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Despite Backlash German Government Still Working With NSA, ISIS Threat Used As Excuse To Continue Cooperation
‘The Edward Snowden leaks and the revelation of wholesale NSA surveillance of the entire planet hit a lot of people hard, but particularly in Germany, where the public knows all too well the dangers of a surveillance state. The backlash was huge, and the German government promised major changes to their relationship with the US spies.
Looking back on the year, not much has changed, however, with officials saying the ISIS threat means Germany couldn’t possibly get rid of the “cooperation” with the NSA, as they have to track the many, many Germans who went to join ISIS.’
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The hackers who compromised Sony Pictures Entertainment’s servers, releasing private files and emails to the public which detailed everything from the personal, financial and medical data of present and past employees’ to Sony’s plan to revive SOPA with the MPAA’s help to the MPAA’s plans to break DNS in an effort to fight piracy, and much more, are now threatening a “news media organization,” according to a new report. That organization may be CNN, based on information posted on anonymous sharing site Pastebin.
The Intercept today published a join memo from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security it obtained which says the hacking group, known as the “Guardians of Peace,” have threatened to attack a U.S. new media organization, and the threat “may extend to other such organizations in the near future.”
The memo doesn’t state the news media organization by name, but instead references Pastebin messages that taunt both…
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The Sonyhandheld cam corder is not as compact as Kodak and Flip’s versions nevertheless it delivers great video for the price.
The cameras might be moved easily to any locations that need to become controlled, without going over the hassle of having every one of the cables and wiring done.
Whatever reason(s) you’ve got, hiding a video camera should do the trick in helping you obtain some evidence to help you fix your problem. From there, the camera is securely held to the platform. Spy pen camera battery replacement have a amount of functions besides signing checks or taking notes.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolutions have generally put most people’s to shame. In the past, he has vowed to do things like write a thank you note to someone who made the world better each day and to learn to speak Mandarin – which he did. He even held a Q&A session in Chinese this year. But this time around, the social network founder is crowdsourcing ideas about what “personal challenge” he should take on next via a public post on his Facebook profile.
Writes Zuckerberg, “for background, every year I take on a challenge to broaden my perspective and learn something about the world beyond my work at Facebook…At our last town hall Q&A, someone asked me what my challenge will be for the new year and I said I’d love ideas from our community,” he says. “I have an idea of what my next challenge might…
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Inside, the high priest began asking Jesus about his followers and what he had been teaching them. Jesus replied, “Everyone knows what I teach. I have preached regularly in the synagogues and the Temple, where the people gather. I have not spoken in secret. Why are you asking me this question? Ask those who heard me. They know what I said.” (John 18:19-21)
Relate: Julius Caesar and Pompey were in no way friends. At first Pompey was the greater of the two. He was hailed as a brilliant general and strategist early on because of his victories over another general, Sulla who had become too powerful himself (after exiling another powerful general, Gaius Marius). After his victories, Pompey chose to rest on his laurels enjoying dominance of the political machine that was Rome. While he was lounging about the city…
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Does your Smartphone touchscreen often say goodbye on you whenever you hold it to your ear. Even whenever
a person is very close to the base (within 20cm), the emissions continue to be 25 times lower compared to recommended limits. Shark cordless vacuum reviews Most from the time this can sort of jog the laptop keyboard into “remembering” how to work, inside a manner of speaking, and you need to be free from issues.
While I am all to the Green revolution, I am not gonna lie to you personally. More <a href=”http://weblog.com/blog/16557.html” target=”_blank”>photos </a>about the back and sides from the box shows “soggy vegetables”, “Tight Places-Behind Furniture” and “Under Furniture”.
China may be the ‘home’ of global internet censorship, as recent issues accessing Gmail from the country proved, but India seems to be doing its best to rival its neighbor. Today it emerged that the Indian government has asked internet service providers and mobile operators to block access to 32 sites in the name of its censorship laws
GitHub, Archive.org, Imgur, Vimeo, Daily Motion and Pastebin are some of the more familiar names included on the list, a key excerpt of which was made public by Pranesh Pakesh, a director at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore.
Update: So it looks like we have motive. The head of the Bharatiya Janata political party has claimed that the sites were listed because they content from ISIS.
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The BBC writes about this video from Brazil:
How do you map the ocean floor? – in 15 secs
31 December 2014 Last updated at 05:54 GMT
It was their first stop in Brazil, but they also plan to map the country’s other national marine parks.
But how do they do it?
Video courtesy of Google and produced by BBC Brazil’s Paula Adamo Idoeta.
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“No dishes in the sink!” This was a reoccurring item on our staff meeting agenda. Commonly, the coffee cups would be loaded up in the sink ready for a brave soul to rinse and load in the dishwasher. Sometimes the dishes would rest over the weekend so they would get extra nasty.
And so on and on it went…
Leading a Mess
I admit here publicly- I was also a culprit. I would bring my coffee cup to the kitchen area and open the dishwasher and then freeze-up!
Are they clean or dirty?
I would look for all the clues. Any coffee stains? Any food on the plates? Often times it’s really hard to tell. Especially if the dishwasher isn’t the greatest. So after a few moments of inspection and feeling unclear on the status of the dishes, I have placed my cup in the sink.
Yes- I am…
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Just a quick edit of something new I shot! I went to the Tampa Aquarium with my family and shot a lot of images. First time in weeks I have held a camera for more then a few minutes. Was a good time!
I have lots of images but not lots of time and I really liked this little guy. The image was really shot vertically but I flipped it horizontal then merged several shots together to really bring out the detail and finalized.
With the gecko just sitting there it reminded me of an internet meme of “Hey There!”, enjoy.
When an air quality display project needed a display, [Inderpreet] looked into small character-based LCDs. [Inderpreet’s] chosen LCD used an I2C interface, which was new to him. Rather than shy away, [Inderpreet] grabbed his Bus Pirate and dove in!
I2C or Inter-Integrated Circuit serial interfaces are often mentioned here on Hackaday. They generally are easy to use, but as with all things, there are little gotchas which can make the road a bit more bumpy the first time you travel it. One of those things is voltage interfacing – I2C uses bidirectional open drain lines, so interfacing 3.3 V and 5V circuits requires a voltage level shifter circuit designed to handle that requirement. Thankfully in [Inderpreet’s] case, both his TI launchpad target devboard and the LCD used 3.3 volt logic levels.
Before using the TI though, [Inderpreet] wanted to test with the Bus Pirate first. This would allow him to verify the hardware, and to…
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Some people fear getting old.
And some people can’t wait.
There are some nice benefits to it: discounts, retirement, early dinners, electric scooters, jello, being an extra on those Lifeline Medical Alert commercials, and most importantly, being able to say whatever-the-hell you want, when you want.
“Can you believe Bob just said that about people from South Sobia?! Really?! It was embarrassing! I hope a South Sobian wasn’t standing nearby!”
“It’s OK. Bob is old.“
Which brings up the important questions…at what age are you aloud to say whatever you want, regardless of tact, creed, race, and/or religion?
Is there a certain self-censor brain cell that dies sometime after you turn 65?
And why is it kind of embarrassing, but kind of cute and liberating at the same time?
“Bob went off on the way that South Sobian’s think they deserve the world handed to the them on…
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‘Of all the writers in the “realist” canon—from Thucydides and Hobbes to Morgenthau and Mearsheimer—it is Niccolo Machiavelli who retains the greatest capacity to shock. In 1513, banished from his beloved Florence, Machiavelli drafted his masterwork, The Prince. Five centuries later his primer on statecraft remains required if unsettling reading for practitioners and students of politics. Machiavelli’s originality—and the source of his enduring, if notorious, reputation—was his blatant rejection of traditional morality as a guide to political action, and his insistence that statecraft be based on a realistic view of corrupted human nature.
Although frequently damned as an amoral cynic—author of “a handbook for gangsters”, in Bertrand Russell’s words—Machiavelli in fact occupies a more complicated ethical terrain. His central claim is that politics has a moral logic of its own, at times requiring actions to preserve the state that might be regarded as…
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Beginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.
Minn. seeks to work out kinks with virtual snow days
A Minnesota school district planned to launch a test run of a new virtual snow days pilot program today. Officials said the test run would allow schools to work out any issues before the first actual virtual snow day is planned in January.Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)/Forum News Service (12/20)
Spotlight: President Obama and digital learning
President Barack Obama has taken many actions regarding digital learning during his time in office. This blog post examines his education-technology platform, including issues such as E-Rate funding changes. Education Week (tiered subscription model)/Digital Education blog (12/22)
Wash. state district forms partnership with Korean Ministry of Education
A Washington state middle school has launched a Korean-language program that uses the Rosetta Stone curriculum. The initiative stems from the district’s partnership with the Korean Ministry of Education, and…
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