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Whistleblower: Diebold doesn’t care about election security

A whistleblower from within Diebold has come forward and stated that the company not only knows about security problems with its electronic voting machines and central tabulator software, it doesn’t really care. In exclusive stunning admissions to The BRAD BLOG some 11 months after the 2004 Presidential Election, a “Diebold Insider’ is now finally speaking

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New London moves in for the kill

Updated The New London Development Corporation has reneged on a moratorium on eminent domain actions in Connecticut, telling residents of the Fort Trumbull neighborhood that they must vacate within 90 days and pay rent within that period. “The NLDC’s actions are breathtaking in their arrogance and defiance of the wishes of Governor Rell and Connecticut’s

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Bush disaster image from the UK

The Register on Friday published this entirely hilarious image from Sky News. Read the caption.

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First water, then fire for New Orleans

Fires broke out all over New Orleans Friday as 7,000 troops finally arrived to bring much needed food, water and order to a besieged city. George W. Bush showed up, too. Firefighters were largely unable to do anything but watch structures burn as there is no water pressure in the city available to fight fires.

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FEMA stalls hurricane rescue efforts

And now it’s time for the stupidity. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is blocking some 500 airboat pilots from entering New Orleans to assist in rescuing victims still trapped in floodwaters. “We cannot get deployed to save our behinds,’ said Robert Dummett, state coordinator of the Florida Airboat Association. He said the pilots, who range

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Trusted computing? Not with Microsoft

A while back I wrote about trusted computing and how Microsoft’s implementation, the Next Generation Secure Computing Base, was set to impose onerous restrictions on computer owners, such as preventing them from playing legally purchased media with a player not approved by Microsoft. The post got some scathing criticism from some trusted computing practitioners who

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Police chief claims Lockerbie evidence faked

A retired police officer of assistant chief constable rank or higher testified that the CIA planted crucial evidence which implicated Libya in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland, calling into question the conviction of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi. The vital evidence that linked the bombing of Pan Am 103 to

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Governor: Do not return to New Orleans

Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco this morning urged people who evacuated to remain outside the region until officials have determined it is safe to return. While reports are sketchy at best at this time, parts of New Orleans have been confirmed to be underwater, the Superdome has developed a hole in its roof and is leaking

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Get your TSA Secure Flight file

As you may be aware, the Transportation Security Administration, in testing its new Secure Flight program, secretly gathered data on millions of Americans, not only from airlines, but from commercial sources such as credit reports. When they were caught violating the Privacy Act, they then tried to retroactively change their privacy notification. And when that

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De Menezes Tube shooting videotape wasn’t blank after all

It was revealed yesterday that CCTV tapes from Stockwell Tube station showing the final minutes of Jean Charles de Menezes’ life were not actually blank and contained “interesting’ footage that would eventually be shown in court, according to an IPCC spokesman. This follows earlier claims that police had handed back CCTV tapes to tube staff

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