Iranian Uranium Export Scheme Another ‘Manufactered’ Bust?

21st Century Wire says… Another carefully orchestrated sting operation, this time by Homeland Security… On Wednesday afternoon, 33 year-old Patrick Campbell was arrested inside a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport for reportedly traveling with uranium samples hidden inside his luggage. Campbell is also being charged with a violation of the Emergency Economic Powers […]

Goldman Sachs to invest $9.6M in NYC jail program

oldman Sachs will invest almost $10 million in a city jail program that will produce profits for the investment firm if recidivism rates drop, marking the first U.S. effort of its kind to enlist private investors in financing public social programs, officials said Thursday. Known as social impact bonds or pay-for-success contracts, such initiatives began […]

What a drag, Israeli firm grows “highless” marijuana

They grow in a secret location in northern Israel. A tall fence, security cameras and an armed guard protect them from criminals. A hint of their sweet-scented blossom carries in the air: rows and rows of cannabis plants, as far as the eye can see. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the […]

The mysterious Mr. Williams

(POLITICO)   The Times has a terrific A1 story on a mysterious Queens man who has been a profligate donor to both parties, was recently appointed to an advisory committee by NY GOP chairman Ed Cox, and yet no one can figure out the source of his income: According to documents at the New York Department […]

Stratfor settles class-action over Anon megahack with freebies

ShareThis Stratfor settles class-action over Anon megahack with freebies 29 Jun 2012 Stratfor has agreed to forgo $ 1.75m in income to settle a class action lawsuit arising from a high-profile hack by hacktivist group Anonymous against the global intelligence firm’s systems last December. Anonymous-affiliated hackers broke into Stratfor’s systems in the run-up to Christmas […]

Journalist training undercover as security guard for London Olympics with private security firm G4S

ShareThis Journalist training undercover as security guard for London Olympics with private security firm G4S –Drones to patrol London skies; 200,000 casket linings delivered from US 22 Jun 2012 ( Exclusive interview with investigative journalist Lee Hazledean who is training undercover as a security guard for the London Olympics with private security firm G4S. Lee […]

Flame, Stuxnet Super Cyber Weapons Linked: Researchers

Researchers say they have uncovered “proof” linking the authors of the Flame cyber espionage program to Stuxnet, the most powerful offensive cyber weapon ever developed — both of which are believed to have targeted Iran. Analysts at the Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Labs, which was the first to uncover Flame and had previously analyzed […]

The most common password?

The number one way hackers get into protected systems isn’t through a fancy technical exploit. It’s by guessing the password. That’s not too hard when the most common password used on business systems is “Password1.” There’s a technical reason for Password1’s popularity: It’s got an upper-case letter, a number and nine characters. That satisfies the […]

Former Israeli army commander heading private security firm said he would crush #OccupyMiami

 (HUFFINGTON POST)   A sign of uncertain times, or marketing of questionable taste? As Occupy Miami received its most certain eviction notice yet, possibly leading to a sunset showdown of sorts with police, a Miami security company issued a statement boasting their readiness to “intervene, should riots occur.” Apparently, should Tuesday’s deadline send tents flying, police […]