The application appears equally suited to today’s East Coast snow-mergencies because its basic elements – location, time and description of a problem – apply there too. Ozimek says he and his friend launched the site a mere two hours after the idea initially occurred to them.
In the end, Comcast backed down and said: “Beginning immediately, we will stop storing this individual customer information in order to completely reassure our customers that the privacy of their information is secure.”
But if the company is insolvent, investors are responding appropriately. Should the company go bankrupt, it may indeed be easier to get dollars out of the company than bitcoins, says Mark Thompson, a retired bankruptcy lawyer based in New York. “You wouldn’t want to be the first guy to walk in front of a bankruptcy judge with a novel issue,” he says.
In a world where security and surveillance companies like Kaspersky Lab and Hacking Team get hacked, no one is secure. But CIA Director John Brennan apparently thought his personal AOL account was safe—that’s where a group of young hackers discovered he was storing the sensitive SF-86 application he’d filled out to obtain his top-secret government security clearance. Who needs OPM to store, and leak, your secrets when AOL will do just fine? As one of the hackers told WIRED, they didn’t actually breach AOL’s network or Brennan’s computer to get into the spy chief’s email account. They used the oldest form of hacking available—social engineering—to trick a Verizon worker into revealing Brennan’s personal information so they could reset the password to his email account and take control of it.
For a hippie-ish geek like myself, Mortenson’s messages for a post-9/11 world–”books not bombs,” “war and violence are not the answer,” “one person’s ideas and hard work can make a difference”–synced with my own most deeply-held beliefs and hopes. After reading an Op-Ed piece by *New York Times *columnist Nicholas Kristof in 2008 stating that the $500,000 price tag of one Tomahawk missile could fund 20 schools in Afghanistan or Pakistan, I began to ask myself, “Is a military presence in this region really the most effective, most humane way to make sure that a tragedy like 9/11 does not occur again? Could this Mortenson guy be onto a better strategy?”
5min splits advertising revenue with its partners on a sliding scale, with one-third typically going to the video producer. So far this year, it has paid out nearly $1 million to its community of over a thousand creators, offering a small but growing revenue source for even smaller producers. In 2010, the company expects to pay out several times that amount.
The mattress-making startup said the new capital, which brings the New York-based company’s total funding to $240 million, will go toward product innovation and a design lab in San Francisco. On the agenda for the three-year old startup, which the company confirmed to FOX Business is valued at $750 million excluding the new capital, is a slate of new products and an effort to bring the online retailer into the offline distribution space.
Cuban earned much of his fortune by selling companies, notably Broadcast.com to Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) for $5.7 billion in 1999.
All Gmail users will now default to using HTTPS, the secure, encrypted method for communicating with a remote server, for their entire e-mail sessions, not just for log-in. Session-long HTTPS has been an official option for Gmail users since 2008 (and unofficial for much longer), but Google says it hesitated turning it on for all since the encryption does slow down the service.
Experts also pointed out that the majority of security alerts are intended for the security industry, not for end users.
One source with inside knowledge of the deal said MySpace Music’s rushed purchase of imeem’s assets forced it to “leave behind anything that either had explicit liability or potential liability,” including Snocap and its debts to thousands of independent artists and bands.
In short, the* Charter* is a crowd-sourced, online think tank aimed at reframing any ideological extremism that ignores “the divine in each of us.”
Jamin Raskin, a professor of constitutional law at American University, said that he knew of no legal problems concerning vote trading. He said that it’s worth noting that trading is done every day in Congress.
(Editor’s Note: Any decent coverage of Anonymous is going to verge on some NSFW material at points. There will be questionable language and strange imagery.)
A key problem is the lack of a unified voting system for the nation, the legacy of a patchwork of balloting technologies, regulations, partisan bickering and litigation.
Over the past year, Facebook has faced a reckoning over the way its plan to connect the next billion users to the internet has sown division, including spreading hate speech that incited ethnic violence in Myanmar and disseminating propaganda for a violent dictator in the Philippines. But even as the company admits that it was “too slow to prevent misinformation and hate” in Myanmar and makes promises to be more proactive about policing content “where false news has had life or death consequences,” Facebook’s efforts in the developing world appear to be speeding up rather than pausing to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself.
Y-Cam’s HomeMonitor Indoor is a secure home security camera system that is easier than any webcam or baby monitor I’ve ever experienced. It’s very nearly “Plug and Play”, and if you choose to leave it on your wired router, it really is! With my never-ending search for a high-quality weather webcam, this is definitely a contender. It’s also secure for your privacy, a feature that’s less and less common in today’s world of open source and cloud-based capabilities. Let’s explore.
Annalee Newitz’s sci-fi blog io9 can’t be bargained with, can’t be reasoned with, and absolutely will not stop pimping The Sarah Connor Chronicles, ever, until you are dead.
Finally, RIM created a virtual environment for Android apps on the PlayBook, so you’ll have access to both BlackBerry’s and Google’s app markets – though Android apps must be approved by RIM.
Click on a big, national news site, and what do you get? You get big, national news.
“I always advise people: ‘Don’t invest more than you can afford to lose,'” said Christine Anderson, operations manager for New-Iraqi- Dinar.com, which sells a million Dinars for $1,240.
The company said it did not have an insurance in place that covered the impact from the cyber attack.
There are other groups working on preserving one or more of the various Concorde aircraft on display including a group in France. Work continues to keep the airplanes from simply collecting dust, but few expect to ever see a Concorde flying again.
Barry Bonds may get all the attention, but since their move to a stadium in downtown San Francisco in 2000, the San Francisco Giants have been near the top of Major League Baseball both on and off the field. The Giants’ Chief Information Officer Bill Schlough is the guiding force behind the team’s technology implementations, which have ranged from the league’s first club-sponsored ticket-resale website, electronic ticket transfers and digital video training for players to this year’s stadiumwide Wi-Fi rollout, which provides free Internet access to anyone with a wirelessly enabled device.
The selection process will begin during the first half of 2013. Mars One experts and viewers of a “global, televised program” – think reality TV where the prize could be a trip to a dry, dusty world – will choose from among the applications. Those ultimately selected will be assembled into teams of four. At least six teams are supposed to be ready to launch in September 2022. But only one team will make the first trip to the Red Planet, and that team will be decided democratically.
The main challenge is prioritization: the News Feeds of average users contain 2,000 stories, but only about 200 of them get read. Publishers want most of those 200 to be commercial stories, and there are more publishers posting content more frequently than ever before, Mosseri said. But Facebook wants to display content that he referred to as “meaningful.”
Although purists may scoff at this development, this is a necessary step to wide adpotion of the technology. When Internet Explorer 7 lands on every desktop in early 2007, we’ll see an explosion in the use of RSS. Once my Dad starts using it, I’ll know it’s hit the big time. And we’re not too far off at this point.
LimeWire, the once popular peer-to-peer file-sharing application wants to go legit with a new music download service. Napster, the demise of which sent many users over to LimeWire, tried a similar move, but failed to convince users to pay for the music they once got for free.
Moore: It is being done on this very haphazard basis, which I suppose is the meaning of the title Dodgem Logic. You know, I was never sure exactly what that title meant, when I first came up with it in 1975, when I was first attempting to get a fanzine off the ground at the age of 22 or 23. It never happened back then, but I’ve still got the title, although I’m still not entirely sure what it means. But it does sound good, and it could mean a number of things. Perhaps a random approach to thinking, recognizing that although rationality is a marvelous tool, it has its limits. Sometimes intuition can yield equally powerful and impressive results. But the title suggests having fun. I believe in America they call them “bumper cars?”
Della Terza: Scott Savol actually said in an interview that we had no impact on the votes. Of course, we know that’s just PR spin and what Scott really meant to say was, “Thanks to VoteForTheWorst for helping me blaze this competition.” And of course, Scott, you’re welcome.
Zapatero hopes the giant investment in transportation infrastructure will kick start Spain’s cratering economy. The Obama administration would do well to take note of Spain’s trains.
Rubin agrees: “It’s not healthy to have a system where the losers aren’t going to be willing to accept the results.”