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Syrian Electronic Army Reemerges, Hacks Thomson Reuters' Twitter Feed
2013-07-30 10:41:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has struck again, this time taking control of financial information firm Thomson Reuters' Twitter feed. The group hacked into the account yesterday afternoon and began Tweeting political cartoons that showed their support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. The SEA later confirmed they were responsible for the attack and the @ThomsonReuters account was suspended shortly thereafter. The financial...

Guardian Latest Victim Of SEA Twitter Hack
2013-04-30 12:10:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Syrian Electronic Army continues to target media sources, hacking Twitter accounts belonging to the UK´s Guardian over the weekend. The Guardian is the fourth media source to see its Twitter accounts compromised by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) so far this month. The hackers have been taking control of these Twitter accounts to post similar messages, often claiming the news sources aren´t being truthful and...

Syrian Internet Service Restored
2012-12-02 09:35:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Citizens throughout Syria had their Internet and cellphone service restored Saturday, two days after a nationwide communication blackout that some are blaming on the nation's government. According to the Associated Press, US-headquartered online intelligence monitoring company Renesys confirmed that Syria experienced a "largely complete restoration" of its Internet network at approximately 4:32pm local time. Mobile phone...

Obama Sets Sanctions Against 'Digital Guns For Hire'
2012-04-23 14:11:20

President Barack Obama announced sanctions against Iran, Syria and "digital guns for hire" who use technology to carry out human rights abuses. He announced the new sanctions during a speech at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, asking U.S. intelligence groups to include assessments of the likelihood of mass killings in its coordinated reports. "National sovereignty is never a license to slaughter your people," he said during his speech. "These technologies should be in place to empower...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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