Monday, March 14, 2016

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Adobe rushes out emergency update for 'critical' Flash security flaw


Adobe's much-beleaguered Flash media player is having another bad day.

An emergency update was released by Adobe Systems on Thursday after 23 loopholes in the software were discovered. The company issued a security advisory explaining that there have been a "limited number of targeted attacks" as one of the loopholes became actively exploited.

Adobe is urging people to install the latest update as quickly as possible, no matter whether they're running Windows, Mac or Linux software.  
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ISIS has expanded its control over Libya and has boasted it is getting “stronger every day”, officials have warned

Express - The depraved death cult - also known as Daesh - is believed to have bolstered its ranks in the north African country to 6,000 jihadi fighters, according to Western officials.

Last year it was believed the number of jihadis Libya was around 3,000 – but there has been a “significant number of foreign fighters” arriving in the ISIS stronghold of Sirte.

A UN report revealed that Libya has become more attractive to foreign fighters, mainly through Sudan, Tunisia and Turkey.
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‘We’ll take Merkel to court over migrant chaos’ Furious Sweden hits out at Germany

Express - The Nordic country has lashed out against its fellow EU member claiming it is breaching a convention which says countries can send migrants back to where they were originally registered. 

Stockholm says Germany is refusing to cooperate and has threatened to take Merkel’s government to the European Court of Justice over the issue.
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Thursday, March 10, 2016

On This Day - 1876 - Speech Transmitted by Telephone by Inventor Alexander Graham Bell

History.Com - On this day, the first discernible speech is transmitted over a telephone system when inventor Alexander Graham Bell summons his assistant in another room by saying, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you.” Bell had received a comprehensive telephone patent just three days before.

Alexander Graham Bell, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1847, was the son of Alexander Melville Bell, a leading authority in public speaking and speech correction. 
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The Improvised Explosive Device Threat To The Homeland: Americans Are Not Prepared

Robert C. Hodges - 


It is a beautiful day at a Gulf Coast city in Florida.  The early spring temperatures are a perfect 75 degrees.  The sun is setting and downtown, the night parades are beginning.  Main Street is packed with thousands of party goers, parade crowds, and the pirates on the floats as they move through the narrow streets.  Suddenly, there is a loud and sharp report that surprises the people on the streets.  Before, anyone can understand what has happened a second explosion occurs right in the middle of the parade, then a third bomb hidden in a trashcan two blocks away detonates.  There are bodies and screaming wounded victims near all of the detonations and the carnage is spread over almost a half mile.  While emergency services respond and civilians on the scenes try to react and recover, the news channels in the area report they have received a message from a well-known violent extremist organization (VEO) claiming responsibility for the attack! Thankfully, this is just a scenario of events that has not occurred.  However, this coordinated attack is a terrorist’s tactic, technique, procedure (TTP) and it is not out of the realm of capabilities of some extremists, terrorists, or lone-wolfs attackers in the U.S.  The U.S. needs to be prepared for this type of explosive attack and the resulting carnage.
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Revolution in America – Which Revolutionary Principles Will YOU Choose?

John Dunne - I believe America is currently at the start of a revolution, right now it is just very slow and silent. The important question for me is how many revolutions will America have and which revolutionary principles will you follow. In this episode I break down the 2016 race and highlight which candidates directly or indirectly will inspire a revolution. Will America follow the principles of the many Communist Revolutions, The French Revolution or The American Revolution. At the end of laying out the case of why I think revolution is here, I share the path I hope America takes and I lay out the road map of principles for that to happen. Lastly I address those who feel they cannot make a difference in society today and who feel powerless.

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U.S. Cyber Command: Cybercampaign Against Islamic State Marks Beginning Of A New Secret War

BALTIMORE (Tribune News Service) – Days after the United States acknowledged conducting warfare over computer networks for the first time, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter took the stage at a major information security conference in San Francisco.
The use of cyberweapons against the self-declared Islamic State had turned the conference audience’s online world into the newest battlefield, with potentially far-reaching consequences for the future of the Internet. So it was not surprising that Carter was asked about the new campaign.
“Well, I’m not going to be very public about the details of it,” he said.

Is Russia recruiting KILLER dolphins to take on US Navy Seals?

Express - Military top brass are offering £25,000 for the five bottlenose dolphins to be based at Sevastopol, the shadowy Black Sea base in the Crimea. 

Conservationists have given the plans a broadside, saying that captive dolphins used for military purposes lead “very sad lives”. 

The Pentagon has already scuppered its long running programme to use the creatures as mine detectors, but Russia, which “stole” Ukraine’s dolphins when it annexed Crimea two years ago, is keen to expand its own covert sea mammal squadron. 
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Mark Levin endorses Ted Cruz in honor of Nancy Reagan

The Hill - Conservative radio host Mark Levin endorsed Ted Cruz for president late Wednesday as a tribute to former first lady Nancy Reagan.

“I decided today was the day ultimately because of Nancy Reagan’s death,” he said on “LevinTV.”
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Hillary Clinton First Candidate to Accept Invitation to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

Arutz Sheva - Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton is the first presidential candidate from either party to officially accept an invitation to address the upcoming AIPAC Policy Conference next week.

The Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., from 20-22 March, and organizers recently extended invitations to each of the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates.
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Opera Now Has Built-In Ad Blockers, Claimed To Be 45 Percent Faster Than Chrome With AdBlock

Gizmodo - Opera has just released the latest developer version of its browser, and it has an interesting new feature: built-in ad blockers that are claimed to make it faster than other browsers with third-party alternatives.

The company claims that its built-in blockers allow it to load pages 45 percent faster than Chrome with AdBlock and 21 percent faster than Firefox with Adblock. Like all good ad-blockers, Opera allows you to create white lists, and it also has a slightly gimmicky tool to see how pages loads compare with the system turned on and off.
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