One important thing to remember about a meta tag is that its content is not visible to readers of the page; you can only find out what’s in the tag by looking at the HTML source for a page, a thing that most users of the Web don’t do.
Despite their purported origins, these sites repeatedly honed in on news regarding the Middle East, covering topics like the Syrian civil war and Palestinian rights. The phony personas stole pictures from stock photos, news stories, and at least one French actress’s headshot. Using open source tools, the researchers found that the Twitter accounts affiliated with these sites and with the coalition of fake personas were registered with phone numbers using Iran’s +98 country code. They also appeared to be most active at times that corresponded with the Iranian work week.
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Remember Harry Truman of Mount St. Helen’s? He died on that peak.
Experiences like these are what make the creation of a new “Conscience and Religious Freedom” division within the US Department of Health and Human Services so troubling. Announced last week by acting secretary of HHS Eric Hargan, the division’s stated purpose is to protect health care providers who refuse to provide services that contradict their moral or religious beliefs—services that include, according to the division’s new website, “abortion and assisted suicide.”
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Fugazi’s live shows have become legendary. Now the post-punk band’s archive of live tapes and other items is being rolled out online.
I had a chance to test CEIVA Snap for the iPhone and it was a great easy way to upload pictures on the spot. Screen capture: Patricia Vollmer
Before the play the Royal Court hosted a livestreamed panel discussion moderated by anthropologist and “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous” author Gabriella Coleman. The panel was made up of LulzSec members Kayla, Topiary, Tflow, and Pwnsauce. After the show we all mingle in the Royal Court’s basement bar.
For millions of major supermarket shoppers, a discount card has become a way of life: In exchange for personal data, the store hands over a card that is good for discounts. Yet few know what happens to their information once they get their card.
Like several of its web IPO brethren, Pandora currently loses money. But that didn’t stop the company from raising $235 million at the $16 offering price, well higher than expected range of $10-$12 per share. At the offering price, Pandora was valued at $2.6 billion.
“It sounds like this game is better suited to work offline,” said Carl Howe, principal analyst for Forrester Research, an Internet research company. “You have to have some motivation for putting something online.
Anyone not in the “need-to-know” circle is asked to leave the room when the product is discussed, only to return later. The executive said the company’s inner circles are always very small, encompassing no more than 50 people – mostly engineers – even on the eve of a product launch. Salespeople especially are excluded, because of their in-built desires to impress customers, the executive said.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D – New York) says putting the Diebold business into the hands of Election Systems and Software (ES&S) would give the latter a large majority of the voting machine market and put the integrity of elections at risk.
According to James Angel, a professor of finance at Georgetown University and a visiting professor at the Wharton School of Business who specializes in the nuts and bolts of the economic system, Byrne’s warnings about naked short selling were nothing less than the naked truth. “Patrick Byrne was pilloried in the press, who made him look like a conspiracy-mongering lunatic,” Angel says. “But sometimes, even conspiracy-mongering lunatics are right.”
“I was a freak, I had no friends,” she said with a smile. “You could say some of the heroines in my books are like that too. But that doesn’t mean the beautiful girls are always bad and the others always good. Sometimes, it’s complicated. You could say that you can’t always judge things from the outside.”
While it’s not known whether the shorts will be animated or live-action, the official site promises that viewers will be treated to a mystery story that they can attempt to solve. Another clip featuring the solution will then be placed on the website.
Gyakuten Saiban 4 Official Site [via Insert Credit]