Out Of Office

June 13th, 2011 by in Images, Links

The Best Of The “Hipster Edits” Meme[Uproxx]

Opinions Are Like Nipples. Everybody Has One.” – [David Thorne]

F.B.I. Agents Get Leeway To Push Privacy Bounds[NY Times]

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents, allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention.

Auditors: 6.6 Million In Missing Iraq Money May Have Been Stolen – [LA Times]

U.S. Defense officials still cannot say what happened to $6.6 billion, sent by the planeload in cash and intended for Iraq’s reconstruction after the start of the war.

LulzSec Raids Bethesda Softworks Servers and US Senate[Gizmodo]

The “small hack” of Senate.gov—which appears to be a dump of the site’s root directory—is basically just a mammoth list of file names, including such crazy gems as “The_Senate_Chamber_Desks.htm” and “yellow_warbler.jpg.” Nothing that will compromise national security, but an embarrassment to the government’s ability to safeguard itself, for sure. And no mention of how they got in to begin with.

Cartels Making Kidnapped Bus Passengers Fight To The Death[Houston Chronicle]

In one of the most chilling revelations yet about the violence in Mexico, a drug cartel-connected trafficker claims fellow gangsters have kidnapped highway bus passengers and forced them into gladiatorlike fights to groom fresh assassins.

Immigration (Photos) – [The Big Picture]