Where, specifically, do tech companies’ PACs spend their money? It varies considerably. Take Google: The list of members of Congress who’ve received financial support from the company includes Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Will Hurd (R-TX), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Facebook’s list is similarly diverse; it includes Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Devin Nunes (R-CA), and Richard Hudson (R-NC).
Behind the scenes, the FBI and industry researchers raced to unravel Mirai and zero in on its perpetrators. Network companies like Akamai created online honeypots, mimicking hackable devices, to observe how infected “zombie” devices communicated with Mirai’s command-and-control servers. As they began to study the attacks, they noticed that many of the Mirai assaults had appeared to target gaming servers. Peterson recalls asking, “Why are these Minecraft servers getting hit so often?”
Weymouth, a divorced mother of three young children, is the lone member of her generation of Grahams to work at the family-controlled, publicly traded company that her great-grandfather, Allied Chemical tycoon Eugene Meyer, bought at a bankruptcy auction in 1933. Her new role makes her the almost inevitable successor to her uncle, Washington Post Co. chairman and chief executive Don Graham, and the two can often be seen circling the Post building together, walking and talking. Don, a physically fit 63-year-old, isn’t planning to go anywhere anytime soon, and in the meantime, Weymouth must prove herself by running the unit that defines the Washington Post‘s celebrated brand but that may also have the bleakest future.
There are five types of quests, which indicate what types of adventurers it will favor. The secret scoring bonus for each Lord is based on these quest types. For instance, Khelben Arunsun will receive bonus victory points if he completes Arcana and Warfare quests. This means that this player should focus on acquiring those types of quests from the inn, as well as Wizards and Fighters from other buildings.
Those stories cut both ways. When reports circulated that WikiLeaks was squandering its funds on business class flights and luxury hotel rooms, we investigated, and found that it’s actually an enormously frugal organization, and that Assange flies coach.
The “Shadow Factory” author James Bamford said he wouldn’t be surprise if the hack was caused by someone within the NSA.
>Current copyright law for magic is like saying you need a gun to rob a bank effectively, so, actually, let’s just make the whole robbery legal.
Digital Shadows also analyzed data from 176,000 additional sample accounts, which included information like phone numbers and email addresses. It’s possible this data was scraped from Facebook users who had posted it publicly, whereas the other accounts appear to have had truly private messages stolen.
Here’s what the site has to say about the process:
I’d never been able to get into audio books, so I had not considered listening to sexy stories. But I took the CD sampler and listened to it when I had a quiet moment.
>’My stance on piracy is that piracy is bad for bad entertainment. There’s a pretty strong correlation with things that suck not being greatly pirated.’
Once the Big Sit! is over, groups and individuals compile their species records and submit them online, either through the Big Sit! website or eBird. They then become part of citizen science efforts to document the timing of bird migration. That’s also how the prize winners are determined.
This is true despite the fact that it is actually in the nation’s interest (and womens’ interests) to provide these female graduates with the supports they need in order to keep them in the STEM pipeline: On average, women in STEM careers earn 33% more then women in other fields, while STEM jobs are among the most stable and profitable in the current economy. Juxtapose these facts against the recent New York Times article “Young Mothers Describe Marriage’s Fading Allure” that reported that birth patterns for women under 30 are experiencing a radical shift with “sixty-three percent of all births to women under 30 in Lorain County occuring outside marriage…a figure that has risen by more than two-thirds over the past two decades, now surpassing the national figure of 53 percent,” and a mother might begin to believe that the single best way she can prepare her daughter for adulthood is to steer her into a STEM career. Convincing most women that STEM jobs are desirable, however, involves a hydra head of hurdles.
While previous world-scale events such as Pearl Harbor were primarily documented by vast written records, the majority of materials documenting public reaction to Sept. 11 are now online.
The protagonist of Barrett’s first novel is a young Nigerian man named Furo Wariboko who wakes up one day to find that he is no longer black, but white. With a job interview imminent, Furo fears that his whiteness is incompatible with the rest of his identity—his name, his accent, and his “black ass”—but soon finds that his white skin, flaming red hair, and magnetic green eyes help him conquer the job market. The book’s magical realism allows Barrett to probe society’s continuing bias whiteness, both explicit and covert; its allegorical ending proves that the writer’s two acclaimed short-story collections didn’t come close to exhausting his talent.
She also notes that “participatory” is on the progressive end of the spectrum and is quite different from “interactive”: it allows people to stand up and take action and influence the outcome, not just interact without impact. Transmedia should give you something to do. Traditionally, the “something to do” for a transmedia experience is something simple, like cracking a puzzle. But why not go further and try and have people go out into the real world and do something for good?
MOAC also includes letters, manuscripts, photographs, maps, sound recordings, electronic records, photographs and other relics from approximately 60 libraries in the state, which have digitized their holdings in the Online Archive of California.
“We’re allowed to explore ways to promote the pillars of our brand,” says the Pokémon Company’s Smith. “Obviously, we’re not going to do videogame stuff that would (have) the depth of experiences that you get on a DS system…. It’s certainly not any intention of ours to step on any toes.”
Roth, whose touchscreen artwork we recently featured, is back with another project inspired by our digital lives. This one, titled No Original Research, takes GIFs found on Wikipedia and turns them into single-serving websites. Click on a title like catenary-on-azure, and you’ll be directed to a webpage where a single catenary chain multiplies into dozens and then hundreds, forming a beating circular GIF made from hundreds of individual GIFs.
As the Times notes, Fadell is forbidden from telling his story to the press, but he’s been telling it at campus recruiting fairs for the last couple of years, according to this Slashdot post.
Tom Biscardi, CEO/founder of Searching for Bigfoot, shows a photo of the creature’s mouth and tongue.
Online merchants ought to benefit this year from a slightly longer-than-average shopping season, said Patti Freeman Evans, an analyst at JupiterResearch. With Christmas falling on a Saturday, procrastinators could still place last-minute orders online this week, with many retailers guaranteeing that gifts would arrive by Dec. 25.
Less spelled out was the injury dealt to eToys when its arch-nemesis from the offline world, Toys R Us, orchestrated a surprisingly strong rebound in the 2000 holiday season.
A study led by researchers from Caltech used high-resolution images of the surface of Mars (from HiRISE) to document and analyze ancient sedimentary layering exposed at the surface of the red planet. Before discussing the study and the paper, I just want to make a quick comment about the title of the press release. Here it is for this study:
“It could be state sponsored actors, it could be Russia, could be China, could be Iran, could be North Korea, and that frankly is more likely,” he said.
But Open Graph is more than just way of moving song names from one place to another. It’s at least a small step towards what has long been called the semantic web – a web where information is structured in a way that it be more easily analyzed and refined and reused by outside services. Facebook’s more than 900 million users generate so much data on the social network – and beyond – the company can’t just shuttle all this information into your Newsfeed. Open Graph provides application and website developers with a way of structuring their data, so that Facebook machines can readily use it and restructure it and reuse it as need be.