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  • Decades into the digital age, the paperless office still eludes humanity

    05/19/2018 8:13:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/19/18 | Jim Bray
    Do you still print stuff out? If so, you're undoubtedly like most of us who, at least periodically, still need to print out a hard copy of some digital document – whether for archiving, legality, to put into a cookbook, or whatever. Yet we've been promised for years that all of us using computers would mean that all those beautiful trees could be saved, presumably so we can hug them and live in them in the green paradise envisioned by some. What happened? Reality happened. And because of that, at least in part, our forest workers can still feed their...
  • Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

    05/13/2018 4:38:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 10, 2018 | Craig S, Smith
    Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too. Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that they can send hidden commands that are undetectable to the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant. Inside university labs, the researchers have been able to secretly activate the artificial intelligence systems on smartphones and smart speakers, making them dial phone numbers or open websites. In the...
  • SCOTUS and the Spy in Your Pocket

    12/14/2017 6:25:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 14, 2017 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    For many of us, the information we carry around on a smart phone is the Rosetta Stone to decipher our lives. Our appointments, personal and business contacts, notes, favorite tunes, photographs, and many more windows into the inner recesses of our lives and livelihoods can be found there. Besides the incredibly personal and valuable information inside our smart phones, our cell phone service providers have plenty of our valuable information, such as with whom we have spoken and even a record of our locations. And under present law, police and prosecutors don’t need a warrant issued after probable cause to...
  • The Two Driving Factors Behind the Cryptocurrency Hiring Spree

    09/27/2017 10:17:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Merkle ^ | September 27, 2017 | J.P. Buntinx
    Landing a job in the world of cryptocurrency has become a lot easier over the past few months. Given the surge in the popularity of Bitcoin and most tokens, that is not necessarily surprising. As it turns out, there are two main reasons as to why the number of job openings in this industry has increased exponentially. Whether or not these trends will remain in place a year from now remains to be seen, though. 1. Initial Coin Offerings Although most people have no love lost for the ICO industry, no one can deny a lot of jobs are created...
  • Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)

    07/18/2017 8:58:06 AM PDT · by ptsal · 1 replies
    INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING BUREAU ^ | JULY 18, 2017 | IAB
    [snip] The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) empowers the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy. Its membership is comprised of more than 650 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling, delivering, and optimizing digital advertising or marketing campaigns. The trade group fields critical research on interactive advertising, while also educating brands, agencies, and the wider business community on the importance of digital marketing.[snip] Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City and has a San Francisco office.
  • Digital Lock Down: Google and Facebook Take Aim At ‘Fake News’ Websites: “The Establishment Is...

    11/15/2016 9:57:05 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-15-2016 | Mac Slavo
    Mac SlavoNovember 15,2016 In the runup to the 2016 election Matt Drudge linked to reports that Hillary Clinton’s health was faltering. For weeks the ‘rumors’ were denied by mainstream media, especially left-leaning web sites. As the election drew closer, The Huffington Post and other partisan web sites claimed that Clinton had unbeatable lead. On November 4th, just days before the election, Huff Post went so far as to suggest that Clinton had a 98% chance of winning the election. All the while, alternative media researchers, journalists, commentators and bloggers were highlighting the fact that polls actually showed a dead even...
  • Researchers Reconstruct Early Version of Old Testament Text From Burned Scroll

    09/27/2016 10:46:48 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ
    From a charred Hebrew scroll, researchers resurrected one of the earliest known versions of the Old Testament using a new digital reconstruction technique that may prove invaluable in revealing words from other previously unreadable finds, said scientists who plan to make the imaging software freely available. In research published in Science Advances Wednesday, computer analysts at the University of Kentucky in Lexington detailed the technology they used to reveal text within a roll of parchment reduced to charcoal in a burning synagogue 1,500 years ago, “virtually unwrapping” the scroll without ever actually touching the artifact. While important to archaeologists, the...
  • It’s ‘Digital Heroin’: How Screens Turn Kids Into Psychotic Junkies

    08/27/2016 6:10:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 27, 2016
    Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought ‘why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using the devices with younger and younger grades—and his technology teacher had raved about their educational benefits—so Susan wanted to do what was best for her sandy-haired boy who loved reading and playing baseball. She started letting John play different educational games on his iPad. Eventually, he discovered Minecraft, which the technology teacher assured her was “just like electronic Lego.”
  • Looking for good digitally tuned radio with clock

    01/06/2016 7:58:02 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 76 replies
    Every couple of years I have a temper fit and smash a clock radio with my 22 oz. ball peen hammer. We just lost another one tonight. I sent the most recent one to Hell, with a nice taste of my anger. My wife will thank you all for a solid recommendation.
  • Digital Counterinsurgency: How to Marginalize the Islamic State Online

    12/08/2015 11:50:14 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 6 replies
    Foreign Affairs Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015 ^ | Nov/Dec 2015 issue | Jared Cohen
    Digital Counterinsurgency How to Marginalize the Islamic State Online By Jared Cohen The Islamic State, or ISIS, is the first terrorist group to hold both physical and digital territory: in addition to the swaths of land it controls in Iraq and Syria, it dominates pockets of the Internet with relative impunity.... ... in late 2014, 46,000 Twitter accounts openly supported the group. Back then, strategies for fighting ISIS online centered on simply removing such accounts.... ... the gamut from popular public platforms to private chat rooms to encrypted messaging systems such as WhatsApp, Kik, Wickr, Zello, and Telegram... ... churn...
  • You Can Be Prosecuted for Clearing Your Browser History

    06/07/2015 9:46:26 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 80 replies
    The Nation ^ | June 2, 2015 | Juliana DeVries
    Khairullozhon Matanov is a 24-year-old former cab driver from Quincy, Massachusetts. The night of the Boston Marathon bombings, he ate dinner with Tamerlan and Dhzokhar Tsarnaev at a kebob restaurant in Somerville. Four days later Matanov saw photographs of his friends listed as suspects in the bombings on the CNN and FBI websites. Later that day he went to the local police. He told them that he knew the Tsarnaev brothers and that they’d had dinner together that week, but he lied about whose idea it was to have dinner, lied about when exactly he had looked at the Tsarnaevs’...
  • Vanity - getting rid of Dish

    05/31/2015 6:32:01 PM PDT · by jagusafr · 48 replies
    31may15 | Jagusafr
    FReepers - I've seen a number of folks mention that they don't have cable or dish and still watch TV. Anybody got any insight on using a digital antenna, Roku, computer and Netflix? And whether it's worth it?
  • Norway first country to switch off FM radio.

    04/20/2015 9:54:18 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/20/2015 | Roxborough, Scott
    First it was Net Neutrality; will the demise of FM radio come next ? Norway will be switching off FM radio as of 2017 as part of its transition to digital airwaves, DAB. Norway will save $25 million without the FM spectrum making it possible to add 20 or more "national" stations to its digital offerings. Other Scandinavian countries as well as the UK are planning to abandon FM by 2022. For the consumer it means having to buy a new DAB radio which will no doubt soon be given free by Dear Leader along with your phone, toaster and...
  • Norway to become first nation in world to shut down FM radio

    04/19/2015 11:41:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies
    abc-7.com ^ | Apr 20, 2015 | CNN
    Video may have killed the radio star, but in Norway it's digital that's killing FM radio for good. In two years' time, the Scandinavian nation is slated to become the first in the world to phase out radio entirely.
  • First all-digital radio transmitter

    03/06/2015 10:01:24 AM PST · by Utilizer · 17 replies
    Cambridge Consultants ^ | 3 March 2015 | unknown
    Cambridge Consultants demonstrates a world first in radio design Technology innovation firm Cambridge Consultants has successfully completed initial trials of the world’s first fully digital radio transmitter – a turning point in wireless design and a real enabler for the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) and 5G technology. It’s a radio built purely from computing power, using the same familiar digital technology you’d find in a computer microprocessor in your home or office. Unlike ‘software-defined radio’ (SDR), it’s not a mixture of analogue and digital components – for the first time, the radio is completely digital, which can enable new ways...
  • Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'

    02/18/2015 3:31:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/13/15 | Pallab Ghosh
    Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says he is worried that all the images and documents we have been saving on computers will eventually be lost. Currently a Google vice-president, he believes this could occur as hardware and software become obsolete. He fears that future generations will have little or no record of the 21st Century as we enter what he describes as a "digital Dark Age".
  • It's Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It's Okay to Miss the Old iPod

    12/11/2014 7:31:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 11, 2014 | David Sims
    Recently I had a fairly pedestrian thought, a thought I've been having on and off for 10 years: "I want to put some music onto my portable music listening device." This used to be a relative cinch: I'd put the music on iTunes, plug in my iPod, and drag the songs over. Now, anytime I dare hook my iPhone up to a computer, there's software that needs updating, apps and photos I need to clear away for extra room, and esoteric rules regarding what is allowed to "sync." After finally getting an album onto my phone, another software update a...
  • Rand Paul hires Ted Cruz's digital guru

    11/18/2014 12:15:57 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | November 18, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) -- Vincent Harris, Ted Cruz's top digital operative, is leaving the Texas senator's team to work for Sen. Rand Paul's political operation, as the jostling for staff ramps up ahead of the 2016 GOP presidential primary contest. Harris will join Rand Paul's political action committee and his 2016 team as a chief digital strategist, according to Doug Stafford, executive director of RAND PAC. Stafford said Harris will sit at the "top of the leadership team," as Paul and his inner circle carry out what's expected to be a dizzying political schedule. Paul will likely announce his Senate re-election bid...
  • Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller: Grey matter shrinks...

    09/25/2014 4:09:20 AM PDT · by drpix · 12 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9/24/14 | Fiona Macrae
    If you are sending a text, watching the TV or listening to the radio, you may want to stop and give this your full attention. Multi-tasking shrinks the brain, research suggests. A study found that men and women who frequently used several types of technology at the same time had less grey matter in a key part of the brain....
  • Al Qaeda Targeting U.S. Infrastructure for Digital 9/11

    07/24/2014 1:40:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 24, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    ASPEN, Colo.—Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, a senior Justice Department official said on Thursday. “We’re in a pre-9/11 moment, in some respects, with cyber,” said John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security in the Justice Department.