“I never realized how much time this would take,” he said. “Of course, with the downfall of the IT industry, we have lots of time on our hands.”
This represents a severe setback to the plaintiffs – including Planned Parenthood and the Portland Feminist Women’s Health Center – who sued to restrict the distribution of materials that targeted doctors who performed abortions. They were joined by an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, which in this case departed from its usual role as an uncompromising defender of free speech.
The emphasis is on video content, NBC Universal says in a press statement. The company wants to enable Facebook users to post highlight clips from “Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock” and other shows that already have heavy viral mojo.
Taubenberger’s discovery is described in a letter that will be published in the December issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases but was put on the journal’s website Thursday evening. It describes how, in the cross-sections of the solder’s tissues, Taubenberger and his team members unexpectedly spotted sickle-shaped cells clustering in the blood vessels.
What ensued were bombings, the release of animals from the research facility, the destruction of ATMs, the sinking of boats, and even “virtual sit-ins” – distributed denial of service attacks done the old-fashioned way, with thousands of protesters repeatedly clicking targeted websites to slow or shutter them.
Other specimens on the list range from the Chinese malware used to hack Google in 2010, to North Korean hacking tools. It even checks for the NSA’s own malicious code: The joint Israeli and NSA creation Stuxnet, used to destroy Iranian nuclear enrichment centrifuges around the same time, is labelled as SIG8. While the inclusion of the NSA’s own malware on the list may seem strange, Bencsáth speculates it may have been included as an artifact from a time before tools like Stuxnet were widely known to be a US operation, to prevent low-level operators from distinguishing US malware used in classified operations beyond their security clearance from the malware of foreign countries.
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There isn’t a similar link-weighting system currently on the web, but there’s no reason we can’t eventually build this facet into the web’s very fabric.
Apple is likely to enforce the same policies regulating the types of apps that are and aren’t allowed in the Mac App Store, just as it does the iOS App Store. That means the horde of Mac programmers selling apps in the Mac App Store are subject to the same strict rules, like no porn, no apps that defame famous people, and others.
The NIRT handles “higher impact” cases, according to a 2013 report by the Board of Governor’s Office of Inspector General.