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Penn State shoots for the moon

A team of faculty and students
at Pennsylvania State University
are crowdfunding their way to
the moon in what organizers say
is the first space mission open to
public participation, the Daily
Collegian reported Tuesday.
The mission is being pursued
as partof Google's Lunar XPrize
competition, which offers $40
million to the first private
group to successfully land on
the moon's surface, travel 500
meters above, below, or around,
- and collect two "mooncasts."
The Penn State team, self-
named the Lunar Lions, hopes
to raise $406,536 through the
crowdfunding campaign, which
opened Jan. 20 and will run
through Feb. 25.

"The goal is to have one
ordinary person help another
ordinary person accomplish
extraordinary things," Ajeeth
Ibrahim, Lunar Lions student
president, told the Daily Colle-
gian.
UCLA Meal Swipe Trading
Website Shut Down
A website created by four
University of California, Los
Angeles students that allows
other students to exchange
meal swipes for goods such as
notes and study guides has been
shut down just two days after
it launched, the Daily Bruin
reported Monday.
The decision to shut the site

LILY ANGELL/Daily
A solitary snowman stands alone in the Arb daring
the first snow day in 36 years.

CRIME NOTES
USB gone
WHERE: University
Hospital
WHEN: Tuesday at about
6:30 a.m.
WHAT: A University USB
drive was reportedly taken
from a locked first-floor
office, University Police
reported. There were no
signs of forced entry and no
suspects.

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
Outta my way! Dance party Sexual surgery
WHERE: 2200 Block Stone WHAT: Join a dance party lecture

down came after discussions
between the site's founders and
the UCLA administration Fri-
day. Administrators expressed
concerns that the site would
allow non-UCLA students to
gain access to campus dining
halls. UCLA spokeswoman Ali-
son Hewitt said in a statement
that a business model based on
trading swipes is against the
school's policy.
Student founders of the site
told the Bruin they are current-
ly working on a way to restrict
the site to only users who attend
UCLA, which they hope will
allay administrative concerns.
- SHOHAMGEVA
Colorado's Denver Coun-
ty plans to add marijuana
to their summer county
fair, the Associated Press
reported. The county plans
to add nine new pot-themed
catagories, including con-
tests for live plants, brownies
and homemade bongs.
As the summer
approaches, the hunt
for jobs and intern-
ships are on the rise. But are
unpaid internships worth the
time and experience?
>> FOR MORE, SEE STATEMENT,
PAGE IB
High levels of meth-
ane gas produced by 90
flatulent cows caused
an explosion on one German
farm, Reuters reported. The
explosion resulted in a dam-
aged roof and one injured
cow, which was treated for
burns soon afterward.

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WHEN: Monday at about
9 p.m.
WHAT: A vehicle hita Blue
Bus on the roadway, Uni-
versity Police reported. The
vehicle was allegedly driv-
ing the wrong way on a one
way street.

featuring a DJ set by Scout,
Live Dancing by K-Motion,
and Laser Art by Mike
Gould.
WHO: Lloyd Hall Scholars
Program
WHEN: Today from 7 to 8
p.m.
WHERE: Angell Hall

Trying to take An invisible Cooking
a fake accident workshop

WHAT: Listen to a lecture
on the history and practice
of American genital sex
reassignment surgery, fea-
turing Professor Plemons.
WHO: Lesbian, Gay, Queer
Research Initiative
WHEN: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lane Hall
Engineering
career fair
WHAT: Featuring over 150
organizations.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pierpont Com-
mons
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WHERE: Campus Safety
Services
WHEN: Monday at about
10:30 a.m.
WHAT: A subject attempt-
ed to purchase a fake ID
from a vendor, University
Police reported. The inves-
tigation is still pending.

WHERE: Fuller Road
WHEN: Monday at about
11:15 a.m.
WHAT: An accident was
reported but the officer
responding to the call could
not locate any vehicles, Uni-
versity Police reported.

WHAT: Attendees can
watch demos and create
your own hummus, 7 layer
dip, and decorate cupcakes.
Participants get to eat what
they make.
WHO: Center for Campus
Involvement
WHEN: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
Wolverine Room

Documents show NSA is
tracking smartphone apps

Downloaded
materials can give
personal data to
NSA and GCHQ
LONDON (AP) - Documents
leaked by former NSA contactor
Edward Snowden suggest that
spy agencies have a powerful
ally in Angry Birds and a host of
other apps installed on smart-

phones across the globe.
The documents, published
Monday by The New York
Times, the Guardian, and
ProPublica, suggest that the
mapping, gaming, and social
networking apps which are a
common feature of the world's
estimated 1 billion smartphones
can feed America's National
Security Agency and Britain's
GCHQ with huge amounts of
personal data, including loca-
tion information and details

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such as political affiliation or
sexual orientation.
The size and scope of the pro-
gram aren't publicly known, but
the reports suggest that U.S. and
British intelligence easily get
routine access to data generated
by apps such as the Angry Birds
game franchise or the Google
Maps navigation service.
The joint spying program
"effectively means that anyone
using Google Maps on a smart-
phone is working in support of a
GCHQ system," one 2008 docu-
ment from the British eaves-
dropping agency is quoted as
saying. Another document - a
hand-drawn picture of a smirk-
ing fairy conjuring up a totter-
ing pile of papers over a table
marked "LEAVE TRAFFIC
HERE" - suggests that gather-
lng the data doesn't take much
effort.
The NSA did not directly
comment on the reports but said
in a statement Monday that the
communications of those who
were not "valid foreign intelli-
gence targets" were not of inter-
est to the spy agency.
"Any implication that NSA's
foreign intelligence collection
is focused on the smartphone
or social media communications
of everyday Americans is not
true," the statement said. "We
collect only those communica-
tions that we are authorized by
law to collect for valid foreign
intelligence and counterintelli-
gence purposes - regardless of
the technical means used by the
targets."
GCHQ said it did not com-
ment on intelligence matters,
but insisted that all of its activ-
ity was "authorized, necessary
and proportionate."
Intelligence agencies' inter-
est in mobile phones and the
networks they run on has
been documented in several of
Snowden's previous disclosures,
but the focus on apps shows how
everyday, innocuous-looking
pieces of software can be turned
into instruments of espionage.

Policemen stand guard outside a courthouse during the trial of Egypt's toppled President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo,
Egypt on Tuesday.
Egyptian Criminal Court
tries Morsi for second time

Former president
will appear before
the court in February
CAIRO (AP) - The second
court appearance for ousted
President Mohammed Morsi
was very different from his first:
He wore a white prison uniform
Tuesday instead of a trim dark
suit. And when the Islamist
leader wanted to speak, a judge
controlled his microphone in
the soundproof glass cell.
The session was carefully
managed by authorities, with
state TV showing only edited
excerpts, not a planned live
feed, as the military-backed
interim government and allied
media sought to control the
narrative of Egypt's political
turmoil following the Arab
Spring.
An agitated Morsi paced in
the courtroom cage, separated
from other defendants, and
raised his hands as he angrily
questioned whyhe was in court.
"Who are you? Tell me!" he
shouted at the presiding judge.
Judge Shabaan el-Shami
responded: "I am the head of
Egypt's criminal court!"

After five hours, the court
session was adjourned until
Feb. 22.
The 62-year-old former pres-
ident is on trial with leaders of
the Muslim Brotherhood, and
militants from the Palestinian
Hamas group and Lebanon's
Hezbollah. They are charged in
connection with prison breaks
that freed 20,000 inmates dur-
ing the 18-day uprising against
Morsi's predecessor, Hosni
Mubarak.
Three years ago, on Jan. 28,
2011, protesters battled police
in Cairo with stones and fire-
bombs, and burned down the
ruling party headquarters.
Crowds chased away the much-
reviled police forces, torched
their vehicles and burned some
of their stations - forcing some
police to withdraw or join
the demonstrators, only to be
replaced by the military.
To mark Tuesday's anniver-
sary, Morsi supporters briefly
clashed with police in central
Cairo. Separately, gunmen also
killed an aide to the interior
minister in a drive-by shoot-
ing outside Cairo, as well as a
policeman guarding a church
in a southern section of the
capital. Security forces were

deployed, erecting checkpoints
as they braced for more trou-
ble, but no major violence was
reported.
Morsi's appearance in court
was only the second time he
has been seen in public since
the July 3 military coup that
toppled him following mass
protests of his administration.
Egypt's first freely elected
president was shown in court in
November on separate charges
in a session that was marked by
his repeated outbursts.
This time, however, Morsi
was separated from other
defendants in the glass cage,
with a microphone controlled
by the judge.
A promised live feed from the
courtroom did not occur, some-
thing a senior state TV official
told local media that security
forces demanded.
In reports from the court,
where journalists were allowed
to attend but could not record
or photograph, Morsi asked
the judge to address him as the
"president of the republic so
long as I am alive or have not
stepped down." The comments
were carried by the state flag-
ship newspaper Al-Ahram, in
its online version.

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