Farrell agreed. “Universal authentication will only be widely used if people feel safe and feel they are getting fair value for giving up some privacy,” he said.
“We didn’t know what to expect when the crowd became able to take over the radio in real time – it’s sort of like request radio on massive steroids, hyper-real-time request radio,” said Jelli CEO Mike Dougherty. “Literally every song that’s played is chosen seconds before it plays over the air.”
That’s a pretty apt analogy for the current state of many web services. Even some sites with fantastic APIs and great open approaches still lack tool to do very basic things – like batch download all your photos (we’re looking at you here Flickr). In many cases, third party software has stepped in to fill those gaps, but that’s no excuse for not offering them from the get-to.
But with the regulations drawn so tightly, “many commanders will feel like they have no choice but to forbid their soldiers from blogging – or even using e-mail,” said Jeff Nuding, who won the bronze star for his service in Iraq. “If I’m a commander, and think that any slip-up gets me screwed, I’m making it easy: No blogs,” added Nuding, writer of the “pro-victory” Dadmanly site. “I think this means the end of my blogging.”
The results for Apple’s fiscal first quarter follow one the company’s poorest performances in years as it missed internal revenue goals in its latest fiscal year for the first time since at least 2009, leading to a pay cut for Chief Executive Tim Cook .
“While the court merely declined to throw the case out at this early pleadings stage,” Lofrumento said, “we remain confident that we will prevail in this matter.”
Yet, while UK valuations are attractive, valuations ultimately do not determine the expected success of a deal and shouldn’t be the primary consideration. In the UK, many of these upcoming deals will be cross-border transactions that present a unique set of challenges. So while companies can secure a better price, they must also ask better questions to best position the deal for success.
While Listen.com has said that if it acquires Scour, it would shut down the service until a business model is developed (and until RIAA CEO Hilary Rosen is pacified), it is clear that the company is moving in a new direction.
Following in Google’s footsteps, Microsoft announced on its blog that it will delist links to revenge porn from Bing when a victim alerts them that the photos and videos were posted without permission. And there’s more: when notified by a victim, it’ll also permanently remove content shared without consent over OneDrive and Xbox Live. A new reporting page is available in English, and Microsoft plans to expand to other languages in the weeks to come. Microsoft can’t, of course, remove the content from the Internet—but this step will at least make it harder to find.
After two years of training, he placed second in an amateur bodybuilding competition. He flipped through his phone to find pictures of himself from the period. In one picture he’s lightly oiled and posing in his underwear before a sunny window. He looks like a Greek statue. “I was down to about 7 percent body fat,” he said. It felt good to look so ripped, he said, but mostly he’d just wanted to see whether it was possible.
From goth to rock, The Cult energized the ’80s and ’90s. The resurgent band’s 7-inch Record Store Day picture-disc, For the Animals, sets the table for The Cult’s upcoming full-length, Choice of Weapon*, due May 22.*
Google, along with other companies such as Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter, recently agreed to create an international forum to share and develop technology, support smaller businesses and speed up their joint efforts against online terrorism.
Lacerda served nearly 12 years behind bars for driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. Finally, in June, he was released from San Quentin State Prison on parole. Adjusting to life on the outside has been far tougher than he ever imagined. The swaying trees. The bright colors. The omnipresent smartphones. All of it overloads his deprived senses. The drive from the prison gates to his mother’s house, alone, gave him extreme motion sickness.
As I write this, the viral rallying cry of the moment is Je Suis Charlie or “I am Charlie” as a message of “condolence, outrage and defiance” and a “show of support for free expression” over the deadly attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Over time, Ulbricht seems to have grown increasingly concerned that Bates might reveal him, according to Bates’ telling. The prosecution showed the jury the following chat from June of 2011:
The Motion Picture Association of America did not respond to requests for comment.
But Battelle is hardly the only national-security contractor to turn to Craigslist. Another post advertises two job fairs next week in Baltimore and northern Virginia for a smorgasbord of intelligence, defense and homeland-security companies, including Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.
The project troubles publishers because they fear making digital versions of copyright books available on the internet could open the door to unauthorized duplication and distribution, similar to the rampant online pirating that has decimated sales in the music industry.
The report last week on Time’s website, which said Cuban authorities were “weighing” whether to send Elian, quickly revived Cuban exile passions on the Elian affair. In Miami, the child’s great-uncle Lazaro Gonzalez said it would be “ridiculous” to take Elian back to the United States and would prove he was being used by Castro as a trophy.
The message is right there in the tastefully foetus-coloured box on the right of the Pregnancy Community front page: “Explore the genetic legacy your child will inherit from you and your partner.”
The Facebook system competes most directly with Disqus (a system Wired.com has just starting using), which also creates a single, central profile used to comment on any site that uses the system. Facebook offers its plug-in for free, while Disqus commenting requires premium accounts for the features a large site needs to have.
Photoshop is just one program in Adobe’s family of productivity tools, Creative Suite. The next version of Creative Suite – named Creative Suite 3 – is expected to be released in spring 2007. Adobe has not announced any future plans to release other CS3 applications as beta software.
The overwhelmingly popular way to detect for older versions of IE is to use conditional comments, with 79 percent of developers reporting they use them.
Manufactured by International Game Technology – a gambling leviathan that boasts $2 billion in revenue a year – the Game King is the ubiquitous workhorse of casino gambling, built to draw and keep gamblers who enjoy the fast pace and anonymity of machine play. Players can select from three cash levels and nearly three dozen different game variations, like Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, Double Double Bonus and One-Eyes Jacks.
The paradigm on both the employer and worker side of Mechanical Turk was less of a relationship between two colleagues than it was two people trying to beat a system. In one common example, companies posted the same work three different times on Mechanical Turk in order to check the accuracy of responses. If one worker submitted a different answer than the other two who completed the task, the company assumed that worker had given a bad answer and rejected her work (which meant she wouldn’t be paid). To beat this system on the worker side, all a Mechanical Turk worker needed were two accounts to agree with each other. Some Turkers built automated bots to submit arbitrary (but matching) work results. The bots collected payment because they agreed, while the person who had earnestly done the work didn’t get paid. All Turkers could do when someone rigged a task this way was to tell each other to avoid it.