Happy Monday folks! I hope you all have a wonderful week filled with good things. I know most people are busy getting ready for work, and might not have time for a leisurely cup of coffee with their news, so let’s jump right it!
A fire destroys many buildings at the 9/11 Flight 93 Memorial.
A blaze, that started in a break room at the Shanksville Memorial to Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, has destroyed 3 buildings. Local fire fighters were able to save a fourth building, while struggling with gusty winds that spread the fire rapidly. The visitor’s center was not affected, as it is located a few miles away from the administration buildings, but a number of 9/11 artifacts were lost in the fire.
The Hack attack that affected JPMorgan Chase is more extensive than first believed.
I am posting this follow up to Saturday’s article about JP Morgan Chase’s major hack attack, as other institutions were also affected. It is interesting to note that the authors are pointing to Russian hackers with “loose” connections to the Russian government without any hard evidence other than referencing “people briefed on the matter.”
The conflicts in Syria and Iraq are also affecting ancient cultural sites.
There are many news outlets covering the situation in the Middle East and while we send them tremendous love and light during this struggle, it would be redundant to cover the situation in detail here. I bring this article to your attention as I feel the destruction of culturally and spiritually significant sites is part of the systematic process that is unfolding there. The author also gives some insight into how the media is currently pointing people in one direction and not telling the full story of what is going on in the region.
How to protect data from snooping when it is stored in the Cloud.
It is widely known that the NSA and other government authorities have been snooping at business and personal data in the US and beyond. During the INTEROP conference in New York this week, members discussed ways to protect data stored in the Cloud. The strongest suggestion is to encrypt it before it is stored and then unscramble it when retrieved. The article also discusses legal proceedings related to Microsoft declining to release user data stored in off shore servers.
The economic underpinnings of the Occupy Central protests go way beyond a call for Democracy.
Here is a detailed review of the economic underpinnings of the Hong Kong Central protest, which continued and intensified over the weekend. What is striking to me is that many of these quality of life issues are affecting us all, but the incendiary force of pending political elections has triggered the massive display among Hong Kong youth.
Companies can now show their achievements in gender equality with the EDGE seal of approval.
Whenever businesses take notice of a trend and make efforts to prove they are paying attention, you know they feel it is important to their clients and their bottom line. The Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) Certification was introduced at the World Economic Forum in 2011, but EDGE recently announced a partnership with various business and political groups to launch the “She Works” initiative to advance women’s employment. Any forays into gender equality in the business sector are greatly welcomed.
I guess it doesn’t matter who you are or who you know.
It’s ironic that Ben Bernake, former director of the Federal Reserve Bank cannot refinance his home. There are some comments about the credit requirements and first time home buyer environment in this short article. While this may seem funny, it points out that most people are having issues in these times.
Happy National Space Week! Here are some beautiful photos shared from space on Twitter.
In honor of World Space Week, the Mirror in the UK has pulled together the best space photos “Tweeted” by astronauts on the space station. Who knew that they could Tweet from space? This gives a whole new meaning to living in a connected world! The photos are breathtaking as well. Happy Space Week!
A very rare lunar eclipse can be viewed from the eastern US this week.
For all you beautiful people who love to gaze at the stars, Wednesday, October 8, 2014 marks a full “blood moon” and also a total lunar eclipse. While this is already rare, the specific type of eclipse is even rarer! Dubbed a Selenelion moon, the eclipse will occur almost simultaneously with the sun rise. If you are on the east coast of the US, get up early and check it out!
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