Chris: Actually, even in games like World of Warcraft, people seek out and find “meta games” that allow them to behave like they can in Second Life, with open ended, non-goal-oriented behavior.
Citron says Twitter should look to Cloudflare’s clear and transparent statement about refusing to host the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer a few days after the rally in Charlottesville. At the time, CEO Matthew Prince wrote a blog post acknowledging that if companies are denied Cloudflare’s services that can be tantamount to not being online, but that Daily Stormer crossed a line beyond hate speech to fueling violence.
The 15-minute Avatar Day screenings, presented in 3-D at “select cinemas and Imax theaters,” will provide regular moviegoers their first glimpse of Cameron’s highly anticipated sci-fi epic outside of footage screened last month at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
In the meantime, here are few of the IT and security Twitter comments criticizing Chrysler’s USB mailing:
In February of last year, Aghdam posted a now unavailable photo to Facebook of a person holding a sign calling YouTube a “dictatorship.” The sign also included the URL of her personal website.
“A local fisherman summed it up pretty well when he said, ‘I didn’t mind so much getting caught in it. But I did resent having to row uphill to get out,'” said Robert Godfrey, the self-appointed president for life of the Old Sow Whirlpool Survivors’ Association.
Microsoft will sell the stylus separately for $100. The new Pro will start at about $800 and will be available June 15 in about two dozen countries, including the U.S., China, Japan, South Korea and much of Europe. A keyboard cover starts at about $130, or about $170 for a version that feels like fabric rather than plastic. That brings the cost to more than $1,000.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is working on its own version of a deep-space booster and capsule.
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The director, Simon Klose, who has a law degree, has 200 hours of footage saved up and plans to record more during the trio’s appeal against their verdict, which is set for less than a month from now, on 28 September, 2010. In three days, he raised nearly $30,000 on Kickstarter to pay for a professional editor and use of an editing suite in putting together what he described as a “complex story”.
Kraft and Hall watched sales numbers trickle in for the next couple of months, and by May, realized Here One was a flop. They’d originally planned to make and sell a few hundred thousand models, but only sold 25,000. Another 15,000 sit in a warehouse somewhere. Even with all the people who love Here One, those sales numbers turned Doppler from hot-shit startup to virtual impossibility. Here One was Doppler’s only real chance, and they’d missed it.
Let me freak you out for a second. You know what bitcoin is, right? I mean, no, but quickly, it’s a “cryptocurrency” that’s basically secret computer money. One bitcoin, which doesn’t actually have a real, physical form, is worth at this moment upwards of $16,000. But to get one, you either have to buy them from online exchanges or use specialized computing hardware to “mine” it. That last bit is where the freak-out comes in.
Take “beta,” for example. Most of us take it to mean buggy, pre-release software that’s “mostly working, but still under test.” But Google uses the word to refer to a product that’s ready for general use but is subject to “regular updates and constant feature refinement.”
Cindy Cohn, legal director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the audit is a good first step but wants the report made public.
The U.S. government is taking .com, .org. and .net domains with court approval, under the same civil seizure law the government invokes to seize brick-and-mortar drug houses, bank accounts and other property tied to illegal activity.
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Terrorists with crop-dusters, terrorists exploding baby carriages in subways, terrorists filling school buses with explosives – these are all movie-plot threats. They’re good for scaring people, but it’s just silly to build national security policy around them.
WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission moved Wednesday to excise some spam messages from wireless devices and approved 13 technologies to work with the new “broadcast flag” protections planned for digital TV signals.
“Making tea involves a bit of a ritual,” said Stuart Payne, keeper of cult tea-and-biscuits web guide NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown.com and co-author of a book on Brits’ fascination with the drink.
Since its launch, WikiLeaks has grown from an edgy experiment into an organization of inestimable significance; Assange routinely ranks on lists of the most influential people on the planet. It’s a powerful organization, with little transparency or accountability. We’re pleased to be among a handful of news outlets that regularly break news about it, and we plan to go on, without favor or animosity.
According to a blog post by Kikuchi, the roots of the OpenSSL flaw have existed since the very first release of the software in 1998. He argues that despite the widespread dependence on the software and its recent scrutiny following the Heartbleed revelation, OpenSSL’s code still hasn’t received enough attention from security researchers. “The biggest reason why the bug hasn’t been found for over 16 years is that code reviews were insufficient, especially from experts who had experiences with TLS/SSL implementation,” he writes. “They could have detected the problem.”
In an attempt to curb sex trafficking, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) amends a bedrock law — Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — that helped the internet flourish by shielding websites from liability for outside content.
Some branding experts don’t see Samsung’s progress erased overnight due to the Galaxy Note 7 headache. “If you were a Note 7 owner, you’ve dealt with it and moved on. If you’re not, you’re probably not that interested in it,” said Matt Egan, head of Siegel+Gale’s global technology practice.
Defiant began hacking about three years ago, when he was kicked out of high school for possession of narcotics at the age of 16. “I wound up assaulting the school resource office,” he says. He entered a home schooling program, but didn’t take to it, and gravitated to the internet. There he “bumped into the wrong people.”
One of those five was allegedly a 16-year old girl, who “social engineered your admin jussi and got root to rootkit.com,” one Anonymous member explained in IRC. Another, pleased with power, taunted Penny Leavy and her husband, who sat beside her during the chat: “How does it feel to get hacked by a 16yr old girl?”
“The (CIA Facebook) page is only for information purposes; people cannot leave messages or engage in commentary,” says Neff. “There is no collection of names, bio information or resume collection from this site, nor do we engage members in any way.”
Anna was created by a 20-year-old Dutch man who calls himself “OnTheFly” using the VBS Worm Generator, an application credited to a cracker known as [K]alamar, who is believed to be based in Buenos Aires.
Both studies began years ago as a means of finding more effective treatments for cancer. Neither group imagined that its work might have an impact on national security.
The power and flexibility that will arise from being able to
“program” the world around us should influence every aspect of the human experience. In our project we focus in on one particular aspect of the human experience, how we communicate and interact with each other. Claytronics is a technology which can serve as the means of implementing a new communication medium, which we call pario. The idea behind pario is to reproduce moving, physical 3D objects. Similar to audio and video, we are neither transporting the original phenomena nor recreating an exact replica: instead, the idea is to create a physical artifact that can do a good enough job of reproducing the shape, appearance, motion, etc., of the original object that our senses will accept it as being close enough.
LeBlanc, now a partner at the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, says state regulators will also need to rely on reports from the public, whistleblowers, and disclosures from carriers, as well as crowdsourced tools like Wehe. If a broadband provider did decide to discriminate against particular sites or content, a state attorney general could then build a case based on consumer complaints, network data, and insider testimony, he says.
That’s still a ways off, but the results of Mozilla’s hackathon show there is plenty of promise in Popcorn, even if that promise just lies in getting filmmakers to be willing let common folk meddle with their precious creations.
Yet, rather than feel threatened by the internet, the television networks are excited about the traffic. The video streams have single-ad slots about every 10 minutes, far fewer than TV, but still lucrative for the network.