“A lot of the pieces are falling into place,” said Gary Arlen, president of Arlen Communications, a media consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland. “High-quality consumer video cameras together with low-cost digital video editing means that it’s become easier for nonprofessionals to produce watchable content.”
“The businesses that are still somewhat intact, or who have hope for rebuilding themselves, will soon be looking for help with their IT infrastructure,” Lackey said in an e-mail. “Let’s all pitch in together to make the rebuilding of downtown NYC as successful as possible.”
Google has added yet another trick to the company’s Page Speed web optimization service – a page rewriter that turbocharges your site by making sure that your visible, above-the-fold content loads before anything else.
Where the Russians went, everyone else followed. Although CarderPlanet was initially exclusive to Eastern Europeans, the site later added an English-speaking forum to attract partners in the United States and Britain who could cash out ATM cards and run drop addresses for stolen goods.
Alternate reality game-maker Six to Start, whose co-founders helped create the popular ARG Perplex City, has a new project that’s just as mysterious: The 21 Steps, a thriller that uses Google Maps, of all things, as its storytelling medium.
However, an official who was part of the team that interrogated the hackers said, “While there is evidence that these guys did misuse the credit cards, there is no proof that all the illegal purchases … were made by them alone. I am sure other hackers from different parts of the world, too, made purchases on these cards. But telling the magistrate that Rs. 450,000 worth of stuff ($9,000) was stolen sounds more like a serious crime. Let’s be practical about it. Why should cops love these hackers? First they hack their site and then accuse them of assault.”
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The top question going into this week was whether President Trump did pressure Comey to drop the Russia investigation. Comey’s statement appears to confirm that he did. Less clear is whether Comey views these requests an effort on Trump’s part to obstruct justice. Senators will press Comey on whether he believes Trump had criminal intent in these moments, or whether he believes he was fired in an effort to thwart the investigation.
The 2009 paper recommends that researchers be better trained—in both big-data methods and in the ethics of handling such data. It suggests that the infrastructure of science, like granting agencies and institutional review boards, should get stronger at handling new demands, because data spills and difficulties in anonymizing bulk data were already starting to slow progress.
Earlier this year, Polygon went even further; after a holiday season of similar broken games including Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which worked fine prior to launch but collapsed upon release, it said it would introduce “provisional reviews.” It will still score the games, but the review will not appear on the Metacritic aggregation website until after the game’s release.
Sega shifts to software: Japanese video game maker Sega said it aims to boost its share of the global market for video-game software to 25 percent, shifting its focus to software from loss-making hardware.
Prosecutors alleged that Drew and the two others used the profile to lure Megan into an online relationship with “Josh” to find out what Megan was saying about Drew’s daughter online. Midway through the ruse, prosecutors said Drew changed the plan and wanted to print out the correspondence between Megan and the fake boy in order to confront her with the pages in public and humiliate her.
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Wall Street analysts suggest the end of the auction will lead to more merger discussions between telecom companies. Restrictions placed on companies involved in the auction made it difficult for them to discuss deals.