Posted by: quiscus | June 4, 2011

May 4, 2011

1.  “MI6 Hacked Al Qaeda Website, Swapping Bomb Recipes With Cupcake Recipe

Just imagine the look of surprise on an al Qaeda member’s face when they thought they were loading a tutorial on how to “make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom” but actually got…a recipe for mojito cupcakes. Famed British intelligence agency MI6 hacked the first English-language Jihadist online magazine, Inspire, last year but their cheeky content-swapping mission has only just been made public now. And thank goodness. ”

http://gizmodo.com/5808170/mod-hacked-al-qaeda-website-swapping-recipes-for-bombs-with-recipes-for-cupcakes

2.  “WashPost: criminal law is not for political elites

The Washington Post Editors work in a city and live in a nation in which huge numbers of poor and minority residents are consigned to cages for petty and trivial transgressions of the criminal law — typically involving drugs — and pursuant to processes that are extremely tilted toward the StatePost Editors virtually never speak out against that, if they ever have.  But that all changes — that indifference disappears — when political elites are targeted for prosecution, even for serious crimes

In some of these cases (Libby, Mubarak), the Post couches its defense of political elites in terms of concerns about the process while claiming they’re receptive to the possibility of punishment.  In others (Edwards), the concerns they raise are not invalid.  But whatever else is true, Post Editors are deeply and almost invariably disturbed when political elites are subjected to criminal accountability for their wrongful acts, but wholly indifferent — if not supportive — when ordinary Americans are mercilessly prosecuted for far less serious wrongdoing.”

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/06/04/washpost/index.html

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