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French siege suicide bomber's HEAD flew onto the street when she blew herself up! [Daily Mail] A police source told Agence France-Presse the cousin, Hasna Aitboulahcen, did not blow herself up, as was previously reported. [Fox News] French authorities said on Friday that they had discovered a third body in the wreckage of an apartment after the police raid ... not yet been identified, said Agnès Thibault-Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor. Officials on Friday backed away from their initial theory that Ms. Aitboulahcen had detonated a suicide vest during the raid, saying that it was the third person in the apartment who did. [NY Times] Security services struggle to decrypt communication via Sony’s PlayStation 4 [Politico] "These guys are communicating via these encrypted apps, which is very difficult, if not impossible for governments to break." [former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell on CBS Face The Nation] Hours after the attacks in Paris, Forbes quickly pointed to remarks by a Belgian official who said that Islamic State militants use the PlayStation 4's chat functions as a way to communicate securely. The article also mentioned that a Sony PlayStation 4 was recovered in a police raid connected to the Paris investigation. That report was later undermined by the real facts, that no PlayStation 4 had been collected... [Washington's Blog] News emerging from Paris — as well as evidence from a Belgian ISIS raid in January — suggests that the ISIS terror networks involved were communicating in the clear, and that the data on their smartphones was not encrypted. [Tech Dirt] and just for fun “There’s a whole conservative world out there that’s not very nice.” [inge-Lise Ameer, vice provost, Dartmouth] A 2003 Australian study found that that the rate of mental illness in academic staff was three to four times higher than the general population, according to a New Scientist article. The same article notes that the percentage of academics with mental illness in the United Kingdom has been estimated at 53%. [Quartz]