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President Can Order Pre-Emptive Cyber Attack
2013-02-04 14:17:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A secret legal review of America´s growing arsenal of cyber weapons has determined President Obama has broad powers to order a pre-emptive strike if given “credible evidence” of an impending digital attack, The New York Times reported over the weekend, citing unnamed officials involved in the review. The findings of the review will help shape new rules for how the US military and intelligence agencies can defend...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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