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2009-07-13 07:30:00

BOXBOROUGH, Mass., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, continues to expand its worldwide partner program with the addition of Red Education, the leader in specialist IT training and related services in Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific. Red Education joins theCrossbeam Accredited Service Provider Authorized Training Partner (CASP-ATP) program. The CASP program is a community of...

2009-06-22 06:00:00

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Lightweight Unit Enables Rapid Interrogation by a Single Soldier in Combat Zones - System Developed Following Years of Accumulated Military Experience in Israel Suspect Detection Systems Inc. (SDSS.OB), a leading developer of counterterror and crime prevention technology, announced today the company's Cogito4M Military Grade Technology has successfully completed a two-year research and development project. The...

2009-06-04 12:31:00

WHEELING, W.Va., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Ohio Republican Congressman and radio talk show host Bob Ney has a challenge for ex-Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: "Let's see what you think of waterboarding -- after you've tried it!" Gonzales has maintained publicly that the Bush administration's waterboarding of alleged terror suspects did not constitute torture. "If Alberto Gonzales wants to clear his name by saying he didn't cooperate in torture, then...

2009-06-02 10:44:50

New research findings published today by Dr Metin BaÅŸoÄŸlu, Head of Section of Trauma Studies at King's College London and the Istanbul Centre for Behaviour Research and Therapy, examines the psychological impact of war captivity, 'cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment' (CIDT) and physical torture. Findings revealed that being held captive in a hostile and life-threatening environment, deprivation of basic needs, sexual torture,...

2009-05-18 07:00:00

Filing and Press Conference: 10am, Monday, May 18, 2009, Board of Professional Responsibility District of Columbia Court of Appeals 515 5th Street NW, Building A, Suite 117 Washington, DC 20001 WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, May 18, 2009, a broad coalition of organizations dedicated to accountable government, and representing over one million members, filed disciplinary complaints with state bar licensing boards against twelve attorneys who advocated the torture...

2009-05-11 08:35:00

In a recently-published two-part investigative series, a former Air Force officer reveals the inside story about a "turf war" being waged by bureaucrats within the Department of Defense over the use of portable lie detection technology during interrogations of enemy combatants, terror suspects and others on and off the battlefield. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recently-published two-part investigative series, former Air Force officer Bob McCarty reveals the inside story...

2009-05-04 07:00:00

Leading IT Service Providers Selected to Bring Technical Expertise and On-the-Ground Support to Crossbeam Customers in the UK and the Nordics BOXBOROUGH, Mass., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, today announced that it has expanded its Crossbeam Accredited Service Provider (CASP) partner program in Europe with the addition of two CASP-Support partners: mnemonic, an IT-security service...

2009-04-28 15:55:00

Government Cannot Claim State Secrets To Deny Torture Victims Day In Court NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal appeals court today ruled that a landmark American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen DataPlan Inc. for its role in the Bush administration's unlawful extraordinary rendition program can go forward. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court dismissal of the lawsuit, brought on behalf of five men who were...

2009-04-13 07:30:00

BOXBOROUGH, Mass., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, today announced that Jim Freeze, Crossbeam's chief marketing officer, will present at the Fifth Annual America's Growth Capital Information Security Conference, which will be held April 20, 2009 at The Westin San Francisco Market, in San Francisco, California. Freeze's presentation, to begin at 11:55 a.m., will provide an update on...

2009-03-31 09:40:00

A Matter of National Honor WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 22, 2009, President Obama issued an Executive Order revoking the actions of the Bush Administration with respect to the torture of detainees. The Order makes clear that it extends to ensuring "safe, lawful, and humane treatment of . . . United States personnel who are detained in armed conflict" and "compliance with the . . . Geneva Conventions." American servicemen held as prisoners of war (POWs) and...


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  • A spider.
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'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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