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Fat Leonard scandal - Wikipedia
"Francis disbursed hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, travel expenses, luxury items, and prostitutes among a large number of U.S. uniformed officers of the United States Seventh Fleet. They in turn gave him classified material about the movements of U.S. ships and submarines, confidential contracting information, and information about active law enforcement investigations into Glenn Defense Marine Asia. Francis then "exploited the intelligence for illicit profit, brazenly ordering his moles to redirect aircraft carriers to ports he controlled in Southeast Asia so he could more easily bilk the Navy for fuel, tugboats, barges, food, water and sewage removal." He also directed them to author "Bravo Zulu" memos, commending GDMA for doing supposed work "well done."

Documents obtained by the Washington Post via Freedom of Information Requests (FOIAs) revealed that subsequent to the October, 2000, suicide bombing by al-Qaeda on the Navy destoyer USS Cole in Aden, Yemen, and its 9/11/01 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Navy's Economic Crimes unit had been reduced from a staff of 140 to only nine persons, most having been redeployed to focus on terrorism. At least 27 separate investigations had been opened, but later closed without action, thanks to the intervention of senior Navy personnel who were in league with Francis"
us  military  hahaonlyserious  corruption  wikipedia 
7 weeks ago by mechazoidal
The mystery of Tucker Carlson - Columbia Journalism Review
"I am trying to listen. I am trying to understand. I want to understand. If I can figure out what happened to Tucker Carlson, how he went from successful magazine writer to contrarian journalist to raving Fox News host, I believe I will understand what happened to my country, my life even. What happened to make a rich white man the vox populi? How did I, a mom in the Midwest who can’t afford health care, become the humorless, censoring, liberal elite? How are the winners still insisting they are losers? What happened to this whole mess of a world? So I listen and listen. But I get no answers. Most of the quotes I get don’t make any sense. And I’m no closer to an answer now than when I started."
journalism  media  2018  interview  article  from:cjr  hahaonlyserious 
9 weeks ago by mechazoidal
3D Printers in The Wild, What Can Go Wrong? - SANS Internet Storm Center
OctoPrint printers have a web-accessible remote access system along with a webcam. Shodan can already index them. Sleep tight!
security  IoT  2018  hahaonlyserious 
10 weeks ago by mechazoidal
Promises, Promises - News - The Stranger
Dec 30, 1999
"Katz described the need for more affordable housing units for people making 50 percent of the median income range or less. (One housing advocate at the rally estimated that 1,000 units of affordable housing per year were being lost in Seattle.) Katz also advocated a no-turn-away policy for people seeking shelter -- she suggested tents, yurts, and self-managed shelters as possible alternatives to traditional shelters. Katz also called for more mental-health and chemical-dependency housing components, and emphasized the need to stop criminalizing homeless people with civil ordinances."
"Meanwhile, approximately $90,000 of next year's budget will be used to hire a consultant who will, among other things, be asked to develop a computer system to help the homeless have better access to services, and to track vital information about homeless people."
seattle  housing  hahaonlyserious  1999  article 
11 weeks ago by mechazoidal
Can not open any external links in incognito mode.
"This was actually a bug and un-intentional error in how Mac Chrome worked before (that it would open links in Incognito mode from external sources), and this was different from how Chrome worked on all other platforms." >>:|

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=757253
"I'm convinced that the new behavior is the right default. Both from privacy perspective and as a more predictable user experience. The user doesn't need to reason about what window happened to be the last one opened, or what platform they happen to be using (that is, I strongly disagree with #19 - we should behave consistently across platforms)." >>>:|
chrome  2018  hahaonlyserious 
august 2018 by mechazoidal
Vendors, Disclosure, and a bit of WebUSB Madness
So not only does WebUSB break U2F and any other security device, Yubico and Google basically stole the research away in search of a better press release. Other Twitter comments note that Yubico has been sitting on other issues like this as well.
security  webdev  hahaonlyserious  u2f  usb  chrome  google  yubikey 
june 2018 by mechazoidal
Stealing Data With CSS: Attack and Defense :: Mike Gualtieri
CSS Value Selectors can be used to parse HTML, and oh look I've gone cross-eyed
security  css  webdev  hahaonlyserious 
june 2018 by mechazoidal
Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US - Motherboard
"Last week, the New York Times reported that Securus obtains phone location data from major telcos, such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, and then makes this available to its customers. The system by which Securus obtains the data is typically used by marketers, but Securus provides a product for law enforcement to track phones in the US nationwide with little legal oversight, the report adds. In one case, a former sheriff of Mississippi County, Mo., used the Securus service to track other law enforcement official’s phones, according to court records."
from:vice  security  hack  2018  privacy  hahaonlyserious 
may 2018 by mechazoidal
Malcolm Harris on Glitch Capitalism and AI Logic
"In one disturbing example, a flight simulator discovered that a very hard landing would overload its memory and register as super smooth, so it bashed planes into an aircraft carrier. In 2018, it’s very easy to feel like the whole country is one of those planes getting crashed into a boat. American society has come to follow the same logic as the glitch-hunting AIs, and in the process, we’ve become vulnerable to these glitches, at an increasingly large scale. "
ai  hahaonlyserious  us  2018  capitalism  from:nymag 
april 2018 by mechazoidal
I built a PWA and published it in 3 app stores. Here's what I learned. - Debugger.Break()
"It’s painful, and costs money, to take an existing PWA and get them functional on mobile platforms and listed in the App Store."
(winner is Google, MS is runner-up, Apple still sucks)
pwa  webdev  hahaonlyserious  ios  android  apple  google  postmortem 
april 2018 by mechazoidal

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