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  • WikiLeaks Puts More Than 30,000 Hacked Sony Documents Online

    04/16/2015 7:57:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2015-04-16 | Kevin Gosztola
    WikiLeaks has made more than 30,000 documents from last year's Sony Pictures hack available to the public. The documents were put online in a searchable database on Thursday, which WikiLeaks says includes more than 173,132 emails from 2,200 Sony Pictures email addresses. "This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation," Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, wrote in a statement. "It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there." A Sony Pictures spokesperson said in a statement that it strongly condemned the actions of...
  • Angie's List Financials Show A Train Wreck In Progress [2012 story; is it still bad?]

    04/16/2015 6:48:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 10/26/12 | Jim Pickrell
    Has nobody looked at the latest financials from Angie's List (NASDAQ:ANGI)? They issued financials and a quarterly report this week that appear to be an utter catastrophe, yet the stock rose 25% from $9 to about $11.50 in response. Angie's List runs a website with reviews of dentists and plumbers. The reviews are "crowd sourced" which means they come from actual customers who contribute to the site. Yelp.com, Wikipedia.com and YouTube are other sites that are crowd sourced. Angie's list is different from most sites of this type because they charge an annual fee. Despite continuing losses, Angie's List management...
  • Kaspersky releases tools to decrypt files encrypted with CoinVault Ransomware

    04/14/2015 6:46:32 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 20 replies
    TechWorm ^ | on April 14, 2015 | Abhishek Kumar Jha
    Software security group Kaspesky labs in collaboration with the Dutch police has released a tool which helps to decrypt files locked by Ransomware. Kaspersky Labs has released a decryption tool for files encrypted with CoinVault ransomware. The tool was developed by the Kaspersky lab after the The National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) of the Dutch police handed over the information obtained from a database of CoinVault command-and-control server containing the decryption keys.
  • Woman accused of telling ‘boyfriend’ she met online to close his eyes, hitting him with bat

    04/13/2015 7:59:53 PM PDT · by seantruet · 63 replies
    albasun ^ | seantruet
    Woman in online relationship beats man with bat at first meeting because she didn't want to date him anymore. A 24-year-old Oregon woman and a 26-year-old Alabama man had been dating over the Internet since 2013 and agreed this spring he would move to Oregon and live with her... read more http://www.albasun.com/2015/04/oregon-woman-beats-boyfriend-at-first-meeting.html
  • Roku: Good Deal?

    04/12/2015 11:10:39 AM PDT · by ducttape45 · 128 replies
    Hello all. I was wondering if I could fellow Freepers about a streaming video product called "Roku." I've heard it talked about on radio programs, and I've seen it advertised on the Internet of course. I just wondered if anyone has Roku or could possibly cue me in on how well it performs and your overall assessment of it. I turned off my Comcast TV because they keep driving the prices up and taking channels away and I got sick and tired of not being able watch TV stations that were once part of a standard cable package. Thanks.
  • Nearly Half Of 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Has Leaked Online

    04/12/2015 3:39:53 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 11, 2015 | staff
    Bad news today for HBO, which is attempting to marry the recent debut of their HBO Now streaming service with season 5 of Game of Thrones. As of last night, the first four episodes of the new season, nearly half of the ten total episodes, have been leaked online to various torrent sites. After appearing online yesterday afternoon, the episodes have already been downloaded almost 800,000 times, and that figure will likely blow past a million downloalds by the season 5 premier tonight.
  • Russia just made a ton of Internet memes illegal

    04/11/2015 2:30:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 10 | Caitlin Dewey
    In post-Soviet Russia, you don’t make memes. Memes make (or unmake?) you. That is, at least, the only conclusion we can draw from an announcement made this week by Russia’s three-year-old media agency/Internet censor Roskomnadzor, which made it illegal to publish any Internet meme that depicts a public figure in a way that has nothing to do with his “personality.” Sad Keanu? Nope. Sad Putin? Absolutely not. “These ways of using [celebrities’ images] violate the laws governing personal data and harm the honor, dignity and business of public figures,” reads the policy announcement from Roskomnadzor. To be clear, this isn’t...
  • Why is Ted Cruz slaying Rand Paul on Facebook?

    04/08/2015 3:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | April 8, 2015 | Maria Santos
    Rand Paul is already marketing himself as the millennial-friendly choice for 2016. But one thing is not boding well for him: his Facebook mentions after he announced his candidacy pale in comparison to Ted Cruz. National Journal has a great graph of the numbers provided by Facebook–Cruz’s campaign got almost three times as much play on Facebook as Paul’s. They measured this by likes, posts, comments, and shares related to the two would-be presidents within 24 hours of their respective announcements. Cruz’s March 23 announcement had 5.7 million total interactions, versus Paul’s 1.9 million on Tuesday. One possible reason for...
  • Facebook less into Paul's '16 rollout than Cruz's

    04/08/2015 8:09:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    When it comes to engaging people on Facebook, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has some work to do. About 865,000 different people commented on, shared a note or otherwise engaged with the Kentucky lawmaker when he announced his campaign for the White House on Tuesday, according to Facebook. In all, Paul’s announcement generated a total of 1.9 million interactions — both positive and negative — during the day. By comparison, 2.2 million Facebook users talked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) when he announced his campaign last month, generating a total of 5.7 million interactions. The metrics are just one sign of...
  • What We Learned From The Midterm Elections

    04/07/2015 11:28:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Media Post's Marketing: Politics Blog ^ | April 7, 2015 | Shawn Kemp
    Ted Cruz just flagged the beginning of the 2016 election cycle. With hats now officially being thrown into the ring, it’s a good time to look back at what went well in social marketing at the midterms and what could be improved upon for the 2016 cycle. Let’s start with the fact that Facebook says it saw 43 million unique individuals engage in political discourse during the midterms, despite the fact that the U.S. had its lowest midterm-election voter turnout since the early 1940s. Moreover, according to research by Pew, voters were three times more likely to track political candidates...
  • VIDEO BLOCKS of Reston Va: SCAM ALERT! Anyone heard of these people

    04/06/2015 11:08:56 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 13 replies
    self | 4-6-15 | C. Edmund Wright
    Just found a charge on my AMEX each month from a company called Video Blocks, of Reston Virginia. 79 bucks a month. I've no idea who these people are. Something to do as a download service. I've never heard of them. I called them of course, and their customer service center is a boiler room full of phonies handling complaints...I could hear other conversations in the back ground. They couldn't find me on their system, or tell me what I'm buying for 79 a month, or how long I've been a customer. Obviously a dodge. Anyone know anything?
  • Mystery patch KB 3035583 for Windows 7 and 8 revealed

    04/06/2015 8:03:32 AM PDT · by dayglored · 52 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | April 6, 2015 | Woody Leonhard
    Late last month a mysterious patch suddenly appeared as an Optional entry in the Windows Automatic Update chute. At the time I wrote: Conjecture at this point: It's somehow related to the ability to upgrade directly from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. But of course, the official documentation doesn't say anything of the sort. The crows have come home to roost and, thanks to a German researcher named Gerard Himmelein at heise.de, we now have a more thorough understanding of exactly what Microsoft's dishing out (a Google English translation of the post is available). Yesterday Jan Willem Aldershoff...
  • Is the internet killing middle class jobs?

    04/05/2015 5:14:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 152 replies
    The Week ^ | 04/04/2015 | James Pethokoukis
    The Robopocalypse for workers may be inevitable. In this vision of the future, super-smart machines will best humans in pretty much every task. A few of us will own the machines, a few will work a bit — perhaps providing "Made by Man" artisanal goods — while the rest will live off a government-provided income. Silicon-based superintelligence and robots will dramatically alter labor markets — to name but one example, the most common job in most U.S. states probably will no longer be truck driver. But what about right now? If you're unemployed or working part-time instead of full-time, or...
  • The European Union Is Preparing To Sue Google, And It Wants A Fight

    04/03/2015 12:11:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    FastCompany ^ | April 2, 2015 | David Lumb [after The Wall Street Journal]
    Google has a staggering 90% dominance of all search in the EU, making it much more influential than it is in the U.S., where it currently holds 75% dominance, says Business Insider). Experts told The Wall Street Journal that it is easier to bring an antitrust lawsuit to the EU commission than to a U.S. court: Unlike in the U.S., where antitrust investigators must prove their case to a judge, the EU Commission acts as prosecutor, judge, and jury in competition cases... If convicted, Google could be forced to pay as much as 10% of its annual revenue, which amounted...
  • Dianne Feinstein says the Anarchist’s Cookbook should be “removed from the Internet”

    04/02/2015 9:57:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2015 at 4:01 PM | Christopher Ingraham
    Two women were arrested in New York today for allegedly planning an ISIS-inspired plot to use “weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States,” according to the Justice Department. In a press release praising the FBI and the NYPD for their work on the case, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said the following:I am particularly struck that the alleged bombers made use of online bombmaking guides like the Anarchist Cookbook and Inspire Magazine. These documents are not, in my view, protected by the First Amendment and should be removed from the Internet.The Anarchist’s Cookbook is a...
  • Obama Signs Order Creating New Cyber Sanctions Regime

    04/01/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 1, 2015
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals and entities overseas who engage in malicious cyberattacks and cyber spying. "Cyber threats pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States," Obama said in a statement after signing an executive order creating the sanctions regime. The order gives the U.S. the authority to sanction individuals, though no specific penalties were announced. Obama said the sanctions would apply to those engaged in malicious cyber activity that aims to harm critical infrastructure, damage computer systems, and steal...
  • Meerkat is dying – and it’s taking U.S. tech journalism with it

    03/30/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by kingu · 13 replies
    BGR ^ | 3/30/2015
    About three days after it received a lavish new funding round, Meerkat died an ugly and embarrassing death. It is hard to decide whether the Great Meerkat Debacle that has unfolded over the past week is a tragedy or a comedy — probably a bit of both. The mobile streaming app that had whipped U.S. tech journalists into a frenzy announced $14 million in new funding on Thursday. Money poured in from Jared Leto, Greylock Partners and other illustrious sources. On the same day, Twitter launched its rival streaming app called Periscope. Apparently, investors didn’t stop to ponder why Meerkat...
  • Vladimir Putin revealed to employ 'trolls' to flood websites with pro-Russian propaganda

    03/30/2015 9:49:22 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | March 28, 2015 | LEVI WINCHESTER
    HUNDREDS of professional internet 'trolls' are PAID to flood news and social media websites with pro-Vladimir Putin propaganda, it has emerged. The army of workers are paid Ł500 a month to work exhausting 12-hour shifts, during which they must write at least 135 pro-Russian comments per day - or face immediate dismissal. The repressive system - which was described by one worker as like something from George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 - also requires that employees remain silent and face fines for being a minute late. Forging friendships with each other is also highly frowned upon. The authoritarian procedure was...
  • If Yelp doesn’t like religious freedom laws they should stop reviewing restaurants

    03/28/2015 12:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    By now you’ve already heard about the “backlash” being directed toward the entire state of Indiana over the recent passage of their new religious freedom law. The NCAA is hinting about moving their basketball tournament away. They might even lose their comic book convention. (How much of a “loss” that would be is subjective.) But one of the more interesting threats being made comes from the CEO of online review site Yelp. Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman isn’t happy. He penned an open letter on Thursday bashing Indiana’s new religious freedom bill, railing against “laws that would allow for business to...
  • Leave Facebook if you don't want to be spied on, warns EU

    03/27/2015 4:46:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    GuardianUK ^ | Samuel Gibbs
    The European Commission has warned EU citizens that they should close their Facebook accounts if they want to keep information private from US security services, finding that current Safe Harbour legislation does not protect citizen’s data. The comments were made by EC attorney Bernhard Schima in a case brought by privacy campaigner Maximilian Schrems, looking at whether the data of EU citizens should be considered safe if sent to the US in a post-Snowden revelation landscape. “You might consider closing your Facebook account, if you have one,” Schima told attorney general Yves Bot in a hearing of the case at...
  • SSL/TLS Suffers 'Bar Mitzvah Attack'

    03/26/2015 10:43:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Dark Reading ^ | 3-26-2015 | Kelly Jackson Higgins
    SSL/TLS encryption once again is being haunted by an outdated and weak feature long past its prime:  a newly discovered attack exploits a weakness in the older, less secure RC4 encryption algorithm option in SSL/TLS that's still supported in many browsers and servers. Itsik Mantin, director of security research with Imperva, at Black Hat Asia in Singapore today will detail how an attacker could sniff credentials and other information during an SSL session in an attack he named the "Bar Mitzvah Attack" after 13-year-old weaknesses in the algorithm it abuses. The attack is a glaring reminder that the RC4 algorithm,...
  • A promised 'right' to fast internet rings hollow for millions stuck with 20th-century speeds

    03/24/2015 10:22:40 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 25 replies
    The Conversation, Phys.org, ^ | March 24, 2015 - 3 hours ago | Bianca Reisdorf And Anne-Marie Oostveen
    In response to the government's recent declarations that internet speeds of 100Mb/s should be available to "nearly all homes" in the UK, a great many might suggest that this is easier said than done. It would not be the first such bold claim, yet internet connections in many rural areas still languish at 20th-century speeds. The government's digital communications infrastructure strategy contains the intention of giving customers the "right" to a broadband connection of at least 5Mb/s in their homes. There's no clear indication of any timeline for introduction, nor what is meant by "nearly all homes" and "affordable prices"....
  • Cruz Makes Inroads in the Most Important Primary of All

    03/24/2015 12:26:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2015 | C. Edmund Wright
    You can talk about the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire and South Carolina all you want – and those all are important – yet none of them is the most important primary on the Republican side. No, the most critical Republican primary, at least for non-establishment candidates, is the Rush Limbaugh-Drudge Report-Breitbart-Mark Levin-Sean Hannity-Glenn Beck internet message board primary. For a conservative base candidate to win the nomination, he or she must carry most of the above precincts. Now, this is not to say that all or any of the above will endorse a candidate by name during the primary...
  • Taylor Swift buys .porn and .adult web domain names

    03/23/2015 8:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/23/15
    Taylor Swift has bought the web domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. The addresses are part of a public sale by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The web domain names go on sale to the public on 1 June but some stars and companies are being given the opportunity to buy them ahead of then.
  • A Scandalous Documentary Will Examine Whether Yelp Exploits Small-Business Owners

    03/22/2015 9:33:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/19/15 | Sierra Tishgart
    It's long been debated whether Yelp has the right to manipulate the order and appearance of its own listings. Many restaurant owners, of course, think it's horribly unfair — and go as far as to classify the practice as extortion. That's where Billion Dollar Bully comes into play: Prost Productions is crowd-funding an investigative documentary to spotlight how Yelp takes advantage of small-business owners. Fifty percent of the project has been filmed, and from the looks of it, the documentary could be quite damning for the company's image. In the teaser, the owner of a small Oakland restaurant says: "It...
  • Cable lobby eyes opening to rewrite Web law

    03/21/2015 11:39:00 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/21/15 | Julian Hattem
    Cable and telecom industry lobbyists are launching an effort to convince lawmakers to support new legislation that replaces federal Internet regulations. 
After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its new regulations to treat the Web like a public utility, major companies are now sensing an opening to escape what they consider crushing net neutrality regulations. “The 400-page order really is starting, to us, a process on the hill,” said one telecommunications industry lobbyist who was granted anonymity in order to speak freely about the plans. “Our focus and our priority [is] to makes sure everyone understands what the FCC did,...
  • Chromium Hack : special 13 character can crash Chrome Browser Tab on a Mac PC

    03/21/2015 7:36:39 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    TechWorm ^ | on March 21, 2015 | Vijay
    No browsers are safe as proved yesterday at Pwn2Own, but crashing one of them with just one line of special code is slightly different. A developer has discovered a hack in Google Chrome which can crash the Chrome tab on a Mac PC. The code is a 13 character special string which appears to be written in Assyrian script *break* Matt C has reported the bug to Google, who have marked the report as duplicate. This means that Google are aware of the problem and are reportedly working on it.
  • Ukraine conflict: Inside Russia's 'Kremlin troll army'

    03/21/2015 11:13:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 March 2015 | Olga Bugorkova
    Over the past year, Russia has seen an unprecedented rise in the activity of "Kremlin trolls" - bloggers allegedly paid by the state to criticise Ukraine and the West on social media and post favourable comments about the leadership in Moscow. Though the existence and even whereabouts of the alleged "cyber army" are no secret, recent media reports appear to have revealed some details of how one of the tools of Russian propaganda operates on an everyday basis. The Internet Research Agency ("Agentstvo Internet Issledovaniya") employs at least 400 people and occupies an unremarkable office in one of the residential...
  • Ransomware: Pay it or fight it?

    03/21/2015 9:30:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Network World ^ | Mar 16, 2015 | Colin Neagle
    Ask security experts what to do when hit with ransomware – the sophisticated malware that infects a device or network, uses military-grade encryption to restrict access, and demands payment for the decryption key – and you'll typically get the same answer: "never pay the ransom." But for many, that's simply not an option. For example, last November an employee in the Sheriff's Department in Dickinson County, Tenn., accidentally clicked on a malicious ad and exposed the office network to the infamous CryptoWall ransomware. Detective Jeff McCliss told local News Channel 5 that CryptoWall had encrypted "every sort of document you...
  • Where in the world is Hillary Clinton’s server?

    03/20/2015 4:51:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3-20-15 | Noah Rothman
    It was less than two weeks ago that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured the nation that her “homebrew” email server was safely secure in her home in Chappaqua, New York. She insisted that the hardware was fortified behind a locked door and had a Secret Service detail mentoring it night and day, as though the greatest security threat that system faced was via a physical attack by a team of cartoonish cat burglars. Nevertheless, Clinton insisted that the safeguards around the email system she constructed out of “convenience” were “effective and secure.” She added that “there were no...
  • How to stop Drudge Report and other websites from automatically reloading

    03/19/2015 3:53:21 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    YesScript 2.0 by Jason Barnabe A JavaScript blacklist About this Add-on YesScript lets you make a blacklist of sites that aren't allowed to run JavaScript. Use YesScript on sites that annoy you or hog your system resources. One click to the icon in the status bar turns scripts on or off for the current site. Unlike NoScript, YesScript does absolutely nothing to improve your security. I believe that Firefox is secure enough by default and that blocking all scripts by default is paranoia. YesScript strives to remove hassles from your browsing experience, rather than add them.
  • Breitbart, Malkin, Scott Walker, and Strategery

    03/19/2015 1:02:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    Red State ^ | March 19, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    Fresh off of claiming the scalp of Liz Mair (more on that later), The Website Bearing Breitbart’s Name issued another broadside yesterday consisting almost entirely of the fact that Michelle Malkin thinks Scott Walker has a lot of problems. I’m not going to link the piece because I’m done linking to Breitbart, as I view them as summarily unhelpful to the movement. If you want to read a website that performs the function that Breitbart himself would have wanted for the movement today, read the Washington Free Beacon instead. But I think that the point of what Breitbart and Malkin...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Concedes Future Internet Tax Is Possible After All

    03/17/2015 12:43:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    (CNSNews.com) – In a surprise admission, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler acknowledged that an Internet tax – which he had previously said would not be imposed – could be imposed in the future. Wheeler’s remarks came during a Tuesday appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where he was asked to shed light on the process by which the FCC passed rules last month regulating the Internet. Wheeler’s admission came after Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) asked him to go on the record with his previous assurances that there would be no new taxes. “Can you guarantee...
  • The Trolls Who Came In From The Cold

    03/16/2015 11:07:08 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 71 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | March 16, 2015 | Viktor Rezunkov
    ST. PETERSBURG -- Last May, Tatiana N decided she wanted a higher salary than the average journalist can expect. After responding to an advertisement in the popular HeadHunter job-search website, she became a Kremlin-paid Internet troll. Tatiana -- who, like others interviewed for this story, asked that her last name not be used -- worked out of a 2,500-square-meter warehouse in the suburbs of St. Petersburg. The job paid 40,000 rubles a month, significantly more than the 25,000-30,000 most journalists make. But it came, she said, "with pain." Tatiana joined a round-the-clock operation in which an army of trolls disseminated...
  • Sin and the Internet: 4 Frightening Lessons

    03/16/2015 9:02:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 16, 2015 | TOM HOOPES
    Social media is ubiquitous in a way that the lives of previous generations never had to deal with, and everyone from the high and mighty to the lowly and rowdy are learning hard lessons. Here are some spiritual truths that are reflected in social media scandals. 1. We cannot rid ourselves of sin. “To uproot sin and the evil that is so imbedded in our sinning can be done only by divine power, for it is impossible and outside man's  competence to uproot sin.” —St. Macarius, Homily 3.4 Hillary Clinton’s email system is teaching her a lesson many have...
  • A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

    03/15/2015 5:09:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Vox ^ | March 13, 2015
    Cables lying on the seafloor bring the internet to the world. They transmit 99 percent of international data, make transoceanic communication possible in an instant, and serve as a loose proxy for the international trade that connects advanced economies.Their importance and proliferation inspired Telegeography to make this vintage-inspired map of the cables that connect the internet. It depicts the 299 cables that are active, under construction, or will be funded by the end of this year. In addition to seeing the cables, you'll find information about "latency" at the bottom of the map (how long it takes for information...
  • The ‘Darknet’ Is Dangerous. It’s also Deeply Democratic

    03/14/2015 10:40:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 12 March 2015 | Alex Krasodomski
    The ‘Darknet’ is dangerous. It’s also deeply democraticThe ‘Darknet’ is in the spotlight. Over the past few months, stories of paedophile rings, drug empires and terrorist organisations have set pulses racing as investigative journalists have begun dipping their toes into the network. Cue stories such as: ‘Five scary things ANYONE can buy in the Darknet’s illegal markets‘. Now, the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology have released a briefing. The note, entitled ‘The Darknet and Online Anonymity’, centres on Tor. Tor is an easy-to-use web browser that makes tracking a user’s online activities much more difficult. It is designed to...
  • Cambridge Consultants reveal world’s first all-digital radio transmitter

    03/13/2015 2:31:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.theengineer.co.uk ^ | 03-13-2015 | By Julia Pierce
    The world’s first fully digital radio transmitter has been developed by Cambridge Consultants, paving the way for 5G high-speed broadband for mobile devices. Unlike software-defined radio (SDR), the breakthrough – named Pizzicato – is not a mixture of analogue and digital components but is completely digital, which can enable new ways of using the radio spectrum intelligently. When transmitting data, only low frequency signals of 1GHz or lower propagate well over distance or through walls, so they are in great demand. Expanding to make use of frequencies of 10GHz and beyond will require techniques such as meshing and beamforming...
  • Click on the FCC Net Neutrality Document. Hit the CTRL F key, and type in the word "enforce".

    03/13/2015 9:35:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    FCC ^ | 3/13/15
    Check out how many times the word "enforcement" comes up in the net FCC Net Neutrality Document. How many times does the word enforce come up? 200 or more times???
  • FCC Cites Soros-Funded, Neo-Marxist-Founded Group 46 TIMES In New Regs

    03/12/2015 6:00:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/12/15 | Chucj Riss
    New internet regulations finally released by the Federal Communications Commission make 46 references to a group funded by billionaire George Soros and co-founded by a neo-Marxist. The FCC released the 400-page document on Thursday, two weeks after it passed new regulations, which many fear will turn the internet into a public commodity and thereby stifle innovation. “Leveling the playing field” in that way has been a clear goal of Free Press, a group dedicated to net neutrality which was founded in 2003. As Phil Kerpen, president of the free-market group American Commitment, first noted, Free Press is mentioned repeatedly in...
  • Net neutrality regulations released by FCC; industry lawsuit expected

    03/12/2015 9:48:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jim Puzzanghera
    Tom WheelerPablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler pauses during a meeting in Washington on Feb. 26 in which the agency approved net neutrality regulations. Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler pauses during a meeting in Washington on Feb. 26 in which the agency approved net neutrality regulations. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press****************************************** The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday publicly released the details of its new net neutrality regulations, which now will be pored over by broadband Internet service providers as they prepare for an expected legal challenge to the rules.The 400-page order...
  • FCC Finally Releases 400-Page Plan to Regulate Internet

    03/12/2015 7:24:50 AM PDT · by W. · 41 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 12 March 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Just a link to the document, and a pic of the title page. It's got buzzwords in the index which gives me no confidence in the FCC writer's competency. BYOBB.
  • Amazon Tax

    03/11/2015 6:58:12 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 35 replies
    11 March 2015 | NapSCOORDINATOR
    Interenet Tax
  • Ransomware victims pay cybercriminals to save family photos

    03/11/2015 10:42:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 27 replies
    CBC News ^ | March 11, 2015 | David Common
    Theresa and Billy Niedermayer paid an $800 ransom to get precious family photos of their three young boys back from cybercriminals. Their home computer had been seized by one of the more malicious malware programs spreading fast around the world. Ransomware takes computer files hostage. Cybercriminals target photos, videos, spreadsheets, documents, slide presentations — anything that someone will pay to recover. The initial infection takes seconds. In some cases, the malicious software encrypts the files so their owners can no longer read them. The data isn't compromised or removed, just locked down and inaccessible. Try to access them and a...
  • Physical security of the Clinton e-mail sever

    03/10/2015 9:00:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 159 replies
    And Still I Persist… ^ | March 10, 2015 | Bruce F. Webster
    I’ve raised in prior posts (here and here) the issue of physical security of the clintonemail.com e-mal server, which is why were it was located and how it was set up matters. Last night, Mitch LaKind — who has experience setting up secure military e-mail servers — wrote me about the detailed issues surrounding Clinton’s approach. I’ll let him speak for himself (emphasis mine, though): As a former contractor to the Air Force, I personally managed the Microsoft Exchange servers that were installed at Thule Air Base. My experience with Microsoft Exchange goes back to 1997, when the earliest versions...
  • Internet sales tax bill re-introduced in Senate

    03/10/2015 8:30:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Sean Higgins
    A bipartisan group of senators reintroduced legislation Tuesday to apply sales taxes to all Internet purchases, long a goal of state and local governments as well as traditional "bricks and mortar" retailers. The legislation would require online merchants to collect and remit sales taxes to the local authorities where the purchaser lives. Similar legislation easily passed the Senate, 69-27, last Congress, but stalled in House due to opposition from the Republican leadership. Passage in the Senate is less likely this time since Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., an opponent of the legislation, is now majority leader. Proponents nevertheless believe they can...
  • Joe Biden Releases (Both) Emails He Wrote As VP

    03/07/2015 4:25:18 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/6/15 | Tyler Durden
    In what could be a prelude to a Presidential run in 2016, on Friday Joe Biden released to the public both e-mails that he has written while serving as Vice-President for the past six years. Biden took pride in announcing that he had sent both messages from his official government e-mail address, adding, “I have nothing to hide.”
  • Three men charged with hacking one BILLION emails in data breach described as one of the largest in

    03/07/2015 12:50:50 PM PST · by Talisker · 6 replies
    Daily Mail/Reuters ^ | 6 March 2015 | REUTERS REPORTER
    Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been charged over roles in hacking email service providers in the United States in one of the largest reported data breaches in the nation's history, the Department of Justice said on Friday.
  • The Internet Of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And Everything Will Be Monitored

    03/05/2015 9:06:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/05/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Can you imagine a world where your home, your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet? This is not some grand vision that is being planned for some day in the future. This is something that is being systematically implemented right now. In 2015, we already have “smart homes”, vehicles that talk to one another, refrigerators that are connected to the Internet, and televisions that spy on us. Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and that opens up some wonderful possibilities. But there is also a downside. What if we...
  • Curt Schilling Goes Full Dad Mode, Gets Revenge When His 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Bullied Online

    03/03/2015 4:28:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | march 3, 2015 | oliver darcy
    Baseball legend Curt Schilling penned a scathing column Sunday targeting a group of individuals who sent sexually derogatory tweets to his daughter over the weekend. It started when Schilling tweeted a simple congratulatory message to his 17-year-old daughter Gabby for getting accepted into college. Moments later, Schilling and Gabby’s Twitter accounts were flooded with vulgar, sexually-explicit messages that TheBlaze has chosen not to reprint. Being a father, Schilling could not stand by and do nothing. The legendary pitcher penned a blistering columnon his blog. -snip In his blog post, Shilling particularly targeted two individuals and published screen shots of the comments...