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Stratfor Documents Published To Wikileaks
2012-02-27 09:50:57

Wikileaks, the whistelblowing website responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of top secret government cables and documents over the past few years, is now publishing more than 5 million confidential emails from a US-based intelligence agency known as the “Shadow CIA.” The messages, from intelligence firm Stratfor, date from between July 2004 and December 2011, and reveal Stratfor´s  “web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and...

2012-01-19 13:37:30

2 Georgetown professors explore a process needed to avoid the current dilemma faced by 2 scientific journals recently asked by the US government to redact parts of scientific publications deemed to be a biosecurity threat The U.S. government's request that the journals Science and Nature withhold scientific information related to the genetically modified H5N1 virus because of biosecurity concerns does not violate the First Amendment, say two Georgetown University professors. They caution,...

2012-01-17 13:00:00

Nuix is proud to announce that the Criminal Investigations division of the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as well as divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have all implemented Nuix software in order to improve their electronic investigation and eDiscovery procedures. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Nuix, a worldwide provider of information management technologies, including eDiscovery, electronic investigation and...

2011-12-21 14:00:00

Offering government users advanced laboratory computer software FREDERICK, MD, DECEMBER (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 RURO, Inc., an award winning developer of innovative scientific applications that facilitate asset management and increase productivity of various laboratories, today announced a new government services partnership agreement with Technical Communities, Inc., -one of the fastest growing suppliers of technical solutions to the US government. FreezerPro® - allows...

US Government Calls Online Poker Site Ponzi Scheme
2011-09-21 05:35:16

  The US government claims that Full Tilt, an online gambling site based in Dublin, Ireland, is a ponzi scheme. The government claims the sites board of directors used player´s funds to enrich themselves to the tune of $440 million dollars between April 2007 and April 2011. Raymond Bitar and 11 other defendants were named in an indictment seeking $3 billion dollars in penalties and alleging crimes including illegal gambling, money laundering and bank fraud, according to the...

2011-07-18 09:56:00

NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prosecutions in the United States continued apace, the first half of 2011 showed some signs that judicial decisions and congressional scrutiny were leading to more - or, in some cases, less - clarity concerning the scope of the statute and the government's enforcement policy, according to global law firm Shearman & Sterling's semiannual report, "Recent Trends and Patterns in FCPA Enforcement," part of...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'