National Guard plans to activate cyber squads across 23 states

National Guard plans to activate cyber squads across 23 states

Cyber squads administered by the National Guard are now scheduled to be operating in 23 states across the country by 2020 as the Defense Department ramps-up its efforts to protect military and government computer networks inside America’s borders. The National Guard said last week it plans to activate 13 new cyber units by the end […]

Twitter begins warning users of attacks from state-sponsored hackers

Twitter begins warning users of attacks from state-sponsored hackers

Twitter has begun notifying account holders who the company believes are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers, following in the footsteps of Google and Facebook as government-hired cyber spies continue to set their sights on social media. At least a dozen Twitter users received warnings from the company on Friday informing them of suspicious activity linked […]

Why can’t government cut costs? Because it won’t take its own advice

Why can’t government cut costs? Because it won’t take its own advice

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest Federal watchdogs charged with ferreting out and eliminating government waste, fraud and outright stupidity say that the advice that results from their investigations is often disregarded without consequence by federal bureaucrats. The government pays hundreds of watchdogs good money to make sure it is running properly and conducting […]

Why gold-backed money doesn’t bring booms and busts

Why gold-backed money doesn’t bring booms and busts

By Frank Shostak / Mises Daily According to popular thinking, not every increase in the supply of money will have an effect on economic activity. For instance, if an increase in supply is matched by a corresponding increase in the demand for money, we are told, then there won’t be any effect on the economy. […]

How the TPP will affect you and your digital rights

How the TPP will affect you and your digital rights

By The Electronic Frontier Foundation This article by global policy analyst Maira Sutton originally appeared on the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It also appeared at Personal Liberty Digest. The Internet is a diverse ecosystem of private and public stakeholders. By excluding a large sector of communities — like security researchers, artists, libraries and […]

Greeks must declare non-bank, personal assets – who’s next?

Greeks must declare non-bank, personal assets – who’s next?

By The Daily Bell Greeks told to declare cash “under the mattress,” jewelry and precious stones … When earlier today we read a report in the Greek Enikonomia, according to which Greek taxpayers would be forced to declare all cash “under the mattress” (including inside) or boxes that contain more than 15,000 euros as well […]

Everything you’ve been told about liars is a lie — the truth is not in eye contact

Everything you’ve been told about liars is a lie — the truth is not in eye contact

Untruthful people are most likely to make eye contact and give confident, well-thought-out responses when they’re being deceitful, new research suggests. Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed lie-detecting software based on real-world data that, unlike a polygraph, does not need to touch the subject in order to work. In experiments based on video […]

Medical records worth more on black market than credit card numbers

Medical records worth more on black market than credit card numbers

By Harry Alexander / SoAzNewsX For many years the public has been warned about credit card and identity theft. The public has also been deluged with advertising from companies that pledge they can keep your personal information safe from hackers. Indeed, while credit card number theft and identity theft is important, there is another type […]

Another Obama clean energy fiasco, potentially involving largest bankruptcy in Spanish history

Another Obama clean energy fiasco, potentially involving largest bankruptcy in Spanish history

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock On the clean energy front, team Obama keeps plugging away with failure after failure. This go around involves a clean energy company in Spain that increasingly appears as if it will become the largest bankruptcy in Spanish history. Sudden Insolvency Please consider Abengoa: Another Story Of Sudden Insolvency.   Throughout this […]

‘Employment data key to hike’ just a diversion

‘Employment data key to hike’ just a diversion

From The Daily Bell Yellen signals growing likelihood of a December rate … Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress Thursday that economic conditions appear to be improving enough for policymakers to raise interest rates when they meet in two weeks — as long as there are no major shocks that undermine confidence. Yellen said […]

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