Chinese government ‘hacks into White House office in charge of the nuclear launch codes’ (Oct 2012 Re-Post)

 Editors note: (Ralph Turchiano) Requested Re-Post from 2012 White House  confirmed the hack but downplayed it, saying no damage was done and it was  unsuccessful Military  Office targeted which controls the President’s travel, interoffice  communications, and nuclear codes By Meghan Keneally PUBLISHED:08:16 EST, 1  October 2012| UPDATED:11:54 EST, 1 October 2012 The White House revealed…

‘Alien’ life form is grown in a lab: Scientists add unnatural DNA strands to the genetic code of bacteria to create a new strain

  Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, introduced DNA molecules not found in nature to a common bacterium The E. coli bugs are able to grow and reproduce as normal despite containing two extra letters in their genetic code Research involved overcoming a billion years of evolution to get the expanded…

Missed call from someone you don’t know? Phishing scam sees cell phone users charged if they call back numbers they don’t recognise

Conmen ring and hang up hoping a victim will call back Victim is charged sky-high international rate to be connected Calls tend to originate from the Caribbean, according to experts Scam is on the rise, according to experts By Tom Gardner PUBLISHED:          09:07 EST, 3 February 2014       | UPDATED:          11:14 EST, 3 February 2014  …

The tiny drone that lets anyone be a SPY: Pocket-sized aircraft lets people film from the air – and it can even automatically follow someone for you

$450 tricopter will fold up to become handbag sized Has a high definition camera that can send back live pictures Controlled via a phone or tablet app – and can even be programmed to follow someone By Mark Prigg UPDATED:          15:32 EST, 16 January 2014 It is small enough to fit into a handbag, yet…

Goldman Sachs made more money from its investment banking division in 2013 than any point in its 145-year history (except 2007 when the credit crunch hit)

EEV : To my Greek friends: It is time to bring forward legal action against Goldman Sachs for the debt manipulation that magnified your financial hardship. The boost fuelled an average gold-plated payout of £234,000 per worker The bank plans to pay staff even more in light of European bonus laws New rules state bankers can…

Austria to conduct search for secret Nazi nuclear weapon laboratory hidden underneath concentration camp complex

Readings at site of Gusen camp near St  Georgen show elevated levels of uranium – indications of  subterranean implosions seven decades ago 15 miles of tunnels lie under Gusen, a sub-camp of Mauthausen  where tens of thousands of people were murdered  Hunt to find evidence  of atomic research after documentary by Andreas Sulzer unnerved  locals  By…

From Rich Kids of Instagram to kings of cable TV? Six wealthy social media stars turn lives of leisure into television career

By  Snejana Farberov PUBLISHED: 11:48 EST, 14 December 2013 |  UPDATED: 12:43 EST, 14 December 2013   All those who have enjoyed hate-browsing the popular Tumblr account ‘The Rich Kids of Instagram’ will soon be able to hate-watch it on E! The network has signed up five uber-wealthy and attractive 20-somethings who gained notoriety after…

Dozens of G20 diplomats had computers hacked after clicking on an attachment labelled ‘To see naked pictures of Carla Bruni click here’

Security breach was first discovered at the G20 summit in Paris in 2011 Message sent to those attending including finance ministers The former supermodel became President Nicolas Sarkozy’s third wife She was well known for taking her clothes off in her early career By  Peter Allen PUBLISHED: 11:56 EST, 11 December 2013 |  UPDATED: 19:13…

Sign language translator at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was a FAKE: South Africa’s deaf federation confirms his movements had ‘no meaning’

Standing on stage during televised event at the FNB stadium Some members of the deaf community took to Twitter to express outrage By  Jill Reilly PUBLISHED: 06:12 EST, 11 December 2013 |  UPDATED: 09:08 EST, 11 December 2013   An interpreter who was seen by millions of television viewers worldwide translating Nelson Mandela’s memorial service…