“If we did not have access to the aircraft’s software and hard discs, we would not have been able to achieve these data,” Hajizadeh said, reiterating that Iranian military experts are in full command of the drone and have good knowledge of its parts and programs.
Archive for April, 2012
Iran said the spy drone memory device had revealed that it had flown over the slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan two weeks before his deathPosted: 2012/04/27 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
It is a curious fact of vaccine history that while aluminum hydroxide has been injected into billions of people and has been used for almost one century as the only vaccine adjuvant approved worldwide, its mechanism of action is not fully understood, and is only being investigated with any depth in the past five yearsPosted: 2012/04/27 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
When we last heard from the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, it was under siege by swarms of salp, a gelatinous plankton organism. Last night, the salp won—Diablo Canyon is offline, defeated by the ocean.
Specifically, the group is charged with seeding copies of The Men Who Stare At Goats, Avatar, Clash of the Titans, and others. In some cases, they took advantage of the movie theater’s infrared or FM audio system, usually used by people with hearing impairments. Both systems work by transmitting the audio from the control room to individual headsets equipped with a receiver.
In the indictment, Perkins, 40, is quoted as telling Lambert on the group’s message board in July 2010:
“I called every local cinema to see what they broadcasted in,” adding that “I told them a bs sob story bro…told the manager i had a hearing impaired daughter and she had a phobia about other peoples heads being on there in house equipment so i told them i was going to buy her one, so they would find out and tell me then…”
It appears that the group would often bring their own infrared receivers and would record audio directly from that device. Five days later, Perkins told the group to “wear the IR receiver high around your neck and just put the plugged in recorder in your pocket or somewhere hidden.”
Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office Shuts Down Hundreds Of Websites Because Of 1 “Illegal” Picture Of The Dutch Queen. Leaseweb Null Routed IP AddressPosted: 2012/04/27 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Filtering, Public Policy, Stats / reports
It now emerges that the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office contacted Dutch hosting provider Leaseweb to have them disable the domain Squat.net. The takedown affected hundreds of associated websites, e-mail accounts and mailing lists.
Dutch language news article:
In computer networking, a null route (blackhole route) is a network route (routing table entry) that goes nowhere. Matching packets are dropped (ignored) rather than forwarded, acting as a kind of very limited firewall. The act of using null routes is often called blackhole filtering. The rest of this article deals with null routing in the Internet Protocol (IP).
No Discussion, No Judge. Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office Orders Site Takedown Due To Insulting Image Of Dutch Queen
No Discussion, No Judge. Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office Orders Site Takedown Due To Insulting Image Of Dutch QueenPosted: 2012/04/27 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Public Policy, Stats / reports
A website operated by Dutch squatters posted a picture of the Dutch Queen Beatrix about to be hanged. That resulted in the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s office ordering a Dutch provider to take down the website.
The operators of the site had their lawyer contact Dutch authorities and he promised them the picture would not be displayed again.
As a result, the website is now back online.
Meanwhile, authorities seem reluctant to take action against the far more popular Dutch blog Geenstijl.nl, which is displaying the same picture.
Dutch language news articles:
Japanese Diplomat Akio Matsumura: If reactor 4 in Fukushima goes down, the world will go down with itPosted: 2012/04/27 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
American experts believe he might be right about that
Glenn Steven Mangham has written a lengthy blog post, and even posted a YouTube video, explaining why he hacked into Facebook and stole the service’s source codePosted: 2012/04/27 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
Two months ago, 26-year-old Glenn Steven Mangham, was sentenced to eight months in prison for hacking into Facebook from his bedroom at his parents’ house. Earlier this month, he was freed after winning an appeal, and his sentence was halved. This week, Mangham decided to tell his side of the story in a blog post titled The Facebook Hack – What Really Happened and a YouTube video of the same title
It’s The Algorithm Stupid! Part IV – Humanity becomes redundant
It’s The Algorithm Stupid! Part III
It’s the algorithm stupid! Part II
It’s the algorithm, stupid! Do algorithms offer the ultimate grounds for exoneration? Can they fail, or only the people writing them?
#OccupyWallStreet demonstrates that there are many ways to intentionally, accidentally or unconsciously but automatically disrupt the free flow of information
London 2012 Olympic Games has a pretty extreme “conditions for ticket holders” policy when it comes to social mediaPosted: 2012/04/27 in Education / Awareness
Images, video and sound recordings of the Games taken by a Ticket Holder cannot be used for any purpose other than for private and domestic purposes and a Ticket Holder may not license, broadcast or publish video and/or sound recordings, including on social networking websites and the internet more generally, and may not exploit images, video and/or sound recordings for commercial purposes under any circumstances, whether on the internet or otherwise, or make them available to third parties for commercial purposes.
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it has hired Beth Wilkinson—the lead US prosecutor in the OK City Bombing case against Timothy McVeigh—to take over the Google investigationPosted: 2012/04/27 in Education / Awareness, Google, Litigation, Public Policy, Stats / reports
Apps that have been rejected due to Apple’s new UDID restrictions have cost developers 24 percent in revenuePosted: 2012/04/27 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
Forty thousand Norwegians flooded the streets of Oslo in the pouring rain to defy mass murderer Anders Breivik after he derided the popular children’s song “Children of the Rainbow” as a Marxist tool to brainwash childrenPosted: 2012/04/27 in Education / Awareness
The House of Representatives has approved Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act with a vote count of 248-168. The bill is now headed for the Senate. President Barack Obama will be able to sign or cancel it pending Senate approval.
Right now some of them would dislike the European Commission, Polish people and Ukranian women
Facebook only wanted to comment that they have not introduced such a button themselves purely as a matter of principle: “It is just too negative”
Dutch language news article:
When Facing Online Crimes, Are Proactive “Disruption Of Service” And Immediate “Seizure Of Funds” Better Sanctions In The Internet Age When Compared To “Old School” Civil Litigation Or Criminal Prosecution?Posted: 2012/04/26 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Illegal File Sharing, Litigation
MegaUpload vs. The Pirate Bay
Dotcom’s lawyer confident client won’t be extradited
Megaupload data negotiations set to begin
Megaupload case involves some 1100 servers. No-one wants to incur the cost to house and maintain such a large number of servers, so they are in legal limbo until the court makes a ruling
Watch Kim Dotcom Race An F1 Driver In Video ‘Seized By The FBI’
See also (Dutch language & English language):
If a user uploads a photo and sets it as publicly viewable, that picture could end up in an ad for GooglePosted: 2012/04/26 in Education / Awareness, Google
The system involves the installation of cameras in theaters that scan the audience and have the ability to detect the lenses of camcorders and cellphones. PirateEye also records what it sees and retains “forensic quality” evidence for prosecutions.
After being busted last year following an ICE Homeland Security investigation, four alleged members of the movie release group IMAGiNE have now been indicted. The defendants, all US residents aged between 27 and 57 years old, face up to five years in prison for criminal copyright infringement. Rumors persist that they were led to the slaughter by a rival release group with a grudge.
All hail the blacklist
Cloud storage service joins Dropbox on the banned list
We find that Ofcom hasn’t, after all, been broken up into some obscure ad hoc technical committee meeting in a room in Whitehall, as some expected. It has shed a fifth of its staff, and Ed Richards’ remuneration is still twice that of David Cameron: last year, with perks, he pocketed £363,539 but generously waived a £15,000 performance bonus.
But this quintessential New Labour wonk is still there. And Ofcom is more interventionist than ever as we can see from the emails, released by the Leveson Inquiry this week, from News Corp’s chief UK envoy Fred Michel to his boss, James Murdoch.
So what happened to the axe dangling over the regulator? It’s actually wonderfully ironic.
Chris Chaney, one of the most prolific celebrity hackers to date, was recently arrested—but GQ has a wonderful profile of the man which you really have to read.