July 30, 2012
General Keith Alexander, the NSA boss, wants the government to centralize the internet and force users to use a system analogous to EZ Pass.
EZ Pass is an RFID transponder system used for toll collection on roads, bridges, and tunnels in the United States.
“What we need for cybersecurity is something analogous to that,” Alexander told the annual Def Con computer hacking conference in Las Vegas.. “Think of us as the [...]
As part of Occupy Wall Street’s call for a nationwide “general strike” May 1, elements within the group are looking to shut down bridges and tunnels in both New York and San Francisco.
Occupy Oakland, the most radical of all the local Occupy groups, passed a resolution April 15 that vows to shut down all travel from Marin to San Francisco.
“If any of the unions on the Golden Gate bridge declare [...]
A New Jersey man has filed a federal lawsuit in New York over the Port Authority’s toll increase.
Yoel Weisshaus of New Milford claims the increase is an abuse of power and discriminates against him because he is poor.
Cash tolls on the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing went up from $8 to $12 on Sunday.
Weisshaus claims the tolls are targeted [...]
It’s going to be a mad, mad Monday-morning commute.
Mass transit probably won’t be fully up and running until “well into” tomorrow, and straphangers should plan on walking, biking or carpooling to work, officials said yesterday.
Subways, buses, Metro-North and the LIRR won’t be restarted until transit workers deal with potentially flooded train tunnels and vulnerable power lines, Mayor Bloomberg said.
NJ Transit, too, is in limbo [...]
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s largest subway system and arriving flights at the five main New York City-area airports were to be halted at noon Saturday as Hurricane Irene spun its way up the Eastern Seaboard, forcing more than 300,000 evacuations and dimming lights at Citi Field and on Broadway.
By deciding to shut down the transit system, millions of carless New [...]