CBI website hacked by ”Pakistani Cyber Army”


The official website of Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI (http://cbi.nic.in/), was hacked yesterday by programmers identifying themselves as “Pakistani Cyber Army”. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is an agency of India that serves as a criminal investigation body, national security agency and intelligence agency.

EU launches antitrust probe into alleged Google abuses


he European Commission has launched an investigation into Google after other search engines complained that the firm had abused its dominant position. The EC will examine whether the world’s largest search engine penalised competing services in its results. The probe follows complaints by firms including price comparison site Foundem and legal search engine ejustice.fr. Google denies the allegations but said it would work with the Commission to “address any concerns”. Read more at BBC.

Gold rush triggers deadly lead poisoning in Nigeria


Standing at the local graveyard, Mohammed Abubakar cannot find the grave of the son he unwittingly poisoned. The grass has grown too high. “He started convulsing and vomiting,” Abubakar said. “Everywhere we went, we could not get medicine. And then, he died.” His son is among an estimated 400 children who have died and 30,000 others who have been poisoned in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria, since March in the world’s worst recorded outbreak of lead poisoning. Read more at CNN.

Nigeria’s 500-year-old dye tradition under threat


Residents of Kano in Nigeria are struggling to keep alive their centuries-old tradition of hand-dying delicate cloth a deep indigo blue, with their trade under threat from the realities of modern commerce. Kano’s pits are said to date back 500 years and were once the center of a bustling Saharan trade in dyed cloth. Read more at CNN.

U.S. documents obtained by WikiLeaks posted despite site problem


The whistleblower website WikiLeaks said Sunday that it was under cyber attack, preventing it from posting tens of thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic cables, it said via Twitter Sunday. Despite the glitch, five international news outlets which had obtained the documents ahead of time published details of the leaked documents on their websites. The announcement of the apparent attack came shortly after the United States warned WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange that publishing the papers would be illegal and would endanger peoples’ lives. Read more at CNN and BBC.

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