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Comment: Its true. (Score 1) 310

Ther was this kid in Helsinki, always on his computer. Lindus Thornwalds or something. I dont know what became of him, but i saw him on youtube recently svearing, and flipping off both the guy filming him, and also somone called Vidia that was not in the screen (strange names they got in Finland). He clearly never got anywhere due to his obsessive computer use...


+ - NSA Considers Its Networks Compromised-> 1

Submitted by Orome1
Orome1 (1901578) writes "Debora Plunkett, head of the NSA's Information Assurance Directorate, has confirmed what many security experts suspected to be true: no computer network can be considered completely and utterly impenetrable — not even that of the NSA. "There's no such thing as 'secure' any more," she said to the attendees of a cyber security forum sponsored by the Atlantic and Government Executive media organizations, and confirmed that the NSA works under the assumption that various parts of their systems have already been compromised, and is adjusting its actions accordingly."
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+ - Wikileaks losing support of American public -> 1

Submitted by cold fjord
cold fjord (826450) writes "ABC News is carrying the results of a recent poll that reflects the public turning against Wikileaks

More than two-thirds of Americans say WikiLeaks has harmed the public interest by releasing classified U.S diplomatic documents, a sharp negative turn in views of the website's actions — and nearly six in 10 say its founder, Julian Assange, should face criminal charges as a result. On a day Assange is schedule to appear in a London courtroom on unrelated charges, the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll indicated he’s gone a document dump too far, alienating many Americans who held a more benign view of last summer’s WikiLeaks release of U.S. military field reports from Afghanistan. ... just 20 percent saying the release served the public interest, while 68 percent call it harmful.


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+ - Facebook Disabled Wikileaks Whistle Blower Account->

Submitted by Nuno Sa
Nuno Sa (1095047) writes "Facebook disabled access to Bradley Manning's Support Network facebook page. After many protests access was restored. Private First Class Bradley Manning, an intelligence analyst with the US Army in Baghdad, was arrested in May 2010, suspected of providing the Collateral Murder video to WikiLeaks. Manning is currently imprisoned in the brig at US Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, awaiting trial.
Another coincidence in this Wikileaks saga or just "business as usual" for Person of the Year's site Facebook? You can read the original article here."

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+ - Online Databases that Define Our Planet-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Back in April, we looked at an ambitious European plan to simulate the entire planet. The idea is to exploit the huge amounts of data generated by financial markets, health records, social media and climate monitoring to model the planet's climate, societies and economy. The vision is that a system like this can help to understand and predict crises before they occur so that governments can take appropriate measures in advance. There are numerous challenges here. Nobody yet has the computing power necessary for such a task, neither are there models that will can accurately model even much smaller systems. But before any of that is possible, researchers must gather the economic, social and technological data needed to feed this machine"
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+ - 3 Very Large Objects In Space Flying To Earth->

Submitted by Lingenfelter
Lingenfelter (1188161) writes "SETI Astrophysicist Craig Kasnov has announced the approach to the Earth of 3 very large, very fast moving objects. The length of the “flying saucers” is in the range of tens of kilometers. Landing, according to calculations of scientists, should be in mid-December 2012. Date coincides with the end of the Mayan calendar."
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