Author: CarolineC

ISPs Removing Their Customers’ Email Encryption

Via EFF.org Nov. 11, 2014 Recently, Verizon was caught tampering with its customer’s web requests to inject a tracking super-cookie. Another network-tampering threat to user safety has come to light from other providers: email encryption downgrade attacks. In recent months, researchers have reported ISPs in the US and Thailand intercepting their customers’ data to strip a security flag—called STARTTLS—from email traffic. The STARTTLS flag is an essential security and privacy protection used by an email server to request encryption when talking to another server or client.1 By stripping out this flag, these ISPs prevent the email servers from successfully...

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Willie Nelson on the Wealth of the Land and the Power of the People

By Willie Nelson via Huffington Post Last month at Farm Aid 2014, I was lucky to meet Phillip Barker, a Black farmer who, like many minority farmers, lost much of his farmland as a result of discriminatory lending practices by banks and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Today, Phillip and his wife Dorathy farm the 20 acres they were able to hold on to in Oxford, North Carolina. Their farm is one of two Black dairy farming operations in the state of North Carolina. They also operate a nonprofit organization, Operation Spring Plant, which provides resources and training to...

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Really. The Rockefellers did fund Eugenics in America.

Via NYTimes.com Excerpt: When the Eugenics Record Office opened its doors in 1910, the founding scientists were considered progressives, intent on applying classic genetics to breeding better citizens. Funding poured in from the Rockefeller family and the Carnegie Institution. Charles Davenport, a prolific Harvard biologist, and his colleague, Harry H. Laughlin, led the charge. “There were many prominent New Yorkers involved in eugenics,” Dr. Tchen said. “It was initially about how to become more efficient as a modern society.” Researchers sought out “unfit” families in the Manhattan slums and the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. They cataloged disabilities and...

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Beleaguered Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Needs Help

Via Huffington Post JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon offered a grave warning on Friday about future cyberattacks. Making his first public statement about the enormous data breach that roiled the bank this summer, Dimon said the company would spend $250 million a year to increase security and prevent future breaches, The New York Times reported. “This is going to be a big deal and there will be a lot of battles,” he said, according to a JPMorgan spokeswoman. “We need a lot of help.” The comments, which were also Dimon’s first public remarks since he disclosed last summer that...

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Thousands attend independence rally in Scotland

Via ITV.com Thousands of people have attended a rally in the centre of Glasgow in support of Scottish independence. The five-hour ‘Hope Over Fear’ event in George Square was aimed at maintaining the momentum of the Yes movement, following its defeat in the referendum just over three weeks ago. Former socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan, who is now the co-convenor of Solidarity Scotland, rallied the crowd and called for similar events to be held in Edinburgh, Dundee, Fife and across...

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