Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Operation Unmask: Interpol Arrests Twenty-Five (25) Suspected Members of 'Anonymous' Group in Dozens of Cities

I have to wonder about this media report, because the article admits that it is unsure of the evidence being used to prove these hackers were actually a part of Anonymous. Anyone can arrest some hackers in Europe and Latin America, and
claim that the hackers were a part of the group. However, if these hackers were indeed a part of Anonymous, I am quite sure there will be other incidents both from the Anonymous side and from law enforcement agents, so stay tuned.

Interpol has arrested 25 suspected members of the 'Anonymous' hackers group in a swoop covering more than a dozen cities in Europe and Latin America, the global police body said on Tuesday.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Water Rates Expected to Triple in Some Parts of United States due to $1 Trillion in Needed Infrastucture Improvements

Buried No Longer

Mos Def warned me in New World Water way back when that water would be the greatest commodity in the near future, but I didn't listen. Next to oxygen, water is the most precious commodity for a human being, so its value can never be understated. President George W. Bush allegedly even picked up some water resources down in South America a few years back.

Most people don't have the resources to acquire independent water holdings, so they will have to depend on their local municipalities to provide these services. Unfortunately, these services are going to be most costly in the coming years as a new report by the
AWWA (see above for a copy of the report) estimates that people's water costs could triple in some parts of the country.

Household Water Bills Will Go Up. Important caveats are necessary here, because there are many ways that the increased investment in water infrastructure can be allocated among customers. Variables include rate structures, how the investment is financed, and other important local factors. But the level of investment required to replace worn-out pipes and maintain current levels of water service in the most affected communities could in some cases triple household water bills.

Source: American Water Works Association