Illinois zoos, agencies conducting bird flu disaster drills

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TweetYumThe exercise involves an imaginary employee leaking sensitive information on a personal Facebook page –Research included watching the virus outbreak movie ‘Contagion’ as ‘field research.’ As a zoo CEO drives to work, a radio news segment announces that dead birds were reported in a park near the zoo. In this hypothetical scenario involving the Lincoln […]

Iraqi Police Given Orders to Shut Down 44 Local and Foreign Media Agencies

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TweetYumShareThis Iraqi Police Given Orders to Shut Down 44 Local and Foreign Media Agencies 23 Jun 2012 An official document has been obtained by the JFO, revealing that security forces in Iraq have received orders from the authorities to shut down the offices of 44 media agencies. Included are prominent local TV channels and radio […]

Drones Up to 25 Pounds Allowed for U.S. Safety Agencies

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TweetYumShareThis Drones Up to 25 Pounds Allowed for U.S. Safety Agencies 15 May 2012 Public safety agencies will be able to operate unmanned aircraft with fewer restrictions, in the first changes in U.S. regulations that Congress ordered to broaden domestic use of non-military drones. Police, fire and similar departments will be able to fly drones […]

White House Admits to Asking News Agencies to Pull Malia Obama Vacation Story

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TweetYumThe Blaze March 20, 2012 The White House has admitted to telling news agencies to pull stories on Malia Obama visiting Mexico for spring break, Politico reports. Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady, emailed Dylan Byers: From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on […]

Most Fed Agencies Violate Records Laws

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TweetYumIn what may seem like a joke, federal agencies that have long failed to meet statutory requirements for maintaining records will help the Obama Administration craft a long-awaited, government-wide system to store and manage electronic files. The White House has ordered agencies to submit recommendations by May 2012 to help create a new directive that […]