Friday, July 26, 2013

IRS Scandal - #4543 - VIDEO: Greta Van Susteren: Martha Boneta - Tea Party Farmer: How the IRS Targeted Me - Fox News (2) Feds Tell Web Firms to Turn Over User Account Passwords - CNet (3) Andrew McCarthy: The Huma Unmentionables - Muslim Connection - National Review Online (4) NYC Church Says It's Been Evicted From a Local Restaurant Following Backlash Over Homosexuality Sermon - The Blaze

Greta Van Susteren: Martha Boneta - Tea Party Farmer: How the IRS Targeted Me - Fox News - Self-described Tea Party Republican who repeatedly clashed with environment group says the embattled agency improperly targeted her because of politics.

(2) Feds Tell Web Firms to Turn Over User Account Passwords - CNet - The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed. If the government is able to determine a person's password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user. Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused. "I've certainly seen them ask for passwords," said one Internet industry source who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We push back." A second person who has worked at a large Silicon Valley company confirmed that it received legal requests from the federal government for stored passwords. Companies "really heavily scrutinize" these requests, the person said. "There's a lot of 'over my dead body.'" Read more.......

(3) The Huma Unmentionables - Muslim Connection - Andrew McCarthy - National Review Online - Charlotte’s revulsion over Huma Abedin’s calculated “stand by your man” routine is surely right. Still, it is amazing, as we speculate about Ms. Abedin’s political future, that the elephant in the room goes unnoticed, or at least studiously unmentioned. Sorry to interrupt the Best Enabler of a Sociopath Award ceremony but, to recap, Ms. Abedin worked for many years at a journal that promotes Islamic-supremacist ideology that was founded by a top al-Qaeda financier, Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef ran the Rabita Trust, a formally designated foreign terrorist organization under American law. Ms. Abedin and Naseef overlapped at the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA) for at least seven years. Throughout that time (1996–2003), Ms. Abdein worked for Hillary Clinton in various capacities. Ms. Abedin’s late father, Dr. Zyed Abedin, was recruited by Naseef to run the JMMA in Saudi Arabia. The journal was operated under the management of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, a virulently anti-Semitic and sharia-supremacist organization. When Dr. Abedin died, editorial control of the journal passed to his wife, Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin — Huma’s mother. Read more........

(4) NYC Church Says It's Been Evicted from a Local Restaurant Following Backlash Over Homosexuality Sermon - The Blaze - New York City can sometimes be a tough place for social conservatives to find sympathy for their beliefs. This is a lesson that The Gallery Church learned all too well when the house of worship says it was booted out of a local restaurant following sermons about same-sex attraction. The church claims it was evicted from the space, which it has rented for $25,000 each year, following numerous complaints from those living in the surrounding area. The incident was discussed, in detail, on Gallery’s blog. “This particular sermon series struck a nerve in the neighborhood. There was an enormous amount of backlash,” Pastor Freddy Wyatt told conservative commentator Todd Starnes. “We don’t know specifically what that was. The restaurant said if it had only been a couple of phone calls it would have been one thing — but it was more than that.” Read more.......

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