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08 Apr 17:55

Kissy Congressman Confesses to Texting Stranger: "I Messed Up"

by Adam Weinstein

Kissy Congressman Confesses to Texting Stranger: "I Messed Up"

Last night, after Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) publicly apologized for snogging, on surveillance video, in his congressional office, a staffer who was not his wife, he received a text from a stranger: "Hey bro. How's your day goin." For some inexplicable reason, he replied—at length.


07 Apr 14:51

First official climate change refugees evacuate their island homes forever, before they are washed away in 2015 [Sad]

27 Mar 21:48

Newlywed Wife Gets 30 Years in Bizarre Death Shove Case

by Michelle Dean

Newlywed Wife Gets 30 Years in Bizarre Death Shove Case

Today, a Montana federal court sentenced 22-year-old Jordan Graham to thirty years in prison for, well, there's really no delicate way of putting this: Shoving her husband of approximately eight days, 25-year-old Cody Johnson, off a cliff in Glacier National Park.



17 Feb 07:01

200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal

by Soulskill
An anonymous reader writes "Brian Krebs has a followup to this week's 400 Gbps DDoS attack using NTP amplification. Krebs, as a computer security writer, has often been the target of DDoS attacks. He was also hit by a 200Gbps attack this week (apparently, from a 15-year-old in Illinois). That kind of volume would have been record-breaking only a couple of years ago, but now it's just normal. Arbor Networks says we've entered the 'hockey stick' era of DDoS attacks, as a graph of attack volume spikes sharply over the past year. CloudFlare's CEO wrote, 'Monday's DDoS proved these attacks aren't just theoretical. To generate approximately 400Gbps of traffic, the attacker used 4,529 NTP servers running on 1,298 different networks. On average, each of these servers sent 87Mbps of traffic to the intended victim on CloudFlare's network. Remarkably, it is possible that the attacker used only a single server running on a network that allowed source IP address spoofing to initiate the requests. An attacker with a 1 Gbps connection can theoretically generate more than 200Gbps of DDoS traffic.' In a statement to Krebs, he added, 'We have an attack of over 100 Gbps almost every hour of every day.'"

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15 Feb 00:09

Star Wars | df2.jpg

20 Jan 13:12

the Golden Songbird

25 Nov 06:27

FDA: Anti-smoking drug Chantix linked to more than 500 suicides

18 Sep 15:07

U.S. to seize Manhattan skyscraper secretly owned by Iran


I wonder if some of these victims of Iranian terrorism might be currently supporting the rebel faction in Syria. I feel like it's the 80's this morning.

08 Sep 02:23

Walmart, supporting stereotypes since 1962

11 Jul 21:49

Now we know: the United States of America is partially governed by a deep state, undemocratic, secret, aligned with intelligence agencies, spying on friend and foe, lawless in almost every respect.

03 Jul 22:31

Snowden and a muzzled free press

Frank Snepp says reporters are dangerously blase in the face of a Justice Department intent on stemming leaks, even if it means targeting journalists as conspirators under espionage laws.
03 Jul 06:10

We are the National Organization of "Restore the Fourth", which is coordinating nationwide protests on July 4th in opposition to the unconstitutional surveillance methods employed by the US government, especially via the NSA and its recently-revealed PRISM program. Ask us anything

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution


I'm Douglas. Some of you might know me from elsewhere but right now I am the Social Media Coordinator and Interim Press Coordinator for Restore the Fourth. /u/BipolarBear0 and I will be taking questions for at least an hour. Here are some other folks that I hope will drop by to answer some questions as well...

/u/veryoriginal78 - Our National Coordinator

/u/scarletsaint - Lead organizer in Washington and our Outreach Coordinator

/u/Mike13815 - One of the lead organizers in Buffalo and our Marketing Coordinator

/u/neutralitymentality - One of the lead organizers in New York and Assistant Press Coordinator

/u/vArouet - Lead organizer in New York; he probably won't be available for a few hours but he told me he will visit some time after 6 EDT


subreddit: /r/restorethefourth


List of Protests:




Donations, which we just finally started taking this morning, will be used for an advertising blitz tomorrow and what's donated after that on setting up a long-term organization dedicated to protecting the 4th amendment and ourselves from unwarranted surveillance. See the indiegogo page or ask a question below for more info.

6:32pm EDT Alright, after 3 and a half hours of focusing primarily on this and writing various long-winded answers, I need to focus on my many other Rt4 responsibilities for a while. Hopefully some of the others will keep answering for a bit longer. I will take at least one more look at this thread later on and address the more important things I missed - so remember to check back.

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03 Jul 04:47

Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, and others plan July 4 protest against NSA surveillance

01 Jul 23:59

Even now Sithrak oils the spit

01 Jul 00:30

Spiegel Online reveals the extent of NSA spying on Germany - 500 million connections spied on in a month make it the biggest victim of NSA attacks in the EU

01 Jul 00:30

The United States taps half a billion phone calls, emails and text messages in Germany in a typical month and has classed its biggest European ally as a target similar to China..