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  • 200+ year old tombstone found at construction site

    WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A tombstone was found in a construction site in West Springfield, but no body has been discovered along with it. The tombstone was found by a man looking for treasure with his metal detector near the former Knights of Columbus building on Park Avenue. There, he discovered a tombstone belonging to a 92 year-old man who died back in 1807. The owner of the property, Michael Ostrowski of Aarrha Credit Union, told 22News that he was surprised to hear a tombstone was found on his land. “There are no remains or anything like that, so it’s more of a novelty at this point that there was a tombstone. It could have been a part of the foundation, but we’re going to extract it and try to find the owner of it and go from there,” Ostrowski said. West Springfield Police Capt. Robert Duffy told 22News that police are not sure where the tombstone came from, but there are graveyards in the area. Because the stone is broken, it is not exactly clear whose marker it was, but they are trying to figure that out.

  • Here are the security measures NSA spies hate the most!

    It’s tempting to imagine that few online safeguards will stop NSA surveillance in its tracks, but that’s not true. A new leak from Edward Snowden’s files reveals that there’s a surprising number of ways to thwart these snoops, at least as of 2012. While you may already know that the NSA sees Tor’s anonymity network as a problem, it hates the heavy encryption on chat protocols like CSpace or Off-the-Record, internet calling systems like ZRTP or highly secure email systems like Zoho. Use two or more of these services in tandem and you may as welldisappear completely — the NSA considers the combination a “near-total loss.” So what are the easy pickings, then? For the most part, it’s relatively simple web encryption, such as what you get at loosely-protected chat and webmail sites. And while this is no longer a shocking revelation, many ostensibly secure virtual private networks aren’t that hard to crack. The good news is that the internet is getting more secure. Google, Microsoft, Yahooand others have all introduced greater levels of encryption, so it’s less likely that surveillance agents will casually scoop up your conversations. [Image credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images] SOURCE: Spiegel Online