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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Victims of US sterilisation get apology

AlJazeeraEnglish on 23 Jun 2011 -The US state of North Carolina has apologised to thousands of people who were forcibly sterilised under its eugenics program. Now victims have come forward to tell their stories to a state advisory panel, now considering how to compensate them. But money cannot heal the scars, say some.

Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey has more from the state capital, Raleigh.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

White House worker and Air National Guardsman among 26,000 leaked porn website subscribers.

Several U.S. government and military employees are set for an embarrassing day at work today after hackers published the emails of over 25,000 subscribers to an x-rated porn website - including four who signed up using .gov and .mil addresses.

The government employees - one of whom signed up using his White House work address - include an Air National Guardsman and two army employees as well as officials from the Malaysian government.

The hack was carried out by a group calling themselves Lulz Security, or LulzSec, who obtained the email addresses and passwords from site Pron before publishing the complete list on Friday afternoon.

The group, who are self styled pranksters hacking and publishing details for 'fun', wrote on the top of the release: 'Hi! We like porn (sometimes), so these are email/password combinations from pron.com which we plundered for the lulz.'

LuzSec also told their followers to exploit the release for further embarrassment.

LulzSec urged their followers to tell friends and family members of those who had their details released by logging on to Facebook using the password and user name combinations.

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