In 2011, Nortel Networks sold a trove of wireless patents for $4.5 billion to a group of bidders including Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, EMC Corp. and Sony. The deal marked one of the highest-profile bidding wars for patents that pitted the so-called “rockstar consortium” against Google, which was the stalking horse bidder, originally submitting a bid for around $900 million for the same set of patents.
That year, trackers Karel Benadie and James Minye used the CyberTracker to study the endangered black rhino in the Karoo National Park in South Africa, gathering data on the animals’ eating patterns and vulnerability to poaching. In 1999, Liebenberg, Steventon and the two illiterate trackers published the findings in the academic journal Pachyderm.
NEW YORK – The website of the World Economic Forum crashed from an apparent denial-of-service attack Thursday, just as the collection of business and corporate leaders began its meeting here. Internet demonstrators may have been the cause of the collapse.
New York has no state laws specifically dealing with spam, according to the Spam Laws website, and a national antispam law was not yet in place when Carmack was arrested a year ago.
With the new ANET up and running, Pitelka and Delaney took off from Afghanistan for the last time in March, leaving the tool in the hands of NATO coders. In a few months, they’ll leave the Defense Digital Service, too. That’s by design. Lynch warns his team that they will stagnate if they spend too long within the Pentagon’s walls. Two years in, Pitelka is already starting to speak in acronyms. (“The SFAC is the owner of the mission-wide POAMs.” Sure.)
Anonymous is not unanimous, but somehow they still succeed in speaking with a single voice, demanding freedom for the network that is their home. And so the headless suits still appear uninvited on the websites of governments and corporations, and the Guy Fawkes masks periodically fill our city streets.
The worm’s predecessor swept through inboxes earlier this week and was quickly dubbed the most virulent e-mail worm of all time by e-mail-filtering company MessageLabs.
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Robertson was in a Web design class at Moore High School in February 2002 when he says he found a Notepad file containing a paragraph titled “Evacuation Plans,” which consisted of various instructions for taking shelter.
The CD in question, Anthony Hamilton’s Comin’ From Where I’m From, was released by BMG’s Arista label in late September. Music retailers praised the release, which BMG touted as a breakthrough in the industry’s efforts to prevent music piracy.
Instant Pickup puts Amazon in competition with vending machine services. Yet the larger size of the Amazon sites means they are unlikely to pose a threat to those selling snack and drink vending machines to offices and schools. MacDonald said Amazon considered automating the Instant Pickup points but declined to say why the company had not pursued the idea.