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‘Embarrassingly simple’ hack could leave up to 100 million credit cards exposed

As many as 100 million credit cards in active use today contain a technology that can be tricked into exposing the users’ account to fraudulent transactions, according to a hacker who demonstrated the exploit on stage this past weekend at a conference in Washington, D.C. Speaking at the Shmoocon hacker…

Man held in solitary two years without trial cannot remember ordeal

A New Mexico man, who expects to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for the rest of his life, was awarded $22 million last week after he was tossed in solitary confinement for two years and never given a trial, but he remembers very little of the ordeal, Raw…

Louisiana family on the lam from monkey inspector

A Louisiana couple fled their home out of fear that their Capuchin moneys would be taken away by state officials, according to the Associated Press. Jim and Donita Clark have been hiding in their motor home for the past four months, leaving their house just before wildlife agents came for…

Miss Piggy: Attack on Muppets movie ‘as laughable as Fox being news’

In a staged press conference following the debut of their new film, two of puppeteer Jim Henson‘s most famous characters, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, took questions from reporters about recent criticism lodged by commentators on the conservative Fox News Channel. “It’s a funny thing, they were concerned about…

Former Senator: ‘Too big to fail cannot be tolerated’

Former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan (D) appeared on Moyers & Company this past weekend to express how government needs tougher rules to punish big banks. Moyers discussed with Dorgan his 1998 speech on the Senate floor rallying against the now infamous repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, which allowed banks…

Police use flash bang grenades, tear gas in Oakland

Police in Oakland, California used various projectiles and finally arrested more than 400 people in the Occupy movement over the weekend. Some reports indicated that police used smoke, tear gas, flash bang grenades and rubber bullets in an attempt to stop protesters who were trying to take over vacant buildings.…

Over 400 arrested at ‘Occupy Oakland’ in violent night

Riot police fired tear gas and arrested more than 400 people in Oakland, California, as hordes of anti-Wall Street protesters tried to take over downtown buildings including City Hall, police said Sunday. The most violent protest of the year by an Occupy Wall Street offshoot led to what Oakland police described as “an…

UN atomic agency ‘can extend visit to Iran’

An IAEA delegation visiting Iran can choose to extend its stay beyond the three days originally planned if it wishes, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday, according to the official IRNA news agency. “We are very optimistic on the results of the IAEA trip. They are here for a three-day trip, and if they…

C-sections don’t contribute to obese children: study

(Reuters) – Children born by Cesarean section are no more likely to become obese than if they are born vaginally, according to a Brazilian study. Past research from Brazil had found a link between excessive weight and C-sections, leading some scientists to suggest that not being exposed to bacteria from the birth canal could…

App provides behind-the-scenes look at Oscars

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Movie fans don’t need to wait until the red carpet is rolled out to get in on the excitement of this year’s Academy Awards. The Oscars app, developed in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Disney-ABC Television Group, provides a behind-the-scenes look at…

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