Hotz has already removed the YouTube video and the code from his website to comport with the judge’s earlier orders.
The U.S. class action in the state of Texas alleged there was a defect in the floppy disk controller of some Toshiba laptops that could potentially corrupt data on floppy disks.
Hmmm, such breadth of state control and lack of accountability reminds me that I should start practicing my goose-stepping (“Congress Expands FBI Spying Power,” Nov. 24, 2003).
The Complete Review, which gets more than 30,000 unique visitors a month, uses the expected sources such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Times Literary Supplement, as well as the more obscure, including The Net Net and an array of journals which are not otherwise easily accessible.
It will be interesting to see what Google and Samsung do differently. Already, Google’s choice of Samsung stands out because the search giant has had a very close relationship with HTC – one of the biggest cheerleaders and manufacturers of Android phones.
Apple and FBI news aside, WIRED’s Kim Zetter brought to light disturbing new details in the hacker attack that took down a power grid in Ukraine. The Pentagon launched the federal government’s first “bug bounty” program. A security researcher demonstrated a method of hijacking a $35,000 police drone, which he says could be used to hack it from more than a mile away. And the privacy community discovered that Amazon had dropped encryption from its FireOS tablets, a development that seemed connected to the Apple FBI case, but wasn’t.
“We have this amazing ability to get all the brainpower connected on the internet, and we have enough data to start looking into this,” he said. “So why the heck hasn’t anybody else tried to look into this?”
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“Randall is a very farsighted kind of guy,” said Mike White, the former CEO of DirecTV. “He has a different background than larger media moguls.”
Whenever I see security systems with this data/device separation, I try to solve the security problem by removing the separation. This means completely redesigning the system and the security assumptions behind it.
STEMmy bonus points: It’s Chess. With faces and personalities. What was your question?
Under the publishers’ program, Google has deals with most major U.S. and U.K. publishers. It scans titles they submit, displays digital images of selected pages triggered by search queries and gives publishers a cut of revenues from accompanying ad displays.
Everything about a television pilot is stressful, because the entire future of the program rests on it. The people making them have to introduce the show’s characters, concept and voice without seeming like they’re trying too hard (or forgetting to entertain the audience). Networks have to bet on whether the show will succeed or, at the least, not flop. And viewers have to decide whether they want to actually invest the time to watch the show.
Because Romenesko is an online pioneer with old-fashioned newspaper values, he chose to do it in a nonprofit environment, but money can be made with his formula. That’s why Poynter has steadily boosted his pay and why Roy Peter Clark and others at the institute are anxious that an internet giant like Microsoft, Google, or Yahoo will soon dangle a big salary in front of him to shift-key his daily bundle of nearly 100,000 unique visitors over to its website. Poynter comforts itself with the thought that Romenesko didn’t found MediaGossip back in the dawn of the digital era with the idea of becoming rich. But like the rest of us, he might not mind wealth if it plopped into his lap. He wisely declined a 2002 job offer from Steven Brill, founder of the now defunct Brill’s Content. With the velocity of creative destruction in the information industry ever increasing, though, I say this to the Monk of Evanston about the next time the big dogs come sniffing around: Take the money.
“That’s why it’s a good idea to have teams that are aware of the social issues, and not just code,” Golbeck says. Remember when Twitter turned Microsoft’s AI-powered chatbotinto a Nazi in less than a day? That might not have happened if developers had anticipated the possibility and programmed in safeguards. YouTube’s restricted mode team could have done the same, if they’d considered how controversial LGBTQ issues are. This kerfuffle is evidence of a blind spot at best, and prejudice at worst.
Moving from tape to digital: Layers of red tape and mounting copyright levies are crippling Europe’s emerging digital media market, a group of technology firms said on Monday.
Another product placement intruded a touching scene on ABC’s soap opera, All My Children, when writers were forced to incorporate a line about a new Wal-Mart perfume into the dialogue as a character, Greenlee, sat at the bedside of her husband who was suffering from a fatal gunshot wound.