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National Intelligence At Heart Of Internet Data-Mining Program
2013-06-07 08:10:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a day after The Guardian released information on secret documents that showed the National Security Agency has been culling call data from Verizon customers, new documents have been revealed that paint the NSA as Internet data miners. According to The Guardian´s new report, the NSA has been gaining direct access to Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other US Internet agencies. The secret documents reveal that the NSA...

NSA Gains Court Order To Collect Data On All Verizon Calls
2013-06-06 07:46:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a British newspaper, the US government has been secretly collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers since April 25. The Guardian reports the US National Security Agency (NSA) was granted access to the data by the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which has allowed the culling of records through July 19. The court order doesn´t actually allow the NSA to collect any information...

2013-05-16 23:30:59

Wireless monitoring provides significant process control features to businesses and municipalities at a fraction of traditional cost. Wadsworth, OH (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 FLO-CORP announces the release of the Guardian 2000, a wireless monitor that transmits data using cell towers and/or satellites, along with pinpoint location of the device through a Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite chip. Cell phones, satellite phones, and GPS navigation systems are excellent examples of the...

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...

Bioengineered Implantable Rat Kidney Created At Massachusetts General Hospital
2013-04-15 06:17:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have successfully bioengineered a kidney and implanted it into a living creature — work which could be an important step forward in the search for personalized replacement organs that could be transplanted into patients with kidney failure, according to media reports published Sunday. According to Alok Jha, science correspondent with The Guardian, Dr. Harald Ott of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at...

WikiLeaks PlusD Releases 1.7 Million New Diplomatic Records
2013-04-08 12:15:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online WikiLeaks announced it would be hosting the world's largest searchable collection of United States confidential diplomatic communications, and that it has even more confidential files to add to its collection. The controversial whistle-blowing website rose to fame when founder Julian Assange announced that WikiLeaks would be going public with confidential government documents that it had obtained. The site originally had a set of...

2013-03-01 23:19:23

Celebrities will stop at nothing to ensure that they look their best on the red carpet at the Academy Awards. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills comments on the Guardian´s post-Oscar wrap-up report. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 According to a February 22, 2013 report in The Guardian (Go to: goo.gl/0zgkQ), celebrities go to extreme lengths to aesthetically and emotionally prepare themselves for the Academy Awards. From Botox treatments to last minute liposuction...

Spaceport Liability Coverage An Issue With Virgin Galactic
2013-01-14 03:50:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Officials from Virgin Galactic are reportedly threatening to pull their support from a $200-plus million, publicly financed spaceport in New Mexico unless an accident liability waver is extended to cover manufacturers and component suppliers. According to Edward Helmore of The Guardian, Sir Richard Branson´s space tourism company has been displeased with state lawmakers failure to grant the extension. New Mexico...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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