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Alabama Committee Passes Bill to End Common Core in the State

Alabama Committee Passes Bill to End Common Core in the State

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (May 11, 2017) – A state Senate committee has passed bill that would end the use of Common Core in Alabama schools. Sen. Harri Anne Smith (I-Slocomb) introduced Senate Bill 415 (SB415) on May 5. The legislation would void Common Core standards and create a framework to establish state standards to replace them. The…

To the Governor: Colorado Passes Bill to Take on Federal Asset Forfeiture Loophole

To the Governor: Colorado Passes Bill to Take on Federal Asset Forfeiture Loophole

DENVER Colo. (May 10, 2017) – Today, the Colorado legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill that would take a big step toward closing a federal asset forfeiture loophole. It now goes to the Governor’s desk for a signature. A bipartisan coalition of two representatives and two senators introduced House Bill 1313 (HB1313) on April 3. The legislation…

What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know

What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know

“War makes murderers out of otherwise decent people. All wars, and all decent people.” Continue reading

The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War

The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War

“April 2017 was another month of mass slaughter and unimaginable terror for the people of Mosul in Iraq and the areas around Raqqa and Tabqa in Syria, as the heaviest, most sustained U.S.-led bombing campaign since the American War in Vietnam entered its 33rd month.” Continue reading

Florida sheriff taunts drug dealers in video resembling ISIS propaganda

Florida sheriff taunts drug dealers in video resembling ISIS propaganda

“The 90-second video message from Sheriff Peyton Grinnell features a stern message to heroin dealers in his community, as he’s flanked by four deputies in body armor and black face masks, who stoically stare into the camera. Some people made comparisons to videos from the Islamic State, the terrorist group also known as ISIS whose propaganda often features masked men delivering fiery statements.” Continue reading

Soon You’ll Be Able to Hijack Weaponized Police Drones in Connecticut

Soon You’ll Be Able to Hijack Weaponized Police Drones in Connecticut

“Not content with having a fleet of insecure surveillance drones, the state of Connecticut wants a fleet of insecure weaponized drones. What could possibly go wrong?” Continue reading

Some consumer PCs also appear to have dangerous Intel exploit

Some consumer PCs also appear to have dangerous Intel exploit

“If you think you’re immune from a scary exploit found in Intel’s Active Management Technology just because you’re a consumer, think again. The problem is, plenty of consumers use business-class hardware—and not just the fringe who’ll buy or inherit commercial-class laptops and workstations. Many budget PCs use chipsets, firmware, and motherboards that were designed for small business machines. These machines may be exposed to the exploit through Intel’s Small Business Advantage technology, which is is a scaled-down version of AMT.” Continue reading

HP is shipping audio drivers with a built-in keylogger

HP is shipping audio drivers with a built-in keylogger

“That fancy new HP EliteBook laptop you just bought? It may be silently recording every keystroke, according to Swiss infosec firm ModZero. For what it’s worth, it doesn’t look like there’s malice here – just staggering incompetence.” Continue reading