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Submission + - US Army develops pizza with three-year shelf life (

NRI-Digital writes: Military rations have an ugly reputation, but the US Army is hoping to introduce a morale-boosting comfort food to ration packs in the form of miracle pizza slices that will remain edible for three years. The interviewee in the article describes the pizza's crust as "a little moist and not super crispy", which sounds like classic understatement, but maybe that's a small price to pay for a taste of home while serving abroad. In any case, the food science involved in creating the pizza, which took two years to develop, seems pretty cool.

Submission + - Experian sold social security numbers to ID Theft Service

realized writes: Experian — one of the three national US credit bureaus — reportedly sold SSNs through its subsidiary, Court Ventures, to the operators of who then offered all of the information online for a price. The website would advertise having "99% to 100% of all USA" in their database on websites frequented by carders.

Hieu Minh Ngo, the website owner, has recently been charged with 15-count indictment filed under seal in November 2012, charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, substantive wire fraud, conspiracy to commit identity fraud, substantive identity fraud, aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to commit access device fraud, and substantive access device fraud.

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