A thought occurred to me: Could the stories of “targeted individuals” be a warning, a cautionary tale about the real targeting we experience as digital technologies pervade our lives? Perhaps my father’s perception of electronic harassment is the result of his sensitivity to the mechanics of things. He may be seeing through to the nuts and bolts of the web, weaving a story out of its danger and turning it into a terrifying delusion of persecution, suffering, and torment.
In its largest division, selling internet service to millions of cellphone customers, Verizon added 442,000 subscribers that pay each month, the more lucrative kind of wireless customer. That’s down 66 percent from a year ago. And “churn,” a measure of how many customers are canceling their service, rose.
If you’re like me, you have a running list of house projects that need to be done. Sometimes finding the time to dive in is the problem. But sometimes finding the money can be a bigger project spoiler. That Home Depot credit card only stretches so far and once it’s filled up with light bulb and duct tape purchases, there’s not a lot of room left over for bigger ticket items, like bathroom vanities and new windows.
Ramamurthy then quit Netflix. When True&Co moved into manufacturing, Ramamurthy, a programmer, left to refocus on software. She came up with Lumoid during a stint as an entrepreneur-in-residence at VC firm Battery Ventures. It idea took hold when she realized her friends in the consumer electronics biz kept inundating her with links to cool gizmos on the crowdfunding sites Indiegogo and Kickstarter. After awhile, they just got lost in the noise. She thought there had to be a better way for consumers to use gadgets, and for companies to market them.
The government said the latest move – which also requires site owners to submit a photograph and to show identification – was targeted at tackling pornography. Critics, though said it was based on silencing political dissent. China did not say when the rules would be enforced.
By my back-of-the-envelope math, the paywall won’t even cover its own development costs for a good two years, and will never generate enough money to really make a difference to NYTCo revenuesThe paywall is certainly being set high enough that a lot of regular readers will not subscribe. These are readers who would normally link to the NYT from their blogs, who would tweet NYT articles, who would post those articles on Facebook, and so on. As a result, not only will traffic from these readers decline, but so will all their referral traffic, too. The NYT makes more than $300 million a year in digital ad revenue, so even a modest decline in pageviews, relative to what the site could have generated sans paywall, can mean many millions of dollars foregone. On top of that, the paywall itself cost somewhere over $40 million to develop.
Elderly townspeople, black and white alike, were also uneasy about the security and privacy implications of entering the Internet age. This is understandable; older people everywhere in America have some of these concerns. But fears of surveillance and abuse may be a little less abstract for Mississippians than they are for other Americans.
For nearly 30 years, Titus has been sounding the alarm about our rising oceans. Global warming is melting polar ice, adding to the volume of the oceans, as well as warming up seawater, causing it to expand. Most climatologists expect oceans around the world to rise between 1.5 and 5 feet this century. Some of the hardest-hit areas could be in our own backyard: Erosion and a shift in ocean currents could cause water to rise 4 feet or more along much of the East Coast. Titus, who contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Nobel Prize-winning 2007 report, has done more than anyone to determine how those rising seas will affect us and what can be done about them.
The difference is that this time, U.S. District Judge David Carter ruled that the lawsuit was designed to intimidate critics, and said that Global Telemedia has to pay some $55,000 in attorney’s fees under state law.
Founded in 2005 by author Arianna Huffington, the site was intended to provide a left-of-center audience with political commentary and analysis in the form of constantly updated blogs, penned by various talking heads and celebrities, and other members of Huffington’s extensive social network.
Unlike the guests that use Airbnb, hosts are usually voters and taxpayers in their communities, and have more sway with elected officials. Host advocacy was pivotal to the defeat of Proposition F in San Francisco, a measure on the ballot in 2015 to limit short-term rentals.
Similarly, Wikipedia’s veracity problems are not a result of anonymous authors adding fabrications to entries. They’re an inherent property of an information system with distributed accountability. People think of Wikipedia as an encyclopedia, but it’s not. We all trust Britannica entries to be correct because we know the reputation of that company, and by extension its editors and writers. On the other hand, we all should know that Wikipedia will contain a small amount of false information because no particular person is accountable for accuracy – and that would be true even if you could mouse over each sentence and see the name of the person who wrote it.
Don’t expect to see the standard beach book fare at the Complete Review. For instance, the current issue offers Henry James on Middlemarch, a book review of George Eliot’s novel, originally published in 1873.
You might as well hang it up. Tell the kids to forget about college, cancel your champagne wishes and caviar dreams, because according to Grab‘s release, nobody won the billion bucks. Though a woman in Ohio won a measly million.