Citizenfour is the codename Edward Snowden used to sign his e-mails to director Laura Poitras when they first came into contact with one another. And this documentary is the outcome of her partnership with Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald as they worked together to reveal widespread abuses of power by the NSA. If the movie is even a fraction as interesting as the information Snowden released into the world about massive covert surveillance programs, then it should be riveting.
Pause at: Public enemy number one and possible national hero at 1:06.
Essential Quote: “Every border you cross, every purchase you make, every call you dial, every cellphone tower you pass, friend you keep, website you visit and subject line you type is in the hands of a system whose reach is unlimited, but whose safeguards are not.”—e-mail from Snowden to Poitras
Under the law, it is illegal to bypass any technology measure in place that protects copyright material – perhaps even by pressing the Shift key.
In 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake sent a tsunami toward the coast of Japan, where 46-foot-high waves overtook the walls of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Overseen by corrupt and overconfident officials, the plant entered a series of preventable failures—both the primary and backup power sources failed, taking down the cooling system and allowing the reactor to grow dangerously hot.
“Peace_of_mind,” or “Peace,” sells data on the dark web black market TheRealDeal. His or her “store” page has a 100-percent satisfaction rating and feedback like “A+++,” and “follows up with your questions and delivers promptly.” And Peace’s growing selection of merchandise includes 167 million user accounts from LinkedIn, 360 million from MySpace, 68 million from Tumblr, 100 million from the Russian social media site VK.com, and most recently another 71 million from Twitter, adding up to more than 800 million accounts and growing.
Netflix was out of favor four years ago. It was still wallowing in the aftermath of the prior year’s Qwikster fiasco, with consumers bellyaching about having to pay for the streaming service that used to be included with its DVD plans. It seems laughable now, with Netflix getting the last laugh. Splitting its business in two may have seemed disastrous at the time, but it set the stage for one of the best-performing stocks over the past four years.
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“We’ve designed iSee to be useful to a wide range of ordinary people,” said an IAA operative who declined to be identified. “The demonstrated tendency of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) operators to single out ethnic minorities for observation and to voyeuristically focus on women’s breasts and buttocks provides the majority of the population ample legitimate reasons to avoid public surveillance cameras.”
Two, there will be a prominent tab or left hand link for the service in Gmail. My bet is it will be right under Mail and above Contacts, making it simple for you to see activity on your profile and update it.
“The familiar Windows interface has been enhanced to make it even easier to use. New visual cues help you find important information, and the redesigned Start menu makes it easier to access the programs you use most frequently.”
But they are testing the waters: Wikipedia is experimenting with HTML5 video support by serving Ogg Theora video to browsers that can handle it, and Flash to everyone else. YouTube and the video site Dailymotion have also set up special demo pages using this technique.
David Recordon, one of the key architects of OpenID and other identity technologies that have emerged over the past five years, has envisioned a new direction for OpenID.
Ureta also plans to be around to see how L.A. moves forward. “I don’t want to leave, and if I’m staying, I want to help and participate in the rules that shape this city,” he said.
Still, the company’s business model raised eyebrows in 2015 when a similar service from its sister company, Hola VPN, was used to launch a DDoS attack on the website 8chan. Earlier this month, Hola VPN’s Chrome extension was accused of being used to steal passwords of users of the cryptocurrency service MyEtherWallet. In a blog post, Hola VPN said its Google Chrome Store account was compromised, allowing attackers to add malware to its extension. Vilenski says the company carefully vets its customers, including a video call and steps to verify the potential customer’s identity. He declined to comment on alleged malicious uses of Luminati’s service. Controversial or not, Vilenski says the company’s business has tripled in the past year.
“Microsoft uses a ‘self-declaration’ protocol (known as ‘P3P’) dating from 2002 under which Microsoft asks websites to represent their privacy practices in machine-readable form,” Google Senior VP of Communications and Policy Rachel Whetstone says in a statement e-mailed to Ars. “It is well known—including by Microsoft—that it is impractical to comply with Microsoft’s request while providing modern web functionality.”