“If Irdial simply published someone else’s recording verbatim, then under U.S. Copyright law, they don’t own anything,” Schultz said in an e-mail.
First-person sci-fi shooter Homefront posits what might happen if North Korea invaded the United States. But the Japanese version tells a slightly different tale.
An international treaty to ban human cloning is about as irrelevant to U.N. objectives (and its probable knowledge base) as would be a treaty to ban communications with extraterrestrials (“U.N. Shelves Cloning Treaty,” Nov. 7, 2004). Human cloning is, so far, a speculative possibility. The harm it could cause or the good it could provide are pure speculation. With wars, nuclear proliferation, disease and starvation to be concerned about, it seems as if the United Nations must be trying to prove that it has been sidelined, as the Bush administration has tried to do.
You may know Apache as the most popular web server, powering many of the internet’s biggest sites. It’s the A in LAMP, the gold standard in flexible open source architecture making web 2.0 scale cheaply.
The new offering from HP is a bright spot in an otherwise turbulent month of public relations. In August, the company announced it would discontinue the TouchPad tablet, which cast the future of webOS in doubt, a mobile operating system HP bought just in April for $1.2 billion.
With the information from the victims’ tax transcripts, the hackers may attempt to redirect tax refunds to their own bank accounts. Blogger Brian Krebs reported in March on a scam in which hackers stole one of his readers’ tax refund by obtaining his tax transcript and using its data to file a fraudulent tax return.
SCO, formerly known as Caldera International, was the target of a similar attack in May and said it suspected Linux supporters were to blame.
Cossman doesn’t lack confidence. He is not easily flapped. And when he got home, he leapt into action. He talked extensively with a PhD who had studied this particular volcano for years and was struck by an increasingly obvious thing: There was a lot more to learn about volcanoes, and the tools he’d taken to Vanuatu—as well as others he could get—might help unlock the secrets of this “massive, complex, living, breathing, system.”
It turns out that this was a pretty familiar situation for Pencil. A month or so ago, the company gave up on the education market altogether. A visit to its website turns up no mention of schools, merely of “one simple messaging app” that has “a million uses.” (Not, as of yet, a million users.) “We’d keep getting stuck,” Sharma told me when I called him to ask what had happened. “There’s all these stakeholders—the principals, the PTA, the teachers, and then there’s the district that has their own way of doing things. You’re in the middle of this crossfire and the ball doesn’t move because nobody has the ability to make a quick decision.”
But in the meantime, we ‘re satisfied knowing that our drill-and-kill sessions are also going to help the hungry.
As online properties go, We Are All Khalid Said is a strategic target for the Mubarak regime. The #Jan25 dissident movement is about a lot more than internet tools, but there’s no denying that Facebook and Twitter helped the rallies coalesce. The Khalid Said page is the most important Facebook asset for the protesters. Six months old, it has garnered 464,000 Likes and counting.
One attack revealed at the RSA conference gives the phrase “software piracy” new meaning: A piracy operation compromised the server of a shipping firm to gain intel on which ships it should attack and what cargo it should steal. Verizon’s security researchers found that the pirates would use malware installed on the company’s network to identify valuable cargo containers and then board the ship, stealing that cargo alone and leaving the rest of the ship untouched. The thieves were better pirates than they were hackers, however, and made numerous errors that allowed their intrusion to be detected and blocked.
Codes turned out to be a perfect addition to Snapchat. The app’s design has always tiptoed the line between delightfully discoverable and impossibly unintuitive; you could spend a thousand years using Snapchat and never encounter all its features. Snapcodes offered shortcuts to all the good stuff. “When you scan a Snapcode you’re going to get a lens that you normally wouldn’t get,” Ouimet says. “The lenses are like the ultimate candy to unlock.” Scan the code on the jumbotron at the football game, get the lens for that specific game. Scan the one on your Dr. Pepper, and you too can become Larry Culpepper, the visor-wearing, soda-serving star of the company’s commercials. Since Snapchat controls the codes and always warns you what you’re opening, scanning one doesn’t feel like clipping a wire hoping the bomb doesn’t explode; it’s more like opening a treasure chest.
See? It works – and again, I made this in minutes (sorry, Mobile Roadie).
“If you do something completely stupid, completely absurd, completely weird, almost always you will encounter something completely innovative that actually is relevant in the normal world,” he said from the stage.