But many longtime netheads, like San Francisco software engineer Nick Thompson, view pop-ups as just the latest growing pain for the Web. “The people at the other end think those things work because everyone clicks on them,” he said. “Wait’ll they figure out how to tell the difference between a happy click and an angry click.”
You probably spend a lot of your day inside apps: catching up on the news, playing music and movies, keeping in touch with friends, racing cartoon characters around a track, and so on. Every once in a while though, it’s worth running an audit on these apps to make sure they’re not overreaching and going beyond their remit—collecting more data about you and controlling more of your devices than you’d like.
In most cases, online retailers were adequately prepared to handle the surge in end-of-the-year traffic, said Roopak Patel, internet analyst at Keynote Systems, which tracks website performance.
Giuliani first responded to questions about how much responsibility Hillary Clinton should hold for all the hacking occurring now.
“It must not be cool anymore to have access to this data,” said Rieger, who argued that Western societies are becoming democratically legitimized police states ruled by an unaccountable elite. “We have enough technical knowledge to turn this around; let’s expose them in public, publish everything we know about them and let them know how it feels to be under surveillance.”
Uber’s much-loathed surge-pricing policy has prompted accusations of price gouging, market manipulation and worse. And all of it despite its best efforts to explain the policy. This is far more vitriol than you’d expect from a simple price increase, but makes more sense when you recognize how much consumers hate opacity and unpredictability. So when CEO Travis Kalanick announced that Uber’s app would indicate when a current surge period is scheduled to end, fans breathed a sigh of relief. Kalanick describes the move as an attempt to “bring more humanity to our communications,” but it’s more accurate to say that Uber is finally coming to grips with active transparency, which has become standard throughout the Sharing Economy.
This suggests the service will allow users to upload whatever content they’d like – copyrighted or not – much like The Pirate Bay’s image hosting service, BayImg.
They also have a good collection of puzzle games for kids, including Rombix Jr, RoundDominoes, Ten-Yen, Hexnut Jr, and Bear Hugs.
Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Iran, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus also have the distinction of making up the lion’s share of Reporters Without Borders’ new list of 13 Internet Enemies, released last week.
To create the precision-synced performance, Winkelmann, aka beeple, used Cinema 4D’s animation program to model and time each instrument.
“Clients want to work with us. Differently, they want to continue to be innovating, they don’t want to have to get on a plane to work with Silicon Valley,” says Sweet.
When it opened the Apple investigation in 2014, the Commission told the Irish government that tax rulings it agreed in 1991 and 2007 with the company amounted to state aid and might have broken EU laws.
This dynamic was further reinforced over the weekend as Facebook was forced to walk back efforts to share the home addresses and phone numbers of its users with developers, as part of its drive to be the dominant login system for the internet.
Doxxing with calls to action (that — and trust me on this — people DO act on).
As soon as the news hit the wires that Microsoft
is proposing a $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo, Flickr users began posting
anti-Microsoft images, satirical “Flickr Live” logos and announcing they
will abandon Flickr if it falls into Microsoft hands, fearing such a move
would mark the beginning of the end.
For the record, the United States voted, “Yes, with comments,” but it was tight. The voting record shows eight in favor, seven against and one abstention.
The “Zany Quotes” owner, who inadvertently helped pull Zero Wing from obscurity, doesn’t agree. The website’s front page now features an impassioned plea to let up on the once-obscure arcade game. Nothing kills a pop cult like notoriety.
Actually, the vast majority of names on Stardust are legitimate. They represent a successful effort by NASA to foster public interest in spaceflight.
As Mozilla notes in its post on the Add-on blog, these numbers also come only from active, daily users of Firefox, meaning that more casual users – say, developers who rely on Firefox add-ons like Web Developer or Firebug for testing their sites, but do their daily web browsing in another browser – aren’t included.
The paper’s investigation of the Pentagon’s info ops was scathing. In February, USA Today published a lengthy report – co-bylined by Vanden Brook and Locker – critiquing “poorly tracked marketing and propaganda campaigns,” orchestrated to win over Afghan and Iraqi citizens throughout the wars in both countries.
In addition to cataloging titles with ISBNs – which are widely available through conventional retail and other sales channels -– R.R. Bowker will also be making an effort to capture the thousands of other e-books that are for sale without standard ordering numbers and outside conventional sales venues.
Photo credit: Steve Rhode
Language links: This spring, students at private schools in the United States and China will study one another’s languages through the Internet.
Cloudflare isn’t the only company working on a domain resolver that supports the new encryption standard. Google’s Public DNS service is also experimenting with DNS over HTTPS. Google says its DNS resolver doesn’t retain users’ personal information. But unlike Google or many broadband providers, Cloudflare isn’t an advertising company. The material from the 126.96.36.199 site that was briefly available argued that Cloudflare, which makes money selling services designed to speed up websites and protect them from attacks, doesn’t want to use customers data.
“It’s a very competitive business,” Gates said. “There’s a certain energy about the company. [Nadella] gets advice from me on some particular areas. I’m glad to help.”
But ever since Ford started going after RJB Telcom – the Internet’s leading pay-for-porn firm, named one of the “Top 10 Dot-Cons” by the Federal Trade Commission for alleged billing shenanigans – the long-simmering acrimony against Ford has heated to a boil.
Of course, any website that says “air transport is, in principle, an extremely ecological way of moving around,” is definitely bringing an agenda to the table. But that said, some of the ideas borne of Departure 2093 are within the realm of possibility. Check ’em out and use the Reddit widget to let us know what you’d like to see in 2093 and what you think of everyone else’s ideas.
So I started working on it as soon as I finished The Apothecary. What happened, because I tend to do research late because I tend to like getting the emotional story down first, and I couldn’t start writing this new book, I started doing research for it. And I did all this research about the setting, and I just overwhelmed myself with the real details of the setting. So I haven’t found a way in yet. I have to let all of that settle, and forget some of it.
Also, gather information from open but proprietary databases like ones that collect e-mail addresses and phone numbers. Then go back again and plug all that new information into the open source sites, and in an hour or so you’ll have a name, address, photo, age, date of birth, where they work, who their friends are, where they went to school, their resume, the newsgroups they frequent, what music they listen to, their Amazon wishlist, etc. It’s really amazing how much data is available even without going into investigative databases.
Since Friday’s announcement, the two co-founders say they’ve gotten a very positive response not only from the general public but from both survivors of abuse and experts who want to lend a hand. Lifschitz believes there’s a reason that people are responding with so much excitement: They’re addressing a form of abuse that is growing more visible and frightening at a time when few platforms or authority figures are willing to offer solutions and support.
They then used that DSP to place a geographic grid of location-targeted ad buys around a 3-mile-square section of Seattle, which for their tests they set to appear on the popular ad-supported calling and texting app Talkatone.