Monday, February 05, 2018

Why would you ever put these documents in the seat pocket rather than back in your briefcase? Are they that trivial?
Sensitive Super Bowl anti-terror documents left on commercial plane: report
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents detailing a simulated biological warfare attack in preparation for the Super Bowl were left in the seat pocket of a commercial aircraft, CNN reported Monday.
An employee for the news network reportedly found the documents, which included the phrases "important for national security” and “For Official Use Only.”
Included with the documents were a travel schedule and boarding pass for an individual who manages the DHS BioWatch program, according to CNN, which noted it was not able to confirm who forgot the documents on the plane.
… CNN held off publishing its report until after the Super Bowl Sunday evening, citing government fears that doing so before the annual game could risk security. [How? Bob]

Gee, maybe we’re not a global community yet.
UK Judges Block US Extradition of Alleged Hacker Lauri Love
British judges on Monday rejected a US request for the extradition of a man accused of hacking into thousands of US government computers in a ruling that could set a precedent for similar pending cases.
Lauri Love, 33, faces charges in the United States for allegedly hacking into the networks of the US Federal Reserve, US Army and NASA, among others, in 2012 and 2013.
"The reason I've gone through this ordeal is not just to save myself from being kidnapped and locked up for 99 years in a country I've never visited, said Love, who has dual British and Finnish citizenship.
Love suffers from Asperger's syndrome and has also been diagnosed with depression. He was arrested at his home in Britain in October 2013.
"But it's to set a precedent whereby this will not happen to other people in the future," Love told reporters outside High Court in London.
"It has also been recognised that mental health provisions in US prisons are not adequate to satisfy us that Lauri would not have come to serious harm if he were extradited," the firm said in a statement.

Never stop campaigning, even if you die.
Zombie Campaigns
It’s been more than a decade since South Florida Rep. Mark Foley was forced out of Congress for sending sexual text messages to teenage boys.
But Foley tapped his congressional campaign fund to dine on the Palm Beach social circuit four times in early 2017, ending with a $450 luncheon at the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches.
Then there’s baseball-star-turned-senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky. He paid his daughter $94,800 from campaign money in the four years after he left office, only stopping when he’d bled his fund dry.
And over the past 17 months, political advisor Dylan Beesley paid his firm more than $100,000 from the campaign account of Hawaii Congressman Mark Takai for “consulting services.”
It’s hard to imagine what Beesley advised. Takai was dead that whole time.

Does this exist anywhere else? Maybe I could learn to teach gooder?
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