Sep 06 07:14

Wiki can't even do basic geography. And it won't let me edit the post about the island they have in the wrong location even though I LIVE ON IT.

So hey guys I live on an Island that doesn't exist next to and Island that actually does exist, that I am actually on. According to wikipedia.

Can I edit the page about the Island? I only live HERE! Nope. Can anyone living here edit the page? Nope, we aren't experts on the subject. lol!!!

My brother wrote a book about the history of the Island from its AMerican Indian name Croatoan to now. Can he edit the page? Nope.

only self appointed experts can change it. If you change it, some idiot changes right back.

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I went through this with Wikipedia back when they had articles about Michael Rivero. The article about me was filled with inaccuracies. When I changed it, it was changed back. Twice. Then it was locked against changes and I was informed by Wikipedia that Michael Rivero was not considered an expert on the subject of Michael Rivero. When I pointed out that I was Michael Rivero and therefore more of an expert on the subject of Michael Rivero than their own editors Wikipedia threw a tantrum and deleted every single article about me or my website.


Sep 04 11:28

YouTube Yanks "CyberSecurity" Video, Citing "Inappropriate Content"

Funny... My Cyber Security video is disabled for "Inappropriate Content," yet the dude who regularly posts videos asking me to give him a BJ is totally fine!

Sep 04 08:21

Tribunal declares Internet hate speech law unconstitutional

The Canadian Jewish Congress was quick to call for an appeal of the Hadjis ruling.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which tells you who the enemy of free speech really is.

Sep 04 06:32


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Some new items sent by the readership have been added to the online scrap book!

Sep 03 19:13

Super Fast PCs Near As Chip Passes Maths Test

Super-fast and ultra-small computers have been brought one step closer to reality with the successful test of a new penny-sized chip.

The optical quantum chip does away with traditional circuitry and instead uses particles of "whizzing" light.

Scientists asked the "photonic" chip to find the prime factors of 15 and, although it took longer to work it out than a schoolchild could have, it produced the answer - 3 x 5.

The test is a massive breakthrough because it is the first time the chip's processing power has been condensed into such a small size.

Sep 03 09:58

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

Sep 03 09:46

Cybersecurity Act Returns With a Fresh Coat of Paint

In April, we voiced serious concerns about the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, a bill by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), that sought to give the federal government unprecedented power over the Internet. For months, the bill has been redrafted behind closed doors and has recently been circulated, but by all accounts, the changes are cosmetic and it's sadly more of the same.

Like the original bill, the new version appears to give the President carte blanche to decide which networks and systems, private or public, count as "critical infrastructure information systems or networks." And alongside that authority, there still appears to be murky language that would permit the President to shut down the Internet.

Sep 03 04:38

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rules Sec. 13 “Hate Law” is Unconstitutional

In terms of Canada’s struggle to retain its Constitutional rights as contained in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, September 2, 2009, may go down in Canadian history as the day that the citizens who believe in freedom of speech finally managed to throw a monkey-wrench into the gears of the Zionist Censorship Juggernaut that has been rolling relentlessly over our rights and freedoms for the past half a century.

[T]he Decision in the long-awaited section 13 “hate crimes” complaint Warman v. Lemire finally appeared on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s website:

Sep 02 08:08

Obama White House Has Secret Plan To Harvest Personal Data From Social Networking Websites

NLPC has uncovered a plan by the White House New Media operation to hire a technology vendor to conduct a massive, secret effort to harvest personal information on millions of Americans from social networking websites.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good luck!

According to my social networking page, I look like THIS!



Sep 01 07:44

'American Zombie' blogger outs himself while facing libel suit from City Hall employee

Berry decided to dispense with pseudonym for this news story; the anonymity wouldn't last anyway, he said. Berry said he's never hidden his identity out of fear, but as a way to encourage dialogue about corruption in a city where few problems are addressed head-on.

Aug 31 12:56

Net's at a crossroad, at 40

NEW YORK — Goofy videos weren't on the minds of Len Kleinrock and his team at UCLA when they began tests 40 years ago on what would become the Internet. Neither was social networking, for that matter, nor were most of the other easy-to-use applications that have drawn more than a billion people online.

Instead the researchers sought to create an open network for freely exchanging information, an openness that ultimately spurred the innovation that would later spawn the likes of YouTube, Facebook and the World Wide Web.

There's still plenty of room for innovation today, yet the openness fostering it may be eroding. While the Internet is more widely available and faster than ever, artificial barriers threaten to constrict its growth.

Call it a midlife crisis.

Aug 31 12:41

Americans continue plans to switch off the Internet

A draft [shurely daft - Ed] piece of legislation was brought up last year and sent Internet companies and civil liberties groups into a spin. It gave the White House the power to disconnect from the Internet private sector computer networks that it deems to be 'critical infrastructure'.

There was so much alarm that the bill was tabled, but now a revised version has been drawn up by Senator Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat.

Aug 31 09:18

DARPA program can selectively block personal cell phones, wireless internet, gps

US military researchers are looking to build networks of small, low-power transmitter boxes which together can perform "surgical jamming" of digital signals - shutting down cellphones and sat nav receivers within an area "on the order of a city block corner"


Aug 30 18:28


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The story goes viral!

Aug 30 10:31

New browser red-flags disputed facts on the web

Developers of new web browsing software that flags questionable claims or outright lies on the web hope it will become a valuable tool to deal with the misinformation that litters the Internet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh? And just who gets to decide?

The whole point of a free internet is for people to decide for themselves what is true and what isn't. This new browser is just an attempt to lure people back into letting some authority figure decide for them what to think.

And we have had a belly full of that already!

Aug 30 09:35

A Fly on the Wall of a Cosmic Nightmare's End.

The term you hear most often is, “the internet”. The internet seems to be their biggest concern. Some of them want to eliminate it. Others see it as a sacred, cash cow that just needs to be strictly monitored and controlled. Someone mentions that porn is the single largest money maker and a number of people from a certain nation make it understood that their people need to protect their investment. One of them says that, “It’s no different than the opium except for the medium of delivery.” Someone from Australia wants surfers to get licenses to access the internet. Someone from England wants alarm centers that identify who’s reading and listening to what.

Aug 30 00:39

High-Speed Robot Hand

Aug 29 09:53

Crime expert backs calls for 'licence to compute'

Australia's leading criminologist thinks online scams have escalated to such a point that first-time users of computers should have to earn a licence to surf the web.

Russel Smith, principal criminologist at the Australian Institute of Criminology said the concept of a "computer drivers licence" should be taken seriously as an option for combating internet-related crime.

Aug 29 07:23

Master hacker admits guilt, gets 15-25 years in prison

Albert Gonzalez will spend 15 to 25 years in prison for masterminding one of the two largest identity thefts in U.S. history.

According to a plea agreement announced today, he will plead guilty by Sept. 11 to 19 counts in Massachusetts related to the theft of 41 million credit-card numbers from retailers TJX Cos, BJ's Wholesale Club, OfficeMax, Boston Market, Barnes & Noble, Sports Authority, Forever 21 and DSW.

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Aug 29 07:03

Norway's Knut Storberget tells ISPs to deploy secret censorship lists, 29 Aug 2008

The file contains a letter from the Norwegian Minister for Justice, Knut Storberget, asking all Norwegian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to create a nation wide censorship system on a "voluntary basis" or face the passage of laws compelling them to do so.

The letter was sent to internet providers in Norway.



Aug 28 14:39

Jay Rockefeller - Internet should have never existed

"It really almost makes you ask the question would it have been better if we had never invented the internet,” Rockefeller mused during the confirmation hearing of Gary Locke (see video), Obama’s choice for Commerce Secretary.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I can imagine that various rulers, seeing their power on the wane, made the same comment about Gutenberg's movable-type printing!

Aug 28 13:48

Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

Aug 27 06:12

Weather supercomputer used to predict climate change is one of Britain's worst polluters

The Met Office has caused a storm of controversy after it was revealed their £30million supercomputer designed to predict climate change is one of Britain's worst polluters.

The massive machine - the UK's most powerful computer with a whopping 15 million megabytes of memory - was installed in the Met Office's headquarters in Exeter, Devon.

It is capable of 1,000 billion calculations every second to feed data to 400 scientists and uses 1.2 megawatts of energy to run - enough to power more than 1,000 homes.

Aug 26 19:51

Facebook and Twitter users face pricier insurance as burglars 'shop' for victims' personal details on networking sites

Users of social networking websites could face higher insurance premiums because burglars are using them to 'shop' for victims' personal details.

Experts from leading insurer Legal & General warn that parents could eventually see their premiums rise even if only their children are members of popular sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Many of the millions of users of these sites post details about their home, whereabouts and holiday plans on them - effectively an invitation to a burglar.

Aug 26 11:57

Microsoft Apologizes for Photoshopping Black Man out of Advertisment

Many unfortunate incidents in the business world fall under the realm of "What could the involved parties possibly have been thinking?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Government, too!

Aug 26 09:18

Britain: One Crime Solved Per 1000 CCTV Cameras

Only one crime was solved by each 1,000 CCTV cameras in London last year, a report into the city’s surveillance network has claimed.

The internal police report found the million-plus cameras in London rarely help catch criminals.

In one month CCTV helped capture just eight out of 269 suspected robbers.

David Davis MP, the former shadow home secretary, said: “It should provoke a long overdue rethink on where the crime prevention budget is being spent.”

He added: “CCTV leads to massive expense and minimum effectiveness.

“It creates a huge intrusion on privacy, yet provides little or no improvement in security.

“The Metropolitan Police has been extraordinarily slow to act to deal with the ineffectiveness of CCTV.”

Aug 26 07:46

U.S. is 15 years behind South Korea in Internet speed

A report on Internet speed in the United States says the country isn’t likely to catch world leader South Korea for 15 years.

Or for much longer — at current growth rates, the United States will only reach South Korea’s speed today in 15 years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a little side note, your telephone bill has carried a surcharge ostensibly added to pay for improvements to the optical networks needed for higher speed broadband, but as we reported a few weeks back, phone companies never actually got around to doing the upgrades and the money was spent elsewhere.

Aug 26 07:26

The Coming Media Bailout

The Federal Trade Commission is threatening to use antitrust and copyright laws to shut down the New Media – and save "mainstream" journalism.

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"You WILL spend money for the official lies, maggot!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 25 06:55

55,000 Web sites hacked to serve up malware cocktail

The iframe points to an intermediary exploit site,, which in turn loads additional exploits and malware from up to seven different malware domains.



Aug 24 18:45

BeatFiltering: protect your anonymity online

Because government subpenoa could require us to hand over our server access logs, access logs are regularly deleted to protect your privacy. In short, we value your browsing experience as well as your anonymity, and would not do anything to break your trust in us.


Aug 21 19:34

UK to share fingerprints with Canada, Australia

Privacy concerns over biometric data collection have arisen in the past with the UK government's plan to build a database of fingerprints and other data on citizens for ID cards and passports. No2ID, which has campaigned against the ID card scheme, also criticised the agreement covering foreign criminals and asylum seekers.

"Matching fingerprints is not an exact science, and if large numbers of fingerprints are being exchanged, the numbers of false matches will be high," said Michael Parker, press officer for No2ID. "Each false match means a family or individual will be harassed, accused and have their life disrupted."

Aug 21 15:58

Video appears in paper magazines

The chip technology used to store the video - described as similar to that used in singing greeting cards - is activated when the page is turned.

Aug 21 07:36

First U.S. Internet Addiction Center Opens

Whether your Internet addiction involves online games or plain old web surfing, there's a new treatment option for you.

Aug 20 19:44

Behind the music: The real reason why the major labels love Spotify

In Sweden, where Spotify has been running the longest, Magnus Uggla – well-established since the late 70s – has withdrawn his music from the service. On his blog he said that, after six months on the site he'd earned "what a mediocre busker could earn in a day". Regarding his record label, Sony Music, he says "after suing the shit out of Pirate Bay, they're acting just like them by not paying the artists". When he found out that Sony had 5.8% equity in Spotify he wrote: "I would rather be raped by Pirate Bay than fucked up the ass by (Sony boss) Hasse Breitholtz and Sony Music and will remove all of my songs from Spotify pending an honest service."

Aug 20 19:22

Home Office unlikely to accept ID card cloner's offer of demonstration

The Home Office is unlikely to respond to an invitation to see how a UK identity card was cracked and cloned.

A Home Office spokesman confirmed it had received an offer from Adam Laurie, an expert in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, to demonstrate how he cloned a government-issued ID card with little more than a mobile phone and a laptop.

"We've spent a fortune on this rubbish, dammit. Go away."

Aug 20 08:49

Phorm shares hit by OFT investigation

Shares for targeted internet advertising firm Phorm were hit hard today after the Office of Fair Trading announced that it will begin a full-scale investigation into the use of personal information for online marketing.

Aug 19 14:50

Flickr Censors Political Image Critical of President Obama

After creating the image Alkhateeb posted it to his Flickr account and ended up getting over 20,000 views on it. 20,000 views that is until Flickr pulled the image down censoring him, along with everyone who commented on the image, citing “copyright-infringement concerns,” according to the Times.

Aug 19 10:41

Ruling could let model find, sue online heckler

The protection of the right to communicate anonymously must be balanced against the need to assure that those persons who choose to abuse the opportunities presented by this medium can be made to answer for such transgressions," the judge said, quoting the Virginia decision.

Aug 19 07:18

Users Sue Facebook Over Its Claim That it Owns Their Content

Case could set a precedent for whether MySpace and Facebook have a right to take ownership of user content

Facebook has had its fair share of privacy debacles. When its user update service began posting user purchases from advertising partners and other unwanted information, it faced a flurry of criticism. In the time since, it has worked to make sure that the site keeps its users information private and has beefed up security as well.

Aug 18 08:18

Man charged with biggest ever US credit card fraud

Hacker who worked for the US secret service charged with huge scale identity theft

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The Secret Service makes me nervous!

Aug 17 18:52

US hacker charged with stealing 130m credit card IDs

A serial hacker has been charged with carrying out the largest theft of credit card identities ever recorded in the US, in a sophisticated scam in which he and accomplices allegedly stole at least 130m accounts from big retail companies.

Albert Gonzalez, 28, of Miami, who once worked with the US secret service, is accused of working with two unidentified Russian conspirators to hack into the databases of retail chains, selling the information around the world. According to a 14-page indictment, the hackers stole credit card numbers from Heartland, a New Jersey-based company that processes payments, from the store 7-Eleven, and the supermarket chain Hannaford.

The three also targeted two other, unnamed corporations, according to the US attorney's office in New Jersey.

Aug 16 10:59

Mandelson launches crackdown on file sharing... just days after meeting with record producer

Lord Mandelson launched a crackdown on internet piracy just days after meeting a leading Hollywood critic of illegal file sharing.

The business secretary plans to criminalise the estimated seven million people - one in 12 of the population - who illicitly download music and films over the internet.

In what critics describe as a gross attack on civil liberties, those flouting new laws could see their internet accounts suspended and face fines of up to £50,000. It means parents could be thrown off the net even if it is their children are caught downloading tracks upstairs in their bedrooms, not them.

Lord Mandelson ordered officials to draw up the draconian regulations just days after dinner with David Geffen, who founded the Asylum record label which signed Bob Dylan.

Aug 15 08:13


Now this is humorous… Google, the zionist controlled and operated search engine has opened a domain for Palestinians.

Google, the same outfit that censors pro Palestinian news sites on their engine, that shuts down pro Palestinian Blogs has opened a domain for Palestinians.

Will this domain pick and chose what Palestinians will be able to find on this domain? Will Google only allow pro Israeli views to be downloaded on this new site?

There is an old saying….’Beware of zionists bearing gifts’…. originally known as ‘Beware of Greeks bearing gifts’.

Aug 14 19:55

You Deleted Your Cookies? Think Again

More than half of the internet’s top websites use a little known capability of Adobe’s Flash plug-in to track users and store information about them, but only four of them mention the so-called Flash Cookies in their privacy policies, UC Berkeley researchers reported Monday.

Unlike traditional browser cookies, Flash cookies are relatively unknown to web users, and they are not controlled through the cookie privacy controls in a browser. That means even if a user thinks they have cleared their computer of tracking objects, they most likely have not.

Aug 14 07:50

Glenn Beck: Government Website Takes Over Your Computer Forever

Aug 13 17:58

Man pleads guilty to racial threat using fake Facebook account

An African-American man has pleaded guilty after being accused of impersonating a white supremacist in a fictitious Facebook account to make death threats against an African-American university student.

Aug 13 10:24

Southern Poverty Law Center Supporter: Execute Alex Jones For His Political Beliefs

Despite the fact that the Southern Poverty Law Center linked Infowars and Alex Jones with Pittsburgh cop killer Richard Poplawski earlier this year because Poplawski had left comments on Jones’ websites, comments on SPLC’s own website that call for Alex Jones to be executed for his political beliefs have remained online for four months.

Southern Poverty Law Center’s concern about comments on the Internet which call for violence does not seem to extend to their own website.

Aug 13 09:14

This website will self-destruct...

With so much data now being created, shared, and stored online - rather on individual computers - documents could remain online for years, even after the user deleted the original file.

Using Vanish, however, means that even archived or backed-up copies of the data are unreadable after the time limit set by the original user.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What if you reset the system clock? :)

Aug 13 08:43

Man charged over global computer virus

An Adelaide man has been charged with infecting 3,000 computers worldwide with viruses designed to capture banking details.

The 20-year-old is also suspected of having developed software capable of launching virus attacks on 74,000 computers worldwide.

Police believe the arrest of the man, from Adelaide's west, has given them intelligence likely to lead to further offenders.

Aug 13 05:40

Practical Internet Privacy

Aug 12 20:28

Computer scientists reveal new voting machine hack successfully changed votes

A team of computer scientists at University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan and Princeton University announced a new way to electronically steal votes Monday.

“We wanted to find if a real criminal could do this, starting from scratch, with no access to source code or other closely guarded technical information,” the announcer begins. “We faced several challenges: getting a voting machine, figuring out how it works, discovering a weakness, overcoming the machine’s security features and constructing attack software.”

“In the end we found that it is possible to undetectably change votes and that such an attack takes a lot less time and money than one might expect,” the announcer said.

Aug 12 17:25

Two convicted for refusal to decrypt data

Two people have been successfully prosecuted for refusing to provide authorities with their encryption keys, resulting in landmark convictions that may have carried jail sentences of up to five years.

The government said today it does not know their fate.

The power to force people to unscramble their data was granted to authorities in October 2007. Between 1 April, 2008 and 31 March this year the first two convictions were obtained.

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Aug 12 16:58

Judge Rules DVD-Copying Software Is Illegal

A federal judge ruled here late Tuesday that it was unlawful to traffic in goods to copy DVDs.

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So, how do I make copies of my demo DVD?

Aug 12 15:25

Government Proposes Massive Shift In Online Privacy Policy

The American Civil Liberties Union submitted comments today to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) opposing its recent proposal to reverse current federal policy and allow the use of web tracking technologies, like cookies, on federal government websites. Cookies can be used to track an Internet user’s every click and are often linked across multiple websites; they frequently identify particular people.

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Don't use government websites.

Aug 12 14:30

Obama Proposes Web-Tracking Plan, Privacy Advocates Alarmed

Government could reap a wealth of information from its citizens

Every day millions across the country navigate to government webpages, to read pertinent information. Since 2000 that access has been safeguarded, thanks to a prohibition on government websites using cookies or other tracking technology to track users. Agency exceptions could only be granted under cases of "compelling need".

Now the Obama administration is looking to overturn that prohibition and potentially begin harvesting a wealth of data on its citizen's activities. Under the plan, the prohibition would be replaced with a set of privacy provisions. Aides say that it would increase government transparency and "increase public involvement".

Aug 12 13:10

US Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra Accused of Being a Phony

In his post, Dvorak asks "Is US Chief Information Officer (CIO) Vivek Kundra a Phony? This is the sort of question you might ask after trying to actually verify his supposed MS in Information Technology from the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The registrar has no record of it. In fact the current University of Maryland grad department doesn’t even show this degree as being commonly available to anyone."

Aug 12 11:59

Did you know 12160 was a hate site ??? We have an Anti -12.160mhz YouTube channel

This channel is intended to warn people about the website 12,160mhx.

This website well claiming to be anti NWO, is in fact: anti zionist, racist, pro government and racist. Not to mention home to racist militia groups, nut job christian patriots and various other assorted nuts and extremists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you start catching flack, it means you are over the target!

Aug 11 19:28

Fury as Tories team up with Google to let patients read medical records online

Tory plans to hand medical records over to Google and Microsoft could put personal information at risk, campaigners warned yesterday.

The Conservatives say the internet service will give patients greater freedom over health data, allowing them to check and even edit their NHS record online.

But critics, backed by the British Medical Association, claim the information could be vulnerable to hackers and the plan would make it harder for doctors to access information in an emergency.

Aug 11 12:45

Andy Warhol was right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 11 10:56

Separating the Mice From the Men

After 9/11/01, the patriot movement morphed from “kooky militiamen” to a more mainstream phenomenon, simply by attrition–9/11 was so huge it was bound to cause people to open their eyes and pay attention, and those who caused 9/11 knew this would happen…

Aug 10 09:42

Obama Speech Police Shutdown Top You Tube Videos

Aug 10 07:45

Air Force Used Twitter to Track Public Backlash to Statue of Liberty Flyover

Although the Pentagon has warned of the security risks posed by social networking sites, newly released government documents show the military also uses these Internet tools to monitor and react to coverage of high-profile events.

Aug 10 06:45

Google and Blogger Shut Down Sibel Edmonds’ Blog

Increasingly, Google and its properties — the vastly popular video site YouTube and equally popular Blogger — are tools for shutting down opposition to the government. On the weekend, Google removed an Alex Jones video critical of Obama’s policies. Google classified the video as “hate speech” because the corporation allegedly received complaints the content of the video was racist. In the video, Alex appears as “Obama the Joker,” as depicted in a now infamous street art poster

Aug 10 05:57

‘Snoop’ power is used 1,400 times a day to intercept private data

Britain has “sleepwalked into a surveillance society”, it was claimed last night after figures disclosed that public bodies had obtained access to private telephone and e-mail records about 1,400 times a day.

Council, police and other organisations made more than half a million requests for confidential communications data last year.

The statistics constitute a 44 per cent rise in requests over the past two years.

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which was created to help the authorities to fight the threat of terrorism, gives organisations such as local councils, the police and intelligence agencies the power to request access to confidential communications data, including lists of telephone numbers dialled and e-mail addresses to which messages have been sent.

Aug 09 12:22

Google is the WORST Search Engine

A Google search on "Curt Maynard" gets 8,300 hits.

A Yahoo search on "Curt Maynard" garners 118,000

A new search engine called BING.COM reveals the truth when searchig "Curt Maynard" at over 5 MILLION

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A Google search on "Michael Rivero" yields 26,400 results.

A Yahoo search on "Michael Rivero" yields 139,000 results.

A Bing search on "Michael Rivero" yields 2,940,000 results.

That rates a Hmmmmmmmm!

Aug 08 06:05

Kitty porn: Florida man blames cat for illegal downloads

Griffin told police he had been downloading music, and that his cat jumped on the keyboard when he left the room. He said "strange things" appeared on the computer when he returned.

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Kitten on the keys!

Aug 07 14:38

Government database snoops escape prosecution

Councils are failing to prosecute staff caught using a sensitive government database to snoop on celebrities and members of the public, disclosures under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed.

Aug 07 07:19

It's SO over: cool cyberkids abandon social networking sites

From uncles wearing skinny jeans to mothers investing in ra-ra skirts and fathers nodding awkwardly along to the latest grime record, the older generation has long known that the surest way to kill a youth trend is to adopt it as its own. The cyberworld, it seems, is no exception.

Webmaster's Commentary: 


Or maybe this is another attempt to lure young peo0ple back to their TV sets by telling them their parents are watching them in Twitter!

Remember, the social networks, Twitter in particular, became the high ground in the propaganda war during the recent failed coup attempt in Iran. It stands to reason that before the next sneaky thing is done by the US Government, they need to wreck any propaganda battlefield they cannot control.

Yesterday it was reported that the social networking sites were under hacker attacks. Today young people are being told they are "UNcool."

See a pattern here?

Aug 06 19:35

XML flaws threaten 'enormous' array of apps

Security researchers have uncovered critical flaws in open-source software that implements the Extensible Markup Language in a staggering array of applications used by banks, e-commerce websites, and consumers.

The bugs uncovered by researchers at Finland-based Codenomicon were contained in virtually every open-source XML library available, Ari Takanen, CTO of Finland-based security testing firm Codenomicon, told The Register. Many of them could allow attackers to crash machines running applications that use the libraries or even remotely execute malicious code. The Python and Java programming languages and Apache Xerces are already known to be affected, and Takanen said many more could be as well.

Aug 06 19:22

UK national ID card cloned in 12 minutes

Using a Nokia mobile phone and a laptop computer, Laurie was able to copy the data on a card that is being issued to foreign nationals in minutes.

He then created a cloned card, and with help from another technology expert, changed all the data on the new card. This included the physical details of the bearer, name, fingerprints and other information.

He then rewrote data on the card, reversing the bearer's status from "not entitled to benefits" to "entitled to benefits".

He then added fresh content that would be visible to any police officer or security official who scanned the card, saying, "I am a terrorist - shoot on sight."