Monthly Archives: July 2014

“One small step” into history, 45 years later

Flying 69 miles above the far side of the moon, out of contact with Earth and a world-wide audience holding its collective breath, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin fired their lunar module’s main engine for 30 seconds … Continue reading

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Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet

The secretive British spy agency GCHQ has developed covert tools to seed the internet with false information, including the ability to manipulate the results of online polls, artificially inflate pageview counts on web sites, “amplif[y]” sanctioned messages on YouTube, and … Continue reading

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Why Jamail Can’t Read

“Agresto [US senior adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education] knew next to nothing about Iraq’s educational system. Even after he was selected, the former professor didn’t read a single book about Iraq. ‘I wanted to come here with … Continue reading

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NSA schnüffelt in Erlangen

Nach Merkel hat die NSA einen weiteren Deutschen zum Ziel erkoren: einen Studenten, der einen Server des Anonymisierungsnetzwerks Tor betreibt.

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