Latest Articles: Computers-Hacking
5 Reasons You Should Switch From Windows To Linux Right Now
Post Date: 2018-07-23 13:36:14 by Willie Green
When I published the highlights of my journey switching from Windows to Linux on my everyday laptop, I was floored at the engagement it received across all corners of the web. I also voiced an admittedly wrong assumption within the article itself that it wouldn't attract many eyeballs, and yet it became one of my most viewed pieces this year. From where I'm sitting, that tells me a ton of people are interested -- are at least actively curious -- about ditching Windows and making the jump to Linux. With that in mind, I wanted to present five reasons that may lead you to consider switching. Know that these are subjective, and they're targeted at the average Windows user and not ...
Pressure To Break Up Facebook Builds
Post Date: 2018-07-10 10:01:27 by Tooconservative
Americas largest communications union, the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America (CWA), has joined an activist coalition called Freedom from Facebook that seeks to break up the monopolistic social media giant. So far the groups supporting the Freedom From Facebook coalition are predominantly left-wing. Among them are MoveOn.org and Public Citizen. Facebook has about 2 billion users worldwide. But the ideological makeup of the FFF coalition could change in a heartbeat if Facebook continues down its intolerant, authoritarian path. Thats because conservatives have long been abused by Facebook and this ill treatment has only intensified since the election of President ...
April 2018 Update hits 78 percent of Windows 10 PCs
Post Date: 2018-06-30 13:33:57 by Willie Green
The Windows 10 April 2018 Update continued its meteoric rise in June.According to the AdDuplex's latest monthly report, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update has reached 78.1 percent coverage of all Windows 10 PCs the firm has sampled. The surge continues a pattern that Microsoft has been on for a while, resulting in the April 2018 Update becoming the fastest feature update to roll out thus far. For comparison, the April 2018 Update was at 50 percent coverage in AdDuplex's May report. The Fall Creators Update took twice as long to hit that mark after its release. As for other feature updates, the Fall Creators Update now stands at 15.7 percent coverage, while the Creators Update is at ...
Bypassing Facebook on the dark web
Post Date: 2018-06-21 10:31:39 by Willie Green
If Liran Sorani has his way, the dark web a hidden internet badlands populated by hackers, drug runners, gun traffickers, pornographers and human part merchants will one day also be a haven for ordinary folk seeking privacy away from Facebook.Why it matters: Facebook is under intense pressure in the U.S. and Europe for its role in the Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and its general failure to safeguard user data. The dark web is a possible alternative.Facebook's flaws have energized privacy advocates, libertarians and others to seek out another, decentralized and encrypted cyberspace where no one is selling their data or deciding what they can and cannot ...
IBM: All current encryption methods will be broken "instantly" in 5 years' time
Post Date: 2018-05-26 12:48:10 by A K A Stone
Head of IBM Research, Arvind Krishna, attended a panel discussion in San Francisco last week and shared his thoughts about quantum computing and current ancryption methods. Quantum computing, a concept developed since 1980s, has taken massive leaps forward during the past couple of years, as technologies have advanced. Quantum computing isn't a "holy grail" for all kinds of computer solutions, but it is a technology that is extremely powerful in handling massive, large numbers. The problem? All modern encryption techniques are based on large numbers, namely, large prime numbers. According to Mr. Krishna, in just five years' time, the quantum computers will be able to ...
Are Google and YouTube Blocking Searches for Red Pill Videos?
Post Date: 2018-05-16 02:54:14 by Tooconservative
A year or so ago, there were a spate of articles about the red pill videos on YouTube millennials turning off to the bullying by feminists and race hustlers, thinking for themselves, becoming conservative, and posting a video of their personal journey from blue to red online. I googled red pill and had a cheerful time following links. I learned about Candace Owens at that time, and a lot of other black and white millennials who had posted articulate, heartfelt, intimate, sometimes funny YouTubes explaining why theyd become conservative. For months afterward, when I was sick of all the bad news about millennials becoming little fascists, I would turn to the ...
Here’s How To Make Your Old Slow Computer Like New Again
Post Date: 2018-05-02 11:51:59 by Willie Green
Clever new device is saving people hundreds (even thousands) and the big computer companies arent happy about it!Is your computer painfully slow? Have you considered buying a new faster computer but the price of even a basic one makes you cringe? Do you wish there was a cheaper, more affordable way to get a new computer? (Hint: there is keep reading.)Its incredibly frustrating when computers slow down or stop working for seemingly no reason at all. And even after all the diagnostics, upgrades, and money spent, the amount of time waiting for that spinning wheel or hourglass to disappear never seems to get any shorter. Your once new, lightning-fast, computer ...
Google Fuchsia is not Linux: So, what is it and who will use it?
Post Date: 2018-04-12 18:10:32 by Willie Green
Fuchsia, Google tells us in some recently revealed documentation, is not Linux. So, what is it then? And what's it good for? Google Fuchsia: What is it and which devices run it? Google has been working on this open-source operating system since the summer of 2016. At first, we thought Fuchsia was for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. We now know it can also power Chromebooks and smartphones. Is it a replacement for Android and Chrome OS? Good question. It's not clear what Google plans for it. We do know it runs on Google's high-end, Chrome-OS powered Pixelbook. You can also install it on Acer Switch 12 and Intel NUC and, eventually, on a Raspberry Pi 3. Unfortunately, on my ...
It's not just Facebook. Thousands of companies are spying on you
Post Date: 2018-04-01 13:02:22 by Tooconservative
Bruce Schneier is the author of "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN) In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, news articles and commentators have focused on what Facebook knows about us. A lot, it turns out. It collects data from our posts, our likes, our photos, things we type and delete without posting, and things we do while not on Facebook and even when we're offline. It buys data about us from others. And it can infer even more: our sexual orientation, political beliefs, relationship status, drug use, and other personality traits -- even if we didn't take ...
Mozilla launches Facebook Container add-on to isolate your web browsing activity from Facebook
Post Date: 2018-03-28 10:03:26 by Tooconservative
Mozilla was the first major brand to announce it was pausing its advertising on Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal. Today, the organization announced a new tool it said will help keep Facebook from tracking your browsing across the web. The Facebook Container add-on for Firefox promises to make it much harder for Facebook to track you when youre not on its site. Mozilla has been working on the technology for several years already, accelerating its development in response to what it called a growing demand for tools that help manage privacy and security, according to a statement issued by Mozilla today. Most ...
Facebook accused of massive fraud in new lawsuit filed by Cook County
Post Date: 2018-03-28 09:15:34 by Tooconservative
Cook County, Illinois, has joined the parade of lawsuits filed against Facebook in the wake of the ongoing Cambridge Analytica scandalthe county is believed to be the first public entity to sue the social media giant and its former London-based business partner. The case, which was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Friday, March 23, lays out similar allegations to the six other cases currently pending in federal court. Cook County argues that Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and the SCL Group, its corporate parent, violated users' privacy en masse when they violated Illinois laws against fraud. Just over a week ago, The New York Times and The Observer, a British ...
There's No Such Thing As Free Data
Post Date: 2018-03-28 09:11:26 by Tooconservative
Believe me saidwell, not really said, but postedMark Zuckerberg. Raising Chico Marxs old question, Who are you going to trust, me or your lying eyes? Trust me again even though your eyes have seen how I abused it in the past is the essence of his plea. Zuckerberg feels our pain. And no doubt his own. Not because a few billion have been wiped off the value of his portfolio. He was going to give it away anyhow. In his telling the current furor is all about trust, and reputation, and we have no reason to doubt that his concern and regret are genuine, his solution the best that can be managed within the confines of the existing relationship between ...
What lies beneath: The things Facebook knows go beyond user data
Post Date: 2018-03-28 09:08:06 by Tooconservative
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations regarding the exposure of profile data for millions of users, Facebook is now facing an investigation into its data-collection practices by the Federal Trade Commission. In a statement issued on March 26, FTC Consumer Protection Bureau Acting Director Tom Pahl said that the FTC "takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook. Today, the FTC is confirming that it has an open non-public investigation into these practices." The FTC investigation will likely focus on what data Facebook shares with third parties. But third parties aren't the only entity hoping to ...
Linux Mint ditches AMD for Intel with new Mintbox Mini 2
Post Date: 2018-03-26 18:29:00 by Willie Green
While replacing Windows 10 with a Linux-based operating system is a fairly easy exercise, it shouldnt be necessary. Look, if you want a computer running Linux, you should be able to buy that. Thankfully you can, as companies like System76 and Dell sell laptops and desktops with Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based operating systems. Another option? Buy a Mintbox! This is a diminutive desktop running Linux Mint an Ubuntu-based OS. Today, the newest such variant The Mintbox Mini 2 makes an appearance. While the new model has several new aspects, the most significant is that the Linux Mint Team has switched from AMD to Intel (the original Mini used an A4-Micro 6400T).For ...
Microsoft tries out new must-use-Edge ploy in Windows 10 preview
Post Date: 2018-03-20 09:48:22 by Willie Green
In the latest preview of the operating system's fall feature upgrade, Microsoft has mandated that its built-in Edge browser handle the opening of links within the Windows Mail app.Microsoft will try a new way to push Windows 10 users into running Edge, forcing links opened from the Windows Mail app and its messages to display in the browser.Normally, links embedded in messages retrieved by the Windows Mail app open in the default browser, which may be an Edge rival if the user has set one.In the latest preview of Windows 10's fall feature upgrade, currently known as 1809 in Microsoft's yymm label format, Microsoft has mandated that Edge assume responsibilities for opening links ...
How To Make a WordPress Website - 2018 - In 24 Easy Steps
Post Date: 2018-03-16 11:25:04 by A K A Stone
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Innovative Engineer Sentenced to Prison for Recycling Old Computers Instead of Trashing Them
Post Date: 2018-02-19 08:38:59 by Deckard
Eric Lundgren, an innovative computer engineer, may have to spend 15 months in prison for saving the environment and recycling computers. Even though Lundgren has a successful computer recycling business, the thought of throwing away or destroying so many PCs was unsettling. So he hatched a plan to copy and sell to refurbishers PCs with Microsoft restore discs. However, when the company learned what he was doing, they tried to put him in prison. Piracy is a crime and affects the bottom line profits of video game manufacturers, Hollywood films, and software companies like Microsoft. But a Microsoft restore disc is included when someone buys a computer and is available as a free download ...
Trump administration considering government takeover of 5G network
Post Date: 2018-01-29 13:15:34 by Willie Green
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and some in the wireless industry have come out against a proposal for the government to build the next generation wireless network.The Trump Administration is reportedly considering such a nationwide initiative, in part to prevent infiltration by China. The Trump national security team is in the early stages of deciding whether or not to build and operate a super-fast nationwide 5G wireless network, said a senior administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasnt authorized to discuss internal deliberations on a national security issue.A presentation recently made by a senior National ...
Ex-NSA hacker created a tool to identify white supremacists online
Post Date: 2018-01-05 10:17:58 by Willie Green
In 2016, researchers found more than 900 hate groups operating in the US, with over 100 of them having a presence on Twitter.Twitter has declared a ban on them and last month the purge began. But Twitter also got heat for doing it wrong when it banned a satire site.Ex-NSA analyst Emily Crose has been single-handedly trying to make this problem easier to solve by developing an AI system that identifies "dog whistle" images. Twitter and Facebook say hate speech is a violation of their policies but they also say it can be hard to identify who is engaged in bona fide hate speech and who isn't. Twitter demonstrated the problem earlier this week when it came under ...
Cybersecurity experts warn, sex robots could be hacked to murder people
Post Date: 2018-01-02 06:01:30 by Deckard
Sex pleasure may turn into murder.The debate on the promise and terror in artificial intelligence will likely heat up in 2018, as the technology and application of AI sees more traction and adoption.Tweet One area where promise (sexual promise) for AI has caught the attention of many is in the sex industry
specifically sex robots. As with everything tech, the benefits that sex robots have the potential to provide, are now being weighed against many negatives
and those negatives can be life threatening. Like smartphones, and smart cars
robots will need an operating system that will need to be connected to the Internet, meaning hackers can certainly take control of such ...
The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2017: You Sweet, Misguided Fools
Post Date: 2017-12-22 08:38:11 by Deckard
Photo: GettyEvery year, SplashData compiles a list of the most popular passwords based on millions of stolen logins made public in the last year. And each time, we own ourselves. Hard. 2017 is no exception.You probably already know the top two choices: Based on more than five million leaked passwords, they are 123456 and password. There are also some new additions this year, including starwars, monkey, iloveyou, whatever, and freedom, to name a few. Most aptly, perhaps, is the new addition letmein, and most ironically includes trustno1. A password is marked as new by SplashData if it ...
Facebook’s New Suicide Detection A.I., Could Put Innocent People Behind Bars
Post Date: 2017-12-01 10:16:17 by Deckard
By MassPrivateI Imagine police knocking on your door because you posted a troubling comment on a social media website. Imagine a judge forcing you to be jailed, sorry I meant hospitalized, because a computer program found your comment(s) troubling. You can stop imagining, this is really happening. A recent TechCrunch article warns that Facebooks Proactive Detection artificial intelligence (A.I.) will use pattern recognition to contact first responders. The A.I. will contact first responders, if they deem a persons comment[s] to have troubling suicidal thoughts. Facebook also will use AI to prioritize particularly risky or urgent user ...
No, you’re not being paranoid. Sites really ARE watching your every move
Post Date: 2017-11-21 10:30:22 by Willie Green
Sites log your keystrokes and mouse movements in real time, before you click submit. If you have the uncomfortable sense someone is looking over your shoulder as you surf the Web, you're not being paranoid. A new study finds hundreds of sitesincluding microsoft.com, adobe.com, and godaddy.comemploy scripts that record visitors' keystrokes, mouse movements, and scrolling behavior in real time, even before the input is submitted or is later deleted. Session replay scripts are provided by third-party analytics services that are designed to help site operators better understand how visitors interact with their Web properties and identify specific pages that are confusing or ...
Firefox Quantum is here...
Post Date: 2017-11-14 10:03:04 by Willie Green
Mozilla has released Firefox Quantum the biggest update the browser has received since its first release in 2004 and if you've strayed away to Edge or Chrome, the non-profit is hoping to win you back.We caught up with Mark Mayo, senior vice president of Firefox, to find out more. [Quantum] is twice as fast as Firefox 52, he told us. Were at a point where were as fast as, or faster than Chrome. Compared to a year ago, its a huge leap in performance.That isnt just on high-end PCs with buckets of RAM, either. Mozilla uses a US$300 Acer laptop as reference hardware, having established that its the most common hardware for ...
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