Category: Social Media


No, Lizard Squad Was Not Responsible For Facebook Outage

 

 

 

” Contrary to suggestions hacker group Lizard Squad took out Facebook, there was almost certainly no attack on the social network and its photo sharing property Instagram, which both went down late last night. According to a source with knowledge of the matter, the downtime was the result of a technical foul up. Facebook is now confirming this in statements to media.

  Some had suspected that Lizard Squad, which was responsible for the Christmas strikes on Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network, had hit Facebook with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, where a web service is swamped with traffic. But the source said internal issues were to blame and there was no DDoS.

  There’s another big clue that hints there was no DDoS: this was a simultaneous global outage. Facebook is a huge organization, with highly distributed systems. An attacker would have to figure out how to disable all of them at once, which would take high technical ability and knowledge of Facebook’s worldwide networks. Though Lizard Squad has proven itself adept at knocking out big services, it has not shown itself capable of knocking out something as huge as Facebook.”

 

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Mysterious Vigilante ‘The Jester’ Single Handedly Takes Down Jihadist Websites

 

 

 

” Anonymous isn’t doing anything new by hacking Islamic extremist websites. A mysterious figure known as “The Jester” has been at it for five years.

  Jester has single-handedly taken down dozens of websites that, he deems, support jihadist propaganda and recruitment efforts. He stopped counting at 179.

  To some, he’s an Internet superhero. Think Batman, with all the vengeance-laden moral qualms of vigilantism included.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” “ I realized something needed to be done about online radicalization and ‘grooming’ of wannabe jihadis, and we didn’t have mechanisms to deal with it,” Jester said in an interview with CNNMoney. “I decided to start disrupting them.”

  Little is actually known about Jester, other than his public persona on Twitter as th3j35t3r: He is unapologetic, unabashedly pro-America and full of military jargon.

  Jester first appeared on Twitter on Dec. 19, 2009. Since then, he’s used his computer hacking skills to shut down, deface or expose anything he considers threatening to the United States — especially if it endangers soldiers. If a legitimate company is hosting the site, it usually gets a brief warning before he attacks.”

 

 

     While we were unable to track down a video interview of the Jester we did come across this print interview from Homeland Security Today and here is the CNN Money interview , see excerpt below , with the infamous hacker that our readers may find of interest . 

 

 

” On one hand, his personal crusade makes him little different from members of Anonymous. Last week, Anonymous blocked a jihadist website in retaliation for the Charlie Hebdo attack.

  The difference is that Anonymous is a worldwide, ragtag group driven by various ideologies and rules. Jester sticks to one, patriotic mission: U.S. enemies only. But the definition is up to him. In 2010, he temporarily blocked Wikileaks. In August, he took down the website of PlayStation hackers Lizard Squad.

” I answer to my conscience, and to God, sir,” he said. “That’s about it. I think my actions speak loudly enough of my principles and doctrine.” “

 

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Countdown Timer Hints At Pirate Bay Return

 

 

Pirate Bay countdown

 

 

 

” The sunken Pirate Bay is undergoing salvage operations and could return to the waters of the internet late next week, if a new countdown timer on the original site is to be believed.

  The timer, which is counting down to zero, stands at just over 10 days and 11 hours – but does not state what will happen at the end of the period.

  At the bottom of the page a familiar Pirate Bay battleship logo sails towards a cartoon of an island harbour named “welcome home”. That could indicate a return to the internet for the self-proclaimed “galaxy’s most resilient BitTorrent site”. “

 

The Guardian has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside The Inferno: Adelaide Hills Ablaze, A Firefighter’s Perspective

 

 

 

 

Published on Jan 5, 2015

Jukin Media Verified (Original)
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” This footage clearly shows just how crazy a Bushfire can get, and even with the aid of a fire truck and 5 well trained crew it is a struggle to keep up with all the spot fires and the harsh conditions. I want this video to educate people who live in bushfire risk areas all over the world to know that a little preparation can go a long way, by clearing out 20m around your house, putting in sprinklers and making sure you have enough water to last you the whole job are just a few small things that will give you a much better fighting chance in saving your house.

  For all of those who have been wondering We are all CFS Volunteers and do this job not for the money but because our hearts are in it and we just want to help were we can.

  Please do not hesitate to Donate to the CFS Foundation every single dollar is a great help: To assist in the relief of suffering, disability, distress or misfortune of CFS volunteers resulting from their community service activities.
https://www.cfsfoundation.org.au/Howt…

  This footage was shot by volunteer firefighter: Ben Wilson aka Bilson Photography on Friday the 2nd of January 2015 with a Gopro hero 3 Black edition.
As seen on South Australian News channels.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Majic 95.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Here’s a little something adorable to brighten your day! Feel free to share with someone who needs a smile today! “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World War III Scares Posted By Hacked NY Post, UPI Twitter Feeds

 

 

 

 

 

” Social media watchers on Friday were treated to shocking and dramatic global developments courtesy of the New York Post and United Press International: World War III declared by the Pope! China and the United States engaged in a serious military battle!

  Thankfully for the international community, it was just (another) case of hacked Twitter accounts going haywire.”

 

 

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” Both UPI and the New York Post had their Twitter feeds hijacked at around 1 p.m. on Friday, as President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the media on cyber security and the need to beef up online defenses.”

 

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35 People Who Ruined These Statues In The Best Way Possible

 

 

 

” Where you see a statue, they see an opportunity for hilarity.”

 

 

Here’s another sample to start your day …

 

 

 

 

See the other 33 photos here and start your day with a smile …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Hacktivist’ Group Anonymous Says It Will Avenge Charlie Hebdo Attacks By Shutting Down Jihadist Websites

 

 

 

 

” Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, were murdered.

  The video description says that it is “a message for al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and other terrorists”, and was uploaded to the group’s Belgian account.

  In the clip, a figure wearing the group’s symbolic Guy Fawkes mask is seated in front of a desk with the hashtag #OpCharlieHebdo – which stands for Operation Charlie Hebdo – featured on screen.

  The figure, whose voice is obscured says: “We are declaring war against you, the terrorists.”

  They add that the group will track down and close all accounts on social networks related to terrorists in order to avenge those who have been killed.”

 

The Telegraph has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mohammed Cartoons – Everyone Should Flood the Web With Them

 

 

 

by VERONICA COFFIN on JANUARY 8, 2015

 

 

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

” We will not be subjugated by radical Islam – period. The Jihadists can pound sand. Today’s murder of Charlie Hedbo, the Mohammed cartoonist and 11 others at a French media outlet, was a sad and horrific event. I watched as a cop pleaded for his life and was executed, cold-bloodily by an Islamist. 15 others were wounded. As my friend Zombie put it aT PJ Media: “Today’s terror attack on Charlie Hedbo, the irreverent French satirical magazine that was one of the few media outlets in France to publish the original “Mohammed cartoons,” is an attempt by Islamic fundamentalists to enforce shari’a worldwide, even on non-Muslims.” It was indeed… may Charlie find peace and bless his soul. Murdered for the crime of satire. France is now at war from within. Better clean Jihadist house and quick.  We must not let fear stop us from exercising free speech and calling out the murderers as they strike those who would raise their voices against a broken and corrupt theology and political structure. Each of us must endeavor to show these asshats the disrespect and mockery they deserve. They can’t shut all of us up – they can’t kill every one of us. I choose to not be silenced, not be cowed, not kneel before a barbaric Caliphate and its evil followers. ISIS and the rest of their Islamic cohorts can stuff it. You can kiss my ass.

  You will not silence our voices. You will not invalidate the Constitution of the United States and our freedoms. You will not enslave those who will fight until the death if necessary to defeat you. I’ll dance with you right into eternity if I have to. Every Christian, every Jew, every person who gives a damn about freedom… you need to post these cartoons and yell it from the rooftops. We will not submit. Ever. I intend to post these cartoons and I reserve the right to do a two-step boogie on a Quran if I choose to. Stuff that in your hookah and smoke it.

  Having said that, Zombie has published the cartoons again and has all of them on file for posterity. Zombie speaketh:

  The Mohammed Image Archive, which I have hosted at zombietime since the day of the original “Mohammed cartoon crisis” back in May of 2006, has not only a full collection of the original cartoons, but more importantly the largest collection of Mohammed imagery ever assembled in the history of the world.

  I hereby grant permission, and even encourage, anyone reading this to repost any images found anywhere on the Mohammed Image Archive. No limits. Repost them all, if you want to.

  Go to any of these pages, download whatever images you choose, repost, and help to win the most important cultural war humanity has faced in a long time:

 

 

 

 

Without further ado, I give you a sampling of le cartoons – Bon Appetit – this is for you Charlie:

 

 

 

The original cartoon that started the entire controversy back in 2006, which culminated in today’s terror attack.

 

 

 

 

 

Illustration showing Mohammed (on the right) preaching his final sermon to his earliest converts, on Mount Arafat near Mecca; taken from a medieval-era manuscript of the astronomical treatise The Remaining Signs of Past Centuriesby the Persian scholar al-Biruni; currently housed in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris (Manuscrits Arabe 1489 fol. 5v).

 

 

 

 

“Mohammed Cursing the Vines,” German woodcut print, c. 1481. Presumably Mohammed is cursing the vines for producing the grapes that got him drunk.

 

 

 

 

 

This prescient cartoon was published way back in 2006 by J.J. McCullough.

 

 

 

 

 

  In 1928, Liebig’s Extract of Meat Company issued a series of advertising trading cards to promote its canned beef extract products. The 1928 card set illustrated six different pivotal points in Mohammed’s life. The most striking of the cards was the second one, seen here, which showed the Archangel Gabriel escorting Mohammed up to the presence of Allah in Paradise — the climax of his legendary “Night Journey.”

 

 

 

 

 

  The Israeli magazine Nana published this picture showing the aftermath of a four-way orgy involving Jesus, Mohammed, Moses and Buddha.

 

 

 

 

“Piss Mohammed” is a parody of Andres Serrano’s “Piss Christ” that incorporates the original controversial Danish cartoon.

 

 

 


“Married to Children,” a parody of the TV sitcom “Married with Children,” lampoons Mohammed’s marriage to the 6-year-old Aisha. It circulated extensively on the Web in the months after the 2006 cartoon crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

  The caption to this cartoon by Steph Bergol says, in French:
Mohammed (being carried away by devils): “It is a judicial error! I am Mohammed, the prophet!”
St. Peter (with a scimitar through his chest): “Definitely: GUILTY!”

 

 

 

————————-A special thanks to Zombie who has showed courage and steadfastness through all of this. “

    This post is shamelessly re-printed in it’s entirety , we hope you don’t mind , from it’s home at To Hell With Islam .
    The good folks at THWI have provided us with a fount of information on anti-Mohammad cartoons that deserves to be spread far and wide .
   Please visit them and share these cartoons and the links above to many others to show your support for the side of liberty and human decency as we enter the next phase of our current “clash of civilizations” 

The Funny Side Of The News As Presented By Jodi Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Jan 5, 2015

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– Obama Back From Vacation
– Obama’s Fourth Quarter
– Harry Reid Injured
– Cuba’s Raul Castro
– Sony Hack Scandal
– North Korea
– Al Sharpton
– Iran’s Supreme Leader
– Black James Bond?

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State Dept. Wishes ‘RIP’ To Living Captives Of Terrorists

 

 

 

 

” The year began on a rough note for the U.S. State Department’s Think Again, Turn Away anti-terror program. On January 1, the State Department used the program’s official Twitter account to tweet a photo collage accompanied by the message, “Entering 2015, taking time to honor some of terror’s many victims of 2014 and their families – RIP.” However, none of the individuals appearing in the photos are believed to be dead, but rather held captive by terrorists.

  The tweet, since deleted, appeared as follows, and is archived here: “

 

DoS Fail

 

 

” The photo collage was part of a feature on December 17 on Al Arabiya New’s English website entitled “Remembering 2014’s captives still held by extremists.” Per the caption on the photo that accompanied the article, those included in the collage (a collection of Reuters, AFP, and YouTube images) are (clockwise from top left): Nigerian school girls, a captive Lebanese soldier’s mother, American journalist Austin Tice, British journalist John Cantlie, and Yazidi women and children. 

  The State Department’s error was apparently first noted by the Daily Beast‘s senior national security correspondent Nancy Youssef, who tweeted the following two messages to the State Department within a day of the original tweet:

@ThinkAgain_DOS Thanks for the post post but Austin Tice, in the upper right, is alive and needs his govt’s help to secure his release.

— Nancy Youssef, نانسى (@nancyayoussef) January 2, 2015

@ThinkAgain_DOS Also,John Cantlie, in the bottom right, is a Brit and alive. Perhaps you could post photos of Somers, Foley, Sotloff, Kassig

— Nancy Youssef, نانسى (@nancyayoussef) January 2, 2015 “

 

 

Weekly Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook Copyright Hoax Goes Viral Again

 

 

 

 

 

” A fake Facebook copyright message claiming to protect users’ media has once again been making the rounds on the social network.

  The message claims to put copyright protections on a user’s posts after they share the status update.

  It typically reads:

” In response to the new Facebook guidelines, I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times!”

  Here’s the thing: Facebook doesn’t own your posts. Under the social network’s privacy policy, they have the right to distribute and share the things a user posts, subject to their privacy and application settings. (Check out Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities here.)

  The hoax doesn’t even have its facts right. A quick Google search will also show that there’s is no such thing as the Berner Convention. (Whoever originated it probably meant to write the Berne convention, which is an international agreement protecting literary and artistic works).

  So breathe a big sigh of relief. Your Facebook profile is fine. If anything, use this as an opportunity to double check your privacy settings by clicking on the lock icon in the upper-right corner of your profile.”

 

Thanks to ABC News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Pull A Tooth With A Golf Club, Golf Ball And Dental Floss

 

 

 

 

Published on Dec 30, 2014

” My 7 year old wanted to pull his tooth but was concerned it would be to painful to pull SLOWLY. So we did it QUICKLY and in his words with no pain, just a little fear.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kid Destroys Dollar Store

 

 

 

    This young man deserves a good old-fashioned “ass-whipping” , as do the parents/guardians that left him unsupervised . Of course the “grownup” that followed him around the store for over three minutes filming the destruction , yet doing nothing to stop it is hardly blameless . WTF is wrong with people today ? No respect  … for others , for property , for themselves … Shame

Did Play-Doh’s Penis-Shaped Toy ‘Ruin’ Christmas For Families Everywhere?

 

 

 

 

 

” Outraged parents didn’t gain much traction back in November when they began complaining that the extruder for Play-Doh’s Cake Mountain toy looked too much like a penis. Hasbro, the company behind Play-Doh, took no steps to respond, other than to offer complaining parents replacement parts.

  However, Play-Doh’s efforts to do damage control after Christmas may result in unintended publicity for the dildo-shaped toy. Play Doh is deleting Facebook posts on its site displaying the extruder, which of course only highlights the “problem.”

Uproxx has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mall Brawl: 1000 Teens In Shopping Fights In Monroeville Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

” A massive brawl in a Pennsylvania shopping mall has been caught on film.”

” Hundreds of teens were involved in the fight in Monroeville, Pennsylvania which forced the mall to close early according to philly.com The fights broke out on Friday. Monroeville Police Chief Douglas Cole said at least two people were hospitalized.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The group of teens started turning up at the mall around 5pm local time with approximately 1000 turning up.”

 

News.co.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘How To Stab A Jew’ Going Viral On Palestinian Authority Social Media

 

 

 

 

” The “resisters of occupation in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem” are spreading on Arab social media a frightening video demonstrating tactics on how to stab a Jew to death quickly and efficiently.

  The 1-minute and 13-second video, as seen below, shows the “teacher” calmly walking up to a “victim,” stabbing him, and walking away.

  One of the tactics appears to imitate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) method of beheading.

  The guide to killing Jews teaches that after stabbing the victim, the knife should be twisted to maximize wounds and cause death.”

 

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BBC Reporter Gets High Trying To Complete His Report

 

 

 

” Quentin Sommerville, the corporation’s Middle East correspondent, posted a link to the video on his YouTube page today as a ‘Christmas present’ to his Twitter followers. The video, which he called ‘Don’t inhale’, shows the reporter stood next to a huge pile of heroin, opium and hashish, but as he tries to begin his report he can’t help but giggle. “

Viral Buzz

Live – NORAD Santa Tracker 2014: Follow Father Christmas’s Trip Around The Globe

 

NORAD Santa Tracker 2014

 Click pic to go live where you can follow Santa around the world

 

 

 

” Each festive season the air forces tasked with defending US airspace instead devote themselves to tracking Father Christmas.

  The North American Aerospace Defense Command – or NORAD – started tracking him when a 1955 advert encouraged children to phone Santa – but gave the wrong number.

  When he realised what had happened, Colonel Harry Shoup – who came to be known as the “Santa Colonel” – quickly told his staff to answer the calls with an update on Father Christmas’s current position.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” And the practice has continued ever since, developing into a tradition where volunteers staff call centres on Christmas Eve and field around 70,000 phone calls each year from 200 countries.

  But the tracker has adapted with the times, becoming more advanced through the years as it took to the internet.

  It now has its own Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts, and not only counts down the days until Father Christmas will begin delivering presents but lets you visit the digital North Pole and play various games.”

 

Read more at Mirror.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How Many Crimes Can You See Being Committed In This Anti-Gun ‘Public Service’ Ad?

 

 

 

 

 

” I’ve gotten several e-mails about this ad, and one reader asked: If a child does what the protagonist did — would the filmmakers be criminally punishable or subject to civil liability? (If you don’t want to watch the ad, the short version is this: a teenager takes a gun from his mother’s drawer, brings it to school in a backpack, gives it to a horrified looking teacher, and says, “Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house.”)

  The answer is likely no.

  This having been said, the ad strikes me as pretty appalling. I doubt that it’s persuasive advocacy for the proposition that people shouldn’t keep guns, shouldn’t keep guns when they have children in the house, or shouldn’t keep guns unlocked when they have children in the house. (Whether those are sound propositions is a separate question; I’m just saying the ad doesn’t really make much of an argument for them.) But I can imagine some impressionable teenager seeing what the appealing protagonist is doing, and trying to copy it, especially since the serious tone of the video seems to invite its being taken seriously. And the results could include expulsion, criminal prosecution, or even death.”

 

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    The creators of this anti-gun “PSA” have hit new lows in encouraging children to commit no less than three felonies in their bid to rid the world of privately owned guns . The child who follows the example set in this specious video would be guilty of , in no particular order , theft of a firearm , illegal possession of a firearm and bringing a firearm into a “gun-free” school zone .

   Nothing like encouraging law-breaking to serve the public interest … The voting on Youtube for this video currently stands at over 13,000 negative views to just over 100 positive ones . The comments are well worth reading . 

   This takes the old communist method of getting children to snitch on their “disloyal” parents to new heights by encouraging your children to steal from you while they rat you out to the State .

 

   The Examiner adds further details including some contact information for the video’s creator:

 

 

” Several said they flagged the video as dangerous. One suggested reporting it to YouTube for being dangerous to children. Several said they already reported it. Sincic, apparently aware the video could be torn down by YouTube, also posted it to Vimeo, where it also attracted a number of critics.

  According to her website, Sincic is an Indian film director and screenwriter based in San Francisco. She also claims to have worked on a variety of projects including television, short films, commercials, corporate videos and feature films.”

 

 

 

   Read more on the outrage generated by this obscene “PSA” :

 

PSA encourages kids to steal parents’ guns, hand over to teachers

Anti-gun PSA encourages children to steal parents’ guns, give them to teachers

‘Gun Safety’ PSA Encourages Kids to Steal Parents’ Guns, Turn Them in at School

Anti-Gun PSA Encourages Kids To Steal Parents’ Guns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigel Farage Condemns Schoolchildren For Making ‘Risible’ Anti-Ukip App

 

 

 

 

” UKIP leader Nigel Farage says the game in which players kick immigrants as far as possible to gain the highest ‘racism’ rating is ‘pathetic’.

  Nigel Farage has condemned a phone app made by schoolchildren featuring a character called Nicholas Fromage kicking immigrants off the white cliffs of Dover.

  The UKIP leader said the game where players kick immigrants as far as possible to gain the highest “racism” rating is “risible and pathetic” and “crosses the line”.

  But principal of Canterbury Academy Phil Karnavas said his technology class’ project was “just a bit of fun”.

  The student developers, who have formed game design company FonGames, say the game called Ukik aims to “make a mockery of extremist views”

  Mr Farage said he accepted criticism as a public figure, but elements of the same – such as the use of the term “racism” – were unacceptable. “

 

 

Read more at the Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sony Hackers Mock FBI: ‘You Are An Idiot’

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The group behind the devastating hacking attack on Sony has apparently posted a message mocking the FBI.

” The result of investigation by FBI is so excellent that you might have seen what we were doing with your own eyes,” the message posted on the file-sharing website Pastebin by a group calling itself GOP (Guardians of Peace) said.

” We congratulate you success. FBI is the BEST in the world.”

  The US federal agency has named North Korea as the force behind the attack on Sony, which led the company to withdraw the comedy The Interview from its Christmas Day release.”

 

Yahoo News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calico Crisis Presents All You Need To Know About Women , Men And Dating And Marriage

 

 

 

   Get a life lesson from this man who has used his 46 years on this earth to develop this ultimate “wife hack” … LOL … and be sure to stay with it to the very end ladies as the instructor parses the men for you as well .

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