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Submission + - Supposed Android Malware is a wild guess, says "researcher" (muktware.com) 1

poetmatt writes: Courtesy of the link at Muktware, self proclaimed Microsoft researcher Terry Zink admits that it was a wild guess that the emails claiming to be sent from android might not actually be sent from Android devices.

Sophos also acknowledged that their wild guess is not necessarily accurate either, in a half apology half denial not dissimilar to O'Reily's half apology for misstatements, ending in saying "the evidence suggests it is Android malware and there isn't a good reason to think that pretending it is from Yahoo! via Android devices is of any benefit to the spammers." with no actual proof.


Submission + - A Cheap IPhone? There's No Such Thing (buzztalkland.com)

buzzfrancescollier writes: "So you have always wanted an iPhone, that iconic smartphone from Apple that has led the pack for several years running. You refuse to shell out the major dollars to own an iPhone with one of its major carrier companies and providers. Along comes an offer that may tempt you, or at least warrant close examination.

Fifty-five dollars a month, an iPhone with unlimited talk, text, and data. Sounds like a good deal, right? You might even think you have finally gotten lucky. However, you need to read the fine print before you get this service, which will start offering on June 22 this year.

Leap Wireless’s Cricket is releasing the first major iPhone prepaid deal in the United States with a few bumps. The service will set you back $400 up front to get the iPhone 4, or $500 for the iPhone 4s. In contrast, a major carrier will charge about $100 or $200. You are supposed to save money in the long term."

Submission + - Bev Harris of Black Box Voting has released a dowload to Accenture's software (bbvforums.org)

Gottesser writes: "Permission to republish granted

I have found and posted the actual voter list software used widely throughout the USA (TN, WI, PA, CO, KS...) for Accenture voter registration and voter histories. I located the files on a magnetic backup tape of the hard drive of a county elections IT employee, part of a 120-gig set of discovery files.

The Accenture voter registration / voter history software is highly problematic, and has been reported switching voter parties in Colorado, and losing voter histories in Tennessee. Although it is now widely known that Accenture voter list software gets it wrong, just WHY the program misreports voter information so often has never been explained. I am hoping that by releasing this software to the public, it may shed light on what's really going on with our voter registration systems.

I also posted a Tennessee file with work orders and release notes which shows the Accenture software has a history of tripling votes in certain ("random") voter histories, going back to 2004. Except it is not random: Other files I discovered prove it is with primarily suburban Republican precincts that votes are somehow being recorded twice and sometimes three times for certain voters in the voter history report, and this didn't just happen in 2004; it also happened in the 2008 presidential primary and in May and August 2010, and according to election commission notes in Shelby County, also in the 2012 presidential primary.

Computer buffs, have at it. Much source code exists within the structure because it is built on MS Access. I do not read source code, though I can see some structural problems with the software (for example, it allows political party ID to be set differently from one precinct to another).

Here's the download link — http://www.bbvforums.org/forums/messages/7659/82111.html

As a followup on our last story: The issue of 11,000 disappearing voter histories in Tennessee has now been assigned to a special master for investigation, and the state of Tennessee has officially announced that it has halted further voter purges.

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Submission + - "We are Preparing for Massive Civil War," Says DHS Informant (beaconequity.com)

John Holmes writes: In a riveting interview on TruNews Radio, Wednesday, private investigator Doug Hagmann said high-level, reliable sources told him the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for “massive civil war” in America.

“Folks, we’re getting ready for one massive economic collapse,” Hagmann told TruNews host Rick Wiles. Sign-up for my 100% FREE Alerts

“We have problems . . . The federal government is preparing for civil uprising,” he added, “so every time you hear about troop movements, every time you hear about movements of military equipment, the militarization of the police, the buying of the ammunition, all of this is . . . they (DHS) are preparing for a massive uprising.”

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