Belgacom hack – Zelfs in EU geen rechtstaat

Voormalig- NSA-contractant en oud-CIA-medewerker Edward Snowden benadrukt het belang van de publicatie.
“Dit eerste, gedocumenteerde geval van een cyberaanval van de ene Europese lidstaat op de andere is een adembenemend voorbeeld van de schaal waarop cyberaanvallen, met overheidssteun, plaatsvinden.” Hij waarschuwt tegelijkertijd voor de gevolgen van de hack. Snowden in een reactie: “Als we zeggen dat het goed is dat de Britten de Belgen mogen hacken, dan geven we impliciet ook toestemming voor het tegenovergestelde.

Kortom 1 EU, maar niemand vertrouwd elkaar?

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Tedx – What is death

For as far back as we can trace our existence, humans have been fascinated with death and resurrection. But is resurrection really possible? And what is the actual difference between a living creature and a dead body anyway? Randall Hayes delves into the scientific theories that seek to answer these age-old questions.

Lesson by Randall Hayes, animation by Anton Bogaty.

Sure fire way told by Science..say Atheism.

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Michiel de Ruyter Film Trailer


Wanneer het diep verscheurde Nederland van alle kanten wordt aangevallen en op de rand van een burgeroorlog staat, probeert één man te vechten voor het landsbelang: Michiel de Ruyter. Maar zijn successen maken hem in ogen van de machthebbers te populair… Michiel de Ruyter.

Cast: Frank Lammers, Sanne Langelaar, Lukas Dijkema, Barry Atsma, Lieke van Lexmond, Roeland Fernhout, Hajo Bruins, Egbert-Jan Weeber, Tygo Gernandt, Derek de Lint, Jelle de Jong, Victor Löw, Jules Croiset, Pip Pellens, Bas van Prooijen, Rutger Hauer.

Bij de grootste Nederlanders ooit en in februari volgend jaar in de bioscoop.

Zie eerder.

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EU must come clean regarding CIA torture

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As the world awaited the US Senate report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme under the George W Bush administration, there was very little introspection in Europe. Many of America’s European allies were deeply involved in the CIA programme. And they are still very quiet about it.
In 2007 a special investigator for the Council of Europe, Dick Marty, concluded that there was “enough evidence to state” that American secret prisons existed in Poland and Romania. He added that the “illegal deportation of suspects by CIA kidnapping teams in Europe” amounted to “a massive and systematic violation of human rights”. To this day the exact scale of European complicity remains unknown. According to information compiled by Open Society Foundations, at least 54 governments cooperated with these CIA activities.
Washington has never confirmed the location of secret CIA prisons, nor named the governments that cooperated, and nor indeed does the material just published. European states that took part in the CIA operation were complicit in violating fundamental human rights. In authoritarian countries where torture abounds, there is no such thing as public accountability. Is the EU proving to do any better? [Guardian]

See earlier. EU, Get clean..
Update: Dutch get double clean..

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