Spokespeople for the five sites that Lion claimed to have attacked were unavailable for comment.
Roy likes to joke he’s an inventor of useless things. And ok, fine. Maybe his machine isn’t accelerating actual particles, but there’s no doubt 7-year-old Roy would be impressed. “I’m building the kind of stuff I would’ve like to build as a kid but just didn’t have the skills for back then,” he says. “Basically, I’m living the dream of a 7-year-old.”
Android 2.1 (upgradable to 2.2), 8-megapixel camera, 1-GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.7-inch display, 4.6 ounces, $200.
Over the past month, author Michael Grant has been ramping up Go BZRK, an interactive online mystery that brings together a cult committed to achieving “sustainable happiness,” twin sisters searching for their missing brother, and a cartoonist driven half-mad by his vivid dreams. The vivid characters that populate Grant’s world are setting the stage for his upcoming novel for young adults.
[Game] churning isn’t a one-off second hand thing but a multiple of a multiple. New game gets returned for used game which gets returned for used game which gets returned for used game. It’s not like GameStop is pushing new game sales when I bring the first game back.
That has been NPI’s plan since the beginning. One of the organization’s founders, the white nationalism advocate Louis Andrews (who died in 2011) claimed to have voted for Obama in order to destroy the GOP “so it can be reborn as a party representing the interests of white people.” As far as Spencer is concerned, the GOP can “Go manage a Pizza Hut.”
When the sites are seized by Immigration and Customs Enforcements, a message is left behind to online vistors warning that the government has taken control of the site.
Red Hat is also setting up an “Alliance Portal” where partners can access information and participate in promotional activities.
In fact, former customers are competing with Brill, who himself filed suit against Verified Identity Pass, Clear’s parent company, in May — seeking the severance pay he was promised.
Kosinski and his colleagues went on, in 2017, to make more explicit the leap from prediction to control. In a paper titled “Psychological Targeting as an Effective Approach to Digital Mass Persuasion,” they exposed people with specific personality traits—extraverted or introverted, high openness or low openness—to advertisements for cosmetics and a crossword puzzle game tailored to those traits. (An aside for my nerds: Likes for “Stargate” and “computers” predicted introversion, but Kosinski and colleagues acknowledged that a potential weakness is that Likes could change in significance over time. “Liking the fantasy show Game of Thrones might have been highly predictive of introversion in 2011,” they wrote, “but its growing popularity might have made it less predictive over time as its audience became more mainstream.”)
Tricktel differs a bit from the other sites. It’s a professional prank phone calling service that allows users to select from recordings of funny sounds to play to the victim, and to program in whatever number they want as their Caller ID.
“Free MP3s will never go away,” Dube said. “If commercial online services are to compete with that, they must offer a whole lot more than just a limited number of monthly song downloads.”
Henry Zhu makes software that’s crucial to websites you use every day, even if you’ve never heard of him or his software.
Sixteen tools have been identified as those actively distributed among attackers, with many others being discussed or suspected of already being deployed.
Adam Schwartz isn’t so sure. A staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco–based nonprofit devoted to defending civil liberties in the digital world, Schwartz wrote to me in an email that the organization is “concerned about technologies that incapacitate, even temporarily, all of the salutary things that a person might do with their smartphone.” When I called him to elaborate, he cited the video, shot by a South Carolina high school student in 2015, showing a police officer body-slamming a black, female student for disrupting class. He reminded me of the footage of comedian Michael Richards’ epithet-laced 2006 set that sparked debate about whether entertainers should use racial slurs. He also talked about his concern that his own teenage children should have access to their phones to call 911 should a shooter show up at their school.
“We turned the idea of connectivity on its nose,” Dagan said. “It’s about disconnecting instead of connecting. It’s anti-social networking.”
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The sky is blue is an example of a basic mindpixel, as most people will respond to the statement affirmatively. But mindpixels need not necessarily be so general, McKinstry said.
The pair met at Disneyland about three years ago. Andrew approached Andrew and asked him, “Mac or IBM?”
GAC’s world is the World Wide Web. The more people who talk to the baby at his website, the faster GAC will learn about the world, and the sooner he’ll be able to achieve consciousness.
“It’s kind of a fuzzy line,” Beck said. “Imagine if you park your car in a lot, and the ticket they give you says pretty ‘normal stuff,’ like they’re not responsible for damage to your car – even if you didn’t sign the contract, that’s probably valid. But if they overreach, if they say that if you come by too late, they get to keep your car – that will be called unconscionable.”
Oh, this next site is in Finnish! It’s not a prank, because there’s no way I’m going to think the author suddenly started speaking Finnish like someone out of an Oliver Sacks book.
Date: 09/11/2003 08:12 AM
From: Juan Alvizo
Subject: Wired: feedback: Story: Website: Westerners Pretty Rich