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Is the Government Spying On You Through Your Own Computer’s Webcam Or Microphone?

(Washingtons Blog) – Government – Or Private Individuals – May Be Watching and Listening. We documented earlier today that –  if you are near your smart phone – the NSA or private parties could remotely activate your microphone and camera and spy on you.

This post shows that the same is true for our computer. Initially, the NSA built backdoors into the world’s most popular software program – Microsoft Windows – by 1999.

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6.4M: Earthquake Strikes Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has just struck off the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.
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Christian Music: Sidewalk Prophets: Live Like That

Christian Music Note SheetChristian Music Video of the Week:
Sidewalk Prophets: Live Like That

Tired of the negative message in secular music? Why not try listening to positive, encouraging Christian music? Music frees the soul, so bring Christ into that fold. We need Jesus Christ every day and Christian music is a great way to connect with our Lord and Savior even if it is in a small way. So enjoy this week’s music selection and the song lyrics which are beneath the video.

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U.K. Spy Agency Secretly Taps Over 200 Fiber-Optic Cables, Shares Data With the NSA

The British spy agency GCHQ has secretly tapped more than 200 fiber-optic cables carrying phone and internet traffic and has been sharing data with the U.S. National Security Agency, according to a news report.

The spy operation, which included placing intercepts at the landing points of transatlantic undersea cables where they surface in the U.K., has allowed the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) to become the top interceptor of phone and internet data in the world, according to the Guardian newspaper, which broke the story based on documents leaked by former NSA systems administrator Edward Snowden.

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West Fork fire grows beyond 70,000 acres; weather a problem

Colorado Wildfire

Tiny towns in southwest Colorado that are normally flush with tourists this time of year were practically ghost towns, fully or partially evacuated Sunday by a trio of fires called the West Fork complex.

Containment or control? “None whatsoever,” said Penny Bertram, a spokeswoman for the National Incident Management Organization team that is leading the massive deployment against the blaze.

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Comet ISON: Information, Updates, Photos and Video

(Video) – Late in 2012, astronomers discovered a distant sungrazing comet that got many people very excited. Around the time of its perihelion – or closest approach to the sun – on November 28, 2013, Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) has the potential to become a striking object visible to the eye alone. Will Comet ISON become a legendary comet of the century? It might. But it might not.

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The Bank Of International Settlements Warns The Monetary Kool-Aid Party Is Over

When a month ago the Central Banks’ Central Bank, aka the Bank of International Settlements (or BIS) in Basel where the MIT central-planning braintrust meets every few months to decide the fate of the world, warned that the Fed-induced collateral shortage is distorting the markets, few paid attention. That the implication behind said warning was that QE can not continue at the current pace, was just as lost. A few short weeks later following the biggest plunge in markets since 2011 in the aftermath of Bernanke’s taper tantrum, some are finally willing to listen.

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Some 6,500 Feared Dead in Floods, Landslides in India

Officials in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand raised the estimated death toll of ongoing flash floods and landslides from 1,000 to 6,500, Al-Jazeera reported on Monday.

About 680 bodies have been recovered, according to previous media reports.

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Damascus: Syrian capital rocked by suicide bombers in latest bloodshed from civil war

WEB Notes: 70% of the population in Syria is pro-Assad.

Car bombs ripped through a military airbase in Aleppo and a pro-government area of Damascus, while suicide bombers tried to storm two police stations elsewhere in the capital. At least 25 people were reported killed in the escalating battles to control Syria’s top two cities.

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Israel hits Gaza targets in response to rocket fire

Two weapons storage facilities and a rocket-launching site in Gaza were targeted by the Israeli Air Force in the early hours of Monday morning, the IDF Spokesperson’s office said, after at least six rockets were launched from the Strip into southern Israel late Sunday night and early Monday. 
“The IDF will not tolerate attempts to harm Israeli citizens, and our soldiers will continue to act against anyone who engages in terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is held responsible,” the IDF said in a statement. 

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‘They are killing each other’: Western weapons for Syrian rebels will intensify war

The US decision to arm the Syrian rebels fighting government troops has sparked feuds among various rebel factions dominated by radical Islamist fighters. RT contributor Afshin Rattansi warns against the move, as internal schisms among the rebels deepen.

A power struggle may also be brewing in the rebels’ ranks: Fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front have reportedly assassinated a large number of officers of the Free Syrian Army.  

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UN: Impossible to determine Syria chemical attack perpetrator even with US evidence

(Video) – The UN is still unable to determine which side used chemical weapons in Syria’s conflict, the organization’s investigative committee has said. The statement came as reports of Syrian rebels being armed intensify and fears of more bloodshed mount.

Paulo Pinheiro, chairman of the UN commission’s inquiry into rights violations in Syria, refused to comment on evidence received from the US, UK, and France which, they claim, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces using chemical weapons.  

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