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Too Big For Its Breaches

It sounds like “Bluto” Blutarsky is running the U.S. Secret Service.

Agents and supervisors of the US Secret Service have engaged in misconduct in 17 countries in recent years, The Washington Post reported Friday.

It quoted accounts given by whistleblowers to a Senate committee that oversees the Secret Service.

These accounts contradict assertions by Secret [...]

Remember When Presidents Had Class?

George H.W. Bush — former President of the United States — stand up guy. From Time:

Former President George H.W. Bush shaved his head this week in solidarity with 2 year-old Patrick, the son of a member of his Secret Service detail, who is undergoing treatment for leukemia.

Bush’s office released photos of Bush [...]

Gun Free Zones For Everyone!

Now this is something we can all get behind. If gun control for me, then gun control for thee.

Knives Out

Secret Service confiscates utensils at an Obama speech. http://fxn.ws/MFGLU9 Apparently it is routine, but it sounds ridiculous in any case. They wouldn’t have this problem if they used sporks instead.

Secret Servicing Part Deux

http://yhoo.it/IJSNfl

It doesn’t look so good and now some military folks are involved as well. And while “boys will boys”  used to work the very close links to transnational organized crime and human trafficking — including the very real possibility that underage girls are involved make this a severe lapse in moral, legal, and ethical [...]

It Was 30 Years Ago Today…

30 years ago today Secret Service Agent Tim McCarthy (far right, striped tie) used his body to stop an assassin’s bullet and save President Ronald Reagan’s life… Here’s a nice piece on McCarthy from The Los Angeles Times:

And on that day, McCarthy became the most famous Secret Service agent alive.

At 2:27 p.m., [...]

Hacker Hacked

Here’s a very interesting profile from New York Times Magazine of a guy named Albert Gonzales, Jr. — one of the most prolific cyber-criminals ever.

Indeed, the young man was in the act of “cashing out,” as he would later admit. He had programmed a stack of blank debit cards with stolen card numbers [...]