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Apr 27 18:40

Stunning Pictures of the Volcano Eruption in Chile and Its Aftermath (20 pics)

The volcano Calbuco, which was sleeping for almost 43 years, woke up April 22, 2015. More than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius were evacuated. The red alert is maintained as they fear new possible eruptions.

Apr 27 18:13

New Spy Tech to Watch: Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection

By Dave Maas

Journalists and transparency activists across the country have done a phenomenal job of shining light on how local law enforcement agencies use emerging technologies to surveil everyday people on a massive scale. It’s often like playing Whac-A-Mole and Go Fish at the same time.

One day, the question may be whether police are using drones. The next, automatic license plate readers. After that, facial recognition or IMSI catchers (i.e. Stingrays) or Rapid DNA analyzers.

So many technical terms, so many acronyms. Unfortunately, we need to put yet another one on your radar: Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection, also known as Automated Vehicle Passenger Detection or Automated Vehicle Occupancy Verification...

Apr 27 17:37

This is a REAL Commercial from AARP: “Riots Nationwide Have Prompted The Government To Declare Martial Law”

It has no place whatsoever within the context of the ad... they deliberately put this in.

Apr 27 17:19

Commando Chick investigates why this shutdown Walmart is being fortified at it’s rear entrance

BRANDON, Florida (INTELLIHUB) — It appears someone, or some agency, is taking the task of securing/fortifying the back of the local Walmart store seriously just after it was recently closed for ‘plumbing issues’.

Apr 27 15:28


For years, Apple has enjoyed a pretty good reputation among users for the security of its products. That halo has been enhanced by the addition of new security features such as Gatekeeper and XProtect to OS X recently, but one researcher said that all of those protections are simple to bypass and gaining persistence on a Mac as an attacker isn’t much of a challenge at all.

Gatekeeper is one of the key technologies that Apple uses to prevent malware from running on OS X machines. It gives users the ability to restrict which applications can run on their machines by choosiing to only allow apps from the Mac App Store. With that setting in play, only signed, legitimate apps should be able to run on the machine. But Patrick Wardle, director of research at Synack, said that getting around that restriction is trivial.

Apr 27 15:25

London Metropolitan Police still uses 35,000 Windows XP computers

Today, the Metropolitan Police Force illustrated just how integral Windows XP still is to many workplace IT systems. Responding to a Freedom of Information Request issued by technology news site Motherboard, the Force said: "We have currently got 35,640 Desktop and Laptop computers running Windows XP across all departments [within the force]."

The force has not yet responded to follow-up questions from Motherboard and has not issued any expected date for when it will stop using XP. In the meantime, the systems are vulnerable to un-patched security loopholes and can be more easily exploited by attackers than newer, generally-supported operating systems like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.