As the complaints piled up, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which manages the site simply shut down the entire GitHub repository without explanation. According to them, they did this because people were confused about the difference between the front-end and back-end systems and the issues that people were raising on GitHub was only adding to the confusion. From the perspective of the open-source community, it was exactly the wrong thing to do.
There is one EU law in the works that somewhat supports Dallatana’s position. Under the new regulation, electric vehicles will be allowed on the sidewalks, but only at maximum speed of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) per hour, about the speed of an average pedestrian.
In most cases, the software infects computers through links or attachments in malicious messages known as phishing emails.
And then there was Todd Schulte. Standing tall in a sharp navy suit and red-striped tie, the former chief of staff for President Obama’s Super PAC Priorities USA was as nervous as anyone about the day’s hearing. But unlike Vargas or Cruz, Schulte wasn’t there to fight on behalf of himself or his mother, his father, or his wife. Instead, he was there to fight on behalf of Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, and dozens of other bold-faced names from the technology sector.
“I believe we should be doing everything within our power to make it easier for consumers to file complaints and seek redress,” Jessica Rosenworcel, the FCC’s lone Democratic commissioner, said during today’s meeting. “This decision utterly fails that test.”
Ron Meier, Megan Meier’s father, whose marriage fell apart after his daughter’s death, wore a large lapel button bearing his daughter’s smiling face as he spoke to reporters with tears in his eyes. He said despite Drew’s acquittal, “a jury of her peers did convict her, so that itself is a victory.”
Cupertino, California-based Apple had won a $399 million judgment against South Korea-based Samsung for infringing parts of the iPhone’s patented design, but the case now returns to a lower court to decide what Samsung must pay.
One of the two former NIRT employees interviewed by Reuters described being on a team that once worked around the clock for five-straight days to patch software hackers had used to gain access to Fed systems in an attempt to obtain passwords. The former employee worked through several of those nights, taking naps at a desk in the office.
In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need anonymity. It wouldn’t be necessary for commerce, since no one would ostracize or blackmail you based on what you purchased. It wouldn’t be necessary for internet activities, because no one would blackmail or arrest you based on who you corresponded with or what you read. It wouldn’t be necessary for AIDS patients, members of fringe political parties or people who call suicide hotlines. Yes, criminals use anonymity, just like they use everything else society has to offer. But the benefits of anonymity – extensively discussed in an excellent essay by Gary T. Marx – far outweigh the risks.
That got the attention of Tanner, an 82-year-old jurist with little patience for lawyers and even less patience for online open-records activists. He sealed the entire court file, including public documents like the charges against Bell, saying that “anything that’s filed” will remain in his chambers.