Smartphone κλέβει εξ’ αποστάσεως πιστωτική Κάρτα


Δείτε το ρεπορτάζ του Καναδικού καναλιού CBC (CBC News)

CBC News Canada: Μια τεχνολογία που έχει σχεδιαστεί ώστε να γίνονται ευκολότερες οι πληρωμές με την πιστωτική κάρτα, μπορεί να θέσει τους Καναδούς σε κίνδυνο απάτης και κλοπής ταυτότητας, προειδοποιούν ειδικοί για την ασφάλεια και την προστασία της ιδιωτικής ζωής.

Πολλές νέες πιστωτικές και χρεωστικές κάρτες έχουν μέσα τους (κρυμμένο) πλινθίο (μικροτσίπ) το οποίο ενεργοποιείται όταν οι πελάτες αξιοποιούν την κάρτα για να κάνουν μια αγορά. Αυτά τα τσιπ, χρησιμοποιούνται σε πολλά σημεία λιανικής πώλησης από τα καταστήματα Tim Hortons (http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/index.html) μέχρι σε υψηλής τεχνολογίας καταστήματα ηλεκτρονικών υπολογιστών, διαβάζονται από μηχανήματα πληρωμών και υποτίθεται ότι είναι ένας Συνέχεια

Ambassador Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos on the Greek economic crisis: could this Greek Tragedy lead to civil war?


Published on December 17th 2012

By Barbara Van Haute

Editorial Note:  Of all the nations experiencing traumatic economic difficulties during the course of the current Great Recession, Greece has suffered the most adverse consequences.  The country’s five year economic problems have been longer and deeper than that of any developed country.  In fact, Greece has gone through a catastrophic depression otherwise unknown in the West.

The  standard of living has dropped drastically; unemployment has reached 26%; the debt to GDP ratio  is over 180%; the country’s “fiscal cliff” is looming bankruptcy;  social spending and the “safety net” have been eviscerated; while demonstrations and riots target both domestic debt reduction measures and the financial institutions  of the European Union power brokers. In response, the European Union Συνέχεια

Boycott Pepsi Over Use of Aborted Fetuses?


LARGO, FL —  In a shocking decision delivered Feb 28th, President Obama’s Security and Exchange Commission ruled that PepsiCo’s use of aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to produce flavor enhancers falls under «ordinary business operations.»

The letter signed by Attorney Brian Pitko of the SEC Office of Chief Counsel was sent in response to a 36-page document submitted by PepsiCo attorneys in January, 2012. In that filing, PepsiCo pleaded with the SEC to reject the Shareholder’s Resolution filed in October 2011 that the company «adopt a corporate policy that recognizes human rights and employs ethical standards which do not involve using the remains of aborted human beings in both private and collaborative research and development agreements.»

PepsiCo lead attorney George A. Schieren noted that the resolution should be excluded because it «deals Συνέχεια

Don’t rewrite Balkan history


National Post · Dec. 23, 2011

Last month, the National Post published an article entitled «A country called Macedonia» that contained scathing commentary about Greece – commencing with a reference to Greece’s economic strife and segueing into a critique of Greece’s opposition to the use of the name «Macedonia» by its northern neighbour. These accusations require a response.

Macedonia and the Macedonian identity have been integral parts of Greek history and culture since some of the first Hellenic tribes (known as Macedonians) settled northern Greek lands almost 4,000 years ago. Many renowned historians dispute the claims contained in the above-referenced article.

Apart from the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon – which existed almost entirely in what is now modern Greece – there had never been another «state» of Macedonia until communist Yugoslavia Συνέχεια