Other cosmetic procedures appear to be taking place at home, despite dubious legality. One website, discountmedspa.com purports to sell its clients Botox, which is a prescription drug, over the internet. Wired Science was able to proceed through the order form on the website up to the method-of-payment details without being asked for a prescription.
John Carreyrou was skeptical. He had read the New Yorker‘s profile of Holmes, and was bothered by her company’s absurd, obsessive secretiveness. So the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporter started digging. Over the next several months, sources began trickling information to him.
But Craig Petronella, a cybersecurity expert who focuses on the healthcare industry, says that it’s relatively easy these days for any “motivated group” to wage a cyberattack, whether it’s through malware, ransomware, a phishing scheme, or a DDoS attack.
IE10 on Windows 8 includes unique features like pinning websites to the Start Screen much like we place app icons on our desktops. It essentially makes the websites indistinguishable from the apps they sit next to. And if that website has taken advantage of IE10’s touch capabilities, then there is very little difference between the app and web experience. Take Pulse, a news aggregator app somewhat like Flipboard. The company has iOS and Android apps, but also a touch-enabled web app that functions just as beautifully as its native apps, especially in IE10. You can pinch-to-zoom, scroll through stories, and tap tabs made big enough for your fingers.
Results from a separate study reported earlier this year in Scientific American also found that genetic variation in BDNF helped determined people’s skill at a simple computer game.
Say someone learns at a cocktail party that the airline industry plans to oppose an upcoming bill. With the relaunch, that information can be added to MapLight.org’s list of industries opposing the legislation. The information won’t be added to the public database until it is verified by the site’s admins, but it will show up in the user’s custom report, which they are free to share.
In the video below, Jaroszewski shows how he enters fake credentials into his app—his go-to pseudonym is Bartholomew Simpson—generates a QR code for a boarding pass with them, and uses it to bypass a QR-code-checking gate and enter the Turkish Airlines Istanbul lounge.
“The people of Earth will have a vote which group of four will be the first Earth ambassadors on Mars,” the Mars One website says. Subsequent teams will be sent in two-year intervals.
Write to Shalini Ramachandran at email@example.com, Keach Hagey at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dana Mattioli at email@example.com
Try a century ahead of time, and then some. Well into the new millennium, intolerable congestion, planet-killing emissions, and an increasingly urban world are increasing demand for a new way of moving around. Demand so strong, even automakers like the one building the ultimate driving machine are looking to get into “mobility,” not just cars. BMW, of course, isn’t diving into the infrastructure business. This is a concept, a way of saying Ve are hip, ya! But clearly, the forces now rebuilding the auto industry aren’t yet quite strong enough to make any company do something really daring—like moving cars off the streets, and letting cyclists stay safe on the ground.
He said they didn’t think they would get in any legal trouble for using the song without permission, and they’ve never had problems with any of their other short films. The brothers have been sharing animated political shorts on JibJab for five years, he said.
You’ve already encountered CAPTCHAs if you’ve ever created an email account with Google, set up a PayPal account, or commented on some WordPress blogs. CAPTCHAs are those wavy, distorted letters that you have to type into a box. The purpose is to prove that you are human rather than a computer-controlled “bot” making mischief on the Internet.
The F-Secure researchers admit they don’t know if their Vinguard attack has occurred in the real world. But the American firm LSI, which trains law enforcement agencies in bypassing locks, advertises Vingcard’s products among those it promises to teach students to unlock. And the F-Secure researchers point to a 2010 assassination of a Palestinian Hamas official in a Dubai hotel, widely believed to have been carried out by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. The assassins in that case seemingly used a vulnerability in Vingcard locks to enter their target’s room, albeit one that required re-programming the lock. “Most probably Mossad has a capability to do something like this,” Tuominen says.
Made by a student in Skillshare’s poster class. Image: Fabian Molina
On the other hand, Adblock Plus—possibly the most popular ad blocker on the Internet—is a business. For you, the web user, it’s a free browser extension that blocks ads, banners, pop-ups, and video ads. It also disables tracking services. But for many in the publishing and ad industries, it’s the scourge of the web. And it takes advantage of that antagonism.
“File sharing hasn’t diminished,” said Gwen Hinze, the EFF’s director of international affairs. “We think that the most effective way forward is a voluntary licensing system, which would provide music fans with what they want in a way that compensates artists for their work.”
The case raises fundamental questions about cyberbullying and the line between online speech and hate crimes.