Sunday, 15. January 2017

Richter schickt Arzt zum Psychiater


"Ganz gesund können solche Verletzungen nicht sein", merkt Richter Andreas Rom an: Der Angeklagte ritzte sich, rammte sich einen Schraubenzieher in den Bauch, den dann eine Tochter herausziehen musste. Er probierte, sich aufzuhängen. "Ich hab’ gewusst, der Strick reißt", schildert der Mann vor Gericht. "Aber ich wollte wissen, wie das Gefühl ist."
Nun ist der Angeklagte jedoch Arzt mit aufrechter Praxis in der Steiermark . Die abstrusen Eigenverletzungen und Suizidabsichten haben auch mit der aktuellen Anklage zu tun: Dr. Eduard Lopatka wird vorgeworfen, seine vier mittlerweile erwachsenen Kinder gequält und bedroht zu haben (Die Opfer übermittelten am Freitag dem KURIER die Erklärung, mit vollem Namen in die Öffentlichkeit gehen zu wollen)."Durch wiederholte Ankündigung, er werde sich erhängen oder erschießen", führt Staatsanwalt Christian Kroschl aus. Außerdem soll er ihnen Zigaretten, Tabletten und Cannabis gegeben sowie sie gezwungen haben, verdorbene Lebensmittel zu essen. Zwei Töchter soll er in die Drogensucht getrieben haben.

kurier.at

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Blob-less Raspberry Pi Linux Is A Step Closer


The Raspberry Pi single board computer has been an astounding success since its launch nearly five years ago, to the extent that as of last autumn it had sold ten million units with no sign of sales abating. It has delivered an extremely affordable and pretty powerful computer into the hands of hobbyists, youngsters, hackers, engineers and thousands of other groups, and its open-source Raspbian operating system has brought a useful Linux environment to places we might once have thought impossible.
The previous paragraph, we have to admit, is almost true. The Pi has sold a lot, it’s really useful and lots of people use it, but is Raspbian open-source? Not strictly. Because the Broadcom silicon that powers the Pi has a significant amount of proprietary tech that the chipmaker has been unwilling to let us peer too closely at, each and every Raspberry Pi operating system has shipped with a precompiled binary blob containing the proprietary Broadcom code, and of course that’s the bit that isn’t open source. It hasn’t been a problem for most Pi users as it’s understood to be part of the trade-off that enabled the board’s creators to bring it to us at an affordable price back in 2012, but for open-source purists it’s been something of a thorn in the side of the little board from Cambridge.

hackaday.com rpi-open-firmware

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Rasbpian: Insecure and not trusted!


Not only is Raspbian intentionally without any way to verify integrity of download (hashes not signed), employee of Raspberry PI own admission states basically states they fear using secure crypto out of fear of being "uncompliant" with some "crypto export laws".

I work for Raspberry Pi.
As for using SHA-256 over SHA-1, that then pushes the hash into the
realm of crypto software which is controlled by export regulations -
given the minuscule chance of collisions with SHA-1, it would cause far
more problems than it solves to use SHA-256.

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The LSD cult that transformed America


The Brotherhood of Eternal Love emerged from the hippie culture of ‘60s California – but their ambitions were global. Benjamin Ramm looks at the books and ideas that shaped the group.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the great cultural moments of the last century, the ‘Summer of Love’. It will be commemorated as a season of celebration, but it was triggered by a protest event: the Human Be-In at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco in January 1967, organised in opposition to the prohibition of LSD. State and federal governments argued that the psychedelic drug, also known as acid, threatened the fabric of US life, and they were right – LSD made neither good consumers nor loyal citizens in a time of war. Their adversary was a group of lawless evangelists who had formed a church in devotion to the drug’s transformative power: the Brotherhood of Eternal Love.

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Thanks, Obama: NSA to stream raw intelligence into FBI, DEA and pals


A last-minute rule change signed off by the outgoing Obama administration has made it much easier for the NSA to share raw surveillance data with more than a dozen government agencies.
The changes [PDF] are tacked onto executive order 12333, which was enacted by then-President Ronald Reagan to allow intelligence agencies to share information on non-US nationals. The new rules will allow the NSA to share unfiltered signals intelligence with other members of the intelligence community if it is deemed necessary.

theregister.co.uk

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Here are 10 'fake news' stories Trump has pushed as real


President-elect Donald Trump is not a fan of “fake news.” But you'd be excused for thinking he is.
The soon-to-be president in his first press conference of 2017 on Wednesday admonished the media for reporting on a widely disputed and still unconfirmed memo that alleges Russia held compromising information on Trump.
“It's all fake news. It's phony stuff. It didn't happen. And it was gotten by opponents of ours, as you know, because you reported it and so did many of the other people,” Trump said. “It was a group of opponents that got together—sick people—and they put that crap together.”

dailydot.com

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Trump's New Cyber-Security Advisor Runs a Very, Very Insecure Website


Yesterday, President-elect Donald Trump announced the appointment of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as his cyber security advisor concerning the US private sector.
The news made headlines, mostly because Rudy Giuliani is the last person who someone would think to be qualified to handle "the cyber," and because nobody seemed to know what Giuliani's security firm actually does.
The infosec community didn't take the news lightly, hoping to see someone with more expertise in that position. It also didn't took long for cyber-security experts around the world to find flaws in the website of Giuliani's security firm.

bleepingcomputer.com thehackernews.com

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Michael Moore Dubs Trump the 'Godfather' of Fake News, Urges Publishers Not to Back Down


"He himself was hiring investigators to support his fake news. He is the godfather of this decade's fake news."

Filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on MSNBC late Thursday to reflect on President-elect Trump's ongoing feud with the press. After calling CNN "fake news" and BuzzFeed "a failing pile of garbage," Moore called Trump's press conference performance "masterful." "As a director, it was a masterful performance, he owned the room he owned the day, this should be very distressing to everyone," Moore said.

alternet.org

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US-Parlamentsfernsehen plötzlich von russischem TV unterbrochen


Bei Anhörung des designierten CIA-Chefs Mike Pompeo ging zudem plötzlich das Licht aus
Washington/Moskau – Zuschauer des US-Parlamentsfernsehens haben anstelle des üblichen Programms am Donnerstag zeitweise den russischen Staatssender Russia Today (RT) zu sehen bekommen. "Heute Nachmittag wurde die Internetübertragung von C-SPAN kurzzeitig durch ein Programm von RT unterbrochen", teilte der Parlamentskanal C-SPAN in Washington im Kurzbotschaftendienst Twitter mit. Man gehe nicht von einem Hackerangriff, sondern von einem Verbindungsfehler aus.

derstandard.at Why did a Russian propaganda network take over C-SPAN's feed?

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EFF is Proud to Stand Beside Techdirt in its "First Amendment Fight for its Life."


Techdirt, a prominent and critical source for incisive tech reporting and analysis, is defending itself against a $15 million lawsuit that could become a fight for its very existence. That suit was brought by Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims he invented email, and is based on a series of detailed articles Techdirt published disputing Ayyadurai’s claims.

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USA: Millionenklage gegen die Erfinder des Streisand-Effekts


Das US-Technologieblog Techdirt wird auf 15 Millionen Dollar verklagt. Der Kläger behauptet, die „E-Mail“ erfunden zu haben. Techdirt hatte Zweifel angemeldet und das auch mit Beweisen unterlegt. Die Kosten für den Prozess könnten dem unabhängigen und kritischen Medium das Genick brechen.

Der Unternehmer Shiva Ayyadurai verklagt Techdirt, ein US-Blog über Technik und Netzpolitik, wegen Diffamierung auf 15 Millionen Dollar. Der Kläger behauptet, die E-Mail erfunden zu haben. Techdirt hatte dies in mehreren Artikeln angezweifelt und die Berichterstattung mit zahlreichen Beweisen untermauert. Dagegen geht Ayyadurai jetzt vor. Der Fall bekommt eine besondere Brisanz, da Ayyadurai vom Anwalt Charles Harder vertreten wird. Der hatte in einem aufsehenerregenden Prozess das Blog Gawker in die Pleite getrieben. Der Paypal-Gründer und Trump-Unterstützer Peter Thiel hatte den Prozess gegen Gawker teilweise finanziert.

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Scientists Extract Fingerprints from Photos Taken From up to Three Meters Away


Researchers from Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII) announced yesterday they have successfully extracted usable fingerprints from photos of exposed fingers taken up to three meters away.
The news is troublesome as biometrics authentification is becoming more and more prevalent, with fingerprints being a favorite method of securing applications and physical resources.
Speaking to Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun, Isao Echizen, researcher for NII's Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division said that modern phone cameras are powerful enough to capture sufficient fingerprint details if users expose their fingers to the camera.

bleepingcomputer.com

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