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Privacy

+ - Firmware Flaw Opens Some TrendNet Cameras to Everyone->

Submitted by FSWKU
FSWKU (551325) writes "According to BBC News, several popular models of TrendNet cameras have a firmware bug that allows anyone to access the feed, regardless of password setting. Worse yet, TrendNet has known of the issue for several weeks and has yet to issue a formal media release concerning the problem. Several models seem to be affected, so if you use one, take the necessary precautions."
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+ - How NOT To Treat Your Customers

Submitted by FSWKU
FSWKU (551325) writes "Courtesy of Penny-Arcade, Paul Christoforo of Ocean Marketing provides a perfect example of what not to do when interacting with customers, especially if you are doing so on behalf of another company. Name dropping, an ego trip worthy of Charlie Sheen, and even what appears to be a promise to commit libel. Other outlets are already picking up the story and running with it."
Government

+ - U.S. Govt. Manipulates Cartel Weapons Cris

Submitted by FSWKU
FSWKU (551325) writes "According to a CNN Report, many of the weapons used by Mexican drug cartels are said to originate in the United States, causing lawmakers to once again call for more gun laws.

Proponents of stricter gun controls say that the staggering numbers of U.S. weapons that end up in Mexico show that something must be done to control arms smuggling."

But it could be said this is precisely what the current administration wants to happen in order to be able to pass more laws banning firearms. Back in February, CBS Evening News was one of the few media outlets to report on Project Gunrunner, a project that seemed to allow large numbers of firearms to cross the border into Mexico despite protests from ATF agents.

"For months, ATF agents followed 50-caliber Barrett rifles and other guns believed to be heading for the Mexican border, but were ordered to let them go. One distraught agent was often overheard on ATF radios begging and pleading to be allowed to intercept transports. The answer: "Negative. Stand down."

According to the CBS article, two of the guns allowed to walk were found at the scene where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered, and despite arrests for the guns themselves, no further mention has been made of the murder.

Theories will vary wildly, but it would seem the government is purposely allowing guns to cross into Mexico to "prove" that the illegal gun trade is a problem in order to garner support for more gun laws, rather than consistently enforcing the ones already in existence."

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Mother Nature cannot be fooled. -- R.P. Feynman

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