Toxic ocean algae swamping sections of
The International Bird Rescue Research Centre in San Pedro compared the environmental impact of the algae to an oil spill, saying several species of animals had been affected.
“I have been doing this work for 35 years and I have never seen anything like this as far as the number of species affected, other than an oil spill,’’ IBRRC director Jay Holcomb said.
“We have very serious concerns about what is happening to seabirds, and how it may affect populations.’’
The UK Ministry of Defence plans to open its “X-Files” on UFO sightings to the public for the first time. Officials have not yet decided on a date for the release of the reports, which date back to 1967, but it is hoped to be within weeks.
The move follows the decision by the French national space agency to release its UFO files in March, the first official body in the world to do so. The move will also open up to public scrutiny one of the most famous cases, dubbed ‘
Under the Freedom of Information Act, now growing worldwide, officials will be forced to expose information and answer questions individually. The move to release the files over the internet will therefore save a lot of taxpayer’s money by providing the information upfront.
The documents due for release are witness reports of apparent UFO sightings, many by civil pilots and military personnel. Most were simply collected and filed by a small, secret unit within defence intelligence called DI55. A few are thought to have been investigated further by the military, but the details have never been made public. There are 24 files due for release, each containing 200-300 reports of sightings, plus internal MoD briefings and correspondence.
Gary McKinnon - Possibly the most famous Computer Hacker Ever & What the World of UFO’s Finally Did to Him
Gary McKinnon is continuing to fight against extradition to the
In an interview with the UK Guardian,
McKinnon allegedly hacked into 97
Speaking at the InfoSecurity show in London McKinnon said of his own case: “In order for it to be an extraditable offence I was told you have to have done $5,000 worth of damage to a PC. I found out I had apparently done at least $5,000 worth of damage to every computer.”
Commenting on the high figures, he added: “Now they’re obviously not shopping in PC World, are they?”
Although McKinnon has a clear interest in claiming those damages have been exaggerated, Peter Wood, an ‘ethical hacker’ and penetration tester from First Base Technologies who took part in the InfoSecurity show’s hacker panel, supported the argument that businesses are prone to exaggerating the costs they incur and suffer around a cyber attack.
He said in part this is due to ignorance and a lack of understanding of the issues.
I personally don’t understand the damage unless it is the exposure/threat to potential loss of secret information (regarding UFO’s if Gary is truthful in saying this was all he was after); should the US require to expose the information to the public such a France did lately, or that the UK Ministry of Defence is now doing, then the information that Gary sought, if only ‘UFO’ based, should no longer count as secret information and therefore the ‘damage’, which should really be considered ‘exposure’ would be considered far less serious than if the information is kept secret. However, he would still be called to account for any other information gained in the process of seeking the information he wanted.
According to the Irish Dev site:
“The IT community can’t seem to agree about what would be an appropriate punishment in this case, quite possibly because it’s still unclear about how much damage Gary McKinnon is alleged to have caused, as well as the motivations behind the alleged crime,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. “Irrespective of where he is tried, let’s hope that if McKinnon is found guilty, it will be based on reliable evidence, and that he will be sentenced appropriately for the offences he is alleged to have committed.” We certainly agree with this approach.
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High lead levels were discovered in marine samples during tests around the town of Esperance, Australia in the wake of 4,000 mystery bird deaths earlier this year. The birds had all died convulsing and falling from the skies in a matter of days.
The lead source was found to be lead carbonate exported through the port by a mining company which has ceased sending this product to the town. Fish had been off the menu in the southern town since March 2007 and now its back on the menu again. The Department of Health has given the all-clear to fishing near the Port of Esperance after tests showed generally low lead levels in more than 40 fish caught in the area.