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+ - Secret US Senate report details CIA abuse

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "Washington Times Reports: The CIA repeatedly misled the US government over the severity and effectiveness of its interrogation methods, A long-awaited US Senate report said that the CIA used secret "black sites" to interrogate prisoners using techniques not previously acknowledged. These included dunking suspects in icy water and smashing a prisoner's head against a wall. The findings stem from the time of former President George W Bush. Officials familiar with the secret document said that the CIA's interrogation program yielded little useful intelligence. They also said that this intelligence had then been exaggerated so that the interrogation program looked more effective than it actually was. The report is the result of a wide-ranging investigation by the Senate intelligence committee into CIA activities which began in 2009."

+ - Google Android Wear

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "Business insider reports: Google today announced that it plans to officially bring Android to smartwatches through its new project entitled Android Wear. The project will enable developers to bring features such as Google Now to wristwatches, and Google notes that Android Wear will also bring health-focused apps and the ability to interact with your phone to the wrist."

Comment: Poor Record on Health (Score 1, Informative) 578

by mrspoonsi (#46472573) Attached to: White House: Get ACA Insurance Coverage, Launch Start-Ups
"A study last year found that in many American counties, especially in the deep South, life expectancy is lower than in Algeria, Nicaragua or Bangladesh. The U.S. is the only developed country that does not guarantee health care to its citizens; even after the Affordable Care Act, millions of poor Americans will remain uninsured because governors, mainly Republicans, have refused to expand Medicaid, which provides health insurance for low-income Americans. Although the federal government will pay for the expansion, many governors cited cost, even though the expansion would actually save money. America is unique among developed countries in that tens of thousands of poor Americans die because they lack health insurance, even while we spend more than twice as much of our GDP on healthcare than the average for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a collection of rich world countries. The U.S. has an infant mortality rate that dwarfs comparable nations, as well as the highest teenage-pregnancy rate in the developed world, largely because of the politically-motivated unavailability of contraception in many areas." Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/po...

+ - Six Ways America Is Worse Than A Third-World Country

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "Business Insider writes "Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators: 1. Criminal Justice. America imprisons 716 people per 100,000 citizens (of any age). That's significantly worse than Russia (484 prisoners per 100,000 citizens), China (121) and Iran (284). The only country that incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than we do is North Korea. 2. Gun Violence. The U.S. leads the developed world in firearm-related murders, and the difference isn't a slight gap – more like a chasm. According to United Nations data, the U.S. has 20 times more murders than the developed world average. Our murder rate also dwarfs many developing nations, like Iraq, which has a murder rate less than half ours. 3. Healthcare. A study last year found that in many American counties, especially in the deep South, life expectancy is lower than in Algeria, Nicaragua or Bangladesh. The U.S. is the only developed country that does not guarantee health care to its citizens. 4. Education. The U.S. is among only three nations in the world that does not guarantee paid maternal leave (the other two are Papua New Guinea and Swaziland). This means many poor American mothers must choose between raising their children and keeping their jobs. 5. Inequality. By almost every measure, the U.S. tops out OECD countries in terms of income inequality, largely because America has the stingiest welfare state of any developed country. This inequality has deep and profound effects on American society. 6. Infrastructure. The United States infrastructure is slowly crumbling apart and is in desperate need for repair. One study estimates that our infrastructure system needs a $3.6 trillion investment over the next six years."

+ - Jewish school removes evolution questions from exams

Submitted by Alain Williams
Alain Williams (2972) writes "Religious sponsored ignorance is not just in the USA, a school in Hackney, England is trying to hide the idea of evolution from its pupils. Maybe they fear that their creation story will be seen for what it is if pupils get to learn ideas supported evidence. The girls are also disadvantaged since they can't answer the redacted questions, thus making it harder to get good marks."

+ - Apple Refuses to Unlock Bequeathed iPad

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "BBC reports: A man whose mother bequeathed her iPad to her family in her will says Apple's security rules are too restrictive. Since her death, they have been unable to unlock the device, despite providing Apple with copies of her will, death certificate and solicitor's letter. After her death, they discovered they did not know her Apple ID and password, but were asked to provide written consent for the device to be unlocked. Mr Grant said: "We obviously couldn't get written permission because mum had died. So my brother has been back and forth with Apple, they're asking for some kind of proof that he can have the iPad. "We've provided the death certificate, will and solicitor's letter but it wasn't enough. They've now asked for a court order to prove that mum was the owner of the iPad and the iTunes account."

+ - Steve Ballmer in Shouting Match with Microsoft Board

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "Business Insider: Ballmer decided to announce his retirement a few years before anyone expected him to. It all came to a head in one board meeting with Ballmer in June 2013. According to Businessweek, Ballmer got into a shouting match with Microsoft's board when directors said they didn't want to buy Nokia and start making smartphones. Ballmer told the board last June that if he didn't get what he wanted, he wouldn't be CEO any more. Businessweek said Ballmer's shouts could be heard in the hall outside the conference room. In the end, the board compromised with Ballmer. Ballmer wanted to buy both Nokia's handset business and its mapping platform called HERE. Instead, Microsoft ended up buying just the handset business for $7.2 billion and licensed HERE maps from Nokia."

Comment: Re:hmmm.... (Score 1) 704

by mrspoonsi (#46397283) Attached to: Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft
The technology is right there to stop large scale theft of bitcoin, as if I am not mistaken the transaction history is kept with each coin, why do the exchanges simply put a block on coins which had passed through hacker addresses? An where is MtGox's list of hacker addresses that made off with all their coinage?

+ - Second Bitcoin 'bank' is Wiped Out

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "Joining MtGox, Flexcoin today announce they have had their vault wiped out, some 896 BTC (about $615,000) by hackers. "On March 2nd 2014 Flexcoin was attacked and robbed of all coins in the hot wallet. The attacker made off with 896 BTC, dividing them into these two addresses: 1NDkevapt4SWYFEmquCDBSf7DLMTNVggdu 1QFcC5JitGwpFKqRDd9QNH3eGN56dCNgy6 As Flexcoin does not have the resources, assets, or otherwise to come back from this loss, we are closing our doors immediately"."

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