owenferguson writes "RT is reporting that "the deputy social media editor for Reuters has been indicted by the US Justice Department for allegedly conspiring with members of the hacktivist (sic) movement Anonymous."
According to a justice department statement, "After providing log-in credentials, [Matthew] Keys allegedly encouraged the Anonymous members to disrupt the website. According to the indictment, at least one of the computer hackers used the credentials provided by Keys to log into the Tribune Company server, and ultimately that hacker made changes to the web version of a Los Angeles Times news feature.” Once could almost say he gave away the keys to the castle.
The 5th of these reads "The Rights of Working People: The Star was born out of a strike in 1892 and Atkinson was committed to the rights of working people including freedom of association and the safety and dignity of the workplace."
Over the past weekend, an anonymous source posted 4.6GB of.xml files detailing the exact compensation histories and ownership positions the CEOs and Directors of the preponderance of listed corporations.
While the TorStar executive salary information is quite embarrassing (it can be found in document A2911 of the archive linked above) the truly remarkable picture that emerges from an analysis of the entire archive is the incredible number of indiscreet ownership links which enmeshes the TorStar corporation firmly in the middle of the corporate fiscal influence network.
A simple grep of the entire archive paints a revealing picture of the propaganda media model, which posits that newspapers and other media serve corporations as their primary customers, providing audiences as their primary product. Compensation links to TorStar are evident at the officer-level in 67,461 different corporate manifests. This is just under 10% of the entire cache of 680,906 documents.
TorStar was not the first corporation I grep'd for, but it was the first to pull up so many payback links that it crashed my computer. I'm sure other computer users with big iron and visualization programs can make much cooler info-graphics from the trove. Have at it, y'all! I'm currently limited to just an Atom-powered 1GB Ram pocketbook. Donations and solicitations always welcome.
owenferguson writes "An appeals court in new york has ruled that images stored as cache are not proof of possession. "Merely viewing Web images of child pornography does not, absent other proof, constitute either possession or procurement within the meaning of our Penal Law," Ciparick wrote in the decision, readable here." Link to Original Source top
owenferguson writes "Hacker collective LulzSec have reported that they have breached security on a private website maintained for military singles and leaked the entire contents of their databases. They claim 171,000 scalps released, but the site owner claims the loss was only in the 150k range..." Link to Original Source top
owenferguson writes "Wikileaks has begun leaking a cache of over 5 million internal emails from the the Texas-headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The emails date from between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal's Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defense Intelligence Agency. The associated press release can be found on pastebin here." Link to Original Source top
Internet: Assange responsible for 2/3 of all rape.
owenferguson writes "Rolling stone is reporting that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has cornered the market on internet searches for the word rape. From the article: "Back when we last did a survey, in February, there were a total of 33 million references on the Internet to the word "rape" in any context, from Helen of Troy to the Congo. If you search for "rape" and my name, there were just over 20 million. In other words, perceptively, two-thirds of all rapes that have ever happened anywhere in the world, ever, have something to do with me."...I dunno. Maybe you're just getting extra hits from partial successes on "Ass Rape"" Link to Original Source