Friday, 26 February 2010 | BBC News - A man who created a website trading in stolen financial information linked to tens of millions of pounds in losses has been jailed for nearly five years.
Renukanth Subramaniam, 33, founded Darkmarket, a "Facebook for fraudsters" where criminals could buy and sell credit card details and bank log-ins.
The site was shut down in 2008 after an FBI agent infiltrated it, leading to more than 60 arrests worldwide.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Frustrated air passenger arrested under Terrorism Act after Twitter joke about bombing airport
19th January 2010 | mail online - A man was arrested and held in police cells for seven hours as a suspected terrorist after making a joke on Twitter about blowing his local airport sky high.
Paul Chambers, 26, tapped out the comment to amuse friends because his planned trip to Ireland was under threat due to heavy snow at Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Birth Control Pill creator regrets population decline. A chemist who led to the invention of the birth control pill says he regrets the demographic catastrophe that has resulted from people using the contraceptive device to separate reproduction from sexuality.
Carl Djerassi, the 85-year-old Austrian chemist who was one of three whose formulation of synthetic hormones paved the way for the pill, wrote an opinion piece in the Austrian newspaper Der Standard lamenting the way the pill has been used.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are following different trends, as shown in the chart that illustrates this text. George Bush, who initiated the two, had a strong preference for Iraq. It went all wrong. He completed his term of office, leaving both in a water bath, except in speeches. Barack Obama says he will leave Iraq in the next year, but has radicalized in Afghanistan. Neither will that work out, as is already beginning to show with the ostentatious Operation Moshtarak.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Pulitzer Laureate: Obama Is A Brand Of The Corporate State
February 14, 2010 | Barack Obama is a brand. And the Obama brand is designed to make us feel good about our government while corporate overlords loot the Treasury, our elected officials continue to have their palms greased by armies of corporate lobbyists, our corporate media diverts us with gossip and trivia and our imperial wars expand in the Middle East. Brand Obama is about being happy consumers. We are entertained. We feel hopeful. We like our president. We believe he is like us. But like all branded products spun out from the manipulative world of corporate advertising, we are being duped into doing and supporting a lot of things that are not in our interest.