Nor should it have taken weeks for the company to start emailing users about the possibility their data was stolen, says Paul Stephens of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, which keeps a database of data breach statistics. “This may be one of the largest, if not the largest data breach in history,” Stephens says. “Why didn’t they immediately email their customers?”
Of particular concern to Fricker are a series of segments called “Bum Hunter” in which an Australian man dressed in safari attire startles sleeping homeless men by tackling them and binding their ankles, wrists and mouths with duct tape.
Buying a wig, one can imagine, was quite an investment in the 18th century. And indeed, a wig’s material and accessories were an outright display of wealth and status. The more elaborate your hair, the more elaborate your wealth.
Sometimes there is the sense that this is just the new way to consume information and we all need to figure out how to navigate it. That whatever is loudest is somehow what is most important, and after that, figure it out on your own. On Reliable Sources this past weekend, David Hogg himself said he wasn’t upset by all the conspiracies because they were all great “marketing,” boosting his twitter following to more than 250,000 people. The younger and the more social media savvy seem to understand this more mercenary approach instinctively. It’s the wild-west landscape that social media platforms have encouraged, knowing that outrage is an effective currency in the so-called attention economy.
The version of the legislation approved Wednesday in a 438 to 226 vote hasn’t been released to the public yet, and the exact nature of the rules isn’t established. The European Parliament still needs to negotiate a final version of the proposal with its co-legislator, the European Council. Then each EU member state will need to pass its own laws implementing the legislation.
That’s fine for your website, but what about all the rest of those top 30,000 sites you don’t control? Well, you could email the developers, let them know that their site isn’t working in the most popular mobile web browser; let them know that you can’t use their service. If you’re a programmer or web developer you can help out with Mozilla developer Christian Hellman’s effort to Pre-fix the web. Pre-fix the web is looking for developers willing to seek out projects on Github that only work in Webkit and then fork the project, adding the missing prefixes to the CSS, extending JS code to do proper feature detection and then sending a pull request. In other words, literally fixing the web.
Here are a few of the images….check out the site for more.
The look and feel of the work reminds of the Cabspotting project that I posted about several months ago.
Cort Lane: I think there is an emotional arc that is even greater and more challenging for him in the second season. He’s training to be a better hero in the first season. In the second season, he’s learned a lot, but now he is taking on new responsibilities. Nick Fury challenged him to take on a lot of responsibility and become a better hero in season one, and in season two Peter takes on new responsibility on his own.
An agreement with the group, which also includes Seagate Technology and Dell, could be announced later Wednesday in Japan, the people said. It is unclear who else may be in the group and its membership could still change.
Pictured: Vivek Kundra, June 15, at the Wired Disruptive by Design Conference. Photo by Joseph Moran.
When I was little, I remember my mom making Kool Aid. I have pictures around of me wearing my token Kool Aid mustache. I even had a Kool Aid t-shirt. I remember sometimes the Kool Aid would seem, well, watery. Did my mom dilute it on purpose? Boy, I hope she didn’t. Sometimes, I wondered if she was sneakily reducing my sugar and artificial color. I do remember telling myself that when I got older, I would never dilute the Kool Aid!
In late October 2012, as Hurricane Sandy barreled toward New York and New Jersey, barrels of information from the National Weather Service, NASA, and elsewhere inundated the White House. As the storm picked up, experts at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, or OSTP, started closely monitoring storm track modeling from NOAA, satellite imagery from NASA, even detailed information such as the level of wind shear at various elevations within the storm.
But Grandjean, author of the Faroese study, says even small adverse effects are important. “They translate into a deficit in development of one to two months at age 7 years for each doubling of mercury exposure prenatally. With a few doublings, the child might not be ready for school – and that’s a very important effect,” explains Grandjean in an e-mail. “If anything we have underestimated the effect of mercury.”
By and large, though, there’s plenty of reason to get excited about Picasa for the Mac. It’s elegant, uploading and syncing are a breeze, and sharing options are easy to figure out. The default interface is totally customizable, so if lots of buttons aren’t your thing, you can get rid of them. Privacy and sharing settings can be adjusted for individual photos, collections or for your entire library.
After announcing the formation of a new partnership to offer private student loans to students with an Amazon Prime Student account, Wells Fargo and Amazon quietly terminated the program and their partnership last week without much explanation. Now, information has come to light indicating that the program came under heavy fire from politicians who have worked against private student loan lenders who they believe charge exorbitant interest rates and provide borrowers with too few repayment options, especially when compared to the options provided by federal student loans.
Earlier in the season, FBI agent Alex Parrish, who’s the show’s main character, became the primary suspect for the attack at Grand Central Station. She’s on the run from the FBI—though she has people within the agency helping her with own DIY investigation into who really engineered the attack. In this episode, the FBI hack’s massive leak causes FBI Deputy Director Clayton Haas to panic about whether his personal email account will be hacked next, since this could reveal information about his extramarital affair with Shelby Wyatt. The IP address on a return receipt to his assistant would apparently link Clayton with Shelby at a night they spent together in a hotel, so tries to scrub any incriminating emails—including those on Shelby’s phone. The rest of the episode focuses on the leak and Parrish’s attempts to find out who’s really behind the attack and redeem her good name.
SkyCatch provided Waclo with one of its drones, but he also owns several more. Which drone he uses for a given job depends upon the terrain he needs to shoot. He can upload data from any of them to SkyCatch’s platform.
Anti-abortion groups are aggressively taking their war on abortion to the Internet in an attempt to scare clinics out of business.
“This administration has been adamant about not regulating perchlorate,” said Mae Wu, an attorney at the nonprofit Natural
Resources Defense Council.
“Farmers find that they want to be participants in evening activities,” Kraft said. “If you’re working in the fields, that makes it difficult.”
Furthermore, there are should be some fun altmetric-friendly features as *eLife *continues to develop, including article-level metrics and other goodies. While this journal is by no means the only such attempt at a high-quality open access journal, its funding structure as well as other innovations are welcome additions to the open science scene and will hopefully help make this market that much stronger.
“I don’t have many bad days,” Cook said. “But if i feel I’m dropping down, I go in a store. It’s like a Prozac or something.”
Wouldn’t it be smart to fix that situation? she asked. Isn’t it basic “common sense” to want reasonable testing and evaluation? I believe I will be checking the “yes-works-for-me” option on that one. And on her ability to remind people that these “chemistry thing” questions that we should all be asking – count me a fan.
Kilby connected his device to an oscilloscope and threw the switch. There on the screen, a continuous sine curve pulsed, and a new era began.
Augmented reality glasses. Google Glass may have been a bomb, but Snap Spectacles are a hit. Lenovo and a host of startups demoed smart glasses at various stages of development for business and consumer AR applications. Mark my words: someday, we’re all going to be wearing glasses instead of staring at screens.
The ruling is one of several reasons Steven Aftergood, who heads the Federation of American Scientists’ Project on Government Secrecy, feels 2002 “has been a year of ‘disillusionment,’ literally.”
Ms. Mayer landed her big pay package despite a 14% decline in Yahoo’s revenue last year, excluding commissions paid to partners for web traffic. The Verizon sale was announced last summer, four years after she was hired as Yahoo’s CEO to revive the faded brand, which hadn’t adapted to a new generation of internet users.
Google now plans its own range of operating systems, starting with Android, an open-source OS for small devices like smartphones, and Chrome OS, a browser-focused, open-source OS that will run on notebooks and desktops.
Now, by limiting the pool to domain-name owners, ICANN officials said they would be better able to enforce a “one-person, one-vote” policy. However, officials admitted that the new set up could also open up new difficulties.
Although she hasn’t been contacted by fetishists, she acknowledges that the graphic nature of her site may attract them.
The latest wave of spam attacks focused on Six Apart‘s popular Movable Type publishing system, whose built-in comments do not require registration and allow bloggers to block comments only by IP address – a restriction spammers can easily avoid.
Also on Wednesday, prosecutors in Sweden announced they are pressing ahead with an investigation into Assange’s conduct with a woman he reportedly encountered in his ongoing visit to that country. Assange is suspected of the crime of “molestation” – a broad offense under Swedish law that can include reckless conduct or unwelcome physical contact with another adult. The offense is the Swedish equivalent of a misdemeanor, carrying the potential for a fine and up to a year in jail.
In a few weeks — June 29 — the iPhone will be 1 year old, he says, showing a birthday cake — and then some photos of crowd hysteria from last year.
Olive begins taking orders today, and customers should have their hands on units by the end of the year.
At this point, people take more than a trillion photographs each year, the vast majority of which come courtesy of a smartphone. The cameras in our pockets may not be able to match high-end DSLR or mirrorless cameras, but they’re packed with sensors and software that can help us create stunning images instantly. We’ve responded by snapping pics at every conceivable moment, from mealtime to pilgramages to a day at the museum. We take photos of concerts, of our friends, of spectacles both planned and unplanned, and—depending on your age and social-media activity—of ourselves.