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Intel Briefing – November 2013

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Halliburton pleads guilty to destruction of evidence regarding oil spill.
Halliburton pleaded guilty in United States federal court September 19 to criminal charges that it destroyed evidence related to the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill and received a $200,000 penalty and probation period of 3 years.

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Hackers bypass iPhone 5S Touch ID.
Members of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) found a way to defeat the Touch ID biometrics mechanism on Apple iPhone 5S models by using a high-resolution picture of a user’s fingerprint and then making a latex mold of the fingerprint.

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Father and son charged in $6.5 million deathbed bond scam.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission September 20 charged two South Carolina men for allegedly running a $6.5 million bond scheme in which they colluded with dying individuals to open joint brokerage accounts and then exercise “survivor’s options” after their deaths in exchange for payment.

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Keys with metro access stolen from Va. fire engine.
Thieves broke into a Station 5 fire engine that was left unattended during a medical call the week of September 16 in Arlington, Virginia and stole a set of keys that allow access to secure areas in the metro system. Officials have taken measures to prevent future thefts and are continuing to investigate.

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EPA won’t require carbon capture at existing coal plants.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced existing coal-fired power plants will not be required to install equipment to capture and store the carbon dioxide they emit under the agency’s new rules. The EPA proposed new coal-burning plants use expensive capture technology, called CCS.

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