Comerford’s rebuttal to the column was removed from the front page of the White Hat website Thursday morning. Comerford said he has sadly decided to stop using the word hacker in connection with the camp.
Snap went public in March with a $3.4 billion IPO, pricing shares a $17. The company’s stock was trading at $18 on Thursday morning.
Crackerjap.com is a fairly innocent website. You won’t find naked pictures there, or illegal MP3s, and there are no links to naughty sites that teach you how to copy DVDs.
That Apple is even trying to play this double game is testament to its manufacturing innovations, which recall nothing so much as the Ford Model T, which spoke to a new vision for both manufacturing and the consumer market. Apple can democratize a watch no other company could even make, at a price low enough to reach the masses—while also making claim that this is the most finely made item of its kind, ever. That’s what the iPhone was always about.
Now a year later, Twitter is still a mess. Harassment still runs rampant on the platform. The Twitter app and website are still confusing and intimidating for newcomers. To Twitter’s credit, it released many product updates this year, from a new emphasis on live video to de facto longer character limits. But these tweaks have had virtually no effect on Twitter’s bigger problem: making itself a mainstream social network able to appeal to a wider public (much less one that’s grown to have the same kind of stature and influence as Facebook). The revolving door on the company’s C-suite didn’t help. Then Twitter killed Vine. And currently, the debate is raging over whether Twitter’s most famous user, the President-elect, should be suspended from a service he uses—over and over again—to lob insults at people and organizations.
Sky News said the details of the British ban, which might differ from the U.S. measures, would possibly be confirmed later on Tuesday, according to security sources.
As a jab to PolyGram, Public Enemy’s distributor at the time, the group released There’s a Poison Goin’ On over the internet and on zip drives, until the band was finally released from its contract. Emboldened by the success, they went on to form their own record label. They created Rapstation to showcase new hip-hop talent. And they built PublicEnemy.com into a highly trafficked website, where among other things, they make a cappella versions of their songs available and encourage fans to make remixes.
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“If Forbes makes its audience too big, it stops being Forbes,” Kenealy said. “If it starts doing Top 10 nude beaches (which it has), a new generation will begin to think of Forbes as entertainment. It will be changing its audience, a formula that has worked well for Forbes for generations. That’s risky.”
My hope is that the courts will see that Oracle’s claim that customers can’t give their passwords away has implications far beyond the clear and intended meaning of these criminal statutes, and will take seriously the question of whether SAP’s activities were unfair, or merely a little healthy competition.
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We all talked quite a bit at that show, but health problems caused Arnie and Joyce to skip subsequent CGEs. Bill kept coming, though, and I got to see him year after year. He’d regale us with war stories about the old days, looking absolutely the part of the grizzled old veteran of the console wars that he was. He was my friend, and he was more than happy to take the (deserved) credit for inspiring me to do what I do.
Dean raised more than $40 million through online donations in the months leading up to the Democratic primaries. Kerry topped that. In three months, he brought in almost $50 million from 400,000 online donations. (The average was $108.) Since locking up the Democratic nomination until mid-June, his campaign brought in more than $100 million. “It exceeded everybody’s expectations,” said Ross.
Unfortunately, other reports indicate that the smaller the organization (and the fewer resources an organization has), the less likely it is to be prepared for the ML wave. A recent study by Bluewolf (an IBM company) found that only 33 percent of small businesses planned to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) and ML within the next 12 months. This is in contrast to the 30 percent of large companies that have already invested in the technologies and the 44 percent that planned to begin investing within the next 12 months. That’s a total of 74 percent, or 20 percent more than the total of small businesses.
CODIS, which began operations in 1998, already has a huge backlog of unclassified DNA samples. According to a November report in The Washington Post, untested samples are stacking up by the thousands.
Cartoonist Tom Humberstone wondered if the cartoons were too clumsy in their satire, while French journalist Guillemette Faure suggested the magazine was being unfairly lauded in response to the attack. Cartoonist Luz, responsible for the new cover, explained that his image was “aimed at intelligent people, who are much more numerous than you think, whether they’re atheists, Catholics [or] Muslims,” but not everyone was convinced. The cover was condemned by many countries with majority Muslim populations (Turkey even banned website pages showing it, while African newspapers have apologized for printing images of it).
The Takeaway: Somehow, a jokey “well, satire is supposed to make people uncomfortable, right?” feels not only unworthy, but also offensively trite, given the context. This is an extremely complicated and loaded issue, with no “right side” beyond “Hey, maybe killing people because of a cartoon is a horrific overreaction.” Free speech is important, as is the freedom of satire and comedy, but when dealing with such important, sacred images, there’s surely a responsibility to ensure that the comedy is as sharp (and respectful) as possible to ensure that those offended are the targets of your derision. What happened to the Charlie Hebdo staff was a tragedy, but given the attention they’ve received as a result, they have a duty to step up and try to become satirists worthy of the the canonization they’re currently receiving from those defending their cause. Of course, that’s hardly likely to be an easy, or fast, process.
“I think cases involving media companies may be too hard for an intelligent observer to model for purposes of investment,” says Sebok.
The lawsuit against 2600 also is the first to test the reach of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which Congress passed at the behest of the entertainment industry. One part of the DMCA restricts the distribution of programs that can circumvent copyright protection.
“When a small group of us got together to think about how we can be more active online and more effective, we obviously looked at those that were successful, like the Daily Kos,” said Krempasky. “They’re effectively using technology to support candidates and issues that they like. The wonderful thing is that technology is ideologically neutral. We can learn from them, and advocate and push for our beliefs and our philosophy.”
As Scott Berkun — a software manager-turned-author who analyzed the distributed-workplace dynamics of Automattic, the company behind WordPress, in his book The Year Without Pants — wrote:
So, for science and for you, my readers, I deliberately didn’t clean my house for a couple of weeks — I know, the sacrifices I make for work. By the time I unleashed Rosie, the corners of each room were so thick with hair it looked like I was sheltering a few dozen litters of chinchillas. Could it actually live up to its manufacturer’s claims of dealing with serious pet hair?
GoPro stock closed down 6.3 percent at $10.39. Shares of Snap, which derives revenue mostly from ad sales on its social media app, dropped 0.75 percent to $14.53.
It took Tom Cruise to change all that and give Anonymous a political consciousness. Specifically, Tom Cruise as cringe-worthy Scientologist.
The move, which went into effect on Jan. 1, was announced Tuesday in a Facebook post by chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, whose husband, technology executive Dave Goldberg, died suddenly in 2015.
The tactic exploits the internet routing protocol BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) to let an attacker surreptitiously monitor unencrypted internet traffic anywhere in the world, and even modify it before it reaches its destination.
DDoS attacks have become more powerful over time, with hackers varying their techniques to amplify their effects and make them more difficult to mitigate or thwart. Every year it seems, a new mega-DDoS attack shows up that dwarfs those that preceded it.
As he’s entitled to under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, a German man asked Amazon to send him all of the recordings of his interactions with his Amazon Echo device. Amazon complied, sending out more than 1,000 WAV files, but ended up delivering someone else’s voice recordings altogether. Alarmed, the recipient of the stranger’s Alexa history sent the files to a German magazine called c’t. The magazine was able to easily identify the Amazon customer in question, as well as a female friend who was apparently also in the recordings. Amazon told the magazine that the mistake was caused by human error. Three days after the magazine contacted Amazon, the company reached out to the customer whose private information had been erroneously shared with a stranger and explained that a staff member had made a “one-time error” that breached his privacy. Yikes.
Kindle 2.0, when it releases, will offer a clearer look into Amazon’s strategy for the book market. The company could target the academic text and business books market and go for a larger screen device or just create a smaller, sleeker second-generation version of its current model, says McQuivey.