New Black Panthers Plotted To Bomb Gateway Arch, Assassinate St. Louis Prosecutor, Ferguson Police Chief… Foiled By EBT Card…

My favorite part of this story: They wanted to buy two more bombs but couldn’t afford it until one of their girlfriend’s got her welfare payment. Update to this story. Via Stl. Today: Two men indicted last week on federal weapons charges allegedly had plans to bomb the Gateway Arch — and to kill St. […]

Anti-ISIS coalition to meet next week

Foreign dignitaries from around 60 countries that make up the international coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will meet for the first time next week, the State Department announced Wednesday.Secretary of State John Kerry… More >

Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor

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The defense attorney for one young hacker with ties to Anonymous argues prosecutors indicted his client on 44 baseless felony charges as an intimidation and smear tactic. The post Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor appeared first on WIRED. More >

Americans' Effort to Lose Weight Still Trails Desire

Americans continue to be nearly twice as likely to want to lose weight (51%) as to say they are making a serious effort to do so (26%). This discrepancy between will and reality has generally existed for the past decade. More >

Mitt Romney: Republicans Should 'Swallow Hard,' Pass 'Permanent' Amnesty Bill

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Former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes Republicans should “swallow hard” and pass a permanent amnesty bill in the wake of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty that even Romney conceded would encourage more illegal immigrants to enter the country.  Romney recently told Spanish-language Univision that Obama is “giving people false hope” and […]

Flournoy drops out of running for Pentagon job

Michèle Flournoy, a former Pentagon official who was viewed as a front-runner to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of contention for the Cabinet post.Flournoy on Tuesday sent a letter to the board of directors for… More >

Why did it take antivirus giants YEARS to drill into super-scary Regin? Symantec responds…

FYI this isn’t just going to target Windows, Linux and OS X fans After Symantec published its report on the Regin super-spyware, there were many questions raised. Who coded it? What can it do? And – above all – why did it take so long for security vendors to notice it?… More >

Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption?

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Plenty of companies brag that their communications app is encrypted. But that marketing claim demands a followup question: who has the key? The post Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption? appeared first on WIRED. More >

How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

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How the world’s first real computer, the ENIAC, was restored by an unlikely group of conservationists—all thanks to Ross Perot. The post How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap appeared first on WIRED. More >

Americans Say Wait For Official Charges Before Pulling Cosby Shows

Though nearly half of Americans think it’s likely the recent sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby are true, they still think television networks should hold off on pulling his shows until he is officially charged with a crime. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of American Adults have a favorable […]