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Posts Tagged ‘President’

Military given go-ahead to detain US terrorist suspects without trial

Military given go-ahead to detain US terrorist suspects without trial

Barack Obama has abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil who could then be shipped to Guantánamo Bay. Human rights groups accused the president of deserting his principles and disregarding the long-established principle that [...]

The President Of Russia Has Cheerleaders (Because Why Wouldn’t He?)

The President Of Russia Has Cheerleaders (Because Why Wouldn’t He?)

Aw, if you thought the unnecessary call for attractive females was done today, then you, my friends, just don’t know me very well. Allow me to introduce Medvedev’s Girls, an organization of females in Russia that has pledged its undying devotion to the country’s president, Dmitry Medvedev. That’s right, Russia’s president has a group of [...]

The Homeland Directive: Taut technothriller for the paranoid era

The Homeland Directive: Taut technothriller for the paranoid era

Robert Venditti and Mike Huddleston's stand-alone graphic novel The Homeland Directiveis a tight, suspenseful technothriller (in Bruce Sterling's definition of the term: "a science fiction story with the president in it"). Mysterious government spooks are hunting a pair of CDC epidemiologists. One is murdered, the other, Dr Laura Regan, is framed [...]

Marketplace for hijacked computers

Marketplace for hijacked computers

Brian Krebs went browsing in an underground proxy marketplace, where criminals rent time on hijacked computers to other criminals who want to use the compromised machines as launching-grounds for untraceable networked attacks. Krebs traced down some of the people whose computers were up for rent and let them know that they were being bought [...]

Senators Don’t Expect Cyber Security Bill to Pass this Year

Senators Don’t Expect Cyber Security Bill to Pass this Year

Much of the critical infrastructures of developed nations like the U.S. depend on computer and network systems to operate and communicate. Hackers from nefarious nations and those who hack for fun can get into some of these critical systems potentially causing a security threat to the country. In an effort to give the president the power to [...]