BEIJING – Internet portals in China, including Yahoo’s Chinese-language site, have signed a voluntary pledge to purge the Web of content that China’s communist government deems subversive, organizers of the drive say.
These conversations—apparently real ones, whose participants had no knowledge an eavesdropper might be listening—were recorded and published by the NSA. Well, actually no, not the NSA, but an anonymous group of anti-NSA protestors claiming to be contractors of the intelligence agency and launching a new “pilot program” in New York City on its behalf. That spoof of a pilot program, as the prankster provocateurs describe and document in videos on their website, involves planting micro-cassette recorders under tables and benches around New York city, retrieving the tapes and embedding the resulting audio on their website: Wearealwayslistening.com.
So far there seem to be only two pop-up locations for The Melt, but three in San Francisco and one in Palo Alto, California, are already on the drawing board.
Also, be sure to check out the Webmonkey Stopwatch for simple site speed testing!
11:28 am: Now we know all the features that are added in the iPhone 4S. To be clear, Siri is iPhone 4S specific.
*Photo by Flickr user aplo. *
BASF sells Knoll Pharmaceutical: Chemical conglomerate BASF AG is selling its Knoll Pharmaceutical unit to Abbott Laboratories for $6.9 billion. The news pushed BASF shares up 1.5 percent to 46.80 euros ($20.60) in early Frankfurt trading.
During an interview with the FOX Business Network’s Mornings With Maria, Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig discussed the future of Yahoo!, the state of the tech sector and Chegg’s shift in strategy.
According to Reuters, in July, a U.S. Congressional panel had asked government agencies to share documents on the cyber security firm, saying its products could be used to carry out “nefarious activities against the United States”.
Mostly Kindle clones, many of these e-readers were near-identical in how they looked and the features they offered. Almost all sourced their black-and-white screen from a single company: E Ink.
“In our mind, our name Model E has nothing to do with Ford’s mass-produced, one-size-fits-all Model T,” he told Reuters, adding Model E’s rollout plans haven’t been altered by the lawsuit.
Joshua Rogers, a 16-year-old in the state of Victoria, found a basic security hole that allowed him to access a database containing sensitive information for about 600,000 public transport users who made purchases through the Metlink web site run by the Transport Department. It was the primary site for information about train, tram and bus timetables. The database contained the full names, addresses, home and mobile phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and a nine-digit extract of credit card numbers used at the site, according to The Age newspaper in Melbourne.
Noah McLaughlin said:
Last week, Apple announced a new $1 billion fund aimed at creating more U.S. manufacturing jobs, but provided few details. As part of a strategy emphasizing its role in the U.S. economy, it also released a state-by-state breakdown of where its 80,000 U.S. employees work — more than half in California’s Silicon Valley.
Dokka and many other geologists argue…that rebuilding many parts of New Orleans is folly in light of the geologically doomed location.
They’re also not alone in facing such tradeoffs and challenges. So this is a teachable moment for those of us building, participating, and moderating online communities today – one that I hope the rest of the industry is paying attention to as well. As we live more of our lives online, we need to get this right.
Taken together, “heliobacteria have a simplicity in their organization that’s surprising compared to the very sophisticated systems you have in plants and other organisms,” said Robert Blankenship, a leading figure in photosynthesis research at Washington University in St. Louis. “It harkens back to an earlier evolutionary time.”
Joel Allard, a graphic designer who works for Target in Minneapolis, said he was going to buy 100 new iMacs for his design department in the spring. “The design is incredible, and the hardware specs are incredible as well.”
Officially, the White House says Obama never went to Mars. “Only if you count watching Marvin the Martian,” Tommy Vietor, the spokesman for the National Security Council, tells Danger Room. But that’s exactly what a secret chrononaut wants you to believe.
The results were slightly better than expectations, but are unlikely to lift a cloud cast over the firm’s prospects by a slowing U.S. economy and the doubtful health of a gaming division on which it has staked so much.
Ultimately, FAAST’s ability to turn common movements into keyboard commands could revolutionize the way games are played and lead to medical and fitness applications, said Skip Rizzo of USC’s Institute of Creative Technlogies in the FAAST demo video.
DoCoMo has 27,000 subscribers on its 3G system, which offers video conferencing over mobile phones, among other services, a DoCoMo official said.
The drawings are rare
And what do you know?
They’re on a website!