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  • Saudi Claims He Invented e-Commerce, Intends to Sue Firms Which Use It

    05/28/2016 11:38:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 27 May 2016
    A Saudi man who claims he invented the concept of e-commerce during the early days of the internet says that he is talks with big firms who wish to avoid litigation for stealing his world-changing idea. “There are now undergoing negotiations with big companies inside [the kingdom] and abroad to find a solution without opting to head to international judiciary,” Faisal bin Fahd al-Osaimi told the local Saudi daily Okaz. Osaimi said he presented the concept of e-commerce to the late King Fahd in 1991, the same year the internet was born. The late king reportedly referred him to the...
  • UN Plots War on Free Speech to Stop "Extremism" Online [End of Free Speech as we Know It]

    05/27/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/14/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations Security Council wants a global "framework" for censoring the Internet, as well as for using government propaganda to "counter" what its apparatchiks call "online propaganda," "hateful ideologies," and "digital terrorism." To that end, the UN Security Council this week ordered the UN "Counter-Terrorism Committee" — yes, that is a real bureaucracy — to draw up a plan by next year. From the Obama administration to the brutal Communist Chinese regime, everybody agreed that it was time for a UN-led crackdown on freedom of speech and thought online — all under the guise of fighting the transparently bogus...
  • Phone Scam ‘Onslaught’ Has Authorities Scrambling

    05/27/2016 7:17:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 129 replies
    WSJ video ^ | 5/27/2016
    Phone Scam ‘Onslaught’ Has Authorities Scrambling 5/27/2016 Telephone scammers posing as tech support, lottery reps or even government officials are inundating U.S. homes as cheap technology and the rapid rise in Internet access globally makes it easier to set up ..
  • Huge breakthrough in blazing fast internet speeds

    05/26/2016 4:27:33 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 91 replies
    That's the promise of G.Fast. It's a new technology that can deliver blazing fast internet over the wires (phone lines) you already have in your home. For many, it will be the first time they'll have more than one choice for broadband.
  • ACU Chief: Zuckerberg Meeting Just a 'PR Stunt'

    05/18/2016 11:30:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 18 May 2016 10:26 PM | Greg Richter
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said after a meeting with a group of conservatives Wednesday that he values their point of view and that people on the right are important to the social network. […] Daily Signal Editor-in-Chief Rob Bluey was among the group who met with Zuckerberg and told Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” that the meeting was a “positive step.” But Matt Schlapp, chairman of American Conservative Union, declined the invitation, saying that Facebook had no interest in talking to him when he asked them how he could best use the platform in conjunction...
  • Congressional Candidate Accidentally Shares Porn Tastes On Facebook

    05/16/2016 3:35:19 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/16/2016 | Blake Neff
    A Congressional candidate in Virginia’s 8th District has posted a photo on Twitter that incidentally includes a glimpse of his pornography tastes. Mike Webb initially ran as a Republican for the 8th District seat, which covers Arlington and Alexandria and is considered safely Democratic. He lost the nomination, though, and is now running as an independent, though he is, to say the least, unlikely to win. Webb published a post on his campaign page Monday that included a screenshot of his computer desktop. And as it happened, Webb hadn’t bothered to close his pornography tabs when he took his screengrab.......
  • UN Security Council Moves To End Anonymity On Internet

    05/15/2016 11:24:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/16 | David Singer
    If people are not prepared to reveal their identities – don’t publish Ending the plague of anonymity on the Internet seems closer to fruition following moves this week by the UN Security Council. Re-affirming its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security the President of the Security Council re-iterated:
  • Anyone else having random multiple DNS problems with Time Warner?

    05/14/2016 5:45:51 PM PDT · by wally_bert · 10 replies
    Self | 5/14/16 | wally_bert
    Over the past couple of weeks, Time Warner high speed here around Columbia has been randomly dropping out due to DNS getting lost. An outage can be a few minutes to pushing half an hour. I've changed DNS to some of the open ones, found a firmware update for the router and applied it just to rule out things at home. I was looking to see if anyone else was experiencing the frustration. If I posted this incorrectly, I'm sure the mods will handle it.
  • Why Does President Obama’s Twitter Account Follow Porn Stars?

    05/14/2016 8:47:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    fastcompany.com ^ | 5/13/16 | Sarah Kessler
    President Obama’s Twitter account, which is run by his "Organizing for Action" staff, follows 636,000 accounts. Many of them you might expect: Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry. Even Mariah Carey and Snoop Dogg don't really raise an eyebrow. But several accounts on the presidential follow list fit a different theme: Asa Akira, a porn star who has 653,000 followers and, in her Twitter bio, states "I have an award-winning a****le." Joanna Angel (390,000 followers), who describes herself as a "multiple award winning punk porno princess;" Penthouse Pet Of The Year Nikki Benz (808,000 followers); and Ashley Steel (138,000 followers),...
  • Hackers Attempt to Hold Capitol Hill Data for Ransom

    05/13/2016 7:30:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Intercept, the ^ | 10 May 2016 | Jenna McLaughlin
    The House is under attack by hackers hoping to infiltrate congressional computers, encrypt their contents, and then force users to pay a ransom to get their access back. “In the past 48 hours, the House Information Security Office has seen an increase of attacks on the House Network using third party, web-based mail applications such as YahooMail, Gmail,” the House’s Technology Service Desk wrote in an email to House staffers on April 30. According to the email obtained by The Intercept, the hacked emails impersonate familiar people and invite staffers to download an attachment laced with malware — what’s known...
  • Malkin: Zayn>Palin: What it Took for Nutball Azealia Banks to be Kicked Off Twitter

    05/12/2016 8:12:37 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | May 12, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The left-wing Twitter Trust and Safety Council was launched in February 2016 “to ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter.” As usual in Progressive World, some people are more equal than others. When crazy rapper Azealia Banks fell for a fake story in April about former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin supporting slavery, she unleashed a vulgar and violent “tweetstorm” that culminated in a menacing threat calling for Palin to be gang-raped by black men. Twitter allowed Banks to keep her account unscathed.
  • The Cyber Threat: Obama Policies Toward Hackers From China, Iran, Syria Produce Few Results

    05/10/2016 12:05:37 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 1 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 9, 2016 | Bill Gertz
    President uses symbolic indictments, diplomacy to avoid more forceful action Recent federal indictments of Iranians and Syrians for cyber attacks on U.S. networks further highlight the failure of President Obama and his administration to counter the growing threat of foreign hacker strikes on American networks. In March, the Justice Department indicted two groups of hackers, one from Iran linked to cyber intrusions of an industrial control system operating a New York dam, and a second from Syria engaged in illegal activities that included causing damage to computers and extortion. The indictments are largely symbolic, since none of the Iranians or...
  • Sin Can Be Attractive Bait, but There’s Always a Hook

    05/10/2016 7:38:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-09-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Sin Can Be Attractive Bait, but There’s Always a Hook Msgr. Charles Pope • May 9, 2016 • Satan, it would seem, does not act in an arbitrary manner when trying to tempt us. Rather, he is more a master hunter carefully setting traps, or a skilled fisherman studying behavior in order to choose the most effective bait. Satan is calculating and clever.Sadly, most of us are far less calculating and clever in seeking to avoid temptation and sin. We often engage in the wishful thinking that no trouble will befall us. Our strategy seems to depend more on...
  • Facebook Admits to Censoring Conservative Websites…

    05/08/2016 11:43:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 5/7/16 | Steve Crowder
    10570 SHARES facebook icon FACEBOOK 10537 twitter icon TWITTER email icon EMAIL more icon Facebook Admits to Censoring Conservative Websites… Steven Crowder Wednesday May 4 2016 facebook I mean, censoring conservatives on social media really shouldn’t be shocking. Especially coming from Facebook, who actively works with other countries to censor what citizens can see (read “Zuckerberg Caugh on Live Mic Telling Merkel that Facebook Will Delete Anti-Islamic Migrant Posts” here). But now, we’ve got the SJW leftists at Facebook on the record, They were also told to select articles from a list of preferred media outlets that included sites like...
  • Russian hacker hands over 272 million unique email accounts

    05/06/2016 10:39:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    fudzilla.com ^ | 05 May 2016 | by Jon Worrel
    Biggest credential cache amassed by a single individual to dateThis week, an anonymous young Russian hacker calling himself “the Collector” just handed over roughly 232 million unique email account credentials and passwords on a social media forum, with a total cache of 1.17 billion records. The hacker claims he only wanted 50 rubles – approximately 75 cents – for all of the information, but ended up simply exchanging them for “likes” on his social media page and some favorable comments about him in hacker forums, according to cyber security experts.The obtained credential information breaks down as follows – over 57...
  • Anonymous takes down Black Lives Matter website to make point that 'All Lives Matter'

    05/03/2016 9:31:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mary-Ann Russon
    Ghost Squad, a hacking group spawned from the Anonymous hacktivist collective, claims it took down the official websites of the Black Lives Matter movement on 29 and 30 April in a protest against actions taken by some of the campaign's supporters. According to Waqas Amir, a cybersecurity journalist based in Dubai and founder of HackRead, Ghost Squad conducted a series of persistent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against the official websites of the Black Lives Matter movement, beginning on Friday 29 April. The DDoS attacks caused the web host for blacklifematters.org to completely suspend the domain, while the blacklivesmatter.com...
  • AT&T offering $5 internet to low-income families (under deal with FCC)

    05/02/2016 9:12:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | April 22, 2016 | Heather Kelly
    Any home where at least one person receives food stamps will be eligible for the new program, called Access from AT&T. The offering is part of an agreement AT&T (T, Tech30) made with the FCC as part of last year's DirectTV merger and will be available until 2020. The company is the latest to offer discounted internet to low-income households in the United States, joining Comcast (CCV), Google Fiber, and some local government and nonprofit. These programs help close the so-called "digital divide" for families who would otherwise be forced to rely on school connections or cell phones. A lack...
  • Qatar National Bank: Database leak gives data on al-Jazeera journalists and British 'spies'

    05/01/2016 6:41:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 3 replies
    IBT ^ | 4-26-16 | Jason Murdock
    A 1.4GB trove of internal documents, files and sensitive financial data purporting to be from the Qatar National Bank (QNB) has been leaked online. The massive data dump appears to contain hundreds of thousands of records including customer transaction logs, personal identification numbers and credit card data. Additionally, dozens of separate folders consist of information on everything from Al Jazeera journalists to what appears to be the Al-Thani Qatar Royal Family. However, it is a folder listed as "SPY, Intelligence" that quickly catches the eye. Upon analysis, it contains a slew of records listed as Ministry of Defence, MI6 (the...
  • US Supreme Court approves expanded hacking powers

    05/01/2016 10:15:00 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | April 29, 2016 | BBC Staff
    Snooping on a tablet computerImage copyrightThinkstock The US Supreme Court has approved a rule change that could allow law enforcement to remotely search computers around the world. Previously, magistrate judges could order searches only within the jurisdiction of their court, often limited to a few counties. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) said the change was necessary to modernise the law for the digital age. But digital rights groups say the move expands the FBI's hacking authority. The DoJ wants judges to be able to issue remote search warrants for computers located anywhere that the United States claims jurisdiction, which...
  • WHY THE OBAMAS AND PRINCE HARRY ARE ‘FEUDING’ ON TWITTER [Pathetic PR Stunt, Media Drools]

    04/30/2016 4:21:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 4/30/16 | Stan Ziv
    [The clown and Michelle] mean business—arms crossed, game faces on, voices exuding no nonsense. “Hey, Prince Harry,” first lady Michelle Obama says with a menacing tone in a video posted to her Twitter account Friday. “Remember when you told us to bring it at the Invictus Games?” ..., the goal behind this very public “feud” lies in raising awareness for the upcoming Invictus Games, to be held May 8-12 in Orlando, Florida. The competition is “an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel,” according to the Invictus Games website.
  • The Internet of Things gets a ledger

    04/27/2016 3:36:38 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 10 replies
    Cisco.com ^ | April 6,2016 | Amy Cortese
    In the next decade, there will be tens of billions of connected devices—from thermostats and cell phones to parking meters and cars. Increasingly, these connected devices that make up the Internet of Things will be imbued with intelligence so that they can not only communicate, but transact, negotiate, collaborate and exchange value. The Internet of Things needs a Ledger of Things How will we handle this mind-boggling volume of data being transmitted, and do it in a secure way? “The Internet of Things needs a Ledger of Things,” says Alex Tapscott, coauthor with his father, Don Tapscott, of the "Blockchain...
  • Wanted: Ten million Chinese students to “civilize” the Internet (pro-regime Internet shills)

    04/23/2016 12:57:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 10, 2015 | Xu Yangjingjing and Simon Denyer
    Wanted: Ten million Chinese students to “civilize” the Internet By Xu Yangjingjing and Simon Denyer April 10, 2015 China wants to recruit 10 million young people, mostly university students belonging to the Communist Party’s youth wing, to “spread positive energy” on the Internet — in other words, to use social media to praise and defend the government. Web users recently posted a document issued by the China Communist Youth League dated Feb. 13 that asks for no less than 20 percent of its members to be recruited as “cyber civilization volunteers”, who would be expected to become “good Chinese Netizens”...
  • Google’s Remarkably Close Relationship With the Obama White House, in Two Charts

    04/22/2016 6:48:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    /theintercept ^ | Apr. 22 2016, | David Dayen
    WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA announced his support last week for a Federal Communications Commission plan to open the market for cable set-top boxes — a big win for consumers, but also for Google — the cable and telecommunications giants who used to have a near-stranglehold on tech policy were furious. AT&T chief lobbyist Jim Cicconi lashed out at what he called White House intervention on behalf of “the Google proposal.” He’s hardly the first to suggest that the Obama administration has become too close to the Silicon Valley juggernaut. Over the past seven years, Google has created a remarkable partnership with...
  • Pro-Hillary PAC Spending $1 Million to Hire Online Trolls

    04/22/2016 1:15:12 PM PDT · by BAW · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-22-2016 | Ben Kew
    Correct the Record, a pro-Hillary Clinton political action committee (PAC), is spending over $1 million on online trolls in order to 'correct' Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters on social media sites. According to Correct the Record, the task force will “combat online political harassment,” boasting that it has already “addressed more than 5,000 individuals who have personally attacked Secretary Clinton on Twitter.” "The task force will provide a presence and space online where Clinton supporters can organize and engage with one another and are able to obtain graphics, videos, gifs, and messaging to use in their own social spaces," the group...
  • Burr-Feinstein antiencryption bill a firing offense

    04/21/2016 10:51:30 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 14 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 04/19/2016 | Sascha Meinrath
    Sens. Richard Burr (R) of North Carolina and Dianne Feinstein (D) of California should be stripped of their positions for introducing a bill that would endanger American digital security and privacy. The Burr-Feinstein antiencryption bill isn't just bad, it's evidence of a dangerous incompetence in congressional leadership that is undermining America’s security. In fact, the draft bill, leaked two weeks ago and now officially released, is compelling evidence that Senate leadership should strip – or at least not reappoint – Senators Burr and Feinstein of their positions on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.... To say this most recent Burr-Feinstein...
  • Windows Users: It’s Time to Dump Apple’s QuickTime [Vulnerable to Hackers, No Fix]

    04/20/2016 6:46:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/18/16 | NATHAN OLIVAREZ-GILES
    U.S. government recommends uninstalling software after security holes discovered If you’re still using Apple’s QuickTime on a Windows PC, it’s time to stop. Apple confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that it is no longer supporting or updating the 11-year-old QuickTime 7 for Windows, and has posted instructions for uninstalling the software. Keeping it installed on your computer may pose a risk. Last week, researchers discovered two new security holes that could allow bad guys to create malicious files to launch within Apple’s media player. Trend Micro, the security research firm that found the vulnerability, said that it hasn’t yet...
  • This Incredibly Creepy Mattress Tells You When Sex Is Happening (WiFi/Internet pings your phone)

    04/18/2016 5:32:54 PM PDT · by dayglored · 37 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Apr 17, 2016 | Chris Mills
    Apparently, we’re in the middle of a “global infidelity crisis,” a crisis that can only be solved by a smart mattress that pings your phone when it’s being used for sex. Wait, what? Smarttress is a real-looking product from Spanish company Durmet, which claims to use ultrasonic sensors to detect when two people are going at it on a bed. It then pings your phone to inform you of this fact. I’m still partly convinced that this is a late April Fool’s, but working on the terrifying assumption that it’s not, let’s look at this idea on its merits. On...
  • Make Reddit Great Again: Trump Troll Army Grinds Out Nearly 52 Million Page Views in March

    04/17/2016 2:58:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 15, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Liberal broadcaster MSNC is alarmed by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s growing support on the popular social media site Reddit. Describing the businessman and presidential candidate’s supporters on the site as “trolls,” MSNBC goes into an in-depth analysis of Reddit’s growing Trump following. thousands of users have posted gifs, memes, and links to articles praising Trump and tearing into his perceived opponents. The subreddit r/The_Donald scored nearly 52 million page-views in March, up from 12.6 million in February and 1.3 million in January. In doing so, it lapped the next most popular candidate subreddit, r/SandersForPresident, which attracted 35 million views in...
  • Facebook employees manipulate social media to prevent a Donald Trump presidency

    04/17/2016 5:49:47 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    .THEREBEL. ^ | April 16, 2016 | MIKE GWILLIAM
    Facebook employees admit they are willing to manipulate social media to prevent a Donald Trump presidency Last month, Facebook employees used a company poll to ask Zuckerberg whether the company should try “to help prevent President Trump in 2017.” Their believing that Facebook has a responsibility to influence the 2016 election is very concerning. It shows that Facebook employees are willing to censor opinions they don't agree with in the name of "social justice." If you've ever been suspended from Facebook for something extremely mild, this probably explains why. Facebook already proudly censors negative views on refugees In January is...
  • OPM Seeks Social Media Tracking for Background Checks

    04/13/2016 8:14:50 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Nextgov ^ | April 11, 2016 | By Jack Moore
    The Office of Personnel Management is preparing for a pilot program to automatically track public social media postings of people applying for security clearances. OPM is conducting market research to find companies that can perform automated social media tracking and other types of Web crawling as part of the background investigation process, according to an April 8 request for information posted online. Responses from interested companies are due by April 15.
  • Mark Zuckerberg demos new VR tech at annual event, and makes Trump dig

    04/12/2016 11:21:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Mark Zuckerberg opened Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference with a thinly veiled attack on Donald Trump. ....Zuckerberg said that “it takes courage to chose hope over fear” and criticized “fearful voices talking about building walls”. He added that immigration was essential to the economic success of the country.
  • Yahoo is for sale; bidders line up; Marissa Mayer is toast

    04/11/2016 7:33:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 68 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 11, 2016 | by David Goldman
    Yahoo is for sale, and bidders are lining up to grab their own, ever-shrinking piece of Internet history. The once-great Internet pioneer is entertaining offers...reluctantly. CEO Marissa Mayer would like to see Yahoo through its struggles, but impatient investors are looking for a way to cash out. Yahoo (YHOO, Tech30) has reportedly given interested parties until April 18 to make their offers. The company is expected to fetch something like $8 billion for its core Internet business. Who's buying? The list of interested parties matches the potpourri of businesses that Yahoo operates. Media companies, such as the Daily Mail and...
  • The Dutch referendum shows how the internet is taking back power from our Europhile elites

    04/10/2016 3:16:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 06 April 2016 | Nigel Farage
    It wasn't triggered by politicians or political parties, but by a determined group of well-organised, highly-motivated individuals. GeenPeil, a project stemming from the popular Dutch blog GeenStijl, collected some 420,000 signed, verified, signatures triggering this referendum. It is an extraordinary achievement that highlights how western democracy is evolving. The internet truly is the gamechanger of our time. A small collection of individuals with an idea can find thousands of other kindred spirits who join them in championing a cause. That develops, becoming tens of thousands and then allowing a message to reach out to millions. This revolution is sweeping Europe...
  • Donald Trump Finds Support in Reddit’s Unruly Corners

    04/10/2016 2:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 8, 2016 | John Herman
    “We’re at war,” the video began. “No one wants to admit it, but humanity is under attack.” The narration continued, delivered over swelling music and video of protests and gunfire: “One very specific man might be all that stands between humanity and the greatest threat of our brief existence.” The man being offered as the savior of a doomed world is Donald J. Trump. And on Monday Mr. Trump shared the video with the millions of people who follow him on Twitter and Facebook as he tries to secure the Republican nomination for president. But the original version of the...
  • Adobe Issues 'Emergency' Flash Player Security Update to Address Ransomware Attacks (again!)

    04/08/2016 10:01:01 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Friday April 8, 2016 4:59 AM PDT | by Joe Rossignol
    Adobe-FlashAdobe has issued Flash Player security updates for OS X, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS to address "critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system" by way of ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a user's hard drive and demands payment in order to decrypt it. These type of threats often display images or use voice-over techniques containing instructions on how to pay the ransom. In this particular "CERBER" attack (via Reuters), affecting Flash-based advertisements, attackers have reportedly demanded between around $500 and $1,000, to retrieve the encrypted files. Adobe...
  • Obama: Let Big Brother In If You Want Online Protection

    04/07/2016 4:34:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/16 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama urged students to open up their digital life to the federal government, if they wanted to be protected by the government, calling the current privacy expectations from Americans unrealistic. “People have a whole new set of privacy expectations that are understandable. They also expect though that since their lives are all digitized, that the digital world is safe, which creates a contradictory demand on government,” he said. Obama discussed the issue during a conversation about the Supreme Court at the University of Chicago, where he used to teach Constitutional law. He pointed out that citizens expected the government...
  • Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott’s exchange with Starbucks heckler

    04/07/2016 6:52:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/6/16 | AMY SHERMAN AND JOSHUA GILLI
    It starts like a joke — Gov. Rick Scott walks into a Gainesville Starbucks — but one patron wasn’t laughing. Scott stopped in at the coffee chain for a cup Tuesday after touring the recently opened factory and headquarters for biopharmaceutical company Nanotherapeutics. Cara Jennings, a former Lake Worth city commissioner, saw Scott in the downtown store and ripped into him, from her seat, over health insurance and cuts to women’s health services, and calling him an expletive
  • Reddit Steps Up Anti-Harassment Measures With New Blocking Tool

    04/06/2016 8:05:44 PM PDT · by JPX2011 · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mike Isaac
    SAN FRANCISCO — Since 2005, Reddit has been a veritable wonderland for the most extreme forms of free speech on the Internet. On this general interest message board, all it takes to make — or break — someone else’s day on Reddit is a fleeting thought, a made-up screen name and a few quick keystrokes. But with the site’s pseudonymity have come other byproducts. Some of Reddit’s biggest detractors claim the web discussion forum is a breeding ground for trolls, a hub that helps them organize and spread like a virus across the rest of the Internet. Reddit has in...
  • Palestine – Internet Manipulation Fuels Anti-Israel and Jewish Hatred

    04/06/2016 7:29:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/06/16 | David Singer
    Beware hate-filled Arab propagandists who want to conceal the truth at any cost Internet manipulation of readers’ comments in response to articles published on overtly anti-Israel and anti-Jewish web sites is allowing those web sites to spew out their venom unchecked and uncontrolled. Freedom of speech on these web sites is non-existent - and its absence is playing a large part in influencing the opinions of those who visit these sites and see no readers’ comments that act as a counterbalance or rebuttal to the article published or readers’ comments supporting such articles.
  • Can Frontier regroup after its bungled Verizon FiOS takeover?

    04/05/2016 1:49:23 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 36 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 5, 2016 | Robert Trigaux
    The reviews are in. Five days after the cable TV/Internet switchover to Frontier Communications from Verizon FiOS in the Tampa Bay market, I'm giving Frontier's performance a "C-" with a strong recommendation to improve. Quickly. I know. Folks and businesses that have no Internet or TV services give Frontier an "F" while those who can't even tell there was any switchover in companies here ask "what's the problem?" while privately expressing thanks for dodging a bullet. For Frontier, spending more than $10 billion to buy Verizon's FiOS businesses in Tampa Bay, and urban parts of Texas and California is a...
  • The death of ‘Internet’

    04/04/2016 8:54:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | April 3, 2016 | by Henry Pickavet
    The folks responsible for the entries in the Associated Press Stylebook have announced that the word “Internet” will no longer be uppercased, thus breaking my heart and making some of our writers very happy. We will lowercase internet effective June 1, when the 2016 Stylebook launches. #ACES2016 pic.twitter.com/nGz63zc5YP— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) April 2, 2016 The AP Stylebook, which many newspapers and websites (one word? really?) use to guide their style efforts, defines Internet as “a decentralized, worldwide network of computers that can communicate with each other.” It’s a pretty big definition and has warranted the glory of a capital I. But...
  • (Vanity) Frontier Communications Blocking FreeRepublic?

    04/04/2016 5:01:12 PM PDT · by Bushbacker1 · 54 replies
    Self | bushbacker1
    Our internet service was switched from Verizon to Frontier Communications on April 1st. Since then I've had nothing but trouble. Now the worst has happened. It seems to be blocking access to FreeRepublic. Anyone else in Florida, Texas or Kalifornia experiencing the same?
  • Free Republic DNS entry seems to be gone

    04/04/2016 2:27:46 PM PDT · by Pox · 284 replies
    N/A | 04/04/2016 | N/A
    I was surfing FR this afternoon and suddenly was unable to access any page on FR and the error stated the server could not be found. I located the IP address, 209.157.64.200, of the server and then added an entry into my PC's host file and I can now see FR again. I still do not see a DNS entry for FR, and that is interesting.
  • Eleven landmine clearers abducted in Afghanistan [plus Taliban goes android]

    04/03/2016 8:05:43 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    The Gulf Today ^ | April 3, 2016 | N/A
    KABUL: An official says gunmen have kidnapped 11 land mine clearers in western Afghanistan. Rauf Ahmadi, the spokesman for the police chief of the western Herat province, said on Saturday that a military operation has been launched in the area, with six suspects detained. He says tribal elders had earlier tried negotiating the de-miners’ release. He says all 11 were Afghans employed by the HALO Trust mine clearing organisation. They were abducted on Friday. Abduction for ransom is widespread in lawless Afghanistan, and de-miners are soft targets as they usually work in remote regions. After almost 40 years of war,...
  • Dianne Feinstein Has To Use Google To Look Up Hillary’s Senate Accomplishments

    03/31/2016 6:11:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/30/15 | Chuck Ross
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein had to turn to Google during an interview earlier this week when asked to name her former colleague Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments in the Senate. Feinstein, who met with The San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board on Tuesday, ultimately said that Clinton was not in the Senate “long enough…to do more.”
  • FCC approves Internet subsidies for the poor

    03/31/2016 1:31:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2016 | Mario Trujillo
    Millions of poor Americans will be eligible for federal subsidies to help pay the cost of Internet service after new regulations were approved in a whirlwind Federal Communications Commission meeting on Thursday. The FCC voted to expand its 30-year-old program called Lifeline, which previously offered $9.25 in subsidies for phone and basic cell service. The three Democratic commissioners approved the proposal over opposition from the two Republicans, who have concerns about the program's budget. The vote was delayed for more than three hours as Republicans accused FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler of scuttling a late-night compromise to bring them on board....
  • Waze will warn when your lead foot has you speeding

    03/30/2016 10:28:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    cnet ^ | 03/31/2016 | lance whitney
    The crowdsourced driving app, owned by Google, already offers up the best routes to your destination by gathering data from fellow users on accidents, traffic jams, road closures and other hazards. Now, at least in some countries, it will also let you know when you're pushing the speed limit. If you're driving too fast, a visual warning will pop up on the app's screen showing your speed. The warning stays there until you slow down to below the speed limit. You can customize the app to warn you if you reach the speed limit or if you shoot past it...
  • China proposes new Web rules that could enhance censorship

    03/29/2016 11:59:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2016 2:58 AM EDT | Gerry Shih
    China is consolidating its ability to censor the Internet by drafting new rules requiring businesses that serve domestic Internet users to register their Web addresses inside the country, a move seen as targeting Chinese companies but that has raised concerns among foreign businesses. In its most draconian interpretation, the proposed requirements could also further limit access within the Chinese network, analysts said. That appears to be the latest step by the ruling Communist Party to erect cyber barriers in the name of what some officials call “Internet sovereignty.” […] Under the draft regulations released this week by the Ministry of...
  • Brands aren't using Facebook Canvas, but Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz are

    03/27/2016 10:25:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Digiday ^ | March 28, 2016 | Shareen Pathak
    Brands have been relatively slow to pick up on Canvas, Facebook’s mobile ad format that’s been called “Instant Articles for brands.” But there are two other surprising fans of the format. Presidential hopefuls Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have both made a full-court advertising push using Canvas in the primary season. Sanders was the the first-ever politician to use Canvas, with an ad showing viewers how to vote in certain states — from finding a voting location to checking photo ID requirements — and also included information on how caucuses work. It cost the campaign $350,000,...
  • Tech Help Needed: Malwarebytes going cuckoo

    03/25/2016 9:17:06 AM PDT · by Maceman · 49 replies
    All of a sudden, my Malwarebytes is popping up continuously with one of the following two messages: It's happening as soon as I open my Google Chrome browser, and seems to happen no matter what website I'm at. What is going on and how do I get it to stop? As always, thanks in advance.