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The Bjork Stalker

21 year old Ricardo López was a pest control officer who attempted to kill Icelandic singer Björk in 1996. Over a nearly nine-month period, López made a video diary at his apartment wherein he mused about Björk and various other topics while making a letter bomb rigged with sulfuric acid intended to kill or disfigure the singer. 

On September 12, López sent the package to Björk’s residence in London, returned home and filmed his suicide. His decomposing body, along with his video diary and handwritten diary detailing his plot to kill Björk, were found by Florida police four days later. After viewing the tapes, police contacted Scotland Yard, who intercepted the package without incident.  

(His videos can be found on YouTube and other video sharing sites. However, they are very disturbing and graphic.)

No trust anymore

US National Security Agency was planning to infect smartphones by virus spyware, intercepting Internet traffic of online stores Google and Samsung.
Details about the operation were kept in secret documents released by former US intelligence officer.
According to the plan, the secret services were going to send spyware to mobile devices under the guise received from Google and Samsung data. Among the functions of the program - copying of a list of contacts from the infected phone, and broadcasting information about the whereabouts of the gadget.

whoa, I’ve played Ostagar how many times and I’ve never been intercepted by that priest until just now?? 

“You administer blessings to elves, do you?”

“I merely pass on the Maker’s blessing. He looks kindly on all who will receive Him.”

“Does he destroy the homeland of those who will not?”

How have I never sassed this priest before??

Cowboys, CB Orlando Scandrick agree to one-year extension 

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has the raise he sought by skipping the first two weeks of voluntary offseason workouts.

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Scandrick agreed on a one-year contract extension that adds $9.5 million to what’s now a five-year deal through 2019 and is now worth $20 million.

It’s the second time in three years the Cowboys have reworked contract terms for Scandrick, who showed up last week to talk to team executives and has been working out with the team this week.

Dallas’ best cornerback last year, Scandrick was to make just $1.5 million this season, which was set to be fourth among the team’s cornerbacks once first-round pick Byron Jones of Connecticut signed.

Now the 28-year-old Scandrick will get $4 million, while Brandon Carr is in line to make $8 million after going without an interception for the first time in his career last season.

Scandrick, a fifth-round pick in 2008, has seven interceptions and 52 pass breakups in 102 games. Of his 48 starts, 29 have come the past two seasons with the Cowboys dealing with injuries and performance issues with other cornerbacks.

The former Boise State player had a four-game suspension reduced to two games at the start of last season after Scandrick tested positive for a banned stimulant in the offseason. The reduction came after the NFL revised its drug policy.

“We stand strong about what a good player he is, how much we need him, how much he helps us and would like to get something satisfactorily worked out with him,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said last week.

Carr is going into the fourth year of a six-year, $50 million free agent contract he signed in 2012. While the Cowboys would like Carr to take a pay cut, releasing him to save salary cap space is risky because of uncertainty surrounding 2012 first-round pick Morris Claiborne.

Dallas traded up eight spots to get Claiborne at No. 6, but he hasn’t met the expectations associated with the bold draft move. The Cowboys recently declined to add a fifth year to his rookie contract, and Claiborne isn’t expected to be ready for training camp as he continues the recovery from surgery for a torn patellar tendon in his left knee.

Claiborne missed the last 12 games in 2014 and has been sidelined by injuries for 19 games over three seasons. He has three interceptions and 15 pass breakups in his career.

The Cowboys let Sterling Moore go to Tampa Bay in free agency after a strong 2014 season. Tyler Patmon, an undrafted rookie last year, also figures into the plan for Dallas.

nightmaresinajar asked:

Did you purposely make torchwood just doctor who scrambled?

Russell T. Davies did! But it started out as a way to trick people trying to get production secrets on Doctor Who:

During the production of the 2005 series of Doctor Who, the word “Torchwood” (an anagram of “Doctor Who”) had been used as a title ruse for the series while filming its first few episodes to ensure they were not intercepted. Davies connected the word “Torchwood” to an earlier idea and decided to make the series a Doctor Who spin-off. Subsequently, the word “Torchwood” was seeded in Doctor Who episodes and other media that aired in 2005 and 2006.

btw, there’s a Facebook group dedicated to this topic.

edit: there’s also a tumblr dedicated to reblogging every person who has this realization.

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Leaked footage of a N.C. police shooting shows how little we’re really told by officers

On the night of January 24, 2013, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Officer Aaron Hunt shot and killed 22-year-old black man Nijza Lamar Hagans during a traffic stop, but the Fayetteville police department has refused to publicly release the footage from the officer’s dashboard camera, with the city’s attorney citing “ethical implications which can easily be avoided.”

Officer Hunt was cleared of any wrongdoing by Cumberland County district attorney Billy West shortly after the shooting. But the video — provided to Mic via the Intercept, which received it exclusively from an anonymous source — raises serious questions about the use of lethal force and the lack of transparency in how such incidents are filed and reported by police. It’s another example of how often the truth is manipulated.

Person A of the OTP is late and literally runs into Person B on their way to work/school/etc. Person A is physically smaller yet manages to bowl B over and send their belongings flying. How does Person B react?

Bonus: Person C set the entire thing up by shutting off A’s alarm clock, and making sure B was in a position to intercept A.

J.J. Watt tweets photo of gruesome thigh injury he suffered last season

At times we all seem to think that Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is more machine than human.

But after Watt posted a photo of a gruesome thigh injury he suffered during a game last season to his Twitter account. That’s proof enough that he is more man than machine.

Watt suffered this injury during the Sept. 28 game against the Buffalo Bill. It was actually one of his best games of the season. He logged nine quarterback hits and intercepted one of EJ Manuel’s passes and returned for one of his five touchdowns last season.

Watt never missed a snap or a game after sustaining the injury.

So in other words, even when bruised up – J.J. Watt continues being J.J. Watt.

Title: By Tomorrow We’ll be Swimming with the Fishes

Fandom: MCU

Characters: Pietro x Reader, rest of Avengers

Word count: 1132

Notes: this is seriously teeth rotting fic, Anon, I tried, but I ended up writing something fluffy and what hopefully is funny. Gosh the fluff.

Request: X

It wasn’t supposed to be a hard mission, just picking up some loose ends and go back home in time for dinner. At least that had been the plan initially. It was mostly a recon outing, so Maria Hill employed Wanda, Pietro, Natasha and you for this one. She decided that bringing the big guns would attract unwanted attention (it did anyways) so it was better to stick to subtlety (not really). In retrospect, the plan was a terrible idea, because the moment you stepped within the military base area you were intercepted by a defense group, that apparently sprang from the ground like daisies.

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Requested by uniquesashamarie1991


You were at the new Avengers facility, watching Wanda train. Several air cannons flung projectiles at her from all directions, and she managed to knock all of them out of the air without missing any of them.

You felt a rush of air which meant Pietro decided to join you. “She’s pretty great at that, isn’t she?” you asked, glancing up at the speedster.

“Very,” Pietro replied with a nod. “Hey, I was kinda wondering-” You didn’t hear the rest, since Wanda had stopped and was starting to exit the training facility.

“Hey, sorry, gotta go,” you quickly told Pietro as you left to intercept Wanda. You told yourself that today you’d admit your feelings for her.

You managed to catch her. “Hey, Wanda,” you called out.

“Oh, hi, Y/N,” Wanda replied with a wave. “You want something?”

“Uh, yeah, I was just wondering, I really like you, and uh, I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind going on a date?” you said.

Wanda looked surprised, but before she could answer, her brother came rushing in. “Hey, what are you doing?” Pietro asked you, getting defensive of his sister.

“She’s asking me on a date!” Wanda said, shoving Pietro away from her a little. “I’m allowed to reject, or in this case, accept, my own dates.”

Pietro’s jaw dropped. “B-but…” He stammered a bit more, finding words.

Wanda’s eyes glowed red briefly as she used her power. “You’re jealous,” she stated, sounding a little amused.

“Hey!” Pietro protested, but he then sighed, trying to calm himself down. “Fine. I was trying to ask Y/N out before she ran off to meet you.”

“Sorry, Pietro. But I asked Wanda first. And I think she said yes,” you said, looking to Wanda as she nodded in reply.

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NSA PLANNED TO HIJACK GOOGLE APP STORE TO HACK SMARTPHONES

The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals.

The surveillance project was launched by a joint electronic eavesdropping unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team, which includes spies from each of the countries in the “Five Eyes” alliance — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

The top-secret document, obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was published Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept. The document outlines a series of tactics that the NSA and its counterparts in the Five Eyes were working on during workshops held in Australia and Canada between November 2011 and February 2012.

The main purpose of the workshops was to find new ways to exploit smartphone technology for surveillance. The agencies used the Internet spying system XKEYSCORE to identify smartphone traffic flowing across Internet cables and then to track down smartphone connections to app marketplace servers operated by Samsung and Google. (Google declined to comment for this story. Samsung said it would not be commenting “at this time.”)

As part of a pilot project codenamed IRRITANT HORN, the agencies were developing a method to hack and hijack phone users’ connections to app stores so that they would be able to send malicious “implants” to targeted devices. The implants could then be used to collect data from the phones without their users noticing.

Previous disclosures from the Snowden files have shown agencies in the Five Eyes alliance designed spyware for iPhones and Android smartphones, enabling them to infect targeted phones and grab emails, texts, web history, call records, videos, photos and other files stored on them. But methods used by the agencies to get the spyware onto phones in the first place have remained unclear.

The newly published document shows how the agencies wanted to “exploit” app store servers — using them to launch so-called “man-in-the-middle” attacks to infect phones with the implants. A man-in-the-middle attack is a technique in which hackers place themselves between computers as they are communicating with each other; it is a tactic sometimes used by criminal hackers to defraud people. In this instance, the method would have allowed the surveillance agencies to modify the content of data packets passing between targeted smartphones and the app servers while an app was being downloaded or updated, inserting spyware that would be covertly sent to the phones.