Monthly Archive: July 2014

The document’s definition of “terrorist” activity includes actions that …

The document’s definition of “terrorist” activity includes actions that fall far short of bombing or hijacking. In addition to expected crimes, such as assassination or hostage-taking, the guidelines also define destruction of government property and damaging computers used by financial institutions as activities meriting placement on a list. They also define as terrorism any act that is “dangerous” to property and intended to influence government policy through intimidation. Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

Within 2 milliseconds, half of the shares have disappeared, …

Within 2 milliseconds, half of the shares have disappeared, someone stole 67 shares, and our trader has only 13.5% (2,700 shares) of his order filled. Nanex ~ 15-Jul-2014 ~ Perfect Pilfering: A detailed exposé on how the market is rigged from a data-centric approach (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

I don’t even want to work for a 501©(6) …

I don’t even want to work for a 501©(6) – let alone a non-tax-exempt org (e.g., a for-profit company). One of the great impacts that 501©(3) status has on an org is that the employees have a direct mandate from the government to serve the public good in their work for the org. Personally, I want to wake up in the morning and know the job I’m reporting to is legally mandated to serve the public good. In fact, I doubt I’d even be willing to wake up to do a job that wasn’t such. Bradley M. Kuhn (View on...

In one internal graphic, they replaced the text of …

In one internal graphic, they replaced the text of Microsoft’s original error message with one of their own reading, “This information may be intercepted by a foreign sigint system to gather detailed information and better exploit your machine.” Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit – SPIEGEL ONLINE (29.12.2013) (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)