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  • ICANN chief warns of potential ‘major problems’ as U.S. prepares to relinquish Web oversight

    08/04/2015 7:13:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Aug. 4, 2015 | Andrew Blake
    A year away from a historic transition affecting the digital landscape, the head of the organization that regulates Web addresses warns that much still needs to be done to keep the Internet intact, regardless of whether the U.S. relinquishes its oversight as expected. “New mechanisms, new methods of governance, need to be created, and we are yet to figure them out,” Fadi Chehade, CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, told The Washington Times in a recent interview. “If we don’t figure this out, in my opinion, in the next two to three years, we are going...
  • Wireless phone service down for all carriers across swaths of Southeast

    08/04/2015 2:32:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | 8-4-2015 | Various
    AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile users across the country, but especially in the Southeast reported outages Tuesday afternoon, with reports coming in from California, the midwest U.S. and the Chattanooga region. Though some users reported that their phones displayed several bars of signal strength, they were still unable to complete calls or use mobile data. AT&T's outages appeared to be concentrated in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Georgia, with other scattered outages appearing from coast to coast, with T-Mobile users losing service in Huntsville, Alabama, and Louisville, Kentucky.
  • AT&T outage shuts down phones, internet in Nashville area

    08/04/2015 1:46:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    WSMV - TV ^ | 8-4-2015 | Chuck Morris
    An AT&T outage has left thousands of users without access to the internet and phone services. The outages have been reported in the Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville areas in Tennessee. Outages are also reported in Huntsville, AL, and Lexington and Louisville, KY. In Nashville, the Metro Nashville Police Department and the Nashville Fire Department are without internet service. An AT&T outage has impacted several areas in the eastern United States. An AT&T outage has impacted several areas in the eastern United States. NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - An AT&T outage has left thousands of users without access to the internet and...
  • FBI says hackers shake down big banks, threaten to shut sites if they don’t pay up

    07/30/2015 3:44:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Priya Anand
    Financial companies are facing extortion threats from hackers who threaten to knock their websites offline unless firms pay tens of thousands of dollars, an FBI agent told MarketWatch Thursday. More than 100 companies, including targets from big banks to brokerages in the financial sector, have received distributed denial of service threats since about April, says Richard Jacobs, assistant special agency in charge of the cyber branch at the FBI’s New York office. With these types of attacks, known as DDoS, criminals jam websites by flooding them with useless traffic. The ransom requests typically run in the tens of thousands of...
  • ‘Cuckservative’ — the conservative insult of the month, explained

    07/29/2015 9:28:28 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2015 | David Weigel
    Last last week, a neologism was born. Twitter was the incubator. "Cuckservative," a portmanteau of "conservative" and "cuckold" (i.e. a man whose wife has cheated on him) burned up Twitter as fans of Donald Trump's politicking warred with the movement conservatives who opposed it. RedState.com's Erick Erickson, the Daily Caller's Matt Lewis, and the team at the well-read conservative blog Ace of Spades were among the critics suddenly deluged with accusations of cuckservatism. Below, we explain.
  • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet

    07/28/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 7/28/2015 | James T Areddy
    SHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People’s Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China’s Communist Party. Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the Internet represented a new form of global control, and the U.S. was a “shadow” present during some of those popular uprisings. Beijing had better pay attention. Four years after they sounded that alarm, China is paying a lot of attention. Its government is pushing to rewrite the rules of...
  • GOP Senators Lead Push to Allow States to Impose Internet Sales Tax

    07/26/2015 7:47:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 127 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 24, 2015 | 2:10 PM EDT | Rudy Takala
    Republicans in the Senate are leading efforts to pass legislation that would allow the states to impose a sales tax on online transactions. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) has proposed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), which would allow states to "collect and remit sales and use taxes with respect to remote sales.” The bill includes an exemption for companies whose gross remote sales are less than $1 million per year. The legislation enjoys support particularly among legislators in rural states who believe that online retailers are encroaching on sales made out of traditional storefronts. […] This is not the first time...
  • Yes, ‘ObamaNet’ Is Here: Meet ConnectHome, the ‘Free’ Internet That Costs Taxpayers Much

    07/26/2015 8:03:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/24/2015 | Alex Pournelle
    On July 15 in Durant, Oklahoma, President Obama announced ConnectHome, describing it as: … a new initiative with communities, the private sector, and federal government to expand high speed broadband to more families across the country. ConnectHome is aimed at low-income areas with little broadband uptake, expanding several earlier federal programs. The headlines are about connecting the poor to the modern convenience of the internet, but they don’t mention who’s paying for it. As with most federal programs, you are. Is ConnectHome worth the costs, and what are they? So far, the ConnectHome website is thin on details. (It’s even...
  • Smoking Gun: MPAA Emails Reveal Plan To Run Anti-Google Smear Campaign Via Today Show And WSJ

    07/25/2015 11:11:35 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 22 replies
    techdirt ^ | 7-24-15 | Mike Masnick
    If you talk to the reporters who work for various big media companies, they insist that they have true editorial independence from the business side of their companies. They insist that the news coverage isn't designed to reflect the business interests of their owners. Of course, most people have always suspected this was bullshit -- and you could see evidence of this in things like the fact that the big TV networks refused to cover the SOPA protests. But -- until now -- there's never necessarily been a smoking gun with evidence of how such business interests influences the editorial...
  • Young scientist discovers magnetic material unnecessary to create spin current

    07/24/2015 10:52:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | July 24, 2015 | by Carla Reiter & Provided by: Argonne National Laboratory
    Typically when referring to electrical current, an image of electrons moving through a metallic wire is conjured. Using the spin Seebeck effect (SSE), it is possible to create a current of pure spin (a quantum property of electrons related to its magnetic moment) in magnetic insulators. However, this work demonstrates that the SSE is not limited to magnetic insulators but also occurs in a class of materials known as paramagnets. Since magnetic moments within paramagnets do not interact with each other like in conventional ferromagnets, and thus do not hold their magnetization when an external magnetic field is removed, this...
  • Info about Chattanooga jihad murderer is disappearing from the Internet

    07/23/2015 6:51:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/23/15 | Robert Spencer
    “Abdulazeez did what jihadists are asked to do prior to execution of their attacks: delete important information that could provide insight into their networks.” And now his network is no doubt enjoying the spectacle as law enforcement officials and the mainstream media continue their quest to discover his motive. “Information about the Chattanooga Shooter is Disappearing from the Internet,” by Rita Katz, SITE Intel Group, July 23, 2015: A week after Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Abdulazeez’s attack, very little is known about his motives, path to radicalization, and network of affiliations. Immediately after the attack, Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Entire US national security system possibly compromised by year-long cyber-assault

    07/23/2015 9:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/23/2015 | By George Russell
    The prolonged hacking into the White House Office of Personnel Management, which put the personal information of at least some 21.5 million past and current federal employees in jeopardy, is only the beginning of the security threat to the Obama Administration and its successors, a number of top-level experts in cybersecurity have told Fox News. The attack has been frequently sourced as coming from China. The experts warned that the entire U.S. national security clearance system could be compromised, that future senior government leaders and advisors could be targeted even before taking office, and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of government officials...
  • These Marines Lost Legs in Afghanistan and Now Hunt Child Predators

    07/22/2015 8:14:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Military.com ^ | Richard Sisk | Jul 16, 2015
    The fist bump was their thing in Afghanistan, where both Marines lost legs in the same attack, and the fist bump is still their thing in the hunt for child predators under a special law enforcement program to train and hire medically retired veterans. Cpl. Justin Gaertner and Sgt. Gabriel Martinez in their dress blues bumped fists at an event earlier this year in Florida, just as they bumped fists while recovering from their wounds. Gaertner, 26, of Tampa, Fla., has been partnered for the last two years with retired Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Nathan Cruz, 42, executing the...
  • Twitter Says ‘Lamborghini’ Is Trending, But Won’t Tell You The Real Reason Why

    07/22/2015 12:17:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/21/15 | Philip Wegmann
    What’s the only thing faster than a Lamborghini? Twitter. Putting pedal to the medal, the site has been gaslighting the outrage of millions over the barbarity of Planned Parenthood. This morning, the Internet erupted at a new Center for Medical Progress video revealing Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Mary Gatter haggling over aborted baby limbs. In the clip, the top abortion officer says she’s eager to make the sale at a good price, because “I want a Lamborghini.”
  • Mark Cuban: Donald Trump's billions might not be real

    07/21/2015 10:55:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Fox Spotrts Digital's Yardbarker ^ | July 21, 2015 | Larry Brown
    Mark Cuban has had beef with Donald Trump for a while, and he decided to reignite his issues with the businessman once again. In some thoughts shared on the Cyberdust app for which he is a chief investor, Cuban questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s 2016 presidential bid. Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks and whose net worth is estimated to be north of $3.5 billion, postured that Trump might not have the funds to make a legitimate push for presidency. His theory is based on the difference between theoretical net worth and actual cash assets. Here is what he posted:...
  • Stop Moving Links - Info Is Free

    07/21/2015 2:34:04 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 20 replies
    Freep | 7/21/2015 | CharlesOconnell
    I was principal web designer at a medium-large municipality for 4 years, about 40% of my job consisted in tracking down bad links, now with WordPress we relegate that data-toilet-cleaning to back-end databases which seamlessly and effortlessly handle that task UNLESS SOME UNTHINKING BUSIBODY IS SAVING THE WORLD BY MOVING LINKS. Guess what: They're Free. If you want to re-organize, start your new stuff in a different folder. PLEASE, PLEASE, LEAVE OLD STUFF WHERE IT IS.
  • Ransomeware attack, need advice

    07/19/2015 6:34:05 AM PDT · by fwdude · 84 replies
    self | 07/16/15 | fwdude
    I have recently had the unpleasant experience of having one of the new variants of the cryptolocker malware infect our computer servers at work. In case someone doesn't know, its a computer worm that encrypts all the standard-format files on a system so that the use can't open the file without a "key," supplied by the hacker for a ransom. My question, which I have researched extensively over over the internet, is whether it is advisable consider paying the ransom, if there is enough "honor among thieves" to trust that the files will be unlock if I pay, and if...
  • Obama again praises S. Korea for ‘paying teachers the way they pay doctors’

    07/19/2015 1:16:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | July 17, 2015 | Brian Han
    During U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on Wednesday regarding a new government initiative to bring high speed internet access to low-income groups, the topic of South Korea’s education system came up. “In South Korea they pay their teachers the way they pay their doctors,” he said in front of an audience at Durant High School in Durant, Okla. “They consider education to be at the highest wrung of the professions.” The reason it came up at all had to do with South Korea’s widespread high speed internet access especially in the city’s capital of Seoul. Obama voiced a similar statement...
  • AT&T Outage

    07/15/2015 8:47:05 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 29 replies
    Chicago area..and west coast areas
  • Google accidentally reveals data on 'right to be forgotten,' private information requests

    07/15/2015 1:33:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    CNN ibnlive.com ^ | July 15, 2015
    ....Google has accidentally revealed crucial data on information requests it receives from people, which includes those of a private and personal nature. The Guardian discovered the data hidden in the source code on Google’s own transparency report that reveals the scale and nature of the data requests it receives. The revealed data shows that 95 per cent of Google’s privacy requests are from the general public who want to protect personal and private information.....
  • Adobe Flash, the much-loathed, bug-plagued relic of a browser plugin..[tr]

    07/14/2015 11:51:13 AM PDT · by don-o · 75 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 14, 2015
    Mozilla blocked Flash by default in its Firefox browser late Monday night, a day after Facebook's (FB, Tech30) security chief called for Adobe to kill Flash once and for all. The Flash-bashing picked up last week after revelations that the spyware giant known as the Hacking Team had been using Flash to remotely take over people's computers and infect them with malware. (That discovery took place after the Hacking Team was itself hacked. Documents revealed in the breach showed that the Hacking Team exploited two critical vulnerabilities in Flash's code.) "It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date...
  • The Shut-In Economy ("Pampered, isolated royalty or 21st century servant")

    07/13/2015 4:45:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Medium ^ | March 25, 2015 | Lauren Smiley
    In the new world of on-demand everything, you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or you’re a 21st century servant.Angel the concierge stands behind a lobby desk at a luxe apartment building in downtown San Francisco, and describes the residents of this imperial, 37-story tower. “Ubers, Squares, a few Twitters,” she says. “A lot of work-from-homers.” And by late afternoon on a Tuesday, they’re striding into the lobby at a just-get-me-home-goddammit clip, some with laptop bags slung over their shoulders, others carrying swank leather satchels. At the same time a second, temporary population streams into the building: the app-based meal delivery people hoisting...
  • The US agency plundered by Chinese hackers made one of the dumbest security moves possible

    07/12/2015 12:37:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/18/15 | Natasha Bertrand
    Contractors in Argentina and China were given "direct access to every row of data in every database" when they were hired by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to manage the personnel records of more than 14 million federal employees, a federal consultant told ArsTechnica. The massive breach of OPM's database — made public by the Obama administration this month — prompted speculation over why the agency hadn't encrypted its systems, which contain the sensitive security clearance and background information for intelligence and military personnel. Encryption, however, according to Ars, would not have helped in this case because administrators responsible...
  • Here are the 12 most influential programmers working today

    07/11/2015 9:17:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2015 | MATT WEINBERGER
    The apps and games you use every day don't exist in a vacuum — someone, somewhere, wrote the code. That also goes for the underlying platforms and hardware that those apps run on. And the web. And the entire Internet itself. Even the programming languages that people use to build this stuff first had to be written by somebody else. So who's at the top of the programming pyramid? 1) Linus Torvalds created Linux, a free operating system, in his dorm room at the University of Helsinki. Today, Linux is the operating system of choice for data centers, supercomputers, and...
  • Ellen Pao Out As Reddit CEO

    07/10/2015 3:28:15 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/10/15 | Krishnadev Calamur, Steve Mullis
    Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao has resigned from the company in the wake of an insurrection last week in which moderators shut down many of the site's most popular sections following the still-unexplained dismissal of a popular figure in the site's r/IAmA section. Reddit made the announcement on its website and said Steve Huffman, the founder and original reddit CEO, is returning to the helm. "We are thankful for Ellen's many contributions to reddit and the technology industry generally," the statement said. "She brought focus to chaos, recruited a world-class team of executives, and drove growth. She brought a face...
  • OPM Announces More Than 21 Million Affected by Second Data Breach [New Obamafail]

    07/09/2015 12:36:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/9/15 | KAVEH WADDELL AND DUSTIN VOLZ
    More than 21 million Social Security numbers were compromised in a breach that affected a database of sensitive information on federal employees held by the Office of Personnel Management, the agency announced Thursday.
  • Cyber-Security Expert: North Korea Takes Credit for NYSE Attack – No Coincidences – This Is Major

    07/08/2015 6:24:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/8/15 | Jim Hoft
    Cyber-Security expert Greg Keeley said the North Koreans are taking credit for the “glitch” that took down the New York Stock Exchange today. Keeley said there is no way these several glitches are not connected. And that may very well be possible. “For the administration to come out so hard and so fast and say this was not an attack I think is disingenuous… This is a major attack and for us to bury our head in the sand is very troubling.”
  • Is St. Louis under a cyber attack? Threat map points to China

    07/08/2015 2:01:03 PM PDT · by mojito · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/8/2015 | Joe Millizter
    Is St. Louis at the center of a cyber attack from China? A company that monitors threats on the internet shows a large amount of traffic headed into the area from China. According to Norsecorp’s Twitter profile they offer, “Live threat intelligence & unmatched visibility into the darkest corners of the Internet.” A map on the company’s website shows a lot of activity coming from locations in china to IP addresses located mostly in St. Louis, Kirksville and Seattle. The majority of targets listed in the map are located in the US with origins in China.
  • How to Stop Some Feminist Whining

    07/07/2015 9:05:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Liz Harrison
    HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver resurrected piles of news footage on the fact that women are harassed on the Internet. (https://youtu.be/wuLwLhiNb00) Usually this just gets a bored yawn out of me, because it's typically centered on the feminists that are out there trying to draw attention to themselves by playing victim. This time I stopped and really thought about it. Oliver served up the issues with his usual snark and snide humor, but this time I was struck by the fact that there really has been a real answer to the problem of people harassing women (or anyone...
  • New Zealand makes cyberbullying a crime

    07/06/2015 8:03:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Engadget ^ | 07/04/15 | Daniel Cooper
    New Zealand has passed a law that criminalizes one of the least desirable facets of the internet: cyberbullying. The legislation effectively prohibits sending messages to people that are racist, sexist, critical of their religion, sexuality or disability. The rest for determining harm will be if these communications were designed to cause "serious emotional distress," and if a person is found guilty, could face up to two years in jail. In addition, the bill creates a separate crime of incitement to suicide, which will see a person jailed for up to three years if they are found to be encouraging such...
  • These places have the slowest Internet in the country

    h2>Do you think your Internet is slow? That's nothing compared to what these folks are going through. If you live in Chicago, and try to connect via AT&T (T, Tech30) from 4 p.m to 11 p.m., speeds for certain websites and Internet services are basically like dial-up in the 1990s. There are a handful of other examples from researchers at M-Lab, which provides tools to assess Internet performance. In some cases, Internet speeds can be as slow as 0.5 Megabits per second. Take Seattle, where CenturyLink (CTL) customers trying to access particular sites from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. will...
  • FBI Admits 11 Attacks Against Internet, Power Grid Lines In California This Year

    07/04/2015 5:43:57 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 51 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | July 3, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    On Tuesday, someone broke into an underground vault in Sacramento, and cut several high-capacity internet cables. Nobody knows who this person is or why they did it, but since that time the FBI has revealed that it was not an isolated incident. They’ve been investigating 10 other recent attacks on the internet infrastructure of California, and they seem to be deeply troubled by the vulnerability of these cables. ........................ The article goes on to compare these incidents to similar attacks that happened in Arizona last year, as well as California in 2009. However, they may be missing the bigger picture....
  • Reddit Revolt Flares Again as ‘AMA’ Moderator Sacked the Day After a Disastrous Jesse Jackson Q&A

    07/03/2015 10:41:16 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 14 replies
    Breibart | 2 Jul 2015 | Allum Bokhari
    The hugely popular link-sharing site is in a state of virtual lockdown after the volunteers who run some of the site’s biggest communities (known as “subreddits”) went on the digital equivalent of a general strike. This followed the sacking of Victoria Taylor, a popular site admin, after a Reddit Q&A with the Rev. Jesse Jackson went badly for the activist preacher. High-traffic subreddits dedicated to movies, gaming, videos, history, science and art have been voluntarily locked by their moderators as an act of protest against the decision, which they saw as a symptom of an increasingly overbearing management that takes...
  • Russia Adopts Law Giving Internet Users the 'Right to Be Forgotten'(Bait & Hook)

    07/03/2015 9:20:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Russia's parliament gave its final approval on Friday to a law that would require Internet search engines to remove users' personal information from their results. The bill, passed by the State Duma lower house in its third reading, seeks to emulate European Union rules on the "right to be forgotten," under which search engines must take down certain results that appear under a search of a person's name. Under the new Russian legislation, Internet users will have the right to request the removal of information that is incorrect or "no longer relevant because of subsequent events or actions," TASS news...
  • Verizon Allegedly Built A Fiber Optic Cable To Give The Feds Access To Communications

    06/11/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 10, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    For years Americans' right to privacy, as granted by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, has come under threat as the country's surveillance systems have grown. After intelligence leaks by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, however, the NSA's domestic dragnet is finally getting the attention that many people feel it deserves.
  • FBI Looks Into Fiber-Optic Vandalism in Northern California

    07/01/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 17 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JULY 1, 2015 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The latest snips occurred Tuesday, when someone sliced at least three fiber-optic cables in an underground vault in Alameda County east of San Francisco. The cuts disrupted Internet and phone service around Sacramento for 20 hours before service was restored.
  • Vandals sever another Internet backbone cable in California

    07/01/2015 3:46:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    pcworld.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | janes Niccolai
    Someone hacked through yet another fiber optic cable in the San Francisco Bay area early Tuesday morning, continuing a rash of incidents that have disrupted Internet traffic and vexed law enforcement officials. The latest attack occurred at around 4.30 am Pacific Time near the town of Livermore, about 50 miles east of San Francisco. Someone climbed down a manhole cover there and cut through several fiber optic cables, according to several reports. The FBI is investigating. The cables are operated by backbone providers such as Level 3 Communications, which sell capacity to other cable and Internet providers. The cables carry...
  • Deprecating Secure Sockets Layer Version 3.0 (RFC 7568)

    06/30/2015 8:21:27 PM PDT · by zeugma · 32 replies
    Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) ^ | 06/2015 | R. Barnes et.al.
    A post for the computer techies on the site Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) R. Barnes Request for Comments: 7568 M. Thomson Updates: 5246 Mozilla Category: Standards Track A. Pironti ISSN: 2070-1721 INRIA A. Langley Google June 2015 Deprecating Secure Sockets Layer Version 3.0 Abstract The Secure Sockets Layer version 3.0 (SSLv3), as specified in RFC 6101, is not sufficiently secure. This document requires that SSLv3 not be used. The replacement versions, in particular, Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 (RFC 5246), are considerably more secure and capable protocols. This document updates the backward compatibility section of RFC 5246 and its...
  • Lifeline is Pathway to First Class, Digital Citizenship

    06/24/2015 10:59:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Informer ^ | June 24, 2015 | Nicol E. Turner-Lee
    Millions of low-income Americans will soon be able to access the Internet as part of the Lifeline program. That’s because the Federal Communications Commission, the agency responsible for its oversight, wants to add broadband to its suite of services. Established in 1985, Lifeline provides a discount on traditional phone services for eligible consumers, giving them the ability to connect to jobs, family members and emergency services. The program was updated to include wireless phone services in 2005, and the move to now include broadband for people to access the Internet reflects our changing communications ecosystem. Yet this month’s efforts by...
  • Gmail's 'Undo Send' option is now out of beta

    06/24/2015 7:24:30 AM PDT · by Sopater · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Kristofer Wouk
    t's something that has happened to all of us: you finish an email, hit send, and suddenly realize that you've made a typo or spelled the recipient's name wrong. Or you were much too angry when you wrote it. For Gmail users there has been a quiet and until-now-unadvertised fix for this, known as the "Undo Send" feature. The feature does exactly what its name implies: it lets you un-send an email for a short while after sending. Of course, it isn't reaching out and snatching the email back -- it just holds the email for a brief period sufficient...
  • Suspect in Attacks on Asian Women in Manhattan Found Dead of Apparent Suicide: Sources (Black Blogge

    06/23/2015 6:42:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    He seemed so stable, it’s a wonder how he wasn’t working for Media Matters. Curiously, like South Carolina killer Dylann Roof, he aspired to start a civil war. The suspect wanted in a string of recent attacks on Asian women in Manhattan has been found dead of an apparent suicide inside a basement on the Upper East Side, law enforcement sources said. The suspect, 25-year-old Tyrell Shaw, apparently hanged himself and was found in an elevator shaft on the 700 block of Madison Avenue, according to the sources. The body was positively identified as Shaw’s. What a shame. The writer...
  • POPULAR SECURITY SOFTWARE CAME UNDER RELENTLESS NSA AND GCHQ ATTACKS

    06/22/2015 7:33:22 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 100 replies
    GLENN GREENWALD's (Snowden's pal) Firstlook.org The Intercept ^ | June 22 ,2015 | ANDREW FISHMAN AND MORGAN MARQUIS-BOIRE
    The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other security software in order to track users and infiltrate networks, according to documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The spy agencies have reverse engineered software products, sometimes under questionable legal authority, and monitored web and email traffic in order to discreetly thwart anti-virus software and obtain intelligence from companies about security software and users of such software. One security software maker repeatedly singled out in the documents is Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, which has a holding registered in the U.K., claims more than...
  • Plugging a 1986 Mac Plus into the modern Web

    06/20/2015 11:12:19 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    Kernel Mag — The Early Internet ^ | March 22nd, 2015 | By Jeff Keacher
    Reviving an old computer is like restoring a classic car: There’s a thrill from bringing the ancient into the modern world. So it was with my first “real” computer, my Mac Plus, when I decided to bring it forward three decades and introduce it to the modern Web. It’s a lowly machine, my Mac. The specs pale in comparison to even my Kindle: 8 MHz CPU, 4 MB RAM, 50 MB hard drive, and 512 x 384 pixel black-and-white screen. My current desktop PC is on the order of 200,000 times faster—not even including the GPU. Still, that Mac Plus...
  • FCC votes to subsidize broadband connections for low-income households

    06/18/2015 9:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    BetaNews ^ | June 18, 2015 | Mark Wilson
    Today the FCC voted in favor of updating its Lifeline program to include broadband. This would mean that households surviving on low incomes would be able to receive help paying for a broadband connection. It might not be as important as electricity or water, but having a broadband connection is seen as being all but essential these days. From helping with education and job hunting, to allowing for home working, the ability to get online is seen as so vital by some that there have been calls for it to be classed as a utility. The Lifeline program has been...
  • Cruz Twitter Rally smashes through to 1.1 billion impressions

    06/16/2015 3:24:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz and his supporters are taking over the world of social media, the latest example being a "Twitter Rally" for the GOP presidential candidate that sent tweets to 1.1 billion followers. It occurred midnight Monday when the independent grassroots support group "Cruz Control" blasted out nearly 75,000 tweets on the candidate's behalf under the #CruzCrew hashtag. The rally started with a blast of 5,557 tweets and touched on the Texan's "extensive knowledge of the Constitution, his support for the 2nd Amendment, religious liberty, and his steadfast opposition to Obamacare and Common Core," said a spokesman, who added, "Other...
  • Western Firms Caught Off Guard as Chinese Shoppers Flock to Web

    06/16/2015 12:30:35 AM PDT · by Cronos · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 14, 2015 5:30 a.m. | Laurie Burkitt, Peter Evans
    After enjoying nearly three decades of steady growth in its China business, Unilever PLC last year watched sales fall off a cliff. The maker of Dove soap, Lux shampoo and Comfort fabric softener warned in October of a 20% drop in its third-quarter China sales. The next quarter, the company announced another 20% fall. Unilever blamed a slowing Chinese economy and a pullback by shoppers. But a close look at retailing trends in China suggests Unilever was also feeling the pain of the migration of hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers to online shopping. Unilever wasn’t the only Western company...
  • Duqu 2.0 malware buried into Windows PCs using stolen Foxconn certs (Signed by Chinese factory)

    06/15/2015 8:24:50 PM PDT · by dayglored · 38 replies
    The Register ^ | June 15, 2015 | John Leyden
    The super-sophisticated malware that infiltrated Kaspersky Labs is more crafty than first imagined. We're told that the Duqu 2.0 software nasty was signed using legit digital certificates issued to Foxconn – a world-leading Chinese electronics manufacturer, whose customers include Microsoft, Dell, Google, BlackBerry, Amazon, Apple, and Sony. The code-signing was uncovered by researchers at Kaspersky Lab, who are studying their Duqu 2.0 infection. Windows trusts Foxconn-signed code because the Chinese goliath's certificate was issued by VeriSign, which is a trusted certificate root. Thus, the operating system will happily load and run the Foxconn-signed Duqu 2.0's 64-bit kernel-level driver without setting...
  • Glenn Reynolds: What if Pearl Harbor happened and nobody noticed? (China's big cyber-war win)

    06/15/2015 12:36:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    USA Today | June 14, 2015 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/06/14/federal-records-hack-china-pearl-harbor-column/71210018/
  • Google testing the waters in Cuba

    06/14/2015 8:02:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/13/15 | Nancy Scola
    A Google executive is headed to Cuba this weekend to explore bringing better Internet access to the island, and the search giant has made a related proposal to the Cuban government, according to a State Department official. It’s the latest sign that U.S. tech companies are testing the seriousness of Cuba’s interest in opening up to outside investment after President Barack Obama’s announcement of a historic thaw in relations and the Raúl Castro-led government’s recent pledge to bring Internet access to all Cubans by 2020. n Cuba today, only about five percent of the population has Internet access, and cellphone...
  • The Fraud-Riddled 'Obamaphone' Program Is Coming to the Internet

    06/12/2015 2:47:59 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/11/2015 | John Merline
    Next week, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve a plan to add Internet access subsidies to its current $1.7 billion wireless phone subsidy program, called Lifeline. This comes in the wake of two federal audits that show a negligent lack of accountability in the existing program, as well as news reports of widespread fraud and abuse.