Category Archives: Internet

Health Insurer Anthem Is Hacked, Exposing Millions of Patients’ Data

“The health insurer, billed as the second largest in the country, announced late Wednesday that it had suffered a breach that may have exposed data on as many as 80 million current and former customers, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and income data. Data for employees of Anthem Blue Cross were also in the database the hackers breached.”


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“…the FBI’s desire for software capable of monitoring social media sites like Facebook and Twitter…”

FBI, DHS, Pentagon, Fed using social media for spying, propaganda

James Corbett, who is the most respectable journalist I know of.  He’s going to speak at the anarchy conference that I’m apparently not going to attend.

The British Army is Creating a Battalion of “Facebook Warriors”

“These Facebook warriors will be using similar atypical tactics, through non-violent means, to fight their adversary. This will mainly be achieved through “reflexive control,” an old Soviet tactic of spreading specifically curated information in order to get your opponent to react in the exact way you want them to. It’s a pretty tricky trick, and the British army will be doing just that with 1,500-person (or more) troop using Twitter and Facebook as a means to spread disinformation, real war truths, and “false flag” incidents as well as just general intelligence gathering. The 77th battalion will reportedly begin operations in April.”


A LYING-brigade.  With hackers.  I don’t like that much.

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Pentagon to Recruit ‘Google’ Generation as Cyber Warriors

“They grew up on Google and wear ponytails. We need to look at ways to bring them into the Army without necessarily going through the same training procedures as our combat troops,” the US commander added.


“Addressing the future cyber regiments recruiters, the expert emphasizes that they should provide the talented youths with new and exciting opportunities, as well as get prepared for inevitable “frictions” and cultural “clashes” with the “Google” generation. The recruiters should choose the best and brightest among the candidates, since “the pain is only worth the gain for going after truly extraordinary talent,” the expert stresses.”

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Silk Road’s ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’ convicted of running online drug marketplace

“The suspected mastermind of the online drug emporium Silk Road is facing the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison after a jury returned a guilty verdict at the end of a four-week trial that revealed a plethora of detail about US investigations into the use of the bitcoin digital currency for drug trafficking and other crimes.”

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“Facebook’s new policy allows it to gather data about you, from across the internet. This is in addition to the normal data it generally gathers when you post something or add friends to your network. The new privacy policy has such provisions that, Facebook now pass this information with its subsidiaries like WhatsApp and Instagram.”


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“Gaining real-time information can make a tremendous impact on response times and strategies, and rendering the necessary assistance. It’s for these very reasons that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) developed a specialized social media monitoring and data-mining capability.”


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Now Facebook can follow you on other sites: Social media network has started harvesting data on links you click and searches you make

  • Facebook now collecting information about other websites its users visit
  • Social media site already harvests details people share on their profiles
  • But it can now track activity outside the website, including online searches
  • Facebook said the changes help ‘to better serve more relevant advertising’

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Obama is expected to make a decision on whether to embrace encryption or call for outlawing it “in the coming weeks”

“A year after President Obama ordered modest changes in how the nation’s intelligence agencies collect and hold data on Americans and foreigners, the administration will announce new rules requiring intelligence analysts to delete private information they may incidentally collect about Americans that has no intelligence purpose, and to delete similar information about foreigners within five years.”