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Minneapolis police seek All-Star Game protester

Minneapolis police seek All-Star Game protester | North Star Post | Scoop.it
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Minneapolis police shoot, kill 120-pound dog; owner enraged

Minneapolis police shoot, kill 120-pound dog; owner enraged | North Star Post | Scoop.it
The moment Paul Trott let his two dogs out in the backyard he could see a problem. Someone had broken the gate at the rear...
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This drone shoots crowds with pepper spray paintballs

This drone shoots crowds with pepper spray paintballs | North Star Post | Scoop.it
Crowds of protesters could soon come under attack from riot control drones outfitted with paintball guns, strobe lights, and speakers. The Skunk Riot Control Copter, built by South African company...
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There is a pressing need for more petitions around the country // https://www.change.org/petitions/hennepin-county-board-of-commissioners-declare-hennepin-county-a-drone-free-zone

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Temperature Records and Global Warming Changes | The Energy Collective ("the hottest in 120 years")

Temperature Records and Global Warming Changes | The Energy Collective ("the hottest in 120 years") | North Star Post | Scoop.it
You may recall that the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported last month that March-May was the hottest in more than 120 years of record-keeping. Well, the JMA reported Monday that last month was the hottest June in more than 120 years of record-keeping.

That makes 3 straight record-breaking months for JMA — the hottest second quarter on record. It also means we had the hottest March-June on record.

And these records occurred despite the fact we’re still waiting for the start of El Niño. It is usually the combination of the underlying long-term warming trend and the regional El Niño warming pattern that leads to new global temperature records.

The JMA is a World Meteorological Organization Regional Climate Center of excellence. NASA reportedthis week fairly similar observations. In the NASA dataset, last month was the third warmest June on record — and the second quarter of 2010 just edged out the second quarter of this year for hottest on record.

It seems all but certain more records will be broken in the coming months, as global warming combines with an emerging El Niño — whose chance of forming NOAA puts at “about 70% during the Northern Hemisphere summer” and “close to 80% during the fall and early winter.”


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The heat goes on! 

Global temperatures breaking all-time records -- and El Niño is not yet here!!!

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Children paying a terrible price in Gaza

Children paying a terrible price in Gaza | North Star Post | Scoop.it
More than 500 deaths had been caused by the conflict in Gaza and Israel as of July 21st. According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, more than 25 percent of Palestinians killed have been children.
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All-Star FanFest at Convention Center cost Mpls. $258,000

All-Star FanFest at Convention Center cost Mpls. $258,000 | North Star Post | Scoop.it
Major League Baseball got free rent at the Minneapolis Convention Center for five days earlier in July as part of an agreement that brought the All-Star Game to Minnesota
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MLB exploits Minneapolis just as FIFA wrapped up exploiting Brazil.  Major sporting spectacles are some of the worst corporate offenders.

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Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots | North Star Post | Scoop.it
Human Rights Watch documents 'sting' operations in report that raises key questions about post-9/11 civil rights
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The Countries Terrorizing The Cyber World: Where Do Most DDoS Attacks Come From?

The Countries Terrorizing The Cyber World: Where Do Most DDoS Attacks Come From? | North Star Post | Scoop.it
Connecting a computer to the internet without a virus protection program is as reckless as leaving your property in the street. It's an open invitation to hackers... they wrangle these herds of infected computers into massive botnets that can bring d...

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Remember everyone, the CIA was behind Stuxnet.

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Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask users | Lucian Constantin | NetworkWorld.com

Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask users | Lucian Constantin | NetworkWorld.com | North Star Post | Scoop.it

Developers of Tor software believe they’ve identified a weakness that was scheduled to be revealed at the Black Hat security conference next month that could be used to de-anonymize Tor users.

 

The Black Hat organizers recently announced that a talk entitled “You Don’t Have to be the NSA to Break Tor: Deanonymizing Users on a Budget” by researchers Alexander Volynkin and Michael McCord from Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) was canceled at the request of the legal counsel of the university’s Software Engineering Institute because it had not been approved for public release.

 

“In our analysis, we’ve discovered that a persistent adversary with a handful of powerful servers and a couple gigabit links can de-anonymize hundreds of thousands Tor clients and thousands of hidden services within a couple of months,” the CERT researchers had written in the abstract of their presentation. “The total investment cost? Just under $3,000.”

 

In a message sent Monday to the Tor public mailing list, Tor project leader Roger Dingledine said that his organization did not ask Black Hat or CERT to cancel the talk. Tor’s developers had been shown some materials about the research in an informal manner, but they never received details about the actual content of the planned presentation, he said. The presentation was supposed to include “real-world de-anonymization case studies.”

 

Despite the lack of details, Dingledine believes that he has figured out the issue found by CERT and how to fix it. “We’ve been trying to find delicate ways to explain that we think we know what they did, but also it sure would have been smoother if they’d opted to tell us everything,” he said in a subsequent message on the mailing list.

 

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