Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Electoral Fraud & Cybercrime

No land tax party election day staff scamned by faceless fraudsters

When, in 1967, Noam Chomsky said the responsibility of intellectuals was to “expose the lies of governments,” it was a minority view. Now it’s de rigueur... Sunlight is the best disinfectant

Indian restaurant owner in Sydney who kept illiterate cook as slave

Lead prosecutor apologizes for role in sending man to death row Shreveport Times

The Hill
March 26, 2015
The government is pumping up financial incentives for people to help get cyber criminals in front of U.S. judges. The State Department on Thursday revealed two rewards totaling up to $3 million for information on two alleged cyber crooks, Roman Olegovich Zolotarev and Konstantin Lopatin, who are thought to be in Russia. The U.S. indicted the two for helping operate, “a global, Internet-based criminal enterprise,” the State Department said.

The Christian Science Monitor
March 25, 2015
Dozens of businesspeople filed off luxury tour buses, huddling around the Army colonel who commands the sprawling Fort George G. Meade, Md., base that’s home to the National Security Agency and the US military's cyberwarfare command. He told them protecting the country from adversaries over computer networks is now just as crucial as on land, in air, sea, and space. It was hard to hear him over the sound of bulldozers and cranes clanking and screeching, building what will become a 750,000 square foot data center.

Dozens of Commonwealth public servants were told by their bosses that their jobs were to be axed in a heartless April Fools' Day prank in Canberra. The workers arrived at their desks at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on April 1 to be confronted with an "announcement" on a big office TV screen that their workplace was being broken up and moved to Melbourne. Passport to 1 AprilHumour