Facebook and Google are jockeying for attention online and by extension, for advertising revenue based on those eyeballs. The two Silicon Valley companies are expected to take in some 50 percent of overall online ad spending in 2018, according to research firm eMarketer.
The proposal, whose main sponsor is Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), is an offshoot to the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act introduced last year, which was also held up by Wyden. It was scrapped by its authors in exchange for the Protect IP Act in an attempted bid to win Senate passage.
But if your heart wants gold and your wallet wants steel, a compromise is possible—as long as you’re willing to drop the cash and take the risk.
GM: Yeah, I saw they cast Megan Fox as April O’Neil and that was the worst day I’ve had in a long time.
Then he ticked off some of the world’s biggest corporations by registering what he calls the “Sucks 500,” a list of 500 domains like Microsoftsucks.com and Intelsucks.com, based on the Fortune 500. Surfers who type in a “Sucks 500” URL end up at Parisi’s sucks.com site – “a place where all people can get together and vent their grievances about Corporate America.”
Philip: In Second Life, you can limit the “radius of damage” that any one person can cause, which balances thing out a bit more than in the real world.
Update: “Take ‘wikileaks’ out of your headlines,” one Army contractor e-mails Danger Room. The web filter “has been updated to block anything with wikileaks in the URL.”
Flash is considered the killer animation app of the Web because it enables designers like Smith to create interactive animations with small-size files. However, Flash has been hotly criticized for its inaccessibility to people with disabilities.
I love these. My own tips are just a couple of things that I do to get over that feeling of staring at a blank page.
OK, I get the product tie-in thing, but a Spidey Mr. Potato Head? How does this make sense? I’m completely bewildered.
Spider-Man & Friends MR. POTATO HEAD [via *Hasbro *website]
Corddry: All of the studios had created digital arms, which allowed them to work on something for online that they might be able to use as de facto pilots when the strike ended.
Arrivo’s flop hasn’t stopped Colorado from pursuing a shiny future. RoadX is moving ahead with its partnership with Virgin Hyperloop One. It’s hoping to build a pilot tube between the city of Greeley and the airport about 40 miles to the south, and possibly build an entire network across the state.
Wizzywig is about Kevin “Boingthump” Phenicle, a smart kid who started learning early on how to get what he wanted by manipulating people and technology. It’s fictional, but many of the stories in Wizzywig are based on real-life hacker tales. Kevin starts off young, faking bus passes and scoring free long-distance phone calls by whistling into pay phones. With the introduction of computers, he moves into hacking, but social hacking remains an important tool in his belt.
The pair put up a video, a FAQ and a long description of BlindSide on the Kickstarter page. They then sent out links to various media outlets, some of which picked up the story and linked their page. Between press exposure and word of mouth, fans flocked to the fledgling game.
And Domino’s definitely wants to be ready. It has 200 people—the largest team in the company—sowing digital seeds. Some of them inevitably will bear fruit—preferably pineapple, with some bacon for good measure. Maloney is particularly excited by bots, which he calls “a virtual butler between you and your services.” He’s less bullish on people ever ordering pizza in VR, but isn’t ruling it out.
The site, called MicroNews Ads, is not open to the general public. One must be a Microsoft employee, or be invited by one, to browse the ads. Only one family member or friend per employee is allowed to access the site.
Later I learned that the type of attack aimed at me and my colleagues is often called “email bombing” or “subscription bombing.” It’s clever jujitsu that turns one of the hallmarks of spam prevention—the confirmation email—into a spam generator. It works like this: The attacker uses an automated program to scan the web for any signup form that asks for an email address, from a newsletter subscription to an account registration. It then inserts the target’s email address into each of the forms, flooding the victim with confirmation emails.
The dense network of pro-Kremlin Twitter accounts tracked by the group Alliance for Securing Democracy has spent the last year spreading chaos and discord about topics as diverse as NFL players refusing to stand during the national anthem and Al Franken’s alleged sexual misconduct. It was only a matter of time, then, before the troll army set its sights on special counsel Robert Mueller.
Pursglove also noted that eBay had consulted with user focus groups and privacy organizations such as TRUSTe before proceeding with its action, and although some users did raise questions about whether users’ preferences should be set to “Yes,” the majority approved.
There is no fundamental difference between that scenario, and just picking the multiplayer option in a few games or sending messages. In fact, sending messages would probably be a lot faster. But Home has established a framework for organic social interactions, the likes of which haven’t really been realized before.
Backpage was invoked frequently in the debate around SESTA and FOSTA. Members of the Senate were particularly moved by testimony from Yvonne Ambrose, whose 16-year-old daughter, Desiree Robinson, was killed after she was repeatedly advertised for sex on Backpage. Last year, Ambrose sued Backpage for facilitating child sex trafficking. The documentary “I Am Jane Doe,” followed families in their quest to hold Backpage accountable.
Many wireless companies don’t believe XML will replace HTML -– at least in the foreseeable future -– because it would require everyone, including competitors, to agree to use the same subject tags.
Chan and Zuckerberg will donate $600 million over the next decade to the Biohub in San Francisco, bringing together Bay-area researchers and scientists from the University of California at San Francisco, the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University.
Apple, of course, is no stranger to trademark disputes, but has typically been on the receiving end of infringement claims. Apple Corps, holder of the Beatles’ business interests, battled the company for years over its trademark. That legal spat was finally resolved last year, with Apple walking away with the entire brand and an apparent agreement to license certain trademarks back to Apple Corps.
Still, these results were not readily released to the public, according to the California First Amendment Coalition (CFAC) which mounted a lawsuit to make them public.
Among those was athlete Hannah Teter. LaVecchia’s company sold the domain to Teter shortly before the Winter Olympics, where she won a gold medal in women’s snowboarding. LaVecchia claims he registered the snowboarders’ domains to protect them from speculators, but Legitify is still the host for the hannahteter.com website.
Meanwhile, discussions about the implications for publishers, readers and especially retailers are already in full swing among industry websites; the following are just a small sampling:
Still, DiBoise’s statement was akin to the disclaimers on display cases at head shops. After all, glass pipes and bongs are for tobacco. And nobody would dare copy a rented DVD.
Berwick made his first fortune as the founder of the finance news site Stockhouse. His second fortune came from bitcoin. Right now he’s trying to persuade me to go out for one more drink. “I know a place where they have midgets on roller skates,” he says. When Berwick isn’t partying, he and a group of like-minded people are trying to set up a free-trade zone in Honduras; they believe that president Juan Orlando Hernández will approve the deal any day. “There’s already a bunch of bitcoin guys getting ready to move down there as soon as the free zone is set up. They want to do a lot of bitcoin-related businesses, partly because there is not going to be any real regulatory thing,” Berwick says.
Yongbyon nuclear center, North Korea. Sometimes, talking to your enemies can get results. In 2007, an agreement was reached with North Korea will shut down and seal the Yongbyon nuclear facility, but a full accounting of the country’s nuclear arsenal – and a completing dismantling of its production capability – is long overdue. (Note to photo editors: The cooling tower, symbol of North Korea’s nuclear program, is slated for demolition).
Through its new search, Madstone expects more than 1,000 applications, and hopes to find at least three new directors.
“At this point, betting the farm on commercial transportation is unwise,” Griffin said. “I am one who believes that — as with airplanes and air transport — there will be a day when the US government as one option can turn to commercial providers but that day is not yet and it’s not soon.”
Various communities now use a tool called Madison to discuss policy documents, and many activists and community organizations have adopted Loomio to make decisions internally. But Democracy OS aims higher: to provide a common platform for any city, state, or government to actually put proposals to a vote. “We’re able to actually overthrow governments, but we’re not using technology to decide what to do next,” Mancini says. “So the risk is that we create power vacuums that get filled with groups that are already very well organized. So now we need to take it a bit further. We need to decide what democracy for the internet era looks like.”
It’s been a long time coming, but Google and Apple are finally, unquestionably, head-to-head competitors. You have to laugh at the irony.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles airs tonight at 7 pm EST. Make sure you tune into Nickelodeon to watch Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael take on the Krang in their most important mission yet.