BREAKING: NSA said to have exploited Heartbleed for intelligence for years
— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) April 11, 2014
Heartbleed appears to be one of the biggest glitches in the Internet’s history, a flaw in the basic security of as many as two-thirds of the world’s websites. Its discovery and the creation of a fix by researchers five days ago prompted consumers to change their passwords, the Canadian government to suspend electronic tax filing and computer companies including Cisco Systems Inc. to Juniper Networks Inc. to provide patches for their systems.
Putting the Heartbleed bug in its arsenal, the NSA was able to obtain passwords and other basic data that are the building blocks of the sophisticated hacking operations at the core of its mission, but at a cost. Millions of ordinary users were left vulnerable to attack from other nations’ intelligence arms and criminal hackers.
— RT America (@RT_America) April 11, 2014
We discuss the poor players that are the empires that strut and fret their weapons upon the world stage. The consequences of the tall tales told by neocon idiots full of sound and fury is that the young refuse to rise up and, instead, meekly visit the food bank. In the second half, Max interviews artist, Alex Schaefer, about ‘burning banks’ and the Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation. Max watches as Alex ‘burns down’ HSBC on set while describing the current absence of artist activism.
Here is a compilation of photos from Alex’s visit to London painting the HSBC bank before setting it alight on set.
Stacy Summary: I say ‘American mind’ but it is the global online & cable-tv watching mind linked in to the various corporate America entities and the propaganda they push around the world. This story below tells us so much about how propaganda targets these feeble-minded. The Military Industrial Complex counts upon and targets the 80% who will never not only be able to point out the next target on the map (see below) but will also never have the curiosity to learn. Especially if knowledge results in a moment of awkward cognitive dissonance. It’s no surprise that those most CERTAIN that intervention MUST happen would be just as happy to bomb Australia as to intervene in the real location of Ukraine. You can also make a comparison to random people without any of the curiosity or doubt of a scientific or mathematical mind, with only the certainty of the sort of person who consumes neat little tales of feminazi evil told to them by the Exxon-Koch propaganda machine. They, too, are just as oh so certain as the ignorant fools who want to bomb that Ukraine there down under. Bleaters are almost always wrong.
Update: I would bet $100 that the worst performers on the test were Fox News viewers, who have proven over and over and over again to be the most ignorant on world events and scientific information. The fact that young adults actually performed better than the 65+ age group suggests that my prediction is true as the 65+ demographic is Fox News’ biggest share. Fox News viewers are also the most ignorant on the science of climate change; but, to be fair, they are actually being more informed than previously:
Fox News made a big improvement on climate change coverage in 2013—28 percent accuracy! http://t.co/hKykWqZ9uu
— Motherboard (@motherboard) April 8, 2014
Update 2: lol, William Banzai7 on the American mind:
— williambanzai7 (@williambanzai7) April 8, 2014
@stacyherbert Everything on the Internet is wide open today. It's a huge vulnerability. Everyone should assume every password has leaked.
— alrightythen (@jeeezelouise) April 8, 2014
We present “To frack or not to frack? That is the question you will NOT be asked!” We look at proposed changes to the trespass laws in the UK which will allow companies to frack under private property without seeking permission and in exchange for £100. In the second half, Max interviews Nomi Prins about her new book, All the Presidents’ Bankers. In the book, she describes the long history of the Washington D.C. to Wall Street corridor of corruption and the six banking families who have long controlled, or have tried to control, the American financial and political establishment.
Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russia’s Gazprom, has not been hurt by Western sanctions over Russia’s annexation of Crimea but will reduce its reliance on the US dollar and redirect oil flows to Asia if needed.
The company is the first in Russia’s oil sector to say it could potentially move away from dollar-based contracts in response to Western sanctions and marks the planning going on in Russian industry to anticipate possible further measures.
But CEO Alexander Dyukov said Western banks were unlikely to stop cooperating with Gazprom Neft and that Western oil majors did not want geopolitical tension to affect their partnerships.
He told reporters the company would step up contacts with Asian lenders and raise money in Russia if borrowing costs rose further in reaction to the sanctions, visa bans and asset freezes which the West imposed on allies of President Vladimir Putin.
Liechtenstein police are hunting a man Swiss radio reported is suspected of murdering the chief executive officer of Bank Frick & Co.
A 48-year-old man was shot dead in the underground garage of a financial institution in Balzers at 7:30 a.m. local time, the principality’s police said on its website. The suspect, Juergen Hermann, fled the scene in a Smart car with Liechtenstein number plates, according to police. Neither the victim nor the institution were identified in the statement.
We discuss high frequency fraud, picking prices and then filling in the trades to get to that price. In the second half, is the second half of Max’s interview with Jim Rickards about his new book, The Death of Money. In this second half, they talk more about mutually assured financial destruction, the US dollar and the danger of insolvency.