UPDATE: Wired News Editor Leander Kahney contributed to this story with additional comments from Think Secret publisher, Nick Ciarelli.
The race has been neck-and-neck since election night, when some media outlets declared victory for Cantwell based on early returns. But Gorton, seeking a fourth term, grabbed the lead as votes came in from strongholds in conservative rural areas.
“The public has the right to see the wealth of information we provide on casinos and sportsbooks,” company CEO and President Michael Corfman said in a written statement. “We have the First Amendment right to advertise online gaming on the web to support its free publication.”
There’s the Batmobile, or his “miata 2.0a beta.” His home is wired with a system that automatically turns on the lights, an auto cat feeder, and a litter tray with a robot arm to scoop out the cat droppings.
In addition to directly targeting individuals, credit-card thieves remain enamored of large-scale data heists. Incidents involving criminally minded hackers attempting to steal thousands of credit-card numbers from merchants in one fell swoop remain disturbingly common, Gordon said.
Bill Irvine of Phoenix says he is fighting infringement allegations targeting AboveTopSecret.com, the site he controls under The Above Network. The site is accused of infringing a Review-Journal article on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The site is a user-generated discussion on “conspiracies, UFO’s, paranormal, secret societies, political scandals, new world order, terrorism, and dozens of related topics” and gets about 5 million hits monthly, Irvine says.
It’s not the first time Cheok has gone after his critics on social media this way. Last year, Cheok delivered a controversial keynote address titled “Sex and Love with Robots” at the Foundations of Digital Games conference, an event originally started by Microsoft in 2006. After Cheok targeted another researcher on Twitter with personal attacks for criticizing his lecture, the Society for the Advancement of the Science of Digital Games issued a statement condemning his behavior.
“We spent a lot of time getting really bad anti-tech stuff out of that bill,” says TechNet’s Moore. “We didn’t get everything we wanted, and it’s not perfect, but overall, there were parts in there that were positive.”
Apple says the test is flawed because web apps on the iPhone can’t currently use the Nitro engine included in the iOS 4.3 update, which recently caused controversy among web developers who accuse the company of intentionally handicapping web apps in order to promote those specifically written for iOS.
Ryan Patterson, a University of Colorado student who won a $113,000 scholarship for his glove at the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science & Technology early last year, echoed Hernandez-Rebollar.
DHS spokeswoman Amy Kudwa said in a statement Wednesday that DHS has implemented “a software management tool that will automatically deploy operating-system and application-security patches and updates to mitigate current and future vulnerabilities.”
Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) is an Ideas contributor for WIRED. He hosts the Slate Money podcast and the Cause & Effect blog. Previously he was a finance blogger at Reuters and at Condé Nast Portfolio. His WIRED cover story on the Gaussian copula function was later turned into a tattoo.