overmoderated writes: Yesterday, U.S. congressmen Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) announced before the House that they are planning to revive the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA) and work closely with the White House to ensure its passage sometime later this year.
The unpopular legislative attempt at ramping up cybersecurity regulations was tabled indefinitely last year in August after it was shot down in a Senate vote, but some had raised the possibility that it could've been delayed by the lawmakers to avoid having to make a decision right before the elections.
overmoderated writes: The Honduran ambassador to Colombia was forced to resign at the weekend after his bodyguard reportedly held a Christmas party with prostitutes at the mission, the foreign ministry in Tegucigalpa said.
According to Honduran media reports, the ambassador's bodyguard and close friend Jorge Mendoza organised a party at the embassy to celebrate Christmas that turned into a booze-fuelled orgy with prostitutes.
It must be "fun" to benefit from diplomatic immunity.
overmoderated writes: Information that Europeans keep stored online could be accessed by US law enforcement agencies. That's according to a report issued by one university in Amsterdam, which revealed the anti-terrorism Patriot Act gives Washington legal grounds to bypass Europe's privacy laws. For more RT talks to one of the authors of the report Axel Arnbak
overmoderated writes: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says all the necessary physical infrastructure for absolute totalitarianism through the internet is ready. He told RT that the question now is whether the turnkey process that already started will go all the way.
overmoderated writes: Following the re-election, several petitions surfaced requesting the Obama administration to peacefully grant the applied state to withdraw from the United States of America in order to create their own government.
Louisiana was the first state to file a petition followed by Texas.
overmoderated writes: BENGHAZI, Libya: The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on their car, a Libyan official said, as they were rushed from a consular building stormed by militants denouncing a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.
overmoderated writes: "Today, 08-28-2012, Michelle Martin, wife of pedophile Marc Dutroux and accessory to rape, torture, imprisonment and murder of children has been released from jail after only serving 16 years. She is currently heavily guarded by Belgian police forces and the parents of the victims are exhausted after 17 years of legal battles.
I'm asking all Slashdot members to spread this news anyway they can. Use all channels necessary. I'm asking that the US takes action and pulls all it resources from Belgium, i.e.
NATO, SHAPE, The US Mission to the European Union, Several Military bases and operations. Withdraw your funds. Do no longer invest in this country.
If you Google the names in the source URL, you will find the phone book. Please disseminate."
overmoderated writes: A young Christian girl with Down syndrome has been charged with blasphemy in Pakistan after she reportedly burnt the pages of a Koran. If convicted, she may face the death penalty.
Rifta Masih was detained on Thursday outside the country’s capital of Islamabad. The arrest was prompted by angry complaints by the girl’s neighbors. Masih was beaten by local Muslims after they witnessed her allegedly torching pages of the sacred book, Pakistani English-language newspaper the Express Tribune reported.
overmoderated writes: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted asylum, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced on Thursday, a day after Britain threatened to storm the country’s London embassy to arrest the Australian.
overmoderated writes: In Holland, Mich., a 13-year-old entrepreneur thought he would be able to sell hot dogs and financially help his disabled parents with the purchase of a food cart. Unfortunately, city zoning officials have shut down his business, based on an ordinance that prohibits competition to brick-and-mortar restaurants from mobile food vendors. The Mackinac Center's own Anne Schieber investigates.
overmoderated writes: The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported a quarterly loss of $5.2 billion and warned it will miss another payment due to the U.S. Treasury, just one week after its first-ever default on a payment for future retiree health benefits.