Links and news for Aug 15 2013 – 2

1. Al Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels kill Italian priest, says rights group 

Aug 14 BEIRUT- Al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Syria have killed an Italian Jesuit priest who disappeared in the east of the country late last month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

2. Obama once again shows that Nixon suffered from a failure of the imagination.

3. So you thought that just by turning your phone off or taking out the battery you were safe from malicious spying by the NSA or other unconstitutional organizations?

4. Article on the lack of future for Jewish people in Europe. (H/T BCF)

5. Egypt today.

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4 Replies to “Links and news for Aug 15 2013 – 2”

  1. 4 – A highly-educated Hungarian colleague will not be convinced that the problem for Europe is Islam. “Vandals attack a Christian cemetery – nothing in the media. But if anything happens to a *Jewish* cemetery!” Jews control the economy etc. He looks forward to all the Jews leaving for Israel and for Hungary’s sake he hopes they stay there.

  2. Ambient backscatter is fairly weak when your far from a transmitter. As said in the article, they needed to be within 6 miles of a commercial TV transmitter (50-100 kW RF output) to work, and even then the power from the signal was good for only a few feet. Neat technology, and one that’s already common (think EZ pass), but it requires a high RF field to get enough power to work. Also easy to defeat: just wrap the device with foil and its shielded.

  3. 3. So you thought that just by turning your phone off or taking out the battery you were safe from malicious spying by the NSA or other unconstitutional organizations?

    This is not new. It has been around for two decades at the least. Passive transponders work on the principle. It is also used on insects and other such creatures, for research purposes.

    To stymie the technology, all one needs is a cover that electrically conducting. Your own mobile phone cover or pouch, can be sprayed by silver paint, and thats that.

  4. #2 Nixon suffered from being anti-communist, that is why the left attacked him so, however if he had been a Dem politician even that wouldn’t have been enough to cause the left to attack him.

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