’s still at least one CIA leaker out there.
Reducing Tics in the Tocks of Atomic Clocks (DARPA) Remember physical timepieces? Once a popular holiday gift, we hear!
Syria: Russia’s shameful failure to acknowledge civilian killings (AmnestyInternational) This is what “collateral damage” looks like
When the KKK Was a Pyramid Scheme (Priceonomics) You got your capitalism in my racism! Well, you got your racism in my capitalism!
Cybercriminals using Facebook to push Spy Banker trojan (SCMagazine) Facebook! It’s more than just racist memes!
Can prison work? by Prisoner Ben (Guardian) So, that just leaves “are there no workhouses?”
The women warriors giving ISIS nightmares (Reuters) They are the ghosts of Christmas Present