The security breach means that anyone with a minimal amount of technical knowledge could see how the code works and potentially exploit it. According to a computer programmer who discovered the unprotected server, the files also contain Visual Basic script and code for voting system databases that could allow someone to learn how to rig voting results. The programmer spoke on condition of anonymity.
“If just one story or post went viral, it wouldn’t make it into the trending as it might previously,” said Will Cathcart, a Facebook vice president of product management. “It really takes a mass of publishers writing about the same topic to make the cut.”
Maybe this sounds ridiculous. But the entrepreneur had caught me at a vulnerable time. I’d believed myself to be an intelligent, capable person, but parenthood had me feeling stupid and kind of unhinged. Kavi was about to turn 11 months old. My husband and I had vowed at the outset not to become hyper-vigilant parents, but we’d lately wondered if we’d instead been too cavalier.
“There is a likelihood that we will sue,” he said, but declined to reveal how much compensation the firm was seeking.
Gregory King, known as Silenz, Silenz420, sZ, GregK, and Gregk707, admitted in U.S. District Court in Sacramento that he controlled about 7,000 bots and used them to attack sites Killanet and Castlecops.
In fact, the Feiss parodies are the only funny Switch satires so far. Unlike Apple’s “Think Different” campaign, which was hilariously lampooned, most of the Switch satires have been thunderingly unfunny.
The bigger concern is losing water with such spray: Fincham says that on a hot day like this one, a quarter of a million gallons of water can evaporate from the lagoon. The splashing makes that worse. The perfect wave, it turns out, is a constant work in progress, an infinite loop of maintenance.
It’s been over 13 years since Haxan Films screened its debut film The Blair Witch Project at Sundance. And while the “found footage” format used in the film quickly established its place as a cult classic, the film’s innovative viral marketing campaign that created extensive artifacts insisting on the film’s reality fueled the movie’s rabid fanbase to take over Sundance with sold out screenings. Last year, Haxan Films returned to its found footage roots with his film Lovely Molly, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. And if the package I received in the mail earlier today is any indication, the found footage aesthetic won’t be Lovely Molly‘s only common ground with The Blair Witch Project.
Theranos could appeal to an administrative law judge and then a departmental appeals board, which could delay the effective date of some of the sanctions. If Theranos were to appeal, the lab would keep its license pending the outcome of the appeals process. The proposed ban on Ms. Holmes would take effect at the same time as the lab’s license revocation and would be subject to the same appeals process.
Now, I understand there are good reasons for not turning everything into a marketplace. VC Rajil Kapoor notes that while it does make sense to create one for highly illiquid markets like IP, there are good reasons (valuation transparency, transaction standards, litigation risks) that “attempts to create eBays or Craigslists or Yelps or Sotheby’s for IP have either been shut down or are functioning at puny scales.”
Thompson: Oh right. So there could be factors that are massively more important than trustworthy, right. They just have, like, better writers and editors over the last three months.
Mozilla has taken the lead among browser vendors to make a site’s privacy settings more explicitly visible. It’s doing so by proposing visual cues in the browser that indicate what level of privacy you’re currently browsing at, and what pieces of your personal data the site you’re currently visiting is sharing with the rest of the web.
The Wakamaru robot can recognize the faces of up to 10 people and talk to them. When linked to mobile phones, it can also work as a monitor to check situations at home, such as a burglary or someone falling ill. The owner’s schedule can be programmed in advance and Wakamaru can give a wake-up call and remind them of the day’s events.
Furthermore, every pharmaceutical company would argue that high prices drive innovation—that these prices are a necessary and worthy way to spend our limited dollars. Drug company executives like to cite the industry-funded Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, which determined in 2014 that it costs, on average, $2.6 billion to bring a single new drug to market.
Charities also can set up their own auctions within eBay, a feature that has been available for several years.
WN: How can you make sure that these numbers are right? Eight hundred forty-one million of anything is a lot to count.
Wired: A brilliantly-assembled choose-your-own-adventure comic book; wacky inventions put the fate of the world in your hands! All this for less than twenty bucks? Now that’s an easy decision.
To understand the mind of a music fan, picture a weird, easily aggrieved squirrel that lives in a house made of torn pages from Trouser Press and Spin album guides, and wears a faded Delicious Vinyl T-shirt (sometimes with pants; sometimes not). Being a squirrel, it wants to collect and store everything it finds—but only by using an inscrutable, scattershot, semi-logical system that will never be understood by its friends or relatives (who, it should be said, are only barely tolerating this squirrel’s shit at this point).
Blanchard pointed out that a number of alternatives already exist to the Sunday collection plate, including automatic monthly debits from parishioners’ accounts with bank drafts and envelope collection. Blanchard said the Baton Rouge diocese has one of the best centralized databases in the country to track the use of the weekly envelope collection.
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It’s more than just a “kit car.” The wheel wells are enclosed with steel tubs. The doors are finished inside and out, and the doors even sound solid when they latch. The rocker panels are attached to the floor pan with steel and fiberglass. When you sit in the car, your head doesn’t hover over the front windshield, and you have plenty of leg room, too. We wet sand the car by hand to remove any surface imperfections in the paint, then we buff and polish the car to an incredible shine.
Chertoff: I’d be hesitant to go there with private sector. With the Federal Aviation Administration or other government agencies, I think it is different. I think with the private sector the model is the cooperative model. They have a very strong interest in protecting their assets. But they also have to make a choice about how much they want to partner with the government.
After National Public Radio ran a spot on the San Francisco Peace Corps recruiting phenomena this week, the Dallas regional office received calls from those identifying themselves as former dot-commers in Texas, said Susan Buchanan, a Peace Corps spokeswoman at the organization’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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This NIT was purpose-built to identify the computer, and do nothing else—it didn’t collect keystrokes or siphon files off to the bureau. And it evidently did its job well. In a two-week period, the FBI collected IP addresses1 for at least 25 visitors to the sites. Subpoenas to ISPs produced home addresses and subscriber names, and in April 2013, five months after the NIT deployment, the bureau staged coordinated raids around the country.
*Defense Department officials allowed Paramount Pictures to film at Air Force bases in New Mexico and California, and to rent military equipment such as the CV-22 Osprey and F-22 Raptor, which made their big-screen debuts in Transformers. F-22s run about $25,000 per hour, according to the rental scale established by the department.“You can’t go to Tanks R’ Us and rent a tank or a destroyer,” [Army public affairs Lt. Col Paul] Sinor said. “If you need that in the movie, you have to come to the military.” *
America’s gun addiction is bad. But to understand just how bad it is, you’ve got to see the numbers.
Atlantic’s Paramore.net runs on Cisco’s Eos platform, and includes a full-featured social network, a media uploading feature for fans, and modules for tracking the artist via Twitter and his mobile. According to Atlantic, traffic more than doubled with the new design, according to Tortella. Meanwhile, traffic to the smaller band Hailstorm’s site more than tripled with the new features — an indication that the approach can help new bands as much or more than established artists.