American Computer Experience, the company that runs computer camps at universities around the country, shut its doors abruptly on Friday afternoon, leaving students, parents and staff scratching their heads. The ACE website has shut down, and company representatives could not be reached by phone. A recording at 1-800-FUN-4-ACE explained:
Egerstad told Threat Level in August 2007 that he was able to read thousands of private e-mail messages sent by foreign embassies and human rights groups around the world by turning portions of the Tor internet-anonymity service into his own private listening post. The intercepted data included user names and passwords for e-mail accounts of government workers, as well as correspondence belonging to the Indian ambassador to China, various politicians in Hong Kong, workers in the Dalai Lama’s liaison office and several human rights groups in Hong Kong.
When journalist Keith Kloor wrote about the USRTK’s FOIA request at Science Insider, Ruskin asserted that the scientists had been selected for FOIA requests due to their involvement with GMO Answers, an industry sponsored website that posts answers to public questions about the safety of GMOs, or genetically modified organisms.
The notion of a 3-D printable gun has become the perfect flashpoint in a new conflict between digital arms control and free speech. Should Americans be allowed to say and share whatever they want online, even if that “speech” is a blueprint for a gun? The State Department has now answered that question with a resounding “no.”
29. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Twilight Sparkle’s racing number is 42. The points on the stars that make up her cutie mark also add up to 42.
10:26 am: Now iOS 5. It comes with over 200 new user features. Top 10: Notifications, including the notifications center which is accessed with a downward swipe on the device. Less intrusive than pop-up notifications. iMessage is a new messaging service between iOS users. It supports iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You can send photo, video, messages, and they’re pushed to all of your devices. They can be sent over 3G and Wi-Fi. Messages are securely encrypted.
Revenue grew to $23.20 billion from $18.53 billion, also topping the $22.01 billion forecast by analysts.
The California file was time-stamped 3:31 p.m. on Election Day, indicating that Diebold might have obtained the data during voting. But polling precincts aren’t supposed to release votes until after polls close at 8 p.m. So Harris began to wonder if it were possible for the company to extract votes during an election and change them without anyone knowing.
The new 1.0 version of Joost’s desktop software features a significantly redesigned interface which looks, and performs, much better than previous offerings. The menu structure has been given a slight makeover and there’s a new feature that allows you to quickly drag-and-drop content to create your own custom channel. Once you have the shows you want listed in your channel, the menu to the left of the screen makes it easy to jump between programs.
12:05 a.m. – As we depart the festivities, many party faithful are still nervously awaiting the results in Oregon, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Florida.
In this superlative example of the animated GIF, a terrier named Tito flips out over a big red ball.
While cultural expressions themselves cannot be owned, the South African lawyer said that digital recordings of them could eventually produce valuable royalties for the Maasai people who control their distribution.
Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) is an Ideas contributor for WIRED. He hosts the Slate Money podcast and the Cause & Effect blog. Previously he was a finance blogger at Reuters and at Condé Nast Portfolio. His WIRED cover story on the Gaussian copula function was later turned into a tattoo.
For its part, Apple, which did not respond to a request for comment, will have until March 30 to justify its case to the court. The hearing on the dismissal motion is scheduled for April 12.
The RIAA declined to comment on the unsealed documents, which Wired provided to it for review.
In that environment, the accusations against Lee seemed plausible. After all, it usually takes four years to complete a bachelor’s degree. A master’s normally takes another year or two. Lee had done it all in less than four. Students also typically write a thesis to attain a master’s, and yet Lee admitted that he never wrote one. (His program didn’t require a thesis.)
Intel Corporation v. Hamidi centers on the actions of former Intel engineer Ken Hamidi, who bombarded 30,000 of the chipmaker’s employees with anti-Intel diatribes between 1996 and 1998 after he was fired from his job.
One day Rogers talks to his stepfather, a truck driver who’s been divorced from Rogers’ mom for a few years. “You’ve got a kid,” his stepdad tells him. “You’re gonna need money. You don’t want to be a grade-school teacher. Get a computer science degree. You were always good with that shit.”
Illustration of an image of Robert Downey Jr. that was posted on reddit under the heading “Bitch please!”
On Monday, Facebook announced it will soon roll out its Facebook Connect login system to several high-profile websites, including Digg, Hulu and Discovery.com. The sites, along with a few others, will begin supporting Facebook Connect within a few weeks. The New York Times has the scoop.
IP: I don’t think that that’s a fair characterization. I don’t think that I’ve demonized Islam. I am forthright in identifying what I think the threat from radical Islam is and it’s a real threat. The quote specifically [was about the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque.”] Should we reward suicide or homicide attacks like 9/11 with allowing a mosque to be built on what in essence is hallowed ground at the gravesite of 3,000 slaughtered Americans? … That is providing territorial conquest. So I do not support that wherever Americans have been butchered by Islamic terrorists, I do not support building a mosque there.
“But even though the Old Sow has brought death and grief, it’s also heart-stoppingly beautiful,” said Eastport resident Sarah Graves, who has had brief encounters with the whirlpool. “It is a magnificent thing to see.”
The brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, included Facebook, Twitter, Intel , eBay, Netflix and Uber, as well as non-tech companies such as Levi Strauss and Chobani.
Government officials previously urged the public to check hoverboards for a “UL 2272” certification before purchase. The certification identifies hoverboard brands that meet federal fire safety standards.