Tag: Thursday

Guilty Plea in Falsifying U.S. Background Checks

  WASHINGTON (CN) – A former government contractor faces prison time after pleading guilty Thursday to falsifying background checks on various applicants, including those seeking classified work. Brian Rapier, 34, is the 18th background investigator to be convicted on charges of making false representations in federal background checks. […]

China’s first stealth combat drone takes maiden flight – reports

Published time: November 22, 2013 01:40                                                                              Screenshot from YouTube user JDUS2020 The first Chinese stealth unmanned combat drone conducted a successful maiden flight Thursday, according to accounts by Chinese media and photos taken from a popular Chinese military website. Lijian, or “sharp sword” in English, aced its first […]

Revealed: Obamacare plans will cost MORE ‘in many cases’ even with government subsidies, officials admit for the first time

By  David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor PUBLISHED: 16:18 EST, 14  November 2013 |  UPDATED: 17:04 EST, 14 November 2013   The Obama administration has directly  conceded for the first time that ‘in many cases,’ health insurance plans offered  through government exchanges are more expensive than plans consumers bought  […]

AT&T gets paid $10 million/ year by the CIA to give up user data and customers phone logs

Published time: November 07, 2013 16:57                                                                             AFP Photo/Etienne Franchi The second-largest telecom country in the United States has been on the Central Intelligence Agency’s payroll to the tune of $10 million a year in exchange for voluntarily handing over troves of phone logs, the New York Times […]

Hacker Barnaby Jack dies in San Francisco aged 35 – He was due to present his findings on the security vulnerabilities of implanted medical devices Aug 1st

Jack, who became famous after demonstrating an ATM hack, died on Thursday – but coroners did not give details Amanda Holpuch guardian.co.uk,              Friday 26 July 2013 13.37 EDT Jack was due to speak at the Black Hat conference, which starts Saturday in Las Vegas. Photograph: Isaac Brekken/AP […]

Eurozone recession deepens in fourth quarter

14    Feb   2013 BRUSSELS (AFP) The recession in the 17-nation eurozone recession deepened sharply in the fourth quarter of 2012, with the economy shrinking by 0.6 percent from output in the three months to September when it dropped 0.1 percent, official data showed on Thursday. In the second quarter […]

Spain’s jobless figures hit record high

  Spain’s unemployment rate has climbed to its highest level ever, the Spanish government said Thursday, as a painful recession takes a toll on the debt-stricken nation. The latest official figures show 26.02% of the population without jobs in the last quarter of 2012, with just over 55% […]

Sex for tuition fees anyone? Students being offered up to £15,000 a year to cover cost of studies, in exchange for having sex with strangers

Undercover investigation reveals shocking ‘sponsorship’ deals being offered to cash-strapped students Charlotte Philby, Jonathan Brown Wednesday, 28 November 2012 Students are being offered up to £15,000 a year to cover their university studies in exchange for having sex with a stranger, an undercover investigation by The Independent has […]

U.S. sees diabetes rates skyrocket

By Agence France-Presse Thursday, November 15, 2012 20:56 EST Topics: diabetes ♦ rise ♦ us The United States saw a dramatic rise in the number of adults suffering from diabetes between 1995 and 2010, according to official statistics released Thursday. The prevalence of the disease increased by at […]