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  • NAFTA Encourages Violence in Mexico, MLA Panel Alleges

    01/23/2015 6:59:48 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 22, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, U.S. and Mexico, signed by President Clinton encourages graphic posts of murders of Mexicans by cartels and corrupt officials, panelists on a panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) meeting in Vancouver, Canada claimed. Professor Hilda Chacon, Nazareth College of Rochester, said the graphic images of executed Mexican students and other civilians were due to the emergence of the Internet and cyberspace. This creation of “a complex, mirage of images of violence” has created “an exoticized good for violent consumption…[in]…post-NAFTA Mexico.” Ignacio Corona of Ohio State University, said, “There is no...
  • YouTube Star Who Drinks Cereal From a Bathtub to Interview President Obama

    01/22/2015 4:08:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mary Bruce
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Scoring a presidential interview is a distinction coveted by White House journalists, anchors and network bookers alike, but today the honor is being given to three diverse, wacky YouTube creators -- Bethany Mota, GloZell Green and Hank Green. Their expertise ranges from putting together “comfy and cute outfits” to completing zany challenges like inhaling massive amounts of cinnamon spice and eating cereal out of a bathtub (while still in it). It’s the kind of stuff you honestly can’t make up. And today, they will get to direct questions from their followers to the president of the United States....
  • Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: "The Internet Will Disappear"

    01/22/2015 11:35:13 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 60 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 22, 2015 | Georg Szalai
    Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it. At the end of a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where his comments were webcast, he was asked for his prediction on the future of the Web. “I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear,” Schmidt said.
  • How Obama's Hacking Laws Could Make You a Criminal

    01/22/2015 11:44:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 01/21/15 | Paul Wagenseil, Tom's Guide
    The proposed changes to the CFAA and related laws, posted online by the White House early last week, would broaden the definition of computer crime and stiffen penalties for existing crimes, including doubling the maximum penalty for many violations from 10 years to 20 years. "Hanging out in an IRC chat room giving advice to people now makes you a member of a ‘criminal enterprise,’ allowing the FBI to sweep in and confiscate all your assets without charging you with a crime.”
  • Obama brushing off Netanyahu because ‘protocol,’ but he’ll make time for THIS luminary [photo]

    01/22/2015 11:17:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/22/15
    When the Israeli PM travels to D.C. in March to address Congress, he apparently won’t be sitting down with the president who thinks he’s in charge of Congress:
  • Big layoffs planned at eBay [7% of the workforce]

    01/21/2015 2:47:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 01/21/2015 | By Katie Lobosco
    Big layoffs are coming to eBay. The company is planning to slash 2,400 workers across the eBay and PayPal parts of the business. The cuts will impact 7% of the workforce. The layoffs will be made before the end of March. EBay said it was "simplifying organizational structures" in its quarterly earnings released Wednesday. A company spokesperson told CNNMoney that some of the cuts were to unfilled positions, but would not say how many.
  • J.C. Penney is resurrecting its catalog

    01/20/2015 12:25:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Market Watch ^ | January 20, 2015 | Suzanne Kapner
    half-decade after killing off its hefty catalog to focus on the Web, J.C. Penney Co. is bringing it back, armed with data showing that many of its online sales came from shoppers inspired by what they saw in print. The new, 120-page book will feature items from Penney's home department and will be sent to select customers in March, the first time the struggling department store chain has sent out a catalog since 2010. The move highlights an oddity of the digital age. While shoppers are increasingly buying everything from shoes to sofas to cars over the Internet, they still...
  • Uber Wants to Create 50,000 Jobs, Take 400,000 Cars Off the Road in Europe This Year

    01/18/2015 1:42:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    re/code ^ | January 18, 2015 | Ina Fried
    Uber chief Travis Kalanick said he wants to expand operations in Europe and, in the process, create 50,000 jobs and take 400,000 personal vehicles off the road. Kalanick said the ride-sharing service isn’t opposed to regulation, but wants “progressive regulation” that promotes safe and affordable rides and generates tax revenue without limiting competition. Cities around the globe have been going after Uber and other services, using a mix of existing regulations and new laws. “We want to make 2015 the year where we establish a new partnership with (European Union) cities,” Kalanick said, speaking Sunday at the DLD Conference in...
  • Why Am I Having So Much Trouble Browsing The Internet? Is It The Things and Sites I'm Visiting?

    01/17/2015 7:54:17 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 80 replies
    January 17, 2014 | myself
    Two weeks ago, I researched online about what "asymmetrical warfare" is, and then all heck broke loose since that time for two weeks. I got knocked off the internet on the average of every ten minutes, every single day. Internet Explorer had monumental issues, but when I did get on I utilized weather data for my area, then on to FR as usual. But when I was on FR, I would get bumped off AGAIN... I had a tech come to the house to find out whether there was any kind of issue with the internet, and he said there...
  • OneWeb Announces Plans to Launch a New Satellite Constellation (shortened)

    01/16/2015 11:36:05 AM PST · by Utilizer · 7 replies
    Business Wire ^ | January 15, 2015 05:00 AM Eastern Standard Time | businesswire.com
    OneWeb Announces Plans to Launch a New Satellite Constellation to Bring High-Speed Internet to Underserved Areas Around the World (Full Title) WorldVu Satellites Limited, operating as OneWeb, Ltd, today announced plans to build, launch and operate a low-earth-orbit satellite constellation to help bring high-speed Internet and telephony to billions of people around the world. Qualcomm Incorporated and The Virgin Group have been announced as initial investors, with Qualcomm Executive Chairman Dr. Paul Jacobs and Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson to join OneWeb founder Greg Wyler on the company's board of directors. Financial terms of the deal have not been...
  • WHITE HOUSE CLAIMS POWER TO REGULATE, TAX INTERNET WITHOUT CONGRESS

    01/16/2015 8:55:08 AM PST · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com/big-government ^ | 1-16-2015 | Chriss W. Street
    The White House dropped a bombshell on Thursday by announcing that FCC already has the authority to take over regulating and taxing the Internet without Congressional approval. Under “network neutrality” proceedings, the FCC could extend its 16.1% fee on interstate telecommunications services and relay fees to the Internet. The action would more than double the “universal service” revenue it collected in 2014, from $8 billion to $16 billion. Although Congress has mandated the general nature of the federal universal service fund and telecommunications relay services, it is the FCC that has the sole authority to set the budget size and...
  • GOP makes U-turn on net neutrality

    01/16/2015 6:14:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | January 16, 2015 | Kate Tummarelllo
    Republicans in Congress are doing a 180 on net neutrality as the Federal Communications Commission prepares to issue new rules within weeks. For years, GOP lawmakers have adamantly opposed any rules requiring Internet service providers to treat all Web traffic equally, calling them unnecessary and an example of Washington overreach. But now that the FCC is moving toward issuing a tough net neutrality order that would subject broadband to utility-style regulation — an approach endorsed by President Barack Obama — top Republicans in both chambers are making plans to legislate their own rules to ensure the agency doesn’t go too...
  • Obama calls for government-run broadband service

    01/15/2015 7:27:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama has called on cities and towns to create their own broadband service for their residents to compete with large corporations. Obama was in Cedar Rapids, Iowa touting the plan to get states to relax their rules against municipalities setting up their own networks. Cedar Rapids got an exemption from the FCC to create their own networks a few years ago. Republicans in Congress reacted immediately. The Hill: "In Tennessee we have a term to describe people like President Obama — tone-deaf,” Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said in a statement. “At a time when Americans think the biggest...
  • Congressional proposal offers Internet rules of the road

    01/14/2015 9:19:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | John Thune and Fred Upton
    For the past decade, a debate has raged in Washington and across the country about the best way to protect an open, unfettered Internet. The increasing use of smartphones and web-connected products and services make finding the right answer more important than ever. The House of Representatives and the Senate, working together, have come up with a working proposal. We plan to begin a public discussion of it this week. We need unambiguous rules of the road that protect Internet users and can help spur job creation and economic growth. The rules we propose would prohibit blocking and throttling (the...
  • Obama to push for new cybersecurity legislation

    01/13/2015 1:41:33 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    President Barack Obama will propose new legislation Tuesday aimed at fostering increased sharing between government agencies and the private sector to help improve cybersecurity. The legislation would encourage the private sector to share cyber threat information with the Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, according to a White House fact sheet. Companies would qualify for targeted liability protection, but would have to comply with certain privacy restrictions.
  • U.S. military social media accounts apparently hacked by Islamic State sympathizers

    01/12/2015 11:24:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/12/15 | Dan Lamothe
    Social media accounts for the U.S. military’s Central Command appeared to have been hacked on Monday, with the command posting threatening messages on Twitter and YouTube to American troops. In a statement, the Central Command confirmed that its Twitter account had been “compromised” and said it “is taking appropriate measures to address the matter.” The statement did not elaborate on the extent or seriousness of the hack or who may have been responsible. The account was disabled by Twitter around 1:10 p.m. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is “examining and investigating the extent of the...
  • Obama pressed to use State of the Union for Internet push

    01/11/2015 12:06:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/15 | Mario Trujillo
    The State of the Union address offers President Obama a huge platform to double down on his call to reclassify the Internet as a utility, advocates say. Obama inserted himself into the net neutrality fight in November, when he urged the Federal Communications Commission to adopt strong regulations ensuring that the Internet remains a level playing field for businesses and the public. But the White House has yet to say whether the issue will make it into his agenda setting speech. “The President should reiterate his support for a free and open Internet,” Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) said, noting its...
  • Stealing the Count; Obama Plans to do an Internet Census

    01/11/2015 11:35:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/11/15 | Timothy Birdnow
    We have seen how great the government runs internet-based systems; just look at healthcare.gov. Those who count the vote decide nothing. Those who count the voters decide everything.—Attributed to Joseph Stalin. He’s doing it agaaaiin! It has been observed that it is more important to be able to count the votes than to win them; creative counting can overcome a sizable shortfall. That is why holding the position of Secretary of State in the individual states is so important; the Sec. controls the counting process. Elections have been stolen on numerous occasions by creative counting - just ask Richard Nixon.
  • What Parents of Down Syndrome Kids Get About Sarah Palin That Others Don’t

    01/08/2015 7:02:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 8, 2015 | Steve Friess
    For parents of a child with Down syndrome, their children figuring out a solution to any problem is a tremendous triumph.My sister stood around the corner and deliberately out of sight, curious to see what her then-14-month-old son, Chaim, was up to. He sat on the kitchen floor, legs spread around the dog’s dish. With a devilish smile, Chaim looked around a couple of times before plunging his bare hands into the bowl and extending it as an offering to his closest friend, Sammy, the family’s poodle mix. My sister, Sheryl, couldn’t have been more delighted. No, she wasn’t fond...
  • Unauthorized photo of Obama's daughter Malia hits Internet

    01/07/2015 2:14:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    WCVB-TV ^ | 1/6/15
    An unauthorized photo of President Barack Obama's 16-year-old daughter Malia is drawing attention on the Internet. The photograph appears on the Instagram page for Pro Era, a hip-hop music collective based in Brooklyn, New York. Malia sports a white T-shirt with the group's red and green logo across the front. She also has her hands raised behind her head as if adjusting her ponytail. The White House disapproves of photographs being published or posted of Malia and her 13-year-old sister, Sasha, when they are not with Obama and-or first lady Michelle Obama, or other unauthorized use of their names or...
  • CES: Dish Goes After Millennials With Sling TV Alternative to Cable, Satellite

    01/05/2015 9:15:01 PM PST · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    Dish Network recognizes that people, especially millennials, aren't subscribing to pay TV and they're hoping to make that segment of consumers new customers with the introduction of Sling TV, an over-the-top service that costs $20 a month with no contract beyond a month-to-month commitment. Dish announced Sling TV, which has no direct connection with Slingbox or Sling Media (although both have a link to EchoStar, the parent of Disney Network), at CES on Monday, when CEO Joe Clayton introduced it as "a brand for this consumer segment" that "offers our new customers programming that is tailored to their wants and...
  • Facebook and Twitter have been accused by Muslims in U.K. of allowing ‘Islamophobia’ from users

    01/03/2015 11:33:13 PM PST · by juliosevero · 16 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Facebook and Twitter have been accused by Muslims in U.K. of allowing ‘Islamophobia’ from users Anti-Islamic posts have been reported as ‘racist’ By Julio Severo Are you shocked and horrified by watching beheadings, tortures and slaughters of Christians by ISIS and other Islamic groups? You are not alone. Islamic groups in the Western nations, especially in U.K., are also ‘shocked’ and ‘horrified’ — by anti-Muslim comments by users shocked and horrified by Islamic violence! According to DailyMail, Muslim groups in U.K. have been recording online anti-Islamic speech and reporting it to Twitter and Facebook. They have reportedly brought many...
  • Obama asks FCC to regulate Internet as utility

    01/03/2015 6:48:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 91 replies
    thestate.com ^ | Jan 3 2015 | DON WORTHINGTON
    Late last year, Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to create a new set of rules to make sure everyone has access to the Internet and that phone and cable companies would not be allowed "to act as a gatekeeper, restricting what you can do or see online."
  • The End of a Free Internet?

    01/03/2015 6:38:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | Josh Gelernter
    It's time to mobilize Congress against Obama’s plan to relinquish our authority over the Internet.When the new Congress shows up on Tuesday, it’s going to have lots to worry about, but there’s one serious problem at risk of being overlooked. And that really can’t be allowed to happen; it’s much too important: In 2015, the Obama administration plans to hand over control of ICANN — the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers — to international governance. ICANN oversees the superstructure of the Internet, and the American Department of Commerce oversees ICANN. The plan for handing our authority to the...
  • The Internet of Things: Can a hacker stop your car or your heart?

    01/03/2015 6:17:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Week ^ | 01/03/2015 | By Temitope Oluwafemi, The Conversation US
    The risk is relatively low right now. But we must improve the security of future devices. We're living at the dawn of the age of the Internet of Things. Appliances ranging from light switches and door locks to cars and medical devices now boast internet connectivity. The convenience can't be beat. But what are the security and privacy implications? Is a patient implanted with a remotely controllable pacemaker at risk for security compromise? Vice President Dick Cheney's doctors worried enough about an assassination attempt via implant that they disabled his defibrillator's wireless capability. Should we expect capital crimes via hacked...
  • Get ready: The FCC says it will vote on net neutrality in February

    01/03/2015 2:46:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/2/15 | Brian Fung
    Federal regulators looking to place restrictions on Internet providers will introduce and vote on new proposed net neutrality rules in February, Federal Communications Commission officials said Friday. President Obama's top telecom regulator, Tom Wheeler, told fellow FCC commissioners before the Christmas holiday that he intends to circulate a draft proposal internally next month with an eye toward approving the measure weeks later, said one official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agency's deliberations are ongoing. The rules are meant to keep broadband providers such as Verizon and Comcast from speeding up or slowing down some Web sites...
  • Primetime TV Shows That Flopped Find International Success On Viki

    12/31/2014 6:18:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 54 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/19/2014 | Rosa Trieu
    Primetime TV Shows That Flopped Find International Success On Viki As a global TV site, Viki doesn’t just offer subtitles to make popular TV shows understandable, it’s now helping shows that don’t do well in their home countries capture loyal fans from unsuspecting places in the world. Filipino shows, for example, are finding success in Japan. When the Japanese film, “Tragedy of W” first aired in 1984, it flopped in its home country, but was a hit once it appeared on Viki—particularly in Europe. Similarly, the Korean TV show, “Playful Kiss,” didn’t take off in Korea initially, but is now...
  • Get ready: The FCC says it will vote on net neutrality in February

    01/02/2015 1:44:21 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/02/14 | Brian Fung
    Federal regulators looking to place restrictions on Internet providers will introduce and vote on new proposed net neutrality rules in February, Federal Communications Commission officials said Friday.
  • A Favicon Question,,mystery,,

    12/31/2014 4:10:35 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 6 replies
    MeshugeMikey | December 31m 2014 | self
    A Favicon. for the "non initiated " that tiny little icon that displays in the address bar whenever a web site provides a the proper file for same. One of my browsers doesnt display a favicon for the drudge report...one has chosen to "adopt" a YAHOO Icon for that site. While I dont necessarily view this ias problematic...it is somewhat of a mystery. anyone have any ideas?
  • Comcast says I need a new Docsis 3.0 modem in January 2015. .....But I am skeptical (vanity)

    12/29/2014 2:00:12 PM PST · by dennisw · 34 replies
    Dec 2014 | self
    Freeper tech gurus I have a Motorola surfboard that has served me well for 8 years. It is probably Docsis 2.0...... I am topping out at 30 mbps which is good enough. Some internet reports say I can double this speed with a newer Docsis 3.0 modem I get phone calls from Comcast saying I will need this newer type modem or will have trouble with reception due to them upgrading where I am to a docsis 3.0 system. So I need the compatible modem Do I really need the newer 3.0 modem? THANKS!
  • North Korea slams U.S. over Internet shutdown, calls Obama a ‘monkey’

    12/27/2014 11:14:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/272014 | Simon Denyer
    <p>North Korea on Saturday compared President Obama to a “monkey in a tropical forest” as it blamed the administration for disrupting its Internet access amid a hacking dispute related to the movie “The Interview.”</p> <p>The North Korean government has been fiercely critical of the film, a comedy involving a plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong Un, but has denied responsibility for a recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures.</p>
  • If you sign out of G Mail does google still track you?

    12/25/2014 5:51:08 AM PST · by dennisw · 60 replies
    self | Dec 25 | self
    One of my New Years resolutions is to not stay signed into Google mail or Google anything// Does this help with the tracking google does? I use track me not on Firefox and Chrome. I am using Bing and Google for searches Thanks
  • Sony streams 'The Interview' online and makes Hollywood history (1 PM Eastern Time $6 bucks)

    12/24/2014 3:15:50 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/24/2014 | CNN
    A bit of Hollywood history unfolded on Wednesday. And it might be a glimpse into the future. The controversial Sony Pictures comedy "The Interview" was released on YouTube, Google Play, the Microsoft Xbox video game console, and a special Web site. The movie, which started streaming online around 1 p.m. ET, costs $5.99 to rent and $14.99 to buy. So it is having historic simultaneous release in both living rooms and, come Christmas Day, about 300 independently-owned theaters across the United States.
  • Experts: FCC will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015

    12/24/2014 11:29:08 AM PST · by dware · 20 replies
    PCWorld ^ | 12.24.2014 | Grant Gross
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015, maybe as soon as February, several observers believe, but few people want to predict what those rules will look like.
  • New Cold War Underday?

    12/24/2014 10:39:09 AM PST · by Jumper · 13 replies
    12/24/2014 | self
    Is it possible that the world is witnessing a low threshold war that is actively being prosecuted by various actors on the international stage? Could it lead to a Political realignment as economic sanctions cripple countries hostile to the United States and other freedom loving peoples....
  • Opinion: Why the US isn't behind the North Korean Internet outage

    12/24/2014 8:14:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 12/24/2014 | Jason Healey, Passcode columnist
    North Korea has a fragile Internet, with a risk of being disconnected from the Web for any number of minor sneezes. But an attack of this nature can be easily attributed to the US and the administration should be up front about it. It's unlikely the US government was behind the recent disruption of the North Korean Internet. First, this kind of "you-slap-me-I-slap-you" response is not the US style. Instead, the Americans are more likely to come up with some epic, uber-technological hack that cleverly inverts the North Koreans internal systems, such as Stuxnet did to the Iranians. What's more,...
  • It's Alarmingly Easy To Take North Korea's Internet Offline

    12/23/2014 3:51:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/23/2014 | Armin Rosen
    The Sony hacking saga took an even stranger turn yesterday when North Korea lost internet access for roughly 9 1/2 hours. The cause of the outage can't be conclusively determined. But it appears likely that the country's paltry web infrastructure — which consists of a mere four networks and just over 1,000 IP addresses — was the target of a distributed denial of service attack (DDOS) conceivably motivated in some way by the events surrounding last month's Sony breach and the controversy surrounding The Interview. The North Korean outage was both an utterly empty gesture and evidence of how nearly...
  • How Obama briefly shut down North Korea's internet [Satire]

    12/23/2014 10:52:37 AM PST · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 23, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Obama's confidential adviser on all matters Islamic, Mohamed Allah-dork, is disgusted with Obama's recent attack on North Korea's internet because the methods He used were contrary to true Islamic doctrine. Concerned that his silence might be viewed as agreement with Obama's methods, Allah-dork decided to divulge what really happened and how. Mohamed Allah-dork Great technological sophistication was needed to take down North Korea's internet. Therefore, experts who had created the ObamaScare website, together with experts from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), managed the project. Together, they provided an elegant solution which, unlike the ObamaScare website, worked perfectly (if only briefly) on the second attempt. First, all of the glitches thus far identified in the ObamaScare...
  • NYPD Cop Killer Used App to Track Police Movements Since Early December

    12/22/2014 7:30:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 22, 2014 | Kerry Picket
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NYPD Cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley was using a traffic app called Waze to track law enforcement’s movements, NYC Alerts tweeted on Monday. According to an available screenshot, Brinsley was tracking two officers who were almost 4 miles away from him in Staten Island at 10:44 PM EST since the beginning of December. He thanks a friend of his on Instagram for pointing out the app is not “updated in real time” so it’s not that “reliable.”Instagram/Ismaaiyl BrinsleySmartphone applications monitoring police activity have grown in popularity over the past few years due to decreased cost, portability, and accessibility to average citizens....
  • North Korea's Internet back up after disruption

    12/22/2014 6:53:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | December 23, 2014 | Dana Ford
    North Korea's Internet back up after disruption By Dana Ford, CNN December 23, 2014 -- Updated 0246 GMT (1046 HKT) (CNN) -- North Korea's Internet was back up Tuesday after a more than nine-hour outage, according to Dyn Research, a company that monitors Internet performance. The disruption came amid an escalating war of words between the United States and North Korea over a massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures. "Usually there are isolated blips, not continuous connectivity problems. I wouldn't be surprised if they are absorbing some sort of attack presently," Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research, said...
  • Attack Is Suspected as North Korean Internet Collapses

    12/22/2014 4:10:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 22, 2014 | Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger
    North Korea’s already tenuous links to the Internet went completely dark on Monday after days of instability, in what Internet monitors described as one of the worst North Korean network failures in years. The loss of service came just days after President Obama pledged that the United States would launch a “proportional response” to the recent attacks on Sony Pictures, which government officials have linked to North Korea. While an attack on North Korea’s networks was suspected, there was no definitive evidence of it. Doug Madory, the director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research, an Internet performance management company, said...
  • Report of North Korea Internet outage

    12/22/2014 12:18:55 PM PST · by OhhTee5 · 92 replies
    San Diego channel 10 reporting massive internet outage in North Korea
  • There Are Signs That Someone Has Launched A Cyberattack Against North Korea

    12/22/2014 12:19:28 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies
    BI ^ | 12-21-2014 | James Cook
    James Cook December 22, 2014 North Korea appears to be suffering from a cyberattack that has brought down the country's internet connection. North Korea Tech is reporting, via Vox, that there were frequent outages on North Korea's internet network over the weekend. This chart from Dyn Research shows that North Korean websites have been going through regular outages: North Korea internet outagesDyn Research/North Korea Tech Internet connection issues aren't definite proof that someone is trying to attack North Korea. The country's internet is only accessed by a handful of people, so it doesn't take much to force it offline. Officially...
  • China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony

    12/22/2014 5:20:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 12/22/14 | MEGHA RAJAGOPALAN AND STEVE HOLLAND
    China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said. North Korea has denied it was to blame and has vowed to hit back against any U.S. retaliation, threatening the White House and the Pentagon. The hackers said they were incensed by a Sony comedy about a fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which the studio has pulled.
  • Russian Facebook blocks page supporting Putin's biggest critic [Facebook CAVES]

    12/22/2014 3:52:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    upi ^ | 12/21/14 | Fred Lambert
    Facebook blocked a page calling for a demonstration in support of one of President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics after being pressured to do so by Russian Internet regulators.
  • The 15 worst Internet hoaxes of 2014 — and where the pranksters are now

    12/20/2014 10:15:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    WAPO ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Caitlin Dewey
    If 2013 was “the year of the viral hoax,” what then should we call 2014 — a year slightly older, slightly wiser, and even more full of moronic shenanigans? This was the year, after all, that saw the rise of the fake news industry: a cynical (and profitable!) enterprise that churns out convincing hoax-news for clicks. This was also, arguably, the year that properly ushered in the worst of the bogus fact/photo Twitter accounts, a la @UberFacts or @HistoryInPics. And that’s not even getting into the pranks, the “viral” attention-seeking, and the outright bald-faced lies — made for infamy, lolz...
  • Dangerous 'Misfortune Cookie' flaw discovered in 12 million home routers

    12/19/2014 9:29:02 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    PCWorld ^ | December 19, 2014 | By John E. Dunn
    Researchers at Check Point have discovered a serious security vulnerability affecting at least 12 million leading-brand home and SME routers that appears to have gone unnoticed for over a decade. Dubbed the ’Misfortune Cookie’ flaw, the firm plans to give a detailed account of the issue at a forthcoming security conference but in the meantime it’s important to stress that no real-world attacks using it have yet been detected. That said, an attacker exploiting the flaw would be able to monitor all data travelling through a gateway such as files, emails and logins and have the power to infect connected...
  • Obama: Go to the movies

    12/18/2014 12:35:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Wednesday said he did not believe Americans needed to be concerned by threats issued to movie theaters, even as Sony Pictures made the decision to pull its controversial comedy “The Interview” amid threats of terrorism. “For now, my recommendation would be: Go to the movies,” Obama said Wednesday in an interview with ABC News. The president said his administration was taking very seriously the cyber attack against the movie studio, which unleashed a trove of internal emails and documents, and pledged a thorough federal investigation into the breach. On Wednesday, multiple media outlets citing U.S. intelligence officials...
  • Rand Paul is Already Running an Ad Against Jeb Bush

    12/16/2014 11:31:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 16, 2014 | Zeke J. Miller
    That didn't take long The 2016 Republican primary battle is up and running—at least on Google. Hours after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced he would “actively explore” a run for the White House, the political action committee for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who appears certain to announce a bid for the Oval Office in the coming months, took out a Google search ad on his name, with a not-so-subtle dig at the more moderate Republican. “Join a movement working to shrink government. Not grow it,” the ad states, with a link to RandPAC, Paul’s longstanding federal leadership committee, and...
  • Jeb Bush not so hot on social media

    12/16/2014 9:31:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 16, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Jeb Bush may be top dog in the latest 2016 polls, but he’s woefully behind the rest of the GOP field when it comes to friends, likes and retweets. The former Florida governor took to social media Tuesday to announce that he will “actively explore the possibility of running” for president in 2016, tweeting a link to a statement on his Facebook page. Journalists and political junkies leapt at the news, but Facebook fans … not so much. As of early Tuesday afternoon, hours after Bush’s 10 a.m. announcement, his tweet had amassed 5,700 retweets and 2,200 favorites. On Facebook,...