Exxon Valdez Documentary

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill – In Pictures

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On 24 March, 1989 an oil tanker ran aground in the pristine waters of Prince William Sound in the Gulf of Alaska, dumping 11 million gallons of crude oil. The spillage affected 11,000 square miles of sea, killing thousands of marine mammals and sea birds, and had a devastating impact across the 1,300-mile of shoreline. Twenty-five years on it remains one of the worst environmental disasters of all time

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Hacking Group Publishes Xbox One SDK, Threatens to Leak Unreleased Game builds

Activism, Children, Citizen abuse, Class action civil lawsuit, Corruption, Education, Fraud

Originally posted on Naked Security:

Following Lizard Squad’s takedown of the Xbox One network over Christmas, Microsoft’s festive woes continue after another hacking group managed to get hold of and subsequently release the November 2014 Xbox One software development kit (SDK).

The group, which calls itself @notHALT on Twitter but which some news outlets are referring to as H4LT, uploaded the kit and its associated documentation to file sharing site Mega.

areWeH4LT Tweet

Hey, @Xbox! We thought we'd drop on by and End 2014 with a Bang ;)

Budding bedroom coders will not of course not be able to release their own programs officially – developers must register and be approved before posting games to Xbox’s release channels – but @notHALT is hoping that leaking the SDK could potentially lead to homebrew applications in the future.

Speaking to the SevenSins website, via Direct Message on Twitter, @notHALT said:

Once the SDK is out, people who have…

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FBI Claims That Tor Stymied Child Abuse Investigation

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Originally posted on Naked Security:

Child alone, courtesy of ShutterstockIn at least one case, the US police’s hunt for online child abuse images has been stymied by Tor, a Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request has revealed.

The FOI request, which was originally for all Justice Department records mentioning the Silk Road marketplace (a site that National Public Radio has referred to as the “Amazon.com of illegal drugs”), was made by MuckRock’s Jason Smathers.

According to the FOI documents, a citizen reported stumbling on a cache of child abuse images while browsing anonymous Tor sites, viewable with specialized, hard-to-come-by tools and the .onion domain, while he was searching for the deep-web location of the Silk Road:

FOI document excerpt

He visited the Tor directory at the following site: [expunged]. At this site, he noticed a link to 'adult' websites and clicked on it. He noticed a link on the next page for 'TSCHAN' which he recognized to be a hacking affiliated…

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Cybercrooks Can Buy Hacked POS Device and Money-Laundering Bundle for $2,000

Activism, Banking laws, Banks, Citizen abuse, Class action civil lawsuit, Corruption, Economy, Education, Entrapment, FBI, Fraud, hacks/breaches, Invasion of privacy, IRS, Law, Legal Activist Working Group

Originally posted on Naked Security:

POS swipe card. Image courtesy of ShutterstockCrooks can now purchase a low-cost, booby-trapped bank card reader bundled with a suite of money-stealing support services that make fraud crimes even easier.

The replete package of goods and services now available on the digital underground:

  • Rigged card reader that can feed stolen account data to a laptop via serial cable or to a phone outfitted with a SIM card,
  • Participating “grey” merchants who provide illegal cash-outs of dumped PINs, and
  • Hire-purchase agreement that allows criminals to buy the package for $2,000, in exchange for sharing 20% of pilfered proceeds.

Then again, criminals who don’t feel like sharing the profits can simply buy a working kit outright for $3,000.

The finding comes from cybersecurity consultants Group-IB, a company that’s detected criminals who have started to sell modified Verifone VX670 POS Terminals (GSM) that intercept tracks 1 and 2 from the magnetic stripes on the back of swiped bank cards.

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Cheri Honkala- Broke & Blogging

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From Cheri Honkala: Green Party Vice Presidential Nominee – Poor Peoples Advocate

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Why have I decided to create a blog?

After many sleepless nights and tears in the shower, I have come to understand that one of the most important things that I can contribute to the elimination of poverty and homelessness is to put a light on these inhumane conditions. There are too many people receiving profits from the every-day lives of the impoverished people in this country who continue to remain invisible. So one of the best things that I can do is to speak loud, daily and often.

In this blog, I hope to convey how much we need you in this movement. My goal is to show the reality of the inhumane horrors families have to endure daily through my words, videos, and pictures. You will not hear about these things on CNN or even through many so-called “progressive” organizations’ blogs and social media campaigns.

I have to be careful because I want to stay alive and out of prison yet I will continue to push the envelope to talk about not only poverty, but the politics of hunger and homelessness in America.

The reason I am charging money for this blog is to raise funds for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.  This will allow us to raise some independent money separate of our oppressors that continue to fund the non-profit industrial complex (charities controlled by corporations). To my poor friends out there, of course I will give you complete access if you send me an email at cherihonkalappehrc@gmail.com

“There are millions of poor people in this country who have very little, or even nothing, to lose. If they can be helped to take action together, they will do so with the freedom and a power that will be a new and unsettling force in our complacent national life” – Martin Luther King Jr.