It’s no surprise that the front lines on the assault on truth have turned out to be the previously unvetted stream of the Facebook News Feed. Fake news isn’t Mark Zuckerberg’s fault, but it is his problem; as the world’s most popular arena for news, Facebook can’t stand by and let itself become the instrument that allows big lies and propaganda to trample reason and fact. So consider its announcement today the beginning of what will be a long and difficult process to promote an ecology of openly shared information while mitigating toxic untruths.
Customers at the Costcutter shop at London’s Brunel University paid using their vein pattern to identify themselves. Sthaler CEO Nick Dryden, the company behind the technology, joined FOX Business on Monday to discuss his high-tech finger-vein scanner.
And that’s where the true success of *Full Frontal’*s segments comes from. They all contain the one thing people go to the Internet to find: angry populism. If YouTube is a spectrum, Nyan Cat is on one end and purple-faced, livid vloggers spitting into their webcams are on the other. Full Frontal is so refreshing because it manages to harness the (often problematic) appeal of the latter and package it in a way that’s informative, sane, and funny all at once.
In their traditional forms, each of these elements have different risks and different regulatory bodies governing them. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Treasury Department, and so on play a role in reducing financial risks and preventing financial crimes. In other words, some of the rules and regulations—the friction—in the existing system is there to protect investors, customers, and society.
Firstly they use a growing white and black list of words. This rules out certain words from being used, and in particular aims to stop conversation linking the virtual space to the real world space. For instance you can’t ask where someone goes to school or lives. There is also an option to just use a preset list of words in chat, which again makes things very safe for players.
Minaj was initially confused by this response—understandably, considering she wasn’t talking about Taylor in the first place:
“We got paid and we got paid on time. The fact that people went there and clicked every day did make a difference.”
His said technologists support Paul because they’re detail freaks. “When you work in technology, a lot of the time you have to scrutinize details,” he says. “Sound bites are not enough.”
I’m a fan of young adult fiction and it happens pretty frequently that my 16-year-old son and I both read the same book. When Cloak by James Gough arrived in my mailbox, we took turns with it and then discussed the story and characters. I thought it would be fun to interview him as a reader. First though, here’s a little snippet from the author’s page about the book:
After conducting two polls of more than 2,000 users, Gartner analysts said many consumers are simply not interested in authentication services, citing a perceived lack of usefulness along with security and privacy issues as the main concerns.
The plans for the DYI rubber band machine gun are for a gun of a different design and lower capacity. It only holds 72 rubber bands, and looks a bit less elegant but to my eyes more military. Both contraptions are found on the same website, called Backyard Artillery. Indeed there’s a bunch of other cool geeky items.
While it will be up to U.S. allies to counter the operation, he’s “hopeful” tech companies and the U.S. government will find common ground to track the app.
The flip side of the race tokens (representing the race “in decline”) makes it harder to distinguish one race from another—they’re all in muted grayscales and it’s harder to tell at a glance which tokens are which. Also, there are just a few too many pieces to fit flat in the tray, so that could have been better planned. Other than that, the components are great.
“We’re very confident in South Korea’s capabilities in staging the games,” said Rick Colón, director of the Office of Protection at the DSS. “We’ve been working very close together from the beginning, and it’s clear that the South Korean government has developed a comprehensive security plan for the Winter Olympics, as well as for the Paralympics that will follow.”
iUpload, from Ontario, Canada, has a new blogging product that lets individuals communicate with other websites straight from their blogs. Users can pull their blog content – whether it’s a book review or a submission to a photo contest – and send it to iUpload’s online partners, which so far include eBay, Yahoo and social networking site Tribe.
Every day, Google’s servers crawl the web, quietly amassing a mirror image of the internet, so that the search behemoth can index everything and serve up lighting-fast responses to any question, no matter how inane. But there’s a dark side to this process: The countless marketing companies and hackers who write web-crawling scripts to gather massive data sets that serve their own ends.
Second, look for commentary on whether the company is any closer to monetizing Messenger or WhatsApp. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it’s closer to monetizing Messenger than WhatsApp during the fourth-quarter earnings call. Messenger Day — the stories feature in Messenger — opens the door for near-term monetization, but ultimately Facebook wants to increase interactions between users and businesses on both Messenger and WhatsApp.
Even though the kiosks already have been saddled with the phrase “e-tithing,” Blanchard said his diocese does not preach “tithing,” which is traditionally defined as the tenth part of goods or income paid in support of the church. “I think the average Catholic family is giving about one to one-and-a-half percent,” he said.
Based, apparently, on something he read on a website called GovSecInfo.com, Greenwald announces that “Rasch is also the person who prosecuted Kevin Poulsen back in the mid-1990s and put him in prison for more than three years.” (I served five, actually, and all but two months of it was in pretrial custody, held without bail.) He then attacks me for failing to report on this supposed link. “Just on journalistic grounds, this nondisclosure is extraordinary,” he claims.
Tonight is the 9th Circuit Court’s deadline for both sides of the suspension of Trump’s immigration ban executive order to file briefs. If filed, all 25 judges on the 9th Circuit will decide if 11 members of the court will re-hear the case. While the court is deciding, the suspension still holds.
“It’s not clear what ‘disassociated’ means. It’s not clear what ‘period of time’ means. It’s not clear what using it to ‘generally improve Siri and other Apple products and services’ means,” says Nicole Ozer, a lawyer with the ACLU. “The only thing that’s clear is we really don’t know what may be happening to the personal information we have told Siri, even after we turn Siri off.”
Edmunds’ Brauer said cost, not technology, is the primary limitation on hybrid production. A $3,000 price premium over standard cars takes about a decade to repay in fuel efficiency, according to Brauer, so “most consumers who buy hybrids today are those who really want to feel good about driving a car that doesn’t pollute.”
In a report to Congress last year, three out of five FTC commissioners testified that the country needs stronger privacy laws.
But Grabowicz added that “there are wrinkles they would have to work out,” such as convincing people to buy CD burners in the first place and actually take the time to burn the stories onto them.
Yes, some of the more well-known and publicly held restaurants, like McDonald’s and Burger King, use the franchise model and they’ve been struggling. But many feel that it is this same model – if implemented the right way – that will be the key behind avoiding a significant industry downturn in the months and years to come.
The website Boing Boing jumped on the news, reporting, “The ultimate American politician and conspiracist is dead—at least according to Twitter.” Wikipedia, increasingly seen as the gold standard on the internet, at first held off updating the Lyndon LaRouche article to reflect his death, noting that the news had only appeared on LaRouche-affiliated sites, which were not considered reliable. Touché.
First there was the grapefruit diet—promising that the tart monotony of grapefruit after grapefruit would finally reveal your abs. There were more: Atkins, Blood Type, Dukan, Whole30, each with its own claim that a one-size-fits-all regimen is the answer to longevity and better-fitting pants. But what if we could determine, away from the citrus fruit mongers and peppy SoulCycle fanatics, the best way to live a healthy life? What if the answer is personal, buried in your genes?
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Activity: Writing yourself into your favorite fanfic.
Breaches of customer confidentiality through cracks and holes in large commercial websites are not an uncommon occurrence, nor are system administrators’ typically less-than-swift response times. Also, the businesses have been known to shirk responsibility for the flaws and blame “hackers” who expose the problem.
Brathwaite is never short on opinions, especially on music and technology. “You all know as well as we do that nobody buys CDs anymore,” he once wrote on Mogwai’s site. So how far does he feel we are from pure downloads? He’s not saying, but he’s ready for the vinyl comeback.
Roberts issues his critique, which is more BBDO than C++. “I want to see more of the ship rolling, banking in the exterior shot,” he says. “What lens are you using? Some of those asteroids in the background feel a bit too sharp to me. They need some volumetric dust or fog.”
That’s not to mention the many cabinet appointees and soon-to-be staffers who have spoken at FRC’s annual Values Voter Summit, from Reince Priebus to Tom Price to Jeff Sessions to Mike Pompeo. Pence and Trump themselves have met with FRC President Tony Perkins, and they were the first-ever Republican presidential ticket to speak at the summit.
These examples are trivial and elementary, equivalent to our earliest, lame guesses of what the internet would be, just after it was born—fledgling CompuServe, early AOL. The real value of this work will emerge from the trillion unexpected combinations of all these primitive elements.
At the bottom of each photo on your Google+ Stream, you can easily tap to +1 a post, or add a comment to it.
If you don’t own a telescope and can’t identify anything in the sky beyond the Big Dipper, this is a great first astronomy project to share with the kids. So next time the night sky is clear, grab the family and head outside for some communing with the stars.
Previously, the 45-minute audio summaries of the great tomes of world civilization came on 100 CDs or 50 tapes and cost $350. But now the whole package will go for only $50.