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Adrian Lamo

Adrián Alfonso Lamo Atwood was an American threat analyst and hacker. Lamo first gained media attention for breaking into several high-profile computer networks, including those of The New York Times, Yahoo!, Microsoft, culminating in his 2003 arrest. Lamo was best known for reporting U. S. soldier Chelsea Manning to Army criminal investigators in 2010 for leaking hundreds of thousands of sensitive U. S. government documents to WikiLeaks. Lamo died on March 14, 2018 at the age of 37. Adrian Lamo was born in Massachusetts near Boston, his father, Mario Ricardo Lamo, was Colombian. Adrian Lamo attended high schools in Bogotá and San Francisco, from which he did not graduate, but received a GED and was court-ordered to take courses at American River College, a community college in Sacramento County, California. Lamo began his hacking efforts by hacking games through phone phreaking. Lamo first became known for operating AOL watchdog site Inside-AOL.com. Lamo was a white hat hacker who viewed the rise of the world wide web with a mixture of excitement and alarm.

He felt that others failed to see the importance of internet security in the early days of the world wide web. Lamo would break into corporate computer systems, but he never caused damage to the systems involved. Instead, he would offer to fix the security flaws free of charge, if the flaw wasn't fixed, he would alert the media. Lamo hoped to be hired by a corporation to attempt to break in systems and test their security, a practice known as red teaming. However, by the time this practice was common, his felony conviction prevented him from being hired. In December 2001, Lamo was praised by Worldcom for helping to fortify their corporate security. In February 2002, he broke into the internal computer network of The New York Times, added his name to the internal database of expert sources, used the paper's LexisNexis account to conduct research on high-profile subjects; the New York Times filed a complaint, a warrant for Lamo's arrest was issued in August 2003 following a 15-month investigation by federal prosecutors in New York.

At 10:15 a.m. on September 9, after spending a few days in hiding, he surrendered to the US Marshals in Sacramento, California. He re-surrendered to the FBI in New York City on September 11, pleaded guilty to one felony count of computer crimes against Microsoft, LexisNexis, The New York Times on January 8, 2004. In July 2004, Lamo was sentenced to two years' probation, with six months to be served in home detention, ordered to pay $65,000 in restitution, he was convicted of compromising security at The New York Times, Yahoo!, WorldCom. When challenged for a response to allegations that he was glamorizing crime for the sake of publicity, his response was: "Anything I could say about my person or my actions would only cheapen what they have to say for themselves"; when approached for comment during his criminal case, Lamo frustrated reporters with non-sequiturs, such as "Faith manages" and "It's a beautiful day."At his sentencing, Lamo expressed remorse for harm he had caused by his intrusions.

The court record quotes him as adding: "I want to answer for what I have done and do better with my life."He subsequently declared on the question and answer site Quora that: "We all own our actions in fullness, not just the pleasant aspects of them." Lamo accepted. On May 9, 2006, while 18 months into a two-year probation sentence, Lamo refused to give the United States government a blood sample, which they had demanded to record his DNA in their CODIS system. According to his attorney at the time Lamo had a religious objection to giving blood but was willing to give his DNA in another form. On June 15, 2007, lawyers for Lamo filed a motion citing the Book of Genesis as one basis for Lamo's religious opposition to the giving of blood. On June 20, 2007, Lamo's legal counsel reached a settlement agreement with the U. S. Department of Justice whereby Lamo would submit a cheek swab in place of the blood sample. In February 2009, a partial list of the anonymous donors to the WikiLeaks not-for-profit website was leaked and published on the WikiLeaks website.

Some media sources indicated at the time. Lamo commented on his Twitter page, "Thanks WikiLeaks, for leaking your donor list... That's dedication."In May 2010, Lamo reported to U. S. Army authorities that Chelsea Manning claimed to have leaked a large body of classified documents, including 260,000 classified United States diplomatic cables. Lamo stated that Manning "took credit for leaking" the video footage of the July 12, 2007, Baghdad airstrike, which has since come to be known as the "Collateral Murder" video. Lamo stated, in an article written by Kevin Poulsen in Wired magazine, that he would not have turned Manning in "if lives weren't in danger... was in a war zone and trying to vacuum up as much classified information as could, just throwing it up into the air." WikiLeaks responded by denouncing Lamo and Poulsen as "notorious felons, informers & manipulators", said: "journalists should take care."According to Andy Greenberg of Forbes, Lamo was a volunteer "adversary characterization" analyst for Project Vigilant, a Florida-based semi-secret government contractor, which encouraged him to inform the government about the alleged WikiLeaks source.

The head of Project Vigilant, Chet Uber, claimed, "I'm the one who called the U. S. government... All the people who say that Adrian is a narc, he did a patriotic thing, he sees all kinds of hacks, he was worried about people dying."Lamo was criticized by fellow hackers, such as those at the Hackers on Planet Earth conference in 2010, who labeled him a "snitch". Another commented to Lamo, following

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area is a 287-acre North Carolina state park in New Hanover County, North Carolina in the United States. Located near Kure Beach, North Carolina, it includes Fort Fisher, site of a major naval engagement during the American Civil War; the recreation area served as a home for the Fort Fisher Hermit, Robert Harrill. Harrill lived in a bunker and shared his beliefs about "common sense" with thousands of visitors every year while surviving on what he could gather from the surrounding salt marsh and oyster beds. Today, the recreation area consists of the remains of the earthen Fort Fisher and a museum at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, an oceanfront beach pavilion, a large lagoon popular with windsurfers, a long stretch of beach, accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicles; the beach is an important nesting ground for sea turtles, state park rangers patrol the beach to identify built turtle nests. Once they are identified, they are marked and surrounded with a mesh fence to prevent vehicles from driving over the eggs.

The openings in the mesh are large enough to allow newly hatched turtles to pass through and return to the sea. The city of Wilmington on the Cape Fear River was an important port of entry for the Confederacy during the Civil War. And, by late 1864, it was the last southern port open to trade. Fort Fisher, built in 1861, served to protect this valuable port from Union ships. In 1864, the first of two Union attacks on Fort Fisher took place; the fort held strong during the first battle and Union forces withdrew, but the Confederacy was not so fortunate the next time. The First Battle of Fort Fisher, during the American Civil War, was the largest naval bombardment and land-sea battle fought in any war up to that time. In early 1865, a fleet of 56 ships bombarded the fort prior to a land assault by a force of more than 3,300 infantry. Fort Fisher was captured and the Confederate supply line was broken. Three months after the fall of Fort Fisher, the Civil War came to an end. In the late 19th century, a long rock jetty called "The Rocks" was built west of Fort Fisher to aid navigation by stopping shoaling in the Cape Fear River.

Completed in 1881, The Rocks closed the former New Inlet, once used by Confederate blockade-runners to avoid the U. S. Navy, created a lagoon, now called "The Basin". Today, The Rocks and The Basin are part of the Zeke's Island component of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve, an 1,160-acre area of outstanding estuarine and ocean resources with extensive marshes and tidal flats. During World War II a series of concrete fortifications was built along the coast of North Carolina. A grass landing strip was built through the earthworks of the fort, it was used to resupply aircraft that patrolled the coast; the Fort Fisher visitor center was built in the middle of the landing strip, the north end of the landing strip was paved for the visitor center parking lot. The outline of the original landing strip is still visible when viewed from aerial photos. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, beach erosion continued to wear away at the coastline near the fort. Much of the civil war era fort was lost to the sea.

In 1999, construction began on a large seawall to prevent the fort from further erosion. The seawall was controversial because they tend to shift erosion to other parts of the beach, however it was completed in 2000 and it stopped erosion in the area of the fort. Official website

High Commission of Pakistan, Ottawa

The High Commission of Pakistan in Ottawa is the diplomatic mission of Pakistan to Canada. The chancery is located at 10 Range Road in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood among a cluster of other embassies, it overlooks Strathcona Park and beyond it the Rideau River. The building was constructed for future Supreme Court Chief Justice Francis Anglin in 1912, it was designed by prominent Ottawa architect Werner Ernst Noffke. The building was purchased by Pakistan in 2004 for $1.6 million under the ambassadorial tenure of Shahid Malik. Before this the embassy had been located in an office building on Slater Street in downtown; the embassy had been located in Sandy Hill, but in 1975 it had been gutted by fire. The ambassadorial residence is located at 190 Coltrin Road in Rockcliffe Park. Raza Bashir Tarar Tariq Azim Khan Mian Gul Akbar Zeb Shahid Malik Musa Javed Chohan Naela Chohan Farouk Rana, 1996 High Commission of Pakistan, Ottawa Consulate General of Pakistan, Toronto