Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison for Anonymous link

Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison for Anonymous linkA Dallas, Texas court has sentenced journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months behind bars for links to the hacktivist collective Anonymous. In April the independent journalist entered a plea deal agreeing to charges of transmitting threats, acting as an accessory to hacking, and obstructing with the execution of a search warrant.

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National Banks Will Pay State Millions After Illegally Foreclosed on Mass. Homes

National Banks Will Pay State Millions After Illegally Foreclosed on Mass. HomesBank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo Bank will pay a combined $2.7 million to Massachusetts for unlawful foreclosures. Four national banks owe Massachusetts $2.7 million after settling a lawsuit from the state’s attorney general, Martha Coakley. Bank of America, J.P.

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Secret papers show extent of senior royals’ veto over bills

Secret papers show extent of senior royals’ veto over billsThe extent of the Queen and Prince Charles’s secretive power of veto over new laws has been exposed after Downing Street lost its battle to keep information about its application secret. Whitehall papers prepared by Cabinet Office lawyers show that overall at least 39 bills have been subject to the most senior royals’ little-known power to consent to or block new laws.

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Betting on Default

Betting on DefaultImagine a lender demanding that you miss a payment. That is the situation described in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. In 2013, GSO Capital Partners, the debt-investing arm of the private equity firm the Blackstone Group, refused to renew a $122.3 million loan to the Spanish gambling company Codere unless it delayed paying interest on other existing debt.

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The Saudi Role in Sept. 11 and the Hidden 9/11 Report Pages

The Saudi Role in Sept. 11 and the Hidden 9/11 Report PagesSince the early days after the Sept. 11 attacks, when news emerged that most of the airline hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, dark allegations have lingered about official Saudi ties to the terrorists. Fueling the suspicions: 28 still-classified pages in a congressional inquiry on 9/11 that raise questions about Saudi financial support to the hijackers in the United States prior to the attacks.

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Allegations that Bank of America Issued Improper Tax Forms to Consumers

Allegations that Bank of America Issued Improper Tax Forms to Consumers As State Law Challenges PercolateA couple of developments from late last year involving Bank of America and its issuance of supposedly erroneous information returns are worth highlighting. One relates to Bank of America’s mortgage interest reporting on Form 1098 and the other relates to its issuance of Form 1099C addressing cancellation of debt. Both […]

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Bank of America sued by Ambac over Countrywide mortgage bonds

Bank of America sued by Ambac over Countrywide mortgage bondsBank of America sued by Ambac over Countrywide mortgage bonds NEW YORK, Jan 1 – Ambac Assurance Corp sued Bank of America Corp to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars of losses from insuring roughly US$1.68 billion (RM5.87 billion) of securities backed at least in part by risky mortgages from the bank’s Countrywide Home Loans unit.

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Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSAIf you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it’s time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP. These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the German magazine Der Spiegel.

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‘CIA fingerprints’ all over Kiev massacre

‘CIA fingerprints’ all over Kiev massacre – Oliver StoneThe armed coup in Kiev is painfully similar to CIA operations to oust unwanted foreign leaders in Iran, Chile and Venezuela, said US filmmaker Oliver Stone after interviewing Ukraine’s ousted president for a documentary. Stone spent four hours in Moscow talking to Viktor Yanukovich, who was deposed from power during the February 2014 coup, the filmmaker wrote on his Facebook page.

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