By Bob Sullivan (MSNBC) Judy Rivers isn’t dead after all. And, as anyone who’s had a maddening run-in with the nation’s credit system would agree, her “resurrection” is miraculous. Some loyal Red Tape readers might recall an August 2010 story we published on Rivers titled, “Hey banks: This woman is alive.” At the time, Rivers [...]
All over the Internet today, you’ll see headlines confirming that old people smell different. Why, yes, they do, but not the way the headlines imply. From the actual study ”Old-age group were rated as less intense and less unpleasant than body odors originating from Young and Middle-age donors.” So it’s not that smell more, but [...]
By Sergei Skorobogatov (Cambridge University) Claims were made by the intelligence agencies around the world, from MI5, NSA and IARPA, that silicon chips could be infected. We developed breakthrough silicon chip scanning technology to investigate these claims. We chose an American military chip that is highly secure with sophisticated encryption standard, manufactured in China. Our aim [...]
By Jason Ditz (Antiwar.com) After years of dealing with photographs of troops torturing prisoners, desecrating corpses and generally behaving badly, commanders in southwestern Afghanistan have announced that they are going to solve the problem by banning photography. via Military to Avoid Embarrassing Pictures by Banning Photography — News from Antiwar.com.
By Gail Collins (NY Times) The cities that want to be a convention site create committees, which promise to raise copious cash if chosen. The host committee in Charlotte, for instance, is pledged to raise $36.65 million. This is turning into something of a struggle, particularly since the Democrats, in a little-noted reform effort, prohibited [...]