The Brainstorm #2: Bull … Shoes?

1 hour 47 mins - Published Sun, Sep 15, 2013 by Breki Tomasson and Teppo Tastic

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NSA broke into networks of Brazil’s president; state oil company, Google Brazil, and SWIFT, for “economic” reasons – Boing Boing

Report: US spied on Brazil’s Petrobras, Google
Documents leaked by Edward Snowden indicate the National Security Agency spied on Brazil’s state-run oil company, the private computer networks of Google and a company that facilitates most of the world’s international bank transfers, a Brazilian TV report says.

Brazil – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

FLYING PIG: The NSA Is Running Man In The Middle Attacks Imitating Google’s Servers | Techdirt

Documents: NSA violated phone-number rules | News – KXLY.com
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released approximately 1,800 pages of documents that shed more light on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The documents indicate that the National Security Agency violated its own inte…

Black Chamber – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Firsthand account of NSA sabotage of Internet security standards – Boing Boing

Cookie Clicker

NSA reveals that it illegally gathered thousands of phone records, to the appalled astonishment of FISA court judge – Boing Boing

NSA violations led judge to consider viability of surveillance program | World news | theguardian.com
Declassified documents from 2009 suggest NSA officials gave misleading statements to court and reveal judge placed a siginifcant restriction the bulk records program

Marissa Mayer: ‘It’s Treason’ To Ignore The NSA – Business Insider
“Releasing classified information is treason. It generally lands you incarcerated,” Yahoo CEO said.

Zuckerberg: US government ‘blew it’ on NSA surveillance | Technology | theguardian.com
Facebook CEO joins Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer in saying the US did ‘bad job’ of balancing people’s privacy and duty to protect

Exclusive: Huge water reserve discovered in Kenya – ITV News
Read Exclusive: Huge water reserve discovered in Kenya latest on ITV News. All the World news

Kenya 10 Minutes – YouTube
10 Minutes of the animation of Kenya by weebls-stuff http://www.weebls-stuff.com Original Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbYtASAakAI&feature=fvsr

U.S. measles cases in 2013 may be most in 17 years – CNN.com
This year is on track to be the worst for measles in more than a decade, according to new numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And people who refuse to vaccinate their children are behind the increasing number of outbreaks, health officials say.

MMR vaccine – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Herd immunity – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

BBC News – Swansea measles epidemic officially over
The measles epidemic centred on the Swansea area in which one person died is declared over eight months after it began.

Tom Hardy – IMDb
Tom Hardy, Actor: Inception. With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan’s science fiction thriller Inception, English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. But the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his television debut in the mini-series Band of Brothers. After being cast in the World War II drama, Hardy left his …

JK Rowling To Script New Movie Set In The World Of Harry Potter | Movie News | Empire
Abandon all cynicism those who enter here, because Warner Bros. has put the wizarding world back in motion. News is just in that J. K. Rowling is work

For J.J. Abrams, directing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ means leaving Trekkies behind | The Verge
J.J. Abrams is done directing Star Trek films. After taking control of the sci-fi franchise for its big-screen reboot in 2009, Abrams returned for this year’s Star Trek: Into Darkness. But he…

J.J. Abrams Gripes About ‘Star Trek’ Video Game: “A Big Disappointment To Me” – Deadline.com
Fanboy gamers often complain that studio meddling somehow ruined a video game tied to a major movie release. It’s less common to hear an A-list filmmaker b

The ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Movies Will Be “Origin Story Films” | /Film

Lando Calrissian – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Benedict Cumberbatch: Julian Assange tried to talk me out of WikiLeaks film | Film | The Guardian
Actor who plays WikiLeaks founder in The Fifth Estate says he received long email plea day before filming began

The Fifth Estate (2013) – IMDb
Directed by Bill Condon. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander. A dramatic thriller based on real events, THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.

Spy Kids – By Charles Stross | Foreign Policy

‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy II’ Trailer: Season Two Kicks Off September 26 | /Film

Sigur Ros to Appear in Game of Thrones Season 4 | Superhero Hype
Currently filming in Croatia Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós will appear in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones in a top secret role. Showrunners D.B.

Apple – iPhone 5s
With a new fingerprint identity sensor, a 64-bit A7 chip, a faster, better iSight camera, and ultrafast LTE wireless, iPhone 5s is forward thinking.

Why Apple’s 64-bit iPhone chip is a bigger deal than you think | The Verge
In the wake of Tuesday’s iPhone event, you’ve likely heard the news that iOS 7 and its core apps have been ported to 64-bit, and Apple’s new iPhone 5s now has a 64-bit “A7” system-on-chip (SoC)…

Apple – iPhone 5c
iPhone 5c is the first iPhone to come in bold, brilliant color. So now you can have an amazing smartphone that expresses your personality, too.

A world first! Success at complete quantum teleportation – DigInfo TV
Furusawa group at the University of Tokyo has succeeded in demonstrating complete quantum teleportation of photonic quantum bits by a hybrid technique for the first time worldwide. In 1997, quantum teleportation of photonic quantum bits was achieved by a research team at Innsbruck University in Austria. However, such quantum teleportation…

Uncertainty principle – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Microsoft Accepts Xbox One Nickname and Buys Xbone.com Domain
Xbox One is a peculiar name for what is actually the third major video game console from Microsoft. Gamers and members of the media have nicknamed it the ‘

Nuclear options: Microsoft was testing Surface Phone while Nokia experimented with Android | The Verge
An example of what a Surface Phone might have looked like. Image credit: Jonas Daehnert (deviantART) Microsoft and Nokia need each other more than you’d expect. While Nokia was testing Android in…

Nokia’s upcoming Windows RT tablet pictured alongside other new hardware | The Verge
Nokia has long been rumored to have a full-size Windows RT tablet in the works, and now it looks like that is becoming a reality. Paul Thurrott at WinSuperSite has published an image of the…

Microsoft to brand Windows Phone AI “Cortana” – report | GamesIndustry International
Halo’s female computer will inform identity of Siri-like voice recognition technology

Twitter to go public – Boing Boing

Defiance | Community | State of the Game Update
Ark Hunters! It’s been quite a journey since the launch of Defiance earlier this year, and the recent release of the Castithan Charge pack. With the team’s move to Trion… Read More

LotRO: Helm’s Deep purchase required to continue the epic story | Massively

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Further Server and System Improvements, Part 2
In this post I would like to update you on the progress seen since extended maintenance completed on September 12th—including the implementation of a third duty finder group and the addition of new Worlds—and discuss how we plan to tackle server and system congestion moving forward. – Resumption of Digital Game Sales In the most recent phase of improvements, we have focused on expanding server capacity along with adding additional Worlds and instance servers to increase the total number

Final Fantasy 14 PS3 players will be able to play PS4 beta for free [update] | Joystiq

Rockstar “investigating” GTA V early sales | GamesIndustry International
Street date broken by online retailer Amazon

Gamers rage at Sony over GTA5 PS3 pre-release download delay • News • PlayStation 3 • Eurogamer.net
UPDATE: Rockstar has updated its official Twitter account to clarify that those who pre-ordered Grand Theft Auto 5 on PSN Europe will be able to download the […]

An important letter about PvP in Firefall | Firefall Forums
Dear Firefall Fans: As you know, Firefall started with PvP. We have gone through several iterations, and for some time, pursued the controversial…

Star Wars: The Old Republic | News Articles
Subscribers will receive the first Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel free of charge as a new Subscriber benefit beginning September 12th!


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