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Making Hay Over Hay: Saudi Lawyer Says Scrutiny of Kingdom’s Western Dairy Grab Unjustified

By |March 31st, 2016|

The Middle East is running out of water — fast. So the Kingdom’s Dairy interests are buying up Western US territory and exporting water as hay. Saudi Lawyer Says Criticism Unjustified.

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Why Hackers Are Targeting Health-Care Providers

By |March 31st, 2016|

Read Andrea Peterson explain why hackers are attacking health care providers on Washington Post : Washington is reeling from the news of a hack at MedStar, one of the largest medical providers in the area. A computer virus infecting the organization’s computer systems forced MedStar to shut down much of its online operations Monday. Read her full article here.

Businesses Turning Backs on Banks Lacking Tight IT Security

By |March 31st, 2016|

Over two-thirds of companies prefer to bank with a provider who has a solid security reputation, according to a Kaspersky Lab survey. Those banks that make security a priority and take every effort to ensure measures are in place to safeguard against online financial fraud will have an advantage, when it comes to retaining existing customers and reaching new ones. Read about the new survey by Kaspersky Lab which reveals that most companies prefer banking with banks that have solid IT security on IT Security Guru.

Russian Cyber Thugs Now Targeting … International Law Firms, FBI Privately Warns

By |March 31st, 2016|

The FBI has issued private warnings to law firms about specific cyber threats indicating potential breech and definite targeting by criminal groups. According to a report by Supra Business Advisor: the warning included indication that a cyber crime insider trading ring is targeting “international law firms used to facilitate business ventures.” The FBI provided this context: “In a recent cyber criminal forum post, a criminal actor posted an advertisement to hire a technically proficient hacker for the purposes of gaining sustained access to the networks of multiple international law firms.” The criminal group reportedly declared their intention as: “… compromising the law firm’s computer networks and monitoring them for material, non-public information….This information, gained prior to a public announcement, is then used by a criminal with international stock market expertise to strategically place bids and generate a monetary profit.” Clare Bushey of ChicagoBusiness.com has prov..

No Jobs, No Savings, Just Spend Baby Spend – Fed Defies Gravity, Liquidity Trap Looms

By |March 31st, 2016|

Submitted by Lance Roberts via RealInvestment Advice.com, Fed Levitation What is going on at the Federal Reserve? On Tuesday, Janet Yellen comes out and announces that despite inflation being on the rise and employment below 5%, she is not going to raise the Fed Funds rate 4-times this year, nor even two times this year, but rather most likely none. Of course, this “one and done” scenario is what I suggested back in December following the first rate hike given the ongoing deterioration in the underlying economic backdrop. However, on Wednesday, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans comes out and suggests he would support another interest rate increase in June. So what is it? Are we “data dependent” or are we more concerned about “global economic weakness?” Or, is this just part of the Fed’s careful orchestration to support asset markets? I think it may just be the latter as the Fed comes to the realization they have gotten themselves caught in a “liquidity trap.” Here is..

Yellen the Stock Whisperer: Listen To Yellen, Ignore Fundamentals?

By |March 31st, 2016|

Laugh or cry, the choice is yours. Here is trader Keith Bliss explaining why one should listen to the "stock whisperer", and ignore fundamentals. He maybe on to something... Since macro doesn't matter... And neither do earnings... According to Bliss, trading is simple as 1, 2, 3: Don't argue with Janet Yellen if she wants to be dovis, you buy stock. Oil: below $40 you sell stocks, above $40 you buy stocks VIX: above 20 you sell stocks, below 14 you buy stocks. And that's all there is to "trading." His interview with Yahoo Finance below. And some more insight: Were the soothing tones of the stock whisperer the catalyst to propel the market back to the all-time highs? After the market rallied from the damage of early 2016, we noted that equities stalled in mid-March were waiting for a catalyst. The bulls had clearly reasserted their majority, but just like water, every market finds its own level of equilibrium, as we've seen the last two weeks. Change i..

Stealth Water Grab: Foreign Countries Buying Huge Swaths of Western Farmland, Exporting US Water as Hay

By |March 30th, 2016|

Saudi Arabia and other water short Middle Eastern countries are buying large swaths of draught stricken farmland across the Western U.S., using the underground water to grow hay for their herds, then exporting the hay back home. Saudi Arabia just bought 15,000 acres of CA and AZ to do just this.

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Boomerang: FBI Fighting Judge’s Order To Reveal TOR Exploit Code

By |March 30th, 2016|

Last month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was ordered to reveal the complete source code for the TOR exploit it used to hack visitors of the world’s largest dark web child pornography site, PlayPen. Robert J. Bryan, the federal judge, ordered the FBI to hand over the TOR browser exploit code so that defence could better understand how the agency hacked over 1,000 computers and if

Home Sweet Box – $400/Month To Live In A Box In Someone’s San Fran Living Room

By |March 30th, 2016|

We’ve spent quite a lot of time documenting the inexorable rise in housing prices across some of the world’s red hot markets. Take Vancouver, for instance, where according to National Bank, one third of all homes sold in 2015 went to Chinese buyers whose voracious demand has driven prices into the stratosphere in both British Columbia and Ontario. Here’s what $2.5 million will get you in Point Grey: Or how about London, where things are so out of control that it will cost you £500 to live under someone’s stairs: Then there’s San Francisco, where the median home price is now well over $1 million. Indeed, as we noted just yesterday, San Francisco home prices rose 10.5% in January and, along with properties in Seattle and Portland, have now surpassed their housing bubble highs: And when last we checked in on Silicon Valley, a tent in someone’s backyard goes for $46 a night (you get an extension cord, one shower a day, and wi-fi). But if you aren't the camping type, there..

FBI’s New Mark: Google Ordered To Unlock 9 Android Phones

By |March 30th, 2016|

The legal battle between Apple and the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) over a locked iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters may be over, but the Department of Justice (DoJ) are back in front of a judge with a similar request. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has discovered publicly available court documents that revealed the government has asked Google’s