But Mr. Putin, whose return to the presidency was opposed by many urban liberals, now makes his most important decisions in an inner circle of men who emerged from Soviet security services. Among the first new projects in his new presidency was a push to “nationalize the elite,” requiring officials to sell off investments and properties outside Russia that could, in his view, undermine their loyalty in the event of a confrontation with the West.
you look at this and you think that this is not free
all these people will have to eat, drink and be paid
so the total costs are just increasing and there is no end in sight
and the real unrest against the invasion and occupation hasn't even begun
* Gibraltar was occupied by the Spanish army yesterday who has conquered the few British police stations after some short battles. Nobody died but a few police officers were injured. The Spanish flag now is flowing over Gibraltar. The Spanish say that the have taken that action because Gibraltar has always been Spanish and that the Spanish people living there asked for their protection
* Germany has invaded the German speaking region in Belgium because they said it was always German and it should be re-united with Germany and it wanted to protect the rights of the German speaking people there who will never have as a region the same rights as the other regions in Belgium and although they aren't maltreated they should be united with their German speaking motherland. Some five thousand German military are manning new border posts at the region.
* Italy has invaded with a few thousand military Vatican City because according to them it is time to unite it with Italy and so make it clear that all the Italians are united in one state.
should be say more
there are a hundreds other examples and only in Europe alone where if we should use the same arguments as Putin does now (and ultranationalists from Hungry in Roumenia for example) and Hitler before we would have to face very difficult situations that would make anything like the European Union impossible
no trust anymore - dangerous uncontrolled weapon
now Kiev, tomorrow who
the problem with this is is that the more they do it the more it becomes obvious that the Crimea will not only be a region that they add because of the inhabitants and so on but only because of the military tactical and strategic reasons and for military and strategic planners at the other side it is not only important because of the Crimea but because of the whole Black sea and because of the Bosporus - even more important because if you are bringing in this technology and this kind of military power than you can control the whole of the black sea and tha Bosporus and this changes the whole situation in the Crimea because if you are able to threaten the whole of the Black sea and the Bosporus with this kind of technology that you are now bringing in - than everything changes
the problem with this kind of bluff is that it can easily turn against you because it makes the dangers of your invasion so clear in military and strategic terms that for any politician in the west or in Turkye with a bit of strategic and military knowledge the dangers of your invasion are becoming dangerous in ways that you didn't want to show them in the first place, that you would like to show only later, much later
Determined to revise the "gas" of relations with Russia and EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger. He, in particular, on the "frozen" for an indefinite period of negotiations with Russia on joint Russian-European project with Gazprom pipeline "South Stream", which will have to deliver Russian time to Europe under the Black Sea, "bypassing" of Ukraine. Ettinger said that the suspension of the negotiations is a response to the Ukrainian crisis.
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now looking for more Russian gas is not an option anymore, only less Russian gas is an option and even if gas comes from elsewhere it will only be gas that is not linked in anyway to Russia or Russian firms
Europe is now becoming aware that it is too dependent on Russian gas - which we sought not to be too dependent on Algerian gas during the times of the unrest and islamic guerilla over there
now every terrorist knows that only three countries use always the stole passports database for airtravel
The Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database was set up by Interpol in the 12 months following the September 11 2001 attacks on the US, and has since grown from a few thousand records and searches to more than 40 million entries and more than 800 million searches per year.
Active checkers include the US, UK and United Arab Emirates. Figures were not given for Australian usage.
So this means that any other country you have a big chance that if you steal a passport from somebody more or less looking like you a few days before you will have decided to hijack an airplane or blow it up there is little chance they will know
and you have free entry
Facebook takes ages to effectively close a very common vulnerability on instagram exposing private pictures
"A successful CSRF exploitation could compromise end user data (photos and personal information) by making public [their] Instagram profile," Martin said in a blog.
"It is important to mention that the vulnerability was completely effective in a real scenario [because] Instagram didn’t implement either CSRF security tokens or the checks that detect if the user-agent came from the mobile app."
Martin tested the flaw with a fake account, and not against live profiles.
He sent details of the vulnerability to Facebook -- the owner of Instagram -- in August which pushed out the first of three fix attempts in September.
The hacker bypassed the first patch issued by Facebook and also broke a subsequent fix.
The Instagram flaw was finally closed last week.
The researcher praises Facebook for repairing it but I don't know why because six months for something that shouldn't have been there in the first place because it is known as a very common attackmethod is just stupid
interesting to know how many others have attacked Instagram subscribers with this attack and how many people effectively lost their personal pics and information because of this lax security and incidentcontrol
an estimated nearly $6 billion was spent in 2013 to help mitigate risks associated with financial and time loss due to personal or professional reputational damage. This equates to an estimated average loss of $632 per episode. In Canada, average U.S. dollar equivalent costs to repair one’s professional reputation totaled $484 per incident; in Japan, $500 per instance. In Belgium, that total balloons nearly four-fold to $1,979 per issue and, in the U.S., the average total was a whopping $2,600 per professional-reputation incident.
well that will make you think twice every time you place a picture on facebook drunk, stoned or sexist
get an alert balloon saying : if you want to destroy any archive of this picture or post it will cost you 1500 euro for each post or picture
According to Kress, the drinkvendingmachine would be able to determine demographic characteristics such as age and gender and display appropriate content. He said that, for example, Coca Cola could partner with a movie studio to offer an exclusive trailer on the touch screen or make it available as a download so people using the machine could view it later.
Users can pay for items using either NFC payments, a credit card, cash or other mobile wallet apps. If the machine identifies you based on any of this data, it can market snacks or other products to you based on your previous purchases. The machine will be cloud connected to other vending machines owned by the same company, so you will receive the same messages everywhere.
so imagine this to whatever - books or music or clothes
and to be able to do this they must be able to do profiling
and to do profiling they have to get all that data and they will have to combine it
creepy - wear a mask
uit een gesprek met de voorzitter van de Belgische privacycommissie
Overijverige medewerkers van een Belgische gerechtelijke instantie hadden begin 2013 op eigen houtje een databank voor eigen gebruik in mekaar geknutsteld. Het was zo amateuristisch gebeurd dat de databank op een gegeven moment het voorwerp werd van een datalek. Dat was ernstig. Het ging immers om gevoeligere gegevens dan pakweg een adres of een telefoonnummer.
We hebben de zaak onderzocht en we hebben de gerechtelijke instantie gevraagd die databank onmiddellijk te sluiten – zodanig dat er geen lek meer was en ze ook niet meer gehackt kon worden. Het hele verhaal was ons ter ore gekomen via klokkenluiders.
vraag natuurlijk is wat de interne maatregelen die men heeft genomen en hoe de securityverantwoordelijke van justitie hierop heeft geantwoord en welke maatregelen hij heeft genomen om andere zwarte databanken te ontdekken (je weet wel een gewone excell file eventueel met Pivot erop - meer moet dat vandaag niet zijn)
In Kiev we saw the same thing when APC wanted to attack the barricades and had to retreat because their tyres were on fire - next day we saw a video of military changing the tyres of your APC because they were totally burned out
strange nobody thought of that
but a massive attack with molotov is something quite new
as I said there is a before and an after Kiev in the crowdcontrol industry and on the hardline protestors side
funny if you think of it
some will make a conspiracy out of it - a god's will or the will of the numbers or things like that
In all, 661 people have been reported missing since protests began last December, according to Euromaidan S O S, a volunteer group leading efforts to find the disappeared. The fates of 272 of them remained unknown late last week.
Many people were found in prison cells or hospitals, or resurfaced on their own, said Vitaliy Selyk, a Euromaidan S O S coordinator. Some cases were caused by breakdowns in communications, including people who lost cellphones or ran out of credit on SIM cards, he said.
A few of the missing were people estranged from families and whose recent silence was by choice. Mr. Selyk said he expected that most of the remaining cases would be solved and that the missing would turn up.
But beneath that hope lies the grim concern that many Ukrainians may have disappeared after being seized by the Berkut riot police unit, by pro-Russian provocateurs or by unofficial forces that worked to keep Mr. Yanukovych in power.
This fear, cited almost universally by the opposition, is rooted in two particular cases.
The first was the killing of Yuriy Verbytskyi, a seismologist and an opposition activist, who was found dead in January in the forest near Boryspil after being abducted from a Kiev hospital.
A fellow abductee who survived, Igor Lutsenko, told journalists that their captors spoke Russian, beat them, interrogated them about their activities in the opposition and generally behaved like police officers.
The second case was the abduction of Dmytro Bulatov, an organizer of AutoMaidan, a mobile opposition movement that includes drivers who ferried demonstrators to protests.
Mr. Bulatov disappeared in late January. He turned up a week later, bloodied and bearing signs of torture that he said he received at the hands of people he believed were members of Russia’s special services.