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The Real Dr John (716876) writes "Vic Mignogna and crew have launched their second Kickstarter campaign to produce 2 or more additional episodes of Star Trek Continues, a fan-based web series finishing up the 5 year mission of the original Star Trek television series. The first Kickstarter campaign raised enough money for 4 episodes, 3 of which have already been aired. Depending on how much funding they get this time, they plan to produce up to 4 additional episodes." Link to Original Source top
NSA spyware "DROPOUTJEEP" gives agency full access to your iPhone
The Real Dr John (716876) writes "The US National Security Agency can reportedly sniff out every last bit of data from your iPhone, according to leaked NSA documents published by German magazine Der Spiegel.Known as DROPOUTJEEP, the spyware is said to be one of the tools employed by the NSA's ANT (Advanced or Access Network Technology) division to gain backdoor access to various electronic devices. From the leaked documents: "DROPOUTJEEP is a software implant for the Apple iPhone that utilizes modular mission applications to provide specific SIGINT functionality. This functionality includes the ability to remotely push/pull files from the device. SMS retrieval, contact list retrieval, voicemail, geolocation, hot mic, camera capture, cell tower location, etc. Command, control and data exfiltration can occur over SMS messaging or a GPRS data connection. All communications with the implant will be covert and encrypted."" Link to Original Source top
The Real Dr John writes "Previously reported by the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal, a University of Texas fracking study claimed that some of the convincingly scientific-sounding concerns of opponents of fracking don't hold up to scrutiny. An investigation by the Public Accountability Initiative has found that the study was actually led by a gas industry insider and UT faculty member, Charles Groat, who sits on the board of the fracking company Plains Exploration & Production. Groat failed to disclose this position and forgot to mention his $1.6 million stake in the company." Link to Original Source top