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Cyber War Continues; IMF New Target

IMF targeted in cyberattack, extent not disclosed By CHRISTINA REXRODE, AP Business Writer – Sat Jun 11, 5:20 pm ET NEW YORK – The International Monetary Fund, already reeling from last month’s arrest of its former leader, is investigating an attack on its computer system. IMF spokesman David Hawley said the organization is fully functional. He declined to provide … Continue reading

Corporate Data Breaches: Citigroup, Inc. [updated]

by: Kyouri In the latest hit to the string of corporate security breaches, Citigroup Inc., who received a $45 billion bailout in 2008 during what has become the largest banking industry bailout in U.S. history, and who also had the federal government shoulder hundreds of billions of dollars worth of bad assets, has become a … Continue reading

Letter to the U.S. (excerpt)

GOVERNMENT 1 : the act or process of governing; specifically : authoritative direction or control 2 obsolete :moral conduct or behaviorMerriam-Webster Online REPUBLIC1 a (1) : a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president (2) : a political unit (as a nation) … Continue reading

“Gates blasts NATO, questions future of alliance”

By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer – Fri Jun 10, 5:30 am ET BRUSSELS – America’s military alliance with Europe — the cornerstone of U.S. security policy for six decades — faces a “dim, if not dismal” future, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday in a blunt valedictory address. In his final policy speech as Pentagon chief, … Continue reading

“Ala. governor signs tough illegal immigration law”

By BOB JOHNSON, Associated Press – 40 mins ago MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama’s governor on Thursday signed a tough new illegal immigration law that requires public schools to determine students’ immigration status and makes it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride. The bill also allows police to arrest anyone suspected of being an … Continue reading

Contributors and Authors

Launching its debut this month, The Objective is seeking contributors and authors to help build the database of information regarding all things objectionable to the public at large. Content must be professional and conducive to the theme of The Objective, and should be either fresh or a fresh take on an old issue that left … Continue reading

“SEC scans Goldman, other firms’ Libya dealings: report”

Thu Jun 9, 2011 6:57am EDT (Reuters) – The Securities and Exchange Commission is examining whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc and some other financial companies violated bribery laws in dealings with Libya’s sovereign-wealth fund, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Enforcement lawyers at SEC are reviewing documents that detail the … Continue reading