The FBI has been able to covertly activate a computer’s camera — without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording — for several years, and has used that technique mainly in terrorism cases or the most serious criminal investigations, said Marcus Thomas, former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division in Quantico, now on the advisory board of Subsentio, a firm that helps telecommunications carriers comply with federal wiretap statutes.Get enraged. Published at The Washington Post.
I think some people bought a rationale that defined everybody who was in any way in rebellion against the established system in the third world as anti-American. There are people who have sustained this kind of mythology. There’s no question that in the ’50s Mandela moved from a nonviolent model toward being allied with the Communists. My point to conservatives is: there weren’t any conservative allies. Churchill allied with Stalin in World War II. I think in a similar tradition, Mandela was desperate by that stage, he saw the scale of the oppression, and the only allies that were available, frankly, were on the hard left.
Newt Gingrich, calling out his commenters for being jerks about Nelson Mandela’s death on his Facebook page, while simultaneously pointing out that politics aren’t the same in every other country.
Short version: Get a broader perspective on how the world works, my America-centric supporters.
EDIT: Gingrich also commented about the situation on his website, offering some sorely needed clarity to his audience.
Ukraine’s opposition called for a million man rally in Kiev and this is what they got so far today. The masses are gathering against the government and their decision to break away from the European Union to have stronger Russian relations.
In perhaps the easiest pinpointing of suspects ever, six people in Mexico were arrested for attempting to steal a truck that was carrying nuclear material. Why them? Well, they were all in the hospital for radiation poisoning.
When mass attacks such as Newtown happen, medics have traditionally moved in to help only after a scene has been secured. But that approach is changing, because experts think it could save lives.
In Ukraine, opposition leaders have a lofty goal for tomorrow: They want to build a million-strong protest in Kiev.
Bitcoin was having a good run, but then China had to get all cold feet about crypto-currency.
Number of runners hit by airborne deer this week: One.