september 11 2001

september 11 2001

TSA Still Not Taking Comments On Naked Scanners; So Public Interest Group Does It For Them

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If you needed proof of politicians' sensitivity to, and encouragement of, persistent terrorism fears, look no further than today's hearing in the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security. It's called "Eleven Years After 9/11 Can TSA Evolve To Meet the Next Terrorist Threat?" and it's being used to feature--get...
TSA Still Not Taking Comments On Naked Scanners; So Public Interest Group Does It For Them

No time to lose on strengthening cybersecurity

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Just like the days prior to September 11, 2001, the system is blinking red. Yet, we are failing to connect the dots--again. [Read more]...
No time to lose on strengthening cybersecurity

Department of Homeland Security Unable To Define 'Homeland Security'

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The problem with large government agencies is "feature creep." If given a broad enough area to cover, years of territorial expansion and absorption of "related" entities will render the agency nearly unrecognizable from its original form. Not only that, but any stated directive or focus will have been lost, abandoned...
Department of Homeland Security Unable To Define 'Homeland Security'
How 9/11 prepared Boston's hospitals for the marathon bombings
Conspiracy Theorist Scrawls 9/11 Truther Graffiti on Famous Painting at the Louvre

Look At How Much Google Search Has Changed Since 1998 (GOOG)

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A  few weeks ago, Google started packing search results with information from Google+, the social network it introduced last summer. Competitors like Twitter were furious at being suddenly demoted in search results, and some Internet pundits complained that Google was now delivering worse results than Microsoft Bing. But this...
Look At How Much Google Search Has Changed Since 1998 (GOOG)
GOOGLE: US Government Spying Has Risen 122 Percent (GOOG)

Cispa cybersecurity bill passed by US Senate

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Senate defies Obama to approve controversial legislation to prevent electronic attacks on US infrastructure and firmsThe House of Representatives has ignored objection from Barack Obama's administration and approved legislation aimed at helping stop electronic attacks on critical US infrastructure and private companies.On a bipartisan vote of 248-168, the Republican-controlled House...
Cispa cybersecurity bill passed by US Senate

Earthquakes' booms big enough to be detected from orbit

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Artist's impression of GOCE satellite. European Space Agency Last year, we reported on some mysterious booms in a small Wisconsin town that turned out to be small earthquakes. While it was an unusual story, it’s actually not that uncommon of an occurrence. Early in the summer of 2001, folks in...
Earthquakes' booms big enough to be detected from orbit

Revealed: Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld warned 9/11 Commission about ‘line’ it ’should not cross’

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Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the ACLU.The notification came in a letter dated January 6, 2004, addressed by Attorney General John Ashcroft, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld...
Revealed: Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld warned 9/11 Commission about ‘line’ it ’should not cross’
How Google Went From A Simple Search Engine To A Pretty Bloated Site (GOOG)

Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the ACLU.

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Ashcroft, Tenet, Rumsfeld sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to a document recently obtained by the ACLU.

Gary McKinnon timeline: events leading up to extradition decision

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Key events in the case of the 'biggest military computer hack of all time', as Briton waits to hear if he will be extradited to the USBritish computer hacker Gary McKinnon has been living under the threat of extradition and prosecution in the US for more than 10 years.Here is...
Gary McKinnon timeline: events leading up to extradition decision

The Death Of The Paper Check (INTU, EBAY, AMZN, GOOG)

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The paper check's death began on September 11, 2001. At the time, money moved around the United States in what now seems a laughably inefficient manner: Banks trucked paper checks to central processing centers, which sorted them and then bundled them onto airplanes. On a normal day, about $6 billion...
The Death Of The Paper Check (INTU, EBAY, AMZN, GOOG)
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