Posts by Mandy Nagy  (Page 19)
 

LIVE: #StopWatchingUs, Rally Against Mass Surveillance

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Posted by    Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2:04pm 10/26/2013 at 2:04pm

#StopWatchingUs, the Rally Against Mass Surveillance, kicked off Saturday morning in Washington DC and continues into the afternoon.  It’s been an interesting mix of demographics, with people there from both left and right.  The StopWatching.us coalition includes an equally (and oddly) diverse collection of organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union,...

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Facebook chats released in Florida cyberbullying suicide case

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2013 at 8:43pm 10/25/2013 at 8:43pm

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Friday released private Facebook chats of two middle school girls, aged 12 and 14, who were recently charged with aggravated stalking...

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Healthcare.gov supposedly will be fixed by late November

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Posted by    Friday, October 25, 2013 at 3:37pm 10/25/2013 at 3:37pm

A few more updates today on the ongoing healthcare.gov website issues and what’s apparently being done to address them.

The most important of those being that the administration says the site will be in proper working order in a month, and that QSSI – which has been one of...

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Latest on Snowden docs: May expose U.S. — Foreign Intel cooperation

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:43pm 10/24/2013 at 8:43pm

(Photo: The Guardian)

The US has begun the awkward process of notifying intelligence services in some countries that documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden contained information about their cooperation with the US.

From the Washington Post:

U.S. officials are alerting some foreign intelligence services that documents detailing their secret cooperation with the...

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Healthcare.gov online chat rep answer to potential customer: “Don’t run with scissors”

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 6:19pm 10/23/2013 at 6:19pm

The House GOP Conference issued the following statement today (received via email) regarding a conversation between a potential customer and an online chat customer service representative for Healthcare.gov:

Earlier today, the House Republican Conference released a video highlighting actual excerpts from an online chat between a potential customer and a customer...

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WH spox denies Sen. Durbin claim House GOPer told Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you”

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 3:44pm 10/23/2013 at 3:44pm

In a Facebook posting over the weekend, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois alleged that a top House Republican leader told President Obama, “I cannot even stand to look at you,” during a negotiation meeting over the government shutdown, according to a report last night in The Hill.  The claim drew...

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White House staffer fired after probe into anonymous tweets

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:40am 10/23/2013 at 11:40am

It turns out the disappearance in recent days of a noted snarky national security tweeter was no Halloween prank after all.  The anonymous personality known to Twitter as @natsecwonk has not only been outed, but is out...

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Obama admin’s spin on Healthcare.debacle does little to gain users’ confidence

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6:10pm 10/22/2013 at 6:10pm

The fallout of the launch of the Obamacare website continues, and as the administration spins and deflects questions, media outlets are digging deeper for answers that are sure to bring new concerns to light.  And that’s aside from all the other general concerns about the impact of the law itself.

The Washington...

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Interpol Chief after Kenya Mall attack: Maybe armed citizenry isn’t so crazy after all

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Posted by    Monday, October 21, 2013 at 6:45pm 10/21/2013 at 6:45pm

In the wake of the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, many have turned to the issue of security and a debate over how to protect against similar terrorist attacks on soft targets.

Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble had some interesting comments for ABC News today in a post titled Exclusive: After Westgate, Interpol...

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Supporters show up to rally behind bullied student after aunt’s Facebook post

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Posted by    Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3:02pm 10/20/2013 at 3:02pm

It started with a single Facebook post.

When the aunt of a high school student realized he was being bullied at school, she took to Facebook to invite what turned out to be about 100 of his “new friends” to meet her nephew at school and show their support.  It ended well, even...

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Sen. Durbin: “Ultimately, Secretary Sebelius will testify” on ObamaCare website issues

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Posted by    Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 12:37pm 10/20/2013 at 12:37pm

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin told FOX News Sunday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will “ultimately” testify before Congress to address Obamacare website rollout issues.

From FOX News:

A top Democratic senator said Sunday that Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will testify before Congress about the problem-plagued ObamaCare...

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Qatar websites restored after Syrian Electronic Army attack

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Posted by    Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 10:31am 10/20/2013 at 10:31am

Several websites with the Qatar (.qa) domain extension have been restored to normal after being disrupted by the Syrian Electronic Army this weekend. The hackers targeted the Qatar Domains Registry and altered DNS records for several high profile domains, according to Softpedia, then defacing pages with postings of pro-Assad propaganda.

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Circus posters removed after complaint from woman with fear of clowns

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Posted by    Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 8:30am 10/20/2013 at 8:30am

A town council in England has taken down promotional circus posters after a complaint from one woman – in a town of 28,000 – who happens to have a fear of clowns, according to the Daily Mail.

A council has removed posters advert...

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Boy Scout leaders who toppled ancient Utah rock reportedly receiving death threats

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Posted by    Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 6:38pm 10/19/2013 at 6:38pm

Two men associated with the now viral video of them toppling a rock formation in Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park say they are receiving death threats, according to the Associated Press/ABC News.

Two Utah Boy Scout leaders who purposely knocked over an ancient desert rock formation in a state park say they’ve...

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Mayor of Pennsylvania town tells voters to vote for someone else

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Posted by    Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:11pm 10/19/2013 at 3:11pm

The mayor of a small town in central Pennsylvania who is running unopposed for a second term is now telling voters not to vote for him.

After missing the deadline to remove his name from the ballot, Mayor Bob Wiser decided that he wants to call it quits.

From the Centre Daily Times:

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How much influence do partisan news shows have on political views?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:06pm 10/19/2013 at 1:06pm

Tech blog Ars Technica asks Are partisan news sources polarizing Americans? as it takes a look at the book “Changing Channels or Changing Minds: Partisan News in an Age of Choice .”  The book focuses on, among other things, whether or not partisan news programs really have that much of an...

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Mother of teen accused in bullying case arrested on unrelated charges

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Posted by    Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:16pm 10/18/2013 at 7:16pm

The mother of a 14 year old girl charged with stalking in connection to the bullying case of Rebecca Sedwick, who later committed suicide, was arrested Friday on unrelated charges of child abuse and child neglect.

From WTSP-10News:

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