This isn’t the first time Nielsen has taken a contrarian stand about mobile websites. Last year he suggested that a mobile-first approach to design was wrong because “PCs will remain important,” which is, at best, a false dilemma since a mobile-first design doesn’t mean ignoring the desktop. Just because you’re focused on the future doesn’t mean you’re ignoring the past.
Whether individuals actually own their DNA has been hotly debated in recent years. Much of the discussion has taken place in Oregon, which is one of two states (the other is Georgia) to pass a law declaring that DNA is an individual’s private property.
Joe Dunthrone’s literary map was an attempt to illustrate the influences, anxieties, past failures, distractions, etc. of writing a novel. Image: Visual Editions
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Adm. David Stone, acting administrator for the Transportation Security Administration, told members of the Senate Commerce Committee that the Computer Assisted Passenger Pre-Screening System II, known as CAPPS II, “is not going forward as previously briefed.” He said the rethinking was in response to a February report (PDF) critical of the program, as well as the TSA’s own privacy concerns.
Anyone with a BGP router (ISPs, large corporations or anyone with space at a carrier hotel) could intercept data headed to a target IP address or group of addresses. The attack intercepts only traffic headed to target addresses, not from them, and it can’t always vacuum in traffic within a network – say, from one AT&T customer to another.
“We accept full responsibility for the issues at our laboratory in Newark, California, and have already worked to undertake comprehensive remedial actions. Those actions include shutting down and subsequently rebuilding the Newark lab from the ground up, rebuilding quality systems, adding highly experienced leadership, personnel and experts, and implementing enhanced quality and training procedures,” Ms. Holmes said in a statement.
This week, the liberal group Public Citizen decided to help out the embattled website publisher – who says he’s not responsible for what discussion participants say – by writing a letter to the state judge hearing the case. Paul Alan Levy, of Public Citizen’s litigation group, says “we rather doubt that a public official can sue a citizen for saying in a public forum, ‘I hate you.'”
As is often the case, it was a week of mixed messages in security, with the White House eliminating its top cybersecurity policy roles at a crucial moment in geopolitics and the evolution of cyberwar. WIRED took a deep look at Robert Mueller’s military service in Vietnam and his first year as special counsel, examining the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russia. And senators questioned former Cambridge Analytica research director Christopher Wylie on Wednesday, looking to gain some clarity on the company’s privacy-infringing tactics.
OnSwipe, which is currently signing up beta users, grew out of a project called PadPressed, which turned WordPress-powered sites into swipe-able tablet-friendly websites, which he built because he considers the iPad the “most important consumer device ever.” When he and his co-founder Andres Barreto saw how popular that was, they decided to think bigger.
Sony joins music dog pile: Consumer electronics maker Sony said on Wednesday it would launch an online music service in the United States this year, offering 500,000 songs for downloading at about $1 per tune.
Schlough: The two major factors are the fan base and the corporate environment. I think it’s driven by our fans, because they really embrace technology. They’re more connected to technology than most baseball markets and more comfortable with everything from buying tickets online to Wi-Fi. Our fans practically demand these new developments.