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  • The End of Academic Elites [as Internet changes accelerate]

    11/28/2015 12:50:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2015 | Mike Konrad
    Unlike the revolution started by the printing press which soon stabilized, internet changes are not merely drastic but continually accelerating.The internet has changed everything, so much so that even I, a man who has been online for 19 years, am constantly amazed at the pace of accelerated change. The printing press changed the world in a few decades in the 16th century. The internet is even more revolutionary. Even more so than the press, the internet has evaporated prior means of didactic instruction. The printing press created change, but only the rich could afford to buy one. For less than...
  • Dell security error widens as researchers dig deeper (Earlier problem is worse than was thought)

    11/23/2015 9:56:26 PM PST · by dayglored · 11 replies
    PCWorld ^ | Nov 23, 2015 | Jeremy Kirk
    Duo Security researchers found a second weak digital certificate on a new Dell Inspiron laptop The fallout from a serious security mistake made by Dell is widening, as security experts find more issues of concern. Researchers with Duo Security have found a second weak digital certificate in a new Dell laptop and evidence of another problematic one circulating. The issue started after it was discovered Dell shipped devices with a self-signed root digital certificate, eDellRoot, which is used to encrypt data traffic. But it installed the root certificate with the private encryption key included, a critical error that left many...
  • Your Phone Is Listening—Literally Listening—to Your TV

    11/20/2015 5:09:27 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 49 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | NOV 19, 2015 | KAVEH WADDELL
    The TV is on in the background, and you’re replying to a quick email on your phone nearby. You don’t know it, but the devices are communicating. During a commercial, the TV emits an inaudible tone and your phone, which was listening for it, picks it up. Somewhere far away, a server makes a note: Both devices probably belong to you. This information about which devices belong to whom is immensely valuable to advertisers hoping to target ads specifically to you. In a simpler time, targeted marketing was easy. Most people had a computer at work and maybe another at...
  • Strange characters showing up in FR posts -- here's a workaround

    11/11/2015 6:35:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    I don't know if this has impacted anybody else, but in recent weeks, I've noticed that HTML special characters are not rendering properly in HTML posts. For example, the character “ is rendering as “, the character ” is rendering as ”, and so on. A screenshot of a typical thread is here: Needless to say, that is really irritating. There is a workaround for this: replace these special characters with their corresponding HTML codes. The ones that FR is currently having problems with are as follows: ‘ "left single quote" ‘ ’ "right single quote" ’ “ "left double...
  • RUSSIA: Russian Internet Law Could Threaten Security of Americans’ Personal Data

    11/08/2015 6:15:51 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | November 6, 2015 | Daniel Wiser
    Moscow requires major companies to move information to servers in Russia by start of next year A Russian law could place the personal data of millions of Internet users, including Americans, at risk if international digital companies comply by the start of next year, analysts say. The law, enacted last year, requires digital companies to store the personal information of Russians in servers on Russian soil. While officials in Moscow have cited concerns that Russians’ information could be vulnerable to foreign intelligence services such as the National Security Agency (NSA) if it is located outside the country’s borders, critics of...
  • The first-ever web page is still up at its original URL

    11/07/2015 8:22:46 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 96 replies
    Cern — Usenet ^ | August 6, 1991 | Tim Berners-Lee
    This is literally the start of the World Wide Web. This is Tim Berners-Lee's very first Web Page. The FIRST Web Page ever. . . the literal starting point of the Internet. It still exists as Tim Berners-Lee wrote it. On August 6, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee posted in the Usenet group alt.hypertext about a project he was working on called the World Wide Web--or, as he referred to it, "W3," a shorthand that surprisingly never caught on. The first webpage is still there at its original address on the CERN high-energy physics lab's site, substantially unchanged--no background, no graphics, just...
  • 'New frontier': Russian brothers' platform attracts jihadis driven from Facebook, Twitter

    11/07/2015 2:01:27 AM PST · by Boomer · 7 replies
    Fox News / Terrorism ^ | November 07, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    Radical terrorists using social media to sow fear and recruit fighters have found a new media platform that ensures privacy, stores their files and, most of all, promises never to purge their accounts - no matter how twisted or gruesome the content. Telegram, a digital messaging system invented by two Russian brothers now based in Berlin, boasts that it encrypts content for storage and transmission and won't suspend private accounts or cooperate with government intelligence agencies. Users can send money, speak in private chatrooms of up to 200 people and even post public messages, including video, secure in the knowledge...
  • Sorry, Social Justice Warriors: Political Correctness Has Peaked

    11/03/2015 2:45:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | November 3, 2015 | David French
    If you’re Social Justice Warrior, you’re a liar. You actively spread absurd falsehoods about the nature of men, women, sex, and culture that can’t withstand even the slightest scrutiny. You change history and conceal facts to fit preferred narratives, even when it costs human lives. You claim the best of intentions yet achieve the worst of outcomes. And through it all, you hate the very nation and political system that have granted you the liberties you so grotesquely abuse.
  • Vanity. What's happening to the posts on FR?

    10/30/2015 9:53:08 PM PDT · by saminfl · 58 replies
    10/30/2015 | Self
    In every thread and post today I keep seeing symbols like this it’
  • Google wants to monitor your mental health. Plan to monitor search history and report to gov't

    10/28/2015 7:15:26 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 72 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Kirkup
    Telegraph.co.uk Google wants to monitor your mental health. You should welcome it into your mind Yes, you should tell the computer what you're thinking By James Kirkup 6:24PM GMT 28 Oct 2015 The use of technology to track and treat mental illness is deeply worrying but sadly necessary Next week, Dr Tom Insel leaves his post as head of the US National Institute of Mental Health, a job that made him America’s top mental health doctor. Dr Insel is a neuroscientist and a psychiatrist and a leading authority on both the medicine and public policies needed to deal with problems...
  • The Government's Threat To Internet Freedom Is Growing

    10/28/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | Allum Bokhari
    The U.S. government is keen on internet freedom but only in countries it doesnt like. This September, the U.S invested another $10 million toward helping activists in authoritarian regimes circumvent state censorship of the internet. But the goverments attitude to web freedom within its own borders suggests that what it wants for its enemies may not necessarily be what it wants for itself.
  • Regarding Google's malware database and malware warnings on FR

    10/27/2015 5:21:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 200 replies
    October 27, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Basically, it's full of crap. Apparently, they have two issues with FR. One is that a user (a long-time user not a hacker) posted a link to an image that (unknown to him) resides on a site google has registered in their database as a malware site. We've pulled the post and notified google. Have no idea when they'll stop flagging us. The other is that we have links to aim.org. NSS. Aim is a conservative site. Have no idea how many, but I'm sure we've had hundreds or even thousands of links posted to aim.org. We're not going to...
  • Vanity(Just posted a comment on FR and received an Attack Page Warning)

    10/27/2015 2:49:26 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 31 replies
    Me | 10/27/2015 | ImJustanotherokie
    Below is the warning from firefox

    10/27/2015 12:16:15 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 167 replies
    FR ^ | 10/27/15 | Mr. K
    The thread seems to be causing malware attack warnings
  • My FireFox just blocked FreeRepublic saying FR is an "Attack Site"

    10/27/2015 11:27:54 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 206 replies
    Oct 27, 2015 | self
    What gives?
  • Attack page?

    10/27/2015 11:26:31 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 23 replies
    me | 10/27/2015 | me
    I mostly browse FreeRepublic on my phone, opening several links at a time as I scroll down the page. I just had 4 pages with this warning. When I clicked on the bottom to ignore the warning, it says that FreeRepublic is a known phishing scam. Looks like someone is spreading a few untruths about us.
  • US Navy is worried Russia planning to cut the undersea cables that carry 95% of internet traffic

    10/26/2015 8:11:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Business Insider via Reuters ^ | 10/26/2015 | Peter Cooney
    The presence of Russian submarines and spy ships near undersea cables carrying most global Internet communications has U.S. officials concerned that Russia could be planning to sever the lines in periods of conflict, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The Times said there was no evidence of cable cutting but that the concerns reflected increased wariness among U.S. and allied officials over growing Russian military activity around the world. The newspaper quoted naval commanders and intelligence officials as saying they were monitoring significantly greater Russian activity along the cables' known routes from the North Sea to Northeast Asia and...
  • Tech Support Scammers Impersonate Apple Technicians

    10/21/2015 11:34:13 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    Malwarebyes ^ | October 20, 2015 | BY JRME SEGURA
    Remote assistance is becoming more and more popular to troubleshoot computer issues without the hassle of bringing the problematic machine to a store. Indeed, from the comfort of your own home you can let a Certified Technician remotely log into your PC and have them fix the issues you are facing.Apple offers a screen sharing service part of its support center that puts you in touch with a remote advisor. The process is secure and requires a unique session key to authenticate into the system that the customer needs to enter at the following URL: https://ara.apple.comIn today’s post we will talk...
  • Frontier Communications Internet service outtage 3 states [Vanity]

    10/21/2015 1:58:17 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Vanity | 2015-10-21 | WhiskeyX
    Frontier tech support says internet service is down for service in WA, ID, CO maybe more midnight Pacific time to maybe as late as 9 to 10AM. Anyone else affected?
  • Ted Cruz Says He Cannot Overstate the Threats to Internet Freedom, Independent News Websites...

    10/20/2015 6:31:14 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Ted Cruz Says He Cannot Overstate the Threats to Internet Freedom, Independent News Websites Like Drudge Ted Cruz said Sunday evening that the threats to Internet freedom have never been greater and could have the potential of affecting independent online news outlets like the Drudge Report.Speaking to TheBlaze Sunday evening in Dallas, Texas, the Republican presidential candidate responded to reports that Congressional review of digital copyright law could threaten aggregator news websites. I think threats to Internet freedom continue growing, Cruz said. This administration views the Internet as a threat. The Texas senator cited the Federal Communications Commissions move to...
  • Prime Diffie-Hellman Weakness May Be Key to Breaking Crypto

    10/18/2015 12:19:56 PM PDT · by Mycroft Holmes · 20 replies
    ThreadPost ^ | October 16, 2015 | Michael Mimoso
    The great mystery since the NSA and other intelligence agencies cyber-spying capabilities became watercooler fodder has not been the why of their actions, but the how? For example, how are they breaking crypto to decode secure Internet communication? A team of cryptographers and computer scientists from a handful of academic powerhouses is pretty confident they have the answer after having pieced together a number of clues from the Snowden documents that have been published so far, and giving the math around the Diffie-Hellman protocol a hard look. The answer is an implementation weakness in Diffie-Hellman key exchanges, specifically in the...
  • Can the Internet exist without Linux?

    10/17/2015 10:39:26 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 18 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 15 October 2015 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    The Linux Foundation recently put up a funny video showing what life might be like without Web search. It's tagline was "A world without Linux is hard to imagine." It also added, "A world without Linux would mean a world without the Internet." Ah. No. The Internet actually started as ARPAnet, a government sponsored packet-switching network in September 1969. Linus Torvalds wouldn't be born until December 1969. The cartoon is really about search on the Web, not the Internet itself. The Web got its start in 1991. It first ran om NeXTStations. These were Steve Job-designed Unix workstations. They're the...
  • The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared

    10/12/2015 8:55:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | October 9, 2015 | Jeremy Malcolm
    Today's release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the agreement, and dashes the few hopes that we held out that its most onerous provisions wouldn't survive to the end of the negotiations. Since we now have the agreed text, we'll be including some paragraph references that you can cross-reference for yourselfbut be aware that some of them contain placeholders like x that may change in the cleaned-up text. Also, our analysis here is limited to the...
  • China asks world to impose 'code of conduct' on Internet (Internet Censorship)

    10/12/2015 3:16:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/15 | Rudy Takala
    A Chinese official on Friday called on the United Nations to impose an international code of conduct on the Internet. "It is highly necessary and pressing for the international community to jointly bring about an international code of conduct on cyberspace at an early date," said Wang Qun, director-general of the Arms Control Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, in comments to the U.N. General Assembly. Wang's comments were reported by China's main state-owned press outlet, the Xinhua News Agency. "China, for its part, will continue to commit itself to establishing a peaceful, secure, open and cooperative cyberspace and pushing...
  • Layoffs at Twitter will be the first big act of Jack Dorsey's return as CEO

    10/10/2015 11:15:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Mashable ^ | October 9, 2015 | Seth Fiegerman
    Jack is back and he's bringing company-wide layoffs with him. Twitter is said to be planning to announce layoffs across most departments of the company next week, according a report late Friday from Re/code. The precise number or percentage of staff affected is unclear. "Were not commenting on rumor and speculation, a spokesperson for Twitter told Mashable. Speculation about the move comes just days after Twitter announced that cofounder Jack Dorsey would take over as the permanent CEO, following a lengthy search. While the layoffs will almost certainly hit company morale, it should appease investors eager to see Twitter rein...
  • The Shadow Team (from HILLARY'S SECRET WAR)

    07/12/2005 12:02:46 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 84 replies · 2,583+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 12, 2005 | Richard Poe
    HILLARY'S SECRET WAR The Shadow Team Posted: July 12, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following is an eye-opening look into New York Times best-selling author Richard Poe's revealing book, "Hillary's Secret War." Whereas Edward Klein's book on the New York senator reveals previously unknown aspects of her personal life, Poe's expose focuses on how Hillary Clinton and the left's "shadow government" have labored to put her and her far-left agenda in the White House by controlling the still-uncensored flow of real news to Americans via the Internet.If that sounds too fantastic to be true, read on. By Richard...
  • Dot-gay bid fails again: This time because it is too gay (ICANN refuses top-level domain ".GAY")

    10/09/2015 8:22:54 PM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 9, 2015 | Kieren McCarthy
    ICANN evaluation takes absurdity to new levels This time last year, the applicants for the internet top-level domain .gay were stunned to find that their application to be recognized as a "community" was rejected because they weren't gay enough. After successfully arguing for re-evaluation and waiting nine months for the result, Dot Gay LLC has now been told the self-same application has been rejected again. But this time because it was too gay. In October 2014, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) gave the application from Dot Gay LLC just 10 out of 16 possible points, missing the 14-point threshold for...
  • Vanity: Threat detected by Avast

    10/07/2015 8:26:09 PM PDT · by Mama Shawna · 18 replies
    I just clicked on a thread titled 'Steve King Endorses Daniel Webster for Speaker of the House' posted by E. Pluribus Unum from Breitbart, and both times, my Avast virus protection popped up with 'threat detected'. Anyone else get this when clicking on this title? First time I've EVER gotten this while browsing FR.
  • Kremlin sets out to extend control over the Russian Internet

    10/07/2015 6:05:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 6:55 AM EDT | Albina Kovalyova
    Galina Timchenko recalls how proud she felt when the Russian news website she edited reached 3 million users per day. When she reported the figures to the websites owner, he was horrified. At that moment something snapped inside and I understood that this is the end, because there cannot be such an influential resource that is not controlled by the Kremlin, Timchenko said. A month later, she was fired and a more Kremlin-friendly editor was brought in to run the website, Lenta.ru. The shakeup at Lenta.ru last year came as the government was pushing through a slew of new laws...
  • Data Transfer Pact between EU and USA ruled invalid - Privacy protection related headache for US biz

    10/06/2015 7:53:06 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 15 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 10/06/2015 | Mark Scott
    <p>Europes highest court on Tuesday struck down an international agreement that had made it easy for companies to move peoples digital data between the European Union and the United States.</p> <p>The ruling, by the European Court of Justice, could make it more difficult for global technology giants including the likes of Amazon and Apple, Google and Facebook to collect and mine online information from their millions of users in the 28-member European Union.</p>
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, the biggest threat to internet, signed (Internet Censorship)

    10/06/2015 7:53:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 10/06/15 | Andrew Griffin
    An agreement that some campaigners have called the "biggest global threat to the internet" has just been signed, potentially bringing huge new restrictions on what people can do with their computers. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the conclusion of five years of negotiations, and will cover 40% of the world's economy. Its claimed purpose is to create a unified economic bloc so that companies and businesses can trade more easily but it also puts many of the central principles of the internet in doubt, according to campaigners. One particularly controversial part of the provisions make it a crime to reveal...
  • Trump's wet work against Rubio shows character assassination works

    10/06/2015 12:05:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    American Thinker The Blog ^ | October 6, 2015 | Ed Straker
    <p>Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Sen. Marco Rubio with a special delivery for his rival: "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water."</p>
  • From Churchill to Trump

    10/05/2015 9:01:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Huffington Post's Media The Blog ^ | October 5, 2015 | Michael Rosenblum, Video producer, Founder of Current TV
    "We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender." - Winston Churchill - August 20, 1940In June 1940 things were looking bleak for Britain. The French army had collapsed...
  • A Textbook Case on Organized Internet Lynching ( by Senator Elizabeth Warren )

    10/05/2015 4:15:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Points and Figures ^ | October 5th, 2015 | Jeff Carter
    One of the dangers of the the social internet is the potential to destroy someone. We have seen it with liberals attacking conservatives over issues. But, rarely have we seen it when one group attacks itself. The Wall Street Journal has an editorial today about how a person at the Brookings Institution think tank was deliberately attacked by Senator Elizabeth Warren. Whats pretty clear is that it was organized behind the scenes and launched. It wasnt random. You might have read about thought police in science fiction. They arent science fiction anymore. What was his crime? Using cost-benefit analysis, Robert...
  • Who Needs a New Car When You Have Uber?

    10/04/2015 10:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 3, 2015 | Michael Newberg
    Auto sales in the U.S. for September came in at their highest monthly level since 2005 according to Autodata, displaying strength in a major consumer category. Yet according to new survey, the rise in popularity of ride-sharing app Uber is already having a significant impact on customer attitudes towards the purchase of new cars. The survey, conducted by research-based consulting firm Magid Advisors and shared exclusively with CNBC, found that among 2,400 respondents, Uber usage has grown from 4 percent in 2014 to 17 percent in 2015. The car sharing service was the third most commonly used "new company" on...
  • Facebook asking for Drivers License/Birth Certificate Info

    10/02/2015 10:51:53 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 66 replies
    So I attempt to get into my Facebook page which I was able to earlier today, and all of a sudden, it is asking me for ID's before I can get to my page. Asking for a drivers license, birth certificate, pictures, etc. I've never had this happen! Anyone else experience this?
  • The Big One: Trump is the Only Candidate Who Gets Social Media

    10/01/2015 8:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    DC Inno ^ | October 1, 2015 | Eric Hal Schwartz
    Donald J. Trump ✔ ‎@realDonaldTrump I just wrapped up a Q&A @TwitterNYC. Thanks for all your questions! #AskTrump 12:36 PM - 21 Sep 2015 Donald Trump's spirit animal is Twitter's little blue bird. The billionaire developer, former reality TV star and putative leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination has turned his social media accounts into one-stop shops for his thoughts and views for millions of people without having to spend a dime. And while other candidates have made concerted efforts to craft digital strategies aimed at reaching new and younger constituencies through media like Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram, none...
  • Google is adding "This site may harm your computer." to FR search results.

    09/29/2015 12:35:18 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 111 replies
    Obviously it's BS, but IMO it means that someone reported us falsely in an attempt to drive traffic away. Anything we can do about it?
  • Question about whether Obama's plan to 'internationalize' the internet is constututional

    09/29/2015 7:46:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/29/2015 | Rick Moran
    A group of Republican lawmakers have sent a letter to the General Accountability Office questioning the authority of the president to "transfer possession and control of critical components of the Internet's infrastructure to a third party." The Obama administration plans to abandon oversight of internet doman name functions and allow an international body to assume control.
  • Lawmakers: Relinquishing Oversight of Internet Naming Service may be Unconstitutional

    09/29/2015 6:20:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Judiciary Committee, U.S. House of Representatives ^ | Sep 28 2015 | Kathryn Rexrode or Jessica Collins
    Lawmakers: Relinquishing Oversight of Internet Naming Service may be Unconstitutional FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2015 CONTACT: Kathryn Rexrode or Jessica Collins, (202) 225-3951 Washington, D.C. A bicameral group of lawmakers is questioning the constitutionality of the Department of Commerces plans to transition critical Internet infrastructure systems away from U.S. government stewardship and oversight. In a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asked whether the plan would result in the transfer of government property, which...
  • Lawmakers: U.S. plan for Internet may be unconstitutional

    09/29/2015 6:02:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/28/15 | Rudy Takala
    President Obama's plan to "internationalize" the Internet may be unconstitutional, key members of Congress are claiming. The group of lawmakers sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office last week, saying the plan to relinquish oversight of Internet domain name functions to a global, multi-stakeholder body raised questions about the administration's "authority to transfer possession and control of critical components of the Internet's infrastructure to a third party." The letter was signed by the chairmen of both congressional judiciary committees, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va; presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif....
  • Angela Merkel caught on hot mic griping to Facebook CEO over anti-immigrant posts

    09/28/2015 4:40:02 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/28/15 | Javier E. David
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was overheard confronting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over incendiary posts on the social network, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, amid complaints from her government about anti-immigrant posts in the midst of Europe's refugee crisis. On the sidelines of a United Nations luncheon on Saturday, Merkel was caught on a hot mic pressing Zuckerberg about social media posts about the wave of Syrian refugees entering Germany, the publication reported. The Facebook CEO was overheard responding that "we need to do some work" on curtailing anti-immigrant posts about the refugee crisis. "Are you working on this?" Merkel asked in...
  • U.S. plan for Internet may be unconstitutional

    09/28/2015 5:19:33 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/28/15 | Rudy Takala
    President Obama's plan to "internationalize" the Internet may be unconstitutional, key members of Congress are claiming. The group of lawmakers sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office last week, saying the plan to relinquish oversight of Internet domain name functions to a global, multi-stakeholder body raised questions about the administration's "authority to transfer possession and control of critical components of the Internet's infrastructure to a third party."
  • Sen. Cruz Leads Bicameral Letter Asking GAO to Determine Whether Obama Administration Has Power...

    09/28/2015 10:12:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 39 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | September 28, 2015
    Sen. Cruz Leads Bicameral Letter Asking GAO to Determine Whether Obama Administration Has Power to Give Away the Internet Judiciary Chairmen Grassley and Goodlatte, with Rep. Issa, join Cruz to get answers on whether Administration’s plan violates the Constitution WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an affirmative determination of whether the Obama Administration’s plan...
  • Vanity: Temporary Fix for the Malware warning page that is plaguing FR today

    09/27/2015 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Maceman · 69 replies
    I am finding that I got the malware page warning now every time I click on a link to the original source page. However, I am finding this doesn't happen if you click from the link to the story from the main Forum page, rather than clicking on the link to the FR story page and then clicking to the original source link from there. I'll be interested to know whether this solution works for anybody else.
  • The United Nations has a radical, dangerous vision for the future of the Web

    09/26/2015 6:08:39 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sept 24 2015 | Caitlin Dewey
    It may not have intended to, precisely, but the United Nations just took sides in the Internets most brutal culture war. On Thursday, the organizations Broadband Commission for Digital Development released a damning world-wide wake-up call on what it calls cyber VAWG, or violence against women and girls. The report concludes that online harassment is a problem of pandemic proportion which, nbd, weve all heard before. But the United Nations then goes on to propose radical, proactive policy changes for both governments and social networks, effectively projecting a whole new vision for how the Internet could work. Under U.S....
  • Official: North America is COMPLETELY OUT of new IPv4 addresses

    09/24/2015 1:35:40 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 42 replies
    The Register ^ | 24 September 2015 | Chris Williams
    North America has officially run dry of new IPv4 addresses, the numbers that computers use to find each other on the internet.This means the region can allocate no more of the 32-bit network addresses to web hosting companies, cloud providers, organizations and individuals: they're all taken. The space is full, and it's being heralded as a key milestone in the internet's growth. In the past few minutes, ARIN the non-profit that oversees the allocation of IP addresses in North America confirmed the available pool of the 32-bit network addresses is totally depleted. Last night, the team estimated there...
  • The Number Of People Watching TV Is Falling Off A Cliff

    09/23/2015 1:30:05 PM PDT · by blam · 114 replies
    BI ^ | 9-23.2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles UdlandSeptember 23,2015It seems like people just aren't watching TV anymore. A report from Ad Age on Wednesday paints a bleak picture of Tuesday's overnight TV ratings, which come during one of the industry's most important weeks of the year as new shows are rolled out on the major networks. Ad Age, citing figures from Nielsen, reported that every returning drama that aired Tuesday night saw viewers decline by double digits while debuts were a "mixed bag." But aside from the performance of individual shows, the number of people using TV in the coveted 18-to-49 demographic was down 8% against...
  • Could a Freeper answer a question about bandwidth?

    09/23/2015 7:13:12 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 27 replies
    I subscribe to Netflix and Amazon. My ISP is Cox and the Cox box is situated next to the tv. There's also a Samsung DVD/streaming movie box next to the tv. Netflix movies stream fine. The problem is with Amazon. I can watch older (picture Paul Newman in "The Hustler", B&W) movies but with newer movies I'm getting, "Insufficient bandwidth" message. However, on my computers I can stream those movies just fine. Why is there insufficient bandwidth on the tv streaming just for newer (HD) movies? And just on Amazon? Finally, how can this be fixed? thanks
  • Three 20-something entrepreneurs just launched an Airbnb for refugees

    09/21/2015 4:52:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Journal of Ireland ^ | September 21, 2015 | Business Insider
    The website operates pretty much like Airbnb. People, called heroes, offer up spare rooms in their homes for refugees to temporarily stay in.EUROPE IS IN the midst of the worst refugee crisis in decades, with over four million Syrian refugees fleeing their countrys civil war and many coming to Europe for shelter. Countries have been taking a differing approach to the crisis Germany has been praised for welcoming refugees while Hungary is getting slammed for its handling of the influx of people. The Dutch have been among the most welcoming in Europe, with public projects to support refugees, and...