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Daily news — Hackers, Russian silliness and a new media celebrity

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that cyberspies, possibly Chinese, have  “broken into the Pentagon’s $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project — the Defense Department’s costliest weapons program ever — according to current and former government officials familiar with the attacks.” There have been other Chinese hacker reports in the last few days. Time may tell if this is serious, the latest media panic, or both.

Russia has a Bridge to Nowhere, too, on the side of the country close to Alaska, the New York Times says.

That didn’t take long: The federal government already has begun “20 criminal investigations and six audits” into whether federal bailout money is being stolen or wasted, reports CNN and numerous other news outlets.

Reports of physicist Stephen Hawkings’ illness are becoming more encouraging.

A Somali teen pirate smiles for the cameras as he arrives in New York City (ABC). Is it the joy of being a new celebrity or the realization that he’s the one who isn’t dead?

Written by jacksontom

April 21, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Posted in Daily news digest

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