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May 9, 2015

May 09 09:59

Syrian army, Hezbollah oust rebels from Qalamoun village outskirts: Al-Manar

The Syrian army and Hezbollah have ousted Islamist militants from areas surrounding a border town that was the site of fierce fighting earlier this week, Al-Manar television reported Saturday.

Rival forces had been trading fire on the outskirts of Al-Juba, about 8 kilometers northeast of the Lebanese border town of Tfail, since Friday, one day after Hezbollah and the Syrian army captured the village.

The ousted militants withdrew to the outskirts of the Syrian village of Ras al-Maara, roughly 13 kilometers northeast of Al-Juba, Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar said.

May 09 09:58

Christie’s Administration Is Facing Another Investigation

If after last week’s Bridgegate indictments you thought Chris Christie was finally done as the focus of government investigations, think again. The Republican governor’s administration in New Jersey is facing a whole new inquiry—this one involving hundreds of millions of dollars, and not just blocked-off bridge lanes.

At issue are the fees being paid by New Jersey’s beleaguered public pension system to Wall Street firms. In recent years, Christie’s officials have shifted more of the retirement savings of teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public workers into the hands of private financial firms. That has substantially increased the management fees paid by taxpayers to those firms. Indeed, while Christie says the pension system cannot afford to maintain current retirement benefits, pension fees paid to financial firms have quadrupled to $600 million a year—or $1.5 billion in total since he took office in 2010.

May 09 09:57

N. Korea Tests Anti-Ship, Submarine-Based Ballistic Missiles

South Korean military officials say North Korea has test-fired three anti-ship cruise missiles into the sea, one day after warning it would strike South Korean vessels without notice if they intrude into the North's territorial waters.

Officials in Seoul say the missiles were fired over the span of about an hour Saturday from an area near the eastern port city of Wonsan.

Earlier Saturday, Pyongyang said it has successfully test-fired a submarine-based ballistic missile, in what would be an indication of the country's advancing military technology.

May 09 09:57

Britain – No longer “Great” but Doomed to Another Five Years of Pain and “Austerity”

My heart bleeds, my soul is sick and my land is broken and dying. How else can I describe how I felt when I learnt that the dis-United Kingdom was back in the greedy and unfeeling grasp of the ‘nasty’ party, the Conservatives. I was not alone.

“I was quite happy this morning – until I saw a newspaper on my way to work… I hope to God my children end up living abroad,” was one acquaintance’s reaction, her face still shocked hours later.

May 09 09:56

Canada lost 20,000 jobs in April

Canada's economy shed almost 20,000 jobs in April as a small uptick in full-time work was more than offset by a large drop in part-time jobs.

Statistics Canada reported Friday that the unemployment rate stayed steady at 6.8 per cent.

The loss of 19,700 jobs was worse than the 5,000 that a consensus of economists was expecting, according to Bloomberg.

May 09 09:53

Unshackled from Coalition partners, Tories get ready to push radical agenda

Among Mr Cameron’s first legislative priorities will be to enshrine an EU referendum into law, bring in the so-called ‘snoopers charter’ to give police greater powers to monitor internet communications and give English MPs a veto over legislation only affecting England. The Tories also intend to publish plans to scrap the Human Rights Act within their first 100 days. All proposals had been previously blocked by the Lib Dems.

May 09 09:53

Caught On Tape: Stunned Reporter Grills State Department Why Hillary's Breaches Won't Be Investigated

Specifically, as Reuters reported, Clinton had promised the federal government that the Clinton Foundation and its associated charities would name all donors annually while she was the nation's top diplomat. "She also promised that the charities would let the State Department's ethics office review beforehand any proposed new foreign governments donations."

In March, the charities confirmed to Reuters for the first time that they had not complied with those pledges for most of Clinton's four years at the State Department.

The implication is that foreigners banned from donating to U.S. political campaigns could and likely did curry favor with her by giving to the charity that bears her name.

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May 09 09:48

Saudis Order North Yemen Civilians to Flee as They Airstrikes Escalate

Saudi warplanes pounded the northern Yemeni city of Saada today, hours after blanketing the city with leaflets ordering all civilians out of the Shi’ite-dominated city.

Saada is the traditional base of operations for the Houthis in Yemen, though they have since expanded dramatically, taking almost the entire western coast of Yemen, as well as the major southern port city of Aden.

The Saudis seem to be using the leaflet drop to argue that the massive civilian tolls their strikes on cities are causing aren't their fault, though aid group Doctors Without Borders warned that the fuel shortages caused by the Saudi naval blockade are keeping many civilians from being able to flee the cities at all.

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A memo to the Saudi government: where are these people supposed to go, and with no fuel, how the hell are they supposed to get there?!?

This move is rife with the hypocritical cruelty we have seen from the beginning of this US-enabled, Saudi campaign in Yemen.

Apparently, the deliberate killing of women, children, and the medically infirm is no problem for the Saudi military.

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May 09 09:39

Scientists Find Alarming Deterioration In DNA Of The Urban Poor

The urban poor in the United States are experiencing accelerated aging at the cellular level, and chronic stress linked both to income level and racial-ethnic identity is driving this physiological deterioration.

These are among the findings published this week by a group of prominent biologists and social researchers, including a Nobel laureate. Dr. Arline Geronimus, a visiting scholar at the Stanford Center for Advanced Study and the lead author of the study, described it as the most rigorous research of its kind examining how "structurally rooted social processes work through biological mechanisms to impact health."

What They Found

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This study should be a wake-up call for all involved in the creation of public and medical policy, and the question needs to be asked: how can this be reversed?!?

May 09 09:36

Hellstorm - Exposing The Real Genocide of Nazi Germany (Full Documentary)

May 09 09:36

Greece bailout sinks further into jeopardy as government slashes growth forecast to just 0.8%

The international bailout that Greece is relying on to stay solvent was thrown into jeopardy today when the Government revealed that it expects its economy to grow at just 0.8 per cent this year.

That is well below the 1.4 per cent Greece told its international lenders in March and a fraction of the 2.9 per cent forecast it used to formulate its 2015 budget.

Reuters news agency said that the finance ministry reform plan raises fresh questions about the European Union/IMF bailout, over which talks resume on Monday.

May 09 09:33

Mother's Day for Peace

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Today a marketing device for flowers, cards, and restaurants, Mother's Day was originally an anti-war protest!

May 09 09:31

US Tells Greece To Reject Putin Pipeline Marking Return To Cold War Politics

In short order, it leaked that Moscow was set to advance Greece $5 billion against the future potential profits from the pipeline, a payment which we characterized as a get-out-of-Troika-jail free card and although conflicting reports emerged thereafter regarding just how soon money would actually be flowing from Moscow to Athens, discussions around the pipeline continued to move forward when Gazprom chief Alexei Miller visited Greece late last month to discuss “current energy issues of interest.”

That visit proved more than Europe could bear, and so the European Commission promptly filed antitrust charges against the Russian gas giant in an absurdly transparent attempt to punish the Kremlin for interfering in negotiations between the EU and its Aegean debt serf.

May 09 09:30

Four Years Past The 15 Year Rule

Climate experts say that a 15 year pause is impossible – based on global warming theory. We are now at almost 19 years.

May 09 09:30

May Storm Brings Snow to San Diego Mountains

NBC 7 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh reported on the strange occurrance with updates from various high points around Southern California.

Six inches of snow fell on Big Bear with four inches reported at Blue Jay and Running Springs and three inches in Crestline.

May 09 09:29

Ex-U.N. Official John Dugard: Israel’s Crimes are "Infinitely Worse" Than in Apartheid South Africa

As Palestine joins the International Criminal Court, former U.N. Special Rapporteur John Dugard talks about how an apartheid case could be brought against Israel in the ICC. "I’m a South African who lived through apartheid," Dugard said. "I have no hesitation in saying that Israel’s crimes are infinitely worse than those committed by the apartheid regime of South Africa."

May 09 09:28

'We're Being Set Up': Glenn Beck Warns His Audience To Prepare For The Time When He Is Murdered In The Night

Glenn Beck closed out his radio program yesterday with a 10-minute monologue warning his audience that everything that is happening in Baltimore and Ferguson and elsewhere is all a giant set-up, designed to create instability so that the federal government can take control of police departments all over the nation ... but nobody will listen to him.

May 09 09:27

NASA Will Award You $5,000 For Your Finest Mars City Idea

NASA this week said it would look to the public for cool ideas on how to build a sustainable environment on Mars with the best plan earning as much as $5,000. With the Journey to Mars Challenge, NASA wants applicants to describe one or more Mars surface systems or capabilities and operations that are needed to set up and establish a technically achievable, economically sustainable human living space on the red planet. Think air, water, food, communications systems and the like.

May 09 09:27

Global Sea Ice Increasing By One Manhattan Per Hour For The Past Four Years

The amount of sea ice on Earth has increased by two million km² since the start of 2011. This averages to one Manhattan per hour, and is more than the area of Alaska.

May 09 09:26

Primus latest band to cancel Israel show

Legendary San Francisco Bay Area-based prog-rock group Primus has become the latest band to cancel a planned performance in Israel.

May 09 09:23

CITIZEN JOURNO WHO VIDEOD ERIC GARNER'S MURDER NOW HOUNDED BY NYPD

Ramsey Orta was hounded, framed, beaten and jailed by cops who also beat his disabled mother -- and he's not the only citizen journalist who faced reprisals for recording the NYPD's public execution of Eric Garner.

In addition to lengthy stays on Riker's resulting from trumped-up gun charges and pre-dawn raids on his family home, Ramsey Orta has been smeared by anonymous "police sources" in the press who invented a rapsheet that does not accord with the reality of his criminal record. He won the World Press Award for recording the now-notorious video of Eric Gartner being murdered by NYPD officers nine months ago.

He lives in fear for his life.

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THE COPS BEAT UP HIS DISABLED MOTHER?!?

Now,these actions represent a very interesting interpretation of the police motto "to protect and serve".

I do not think I will be visiting New York any time soon, and would strongly caution any corporate event planner against having ANY events in that city or state for a long time.

May 09 09:17

ISOLATED – CHINA AND RUSSIA DEMONSTRATE CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH JOINT MILITARY EXERCISES

One of the key themes here at Liberty Blitzkrieg has been the carelessness and ineptitude of those in charge of crafting U.S. foreign policy. I’m not naive, and I fully understand that the world is a dangerous place. Just as I believe individuals should have the right to defend themselves and their families with the right to bear arms, I also understand the importance of strong national defense.

The problem with current U.S. foreign policy is that it is not defensive in nature. Rather, all indications are that the U.S. government is acting offensively; primarily driven by ego and the will to dominate. Much of the world has come to see the U.S. not as a powerful partner, but as a narcissistic master. What American leadership fails to understand, is that by taking such a posture it is simply making others overseas feel paranoid and threatened, thus drawing them closer to each other and farther from the U.S.

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Smooth moves, White House, Pentagon and State Department!!!

There are moments when I have to have to believe that a pathological inability to think anything through to its logical conclusion, has to be a PREREQUISITE for working for the Federal Government, and this, truly, is one of those moments!!

May 09 09:06

Illinois' $105-billion public pension fix struck down by state Supreme Court

The Illinois court did not mince words in making it clear that the constitution protected employees even if the state was facing acute problems.

"The financial challenges facing state and local government in Illinois are well known and significant. In ruling as we have today, we do not mean to minimize the gravity of the state's problems or the magnitude of the difficulty facing our elected representatives," Justice Lloyd Karmeier said, writing for the court.

"It is our obligation, however, just as it is theirs, to ensure that the law is followed," he wrote. "That is true at all times. It is especially important in times of crisis when, as this case demonstrates, even clear principles and long-standing precedent are threatened. Crisis is not an excuse to abandon the rule of law."

(*That seems to be one hundred and eighty degrees from The Mayor Of Chicago's point of view; Never Waste A Good Crisis .
NO SMALL AIRCRAFT for a while , at least , Your Honor .)

May 09 09:02

Attorney: Spy chief had ‘forgotten’ about NSA program when he misled Congress

Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper wasn’t lying when he wrongly told Congress in 2013 that the government does not “wittingly” collect information about millions of Americans, according to his top lawyer.

He just forgot.

“This was not an untruth or a falsehood. This was just a mistake on his part,” Robert Litt, the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said during a panel discussion hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency on Friday.

May 09 08:55

Egyptian court sentences Mubarak, sons to three years in jail

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A previous court decision to drop charges against him of conspiring to kill protesters in the uprising, centered in Cairo's Tahrir Square, and the release of some of his associates from jail have cast doubt over Egypt's political transformation.

Last May, Mubarak was sentenced to three years in prison on charges of diverting public funds earmarked to renovate presidential palaces and using the money to upgrade family properties. His two sons were given four-year jail terms in the same case.

In January, Egypt's high court overturned the convictions, and the case went back to court for retrial.

"The ruling of the court is three years in prison without parole for Mohamed Hosni Mubarak and Gamal Mohamed Hosni Mubarak and Alaa Mohamed Hosni Mubarak," Judge Hassan Hassanein announced on Saturday.

May 09 08:51

70 for Victory: Armata tanks, nuclear bombers, intl boots in Moscow for V-Day

The parade opened with solemn carrying of two flags, that of Russia and the historic banner that was raised over the Reichstag building back in 1945 to declare that it was taken by the Red Army.
Troops from all arms of the service were lined up on Red Square. Those include young cadets from Suvorov military school and visiting foreign troops from 10 countries. Inspecting the ranks, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin, who is Commander-in-Chief of the Russian armed forces, that the troops are ready for the parade to start.
“Wherever veterans of the WWII live now, they must know that here in Russia we value greatly their courage, resolve and loyalty to the frontline brotherhood,” Putin said in a congratulatory speech. Putin praised the many peoples of Soviet Union, allies from Europe, across the Atlantic and Asia, which fought on one side against the Axis powers during the war.

May 09 08:45

Russia displays military might in WWII ‘Victory Day’ parade

Russia displays military might in WWII ‘Victory Day’ parade; Indian, Chinese troops take part

THE TIMES OF INDIA: MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday staged a grand military parade here to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its victory over Nazi Germany in the presence of several world leaders, including President Pranab Mukherjee, even as western powers boycotted the event due to a stand-off over Ukraine.

Nearly 10,000 soldiers, including an Indian Army contingent and China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), took part in the parade on the iconic Red Square here which lasted for over 90 minutes.

Russian President Vladimir Putin witnessed the parade along with President Mukherjee, Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN secretary general Ben Ki-moon.
(*even as western powers boycotted the event due to a stand-off over Ukraine. )

May 09 08:44

Teenage girl soldier hailed as Ukraine's 'Joan of Arc' by Elle magazine is revealed as neo-Nazi and is arrested over cop killing

A neo-Nazi portrayed as Ukraine's version of Joan of Arc by French fashion magazine Elle for her 'brave' fight against the Russian separatists has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two policemen. Vita Zaverukha was taken into custody after two officers were killed and three more injured on May 4, following a gang's failed attempt to rob a petrol station in the capital Kiev.

May 09 08:44

Economic Disinformation Keeps Financial Markets Up

By Paul Craig Roberts

May 8. Today’s payroll jobs report is more of the same. The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that 223,000 new jobs were created in April. Let’s accept the claim and see where the jobs are...

May 09 08:37

Congress Tells Court That Congress Can’t Be Investigated for Insider Trading

In a little-noticed brief filed last summer, lawyers for the House of Representatives claimed that an SEC investigation of congressional insider trading should be blocked on principle, because lawmakers and their staff are constitutionally protected from such inquiries given the nature of their work. The legal team led by Kerry W. Kircher, who was appointed House General Counsel by Speaker John Boehner in 2011, claimed that the insider trading probe violated the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branch.

May 09 08:02

Former Cop: The BPD Needs to Be "Purged"

Retired Maryland State Police Major Neill Franklin says bad cops and illegal policies need to changed from within

May 09 07:03

Enron accounting and the collapse of Social Security: “It is going to be insolvent before everyone thinks”

Rumors of the collapse of the Social Security program have long been a topic of discussion with many believing that the program will collapse much sooner than the government claims, in turn leading to the start of civil unrest when Americans both young and old realize that a program they have put money into their entire life is gone.

May 09 05:00

Pam Geller want to talk about Violence, lol ok let's do that


Pam Geller to the woodshed.
Yo may wanna say but not all America is bad... Of course that's true
And neither is all of Islam...

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May 8, 2015

May 08 23:40

V-DAY: Russia’s Perpetual Fight Against Fascism

70 years since the great Victory! 70 years since Soviet people saved the world by smashing Nazism.

All accords with Russia were broken, whenever it suited invaders. The Scandinavians wiped out countless Russian lives, and so did the Germans, French, Poles, Brits, North Americans and Czechs, to name just a few. Russians never really ‘punished’ anybody, in the Protestant, Anglo-Saxon way. Punishment is mainly puritan, Protestant rubbish; the Russian way of thinking is too quixotic for that.

The West lied to Lenin, to Stalin, to Khrushchev and finally to Gorbachev. The West has been lying to Putin and about Putin.

May 08 21:38

Thinking Differently: Unlocking the Human Domain in Support of the 21st Century Intelligence Mission

People are the currency of the human domain; their visible behaviors and symbols are one of the only ways to really discern their thoughts and motivations. Add in the cultural complexity of differing worldviews, beliefs and values that play on those thoughts and motivations and the domain becomes even less certain to decode. Factor in that U.S. military and civilian personnel directly, and indirectly, influence the course of interactions and behavior in the domain and the human domain becomes incredibly layered and dense, where meaning and purpose is difficult to extract and effort and skill necessary for success within the domain difficult to master.

May 08 20:06

7,000 civilians killed in east Ukraine: Poroshenko

Nearly 7,000 civilians have lost their lives in the year-long war in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian forces, Ukraine's president says.

More than 1,000 people also remained unaccounted for and 1,657 Ukrainian troops died in combat, added Petro Poroshenko in an address before the parliament on Friday.

May 08 19:34

How on earth do they survive in that ‘hell called Gaza’?

“I’m from that hell called Gaza. Extreme poverty, unemployment and insecurity destroy life and future of people who can hardly survive.......

War-weary mother writes
•“Schools work in 2 or 3 shifts a day especially in areas where displaced people of the last war still shelter in UNRWA schools; they don’t have any other place to go.”
•“Travel is not a lifestyle in Gaza… It is difficult for us to live or to leave.”
•“We just dream of leading a decent life.”

May 08 19:29

NZ Super-annuitants Profit from Gaza Children’s’ Agony

The NZSF governance and its contributors an beneficiaries should, in the manner of all decent people, be absolutely outraged that their monies and blood profits are complicitous in the deaths and inhumane suffering of Palestinian children like little Hamza and divest immediately.

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May 08 19:20

From Gdansk to Dachau: Europe marks 70 yrs since WW2 victory

Europe marked the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II on May 8th with commemorative events across the continent.

The ceremonies kicked off in the Polish port city of Gdansk, known as Danzig in German, where the first shots of the deadliest conflict in history were fired on September 1, 1939.

May 08 19:19

Martyr’s Day

All people of good will can only hope that this Syrian and Palestinian Martyr’s Day effort succeeds and that despite the odds, Return to Yarmouk, will happen soon.

May 08 18:44

Labour penalties target non-voters

Labour has proposed withholding state support such as tax credits and Working For Families from people who are not enrolled to vote.

The measure could be justified if it lifts New Zealand's low voter turnout, the party says.

Getting the vote out is a priority for Labour and in its submission to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee, written by Labour's general secretary Tim Barnett, the party argues for the idea to be considered.

"The possibility of making enrolment to vote a pre-condition to receipt of various forms of state support (eg Working For Families, tax credits) should be examined," Labour's submission states.

May 08 18:09

US high grade corporate bonds as % of GDP

May 08 17:22

Economic Disinformation Keeps Financial Markets Up — Paul Craig Roberts

May 8. Today’s payroll jobs report is more of the same. The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that 223,000 new jobs were created in April. Let’s accept the claim and see where the jobs are.

Specialty trade contractors are credited with 41,000 jobs equally split between residential and nonresidential. I believe these are home and building repairs and remodeling.

The rest of the jobs, 182,000, are in domestic services.

Despite store closings and weak retail sales, 12,000 people were hired in retail trade.

May 08 16:50

Another US Retailer To Close 243 stores

May 08 16:26

Obama's latest scam: The splitting of Iraq

A bill that could divide Iraq into three separate entities has passed the US House Armed Services Committee by a vote of 60 to 2. The controversial draft bill will now be debated in the US House of Representatives where it will be voted on sometime in late May. If approved, President Barack Obama will be free to sidestep Iraq’s central government in Baghdad and provide arms and assistance directly to Sunnis and the Kurds that are fighting ISIS. This, in turn, will lead to the de facto partitioning of the battered country into three parts; Kurdistan, Shiastan, and Sunnistan.

May 08 16:03

Revealed: NSA Labeled Al Jazeera Journalist a Member of Al Qaeda

The U.S. government labeled Al Jazeera journalist Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan a member of al Qaeda and put him on a watch list of suspected terrorists, new reporting by the Intercept has revealed.

May 08 15:59

Former Obama Campaign Manager Led Austerity-Loving Tories to Victory

After the surprise win of the United Kingdom's Conservative Party in Thursday's national election, the spotlight has now fallen on American political operative Jim Messina, who led the pro-austerity party to victory.

May 08 15:45

Putin's Greek Pawn Gambit

In my earlier blog post on 17 March of this year, Hey Obama -- The Chess Match Just Started, I broached the idea that Greece's request for major war reparations from Germany for the WW-II NAZI invasion and occupation of Greece, and associated war crimes, could plausibly be seen as a sly gambit by multiple countries to ultimately ensnare the war-mongering USSA and bring it to heel.

May 08 15:32

Brace Yourself for a Bigger Debt Bomb

May 08 15:31

There Were At Least Nine Separate Shootings In One Day In Baltimore

It has been a deadly ten days in the city of Baltimore.

There were at least nine reported shootings, three which were fatal, on Thursday. Most of the shootings occurred in west Baltimore, where riots broke out on April 27th.

Fifteen people have been killed in shootings since the day after the riots.

May 08 15:31

US Government: Court cannot review wrongful executive secrecy

The Obama Administration today told a US appeal court that it had no right to challenge the wholesale suppression of video evidence of prisoner abuse at Guantánamo Bay.

Lawyers for the Administration insisted that every single frame of video evidence – no matter how disturbing or unlawful- must remain an unchallengeable secret, beyond the review of judges or the public right of access.

The Administration further defended its absolute right to classify any information wrongfully — such as, hypothetically, censoring the Gettysburg address.

May 08 15:29

HOW TO KEEP NSA COMPUTERS FROM TURNING YOUR PHONE CONVERSATIONS INTO SEARCHABLE TEXT

No, the real solution is end-to-end encryption, preferably of the unbreakable kind.

And as luck would have it, you can have exactly that on your mobile phone, for the price of zero dollars and zero cents.

The Intercept’s Micah Lee wrote about this in March, in an article titled: “You Should Really Consider Installing Signal, an Encrypted Messaging App for iPhone.”

(Signal is for iPhone and iPads, and encrypts both voice and texts; RedPhone is the Android version of the voice product; TextSecure is the Android version of the text product.)

May 08 15:27

Hackers target critical XSS vulnerability in millions of Wordpress sites

The problem lies in plugins and themes which leverage the genericons package. An insecure file loaded with the package, dubbed example.html, is vulnerable to a Document Object Model (DOM)-based XSS vulnerability. Attackers modify the DOM environment in the victim's browser used by the original client-side script, causing code to run in an unexpected manner. Client-side code contained in the page then executes with the malicious changes, but the XSS payload is never sent server-side -- instead, executes directly in the browser.

Once exploited, the XSS flaw could be used to execute Javascript within a browser and hijack a Wordpress website if the owner is logged in as an administrator.

Dede says the XSS vulnerability is "very simple to exploit." However, the fix is also simple -- simply removing the genericons/example.html file resolves the issue. Wordpress website owners are recommended to do so immediately.

May 08 15:24

Snoopers' charter set to return to law as Theresa May suggests Conservative majority could lead to huge increase in surveillance powers

The Conservatives are already planning to introduce the huge surveillance powers known as the Snoopers’ Charter, hoping that the removal from government of the Liberal Democrats that previously blocked the controversial law will allow it to go through.

The law, officially known as the Draft Communications Data Bill, is already back on the agenda according to Theresa May. It is expected to force British internet service providers to keep huge amounts of data on their customers, and to make that information available to the government and security services.

May 08 15:23

Fracking chemicals contaminated drinking water in Pennsylvania, study finds

"This is the first documented and published demonstration of toxic compounds escaping from uncased boreholes in shale gas wells and moving long distances" into drinking water, Susan Brantley, a geoscientist at Pennsylvania State University and one of the study's authors, told the Associated Press.

Analysis of drinking water gathered from the homes revealed small amounts of 2-Butoxyethanol or 2-BE, a compound commonly found in cosmetics and household cleaners. 2-BE has been shown to cause tumors in rodents, though its effects on humans remain less clear, and researchers say the amounts discovered in Pennsylvania were within regulatory limits.

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